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Oscar-Winning Screenwriter William Goldman Dies At 87

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William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter, Dies At 87

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"I Am Woman" singer Helen Reddy performs in 1970. Ian Dickson/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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You're Gonna Hear Them Roar: 'I Am Woman' Is An Anthem Beyond Its Era

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Assistant chef Michael Monteleone puts a finishing touch on cannabis-infused vegetable tarts. As more states legalize the use of recreational marijuana, the California chef is aiming to elevate haute cuisine to a new level. Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Haute Pot: How High-End California Chefs Are Cashing In On Marijuana

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Madonna at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards, where her racy performance of "Like a Virgin" caused an uproar. New York Daily News Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'Like A Virgin' Lives On, A Winking Anthem For Women Getting Married

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Brady Bunch House Goes On The Market For $1.88 Million

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The Purge films are about a large-scale psychological experiment: What if every year the country allowed one night of complete lawlessness? Nya (Lex Scott Davis) and Isaiah (Joivan Wade) star in the fourth installment of the series, The First Purge, which opens July 4. Annette Brown/Universal Pictures hide caption

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The Success Of Society Run Amok: What Does 'The Purge' Say About Us?

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Blind Boys Of Alabama Member Clarence Fountain Dies At 88

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Harvey Weinstein Arrested And Charged With Rape, Posts $1M Bail

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The Mother of Modern Medicine by Kadir Nelson, oil on linen, 2017. Collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Kadir Nelson and the JKBN Group LLC. hide caption

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Collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Kadir Nelson and the JKBN Group LLC.

Henrietta Lacks' Lasting Impact Detailed In New Portrait

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Bride Lindsey Morgan tries on a popular style on an episode of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta. Host Monte Durham stands second from right. Dewey Ortiz/TLC hide caption

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Brides Everywhere Are Saying Yes To The Low-Cut Dress

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The new exhibition Moundverse Infants at Temple Contemporary in Philadelphia centers around artist Trenton Doyle Hancock's toy dolls. Torpedo Man, the superhero of his artistic cosmology, is portrayed on the left. Courtesy of Temple Contemporary hide caption

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An Artist's Alternative Universe And His Warehouse Full Of Dolls

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On The Muppet Show, Miss Piggy was obsessed with Kermit the Frog. But Piggy, her modern incarnation on Disney Junior's Muppet Babies, is BFFs with Summer, a laid back, creative penguin. Disney Junior hide caption

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Sorry, Kermit — In New TV Reboots, The Future Of Friendship Is Female

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Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's Teenage Years In 'Boom For Real'

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French-Polish director Roman Polanski poses prior to a screening of one of his movies Oct. 30 during a retrospective of his work at the Cinematheque in Paris. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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