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Jessica Barrymore, 47, daughter of actor John Drew Barrymore, died in National City, south of San Diego, on Tuesday, two days before her birthday, the coroner said. A San Diego television station reported that she worked at a local pet store.
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BURBANK Calif. (Reuters) - Chris Pratt could have just stuck with his humorous sidekick roles and indulged in the eating and drinking that accompanies marital bliss with wife and fellow actor Anna Faris. But then a door unexpectedly opened to a lead role as Peter Quill in Marvel Studios' new movie ...
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The poster went out in a tweet posted by the Australian Paramount Pictures Twitter account and also appeared on its official Facebook page, which has more than six million fans. Both posts received a barrage of criticism and were deleted, though some screenshots were still being shared on social ...
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Lawyers Jeff Herman and Mark Gallagher say in the filing that their relationship with client Michael Egan "has broken down completely and cannot be repaired" and that Egan has a new attorney but will not let them leave the case. Egan, 31, in April filed a civil lawsuit against Singer ...
Shigeta, who was born in Hawaii and has Japanese ancestry according film database IMDB, died peacefully in his sleep in Los Angeles on Monday, his agent Jeffrey Leavitt said. The actor rose to prominence in the 1960s with a series of film and television roles, and won a Golden Globe for most ...
Shigeta, who was born in Hawaii and has Japanese ancestry according film database IMDB, died peacefully in his sleep in Los Angeles on Monday, his agent Jeffrey Leavitt said. The actor rose to prominence in the 1960s with a series of film and television roles, and won a Golden Globe for most ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the "Godfather of Soul" in the new biopic "Get On Up." From the gliding, ...
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SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Federal land managers began rounding up wild horses on public land in central Utah on Monday as part of efforts to cut herd numbers and placate ranchers who say the animals destroy range land vital for cattle grazing. Working with a pair of helicopters, a crew of U.S. ...
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BURBANK Calif. (Reuters) - A lead actor known for playing the slovenly sidekick, a director who only made small films, a talking raccoon and a 1970s pop music soundtrack - together they form an unlikely tableau for a mega-budget space adventure movie. And yet, Marvel Studios banked on these ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City delicatessen Katz's has won a legal battle to force a Florida restaurant to change its name, according to court documents made public on Monday. Katz's Delicatessen, founded in 1888, sued Katz's Deli of Deerfield Beach in June, claiming that the Florida ...
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Shares in film making company Europacorp, in which he holds a 44 percent stake or some 12.94 million shares, climbed 7.5 percent to 4.15 euros each, valuing his holding at 53.7 million euros ($72.1 million), up by 3.75 million ($5.04 million) from Friday's stock market close. "Lucy" ...
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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Every year, around 130,000 comic book fans and entertainment enthusiasts trek to San Diego's Comic-Con International, where thousands of booths and hundreds of panels are set up by industry outlets to cater to attendees. With the 2014 convention wrapping up on Sunday, here ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered brain, collected $44 million to win the domestic box office race, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million for second place. Both new films exceeded expectations, ...
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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - In one of Comic Con's most awaited presentations, Marvel superheroes of all kinds from Iron Man to Ant-Man took over the fan convention on Saturday, as leading actors revealed surprises to films that will showcase the characters. "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the ...
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San Diego (Reuters) - A dynamic new lead and an epic-scale chase will be at the center of the new "Mad Max" reboot, as Australian director George Miller reignites his explosive action thriller franchise as the fight for survival in the wasteland rages on. "Mad Max: Fury Road," ...
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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The realm of Middle Earth and caped superheroes brought adventure and battle to Comic Con, as fans of Warner Bros' "The Hobbit" and "Batman v Superman" were treated to first-look sneak peeks of the films on Saturday. The eager audience at the convention, ...
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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Action, comedy, animation and dystopia made up an eclectic slate of upcoming films that 20th Century Fox presented at Comic Con on Friday, hoping to engage the convention's avid fan base. Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate, Ron Perlman lent some star power to the ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Double Tony-winner James Earl Jones returns to the New York stage next month as an eccentric grandfather in a revival of the 1930s comedy romance "You Can't Take It With You" along with Australian actress Rose Byrne, who is making her Broadway debut. The play, about ...
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The film, by "Wedding Crashers" director David Dobkin, follows a lawyer who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, who is also a judge, is suspected of murder. It was one of about 60 films unveiled by the festival on Tuesday when it announced just under a fifth of the ...
Like other Hollywood filmmakers, Paramount has been eager to cash in on robust box-office revenues in the world's second largest film market. Chongqing Wulong Karst Tourism Group, which manages the Wulong Scenic Area in southwest China, said it had lodged a lawsuit seeking 20.8 million yuan ($3.36 ...
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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Young adult film franchises have dominated the conversation at San Diego's annual Comic Con gathering in recent years, but as the buzz-building convention kicked off on Thursday, the absence of established blockbusters has allowed studios to push new fare targeting a similar ...
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A growing number of TV series and film crews have left California in search of tax credits elsewhere, causing $2 billion in revenue losses over the past four years to a state that is home to Hollywood and the U.S. production industry, a report said on Thursday. ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gun-toting thugs and a vicious Asian mob boss are no match for the brawn and brain of French director Luc Besson's super-powered heroine in his sci-fi, action thriller "Lucy." Besson is known for creating strong female characters in "La Femme Nikita" and ...
LONDON (Reuters) - The Disney-backed stage adaptation of the hit film "Shakespeare in Love" won nearly across-the-board rave reviews in London this week, to the relief of its creators who are pleased that their big gamble looks set to pay off. The show, based on the 1998 Hollywood movie ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A judge on Thursday adjourned until September the disorderly conduct and harassment case against actor Shia LaBeouf, who was charged with disturbing a Broadway theater performance in June. Dressed in a dark suit and tie, the bearded actor who starred in the ...
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As well as "Birdman", starring Michael Keaton as a fading action hero, 19 other films are in the main competition, including "Manglehorn", starring Al Pacino, "Good Kill" with Ethan Hawke as a disillusioned military drone pilot and Fatih Akin's "The Cut" ...
LONDON (Reuters) - The 1998 hit movie "Shakespeare in Love" wove the Bard's famous words into a Hollywood romantic comedy. Now it's back in a stage version that retains the sly humor of Tom Stoppard's script while making it all seem a bit more Shakespearean. The play that opened at ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Woody Allen explores the mysteries of illusion and love in "Magic in the Moonlight," a period romantic comedy inspired by 1920s clairvoyants who were debunked by leading magicians of the day. The Oscar-winning director has long been fascinated by magic, a recurrent ...
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BEVERLY HILLS Calif. (Reuters) - When Jon Voight joined the growing list of top-flight film actors on television last year as a small-time Boston gangster on drama "Ray Donovan," he felt the role of the aging family patriarch take him back to his early days as a character actor. The ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Douglas is more accustomed to playing dashing leading men and corporate types, so he took a deep breath when offered the role of an ornery widower with a second chance for love in the romantic comedy "And So It Goes." The film reunites the Oscar-winning actor ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young" and Ed Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice" will be among the world premieres at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, one of the top movie showcases and a favored platform to unveil Oscar contenders. The festival on ...
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The additional features are designed to encourage digital ownership of movies as customers have turned away from buying DVDs. They include "Divergent" scenes from multiple angles, 360-degree camera views from the movie's red-carpet premiere and an interactive look at the film's ...
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The inaugural 10-episode series filmed in Canada received 18 Emmy nominations and is frontrunner for the best TV miniseries award. It also earned acting nods for Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman and Colin Hanks. "It is a new cast of actors, which is kind of heartbreaking ...
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The upright piano is one of two from the film in which actor and singer Dooley Wilson sang "As Time Goes By," the signature song for lovers played by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The instrument from the Casablanca cafe owned by Bogart's character Rick is expected to sell for seven ...
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The 49-year-old star made most of his money from June 2013 to June 2014 from "Iron Man 3," which made $1.2 billion at the box office and assured him the top spot again in the annual ranking. "As Iron Man, he's the driving force behind four of Marvel's biggest hits, including 'The ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With the $2-billion sale of pro basketball's Los Angeles Clippers at stake and the team's irascible owner refusing to bless the record deal his estranged wife brokered, Bert Fields can hardly keep a smile from his face. As one of the colorful cast of characters in a trial ...
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(Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's plan to buy Time Warner would help the Twenty-First Century Fox chairman make larger inroads in China, a fast-growing market that media moguls are finding hard to crack. Time Warner's board rejected Murdoch's $80 billion offer, but the Fox chairman is expected to ...
1 (1) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.........$ 36.0 million
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sci-fi sequel "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" beat a new horror flick, an animated family film and an adult comedy to keep its grip on the U.S. and Canadian box office title for a second straight weekend. "Apes" collected $36 million in ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor James Garner, best known for his prime-time television roles as the wisecracking frontier gambler on "“Maverick" and as an ex-con turned private eye on "“The Rockford Files," has died at age 86, Los Angeles police confirmed early on Sunday. ...
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Garner, who built a six-decade career playing ruggedly charming, good-natured anti-heroes and received the highest honor of the Screen Actors Guild in 2004, was found dead on Saturday evening by ambulance personnel sent to his Los Angeles home, TMZ said, citing unnamed law enforcement ...
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It will be Jolie's third directing effort, after Bosnian war drama "In the Land of Blood and Honey," and "Unbroken," the story of Olympic runner and war hero Louis Zamperini, another Universal film that opens in December. "Angelina continues to showcase her extraordinary ...
