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Usher, Gwen Stefani among Headliners for Earth Day Rally

An all-day Earth Day rally and concert is drawing some big names to the National Mall.

Usher, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Common and Train are scheduled to perform Saturday during the free event hosted by will.i.am and Soledad O'Brien. The rally runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. near the Washington Monument.

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Video Gamers Feel Force of New 'Star Wars Battlefront'

"Star Wars" fans were given a sneak preview of the latest installment in the "Battlefront" video game series in the U.S. Friday, as sci-fi fever builds over the revived franchise.

Fans of the science-fiction epic, eagerly awaiting the seventh movie in the franchise in December, will be able to play at being a Jedi on the small-screen when the game launches on November 17.

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"3 Still Standing" Documentary Features Robin Williams

Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on "Mork and Mindy," he was a star on the stand-up comedy circuit in the 1980s.

The political satirist Will Durst had the unenviable task of following the master when he debuted at the legendary stand-up comedy club Holy City Zoo in San Francisco, where Williams started his comedic career.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Flunks Food Stamp Challenge

Four days proved too much for Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow when she tried to get by on a $29 food-stamp budget, only to give up when chicken and black licorice beckoned.

The "Iron Man" and "Shakespeare in Love" star was challenged by celebrity chef Mario Batali to live on the equivalent of the average U.S. government food stipend for low-income families.

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New Video-Streaming Apps Turn TV Stars into Phone Friends

"Scandal" star Joshua Malina has a brand-new video gig. So do "Today" weathercaster Al Roker, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt and CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter.

Now viewers can catch a glimpse of them, along with such programs as "Late Night" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," in a new way — live, impromptu and often charmingly artisanal.

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Jia, Sorrentino, Van Sant in Cannes Lineup; Selfies a No-No

The 68th Cannes Film Festival will feature a lesbian love story starring Cate Blanchett, a Shakespearean tragedy with Michael Fassbender and films from cinema heavyweights including China's Jia Zhangke, Italy's Paolo Sorrentino and the United States' Gus Van Sant.

It won't feature a lot of selfies, if organizers have their way.

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Kim Richards of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Arrested

Kim Richards — one of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" — has been arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public.

Lt. Lincoln Hoshino tells ABC News (http://abcn.ws/1HcfsyV ) that officers took her into custody around 2 a.m. Thursday at the Beverly Hills Hotel after security guards said she refused to leave a restaurant and holed up in a bathroom.

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'Chewie, We're Home': Star Wars Trailer Delights Fans

Hype surrounding the eagerly anticipated "Star Wars" reboot made the jump to light speed on Thursday as the movie's makers unveiled a new trailer that delighted fans with a glimpse of iconic characters Han Solo and Chewbacca.

The action-packed second trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" showed spacecraft dogfights and a chase involving the Millennium Falcon before concluding with the unmistakable voice of Harrison Ford as Solo.

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Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Top Bill at Montreux Jazz Festival

Pop diva Lady Gaga's duet with veteran crooner Tony Bennett will top the bill at this year's Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, with other headliners including Lenny Kravitz and Portishead, organizers said Thursday.

The "elegant collision of charisma" pairing the 28-year-old super star and the 88-year-old industry veteran will set the tone at the 49th edition of the festival on the shores of lake Geneva, the festival team said in a statement.

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Cate Blanchett, Rachel Weisz, Matthew McConaughey Movies to Compete at Cannes

The latest movies starring Cate Blanchett, Rachel Weisz and Matthew McConaughey will be among those competing at the Cannes Film Festival next month, organisers said on Thursday.

Blanchett will appear in "Carol" with Rooney Mara, a lesbian love story set in New York, while Rachel Weisz will be in two movies, the Italian-directed "La Giovinezza" also featuring Michael Caine and Jane Fonda, and Greece's "The Lobster" with Colin Farrel. McConaughey will be in the American film "The Sea of Trees" with Naomi Watts.

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