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Perry, Lochte To Compete On 'Dancing With The Stars'

Ex-Texas Gov. Rick Perry ran for president and now he's contestant on Dancing With The Stars. The field also includes Maureen McCormick, who played Marsha on The Brady Bunch and swimmer Ryan Lochte.
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ITV Hoped To Roust Coach Potatoes By Shutting Down For An Hour

The British network shut down for one hour Saturday morning. It was part of a national event aimed at boosting Britons' fitness levels. Some claimed the blackout was the network's finest programming.
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The Real Bob Ross: Meet The Meticulous Artist Behind Those Happy Trees

Don't be fooled by his mild PBS persona; the beloved painter was actually an exacting artist and businessman with — brace yourself — naturally straight hair.
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Musicians 'Let It All Out' At MTV's Video Music Awards

Complex magazine writer Alex Gale talks about the more than 30-year history and previews what to expect for Sunday night's Video Music Awards on MTV.
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First-Time Nominations Reveal The Changing Face Of The Emmys

Cuba Gooding Jr., Rami Malek and Constance Zimmer all have one thing in common: this year is the first time each has been nominated for an Emmy. Their nominations hint at deeper changes in television.
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Shante, He Stays: RuPaul Reflects On Decades Of Drag — And 2 Emmy Nominations

RuPaul is the most recognizable drag queen in America. His hit show, RuPaul's Drag Race is up for two Emmy Awards as it begins filming its ninth season. But drag, he says, will never be mainstream.
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Actor John Krasinski Takes Stock Of His 'Lottery-Ticket Life'

Krasinski says he's thankful for his big break "every single day." Three years after the wrap of The Office, he continues to branch out. He's now directing and co-starring in the film The Hollars.
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WATCH: Clinton Opens Pickle Jar In Response To Rumors About Her Health

During an appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hillary Clinton dismissed rumors about her health that Donald Trump and his supporters have been raising.
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NBC Declares Rio A 'Media' Success, Though TV Ratings Were Down

NBC broadcast more than 6,000 hours from the Summer Olympics on various platforms and hailed it as a big triumph, even though TV ratings dropped off substantially from London in 2012.
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Who Are The Duffer Brothers? 'Stranger Things' Creators On Netflix's Summer Hit

Netflix's surprise summer TV hit, Stranger Things, is full of scares and 1980s nostalgia. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Matt and Ross Duffer, the relatively unknown brothers behind the show.

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