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Dick Van Dyke slept here

FAIRMOUNT — It wasn’t the daily wine tastings, the spacious suites or the rustic setting that Sleepy Creek Vineyards’ out-of-state guests enjoyed most about their three-night stay last week.

No, the highlight of Dick Van Dyke and wife Arlene’s visit to Vermilion County was Hobie, the winery’s brown Maine coon house cat.

'Independence Day' caught up in 'Dory's' wave

NEW YORK (AP) — The "Finding Dory" tidal wave overwhelmed the sputtering sequel "Independence Day: Resurgence," as the alien-invasion redux was drowned out by the popular Pixar release in North American theaters.

'Walkers' to shuffle through theme park all year

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — It's all hands on deck at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Behind double doors with the phrases "DON'T OPEN" and "DEAD INSIDE" scrawled across them in black paint, a team of workers is carefully positioning 12 creepy robotic hands as nearby crew members paint animatronic zombie heads and construct a hospital waiting room.

Multiple stars honor Prince at BET Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vocal queen Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder and Tori Kelly kept the theme of the BET Awards — paying tribute to Prince — alive with adoring, passionate performances Sunday.

PBS show to feature 15 minutes of 'Hamilton'

NEW YORK (AP) — Time has nearly run out to see the original "Hamilton" cast on Broadway, but a PBS special this fall on the Tony Award-winning musical will feature at least 15 minutes of footage with creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and his team.

LIVE: Dick Van Dyke's homecoming

DANVILLE — Dick Van Dyke rolled up to his alma matter in Danville on Thursday in a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car, singing and smiling his big grin as Danville High School students serenaded him with theme music from the movie.

“God I’m 17 again,” said Van Dyke as he walked onto the stage in the Danville High School auditorium that was named for him in 2010.

'Hamilton' antagonist also ready to exit

NEW YORK (AP) — A week after winning a best-leading-actor Tony Award, Leslie Odom Jr. has announced he will join other key principals in leaving the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" next month.

Redmayne gets Father's Day present

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne and his wife, Hannah, have welcomed a daughter just in time for Father's Day.

The actor's rep confirmed Sunday that the couple are new parents to daughter Iris Mary Redmayne. They announced the arrival of their first child in the U.K. paper "The Times."

They have been married since late 2014.

Actor Yelchin pinned by car, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anton Yelchin, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, was killed by his own car as it rolled down his driveway early Sunday, police and his publicist said.

Shatner to appear for 'Star Trek' anniversary

BOSTON (AP) — Actor William Shatner will appear at Boston Comic Con 2016 to mark the 50th anniversary of the hit television series "Star Trek."

The convention is set for Aug. 12-14 at the Seaport World Trade Center.