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UPDATED: Dick Van Dyke returning to Danville

Updated 8:23 p.m. Friday

DANVILLE — It's official: Dick Van Dyke is coming home again.

Night belongs to Prince, Weeknd

LAS VEGAS — Madonna paid homage to Prince by wearing his signature color and bringing another icon — Stevie Wonder — onstage to sing the classic "Purple Rain" at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards.

'Angry Birds' have reason to be happy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Captain America" has found a worthy competitor in a bunch of flightless birds. "The Angry Birds Movie" soared to $39 million in its debut weekend, knocking "Captain America: Civil War" off its first-place perch, while new adult comedies "Neighbors 2" and the "The Nice Guys" struggled to get their footing, according to comScore estimates Sunday.

Veteran '60 Minutes' newsman Morley Safer dies at 84

FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

Spell your way to victory in 'Letter Quest'

If you’ve ever whiled away the hours playing word games like “Boggle,” “Scrabble,” “Bookworm” or “Words With Friends,” I’ve got another game for you: “Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey Remastered.”

To put it simply, it’s Scrabble meets turn-based RPG-style battles and now available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, as well as Android, iPhone, PC and Mac (through Steam), and Xbox One.

Actress Robin Wright demanded equal pay for 'House of Cards'

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Robin Wright says she demanded the same pay as co-star Kevin Spacey for her work on "House of Cards" and got it.

'Captain America' makes room for some new challengers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's "Captain America's" weekend at the box office once again by a large margin, but even with $72.6 million in earnings, the superhero pic left room for other newcomers like "Money Monster," "The Darkness" and "The Lobster" to play, according to comScore estimates Sunday.

Safer retires after 46-year run at CBS

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News veteran Morley Safer bid farewell Sunday night on "60 Minutes" as he was honored by the newsmagazine where he's been a fixture for all but two of its 48 years.

Ebertfest panel lineup set

CHAMPAIGN — Diversity matters at Ebertfest even in the composition of the morning academic panel discussions, festival director Nate Kohn said.

“An eclectic mixture of filmmakers, critics and academics ensures lively and substantive conversations that engage and provoke,” he said.

Cheap Trick, Styx to play Grange Grove

Rockers Cheap Trick and Styx will perform at Grange Grove outside Memorial Stadium on June 17.

Tickets go on sale April 15 for $50 and $37 and available on the day of the show for $56 and $43. 

Cheap Trick is part of the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class. The induction ceremony takes place tonight in Brooklyn.