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Food critic Josh Ozersky found dead in Chicago hotel

In this Nov. 3, 2013, file photo provided by AP Images for George Dickel, barbecue chef Adam Perry Lang, right, shows Meatopia founder Josh Ozersky how to chop Lang's award-winning barbecue at the George Dickel Experience during Meatopia in San Antonio. Ozersky, whose witty and snarky writing generally focused on his obsession with all things meat, has died in Chicago. He was 47. Ozersky, who was in the city for the James Beard Foundation Awards, was found dead in his room at the Conrad Chicago Hotel on Monday, May 4, 2015, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. A cause of death hasn’t been released, but an autopsy was planned for Tuesday. (Darren Abate/AP Images for George Dickel, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — Food critic Josh Ozersky, whose witty and snarky writing generally focused on his obsession with all things meat, has died in Chicago. He was 47.

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Fans push to preserve Jim Morrison’s New Mexico home

The childhood home of Jim Morrison, the late singer for The Doors, sits in Albuquerque, N.M., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. A group of fans want his home to be a historical site and placed in a list of tourist attractions in the city, KOAT-TV reports. Historian and fan Anthony Gomez says because Morrison spent important years in New Mexico's biggest city, his childhood home should be protected as a remembrance. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fans of Jim Morrison, the late singer for The Doors, are in a push to preserve his childhood home in New Mexico.

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Van Gogh work could bring over $40M at NYC auction

CORRECTS NAME OF PAINTING TO "THE ALLEE OF ALYSCAMPS, INSTEAD OF THE ALLEE OF ALYSCAMPSIS - This undated photo provided by Sotheby's shows the Vincent van Gogh painting, "The Allee of Alyscamps" that the auction house predicts will fetch more than $40 million when it is auctioned in New York on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. It depicts a lush autumnal scene that the artist created in 1888 while working side-by-side for two months with his friend Paul Gauguin in Arles, in the south of France. (Sotheby's via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — A painting Vincent van Gogh created while briefly working side by side with his friend Paul Gauguin in the south of France brought in $66.3 million at auction Tuesday.

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Five paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany

This image provided by the Monuments Men Foundation shows a copy of a painting titled "King Charles I in Three Positions Kings," possibly attributed to the school of Anthony an Dyck, oil on copper. The painting, one of five missing since World War II, are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers.  It had been in a castle near Frankfurt that was confiscated by the U.S. military in 1945 and turned into an officers' club. They were purchased by an American woman who was serving in Germany as a librarian in the U.S. Special Services after the war, said the Monuments Men Foundation. (Anna Bottinelli/Monuments Men Foundation via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers.

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Challenged by ‘Going Clear,’ another test awaits Tom Cruise

In this April 21, 2015 file photo, Tom Cruise, star of the upcoming film "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," makes an appearance at the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2015 in Las Vegas. Cruise was also featured in the Alex Gibney documentary, "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — When Janeane Garofalo asked Brad Bird, the director of “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” about Tom Cruise at a recent Tribeca Film Festival event, she peppered Bird with allusions to the Scientology documentary “Going Clear.” Bird called it “a very inside reference,” but Garofalo quickly disagreed.

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