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A year in pop culture: Hellos, goodbyes, and Caitlyn Jenner

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There were goodbyes (Jon Stewart, David Letterman, “Mad Men”) and hellos (Adele!). “Star Wars” reawakened, and a ballerina and an unheralded Founding Father both hit the zeitgeist. But the pop-culture moment that fascinated us most? That had to be the emergence of Caitlyn Jenner. Herewith, our annual, very selective trip down pop culture memory lane: JANUARY: Remember we began the year talking about North Korea? At the GOLDEN GLOBES, Tina Fey welcomes the TV audience to honor “all the movies that North…

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Emmy Awards could be 1 for the history books

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The Emmy Awards, television’s annual celebration of itself, are always a big night. But this Sunday’s ceremony may end up supersized. Performers and shows could be setting records and making breakthroughs at the 67th prime-time Emmys. Viola Davis of “How to Get Away with Murder” or Taraji P. Henson of “Empire” have a chance to become the first African-American to win as best drama series actress. “I gotta win! I gotta win for history!” an exuberant Henson said when asked…

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‘Empire,’ ‘Mad Men,’ Letterman vie for Emmy nominations

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Six months after the Oscars featured an all-white cast of acting nominees, television’s Emmy Awards is poised to show its big-screen Hollywood sibling how diversity is achieved. The likely contenders for Thursday’s Emmy nominations include hit series Empire and Black-ish and their wealth of critically acclaimed black actors, and Jane the Virgin and its standout Latina star, Gina Rodriguez. Nominees in top categories are to be announced Thursday morning by Uzo Aduba, an Emmy winner last year for her Orange…

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