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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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MTV Shifts Focus To Youth

NEW YORK—In response to shifting demographics, MTV announced a major change in the station's format Monday. Older-audience favorites such as Art Nunckmueller's Bass Fishing All Stars and Ballroom Memories, formerly the cornerstone of MTV's programming, will be replaced by programs geared toward a younger audience. "We believe the over-50 market has been saturated by cable TV," MTV head of programming Stan Goldberg said. "It's high time someone offered programming for the 17 to 24 crowd." Some of the new shows planned include reruns of Dick Clark's American Bandstand and Christian Teen Talk with Father Ben Kendall.

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