Ben Fountain sets his new novel in Texas Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys from 1971 to 2008. Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images hide caption

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'Billy Lynn' A Full-Bore Tale Of A Day After Iraq

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The Season Of Ice Cream: Tips From The Top

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In 'Gold,' Olympic Rivalry Is Personal, Professional

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De Waal's 2012 work all and more is on display in the Dining Room. It is made up of 23 porcelain dishes: 22 in white and cream glazes and one gilded dish, contained in a clear glass vitrine. Paul Barker/The National Trust, Waddesdon Manor hide caption

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New Artwork Finds A Home At An Old English Manor

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In Madea's Witness Protection, George Needleman (Eugene Levy, center) is put in witness protection with Madea (Tyler Perry, right) after he discovers he's the fall man for a Ponzi scheme. KC Bailey/Lionsgate hide caption

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Eugene Levy Stays Smart, Even In The Cheapest Gag

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Gross-Out Gags AND Life Lessons In 'Wimpy Kid'

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Comedian Drew Carey Plays Not My Job

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R.A. Dickey currently plays for the New York Mets. He was previously with the Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers and Milwaukee Brewers. courtesy of the author hide caption

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R.A. Dickey On 'Winding Up' As A Knuckleballer

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Cabinet host John Wesley Harding kicked off the show with a heart-stopping Conway Twitty cover. NPR hide caption

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Cabinet Of Wonders: Episode Six

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Ted (voiced by writer-director Seth MacFarlane) and Johnny (Mark Wahlberg) share a laugh in Ted. The talking teddy bear got his powers when 8-year-old Johnny wished upon a falling star for Ted to speak. Universal Pictures/Tippett Studio hide caption

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A Boy And His Bear, At Large In A Man's World

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