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Week in Review & This Week in Entertainment: May 11

Harry Shearer Leaving ‘The Simpsons’
“The Simpsons” has lost one of its most recognizable voices. Harry Shearer, who voices Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders and Principal Skinner, is leaving Fox’s animated series after 26 seasons.

Gus Van Sant’s ‘Sea of Trees’ Booed at Cannes Premiere
Gus Van Sant’s latest movie “The Sea of Trees,” starring Matthew McConaughey, screened for the press for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival Friday evening to a chorus of boos.

Box Office: ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Races Past ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ With Outstanding $70.3 Million
“Pitch Perfect 2″ hit all the right notes at the box office, snagging first place on the charts with a smashing $70.3 million debut despite fierce competition from “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Eddie Redmayne Officially in Talks for Harry Potter Spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’
Eddie Redmayne has been offered the role of Newt Scamander in Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter” spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” according to sources.

‘American Idol’ Ending After Season 15 on Fox
“American Idol” is finally coming to a close. The 15th and final season will premiere January 2016.

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This Week in Entertainment 1927
Pilot Charles Lindbergh became an instant celebrity after his historic trans-Atlantic flight between New York City and Paris on May 20 and 21, 1927, in his plane the Spirit of St. Louis. The flight took 33 hours and 30 minutes, and Lindbergh used his newfound fame to help promote commercial aviation. But his notoriety brought him tragedy as well, when his infant son, Charles Jr., was kidnapped and murdered five years later, dubbed at the time the Crime of the Century.

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