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Cindy Williams arrives to the TV Land Awards 10th Anniversary in New York on April 14, 2012. Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall's Laverne on the popular sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Los Angeles at age 75, her family said. Charles Sykes/AP hide caption

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The Addams Family characters Wednesday and Uncle Fester. The actress who played the iconic Wednesday, Lisa Loring, died this weekend. ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images hide caption

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Natasha Lyonne on the real reason she got kicked out of boarding school

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Saying goodbye to Pikachu and Ash, plus how Pokémon changed media forever

It's the end of an era. After more than 25 years, The Pokémon Company is closing the book on the adventures of Ash Ketchum and Pikachu. To celebrate the cultural impact of this dynamic duo – and of the Pokémon franchise – Brittany Luse sits down with actor Sarah Natochenny, who's voiced Ash since 2006. Sarah talks about growing up with a character who stays 10 years old, and how fans have been the lifeblood of the show. Then, Brittany sits down with Dexter Thomas, VICE News correspondent and Japanese culture critic, and Daniel Dockery, author of Monster Kids: How Pokémon Taught a Generation to Catch Them All. They explore how Pokémon transformed gaming and children's TV in the U.S. and became one of the biggest media franchises in the world.

Saying goodbye to Pikachu and Ash, plus how Pokémon changed media forever

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Jimmy Kimmel celebrates 20 years as a (reluctant) late night TV institution

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Sesame Street co-creator Lloyd Morrisett attends the 42nd annual Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center on Dec. 8, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Morrisett died at 93, Sesame Workshop announced Monday. Greg Allen/Invision/AP hide caption

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F. Murray Abraham says his White Lotus character Bert is "nothing but a male chauvinist pig" but that the women who respond to him "understand that he really has a good heart." Fabio Lovino /HBO hide caption

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Winning an Oscar almost cost F. Murray Abraham his career — but he bounced back

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Mindy Kaling voices the iconic character in the new HBO Max animated series Velma. HBO Max hide caption

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For Rapp, the goal was always a solo music career. Erica Hernandez hide caption

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Reneé Rapp wants to burn out by 30 — and it's all going perfectly to plan

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Alan Cumming hosts the Peacock reality competition show The Traitors. Peacock hide caption

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Keyla Monterroso Mejia and Lisa Ann Walter on Abbott Elementary. Mejia is one of the people we're pulling for. Gilles Mingasson/ABC hide caption

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James Cameron wants everyone to see 'Avatar 2' in theaters

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Twenty contestants are sequestered in a castle in The Traitors. Three of them are designated as traitors. If all the traitors have been banished when the game ends, the remaining faithfuls split the money. If there are any traitors left, the traitors split the money. Euan Cherry/Peacock hide caption

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Kento Yamazaki as Ryohei Arisu and Tao Tsuchiya as Yuzuha Usagi in Alice in Borderland. Kumiko Tsuchiya/Netflix hide caption

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