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Beyonce to bring tour to D.C. in June

Beyonce will bring her "I Am ..." tour to Washington's Verizon Center on June 24.

Tickets ($20.75 to $125.75) go on sale through Ticketmaster at 10 a.m. Saturday. Call 410-547-7328 or go to

Rashod D. Ollison

Politics of Hollywood

Barry Levinson's Poliwood will have its local premiere at the Maryland Film Festival next month.

The movie, shot during 2008's Democratic and Republican conventions and the inauguration, is a "film essay" on the confluence of media, celebrities - such as Matthew Modine, Ellen Burstyn and Anne Hathaway - and politics, says MFF head Jed Dietz.

A discussion with Levinson, Modine and The Baltimore Sun's Dan Rodricks will follow the 5 p.m. May 10 screening at the Charles Theatre.

Chris Kaltenbach

Pompeo's pregnant

Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo and her husband, Chris Ivery, are expecting a baby, her rep, Jennifer Allen, tells People.

'Code' 2

Six years after the release of his mega-selling The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, a thriller set during a 12-hour period and featuring Code symbolist Robert Langdon, will come out in September, the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group has announced.


The Screen Actors Guild's board of directors has endorsed a tentative deal with Hollywood studios. It has pay raises and other compensation hikes, including for the Internet.


Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, 83

Writer Elaine May, 77

Singer Iggy Pop, 62

Actress Patti LuPone, 60

Actor Tony Danza, 58

Actor James McAvoy, 30

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