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Sherman Hemsley, Actor Best Known As George Jefferson, Dies

For 11 seasons, Hemsley played an endearingly brazen dry cleaning mogul. He died in El Paso, Texas, at age 74.

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Not Funny Enough? 'New Yorker' Gives 'Seinfeld' Cartoon A Second Chance

Fourteen years after Seinfeld's Elaine got her fictional cartoon published in The New Yorker, the magazine is asking you to make it funny.
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'Who's On First?' The Sign Language Version

Abbott and Costello's famous "Who's on First?" routine still stands as one of the greatest comedy sketches of all time. It was a feat of rapid-fire dialogue, flawless comedic timing and devastating wit.But could you do it without saying a word?
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Neuroscientist Turned Crime Solver in "Perception"

"Perception," a new TV show on TNT, stars Eric McCormack as an eccentric neuroscience professor who helps the FBI solve crimes between teaching classes. Series co-creator and executive producer Ken Biller describes the show, and explains how the writers work to get the science right.
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Sigourney Weaver's Stately Role In 'Political Animals'

The actress plays the smart, tough Secretary of State Elaine Barrish on the new USA miniseries Political Animals. It's another strong female role for Weaver, who has starred in films like Alien, Ghostbusters and Gorillas in the Mist.
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Emmy Nominations Are Out: 'Mad Men' Will Go For Record

If the show about Madison Avenue in the '60s wins again, it will be the first to have been honored with five "best drama" Emmys.

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