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Guns N' Roses Release Previously Unseen 'It's So Easy' Video

Featuring lots of shots of women dancing, rocking out and engaging in a little light bondage -- probably the tamest stuff they could show.

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Going to ‘Hamilton’? Then these etiquette rules may apply

At the back of every show program when you attend a Broadway production at the Fox Theatre is a list.

It’s a handy list.

It’s an important list.

It’s also a list often ignored by theatergoers.

This list is a gentle reminder of some basic etiquette rules when attending a theatrical performance (some could also apply to concerts and baseball games, but that’s a story for the next time we’re feeling cranky).

On Tuesday, “Hamilton” makes its long-awaited, discussed-to-death “Hamilton” makes its long-awaited, discussed-to-death debut at the Foxdebut at the Fox, where it will reign through June 10.

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Obamas sign multiyear deal with Netflix to make movies, TV shows

Former President Barack Obama has signed a multiyear deal with Netflix to produce films and television shows on the streaming service with former first lady Michelle Obama.

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According to Netflix, the Obamas’ agreement includes scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and features produced by Higher Ground Productions.

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.

>> Related: Here are all the movies, TV shows coming to Netflix in May

“One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” the former president said in a statement. “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”

>> Related: Here are all the movies, TV shows leaving Netflix in May

The New York Times first reported in March that the Obamas were in negotiations with Netflix to produce shows, and learned that they don’t intend to use the platform to address President Donald Trump or conservatives.

Instead, Netflix said the plan is to highlight themes the president pursued during his terms in office.

>> Related: Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama trace families to same Georgia town

“Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly-recognized public figures and are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better,” Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix, told the Times.

We are incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities,” he said.

Obama has also recently appeared on David Letterman’s Netflix interview series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.”

Paul Simon Plays Song He Hates for Oregon Fans

The singer-songwriter forgot the words to one of his songs. That's when things got weird.

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Popular Greek comedian Harry Klynn dies at age 78

Greek comedian Harry Klynn, who for decades poked fun at his countrymen and their political leaders, has died at age 78 in his native city of Thessaloniki.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras expressed condolences for Klynn's family after the comedian's death Monday.

Klynn, whose real name was Vassilis Triantafyllidis, was enormously popular during the 1980s and 1990s, when Greece was struggling to adjust to its new membership in a united Europe.

Born into a poor immigrant family in 1940, he studied acting before turning to stand-up comedy. His sketches produced material for a dozen albums and cassettes and their sales rivaled those of Greek music idols.

He spent 10 years living in the United States and Canada.

Klynn was badly affected by the 2016 death of the eldest of his three children, filmmaker Nicholas Triantafyllidis.

Restaurant group negotiating to buy out Mario Batali

The restaurant group co-owned by Mario Batali says it has been "actively negotiating" to buy out the celebrity chef facing sexual misconduct allegations.

The B&B Hospitality Group says Batali and partner Joe Bastianich have signed a letter of intent and final terms could be set by July 1.

The New York Police Department confirmed it's investigating Batali after a woman told "60 Minutes" that Batali drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2005.

Batali denies assaulting the woman.

B&B says it had been unaware of what it calls the "chilling" and "deeply disturbing" allegations.

Batali stepped down from daily operations at his restaurant empire and cooking show in December after four women accused him of inappropriate touching.

He's apologized for those encounters.

Batali's representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.

George Stevens Jr. adds history to the film academy library

American Film Institute founder and Kennedy Center Honors creator George Stevens Jr. is adding another chapter to film history by donating hundreds of items spanning five generations of his family to film academy's Margaret Herrick Library and its archive.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday that Stevens Jr. will be contributing papers, letters, photographs and scripts from his life to the Stevens Family collection. The public collection of over 600 items will cover everything from his Hollywood beginnings working alongside his father George Stevens, the legendary director of film classics like "Woman of the Year," to Washington D.C. where he worked with Edward R. Murrow at the United States Information Agency during the Kennedy administration.

Along the way he also founded the American Film Institute, in 1967 and the Kennedy Center Honors in 1977, which he produced until 2014. He made award-winning films and miniseries like the Sidney Poitier-led "Separate but Equal" and served eight years as chairman of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities under President Barack Obama.

"I'm a great believer in the importance of history as it applies to motion pictures," Stevens Jr., 86, of his decision to add his own papers to the Stevens Family collection, as well as items from his extraordinary family, whose contributions to the entertainment industry span the history of film.

