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Today in entertainment history: July 31

A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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‘Girls’ star Allison Williams to play Peter Pan on live TV

The star of the HBO comedy will play Peter Pan opposite Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in the TV musical special "Peter Pan Live! on NBC."

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Chris Pratt goes from slob to heartthrob

With a more buff physique than his character Andy Dwyer on "Parks and Recreation," Pratt combines cocky and dorky into an unlikely leader of a band of outcasts bent on saving the galaxy.

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Drew Barrymore’s sister found dead

Jessica Barrymore, daughter of actors John Drew Barrymore and Nina Wayne, was found dead in her car.

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Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom nearly come to blows

The actor and the troubled pop star reportedly got into an altercation early Wednesday at a party in Ibiza, Spain.

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Paramount apologizes for ‘Ninja Turtle’ 9/11 tweet

The film studio apologized for a poster showing the four "TMNT" characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper with a Sept. 11 release date.

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Today in entertainment history: July 30

The Hollywood headlines that made history.

Actor Jamie Foxx poses for a portrait at the Crosby Street Hotel, in promotion of his upcoming role in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in New York.

Jamie Foxx to portray Mike Tyson in biopic

Jamie Foxx is set to portray boxing legend Mike Tyson in a movie after five years of preparation for the role.

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Kiefer Sutherland confused by Freddie Prinze, Jr. blast

Kiefer Sutherland has been left baffled by former 24 co-star Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s public attack on the star's professionalism.

Miyoshi Umeki and James Shigeta star in Flower Drum Song in 1961.

Actor James Shigeta dies at 81

"Die Hard," "Lost Horizon" and "Mulan" star, James Shigeta, dies at 81.

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Today in entertainment history: July 29

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

British actor Sean Bean arrives for a special UK screening of Cleanskin, at the Mayfair Hotel in central London, Monday, March 5, 2012.

Fans support campaign to keep Sean Bean alive in new show

The "Game of Thrones" actor has died more than 20 times in his career, and fans want it to stop.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel set for 2017

Marvel unveils plans to press ahead with a sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy," days before the superhero movie even hits theaters.

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Aksel Hennie as Tydeus, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Atalanta, Dwayne Johnson as Hercules, Reece Ritchie as Iolaus, and Rufus Sewell as Autolycus in a scene from "Hercules."

‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ beat expectations at box offices

Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" collected $44 million at the domestic box office, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million.

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Today in entertainment history: July 28

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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This weekend in entertainment history

A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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REVIEW: Scarlett Johansson gets brainy in ‘Lucy’

A ridiculous premise doesn't have to sink a film, and Luc Besson's "Lucy" actually gets off to a solid start.

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‘The Book of Life’ takes No. 1 spot on bestsellers list

The final novel of the time-traveling trilogy written by Deborah Harkness, shot straight to the top of the bestsellers list.

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The characters arrive at Comic Con

SEE THE PHOTOS: Jack Black showed up in a "Star Wars" mask and was joined by thousands of costumed-fans at the annual convention.

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PHOTOS: 2014 Comic Con

Organizers say this year's Comic Con is going back to its roots as a welcome home to creative content with fringe and cult audiences.

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Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop being mad all the time’

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The President took his criticism of congressional Republicans to a higher pitch on Wednesday, appealing to them to work with him to "get some work done."