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HOCKENHEIM Germany (Reuters) - Patrick Dempsey, known to many millions worldwide as "Dr McDreamy" from U.S. network series Grey's Anatomy, is learning new lines. But what he means by that depends on who he is talking to, and where.
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Director Randall Miller and his wife, producer Jody Savin, were indicted, along with executive producer Jay Sedrish, two weeks ago on involuntary manslaughter charges after a camera operator was killed in February when she was struck by a train during production. Miller and Savin said in a ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp intends to wind down Xbox Entertainment Studios, a source familiar with its plans said, becoming the first major tech company to give up on making original shows in a battle for the living room couch. The production outfit's impending closure is part of a ...
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(Reuters) - Elaine Stritch, a husky-voiced actress whose performances over six decades lit up New York's Broadway and London's West End and brought a touch of the profane to the stage with her brassy personality, died on Thursday at age 89. Stritch, who also had Emmy-winning roles on the ...
It is the second film by Fincher to start the 17-day festival that runs from September 26 to October 12. "The Social Network," which went on to win three Oscars, kicked off the festival in 2010. "Gone Girl is so many things at once: sharp as a razor about many aspects of American ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An African American character will soon strap on the star-emblazoned shield and step into the red, white and blue uniform of Captain America in the pages of Marvel Comics. The character of Captain America first appeared in 1941, as a super soldier fighting the Nazis. He was ...
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DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado judge overseeing the murder case against accused theater gunman James Holmes proposed on Wednesday that jury selection begin in December for the trial that has already been postponed three times, a court filing shows. In a notice to prosecutors and public defenders, ...
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The page, spotted by tech blog Gigaom but since taken down, touted a service that for $9.99 a month, would grant unlimited access to more than 600,000 titles including popular books "Life of Pi," and "Water for Elephants," as well as blockbuster franchises like the "Hunger ...
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The page, spotted by tech blog Gigaom but since taken down, touted a service that for $9.99 a month, would grant unlimited access to more than 600,000 titles including popular books "Life of Pi," and "Water for Elephants," as well as blockbuster franchises like the "Hunger ...
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TEXARKANA Texas (Reuters) - A Texas actress was sentenced to 18 years in a federal prison on Wednesday on a biological weapons charge for mailing letters containing the toxic agent ricin to President Barack Obama, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control advocate. Shannon Guess ...
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The as yet untitled film will be made with the cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. It is scheduled to open in theaters by the end of next year. Howard said he was "excited and honored" to be making the film about the Beatles with Apple Corps ...
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(Reuters) - Producer-director Seth MacFarlane has been sued by a California production company for allegedly stealing the idea for a foul-mouthed talking bear with a penchant for drinking, drugs and prostitutes for his 2012 hit movie "Ted." In a complaint filed on Tuesday in the U.S. ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro doesn't seem to be holding much back in his often terrifying and visually arresting movies, and yet, he says television today allows him even more freedom to create. The director behind blockbuster "Pacific Rim" and dark ...
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The publisher said the female Thor is an effort to bring new readers and to appeal to women and girls, whom Marvel said have long been ignored in comics. It will be the biggest change to its three largest comic characters, Captain America, Iron Man and Thor, according to Marvel.
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The service, to be known as Lionsgate Entertainment World, will be exclusive to Alibaba's Internet television set-top boxes and is expected to launch in August. It will give users access to Lions Gate content, including several titles from the 'Twilight Saga' and 'The Hunger Games' series, as ...
1 (*) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.........$ 75.0 million
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," a sequel about highly intelligent apes that battle with humans for dominance, has knocked the giant "Transformers" robots out of the top spot on U.S. and Canadian movie charts. The 3D "Apes" movie ...
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DENVER (Reuters) - Attorneys for an accused mass murderer who claims he was insane when he shot 12 moviegoers to death at a Colorado cinema two years ago oppose the videotaping of their client as he undergoes a new psychiatric examination, court records show. Lawyers defending James Holmes argued ...
FORT LAUDERDALE Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating several videos filmed using drones that flew into and around firework displays, including two apparently shot on the Fourth of July and one from Florida that has received nearly nine million YouTube views. The ...
The Inyo County Sheriff's Office said the body of Legeno, 50, was found early on Sunday morning and a helicopter was used to transport it from the area. "It appears that Legeno died of heat related issues, but the Inyo County coroner will determine the final cause of death. There are no signs ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television newcomers "True Detective," a crime drama from HBO, and "Orange is the New Black," a dark prison comedy from Netflix, racked up a dozen Emmy nominations each on Thursday in a challenge to stalwarts like "Breaking Bad" and ...
WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - Heirs of film star John Wayne have sued Duke University over their right to use the late Academy Award winner's nickname, "Duke," to market a line of bourbon, describing the school's protests over such branding efforts as "ludicrous." John Wayne ...
"The Interview" - due to be released later this year - is about an American television-show host and his producer who land an interview with Kim Jong Un, and are then recruited by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to assassinate the North Korean leader, according to Internet Movie ...
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The Mail Online story posted on Monday said Alamuddin's mother was telling family in Beirut that she is not happy about the wedding for religious reasons and that her daughter could do better by marrying within the family's Druze religion. "First of all, none of the story is factually ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Mark Ruffalo has played characters ranging from a gay AIDS activist and a sperm donor to a recovering sex-addict and an FBI agent and will reprise his role as the Incredible Hulk in next year's "The Avengers: Age of Ultron." An Academy Award nominee for 2010's ...
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"Being asked to serve as UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador is truly humbling," Watson, 24, said in a statement. "Women's rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life, that I can't imagine an opportunity more exciting," she ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It's not easy playing an ape, even a highly intelligent one, but if Andy Serkis succeeds in captivating moviegoers, he will be thanking the obscure world of "motion capture," a digital technology that accurately translates performance into animation. For ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Andrew Lloyd Webber is about to find out if felines have more than one life - and possibly a cinematic one as well - as he prepares to bring his 1980s hit musical "Cats" back to London's West End for a limited run. The creator of hit musicals including ...
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MONTREUX Switzerland (Reuters) - Pharrell Williams gave a slick concert for a pumped-up crowd at the Montreux Jazz Festival on Monday night, but some fans were less than happy when he left the famed stage after just an hour. The American R&B singer and producer, accompanied by his band, two ...
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News of the stoppage comes after Disney initially said filming would continue on schedule while Ford recovered. But shooting is on track to wrap up in the fall, the studio said, and the release date remains December 2015. "In August, the team will take a brief two-week hiatus while ...
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The product placement complaint was made by the Chongqing Wulong Karst Tourism Group, which operates the Wulong Scenic Area in southwest China. It marks the second dispute the movie has faced in the world's second-largest film market where buoyant box office revenues is drawing Hollywood ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Transformers: Age of Extinction" collected $36.4 million in ticket sales over the three-day July 4 weekend, storming ahead of new films "Tammy," "Deliver Us From Evil" and "Earth to Echo" to lead the U.S. and Canadian box ...
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TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Marvel in its latest superhero caper will expand its comic empire to live U.S. audiences this summer, with a tour packing Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man and two dozen characters into a family-oriented show filled with fight scenes and explosions. "Marvel Universe ...
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Singer's attorney, Marty Singer, asked U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson to throw out the suit filed in May, saying that it was improperly filed anonymously by a British citizen, who was identified in court papers as John Doe No. 117. Singer, 48, also demanded in court that the plaintiff pay ...
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A grand jury indicted "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller, his film partner and wife, Jody Savin, and executive producer Jay Sedrish nearly five months after a camera operator was killed and six other crew members were injured during production. Miller, Savin and Sedrish were each ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Louis Zamperini, an American prisoner of war in World War Two and Olympic runner whose life inspired the book and upcoming feature film "Unbroken," has died at age 97. Zamperini died after a 40-day bout with pneumonia, his family said on Thursday in a statement ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Louis Zamperini, an American prisoner of war in World War Two and Olympic runner whose life inspired the book and upcoming feature film "Unbroken," has died at age 97. Zamperini died after a 40-day bout with pneumonia, his family said on Thursday in a statement ...
Hastings died at his home in Burbank, California, on Monday after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer, granddaughter Allison Knowles said. The Brooklyn-born Hastings first earned recurring roles on 1950s TV comedy "The Phil Silvers Show" and small parts on other programs before landing ...
Hastings died at his home in Burbank, California, on Monday after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer, granddaughter Allison Knowles said. The Brooklyn-born Hastings first earned recurring roles on 1950s TV comedy "The Phil Silvers Show" and small parts on other programs before landing ...
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LaBeouf, 28, has voluntarily sought outpatient care for addiction, Melissa Kates, the former "Transformers" star's spokeswoman, said in a statement. The actor was arraigned last week on charges of disorderly conduct and harassment after police said he interrupted a performance of ...
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Dee, who won acclaim in films, theater and television and along with her late husband actor Ossie Davis, was a notable figure in the U.S. civil rights movement. [ID:nL2N0OT17O] Through her performances, President Barack Obama said, the petite actress "paved the way for generations of black ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Paul Mazursky, the writer and director behind such Oscar-nominated films as "An Unmarried Woman" and "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," has died in Los Angeles. He was 84. Mazursky, who also co-created "The Monkees" television series, ...
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BEVERLY HILLS Calif. (Reuters) - Melissa McCarthy, a comedian best recognized for her full-throated and dim-witted style, stays close to home and character in "Tammy," a Midwestern road trip that provides comic relief in a summer season largely dominated by apocalyptic action. Co-written ...
