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Trevor Noah set to replace Stewart on ‘Daily Show’

In this photo taken Oct. 27 2009 South African comedian Trevor Noah is photographed during an interview. Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday March 30, 2015. Noah was chosen a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving "The Daily Show" following 16 years as the show's principal voice. (AP Photo/Bongiwe Mchunu-The Star) SOUTH AFRICA OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to “The Daily Show” a handful of times in recent months, will become Jon Stewart’s replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday.

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Review: ‘Woman in Gold,’ a remarkable story lifelessly told

This photo provided by The Weinstein Company shows, Helen Mirren, left, and Ryan Reynolds, in a scene from the film, "Woman in Gold."  (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Robert Viglasky)

“Woman in Gold” has a rich story to tell. The true account of Maria Altmann’s fight to reclaim a famed Gustav Klimt painting of her aunt, “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” first stolen by the Nazis and then appropriated by Austria after the war, is laced with riveting history, deep and complex emotion, and fascinating bureaucracy. Yet director Simon Curtis’s rendering of Altmann’s tale, though respectful and pretty, is somehow lifeless.

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Review: ‘Woman in Gold,’ a remarkable story lifelessly told

This photo provided by The Weinstein Company shows, Helen Mirren, left, and Ryan Reynolds, in a scene from the film, "Woman in Gold."  (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Robert Viglasky)

“Woman in Gold” has a rich story to tell. The true account of Maria Altmann’s fight to reclaim a famed Gustav Klimt painting of her aunt, “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” first stolen by the Nazis and then appropriated by Austria after the war, is laced with riveting history, deep and complex emotion, and fascinating bureaucracy. Yet director Simon Curtis’s rendering of Altmann’s tale, though respectful and pretty, is somehow lifeless.

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Ludacris, Chrissy Teigen to host 2015 Billboard Music Awards

In this Saturday, March 14, 2015, file photo, Ludacris speaks at the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios, in Culver City, Calif. Dick Clark Productions announced Monday, March 30, 2015, that Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen will host the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen will host the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in May.

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Def Leppard frontman on maintaining the stamina to play live

In this Feb. 17, 2015 photo, Joe Elliott poses during an interview in New York. Elliott said it was important to tweak to the mantra of sex, drugs and roll ‘n’ roll in order to sustain the band’s longevity, which has covered four decades. “At the end of the day, the first thing that needs to go out of that phrase is the drugs. The rest can stay, but let’s make rock and roll the important thing,” said Elliot, who will go on a tour of North America with Styx and Tesla this year.  (AP Photo/John Carucci)

NEW YORK (AP) — Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott understands that the working life of a rock band no longer comes with an expiration date. All that’s required is to make great music and stay healthy to endure the rigors of the road.

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