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Barbie has taken over Paris — she has her very own exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs. Mattel/Les Arts Décoratifs hide caption

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Bonjour, Barbie! An American Icon Packs Her Heels And Heads To France

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Actor John Krasinski spent 2 1/2 years in New York trying to get his acting career off the ground. After landing a few commercials and some "off- off- off-Broadway" plays, he was about to call it quits. But his mother encouraged him to stick it out a little while longer, and three weeks later, he landed the role of Jim on The Office. Matt Sayles/Matt Sayles/Invision/AP hide caption

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Actor John Krasinski Takes Stock Of His 'Lottery-Ticket Life'

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Nate Parker's Past, His Present, And The Future of 'Birth Of A Nation': Episode 14

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Grandmaster Flash (Mamoudou Athie) and Shaolin Fantastic (Shameik Moore) on The Get Down. David Lee/Netflix hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Get Down' And What's Coming In TV

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John McLaughlin arrives at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. McLaughlin, the conservative host of The McLaughlin Group television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington politics, died Tuesday at the age of 89. Kevin Wolf/AP hide caption

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"I wanted to give myself really funny things to do on camera," Julie Klausner says of creating her Hulu series, Difficult People. Linda Kallerus/Hulu hide caption

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Snark Aside, Julie Klausner Says 'Difficult People' Is Inspired By Love

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Waad Qannam (left), 24, won a reality TV show called The President, in which the audience, instead of choosing its favorite singer, chose its favorite would-be leader. He is the closest Palestinians have come to electing a leader in more than a decade. Nick Schifrin/NPR hide caption

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He's Not The Palestinian President, But He Played One On TV

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The last episode of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore will air this week. Bryan Bedder hide caption

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Why Didn't 'Nightly Show' Connect With More Viewers? Larry Wilmore's Not Sure

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Comedian Bill Cosby outside a Norristown, Pa., courtroom in February. An appeals court has rejected Cosby's effort to reseal his deposition testimony about extramarital affairs, prescription sedatives and payments to women. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Steven Universe' And The Games We Play

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In Defense Of Bronze: The True Mettle Of The Metal Of The 3rd-Place Medal

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Rami Malek plays Elliot Alderson — a cybersecurity engineer who takes justice into his own hands — in the TV show Mr. Robot. Peter Kramer/USA Network hide caption

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Hacking Is 'A Bit Of A Superpower,' Says Creator Of 'Mr. Robot'

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