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The prosecution and her lawyer Gerald Shargel agreed earlier this year that the case should be resolved by an adjournment and possible dismissal if she stayed out of trouble for six months and met court demands. "We demonstrated today that she was in compliance and as we expected the case was ...
Indio Falconer Downey, the 20-year-old son of the "Iron Man" actor, was arrested on Sunday afternoon with what authorities believe was cocaine and a pipe used to smoke it, Sergeant Dave Valentine said. Valentine said Downey was arrested after the car he was a passenger in was pulled ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B star Pharrell, rapper Nicki Minaj and newcomer August Alsina led the winners at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards on Sunday, which also honored veteran soul singer Lionel Richie. Pharrell kicked off the show with "Come Get It Bae" and won two ...
The gunman fired several rounds at the gathering, which BET said it had not organized, at a restaurant and banquet hall about 3 miles (5 km) west of downtown before fleeing, the Los Angeles Police Department said. One of three people taken to local hospitals by ambulance died, police said. The ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the fourth in the series of films about form-changing Autobot robots that save the planet, powered up with $100 million in box office sales, jump-starting a sleepy summer with the year's biggest opening weekend. "22 ...
Taylor died on Saturday at his home near Los Angeles after an 18-month battle with colorectal cancer that had spread to his liver, agent Dede Binder told Reuters. "He fought valiantly and died surrounded by his loving family," she said.
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Ancier, who has worked for Fox and NBC, sued Michael Egan and his attorneys Jeff Herman and Michael Gallagher, alleging abuse of process, documents filed in a Hawaii court show. Egan, 31, in April sued Ancier and three other Hollywood executives - "X-Men" director Bryan Singer, TV ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Shia LaBeouf, who starred in the "Transformer" movies and with Harrison Ford in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" was arraigned on Friday on charges of disorderly conduct and harassment at a Broadway theater. LaBeouf, 28, did not ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - British actress Keira Knightley, known for playing tragic heroines in period dramas, strayed into new territory with her first major singing role in "Begin Again," a feel-good film about the music industry and starting over. "Begin Again," which opens in ...
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LaBeouf, 28, was arraigned on five charges in the tiny, packed courtroom at Manhattan's Midtown Community Court after being arrested on Thursday evening. He was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct, one count of trespass, one count of criminal trespass and harassment in the second degree.
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Michael Egan, 31, on Wednesday in a Hawaii court filed a voluntary dismissal of the civil lawsuit, which was brought in April. Egan has also sued "X-Men" director Bryan Singer, TV executive David Neuman and entertainment firm executive Gary Goddard, accusing them of sexually abusing ...
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PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A proposal to change the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, made famous in the "Rocky" movie, is not definite, architect Frank Gehry said on Thursday. Plans for a major expansion of the museum, unveiled to the media on Thursday, call for a 24-foot ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fund managers are making a big bet on Snoopy, Lucy and Charlie Brown. With a big-budget Peanuts film set to appear in theaters next year, an unusually high number of U.S. mutual funds have been buying shares of Iconix Brand Group Inc, the little-known company that owns 80 ...
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WARSAW (Reuters) - Roman Polanski wants to shoot a movie in his native Poland about the 19th-century Dreyfus Affair if the director gets assurances that he will have no legal problems stemming from a 1977 sex crime conviction in the United States, associates said. Polanski, 80, spent part of his ...
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Ramon "Bong" Revilla, known for possessing amulets to defeat his enemies in film, stood quietly with about 20 other co-accused during the arraignment hearing. "Not guilty" one of the three judges said when they did not hear him enter a plea. The opposition senator faces life ...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, hosts of the annual Oscar ceremony, said on Wednesday that members of its music branch are not allowed to contact other members via mail, email, telephone or social media to promote the nomination of their song. Voting members are also not ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In 1993 at the age of 12, Jose Antonio Vargas said goodbye to his mother and boarded a plane in the Philippines to join his grandparents in California. It would be four more years before he would learn that he was in the United States illegally. "Documented," the ...
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HONG KONG (Reuters) - "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will debut in Hong Kong cinemas on Thursday, where audiences are waiting to see giant shape shifting aliens try to destroy their city. The film, the fourth based on the Transformers franchise, is expected to become one of the ...
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The movie "The Interview", starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, is scheduled for release in October this fall. (Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj3uHftd5FQ)
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Wallach appeared on the big screen well into his 90s in such films as Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer," and Oliver Stone's "Wall Street" sequel, as well as on the stage in more than two dozen Broadway shows. "It's what I wanted to do all my life," Wallach said of ...
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Chicago has been selected by "Star Wars" filmmaker George Lucas as the home of his "storytelling museum" that will feature the director's collection of paintings, illustrations and digital art, Lucas and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Tuesday. Chicago beat out San Francisco ...
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In the interview published in Playboy magazine on Monday, the 56-year-old British actor said it would be hypocritical for people to castigate Gibson for his 2006 anti-Semitic diatribe while being arrested for drunken driving because "we've all said those things." "Mel Gibson is in a ...
The golden statuette, which Briarbrook Auctions had thought would sell for $5,000 to $30,000 during the live and online auction, was snapped up by an anonymous telephone bidder from California. The price included the buyer's premium. "Oscars are quite a rare commodity," Nanci Thompson, ...
In mid-May, Amazon started refusing pre-orders of upcoming home video movie titles including "The Lego Movie," "300: Rise of an Empire," "Winter's Tale" and "Transcendence." Amazon had been seeking more favorable pricing terms from Warner, the report said. ...
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Beijing Pangushi Investment Co Ltd last week demanded changes to the film because it said Paramount did not meet its obligations to feature its property in the movie. The Beijing firm said it was revoking permission to show its buildings in "Age of Extinction," which is expected to ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Think Like A Man Too", a sequel to the 2012 comedy based on Steve Harvey's book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man", collected $30 million in ticket sales to lead the weekend box office, outdistancing last weekend's top film, "22 Jump ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After winning over critics with the complex, dark family drama "Animal Kingdom" for his directorial debut, director David Michod wanted to pare things back to tell a simpler story about survival in his next film. "The Rover," out in U.S. theaters on ...
Beijing Pangushi Investment Co. Ltd., in a statement dated June 18, said it terminated its contract with Paramount, a unit of Viacom Inc, and that any images featuring the company's building should be deleted from the film or its marketing materials. The movie, the fourth installment in the ...
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German monthly Magazine Manager cited people familiar with the matter as saying the talks were far advanced but no deal had been clinched and that Netflix was also in touch with other German telecoms groups. Netflix in May unveiled plans to launch in both Germany and France this year, in the ...
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The British government has supported the 15-year project to expand the company's studio in southern England, where the latest Star Wars film is currently being filmed, after it was blocked twice by local authorities. Following the government's green light, Ivan Dunleavy, chief executive of ...
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ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - The signature ride of the new "Harry Potter" attraction at Universal Studios in Orlando, a roller coaster with passenger cars that pitch, heave and spin 360 degrees through a 3-D film adventure, was shut during a media preview on Thursday after minor glitches the ...
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Ferrell, who starred in the movie "Anchorman," McCarthy, nominated for "Best Supporting Actress" for the movie "Bridesmaids"; and "Family Guy" creator MacFarlane will be joined by "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson, "Harry Potter" ...
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Disney, the studio behind the new "Star Wars" films, had said last week that Ford had hurt his ankle while filming at Pinewood Studios on the outskirts of London. Ford's publicist, Ina Treciokas, said in the statement that Ford will begin rehabilitation shortly.
The money will go to help produce five to 10 films a year and build the cinemas mostly in the poorer center and west of the country, the official Xinhua news agency said. "The cultural development fund will specifically promote movie-making technology, help exports of Chinese films, invest in ...
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Police found the weapons cache, which included several machine guns, at the Montrose, California, home of 39-year-old Joshua Corbett following his June 8 arrest at Bullock's residence in an upscale neighborhood near Beverly Hills, prosecutors said. Corbett, who has already pleaded not guilty in ...
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BEVERLY HILLS Calif. (Reuters) - The boisterous pint-sized Kevin Hart never had to venture too far afield to find the source for the happily single Cedric cursed with bad luck in comedy "Think Like a Man Too," which opens in U.S. theaters on Friday. The comedian known for his spark-plug ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For actor Aaron Paul, life after "Breaking Bad" has brought him more of the dark, broken characters that he became known for playing, most notably as the meth-dealing Jesse Pinkman on the gritty AMC drug drama. Paul, 34, won two Emmy awards for playing drug-addled ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Director Clint Eastwood saw three versions of the Tony Award winning musical before casting the film adaptation of "Jersey Boys," which charts the rise of 1960s pop-vocal group The Four Seasons from the mean streets of New Jersey to the top of the charts. With hit ...
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Jace, 51, is accused of shooting and killing his 40-year-old wife April on May 19 in their South Los Angeles home before calling authorities to report an emergency. The actor, who was dressed in a yellow prison jumpsuit, was ordered to stay away from his two young children if he is able to post ...
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ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Stars of the "Harry Potter" franchise hit the red carpet at the much-anticipated expansion of Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter on Wednesday, ahead of the opening of the new attraction on July 8. The addition of Diagon Alley to the theme park ...
ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Universal Orlando kicks off previews on Wednesday of its much anticipated Diagon Alley, a second Harry Potter-themed attraction that is expected provide a boost for the park's revenues and for tourism in central Florida. Universal has yet to fix a date for the opening of ...
