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The Galveston County Daily News: Entertainment

August 24, 2016

Entertainment

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US women's gymnastics team flips over Broadway's 'Hamilton'

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women's gymnastics team has flipped over Broadway's "Hamilton," in a night that had athletic gold meeting theatrical gold.

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Monday 08/22/2016
AP Explains: Super Mario's global appeal
Posted: August 22, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Take that, Pokemon. On Sunday, the Japanese prime minister turned up at the Olympics closing ceremonies to promote the 2020 Tokyo games dressed up as Mario , the eponymous hero of the popular video game series created in 1985.

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Gabby Douglas, Laura Marano join Miss America pageant panel
Posted: August 22, 2016

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and musician and actress Laura Marano have been added as celebrity judges for the 2017 Miss America competition.

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Friday 08/19/2016
A lyrical ending to an Olympic soccer match
Posted: August 19, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Done right, there's something lyrical about calling a soccer game, isn't there?

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US Olympic gold hasn't made for winning bets in Las Vegas
Posted: August 19, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rowing, shooting and judo — the U.S. may have won big gold medals in those Olympic events but some of the most prominent Las Vegas sports books didn't even bother with them.

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Thursday 08/18/2016
Ratings sink for NBC as star power dims
Posted: August 18, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — With star power dimmed, the audience for NBC's prime-time Olympics coverage sank to its lowest level of the Rio de Janeiro games on Wednesday night by one measure.

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UK TV presenter hospitalized in Rio with rare malaria strain
Posted: August 18, 2016

LONDON (AP) — British TV presenter Charlie Webster has been brought out of a medically-induced coma in Rio de Janeiro after contracting a rare strain of malaria during a 3,000-mile (4,828 km) charity cycle ride.

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Wednesday 08/17/2016
No soup for Fitz? Jets quarterback meets 'Seinfeld' creator
Posted: August 17, 2016

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Hello, Larry.

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Shaun White's ex-bandmate accuses him of sexual harassment
Posted: August 17, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former member of Shaun White's rock band is suing the Olympic snowboarding champion, claiming he sexually harassed and refused to pay her.

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Simone Biles and Zac Efron: Who's the bigger fan of whom?
Posted: August 17, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Biles, the biggest breakout star of the Rio Olympics, was starstruck. Understandable — despite four gold medals the gymnast is still a 19-year-old meeting movie star Zac Efron.

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