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Deadpool doesn't have time for your Nickelback hate

Canadian star Ryan Reynolds' superhero alter-ego has outed himself as a Nickelback defender in a new trailer for "Once Upon A Deadpool."
The trailer, titled "Respect the Back," parodies "The Princess Bride" with 42-year-old actor Fred Savage reprising his role as a child listening to a bedtime fairy tale.
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Keith Richards says he's given up most alcohol

Keith Richards, the Rolling Stones guitarist whose name is synonymous with excess, says he has virtually given up drinking.
"It was time to quit," the 74-year-old Richards told Rolling Stone magazine in an interview.
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Review: Spit spot! Blunt's a practically perfect Poppins

In the half-century since the original "Mary Poppins" debuted, we've learned a lot about refined sugar, frankly none of it good. Doctors tell us it can lead to obesity, heart disease and all sorts of other detriments to our health.
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Deadpool raves against 'Nickelback hating' in film trailer

Canadian star Ryan Reynolds' superhero alter-ego has outed himself as a Nickelback defender in a new trailer for "Once Upon A Deadpool."
The trailer, titled "Respect the Back," parodies "The Princess Bride" with 42-year-old actor Fred Savage reprising his role as a child listening to a bedtime fairy tale.
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Russian parliament runs rap song contest amid crackdown

MOSCOW -- The Russian parliament on Thursday announced a rap song competition amid a crackdown on contemporary music that evoked Soviet-era censorship of the arts.
A dozen rappers have had their shows cancelled recently after warnings from officials who claim that their music promotes the wrong values.
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Aaron Sorkin is a huge fan of courtroom dramas, both as a reader and as a watcher. His first Broadway play was the swashbuckling military justice story, A Few Good Men, and he's returned with another legal thriller this winter.
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Mystery donor gives Virginia museum painting worth $40M

RICHMOND, Va. -- A mystery donor has given the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts its most valuable gift of a single work of art in its decadeslong history.
"Progress (The Advance of Civilization)" was painted in 1853 by Hudson River School member Asher B.
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Doo doo doo doo doo doo: 'Baby Shark' bites into the culture

NEW YORK -- The viral kid music video "Baby Shark" has taken a big bite out of culture around the globe, and there's more to come for Christmas.
New toys tied to the snappy song sold out in pre-sale on Amazon ahead of the holiday, with third-party sellers jacking prices up to $100 and more.
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Miss Universe contestant defends comments about non-English speaking rival

An American beauty queen vying for the Miss Universe crown is defending herself against accusations of xenophobia, saying her controversial comments were meant to show how much she admires two of her competitors.
Sarah Rose Summers has been hit with backlash for comments she made in two videos about Miss Universe contestants from Cambodia and Vietnam.
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Review: Jason Momoa swims but 'Aquaman' sinks

Superheroes who travel by sea horse never get any respect.
Since Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger first dreamed him up in 1941, Aquaman's fate has largely been as the Rodney Dangerfield of DC Comics -- a regular punchline for his not-so-potent powers.
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Sesame Street introduces homeless character named Lily

The makers of Sesame Street have introduced a new character to the iconic children’s program, with the goal of offering help to homeless children.
Lily, a seven-year-old Muppet who is staying with friends on Sesame Street after her family lost their apartment, is featured in new videos and interactive activities for children.
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Hours after Springsteen show closes, film drops on Netflix

NEW YORK -- To director Thom Zimny, the key element in his filmed version of Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show was in the star's eyes.
The Netflix documentary makes its first appearance on the service early in the morning of Dec.
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Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, The Cure join Rock Hall of Fame

Janet Jackson joins her brother Michael and the Jackson 5 as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, earning induction on Thursday along with Stevie Nicks and the top fan vote-getter, Def Leppard.
Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in next spring at the 34th induction ceremony.
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