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Ailey to Welcome First Lady; BBC Downsizing

Napier • First lady Michelle Obama will be an honorary co-chairwoman of the opening night gala performance of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, reported The New York Times. The ceremony will take place on Nov. 30.

• The BBC has cut its budget for foreign television imports, like "Mad Men," some of which performed very well across the pond. The broadcaster announced it slash its budget by about $ 1 billion a year by 2016/7 and as a result, roughly 2,000 people will lose their jobs. Actors employed by the BBC may leave for rival channels or possibly the United States if their salaries are reduced. Read the story at Deadline.

• Charles Napier, actor who starred in "Blues Brothers" and Silence of the Lambs" and did voice work on "Superman: The Animated Series", died on Wednesday. He was 75 years old. Read his obituary at The Hollywood Reporter.

• Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs passed away at 56 on Wednesday. In addition to running Apple, Jobs was previously the CEO of Pixar and International Business Times discusses how his death may impact this company the most.

Pictured: Charles Napier (Photo: Getty Images)

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