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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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UPN Lauded By Center For Quantity Programming

LOS ANGELES—The UPN television network was honored Monday by the Center For Quantity Programming for its "tremendous contribution to the number of TV programs on the air."

UPN President Dean Valentine

Said Center For Quantity Programming president Liz Elson: "By offering such shows as In The House, Malcolm & Eddie, Good News, Sparks, Moesha, Goode Behavior, and The Sentinel, UPN has truly contributed a great deal of television to our nation's airwaves."

Elson presented UPN president and CEO Dean Valentine with a plaque commending him for his "unwavering commitment to improving the quantity of network television in the U.S."

"Without UPN," Elson said, "the American people would not have 161 prime-time TV programs from which to choose each week, but merely 148."

UPN joins last year's Center For Quantity Programming honoree WB, which was lauded for such "outstandingly voluminous fare" as Nick Freno, The Wayans Bros., Sister, Sister, The Jamie Foxx Show, Unhappily Ever After, The Steve Harvey Show, Kirk, The Parent 'Hood, Brotherly Love, 7th Heaven, and Savannah.

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