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Forever Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe has a unique place in history and now will be remembered in wax at the Madame Tussauds museum in Washington.

The museum is unveiling its newest wax figure Wednesday. It will be displayed initially at Washington’s O Street Museum in The Mansion on O Street.

An exhibit about the late Hollywood star will include a pin-up calendar and photos, as well as a shampoo ad and lunchbox featuring Monroe.

‘Sesame Street’ lends a hand

A trip down the grocery store produce aisle could soon feel like a stroll down “Sesame Street.”

Under an agreement announced Wednesday by Michelle Obama, the nonprofit organization behind the popular children’s educational program will allow the produce industry to use Elmo, Big Bird and Sesame Street’s other furry characters free of charge to help market fruit and veggies to kids.

The goal is to boost consumption of fruit and vegetables among children who often turn up their noses at them.

Starting as early as next spring, eggplant could be brought to you by Elmo; Big Bird could be pushing the beets; and the Cookie Monster could become the Celery Monster. The produce association will develop guidelines for how members should use the characters.

Congress celebrates Churchill

Congress honored Winston Churchill with a bust and a performance by another famous Briton, The Who’s Roger Daltrey.

Senate and House leaders, as well as Secretary of State John Kerry, gathered Wednesday to dedicate the Churchill bust, which will now stand in the Capitol as a testament to the strength of the relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom. Daltrey sang “Stand by Me,” and House Speaker John Boehner said the song was a tribute to the U.S.-U.K. relationship.

Daltrey also performed a Who classic, “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” The songs had Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi bobbing their heads in bipartisan unity.

Afterward, Daltrey was swarmed by fans – members of Congress among them – hoping for a photo with the singer.

Joe Jonas to solo here

Following Tuesday’s official announcement that the band had broken up, the three Jonas Brothers – Nick, Joe and Kevin – appeared on “Good Morning America” Wednesday to shed some light on their decision.

“We ... felt like it was starting to get stale to us,” said oldest brother Joe during the televised interview.

The teen pop sensations expressed interest in pursuing various avenues on their own. For Joe Jonas, one of those avenues will lead to First Niagara Center on Dec. 12, when the singer will perform as part of KISSmas Bash 2013, in lieu of the previously scheduled Jonas Brothers band.

Joe’s appearance was confirmed Wednesday during an interview with Kiss 98.5 FM morning host Janet Snyder.

“So, will I be able to say, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, Joe Jonas!’ at Kissmas Bash?” Snyder asked.

“You can say that, yes,” replied Jonas.

– Jeff Miers