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‘Star Wars’ Turns 40

When George Lucas’ Star Wars premiered in 1977, the movie quickly became a phenomenon. On its 40th anniversary, The Onion looks back on the franchise’s defining moments:

Ringo Starr Announces 26th Beatles Album With New Backing Band

‘Moonbeam Sunday’ Slated For Release On June 16

LONDON—Excitedly informing fans that the iconic pop group was back with more original music, Ringo Starr announced Tuesday that on June 16 he would be releasing a 26th Beatles album titled ‘Moonbeam Sunday’ with an all-new backing band.
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Deep Fruit Revealed To Be Charles Nelson Reilly

Charles Nelson Reilly, aka “Deep Fruit.”
Charles Nelson Reilly, aka “Deep Fruit.”

NEW YORK—The identity of Deep Fruit, the source that brought down a studio audience in the Waterblank scandal in 1973, was revealed to be actor and Match Game panelist Charles Nelson Reilly, in an article published in Vanity Fair today. "More than any other American game-show event of the '70s, the mystery of Deep Fruit held the nation captive," said Lynn Rayburn, the daughter of deceased Match Game host Gene Rayburn. "Through his repartee with my father and fellow panelist Brett Somers, Charles was the one responsible for filling in the blanks and doing justice to one-liners which would have otherwise gotten away without double-entendres. Very few men can claim the title of hero like he did." The announcement came as a surprise to the game-show-conspiracy community, which had theorized for years that Deep Fruit was Paul Lynde.

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