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Green Day and Nine Inch Nails are two of the first-time artists on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee list for 2015. The new long-list ballot “represents a broad, diverse group of artists and demonstrates how rock ‘n’ roll has evolved over the years,” says foundation president Joel Peresman. Other groups on this year’s ballot are: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, The Marvelettes, N.W.A., The Smiths, The Spinners, and War. The late Lou Reed and Sting are eligible as solo artists after previous inductions for their groups Velvet Underground and The Police, respectively. Others hoping for induction are Stevie Ray Vaughan and Bill Withers. Final inductees from this list will be announced late this year with the ceremony slated for next April. USA Today

Prepare for an onslaught this weekend at the arthouse and indie theaters everywhere. Many potential awards contenders are leaving the festival circuit to see how they fare with actual audiences. That includes “Whiplash” (Miles Teller), “St. Vincent” (Bill Murray), You’re Not You” (Hilary Swank), and “Kill the Messenger” (Jeremy Renner). Deadline

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Carrie Rickey wonders if director David Fincher is turning into the next Alfred Hitchcock. She says that the new release “Gone Girl” cements the fact that he is the logical heir. Comparing to the “Master of Suspense,” she points to the suspected murderer plot of this film and Hichcock’s “Rebecca,” the split personalities of “Fight Club” vs. “Psycho,” and the serial killer from “Se7en” and “Zodiac” compared to “Frenzy.” She even places Rosamund Pike next to a classic Hitchcock “calculating beauty” like Grace Kelly. Yahoo Movies

Saturday Night Live” veteran Jan Hooks dies at age 57 in New York. She was a regular on the NBC variety series 1986-1991 with such cast members as Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz, Mike Myers, Nora Dunn, Kevin Nealon, and the late Phil Hartman. She was known for impressions of Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan, and Jodie Foster plus the recurring sketch about the singing Sweeney sisters. She also had later roles on “Designing Women,” “3rd Rock from the Sun,” and “The Simpsons.” Deadline

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French author Patrick Modiano is the 2014 Nobel Prize winner for literature. His work has often focused on the Nazi occupation of France, and he has been called “a Marcel Proust of our time.” At a press conference, he said, “I wasn’t expecting it at all. It was like I was a bit detached from it all, as if a doppelganger with my name had won.” Modiano beat perceived favorites Haruki Murakami and Ngugi wa Thiong’o. BBC News

Tickets for the Broadway revival of “The King and I” go on sale to the general public on October 19. Legendary composers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein were behind the original 1951 show, which will star five-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara and Oscar-nominated actor Ken Watanabe. Tony winner Bartlett Sher (“South Pacific”) will helm the musical, which begins previews on March 12. The official opening date is April 16 at New York’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. Playbill

Fans of Adele will have to wait a good bit longer before her next album. Her 2011 effort “21” was a big Grammy winner and sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Many people expected her new album “25” to be released late this year, but new financial records from her label XL Recordings indicate it will be sometime in 2015 instead. New York Times

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