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Malia Obama, who turns 16 on July 4, was allowed to clap together the board that marks the start of shooting a scene, on the set of "Extant," a science-fiction series that is due to begin airing in July, TheWrap said, citing an individual with knowledge of the production. The office of ...
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Spielberg's untitled Cold War spy thriller starring Tom Hanks is set to be released on Oct. 16, 2015, and reunites the actor and director who previously collaborated on war film "Saving Private Ryan" and crime drama "Catch Me If You Can." Spielberg's take on "The ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "22 Jump Street," starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as cops who return to college undercover, collected $60 million in ticket sales at domestic theaters over the weekend, out-gunning animated "How to Train Your Dragon 2." The sequel to the ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Casey Kasem, the U.S. radio personality who counted down pop music hits on his popular weekly radio show and also lent his distinctive voice to hippie sleuth Shaggy in the "Scooby Doo" cartoons, died on Sunday. He was 82. "Early this Father's Day morning, our ...
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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thousands of Thais thronged cinemas on Sunday to grab free tickets to an epic film featuring a medieval king, given away by military authorities keen to kindle patriotic feeling after seizing power to end months of unrest. The army has been urging Thais to bridge differences ...
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Jolie, who is special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), was among 1,149 people to receive an award for their contribution to British society in the annual Queen's Birthday Honours list published on Saturday. The list includes a posthumous MBE for teenage cancer sufferer and ...
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The most commented play on Facebook was Neymar's first goal, which leveled the match after Brazil fell behind early with an embarrassing own goal. The second most talked-about play was the controversial penalty that led to Neymar's second goal, putting Brazil ahead for the first time. With 16 ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the World Cup kicks off in Brazil on Thursday, David Beckham is trying not to miss his glory days of playing for the England team and now enjoys just being a soccer fan. "The thing I miss most is playing for England," Beckham told Reuters ahead of Friday's ...
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Ford, 71, hurt his ankle while filming at Pinewood Studios, on the outskirts of London, Disney spokesman Paul Roeder said. Filming will continue on schedule while Ford recovers. The actor was taken to nearby John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Thames Valley Police said on its official Twitter feed ...
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(Reuters) - Legendary stage and screen actress Ruby Dee, who won acclaim in theater, film and television and became a notable figure in the U.S. civil rights movement, died peacefully at home, a friend of the family said on Thursday. The actress, who was 91 years old, died on Wednesday night in ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actors Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are back undercover as bumbling cops masquerading as college students to crack a campus drug ring in the action comedy "22 Jump Street," which pokes fun at sequels and lampoons the pair's bromance. The plot will be familiar to ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As two of Hollywood's prominent Scotsmen, actor Gerard Butler and comedian Craig Ferguson relished the chance to embrace their inner Vikings and ride dragons. Butler and Ferguson reunite as Stoick and Gobber, two burly best friends in Dreamworks' animated fantasy sequel ...
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ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Unlike previous installments of the American space saga, the crew of "Star Wars: Episode VII" did not fly to Tunisia last month to start filming. They went to Abu Dhabi. With many countries in the region facing political turmoil in the aftermath of the Arab Spring ...
Joshua Corbett, 39, from Montrose, a Los Angeles suburb in the San Fernando valley, was arrested Sunday morning after allegedly climbing the fence to the Oscar-winner's property and breaking into her home near Beverly Hills at about 1 a.m., prosecutors said. Bullock, the star of such films as ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Fault in Our Stars," a heart-wrenching love story about teens who meet in a cancer support group, won over moviegoers with a stellar $48.2 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters over the weekend, handily beating the new Tom Cruise sci-fi action film, ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Audra McDonald made Broadway history on Sunday, winning her sixth Tony as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" and Bryan Cranston and Neil Patrick Harris nabbed the top acting prizes at the 68th annual Tony Awards. "A Gentleman's ...
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DENVER (Reuters) - An FBI model of the Colorado cinema where 12 moviegoers were shot to death in 2012 should not be used at the trial of the accused gunman because it was damaged during shipping, defense lawyers said on Friday. Attorneys for James Holmes said in a motion that a large-scale model ...
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Griffith, 56, and Banderas, 53, married in 1996 after striking up a romance filming the comedy "Two Much" and have a 17-year-old daughter, Stella Banderas. "We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to finalize our almost 20 years marriage in a loving and friendly manner ...
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BEVERLY HILLS Calif. (Reuters) - The din of voices haggling over movies and pitching TV series, as familiar as the trademark meatloaf and grilled salmon, will soon disappear from Kate Mantilini, the Beverly Hills restaurant whose booths have long been a mainstay of Hollywood's power lunch ...
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Michael Egan, 31, late on Wednesday filed a voluntary dismissal of the civil lawsuit brought in April. Egan also has sued "X-Men" director Bryan Singer, accusing him of sexually abusing him as a teenager in the late 1990s. "Today's news affirms to everyone that David Neuman's fine ...
Meaney, 58, is accused of walking toward the 29-year-old woman at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday evening and elbowing her in front of witnesses, leaving her in pain, the Port Authority Police Department said. Meaney, who lives in New York City, was in jail on Wednesday waiting ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a summer of blockbusters with superheroes, a rampaging monster and a wicked fairy, "The Fault in Our Stars," the film adaptation of John Green's best-seller, is a heart-wrenching story of young love that could become a box-office hit. Green's 2012 young adult ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At just 16 years of age, Elle Fanning has spent nearly 90 percent of her life in the movie business, having made her debut as a 2-year-old, younger version of her actress sibling Dakota Fanning. But this is no jaded teen actor. She gets excited about playing a Disney ...
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Stone, 67, with his production partner Moritz Borman, bought the film rights to Harding's "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man," that delved into the events surrounding Snowden leaking numerous top-secret NSA surveillance programs to media. "This is ...
Seven aerial photo and video production companies have asked for regulatory exemptions, facilitated by the Motion Picture Association of America, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a release. The agency cited "tangible economic benefits" that could result from the move, but ...
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Nyong'o, whose first film role last year in "12 Years a Slave," earned her the Academy Award for best supporting actress, will also joining Gwendoline Christie of HBO's "Game of Thrones," in the film. Their roles have not been announced. Nyong'o, 31, a Kenyan born in Mexico and ...
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(Reuters) - Comic actress Ann B. Davis, who played the devoted housekeeper Alice on the television sitcom "The Brady Bunch" and won two Emmy awards as the forever-single secretary Schultzy on "The Bob Cummings Show," died on Sunday at age 88. Davis fell and hit her head on ...
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1 (*) Maleficent.............................$ 70.0 million
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Maleficent," Walt Disney's special-effects laden take on "Sleeping Beauty's" wicked fairy godmother, captivated moviegoers, collecting $70 million in ticket sales to win the North American weekend box office stakes. The movie starring Angelina ...
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Peter Sunde had been wanted by Interpol since 2012 after being sentenced in Sweden to prison and fined for breaching copyright laws. "We have been looking for him since 2012," said Carolina Ekeus, spokeswoman at the Swedish National Police Board. "He was given eight months in jail ...
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(Reuters) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has offered George Lucas 2.3 acres of waterfront real estate in hopes that the director will locate a proposed arts and culture museum in the city, a spokeswoman for the mayor’s office said on Friday. The proposal, which was sent to Lucas on Thursday, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Ukrainian prankster who struck actor Brad Pitt in the face at the Los Angeles premiere of the movie "Maleficent" was ordered to stay away from celebrity events as he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge on Friday. Vitalii Sediuk, a 25-year-old ...
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Sony said on Friday it had appointed Nicole Seligman, the current head of its U.S. operations, to the newly created role which reports to Sony Entertainment Chief Executive Michael Lynton. She will step down as executive vice president and general counsel, although she will continue to advise on ...
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Ancier, who has worked at Fox and NBC, filed the motion in U.S. District Court in Hawaii after Michael Egan's two lawsuits last month alleging he was sexually abused in a underage Hollywood sex ring in late 1999 and 2000. The motion filed Thursday said Egan's allegations are "demonstrably ...
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Pitt, 50, sought an emergency protective order against 25-year-old Vitalii Sediuk after he leaped over a fence at the "Maleficent" premiere and hit him, Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Officer Wendy Reyes said. Sediuk, who is a television personality in his own country, ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Director and writer Sebastian Junger took audiences into a combat zone with U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan in his first documentary and goes a step further in "Korengal," delving into their psyche to explore the experience and effects of war. The film, opening in New ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A town fair, a block of ice, and even the doctor are just some of the "Million Ways" to meet one's demise in the American Old West, as "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane lends his raunchy humor to parody the harsh conditions of life on the frontier. ...
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Rodger's family members are mourning the victims of Friday's mass shooting more than they are mourning their son, said family friend and spokesman Simon Astaire reading the statement on NBC's "Today" show. “We are crying in pain for the victims and their families. It breaks our hearts ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It's too bad women can't computer-generate more of their own participation in the technical side of filmmaking. Digital animation and visual effects are so widespread today that studios can end up using them in nearly every shot. Yet as the trend grows, women may be ...
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Pitt, a Golden Globe-winning actor, was at the premiere of "Maleficent", at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California, when Vitalii Sediuk leaped over a fence and hit him, said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Gus Villanueva. Pitt was not seriously hurt and authorities ...
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A bill to lure filmmakers into California with tax incentives passed unanimously in the state Assembly on Wednesday, bringing the state a step closer to extending and increasing existing tax credits for the entertainment industry.   Certain television shows, major ...
