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ABC says “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh is leaving the medical drama after the coming season.

Shonda Rhimes, the show’s creator and executive producer, said she’s grateful for what she called the actress’ “brilliant” work. Rhimes said “Grey’s Anatomy” will savor Oh’s character of Dr. Cristina Yang in the upcoming 10th season and then give her the exit she deserves.

Oh’s publicist didn’t respond Wednesday to requests for comment.

ABC said it intends to keep “Grey’s Anatomy” on its schedule for years to come and with as many of the original cast as possible.

Others who have left the drama include Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight.

Stars Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey and Patrick Dempsey as Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd have been with “Grey’s Anatomy” since its 2005 debut.

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Summertime keeps heating up with Leesburg native Luke Bryan set to take the stage at Rockefeller Plaza in New York on Friday.

All summer long, NBC’s “Today” show has featured some of today’s hottest musical artists as part of its Toyota Concert Series. A few artists who have been featured so far include Phillip Phillips, Jimmy Buffet and Michael Buble, with future performances set for Cher and One Direction. Friday, it’s Bryan’s turn.

The country music star from Lee County will entertain with some of his latest hits, including “Crash My Party” from his upcoming album. The lead single was released in stores Tuesday.

In addition, Bryan will perform a song chosen by fans themselves. Voters can go online to the “Today” website and cast their vote for “Country Girl Shake It For Me,” “Drunk On You,” or “Rain Is A Good Thing.” Bryan will perform the winning song during the show - so far, “Country Girl Shake It For Me” is leading the pack.

It’s been a big year for Bryan, and his performance on “Today” further cements his status as one of the most popular stars in the music business today. In April, Bryan was awarded the supreme honor of “Entertainer of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music.

Bryan is currently traveling the country with his Dirt Road Diaries Tour. For upcoming concert dates, visit his website at

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Britain’s Victoria & Albert Museum says it has acquired the archive of “Gone With the Wind” star Vivien Leigh, including personal diaries and letters to her husband, Laurence Olivier.

The London museum said Wednesday it bought the archive from Leigh’s grandchildren for an undisclosed sum.

The trove includes photographs, annotated film and theater scripts, and thousands of letters from Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, Noel Coward and others.

There are more than 200 letters exchanged with Olivier, to whom Leigh was married for 20 years.

The British-born star won an Academy Award for playing iron-willed Southern belle Scarlett O’Hara in the U.S. Civil War epic “Gone With the Wind.” She died of tuberculosis in 1967, aged 53.

Some of the material will go on display at the museum this fall.