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CULTURE CLASH: Ed Norton is now the ex-Hulk; Bill Clinton is now an opera; A-Rod is now an actor

Posted by Steve Greenlee  July 13, 2010 09:45 AM

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This morning's arts and culture highlights from around the web:

Friend says Mel Gibson sought therapy over relationship. (People)

Ed Nortion is out as the Hulk in 'The Avengers.' (Entertainment Weekly)

Rural areas most hurt by arts cuts. (The Independent)

Bill Clinton, the opera. (USA News & World Report)

Record ratings for the World Cup championship game. (Variety)

Family movies driving the summer box office. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The Arcade Fire turns its attention to Haiti. (The New York Times)

U2 reschedules tour dates. (Billboard)

A-Rod the actor. (New York magazine)

 And from The Boston Globe: As concerts grow more risque, parents increasingly chaperoning their kids.

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