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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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Rob Schneider Lands Role Originally Written For Chimp

LOS ANGELES—Actor Rob Schneider's next comedic role was originally intended for August Lord Oook, a veteran comic actor and chimpanzee. "True, Oook was the whole reason for the project in the beginning, but then Rob came in and just blew everybody away with a great reading, and we had to give it to him," producer Cary Simonthal said of the role of Reginald T. Zappers, the cross-dressing simian bank robber who seductively lures overweight guards into the vaults and knocks them out with his purse, until one hard-headed, warm-hearted, near-sighted rent-a-cop shows Zappers the power of true love. "Sure, there are things the chimp could do better, but Rob's working with a speech coach, and he brings just as much name recognition to the project." Schneider's performance in Chimp Change, co-starring Vince Vaughn as himself, will be released in theaters next spring.

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