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Dash will offer "cultural analysis and commentary" on various daytime and primetime shows, Fox News said in a statement. Stacey's "distinctive viewpoints amongst her Hollywood peers have spawned national debates," said Bill Shine, executive vice president of programming for the ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - From Hollywood to Cannes, Kristen Stewart has worked hard to put some distance between her "Twilight" fame and the more serious dramatic projects she has been embracing since the vampire romance franchise ended. Stewart, 24, who became a fan favorite among young ...
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The bill would also require employers to test pornography film actors regularly for sexually transmitted diseases. The lower house passed the measure 48-13, with 19 Assembly members not voting. The bill now goes to the Senate.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie, in taking her first major acting role in years, wanted something "crazy and silly" to counter the more serious parts of her life and her idea of fun was to play a baddie who looks pretty darn scary to children. Maleficent is a villain, and one of ...
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SANTA BARBARA Calif. (Reuters) - Police in the California community where a man killed six college students said on Monday they had no grounds to search the 22-year-old suspect's home when they met with him in April over a report that he had posted disturbing videos. The disclosure that the Santa ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mutant superhero movie "X-Men: Days of Future Past" powered to $302 million in worldwide ticket sales through the U.S. Memorial Day holiday on Monday, capping a weekend in which it surpassed "Avatar" as the biggest global debut for film studio 20th ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The "X-Men" mutant superheroes smashed into U.S. and Canadian theaters and collected $90.7 million in ticket sales through Sunday, keeping monster hit "Godzilla" at bay and heading toward a decisive win over a long holiday weekend. "X-Men: ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - Turkish film "Winter Sleep" examining the huge divide between rich and poor and the powerful and powerless in Turkey won the Palme d'Or award for best film for director Nuri Bilge Ceylan on Saturday at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival. Ceylan's ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - While attention in Cannes is focused on film premieres and stars on the red carpet, movie sales and deals struck by high rollers and bit players are what keep the Mediterranean seaside town awash in money. Eighteen film titles ranging from 83-year-old French director ...
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SANTA BARBARA, California (Reuters) - Police in the California community where a man killed six college students said on Monday they had no grounds to search the 22-year-old suspect's home when they met with him in April over a report that he had posted disturbing videos. The disclosure that the ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - Screening films in digital is like forcing audiences to watch television in public, cult director Quentin Tarantino told the Cannes film festival on Friday, adding that the lush 35-millimetre cinema he grew up with was "dead". Tarantino is not competing in this ...
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The runner-up, winning the jury prize, was "Turist" by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund. It is about the disintegration of a marriage after a husband abandons his wife and children on a terrace and flees when he falsely believes they are all about to be killed by an avalanche. Jury ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - Juliette Binoche confronts an issue every actress eventually faces in Olivier Assayas's "Clouds of Sils Maria" - what happens when the casting call you get is for the older woman and no longer the starlet? Men, as Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenneger and ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - A gentle Labrador mix named Body won the "Palm Dog" award on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, a pat on the head from canine-lovers and film critics for the outstanding movie performance by a pooch. Body starred in "Feher Isten" ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - John Boorman had always intended to make a sequel to Oscar-nominated "Hope and Glory", his 1987 semi-autobiography set in suburban London during World War Two, and it could very well be the 81-year-old director's last film, he said. "Queen and ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - The director of a Russian film about corruption that received favorable reviews in Cannes said on Friday Russia's culture minister disapproved of it but he hoped it would be seen there despite pending curbs on profanity in entertainment. Director Andrei Zvyagintsev, whose ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - Sharon Stone showed up in a daring dress, John Travolta flew in on his plane, and even Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst made an appearance to support the Cannes film festival's largest charity ball to raise money for AIDS research. At the 21st annual event organized by ...
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The yet-to-be-titled "Star Wars" film, which is being written by "The Book of Eli" screenwriter Gary Whitta, is being described as a stand-alone movie in addition to the next three installments beginning with Abrams's "Star Wars: Episode VII," to be released in ...
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BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday reinstated a lawsuit by "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee against an Alabama museum she accuses of illegally profiting from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Attorneys for Lee and the Monroe County Heritage Museum announced ...
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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - San Diego International Airport has agreed to run an animal rights group's advertisement asking visitors to avoid SeaWorld, a major city tourist attraction that has faced criticism over shows featuring killer whales, a civil rights group said on Thursday. The airport, which ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - Seeing people shot down as the insurrection in Kiev's Maidan square built to a climax might not be everyone's idea of a movie night out, but watching it filmed on the epic scale of Russian director Sergei Eisenstein's films is breathtaking. That is exactly what the ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - Whizz-kid Canadian director Xavier Dolan screened a tour-de-force black comedy at Cannes about a disturbed teenager's relationship with his mother, while Ken Loach's "Jimmy's Hall," shown on Thursday, described a communist leader from Ireland's past. The film by ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - A film that breaks with Bollywood and delivers an atypical dose of social realism that left its leading actor feeling depressed during shooting is India's only contender at this season's Cannes festival. "Titli", by Kanu Behl, which tackles the family violence ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - Packed behind security barriers, scorched by the sun and pelted by rain, they are the real stars of the Cannes film festival - the intrepid autograph hunters. The fans on the front line of the world's largest cinema showcase, perched on stepladders across from the famous ...
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The film, scheduled for release on May 6, 2016, is the follow-up to last year's "Man of Steel," which grossed $668 million in worldwide ticket sales. "Dawn of Justice" will see Henry Cavill reprise his role as Superman opposite "Argo" actor and director Ben Affleck ...
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will add technology to its mobile apps that recognizes the music, movies or television shows its users are enjoying, in the company's latest move to give prominence to media and entertainment on its social network. The new feature, which must be activated by ...
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VIENNA/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Netflix will launch in both France and Germany this year, the U.S. video streaming company said on Wednesday, in the biggest test so far of its global expansion strategy. The move will set Netflix back in its goal of breaking even in its international business, which it ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - Octogenarian French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard sent a film full of 3D images that looked like moving paintings to say what may have been "adieu" to the Cannes film festival on Wednesday, while staying away himself. It was hard to make much of "Adieu au ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, donning a bathing suit on the French Riviera alongside Pierce Brosnan in the British romantic comedy "The Love Punch" was too good to pass up. The film, directed by Joel Hopkins and opening on Friday in the United States, ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - Anyone with a fear of dogs is not going to get over it by seeing the Hungarian movie "Feher Isten" (White God) which has made a stir at the Cannes film festival with a scene that is all the more remarkable because it is filmed with real animals. The film opens ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - Hollywood actor Ryan Gosling burned up the screen at the Cannes film festival with his directorial debut on Tuesday, but critics' reaction was a damp squib. Gosling's "Lost River", which was to premiere at Cannes on Tuesday night, includes enough images of ...
The 51-year-old actor, who has appeared mostly in supporting roles on television over the past two decades, was arrested on suspicion of murder and is being held on $1 million bail. LAPD Detective Dean Vinluan said it was not known if the couple's two children, who are now in the care of family, ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Trapped in a dystopian future where marauding, shape-shifting robots have turned New York's Central Park into a concentration camp, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine has no choice in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" but to travel back in time to alter history. The film, which ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - African filmmaker Philippe Lacote recalls an incident from his youth when a film spectator, fearing the martial arts star Bruce Lee would be killed by someone behind him, jumped on stage and slashed the screen with a knife to protect his hero. Lacote, from Abidjan, Ivory ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - British director Mike Leigh says he was "terrified" at the prospect of capturing the scope and subtlety of a Turner painting in a film. But his cinematic portrait of the life of the artist known for his sweeping seascapes is an early favorite to win the Cannes ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave the daughter of a deceased screenwriter a second chance to fight movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc over her claim it infringed the copyright of an early screenplay for what became the iconic boxing movie "Raging Bull." The ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - Inner demons are at the emotional core of "Foxcatcher", Bennett Miller's compelling film about the 1996 murder of a wrestling champion by the heir to the prominent U.S. Du Pont family, premiering at the Cannes film festival on Monday. It is the first time at ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - For some people Cannes is a film festival. For others it's a non-stop, two-week long party where the champagne flows freely, until the paying bar kicks in, and the rich and famous mix with the masses, albeit sometimes only briefly. From one end to the other of the broad ...
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    "Welcome to New York" by Abel Ferrara, which had a private screening on the sidelines of the Cannes film festival at the weekend and has been on pay-per-view in France, is billed as a piece of fiction and comes with a legal disclaimer. But Strauss-Kahn's lawyer said the film was ...
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"Welcome to New York" by Abel Ferrara, which had a private screening on the sidelines of the Cannes film festival at the weekend and has been on pay-per-view in France, is billed as a piece of fiction and comes with a legal disclaimer. But Strauss-Kahn's lawyer said the film was ...
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Willis died on Sunday in Falmouth, Massachusetts, funeral home Chapman Cole & Gleason confirmed. The cause of death was not immediately available. "This is a momentous loss," American Society of Cinematographers President Richard Crudo told Hollywood trade website Deadline. "He ...
