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At 69, satirist keeps South Africa laughing

Cross-dressing South African satirist, Pieter-Dirk Uys, speaks to journalists as Evita Bezuidenhout, at Johannesburg's Market Theatre, Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014, where he is launching a four-week run of "Adapt or Fly", a one-man show in which he sends up political figures of the past and present. Uys will play signature character Evita Bezuidenhout, a flamboyant white woman from the Afrikaner minority and stalwart of the apartheid era. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The cross-dressing South African satirist says he doesn’t tell jokes and can’t remember punchlines.

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Broadway version of ‘The Audience’ imports actors

This undated file image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in a promotional photo for Peter Morgan’s play "The Audience." Mirren will  star in  “The Audience” on Broadway. Previews in New York start Feb. 17 and it will run through June at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Johan Persson, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Helen Mirren will be seeing some familiar faces when she brings “The Audience” to Broadway.

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Lena Dunham sticks to candid style with new book

In this Aug. 23, 2014 file photo, actress Lena Dunham arrives at Variety and Women in Film's pre-Emmy celebration in West Hollywood, Calif. Dunham has penned a book, "Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned'," released on Sept. 30. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — In the pilot episode of “Girls,” Lena Dunham’s character, Hannah, tells her parents that she believes she’s meant to share her writing talent with others.

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Review: ‘Gone Girl’ delicious suburban noir

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ben Affleck in a scene from "Gone Girl." The 20th Century Fox thriller, which stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, will premiere in theaters on October 3. (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Merrick Morton)

The predominant image throughout David Fincher’s films, from the uncovered horrors of “Se7en” to the Machiavellian maneuverings of “House of Cards,” has been a flashlight beam cutting through the dark.

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Critic & museum director on encounters with art

This book cover image released by Thames & Hudson shows "Rendez-vous with Art," by  Philippe de Montebello and Martin Gayford. (AP Photo/Thames & Hudson)

“Rendez-Vous With Art” (Thames & Hudson), by Philippe de Montebello and Martin Gayford

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