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‘Dynasty’ kin has eyes on D.C.

A nephew of “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson says he is running for the Louisiana congressional seat held by Vance McAllister, who was elected with the TV family’s support and later was wrapped up in scandal when video surfaced showing him kissing a married staffer.

Zach Dasher, a 36-year-old Republican who has never run for office, said in a statement Monday announcing his candidacy for the Nov. 4 election that he opposed the federal health overhaul and abortion, and supports a constitutional amendment requiring that Congress balance the budget.

“I got to looking around at the problems in politics today, and what I see in Washington, D.C., is no God. There is no God. The elite political class thinks they can be running our lives,” he said in an interview with the Associated Press.

“I think there’s a vacuum in D.C. of people who understand where rights come from. Rights don’t come from men. They come from God.”

‘Buffalo Bill’ items sell big

A necklace made from the claws of a grizzly bear and a Colt .45 six-shooter once owned by ex-scout and showman “Buffalo Bill” Cody sold at auction in Dallas for more than $40,000 each.

Heritage Auctions says both sold Saturday for the same sale price: $40,625.

Slater says Cody bought the 1873 Frontier Six-Shooter Revolver from the New York City firearms dealer Hartley & Graham in January 1883.

DreamWorksTV debuts

DreamWorks Animation, the studio behind “Shrek,” “Kung Fu Panda” and “Madagascar” movie franchises, has launched a family-oriented channel targeting the Internet generation.

The company Monday morning debuted DreamWorksTV on YouTube.

The channel will be operated by the same team that produces AwesomenessTV, the fast-growing network for teens that DreamWorks acquired a year ago in a deal valued at up to $117 million.

“We’re tapping into the invaluable knowledge that Brian has amassed from his success with AwesomenessTV to create a unique, short-form, laugh-out-loud mobile experience for families,” DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg said.

Shows enjoying Tony bounce

A best musical Tony Award win has powered “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” to its best week ever at the box office.

“A Gentleman’s Guide,” in which a poor man comically eliminates the eight heirs ahead of him for a title, took in $851,262 in the week ending Sunday, its highest take so far.

The best play winner on Sunday, “All the Way” with Bryan Cranston, took in $288,909 more than the previous week to end with $1,229,459. Another winner was “Rocky,” which saw its gross and attendance rise.

– From News Wire Services

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