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  1. Photo gallery: Newly married Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt through the years

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    NEW YORK — The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood's reigning royal couple, have tied the knot.

    June 13, 2014: U.S. actress Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, accompanied by her partner and U.S. actor Brad Pitt arrive at the "End Sexual Violence in Conflict" summit in London. Jolie and Pitt were married Saturday,  in France, according to a spokesman for the couple. [Associated Press]
  2. The best punishment for Tony Soprano: To go on living

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    I have never particularly cared about whether mobster Tony Soprano (the late, tremendously lamented James Gandolfini) dies in the final episode of the seminal HBO series The Sopranos, which ended in 2007 with a fade to black that left a lot of viewers wondering if their television service had cut out. The conduct …

    James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano: Condemned to continue committing bad acts while seeing them with increasing clarity.
  3. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie secretly married Saturday in France

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    The wedding we've all been waiting for (mostly by saying ugh, is this never going to happen) has happened!

    We’re showing you this photo of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt on the Oscars red carpet in March because no one has released photos from the happy couple’s wedding yet. Sigh.
  4. Stardom's as easy as 1-2-3-4-5-6 on Vine

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    Forget 15 minutes of fame on the Internet — six seconds will do.

    Jeffrey Eli Miller is just 13. A Vine clip showing him singing part of a Beyonce song quickly attracted talent scouts.
  5. Emmy Awards fashion: Red was the new black, and other hits and misses

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    Red is the new black. Also, white. Also, well, black. The celebrities trotted out a heavy mix of the hues on the Emmy Awards red carpet, some faring better than others. Lots of ladies were in the mood to ruin otherwise stellar looks with hair last seen after a body combat class at the local YMCA. We can't have it all, …

    Laura Prepon
  6. At the VMAs, this is the one award that really matters

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    It's probably safe to say that no one cares about the awards that are actually handed out at the VMAs as much as Kanye West does—and certainly few of us outside the pop music industry care at all. Like the BET Awards, the VMAs are an excuse to corral the biggest pop stars of the moment inside one room and watch …

    5 Seconds of Summer band members, from left, Luke Hemmings, Ashton Irwin, Michael Clifford and Calum Hood appear on NBC's "Today" show in New York in July. 5 Seconds of Summer will make its debut at the MTV Video Music Awards, MTV's annual over-the-top celebration of pop music, on Sunday, Aug. 24.  (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
  7. Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

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    NEW YORK — Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on Saturday Night Live.

    This Sept. 25, 1982 photo provided by NBC shows announcer Don Pardo. Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 in Arizona at the age of 96. (AP Photo/NBC, Al Levine)
  8. She gave us 'The Giver': a Q&A with Lois Lowry

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    Since Lois Lowry's The Giver was first published more than 20 years ago, it's earned a Newbery Medal, become a staple of the classroom, sold millions of copies, and taught multiple generations to battle conformity. With the book — set in a totalitarian community in which "sameness" is championed and there …

    Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites in The Giver: The powers that be may be getting it wrong.
  9. The joys of no longer being Harry Potter

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    He just turned 25. So there's no calling Daniel Radcliffe "kid" any more. But there is something of the "kid in a candy store" to his wide-ranging choice of roles in the short time since he hung up Harry Potter's invisibility cloak.

    MCT
  10. Official: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt

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    Authorities on Tuesday detailed how Robin Williams' took his life, saying the actor and comedian hanged himself with a belt in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home.

    Coroner's officials say Robin Williams was last seen alive at home around 10 p.m. Sunday. [AP photo]