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Comedian Hasan Minhaj tapped for White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Comedy Central’s Hasan Minhaj, a senior correspondent on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” is the entertainer at this year’s annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

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“I am thrilled that Hasan will serve as our featured entertainer at this year’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner,” WHCA president and Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason said in a statement released on Twitter. 

“Hasan’s smarts, big heart and passion for press freedom make him the perfect fit for our event, which will be focused on the First Amendment and the importance of a robust and independent media.”

Presidents have been attending the annual gala for decades, but President Donald Trump has announced he won’t be participating this year.

>>Related: Trump tweets he won’t attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Proceeds from the event fund scholarships and awards aimed at promoting aspiring journalists and recognizing excellence in the profession.

The event is scheduled for April 29.

Are you sitting down? Adam Sandler's newest song couched in humor

Adam Sandler’s “Saturday Night Live” career was prolific, and one reason for his success was his funny musical bits.

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Songs like “The Hanukkah Song” is the bread and butter of Sandler’s career.

On “Conan,” Sandler performed “My Old Chair” from his new tour, and even though some critics believe Sandler has lost his comedy edge, this number shows that his sense of humor is still intact.

“My Old Chair” is a loving ballad to an old chair that has been thrown away. Sandler wonders what happened to that chair and who is “farting into your cushions tonight.”

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'Peanuts' corn mazes crop up for 50th anniversary of 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'

Get ready for a Halloween treat, Peanuts fans.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," Utah-based The MAiZE Inc. has designed "Peanuts"-themed corn mazes at more than 90 farms across the country, the Washington Post reported last month.

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According to the Post, "several of the mazes will feature political slogans, such as 'Snoopy for Prez'" in honor of the upcoming presidential election. 

Guests also will get a chance to watch the iconic "Great Pumpkin" special, first broadcast in 1966, at the farms. (And if you can't make it to one of the farms, don't fret: The special airs at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday on ABC.)

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5 trailers from ComicCon that have people talking

Everything was awesome at San Diego ComicCon. 

And trailers premiered during the geek-fest are taking the internet by storm. 

Fans of the Lego franchise have a new feature-length film to look forward to: "The Lego Batman Movie."

Will Arnett is back voicing the Dark Knight, while the movie introduces a backstory for his sidekick, Robin, voiced by Michael Cera.

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Watch the trailer below, or click here.

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And while plastic toy versions of super heroes are going to hit the big screen, another Marvel movie is getting fans revved up.

>>Photos: Comic-Con cosplayers show off superhero style in San Diego

A new trailer also was shown during ComicCon for Marvel's "Doctor Strange."

The latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular character. 

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And the women were not forgotten this year, as the trailer for the origin story for "Wonder Woman" was shown during the convention. The movie stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.

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"Kong: Skull Island" brings the unusually large primate back to life. Tom Hiddleston teams up with Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson to bring down the beast. 

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Larson also announced some news that she will be the MCU's "Captain Marvel."

The world of Harry Potter returned to the convention as Warner Bros. showed a new trailer for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

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"The Lego Batman Movie" will hit theaters in February. "Doctor Strange" premiers on Nov. 4. "Wonder Woman" will be on the big screen next June. "Kong: Skull Island" will come out in March. Movie goers will have to wait until 2018 for "Captain Marvel." "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will take fans into the world of magic on Nov. 18, 2016.

After 25 years, Opus and the Bloom County gang are back

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Opus the penguin and the world of "Bloom County" are back after a 25-year break.

"Bloom Country's" creator, Berkeley Breathed, said in an email, that with what's going on in the country, now is the perfect time to return, The Associated Press reported.

Breathed posted the first strip in a quartercentury on Monday. The strip shows Opus waking up after a 25-year nap. In a little more than a day, the post has had more than 54,000 shares.

Posted by Berkeley Breathed on Monday, July 13, 2015

Breathed hinted at the return in a post on Sunday, with a photo which showed him working on his computer. 

A return after 25 years.  Feels like going home.Posted by Berkeley Breathed on Sunday, July 12, 2015

According to National Public Radio, Breathed won a Pulitzer prize for "Bloom County" in 1987. Two years later, he stopped creating the comic strip.

The comic strip will be seen only on Facebook and will be seen on a "reasonably regular" basis. Breathed said that he "will draw because it's fun," AP reported.

Must-see: Congressman John Lewis takes cosplay to new level at Comic-Con

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U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., just upped the game for cosplayers at San Diego Comic-Con.

On Saturday, the civil rights icon dressed as a past version of himself, recreating the outfit he wore as he marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, 50 years ago.

>> PHOTOS: Fans show their alter-egos for Comic-Con

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Jared Leto's Joker looks like he hangs out at Hot Topic

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We now have our first good look at Jared Leto as the Joker for the upcoming "Suicide Squad" film, and even for the "Clown Prince of Crime," it's out there.

The film's director David Ayer revealed the image on Twitter, and it kinda looks like he is toeing the line between psychotic serial killer and the frontman for a death metal band. 

And many people don't seem too keen on it, with most of the criticism centering on all those tattoos. 

If scrawling a character's iconic slogan all over his body isn't a bit much, literally putting a label that says "Damaged" on his forehead certainly is. I think we get it — the guy's a psycho. 

So, first impressions to the image make it seem like the creative team behind "Suicide Squad" is trying a bit too hard to reinvent the character. But it's not hard to see why they could be overcompensating. 

>> RELATED: Jared Leto cuts hair for 'Suicide Squad' role; fans freak out

The Joker already has had plenty of on-screen adaptions, including Jack Nicholson's take on the villain in Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman" film. It will also be pretty hard for "Suicide Squad" to escape the shadow of Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning performance in "The Dark Knight" from 2008.

We should also keep in mind that this is only our first glimpse of the character. One Twitter pic doesn't really give us enough to make a final judgment on Leto's Joker. 

Plus, it's not like anyone predicted that Ledger's portrayal of the Joker would turn out the way it did, so who knows what Leto could do with it. 

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Regardless, "Suicide Squad" looks like it might be a pretty unique take on the super-hero genre. 

Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Common are to star alongside Leto as super-villains doing work for the U.S. government in exchange for commuted prison sentences. That film is set to hit theaters in 2016.

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Photos: MegaCon 2015 in Orlando, Florida

Coming soon: Marvel Universe reboot

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The universe as we know it is ending, The Marvel Universe, that is. 

Marvel Entertainment ended months of theories and announced Tuesday that the comic book empire will reboot their world this summer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It will be part of the "Secret Wars" event that the comic book world has been buzzing about for months. 

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Writers will be wasting no time.  The current Marvel Universe will end in the first issue of the series, The Hollywood Reporter reported.

According to Marvel's announcement, the series will run eight issues starting in May and running through December.   

And this week's announcement isn't the only one concerning the changes in store for Thor, Iron Man, Spider Man and all of the other Marvel characters.  According to io9, there will be more announcements made over the next two weeks.

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WATCH: Marvel releases 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer after online leak

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Fanboys and fangirls rejoice: Marvel Entertainment released its "Avengers: Age of Ultron" trailer Wednesday after a low-resolution version leaked online.

Marvel had originally planned to release the official trailer Oct. 28, according to The Verge.

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The film, which stars James Spader as Ultron, hits theaters on May 1, 2015.

Scroll down to see how the event played out on social media.

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