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Dodgers Announcer Vin Scully Says Next Season Will "Realistically" Be His Last With Team

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Vin Scully's days as the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers may be nearing an end. The legendary baseball announcer will return for the 2016 season, but the 87-year-old Scully said over the weekend that it would likely be his final year with the team. { "nid": 359125, "type": "gallery", "title": "From Vin Scully to the Peanut Man, the Dodgers' Best Supporting All-Stars", "path": "http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/gallery/dodgers-fans-peanut-man-los-angeles-359125", "relative-path": "/gallery/dodgers-fans-peanut-man-los-angeles-359125" } "Realistically, next year will be my last year [with the Dodgers]," Scully said,

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- Ryan Gajewski

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste, History-Making 'Les Miserables' Actor, Dies at 21

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste, an actor who recently made his Broadway debut in the current revival of Les Miserables, died Friday evening after falling from a fire escape at his mother's home. He was 21. Broadway World confirmed the news of his passing in a statement from the company: "The entire Les Miserables family is shocked and devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of Kyle, a remarkable young talent and tremendous person who made magic — and history — in his Broadway debut. We send our deepest condolences to his family and ask that you respect their privacy in this

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- Natalie Stone

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Amal Clooney Responds to Al Jazeera Journalists' Sentencing: "The Verdict Sends a Very Dangerous Message"

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Cairo (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the latest twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by diplomats, press freedom advocates and human rights organizations. The case against Canadian national Mohammed Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed embroiled their journalism into the wider conflict between Egypt and Qatar following the 2013 military ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. It wasn't immediately clear how the sentence would affect the three men, but they are seeking a pardon from President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who

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Hulk Hogan Says "WWE Is the Best," Wants to Be "Trump’s Running Mate"

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Hulk Hogan isn't upset with former employer WWE and wants to have a vice presidential run alongside Donald Trump. The pro wrestler said, "WWE is the best. No doubt" when TMZ asked if he had hard feelings against them after he was let go in July following surfaced reports that he went on a racist N-word-filled tirade. He denied any grievances: "No, I love those guys. That's my family." When he was questioned about being in the ring with current presidential candidates, Hogan said, "I don't want to be in the ring with any candidates. I want

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- Natalie Stone

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Venice Film Festival: Martin Scorsese’s 'The Audition' Premiere Canceled

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One of the more anticipated screenings of the Venice Film Fest has been canceled this year. Martin Scorsese’s short film The Audition will not debut at the festival, as previously planned. The festival said in a statement: “We have just been informed by the production that due to unexpected technical problems the film could not be here in time.” Scorsese stars in the film, which has him pitting his frequent collaborators Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro against each other for a leading role in an upcoming film. Brad Pitt also makes an appearance. Oscar-nominated writer Terence Winter penned the script. Venice

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- Ariston Anderson

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Harry Connick Jr., Trombone Shorty and Mayor Mitch Landrieu Perform at Katrina 10 Tribute Event

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New Orleans, La. — On the eve of the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the historic Saenger Theatre in New Orleans was filled with an emotional crowd. Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis hosted "New Orleans Honors," an invite-only event recognizing those who aided in New Orleans recovery events after the devastating storm. The hosts performed multiple times, once along with the city's mayor Mitch Landrieu. The tribute event was peppered with performances by renowned musicians like Trombone Shorty, Kermit Ruffins, Allen Toussaint, Michael Cerveris, Irma Thomas and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Presenters included James Carville

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- Lorena O'Neil

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Vin Scully to Return for 67th Season With the Dodgers

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Vin Scully is returning to his post in the Los Angeles Dodgers' announcer booth for his 67th season, the team announced Friday. "It'll be a very pleasant 2016. Vin Scully to return for his 67th season," the baseball team tweeted. The announcer also told fans and audiences the news at the Dodgers-Cubs game after the top of the second inning, according to the team's website. "I talked it over with my wife, Sandi, and my family and we’ve decided to do it again in 2016,” Scully said. “There’s no place like home and Dodger Stadium and we

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- Natalie Stone

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