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PHILADELPHIA - Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party on an historic night that her campaign is hoping will reintroduce her to voters still deeply skeptical of her candidacy.During the roll call of states, Clinton secured the 2,383 delegates needed to secure the Democratic nomination shortly after 6:30 p.m…

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When Paul Walker died in a car crash on Nov. 30, 2013, family, friends and fans were stunned. But after the initial shock of his passing, the next question was how the “Fast and Furious” franchise would handle the loss of one of its main stars. The 40-year-old actor had been in the middle of filming the series’ seventh installment.After production was …

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When developing a story about a young robot boy in space, Jeff Lemire expected the writing process for his next creator-owned project to take him to the far depths of the universe.He landed in Hollywood instead.Before the first issue of Descender (Image) hit comic-book shelves both physical and virtual Wednesday, Lemire’s science-fiction collaboration with artist Du…

After Lady Gaga’s majestic “Sound of Music” medley at the Oscars on Sunday, some speculated she may be headed to Broadway. Wrong genre! Turns out the pop star is aiming to conquer the world of basic-cable television.FX announced Wednesday that Lady Gaga will star on the fifth season of “American Horror Story,” the much Emmy-nominated anth…

New York interior designer Sandra Nunnerley joined Post staff writer Jura Koncius recently on the Home Front online chat. Here is an edited excerpt.Q: My home has a room designated as my husband’s office. We really don’t have any art up. We have an ocean blue wall color. Any suggestions on art pieces to use? How about photos? Black-and-white vs. color?A: You are definitely…

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“American Sniper” is nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards this Sunday. It’s a gripping, controversial tale of war. But let’s be honest: Some people are going to remember only that fake baby.If you saw the movie, you know the scene. War veteran Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) and his wife (Sienna Miller) are having a very tense conversati…

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From almost the moment “Saturday Night Live” first aired, the media swooned at the sight of Chevy Chase. New York magazine slapped him on the cover, declaring he was the next Johnny Carson. He did an op-ed for the New York Times, in which he introduced himself as: “Chevy Chase is Chevy Chase and you’re not.” All throughout 1975, the cleft chin was everywhere. Then, in an …

“You’re Welcome,” declared the trailer for “Magic Mike XXL,” pre-empting the chorus of raunchy hosannas that echoed across the Internet when the teaser landed on our screens Wednesday.The folks behind “Magic Mike XXL,” the sequel to Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 movie about a male stripper, know what they’re doing. …

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Nearly 50 years ago in western Massachusetts, an 18-year-old back from his first year at college celebrated Thanksgiving with friends in an old church. After dumping the trash from dinner in the next town, he and a friend were arrested for littering. Not only did the arrest lead to a Vietnam War draft deferment for that teen, Arlo Guthrie, but it also resulted in his clas…

So, if we go by the theory that the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes predict the Oscars, looks like the Academy Award acting categories are pretty much a lock.At the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night, Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) and Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”) won for best lead actor and actress, respectively; J.K. Si…

In 67 A.D., the Roman emperor Nero used 10 horses in an Olympic race featuring four-horse chariots. He tumbled, failed to finish and was still declared the victor.In the 1904 Summer Games, an American named Fred Lorz was the first runner to finish the marathon – aided by 10 miles spent in an automobile.In 1938, a German named Dora Ratjen set the women’s high-ju…

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Maybe you already trekked to one of a select group of theaters to see “The Interview” on Christmas day because you wanted to support free speech, or maybe you already rented it online because you just really like Seth Rogen. But if you haven’t yet caught the pot-stirring comedy, there will soon be another way to watch the movie that landed Sony in hot water with North Kore…