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Don't ask him to fix your computer, he just plays that role on TV

Aldis Hodge plays the geeky hacker, Alec Hardison, in TNT's Leverage. Shot in Portland, Ore., the show follows a group of lawbreakers turned good guys, led by a former insurance investigator played by Timothy Hutton. Now four seasons into its run, Leverage also stars Gina Bellman, Christian Kane and Beth Riesgraf.  Hodge talked to The Skanner News' Helen Silvis about Leverage, Portland and his ambitions.

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Although Selena has recently been romantically linked to fellow heartthrob Justin Bieber, the chaste chanteuse has taken a vow to remain a virgin until marriage

Here, Selena talks about the launch of her own clothing line, K-Mart's "Dream Out Loud" Fall Collection.  

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Singer-actress has been coy about whether she'd come back for a second campaign

NEW YORK (AP) -- If there was ever any doubt, it's gone now. Jennifer Lopez will be back at the judge's panel for the 11th season of "American Idol."


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Oprah honored for philanthropic and humanitarian contributions

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones and makeup artist Dick Smith have been picked to receive honorary Oscars.


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Rapper's program aimed at high-crime neighborhoods has seen success in California

CHICAGO (AP) -- Rapper Snoop Dogg launched a Chicago version of his popular youth football league Saturday, saying he hoped the program will give kids in high-crime neighborhoods a positive release for their energy.


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Composed several classics and collaborated with Shakira; he was 55

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Famed Colombian singer Joe Arroyo, composer of such salsa classics as "La Rebelion" and "Echao pa'lante" and "Tania," died Tuesday after a monthlong hospitalization. He was 55.


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The drama is about a 12 year-old girl who summons up the courage to fight the fear and shame poisoning relationships among members of her tight-knit community in ththe wake of an AIDS outbreak

Khomotso Manyaka talks about the picture which recently premiered at the Human Rights Watch Festival and will be arriving in theaters on July 15.  


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Workshops include principles of manhood and self-determination; looking good and feeling healthy; life opportunities; and do-it-yourself

Steve Harvey's accomplishments have great meaning to hundreds of young men and their mothers whose lives he touches each summer.

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See the murals in real life at the Courthouse and Central Police Precinct

Five stunning larger than life murals make up Project Hope. The murals were  created by artist Arvie Smith with more than 100 young people in detention, over the course of two years. Each one is rich with images and cultural references from America's multicultural heritage. And each tells a different story of oppression and hope.

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Morgan meets with the gay rights advocates and Tennessee audience members who were offended by an anti-gay rant during his show there earlier this month

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Comedian Tracy Morgan delivered a personal apology Tuesday to gay advocacy groups and Tennessee audience members who were offended by an anti-gay rant during his show there earlier this month.

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