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Nbc’s ‘parks And Recreation’ Says Farewell

Viewers said farewell to Amy Poehler and the gang of Pawnee, Indiana, bureaucrats on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” in a finale that made more of a dent online than on television. The Nielsen company said an estimated 4.15 million people saw the show exit Tuesday after seven seasons on the air. While it was the show’s biggest audience in two …

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Television’s ‘judge Judy’ Staying In Session

Daytime television’s most popular personality, “Judge Judy” Sheindlin, has extended her contract for three years and plans to keep her court in session into 2020. CBS Television Distribution didn’t discuss terms of the deal Monday. TV Guide has reported her current salary at $47 million a year – making her by far the highest-paid personality on television. Sheindlin is 72. …

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Play Ball! Quickly! Baseball Tries To Speed Game This Spring

With large, glowing red numbers, the timer on the center-field wall at Goodyear Ballpark ticked down Tuesday, counting off seconds and ushering in change. Baseball, the timeless game of endless summers, went on the clock. Major League Baseball introduced its new pace of play initiatives during five exhibition games in Arizona and Florida. As expected, there were a few minor …

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Pop Channel Bringing Daytime Ceremony Back To Tv

The Daytime Emmys ceremony is returning to television with a new home on the Pop channel. The National TV academy and Pop, formerly the TV Guide Network, made the announcement Monday. The ceremony will air live from a Warner Bros. studio soundstage. After losing its longtime spot on the broadcast networks in 2012, the Daytime Emmys aired on cable news …

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Simon Rattle Named Music Director Of London Symphony

Conductor Simon Rattle is swapping a podium in Berlin for one in Britain, taking over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. The LSO announced Tuesday that Rattle, who has led the Berlin Philharmonic since 2002, will join the London ensemble in September 2017. Liverpool-born Rattle, one of the world’s most acclaimed conductors, said he was thrilled to be …

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Classical Music Composer Ezra Laderman Dies At 90

Ezra Laderman, a classical music composer whose works ranged from symphonies to operas to music for Academy Award-winning films, has died. He was 90. The Yale School of Music, where Laderman was dean from 1989 to 1995, announced his death on its website. The school said he died Saturday, but didn’t give a cause. His operas included “Marilyn,” based on …

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Disabled Punk Rockers To Compete In Eurovision Song Contest

Four punk rockers with learning disabilities will compete for Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest semifinal after winning the Nordic country’s national qualifying contest. The group Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat, or PKN, was formed in 2009 at a workshop organized by an association that provides support for people with disabilities. The members have diagnoses such as autism and Down syndrome. They …

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams Come True For Adults At Minnesota Camp

A Minnesota band camp is giving baby boomers and younger musicians a chance to prove they are never too old to rock and roll. Since 2009, Rock Camp for Dads has allowed hundreds of dads – and moms – to unleash their inner Jimi Hendrix without the hassle and costs of organizing a band. Tom Hammersten, 52, an insurance company …

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Ciao Milan, It’s Bonjour For Paris Fashion Week

Bye, New York! Ciao, Milan! Bonjour, Paris! The world’s largest traveling circus of fashion editors, models, buyers and journalists has descended on the French capital, clutching their metro maps and city guides, to cap the ready-to-wear fashion season. For fall-winter 2015-16, the dizzying 92 scheduled shows mean the nine-day “week” almost tears at the seams, with events starting early in …

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Armani Creates New Winter Trousers With Tulip Flair

The final day highlights of Armani and DSquared2 always make a rather odd pairing, representing in many ways the two poles of Milan fashion. Armani, who celebrates 40 years of his fashion brand this year, was a founding protagonist of the Milan fashion scene, and has become a global fashion watchword by creating enduring looks, with a focus on detailing …

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Weird And Wonderful Ny Fashion Week Moments

Here’s the thing about holding Fashion Week in February: No one really talks about the clothes – they’re too busy talking about the weather. This year, it was even colder than usual, which meant even more painful moments slip-sliding along icy streets and shivering one’s you-know-what off waiting for someone to decide to open the doors. Still, some lingering images …

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Lupita’s Pearls, Margot’s Plunge Earn Red Carpet Raves

On this Oscars red carpet, the statement necklaces went home with multiple trophies. “The necklaces, in some ways, overshadowed the gowns,” said fashion insider Hal Rubenstein. Other observers agreed (Cate Blanchett wore chunky turquoise), but Sunday night’s looks were generally considered classic Academy Awards. They weren’t overtly outrageous or revealing, with a show of high necks, long sleeves and allure …

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‘Fashion Police’ Host Griffin gets Oscars Red Carpet ready

Kathy Griffin likes to joke (or is she serious?) that, one year on her tax return, she put her profession as “Anonymous.” Such is her multi-hyphenate stature: a standup comic, sitcom star, reality-show queen, periodic D-Lister and, now, host of “Fashion Police,” E! network’s rollicking red-carpet rip. Griffin has retrieved the couture-critique mantel from Joan Rivers, who presided riotously in …

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