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NBC and its networks miss out on Fallon hit

In this image released by Spike TV, Jimmy Fallon  appears on the celebrity competition series, "Lip Sync Battle." When Jimmy Fallon sought to turn the popular lip sync competition feature from the "Tonight" show into a television series, NBC turned down one of its biggest stars _ a decision that at least initially seems like an embarrassing mistake. Fallon and his production partners instead brought "Lip Sync Battle" to corporate competitors at the Viacom-owned Spike TV, where it instantly became a hit. (Scott Gries/Spike TV via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jimmy Fallon sought to turn the popular lip sync competition feature from the “Tonight” show into a television series, NBC turned down one of its biggest stars — a decision that at least initially seems like an embarrassing mistake.

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NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson from suspension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL has reinstated Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on Thursday, clearing the way for him to return after missing most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas.

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Phil Klay, Leslie Jamison among PEN award nominees

NEW YORK (AP) — National Book Award winner Phil Klay and Oprah Winfrey favorite Cynthia Bond are among the authors on the shortlist for awards presented by the PEN American Center.

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Musical about ‘Amazing Grace’ coming to Broadway this summer

NEW YORK (AP) — How sweet it is: A new musical about the composer of the hymn “Amazing Grace” is coming to Broadway.

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Bible stories and thrillers make Morocco filming choice

In this photo dated Sept. 25, 2014 actor Tom Cruise drives a BMW covered with cameras during the shooting of a scene for Mission Impossible filmed in Rabat, Morocco. It has been a banner year for filming in Morocco with more money spent by foreign film productions in the country in 2014 than in the past five years put together, as it rides on its reputation for stability and exotic locales. (AP Photo/ Paul Schemm)

OUARZAZATE, Morocco (AP) — “QUIET!” The cry rings out in English, French and Arabic across the cobblestoned streets of Jerusalem, as filming begins for a scene in the series “A.D. The Bible Continues.”

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