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Behold the treasures of ancient Egypt — and the potentially long lines that go with them — in Exposition Park this weekend. “King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” opens at the California Science Center at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The exhibition, timed to the upcoming 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tut’s tomb, is billed as the largest collection of King Tut relics to leave Egypt. The display includes new science about the boy king’s life and death and 3-D scans of objects, organizers said.  

The museum’s website says the special exhibition already has sold out for Saturday and Sunday, but future dates are available (the show runs through Jan. 6). In the meantime, read our article on what’s in the exhibition and watch The Times’ video sneak peek.

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Fred Rogers' widow, Joanne Rogers, attends a Friday ceremony dedicating a postage stamp bearing her husband's image.
Fred Rogers' widow, Joanne Rogers, attends a Friday ceremony dedicating a postage stamp bearing her husband's image. (Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press)

The U.S. Postal Service has given its stamp of approval to a beloved children’s entertainer. 

The agency held a ceremony Friday dedicating a new postage stamp to the memory of Fred Rogers, host of the classic children’s program “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” 

“Mister Rogers and his Neighborhood of Make-Believe made the ups and downs of life easier to understand for the youngest members of our society,” Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan said in a statement Friday. 

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George and Amal Clooney continue to be outspoken supporters of March for Our Lives.
George and Amal Clooney continue to be outspoken supporters of March for Our Lives. (Jordan Strauss / Invision/Associated Press)

Never one to mince words, George Clooney continued his support for Parkland, Fla., students on Friday.

“You make me proud of my country again,” Clooney penned in an open letter to the co-editors-in-chief of the Eagle Eye, Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school’s newspaper.

They have taken over the Guardian’s website for the weekend to run coverage of the March for Our Lives events planned across the U.S. on Saturday.

Kim Cattrall, left, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis at the SAG Awards in 2004.
Kim Cattrall, left, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis at the SAG Awards in 2004. (Vince Bucci / Getty Images)

“Sex and the City” alum Kim Cattrall has weighed in on costar Cynthia Nixon’s run for governor of New York … in the most sterile way possible.

Responding to a fan on Twitter, Cattrall tweeted: “I support & respect any former colleague’s right to make their own career choices.”

Cattrall, who recently slammed the “toxic relationship” she had with her costars and has been publicly feuding with Sarah Jessica Parker, chimed in a few days after castmate Kristin Davis did. Davis tweeted her support for Nixon on Monday and said she is a “Day 1 founding donor.”

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Time marches on for the rest of us, but Will Smith remains ageless.

Performing with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday’s “Tonight Show,” the “Suicide Squad” actor proved that he hasn’t lost a step in the nearly 30 years since “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”

“Would you want to perform some of the greatest TV theme songs in one live remix?” Fallon asked Smith. “Right now?”

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Edward Norton.
Edward Norton. (Kirk McCoy / Los Angeles Times)

A New York City firefighter died after he became separated from his unit as they battled a fierce, smoky blaze that broke out in the basement of a former Harlem jazz club being used as a film set.

The fire started as the crew of "Motherless Brooklyn," directed by Edward Norton, was nearing the end of its working day at 11 p.m. Thursday. Flames poured out the windows as firefighters stormed into the five-story building, dumping water on the blaze to get it under control.

Firefighter Michael R. Davidson of Engine Company 69 was assigned to the nozzle on the lead hose-line. He got separated from other firefighters inside the building as conditions deteriorated, fire officials said, and had lost consciousness when he was found. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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(Con Keyes / Los Angeles Times)

I belong to everything, to everybody. That's what happens when you're successful in this business. Your life isn't your own. I need a guy who can deal with my success and my career and be secure and not think I'm going to bed with the whole world. The problem is that there are no guys like that.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Chaka The Terrible Has Matured

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Bozo the Clown, seen here with Bozo franchise mastermind Larry Harmon, was a children's entertainment staple for decades.
Bozo the Clown, seen here with Bozo franchise mastermind Larry Harmon, was a children's entertainment staple for decades. (Lennox McLendon / Associated Press)

The death of Frank Avruch — a longtime, Boston-based TV personality who played Bozo the Clown — marks the loss of another hallowed children’s entertainer who donned that wacky red wig.

Created by Alan W. Livingston, Bozo became a brand after Larry Harmon bought the creative rights in 1956. Harmon trained hundreds of Bozos to entertain throughout the world, with many local markets boasting their own version of the clown.

Bozo’s omnipresence throughout the 1960s and ’70s made for a lot of homegrown nostalgia as a generation of Bozos bite the dust.

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Queen Latifah, left, and her mother, Rita Owens, pose for a photograph in 2016.
Queen Latifah, left, and her mother, Rita Owens, pose for a photograph in 2016. (Greg Allen / Associated Press)

Queen Latifah, a.k.a. Dana Owens, is mourning the death of her mother, Rita Owens, remembering her as “certainly the love of my life.” 

Rita Owens, a teacher, died Wednesday after struggling for years with a heart condition, Latifah said via a statement to various outlets, including People.

“She had struggled with a heart condition for many years and her battle is now over,” Latifah said. “I am heartbroken but know she is at peace.”

"The Spy Who Dumped Me" stars Mila Kunis, left, and Kate McKinnon debut the trailer for the film on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
"The Spy Who Dumped Me" stars Mila Kunis, left, and Kate McKinnon debut the trailer for the film on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." (Michael Rozman / Warner Bros.)

Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon showcase their action-comedy chops in the first trailer for Lionsgate’s summer flick “The Spy Who Dumped Me.”

“Two very best friends, regular gals, get sucked into an international espionage adventure for which they are not prepared professionally or emotionally,” explained “Saturday Night Live” star McKinnon during the actresses’ appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday to debut the trailer.  

The women go on the run from bad guys, chasing down Kunis’ ex, a CIA agent played by Justin Theroux who ghosted and dumped her. He and the internet’s other favorite boyfriend, “Outlander’s” Sam Heughan, are lightly featured in the teaser.