His great grandmother Alice Howell was considered the "female Chaplin," his mother was a Mack Sennett bathing beauty, his father was the Oscar-winning director of "The Diary of Anne Frank," and his late son Michael Stevens was an Emmy Award-winning producer, and those are just a few of the names on the family tree.

Stevens Jr.'s previous donation of a wide-ranging record of his father's distinguished career in 1980 helped turn the Margaret Herrick Library into an internationally respected resource, and has informed books like Mark Harris's "Five Came Back" and Don Graham's account of the making of "Giant."

Collection highlights displayed on the film academy's website include personal photos of Stevens Jr., including one of him standing alongside, Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean (who Stevens Jr. calls Jimmy) and his father in Marfa, Texas in 1955 on the set of "Giant."

"That's kind of a favorite picture," Stevens Jr. said. "I worked with my dad on the script and then went in the Air Force for two years and came back and worked with him on the editing. That was the pace he was moving at!"

The collection is a treasure trove for film buffs, where an ordinary family photo could be on the set of "Shane," at the Academy Awards in 1951, when George Stevens was nominated for "A Place in the Sun," or during the Amsterdam production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" with cinematographer Jack Cardiff. Look closer and you'll see Stevens Jr. being sworn in at the USIA, or speaking with Jacqueline Kennedy.

"It was a life-changing experience leaving Hollywood to run the motion picture service of USIA making documentary films," Stevens Jr. said. "After President Kennedy's death Jackie got all of these hundreds of thousands of letters and she wanted to thank the public and so she asked me to film something for her. I went to the house she was staying in Georgetown and we filmed a message to the people for her in 35 millimeter color."

One particularly important item is a letter from John F. Kennedy that wasn't even written to him, but just about his work. Dated October 21, 1963, Kennedy wrote to Murrow that "The Five Cities of June" is "one of the finest documentaries the USIA has ever done." Stevens Jr. produced the short film detailing President Kennedy's trips in June 1963, including his famous trip to Germany and his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech. It would go on to be nominated for an Academy Award.

On November 23, Stevens Jr. went to speak to Murrow and was handed the letter.

"It had been in his hands three weeks earlier which was profoundly moving," Stevens Jr. said, who tried to give the letter back to Murrow, but Murrow refused. "He said, 'You made the film, you keep the letter,' which is all you need to know about Edward R. Murrow."

The stories run deep for each photo — there's James Cagney getting an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, but did you know he wrote his speech on a shirt board that you'd find at a laundry? Or that Stevens Jr.'s first big casting coup was getting Sidney Poitier to star in "The Greatest Story Ever Told" which would lead to a lifelong friendship with the actor?

Stevens Jr. is working on getting it all down in a book too, which he laughs is on track for publication in "early 2030." It's quite a life for someone who originally thought he wanted to be a sportswriter.

He thinks back to the documentary he made about his father nine years after his death in 1984, "George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey," which begins with a quote that he discovered in one of his father's diaries.

"It read, 'Life is a journey and it's most interesting when you don't know where you're going,'" he said. "And that turned out to be true of mine."

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Jonathan Cain's Journey to Stardom Began With Unlikely Instrument

Turns out the Journey keyboardist once considered a very different career path, as he tells us in an exclusive interview.

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Report: Markle nephew warned over knife at London nightclub

Meghan Markle's nephew was given a warning by police after trying to take a knife into a London nightclub, hours after the royal wedding, the Sun newspaper reported Monday.

The tabloid said 25-year-old Tyler Dooley, nephew of the now Duchess of Sussex, admitted having the knife at the Bacchus nightclub in the London suburb of Kingston early Sunday.

The Sun reported, citing an anonymous source, that Dooley told club staff he brought the knife from the U.S. because President Donald Trump had warned London wasn't safe.

Trump said this month that rising knife crime had left some London hospitals like a "war zone."

Police confirmed Monday that a club in Kingston called officers after a man in his 20s "openly declared he had a knife as he attempted to enter the club." The Metropolitan Police force said officers spoke to the man and another man in his 20s, and one of the pair also handed over a "noxious spray" — believed to be a pepper spray.

Neither man was arrested. British police don't name suspects who haven't been charged.

Dooley, who grows legal cannabis in Oregon, is the son of the duchess' estranged half-brother Thomas Markle, Jr.

Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, was the only member of her family at her wedding Saturday to Prince Harry, after her father was unable to attend because of ill-health.

Kaedy has your Braves tickets!

Have you caught an Atlanta Braves game this season at SunTrust Field? Now you can win a free 4-pack of tickets, on us! Listen to Kaedy Kiely for your chance to win tickets to various games from June 3-15. 

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