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Mickey Mouse Spoke For The First Time 86 Years Ago Today

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Ken Jeong, right, stars in the new ABC series Dr. Ken. Jeong appears with, from left, Kate Simses, Tisha Campbell-Martin and Jonathan Slavin. Danny Feld/ABC hide caption

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Bob Schieffer on the set of Face the Nation in September. Chris Usher/CBS hide caption

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CBS' Bob Schieffer Retires Sunday As Last Of The Old-School TV Anchors

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Are DVD Box Sets A Dying Business? Studios Hope The Answer Is 'Not Yet'

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Casey (Britt Robertson) in Tomorrowland. Film Frame/Disney hide caption

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Listen to Pop Culture Happy Hour

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Actress Mackenzie Davis plays an '80s punk software developer in AMC's Halt and Catch Fire. The second season premieres May 31. RIchard DuCree/AMC hide caption

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'Halt And Catch Fire' Explores What It Was Like For Women In '80s Tech

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Actress Anna Chlumsky attends the Los Angeles premiere for the second season of HBO's series 'Veep' at Paramount Studios. Angela Weiss/Getty Images hide caption

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Veep's Anna Chlumsky On Youth, Television And Tolkien

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Anne Meara, Half Of Husband-Wife Comedy Team, Dies At 85

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Post-Ron Swanson, Nick Offerman Has The 'Gumption' To Be Himself

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In this Nov. 6, 2003, file photo, Jerry Stiller and his wife Anne Meara pose on the set of The King of Queens, at Sony Studio in Culver City, Calif. Meara, whose comic work with Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85. Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday, May 23, 2015. Stefano Paltera /Associated Press hide caption

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Alfonso Ribeiro, best known as Carlton Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will host America's Funniest Home Videos for its 26th season starting in the fall. Sam Diephuis hide caption

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Alfonso Ribeiro Wants To Let 'Funniest Home Videos' Shine

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Hot Content Went Viral In The 1800s, Too

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This Summer, A 'Mature' Season For Action Stars And Fashion Models

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