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How Late Night TV Addressed Charlottesville And This Week In Politics

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In 'Patti Cake$,' An Aspiring Rap Artist Reaches For The Stars

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The Eclipse Magic Cone features a black waffle cone made with coconut ash and tipped with edible gold, and an interior filled with spiced marshmallow fluff and a golden-yellow ice cream flavored with ginger and turmeric. Courtesy of Salt & Straw hide caption

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In Netflix's new show The Defenders, Jessica Jones and her superhero friends patrol the grim and gritty streets of a Hell's Kitchen that no longer exists in today's New York. Sarah Shatz/Netflix hide caption

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High Spirited 'Patti Cake$' Dresses Its Cinderella Story In Dirty Jersey Drag

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Billy Eichner Makes A Career Out Of Love/Hating Celebrity Culture

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Brothers Clyde (Adam Driver) and Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) in Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky. Claudette Barius/Fingerprint Releasing/ Bleecker Street hide caption

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Bridget Everett says her live act is about "the power of owning your own body." Monica Schipper/Getty Images hide caption

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John Cho's film credits include Harold in the raunchy Harold and Kumar comedies and Sulu in Star Trek Beyond. Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures hide caption

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