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Fast Track: Mary Tyler Moore will have brain surgery

May 12, 2011
  • From left, Mary Tyler Moore, Ted Knight and Walter Cronkite on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."
From left, Mary Tyler Moore, Ted Knight and Walter Cronkite on "The… (Associated Press )

A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday.

Mary Tyler Moore is going to undergo brain surgery to remove a tumor. (People)

The sexy "Sleeping Beauty" brings the first semi-controversy to Cannes. (Los Angeles Times)

Not everyone thinks the music industry is swirling the drain. Some actually think it's in the midst of an "Arab spring." (Los Angeles Times)

Right now, China allows only 20 foreign films a year to screen in-country. Hollywood is working hard and crossing its fingers that that number will rise to 40 very soon. (Los Angeles Times)

"Modern Family's" Eric Stonestreet is wasting no time in showing off his serious acting chops with the indie drama "The Loft." (Huffington Post)

Rapper Common showed up at a White House poetry event despite some opposition. Oh man, Fox News is gonna be so mad! (Wall Street Journal)

Now that a long legal battle with its label is over, Pink Floyd is set to re-issue "Dark Side of the Moon" as a six-disc set. For all you boomers with lots of disposable cash. (CBC)

"Party Down" creator Rob Thomas is close to getting his new series picked up by Fox. (Variety)

NBC picked up Steven Spielberg's "Glee"-style musical series. (Los Angeles Times)

Will Ferrell will receive the Mark Twain Prize for Humor. (New York Times)

Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis laughed their heads off at Donald Trump while President Obama mocked him at the White House correspondents dinner. (Huffington Post)

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