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Monica Lewis, Voice Of Chiquita Banana Commercials, Dies

Monica Lewis, a singer and actress who was best known as the voice of a popular series of animated commercials for Chiquita bananas, died Friday at 93.
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Fans Obsessed With 'Game Of Thrones' Seek Parallels In Spanish Politics

"Winter is coming" to Spain this summer. That's a reference to HBO's Game of Thrones, which is partly filmed there, and a popular slogan for a left-wing, grass-roots political party.
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Shooting Barbs At The Stars: Kathy Griffin On Comedy And Intolerance

The comedian says she doesn't hold back in her biting humor, but she does try to evolve with the times. She isn't calling herself an "F-word hag" these days — but she will joke about Caitlyn Jenner.
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German Cold War Drama Comes To American TV

The German TV show Deutschland '83, about spies in East Germany during the Cold War, premieres on American television soon. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with its creators, Anna and Joerg Winger.
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Strange Magic Bubbles Up In New 'Mr Norrell' Adaptation

Susanna Clarke's best-selling fantasy debut, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, envisioned a mismatched pair of wizards caught up in the Napoleonic Wars. It's now been made into a seven-part TV series.
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A Good But Not Great New Season For Netflix's 'Orange Is The New Black'

Netflix debuts 14 new episodes of prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show remains compelling, despite the loss of a powerful character from last season.
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Do Critics of Violence and Sex In HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' Miss The Point?

As HBO's Game of Thrones airs its fifth season finale Sunday, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans asks if some critics of the show's violence and sexuality should reconsider past criticisms.
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'Simpsons' Spoiler Alert: Homer And Marge To Separate

The Simpsons TV show returns for a 27th season on Fox this fall. The show's producer has revealed Homer and Marge will separate in the premiere episode.
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If Jimmy Fallon Gets His Way, 'Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada'

The Tonight Show host's new children's book was inspired by his daughters. He tells NPR about his efforts to trick his first daughter into saying "dada" and his family's struggle to conceive.
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'Sesame Street' Improves School Readiness, Researchers Say

A Wellesley College and University of Maryland study finds Sesame Street has a big impact on how well kids do in school. Children who watch the show are less likely to fall behind in later grades.

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