LONDON (Reuters) - British detective drama "Broadchurch" led the field at the television BAFTA awards on Sunday, winning three categories including best drama and best actress. The show follows detectives played by English actress Olivia Colman and David Tennant, who has also starred as ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Godzilla," a remake of the classic Japanese monster movie, crushed its box office competitors over the weekend, devouring $93.2 million in the United States and Canada for the year's second-biggest debut and spawning talk of a sequel. The smashing ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - Tanks rolled down the beachfront in Cannes on Sunday, as Sylvester Stallone led an invasion of action stars "with arthritis" to publicise "The Expendables 3". Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mel Gibson waved at fans from three tanks that drove ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - Canadian David Cronenberg presented a director's take on a Hollywood infected by taboo sex and backstabbing, plus a few ghosts, while Tommy Lee Jones turned the Western around for a perilous eastward trek with madwomen at Cannes on Sunday. Jones's "The Homesman" ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman by an accidental drug overdose in February has not sidelined production of the latest installment of "Hunger Games," its director said. Director Francis Lawrence and the stars of the blockbuster franchise, including ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan says his film "Winter Sleep" dealing with the huge divide between rich and poor, the powerful and the powerless in modern day Turkey is not based on current events, but is meant to teach his country a lesson. Ceylan's film ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - An Argentine revenge fantasy impressed critics at the Cannes film festival on Saturday, winning more hearts than a biopic about the private life of French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. On the fourth day of the 12-day festival, Argentine director Damian Szifron's ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - Dragons and Vikings invaded the Cannes film festival on Friday, with the eagerly awaited second installment of "How to Train your Dragon" set to breathe fire on the French Riviera. Due to hit screens on July 2, hopes are high for the 3D "Dragon 2", ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - The glitz of Hollywood and its "How to Train Your Dragon" franchise shared center stage at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday with a Turkish movie lasting more than three hours that quotes Shakespeare and uses a Schubert sonata as its theme. There could hardly ...
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Close, 67, will appear in a limited 18-week run of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play that begins previews on Oct. 20 and opens a month later. The actress, who has also been nominated for six Academy Awards, last appeared on Broadway in the musical "Sunset Boulevard," winning a Tony in 1995 ...
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CANNES (Reuters) - With colors from the artist's own palette and a central performance that explores the 'art of the grunt', British director Mike Leigh brought the turbulent life of English artist J.M.W. Turner to the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. Leigh, a Cannes regular who has had five ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The "Frozen" Disney princesses were toppled from the top spot on the weekly Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday by the latest installment of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" compilation franchise. The 50th edition of "Now...Music!," which ...
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Jay Z and Drake will vie for best male hip-hop artist along with Future, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar. The two will also battle it out for video of the year with other nominees Beyonce, Chris Brown and Williams. Beyonce also earned nods for best female R&B/pop artist and best collaboration, with ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - The scarcity of female directors in the film industry is "undemocratic", the head of the Cannes film festival jury Jane Campion said on Wednesday, speaking out against sexism in the business that keeps many women's films out of view. The comments by Campion, ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - The glamour of Cannes and nearby Monaco are wedded on screen in "Grace of Monaco" that opened the 67th Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, but while fans cheered Nicole Kidman and other stars on the red carpet, critics saw no marriage made in heaven. The glitzy ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lake Bell, one of the few actresses in Hollywood who can also add the titles of writer and director to her name, swapped the world of quirky independent film for an international Disney movie in her latest on-screen role. The 35-year-old Bell wrote, directed and starred in ...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - He's dark and lumbering, crashing through cities and destroying them with swipes of his massive tail and blasts of radioactive breath. Godzilla is back on the rampage, roaring and stomping, for the first time in ten years. But the much-anticipated return of Japan's most famous ...
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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Spaghetti Western in 1964, the Festival de Cannes will be showing 'A Fistful of Dollars' directed by Sergio Leone that same year and starring Clint Eastwood and Gian Maria Volonte," the posting said. "The event will be hosted by ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The appearance of a doppelganger precipitates a severe psychological identity crisis in British actor-director Richard Ayoade's latest film "The Double," as actor Jesse Eisenberg faces himself on screen. In "The Double," Eisenberg plays both Simon, a ...
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CANNES France (Reuters) - Film fans already are standing outside security cordons with no idea which stars may show up, and security guards are keeping a constant vigil for potential jewel thieves as the 67th Cannes Film Festival prepares to open on Wednesday. With huge yachts bobbing in the ...
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish film director Malik Bendjelloul, whose documentary "Searching for Sugar Man" won an Oscar last year, has killed himself, his family said, triggering tributes for a man who "chased the world for stories to tell." He was 36. Police said Bendjelloul ...
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On large film productions, the bill would make up to $100 million in qualified expenditures eligible for tax credits. It also would bring television pilots into the program. The bill, which was to go before the state Assembly's revenue and taxation committee on Tuesday, would build on an existing ...
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Kristine Rodas says in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday that a suspension failure of the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT led to her late husband losing control of the vehicle before it careened into trees and a utility pole killing Walker and driver Roger Rodas last ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In the new Disney film "Million Dollar Arm," Jon Hamm is soaked in perspiration, not the alcohol-induced sweat of his "Mad Men" character Don Draper, but the kind that comes from filming a modest production in India in the hottest part of the year. ...
Giger, who was born Hans Rudolf in the eastern Swiss town of Chur in 1940, died on Monday in Zurich from injuries he obtained after suffering a fall, an employee of the H.R. Giger Museum said, confirming reports in Swiss media. Famous for creating the otherworldly creature in Ridley Scott's 1979 ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Monsters and murders of the Victorian age come alive in Showtime's new supernatural drama "Penny Dreadful," as actor Josh Hartnett leads a band of gothic mavericks to uncover the terrors that attack the city of London. "Penny Dreadful," premiering on ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Raunchy adult comedy "Neighbors", starring Seth Rogen as a family man who moves next to a frat house, kicked superhero movie "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" off the top spot on U.S. and Canadian box office charts over the ...
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LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Movers and shakers of the film world are boarding yachts or jets to head for the once sleepy Mediterranean seaside town of Cannes for a 12-day party that also serves as a film festival, with this year's lineup heavy on drama and light on humor. The 67th Cannes Film ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When "Mad Men" star John Slattery chose to direct his first film, he moved a world away from Manhattan's Madison Avenue to ponder the plight of the working class in "God's Pocket," featuring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final roles. ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, in London to promote her new film "Maleficent," used the red carpet event on Thursday to renew her plea for the safe return of more than 200 Nigerian school girls kidnapped by Islamist rebels. The 38-year-old actress, who serves as a ...
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DENVER (Reuters) - The Colorado Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a trial judge's decision granting prosecutors a second psychiatric examination of accused theater gunman James Holmes, who has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity of murdering 12 moviegoers in 2012. Acting without comment, the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gia Coppola hails from Hollywood royalty as the granddaughter of Oscar-winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, but when she made her directorial debut she sought the help of actor James Franco to tap into teenage angst. Coppola, 27, adapted Franco's book "Palo ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After 45 years, "Rosemary's Baby" is back, with a new lead actress, location and platform - a television network that wants viewers to watch TV when it happens. The classic horror remake, billed by Comcast Corp's NBC as a two-part "miniseries event" ...
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The soundtrack, which has ridden on the success of the film and its lead single "Let It Go," sold 106,000 copies last week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The album has sold 2.6 million copies since its release in November. Classical crossover violinist Lindsey ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - The City of Beverly Hills voted unanimously on Tuesday to pressure the government of Brunei to divest the Beverly Hills Hotel, the pink-hued haunt of the Hollywood set, after the small country's enactment of sharia law prompted protests. Comedians Ellen ...
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Comedians Ellen DeGeneres and Jay Leno and British entrepreneur Richard Branson have been the most prominent figures to advocate shunning the hotel and its bungalows, a favored locale for the Hollywood elite since it opened a century ago. Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse said last week the city ...
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - It was like a scene from the darkest days of apartheid: South African police opening fire with live ammunition, killing 34 striking black miners demanding a "living wage" from an international firm rich in capital. But the killings outside of the Marikana mine of ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A British man who accuses "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager was spurred to bring a lawsuit against the filmmaker after Singer was sued by another man on similar allegations, the plaintiff's lawyer said Monday. The lawsuit in ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," a sequel about the web-slinging superhero, snared $92 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales over the weekend, taking the top spot on movie box office charts at the start of Hollywood's lucrative summer blockbuster ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fearless counter terrorism agent Jack Bauer returns to TV on Monday after a four-year absence as Fox revives Emmy-winning thriller "24" in a limited-run series, a format the network bets is better tailored for today's viewing habits. As audiences shift toward ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama poked fun at himself and what he called a hard year but aimed his most caustic humor at Washington gridlock when political and media luminaries gathered at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner. "In 2008 my slogan was, ...
(Reuters) - Efrem Zimbalist Jr., who portrayed the indefatigable Inspector Lewis Erskine on the long-running U.S. television series "The F.B.I.", died on Friday at the age of 95, according to media reports. Zimbalist died at his home in Solvang, California, his daughter, actress ...
(Reuters) - Efrem Zimbalist Jr., who portrayed the indefatigable Inspector Lewis Erskine on the long-running U.S. television series "The F.B.I.", died on Friday at the age of 95, according to media reports. Zimbalist died at his home in Solvang, California, his daughter, actress ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kevin Spacey, the two-time Oscar-winning actor and star of one of the most talked-about online streaming shows "House of Cards," leans forward and says that even in his lofty status among Hollywood actors, he still has a personal point to prove. With new ...
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Albert, monarch of the tiny Mediterranean principality, and his sisters Princess Caroline and Princess Stephanie said "Grace of Monaco", which open this month's Cannes Film Festival, was based on "erroneous and dubious historical references". "The trailer appears to be a ...
Gavin Smith, a 57-year-old film distribution executive for 20th Century Fox, was last seen on the night of May 1, 2012, driving in his black Mercedes Benz away from a friend's house in Oak Park, northwest of Los Angeles. His disappearance made national headlines and prompted the film studio to ...
