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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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Jay Z Honored To Be Nominated In Same Category As Jay Z

LOS ANGELES—Saying that he was thrilled to be considered alongside such a talented and respected musician, hip-hop artist and 2014 Best Rap Album Grammy nominee Jay Z told reporters today that he feels “deeply honored” to be nominated in the same category as Jay Z. “When I saw the list of Grammy nominees and realized that I was up for the same award as musical pioneer and industry legend Jay Z, I was completely blown away,” said Jay-Z, who noted that he’s “a huge fan” of all of Jay Z’s songs and that he considers Jay-Z to be the one of greatest artists of his generation and a personal inspiration. “It feels great just to have my album Magna Carta…Holy Grail nominated this year, but for it to even be mentioned in the same breath with a flawless album like Jay Z’s Magna Carta…Holy Grail is a humbling experience and one that I truly cherish.” Jay Z then told reporters that, regardless of who wins tonight’s award, he knows that Jay Z is the artist who truly deserves it.

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