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  1. Amy Schumer in crossfire after rape comments by writer on her show

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    Amy Schumer found herself in the midst of an online firestorm this week in a debate concerning comedy and sexual assault.

    Amy Schumer’s response included “Kurt does not work for me” and the news that her show is currently on hiatus.
  2. With sale to Univision, Gawker.com to shut down next week

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    Gawker.com, the brash New York website that broke new ground with its gossipy, no-holds-barred coverage of media, culture and politics, is shutting down after nearly 14 years, brought low by an unhappy, but deep-pocketed, subject.

    Hulk Hogan stands in court in March after a jury ordered Gawker to pay him millions in damages in a trial over a sex tape.
  3. Trump, Clinton campaigns a gold mine for comedians

    Pop Culture

    Matt Fernandez was always a Bernie guy.

    He tweeted in February: Bernie Sanders is the only candidate who doesn't seem like they'd be "too good" to drink out of a hose.

    John Oliver speaks at Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs" in New York. Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
  4. Life happens while you're staring into your 'smart' phone

    Essays

    On a recent walk through my suburban neighborhood, I kept coming upon people who were standing on the sidewalk, gazing at their phones.

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  5. Column: Cosplayers deserve diversity, too

    Events

    So, you don't want to dress like Harley Quinn?

    Harley Quinn is the hot costume of the year. So who says you can't be Harley Quinn, dude? This guy was at San Diego Comic Con.  (Getty Images)
  6. Talk show host, actor Jerry Doyle found dead at Vegas home

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    Actor, radio host Jerry Doyle found dead

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  7. From 'Cursed Child' to 'Fantastic Beasts,' state of the Potterverse is magically good

    Books

    Five years ago, I attended the first U.S. screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 with some of the most avid fans on the planet.

  8. TV psychic Miss Cleo dies at age 53 in Palm Beach

    Celebrities

    FORT LAUDERDALE — The actor who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago, has died of cancer.

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  9. Tom Sizemore arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

    Celebrities

    LOS ANGELES — Tom Sizemore was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony domestic violence, a setback for the actor attempting a comeback following a career derailed by addiction, abuse allegations and more than a year in prison.

    In this Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, actor Tom Sizemore arrives at the premiere of "The Expendables 3" in Los Angeles. Los Angeles police arrested Sizemore on suspicion of domestic violence Tuesday, July 19, 2016 after receiving a call around 8:15 a.m. about a fight involving the actor in downtown Los Angeles. (Associated Press [2014])
  10. Colbert, Stewart, Maher, Bee: It's the RNC!

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    A few months ago, Bill Maher, the host of HBO's topical comedy series Real Time With Bill Maher, proposed to the network that it add special live episodes on Wednesday and Thursday nights to follow the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

    CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert, holding a varmint, tapes a segment Sunday on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The convention begins today.
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