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A post-mortem examination failed to establish the cause of her death on April 7 but an inquest was told on Thursday that forensic tests found heroin in the 25-year-old's system. Her death brought back memories of that of her mother, television presenter Paula Yates, who died of a heroin overdose ...
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Dayan, who was plagued by substance abuse during his career and had a history of heart trouble, was found dead in his Tel Aviv home. No cause of death was immediately given. The actor had a strained relationship with his late father, an army general. Moshe Dayan served as defence minister in the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disney princesses once again ruled the Billboard 200 on Wednesday as the "Frozen" soundtrack clocked a 12th week at No. 1 on the weekly album chart, holding off new entries. "Frozen," which features the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go," sold ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has resisted lobbying by U.S. businesses to take tougher trade action against India for its intellectual property policies, deciding against risking ties with a likely new government in New Delhi. The U.S. Trade Representative avoided labeling India with ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Bob Hoskins, whose roles ranged from London gangsters to FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover and who starred opposite a cast of cartoon characters in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", has died after a bout of pneumonia, his publicist said on Wednesday. He was 71.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Spider-Man is having a blast, swinging, somersaulting and wise-cracking his way around the skyscrapers and streets of New York, trouncing bullies and fighting crime. Being Peter Parker however is much more difficult, especially when it comes to love. And it's Peter's ...
Shares of the Hollywood studio were down 1 percent in extended trading on Tuesday, after falling as much as 6 percent immediately after the results were released. Three of DreamWorks' last four movies have had weak box office returns and the company has so far taken charges totaling about $157.5 ...
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Ford, Fisher and Hamill, who were rumored to be returning to director J.J. Abrams' reboot of the franchise, will be joined by the series' original stars Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2). Ford played Han Solo, Fisher played Princess Leia and Hamill was Luke ...
LONDON (Reuters) - The helicopter swoops down, its television camera following the lines of a sunlit track below, as the words 'San Marino GP, Imola' appear on screen. Twenty years on from the fatal accidents of Formula One great Ayrton Senna and Austrian Roland Ratzenberger at the Italian ...
BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Harper Lee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," has agreed to release the novel - one of the few literary classics available only in print - as an e-book, her publisher said on Monday. The announcement coincided with the 88th birthday ...
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"After six years in this role, Mr. Clooney feels it is time to retire his official role as Messenger of Peace," said U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric, wishing Clooney well on his engagement to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. "The competing demands on their time from their ...
The musical about a high school romance between a good girl and a bad boy at Rydell High will be a three-hour production that will air next year. Actors have not been announced, but Fox said it would feature a "young ensemble cast." Fox, the broadcast unit of Twenty-First Century Fox ...
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The world's most prestigious international film festival, which made the announcement on Monday, has often been criticized for giving short shrift to women in cinema. Campion is the only female director ever to win the festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or, which she secured with her 1993 film ...
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Media speculation that Clooney had gone back on his vow never to remarry grew at the weekend after his girlfriend, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, was spotted wearing a large ring on her wedding finger at a Los Angeles restaurant. The couple have said nothing and Clooney's representative ...
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Celebrities including Kevin Spacey and John Travolta and dignitaries from India and the United States descended on the Gulf Coast city this week for the International Indian Film Academy's awards, which had been likened to the Super Bowl in terms of its security needs, traffic management and ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood is remaking one of its most cherished traditions: the summer blockbuster. Unlike last year, when every summer weekend seemed to bring one or more mega-budget films, this year studios have spread out their most expensive entries for the warm weather months that ...
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"The Other Woman" had ticket sales of $24.7 million (14.71 million pounds), while "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" took in $16 million, bringing its total domestic sales since its April 4 release to $225 million. . The PG-rated faith-based drama "Heaven Is for ...
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ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - Documentary filmmakers digging in a New Mexico landfill on Saturday unearthed hundreds of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" cartridges, considered by some the worst video game ever made and blamed for contributing to the downfall of the video game industry in the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood is remaking one of its most cherished traditions: the summer blockbuster. Unlike last year, when every summer weekend seemed to bring one or more mega-budget films, this year studios have spread out their most expensive entries for the warm weather months that ...
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"The Other Woman" had ticket sales of $24.7 million, while "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" took in $16 million, bringing its total domestic sales since its April 4 release to $225 million. The PG-rated faith-based drama "Heaven Is for Real" came in third with ...
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Alamuddin, 36, was spotted last week wearing a large ring at a Los Angeles restaurant where she and Clooney, 52, were apparently celebrating their engagement with friends, People magazine reported, citing anonymous sources. "George and Amal are trying to keep things very low-key, but they ...
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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) - Documentary filmmakers digging in a New Mexico landfill on Saturday unearthed hundreds of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" cartridges, considered by some the worst video game ever made and blamed for contributing to the downfall of the video game industry ...
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Celebrities including Kevin Spacey and John Travolta and dignitaries from India and the United States descended on the Gulf Coast city this week for the International Indian Film Academy's awards, which had been likened to the Super Bowl in terms of its security needs, traffic management and ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Movies such as "It's a Wonderful Life," have explored the subject of a life re-examined when contemplating suicide, but Courteney Cox takes a darkly comic approach to that life-or-death question in her feature film directorial debut. The story of a vacant, aimless ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Israeli film "Zero Motivation" picked up a top prize on Thursday at the Tribeca Film Festival, winning best narrative feature, while the U.S. film "Point and Shoot" was named best documentary. Paul Schneider won the award for best actor for the comedy ...
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Bryan Singer, 48, said in a statement that the allegations are "outrageous, vicious and completely false." Last week, Michael Egan, 31, accused Singer in a civil lawsuit filed in federal court in Hawaii of drugging and raping him in 1999 in Hawaii and California. Egan, who was an ...
MovieClips, launched in 2009, licenses movie scenes from various studios, puts them up on YouTube and monetizes them with ads on the site. The MovieClips network consists of its website and 25 YouTube channels, with a catalog of 45,000 curated film clips and trailers.
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By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Other Woman" is a somewhat rare species in today's film fauna - a comedy by women, about women and for women.
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"Frozen," which features the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go," sold 259,000 copies last week, boosted by Easter holiday shopping, bringing its total U.S. sales to 2.3 million since its release in November 2013. "Frozen" also ousted Disney's 1994 "The Lion ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sam Claflin has fought pirates, fallen in love with Snow White and participated in a "Hunger Games" battle-to-the-death, but in his latest film, the British actor takes on the frightening consequences of the supernatural. "The Quiet Ones," out in U.S. ...
DENVER (Reuters) - Lawyers defending the man charged with murdering 12 Colorado moviegoers in 2012 will appeal a judge's ruling that he undergo a second sanity examination, court documents made public on Wednesday show. Public defenders for James Holmes, who has pleaded not guilty by reason of ...
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E! News, which first reported the marriage, said the couple wed over the past weekend. The notoriously private Foster, 51, first acknowledged publicly that she is gay during a televised speech at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, and referred to her "ex-partner in love" Cydney Bernard, with ...
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Netflix said the series, a 13-episode comedy about a family feud among the heirs to a soccer club, is slated to premiere in 2015 and will be shot in Mexico. The series, which is so far untitled, will be produced by Gaz Alazraki, the director of the popular 2013 Mexican comedy film "Nosotros ...
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Nyong'o, who took home this year's Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role as the slave Patsey in director Steve McQueen's acclaimed film "12 Years A Slave," said she "never dreamed" she would be praised for her looks and land on the cover of the weekly ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Do not mess with Miss Meadows, the tap dancing elementary school teacher played by actress Katie Holmes in the new film of the same name that has premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She is a dainty sprite, bordering on fey in the mold of French film heroine ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A random drive down an unfamiliar road and a chance encounter with a stranger force a soft-spoken bank employee to reassess his life and acknowledge his true self in the new indie drama "Boulevard," starring Oscar winner Robin Williams. Williams, 62, most familiar to ...
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In a surprise video message to fans, Whedon said he was disappointed he could not be in New York for the debut of the paranormal love story that he wrote and which was directed by Brin Hill. But then he noted it was available worldwide and online for a $5 fee. "It is exciting for us because ...
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"No one knows this - and we can finish after this - but I had a miscarriage for those two weeks that I took off," the 27-year-old actress said in Sunday's finale of the "Lindsay" series, saying that was the explanation for her missing some of her filming commitments. "I ...
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Some 43.7 million viewers in the United States tuned into the ABC live telecast of Hollywood's biggest night, hosted by comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, 8 percent more than the previous year and the highest number since 2000, according to Nielsen ratings data. "Their showmanship ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - French and American attitudes about food, wine, world events, and love and marriage collide in "5 to 7," a love story set in New York that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. While for Americans 5 to 7 is the typical time when bars offer discounted drinks and ...
(Reuters) - Hollywood has embraced God in a big - and lucrative - way. The movie "Heaven is for Real," which depicts the story of a young boy who claims to have visited heaven during a near death experience, is the fourth faith-based film this year to stir movie-going audiences with ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Music and movies played together even before sound revolutionized film during its infancy, and so it is at the Tribeca Film Festival where the documentary lineup is heavy on musical subjects, from hip hop star Nas to shock rocker Alice Cooper. From the days of silent films, ...
