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Today in entertainment history: May 22

A look at the news that made Hollywood history in years past.

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‘Lolz,’ it’s totally ‘Obvs:’ Score points with these new Scrabble words

For the first time in four years, Scrabble has added new words to its dictionary - thousands of them.

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Marvel wants McConaughey

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey is reportedly in talks to play "Spider-Man" villain the Green Goblin on the big screen.

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Paul Walker’s ‘Fast & Furious’ car sells for $185K

The bright orange 1993 Toyota Supra from the original movie has been sold at auction.

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Julianna Marguiles writing children’s book

"The Good Wife" star has added her name to the list of celebrity children's authors.

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Hollywood stars, presidents join Letterman for final act

The 68-year-old host, famed for his quick wit, sarcasm, and crazy stunts, still has a few tricks up his sleeve.

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George Clooney ‘ghostwrites’ for Brad Pitt

The "Ocean's Eleven" star is a notorious practical joker.

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#ThanksDave shares the love for Letterman

The Twitter hashtag started trending before he even taped his final show. Here's some of our favorite sendoffs.

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Today in entertainment history: May 21

A look back on the headlines that made Hollywood history.

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PHOTOS: Best of David Letterman

The comedian will sign off for the last time tonight, concluding a 33-year career on late-night TV.

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Barbra Streisand memoir coming in 2017

The legendary singer-actress-filmmaker is going to dish her life story.

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Jennifer Garner wants to help kids get crafty

The line will be geared toward children ages four to 11.

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KFC is bringing back The Colonel

Kentucky Fried Chicken's iconic spokesman, Colonel Harland Sanders, is back for a new generation.

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George Clooney doesn’t want to ruin ‘Downton Abbey’

The actor is adamant he will not return to the hit drama.

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You can drink like Homer Simpson

A real life version of the iconic Duff Beer from "The Simpsons" is set to go on sale.

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Critics blast ‘Game of Thrones’ scene

A U.S. senator is among those condemning a scene in the hit HBO show.

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Today in entertainment history: May 20

A look at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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Bradley Cooper still suffering from ‘Elephant Man’ performance

The "American Hustle" star portrayed the severely deformed John Merrick and opted to forego prosthetics and instead contort his body for authenticity.

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ follow-up in the works

The film, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, hit cinemas over the weekend, and director George Miller is already eyeing a sequel called "Mad Max: The Wasteland."

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Today in entertainment history: May 19

A look back on the Hollywood headlines of years gone by.

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Ban on “Conversion Therapy” Passes Legislature

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The Illinois Senate has approved a ban on therapy designed to "convert'' gay young people to heterosexuals.

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Union Legislation Would Prohibit Strike or Rauner Lockout

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The House has approved a measure that changes government-employee contract negotiations just a month before the deadline for a new contract.

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Mark Hart Named Interim Springfield Fire Chief

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Springfield has an interim fire chief.

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Hastert Resigns from Wheaton College Board

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

The resignation was the latest fallout from a federal indictment accusing Hastert of violating banking laws.

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Rauner: No Special Session if No Agreement Reached by Sunday

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Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not call lawmakers back into session if there's no agreement on a budget by Sunday.