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'American Ninja Warrior' veteran Geoff Britten advances to national finals

“American Ninja Warrior” veteran and Olney resident Geoff Britten has advanced to the NBC show’s national finals in Las Vegas after competing in the Philadelphia city finals. But it wasn’t without a fall.

Britten breezed through most of the round in Monday night’s episode with his wife, Jessica Britten, watching nervously on the sidelines.

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Local theater companies go for gold in first Baltimore Theatre Olympics

Maryland has its fair share of local athletes competing in the Rio Olympics.

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This Week in Black Twitter: #LochteGate and white privilege, Frank Ocean releases new music

Welcome back to This Week in Black Twitter, your weekly digest of the happenings on Black Twitter and cultural conversations on the web. Topics will span the gamut — with pop culture, politics, sports, lifestyles and everything in between.

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'Family Feud' to host auditions in Baltimore in September

If you think your family has what it takes to make it on "Family Feud," here’s your chance.

The TV game show, hosted by comedian Steve Harvey, will hold auditions in Baltimore on Sept. 10 and 11, according to the "Family Feud" website.

Auditions are by appointment only and require all five family members, related by "blood, marriage or legal adoption," to attend, according to the TV show's call number.

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Comedian Andrea Martin joins 'Hairspray Live!' cast

Andrea Martin has jumped aboard the cast of NBC's "Hairspray Live!" to play the mother of pop star Ariana Grande. The Tony- and Emmy-winning comedian will join a lineup that also includes Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Martin Short, Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell. It airs Dec. 7.

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Amy Schumer says show isn't cancelled after hinting at its end

Amy Schumer's four-season run of "Inside Amy Schumer" on Comedy Central is not coming to an abrupt end, after all.

The comedian said "'Inside Amy Schumer' is not cancelled" after hinting at the end of the hit sketch series in a cryptic tweet, amidst the social media firestorm brewing over staff writer Kurt Metzger's incendiary comments about sexual assault.

"I didn't fire Kurt," she wrote.

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