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Report: Paula Abdul to make appearance on 'SNL'

...NBC's "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, the entertainment magazine show "The Insider" reported Friday. A spokesman for the show would say only that NBC was hopeful that such plans would come together. A former "American Idol" contestant...
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...People here have money and cultural interests and are willing to spend to broaden their horizons," Zhu Weifeng a spokesman for the show's promoters said Monday. Boasting the highest incomes in China and eager to promote its image, Shanghai has...
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'Taboo,' the Boy George musical, closing on Feb. 8

NEW YORK -- "Taboo," the Boy George musical brought to Broadway by Rosie O'Donnell, will close Feb. 8, losing all of its well-known producer's $10 million investment.
Big, easygoing guy beats skinny crooner to win 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES -- Ruben or Clay? The suspense drew an estimated 33.7 million people to watch Ruben Studdard win Fox's "American Idol" competition on Wednesday night
Searching for stardom

``Intense and very real.'' That's how actress Joelle Carter, a former resident of Augusta, described the controversial and recently suspended drama Wonderland, in which she portrays an intern at a New York psychiatric hospital.
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COLUMBUS, Mont. - Actor Mel Gibson has sold his 45,000-acre Beartooth Ranch in a multimillion-dollar handshake deal with a neighbor, the buyers said.
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Tony winners look for a box-office bounce

NEW YORK -- Not that it needs more box-office bounce, but "Hairspray" received a major boost Monday from its eight Tony Awards, including the prize for best musical.