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Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

From books to history, music and ice cream, Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead.

TODAY/TUESDAY

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Guilty pleasure

To your health: Think twice before hopping on latest diet bandwagon

By Leia Kedem/University of Illinois Extension

Dr. Mehmet Oz — talk about a polarizing personality. I get questions all the time about the latest supplements and diets about which he's waxed poetic. Usually, I just roll my eyes at his outrageous claims and explain why they're not worth the time or money. But thanks to recent events, it's no longer business as usual.

Who lives here? June 28, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Who lives here? June 21, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

SJ-O grad goes from cap and gown to MTV

Lexie Boaz went from the St. Joseph-Ogden High School's stage to MTV's.

Boaz, a 2014 graduate of SJ-O, recently appeared on the MTV show "Copycat." On the show, the competitors try to sound like their favorite recording artists to earn the title of Ultimate Copycat. Boaz chose to mimic pop singer Demi Lovato because she has been a fan of the artist since she was 10 years old.

Who lives here? June 14, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Rich Warren: Antenna should improve in-home radio reception

When FM broadcasting arrived in the 1940s, it surpassed AM not only with its wider frequency response, but also wider dynamic range with far less noise. Basically, noise, like a weed, is any sound you don't want to hear. Common electrical noise tends to be amplitude modulated (AM).

Champaign native misses shot at Miss USA crown

BATON ROUGE, La.— Champaign's own Miss Illinois USA won't be Miss USA this year.

Lexi Atkins, 21, of Champaign, also a former Miss Illinois Teen USA, competed in the Miss USA pageant Sunday in Baton Rouge, La., but she wasn't among the young women selected for the top 20.

Atkins was an athlete, singer and actress at Champaign's Centennial High School.

Ask 'Mimi' June 8, 2014

Greg Springer of Urbana asks: Is it my imagination or didn't Dominic Fumusa go to the UI in its theater department? I'm pretty sure I reviewed him favorably many times over the years. And he's a regular on 'Nurse Jackie' and currently in New York City on the stage, I believe. He's a good actor, but he never seems to get much visibility.