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Kanye, Simpson to grace Macy's parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year will have some big names to go along with the big balloons, The Associated Press reports. Macy's yesterday announced the list of celebrity performers for the event. Among those scheduled to perform are Kanye West, Jessica Simpson, Colombian rock singer Juanes, Arlo Guthrie, Gladys Knight, boy band Big Time Rush and teen singer Victoria Justice. The 84th parade will also feature some new balloons including Kung-Fu Panda and the Kool-Aid Man.

Sutherland to join 'Championship'

Kiefer Sutherland and Chris Noth will join Jason Patric, Brian Cox and Jim Gaffigan in a revival of Jason Miller's play "That Championship Season," AP reports. It's about four former jocks who gather for a reunion with their high school basketball coach 20 years after winning the state championship. Meanwhile, Emmy winner Andre Braugher ("Homicide: Life on the Street") will star in the New York premiere of Matthew Lopez's Civil War-era play "The Whipping Man." Manhattan Theatre Club says Braugher will play one of two newly freed slaves who welcome home a severely wounded Jewish Confederate officer in Virginia.

Judge to hear Snipes argument Nov. 15

Wesley Snipes is heading back to court, hoping to convince a central Florida judge he deserves a new trial because he claims the jury was biased, AP reports. U.S. District Court Judge William Terrell Hodges will hear arguments Nov. 15. Snipes argues some jurors decided he was guilty before hearing any evidence and prosecutors hid damaging information about a key witness. Snipes faces a 3-year prison sentence for tax-related crimes. Snipes was found guilty of willfully failing to file federal tax returns.

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