Comedians Parody Two Sides Of President Obama

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Nina Simone (left) and actress Zoe Saldana are seen in this composite image. Saldana has been cast to play the late singer in a film biopic. John Minihan/Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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Controversial Casting For A Nina Simone Biopic

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For the latest installment of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series, set in Colonial America, the hooded main character is part Mohawk. The company brought in a Mohawk consultant and hired a Native actor to play the role. Courtesy of Ubisoft hide caption

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A Mohawk Hero In The Not-So-Diverse Gaming World

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Etiquette Expert Blended Common Sense, Courtesy

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A Challenging House Race In California's Heartland

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The Beverly Hills Hotel as it looked when it opened in 1912. The bleak landscape would eventually be replaced by lush tropical foliage, and after the depression, the white Spanish Mission-style hotel would be painted its now-famous pink. Courtesy of Robert S. Anderson hide caption

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Beverly Hills' Refuge For The Stars Turns 100

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Paul Ryan Had A Black Girlfriend — Does It Matter?

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The canals in LA's Venice neighborhood serve as the scene of a murder in Robert Crais' 2011 novel, The Sentry. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Robert Crais: L.A. Is 'Natural Canvas' For Nightmare

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Journalist Karl Fleming Chronicled Civil Rights Era

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The cover of the romance novel Only in Paradise, by author Michelle Monkou. Harlequin Books hide caption

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A Rainbow Of Happy Endings In Ethnic Romances

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Andy Cohen on the set of his nightly Bravo talk show, Watch What Happens: Live. Cohen is also Bravo's executive vice president of development and talent, and has helped make Bravo a pop-culture heavyweight. Heidi Gutman/Bravo hide caption

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At Bravo, A Pop-Culture Kingpin Works Day And Night

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Anaheim, Calif., On Edge After Violent Protests

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