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at 15:02 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Music, movie figure who beat back big 1980s payola case faces new charge in NYC gambling probe

NEW YORK, N.Y. - He's been one of the nation's most influential record promoters, the producer of an Oscar-nominated movie, a defendant who successfully fought racketeering charges in a high-profile payola case, and an admitted loan shark who shook down borrowers in ritzy Beverly Hills.

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at 14:55 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Lena Dunham to do live reading from new book at Toronto's JFL42

TORONTO - "Girls" star and creator Lena Dunham will give a sneak peek of her new book at Toronto's JFL42 comedy festival in September.

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at 11:59 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Kelsey Grammer says he forgives man who raped, killed sister but doesn't want him paroled

DENVER - Actor Kelsey Grammer says he forgives the man who raped and killed his sister in Colorado nearly 40 years ago but doesn't want him to be paroled.

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at 14:03 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Playwright Rabe, journalist Wolcott, poet Bidart are among the winners of PEN literary awards

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Playwright David Rabe, journalist and critic James Wolcott and poet Frank Bidart are among this year's winners of awards given out by the PEN American Center, the literary and human rights organization.

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at 12:06 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

'Sharknado 2' plans to please fans by sticking to the formula, says Ian Ziering

TORONTO - How does the sequel to SyFy's instant campy classic "Sharknado" meet the unexpected success of last summer's original?

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at 11:06 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

'Girls' star Allison Williams headed skyward as flying hero of NBC's live musical 'Peter Pan'

NEW YORK, N.Y. - NBC has picked its Peter Pan: high-flying "Girls" star Allison Williams.

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