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Older, wiser Schwarzenegger returns in ‘Terminator: Genisys’

Arnold Schwarzenegger may be older but that doesn't stop him from destroying his younger self, as the former governor returns to one of his most recognizable roles.

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Ballerina Misty Copeland dances into history

The prima ballerina is the first black woman to be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate

On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

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Today in entertainment history: July 1

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Oh no! ‘Bennifer’ are divorcing

Actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck say they've decided to divorce after 10 years of marriage.

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Men bring the moves, but ladies take charge in ‘Magic Mike XXL’

The film, which hits theaters July 1, follows 2012's surprise hit with Channing Tatum rejoining the Kings of Tampa, his rogue band of male entertainers.

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EL James takes ‘Fifty Shades’ of heat during Twitter Q&A

#AskELJames backfired in terrific style because of course it did.

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20 years after ‘Showgirls,’ Elizabeth Berkley comes ‘full circle’

The former "Saved by the Bell" actress starred as an exotic dancer in the film, which was initially slammed by critics and flopped at the box office.

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‘I am Chris Farley’ will make you laugh, cry

A documentary about the beloved comedian who died in 1997 opens in theaters next month.

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NBC dumps Trump

NBC cut ties with the 2016 presidential candidate after the real estate developer and TV personality made comments insulting Mexicans earlier this month.

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Today in entertainment history: June 30

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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‘Top Gun 2′ is coming and it includes drones

Maverick is back for a new generation of high-flying fun.

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Ouch! The worst celeb onset injuries

These stars are dedicated to their craft.

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Oscars hoping to get younger, more diverse

The organization that hands out the Oscars says it's inviting Kevin Hart, Common, and Dev Patel to join.

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Peter Jackson transforms home into ‘Hobbit’ hole

Jackson reportedly wanted every detail to be exact and included features like a replica of Bag End, the home of "The Hobbit" protagonist Bilbo Baggins.

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FIFA scandal to get Hollywood treatment

Actor-director Ben Affleck will help produce a film about the corruption scandal that has rocked world soccer.

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‘Ted 2′ stumbles, ‘Jurassic Park’ again tops weekend box office

Competing against "Jurassic World," and "Inside Out," the raunchy teddy bear flick had a lackluster opening weekend.

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Today in entertainment history: June 29

A look back on some of Hollywood's most notable headlines.

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Jared Leto gives ‘creepy’ gifts

The actor/singer sent his "Suicide Squad" co-stars, including Will Smith and Margot Robbie, strange gifts as he prepared to play comic book villain The Joker.

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Jimmy Fallon undergoes emergency surgery

"The Tonight Show" host has been hospitalized following a nasty fall in New York.

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Senate Advances One-Month Budget, House Measure Fails

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The Illinois Senate has advanced a one-month spending plan that Democrats say will allow critical services to continue as Illinois enters a new fiscal year.

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Illini Women’s Basketball Program Faces Federal Lawsuit

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The university, the plaintiffs, and their attorneys declined to comment.

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Body Found at Springfield Hotel

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Springfield Police say they do not suspect foul play after a body was found inside a local hotel.

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Texas Congressman Backs Flynn in 18th District Race

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Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert is on the stump for Mike Flynn.

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Former Treasurer’s Office Employees File Suit

Republican gubernatorial candidate State Treasurer Dan Rutherford participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

The suit is the latest chapter in a saga involving sexual harassment claims that undercut Rutherford's 2014 campaign for governor.