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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Silicon Valley' And 'Bob's Burgers'
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Left to right: Melissa McCarthy in Ghostbusters, Chris Evans in Captain America: Civil War, Ellen DeGeneres in Finding Dory, Will Smith and Jai Courtney in Suicide Squad. Hopper Stone/Sony Pictures; Zade Rosenthal/Marvel; Courtesy of Pixar; Courtesy of Warner Bros./Raptac-Dune hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Our 2016 Summer Movie Preview
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Pop Culture Happy Hour Small Batch: Remembering Prince
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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Mindy Project' And Romantic Comedies
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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Best Bad Movies And A Punishing Quiz
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Kelly Clarkson won the first season of American Idol in September 2002 over Justin Guarini, in front of co-hosts Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman, who almost looks aware that this would be his only season. Ray Mickshaw/Fox hide caption

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A Fond (No, Really!) Farewell To 'American Idol'
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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Batman V. Superman' And The Objects We Desire
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Marquis de Lafayette (Daveed Diggs), Hercules Mulligan (Okieriete Onaodowan), John Laurens (Anthony Ramos), and Alexander Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda) in the acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton. Joan Marcus/Sam Rudy Media Relations hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Hamilton'
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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Hamilton,' Kanye And 'Gilmore Girls'
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Donald Trump, seen here in 2004, has appeared on The Apprentice (and then The Celebrity Apprentice) from 2004 until 2015. Ric Francis/AP hide caption

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Trump: The Reality TV Years
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Leonardo DiCaprio and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu celebrate their awards on stage at the 88th Oscars on Sunday. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Big Night For 'Spotlight,' DiCaprio And Earned Discomfort
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Leonardo DiCaprio is considered a frontrunner for an Oscar for his lead role in The Revenant. Kimberley French/Regency Entertainment/20th Century Fox hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar performs "The Blacker The Berry" at the 2016 Grammy Awards, held Monday night. Larry Busacca/Getty Images hide caption

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For 20 Minutes, The Grammys Transcend The Awards-Show Blahs
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