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(L-R) Sasheer Zamata, Eliot Glazer, Michael Torpey, David Rooklin, and Ilana Glazer attend 'Inside Amy Schumer' Premiere Screening Party at Hudson Terrace on April 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hires Black Comedienne

NBC’s comic institution “Saturday Night Live,” criticized recently for a lack of diversity, said on Monday that it was adding a black woman to its repertory cast when new episodes start again later this month.

01/07/2014

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James Avery, Uncle Phil From ‘Fresh Prince,’ Dead at 68

Actor Alfonso Ribeiro posted on Facebook Wednesday afternoon that his Fresh Prince of Bel Air co-star James Avery, who played Uncle Phil, has died.

01/01/2014

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Beyoncé Under Fire For Sampling Audio From Challenger Crash

Beyoncé’s latest album, her fifth solo studio record, has come under fire for sampling audio from the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, which killed seven crew members.

12/30/2013

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U. of Md.’s Testudo Statue Set Ablaze

It is a tradition for University of Maryland, College Park students to leave offerings for the Testudo statue in front of McKeldin Library for luck during finals. But, to the chagrin of students who idolize the iconic figure, the statue caught on fire at some point Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

12/18/2013

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Girlfriend Says Zimmerman Pointed Shotgun at Her

George Zimmerman was charged with assault Monday after his girlfriend called deputies to the home where they were living and claimed he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument, authorities said.

11/18/2013