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PARIS (Reuters) - Hollywood star power will vie with world cinema and a large crop of French films, including New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's latest, for the top prize next month at the 67th Cannes film festival, the world's most important cinema showcase. Godard's "Adieu au Langage" ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man who has sued "X-Men" filmmaker Bryan Singer claiming he had raped him as a teenager named three more Hollywood executives in lawsuits filed on Monday, alleging sexual abuse and rape and seeking damages exceeding $10 million. Michael Egan, 31, who was an ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two Nordic princesses held their reign atop the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday as the soundtrack to Disney's hit animated film "Frozen" crossed the 2 million sales mark and continued to hold off new entries. "Frozen," led by its ...
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AUCKLAND (Reuters) - Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom holds court while bathing in the pool of a sprawling New Zealand mansion, fist bumping and chatting with some of the 700 guests gathered to celebrate the political party he launched last month to promote Internet freedom. His latest ultra-encrypted ...
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Caleb and Cody Walker will help finish action scenes for their brother and "fill in small gaps left in production," the statement said. Walker, 40, died on November 30 in a fiery one-car crash in Santa Clarita, California, northwest of Los Angeles.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Young adult favorite "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" was voted 'movie of the year' and scooped top acting honors at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, reflecting the irreverent ceremony's appeal to young fans. The second installment of the hugely popular ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marvel's superhero in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" claimed a third straight box office win, collecting $26.6 million at the domestic box office to beat the colorful birds of animated film "Rio 2," which generated $22.5 million in ticket ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A haunted mirror, a murderous father and two siblings seeking revenge form the plot for the new supernatural thriller "Oculus," which blurs perceptions and reality with ghostly scares. "Oculus," out in the United States and Canada on Friday, follows a ...
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"Allegiant Part 1" is set to be released on March 18, 2016, and its second part a year later on March 24, 2017, the studio said. "Divergent," a dystopian thriller based on the young adult book series by author Veronica Roth, stars Shailene Woodley and was released last month, ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than a decade after it was launched to revitalize lower Manhattan following the September 11 attacks, the Tribeca Film Festival has become a showcase for documentaries and independent films as well as a testing ground for new talent and digital innovations in cinema. The ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Houston Texans running back Arian Foster tests his Hollywood acting skills on the big screen as a college football player waiting for his name to be called at the annual NFL draft in the film "Draft Day," which opens in U.S. theaters on Friday. Foster, 27, a ...
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The lawsuit says that Megaupload, Dotcom and other defendants "engaged in, actively encouraged, and handsomely profited from massive copyright infringement of music," according to a statement issued by the Recording Industry Association of America. The plaintiffs are Warner Music Group ...
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UNIVERSAL CITY, California (Reuters) - The adorable yellow goggle-wearing Minions of "Despicable Me" are not just taking over the Universal Studios theme park in Hollywood, they're ringing in a revamp of the film-themed park as it takes on competing resorts with blockbuster ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shortly before wrapping up filming for "The Railway Man," a World War Two drama about a former British Army officer and victim of torture, actor Colin Firth dreamt he was drawing a map of a railway but was bluffing and didn't know how to do it. The English ...
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Director J.J. Abrams' 2009 reboot of "Star Trek" and "Star Trek Into Darkness" will be shown on the big screen in high definition accompanied by live music. "The events will celebrate the extraordinary collaboration between film and music as Michael Giacchino's scores are ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As temperatures continue to rise and habitats come under threat, a group of Hollywood heavyweights is seeking to bring the spotlight back on climate change with a new documentary. "Years of Living Dangerously," a nine-part documentary beginning Sunday on CBS ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Six years after releasing his best-selling autobiography, veteran actor Robert Wagner recalls his early years and favorite haunts in Hollywood in a new memoir, "You Must Remember This." The book, written with Scott Eyman, chronicles not only Wagner's favorite places ...
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"Frozen," which has ridden the popularity of the film and its hit song "Let It Go" by Broadway actress Idina Menzel, sold 149,000 copies last week to reach 1.9 million in U.S. sales since its release in November 2013, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. It is ...
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Rooney, who died on Sunday at age 93, will be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, the same resting place of silent film stars Rudolph Valentino and Douglas Fairbanks, according to the settlement approved by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lesley Green, attorney Vivian Thoreen ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the opening scenes of "Rio 2" begins, so does the beat. The film, a follow up to 2011's successful animated film "Rio," picks up where the first one left off, with hip-shaking rhythms and Tropicalia styles along Rio de Janeiro's famous beaches.
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (Reuters) - Billy Bob Thornton, the actor of dark, psychological films such as "Sling Blade" and "A Simple Plan," takes a turn on the small screen as a laconic hit man in a TV adaptation of 1996 Oscar-winning black comedy ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bollywood films often capture the color and beauty of Indian culture through high-profile stars and big-budget blockbusters, but a group of filmmakers is attempting to show a different side of India's people through smaller, independent fare. The Indian Film Festival of Los ...
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Amazon did not disclose the actual number of video streams nor how many people access Instant Video. "We've invested hundreds of millions of dollars in great TV shows and movies for Prime members, and it's working," Bill Carr, vice president of digital video and music for Amazon, said in ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the NFL readies for its annual draft of college football players, new film "Draft Day" pulls back the curtain on the high stakes of the offseason that has helped turn the United States' most popular sport into a year-round addiction. The film, which opens in ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several major U.S. studios filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on Monday against the file-sharing website Megaupload and its ebullient founder, Kim Dotcom. Megaupload, which U.S. authorities shuttered in 2012, facilitated a "massive copyright infringement of movies and ...
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DENVER (Reuters) - Lawyers for the man charged with mass murder in a 2012 shooting frenzy that left 12 people dead at a Colorado movie theater have asked that his upcoming trial be moved out of the suburban Denver county where the case has been prosecuted. Defense attorneys argued in their motion ...
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DENVER (Reuters) - Lawyers for the man charged with mass murder in a 2012 shooting frenzy that left 12 people dead at a Colorado movie theater have asked that his upcoming trial be moved out of the suburban Denver county where the case has been prosecuted. Defense attorneys argued in their motion ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Boston-born Eileen Rose has a string of Americana albums under her belt, but her new record "Be Many Gone" has a more classic country feel, inspired by years of honing her craft in Nashville's honky-tonks with her side-project band, The Silver Threads. "Nashville ...
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TAIPEI (Reuters) - A chaotic sit-in to protest against a trade deal with China has shut down Taiwan's parliament and exposed deep divisions over the island's identity after seven decades of living apart from its vast, undemocratic rival across the strait. The mainly student protesters, who proffer ...
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(Reuters) - Actor Mickey Rooney, who became the United States' biggest movie star while a brash teenager in the 1930s and later a versatile character actor in a career that spanned 10 decades, died on Sunday of natural causes, Los Angeles authorities said. He was 93. Rooney, who developed a ...
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The film, which stars Chris Evans as a scrawny World War Two reject given super powers from an experimental serum, easily exceeded the April take for the racing movie "Fast Five," which collected $86.2 million in ticket sales in April 2011. "Noah," starring Russell Crowe as the ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The world of espionage has been brought to life by characters such as James Bond, Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer on film and television, but a new AMC drama is going back to spy origins with America's own founding father, George Washington. "Turn," which premieres on ...
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The 50-year-old "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor confirmed the news days after he was spotted wearing a woman's engagement ring on his left index hand, which set off speculation that he was to wed Heard. Heard, a 27-year-old Texas native, co-starred with Depp in 2011's "The Rum ...
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(Reuters) - Netflix political thriller "House of Cards" and jail house comedy-drama "Orange Is the New Black," along with a trio of HBO documentaries, headlined the winners of the annual Peabody Awards, the oldest and one of the top honors in broadcasting. Public broadcaster ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Captain America, Spider-Man, the X-Men and Transformers are storming back into movie theaters, returning in sequels to save the world from mass destruction, while at the same time churning out profits for movie studios. Hollywood will pack 13 sequels into theaters over the ...
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"Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the sequel to 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger," stormed the U.S. and Canadian box office with $96.2 million in its opening weekend, setting a record for an April film release. The films, based on the Marvel comics, star Chris ...
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Mark Heller, the lawyer representing photographer Sheng Li said his client, who appeared in court on charges of assault, reckless endangerment and harassment for the February 23 incident, was attacked by Worthington, 37, and his girlfriend Lara Bingle. Heller also distributed a video of the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After the animated lemur King Julien of "Madagascar" captured kids' attentions with his eccentricity, a new film takes them to the real, isolated world of the singing, dancing, mischievous lemurs. "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar," out in IMAX theaters on ...
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Prison records posted on Tuesday show Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, from Killeen, Texas, has had the charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon added to his detention booking. Each count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon can bring up to life in prison while a conviction on capital ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - With an extra 20 pounds, an impressive paunch and bad teeth, actor Jude Law, best known for his golden boy roles, transforms himself into a sleazy, ranting southeast London safecracker in the film "Dom Hemingway." It is Law, Oscar nominated for "The Talented Mr. ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After 11 days of interviews, Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris felt he was hardly closer to understanding Donald Rumsfeld than when he first began to work on the documentary "The Unknown Known." The film, which gets its title from the former U.S. defense ...
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MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish filmgoers are lining up for a surprise hit comedy about Basques and separatist guerrillas - complete with jokes about car-bombings - in a film that would have been unthinkable in Spain before now. The movie, "8 Apellidos Vascos" (8 Basque Surnames), has viewers ...
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The film has sold $398.4 million worth of tickets at domestic (U.S. and Canadian) theaters since opening on November 27 on the eve of the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Foreign box offices have added another $674 million, for a global total of $1.072 billion, Disney said. "Frozen," ...
O'Mara, who passed away after a short illness at a nursing home in the English county of Sussex, played Cassandra 'Caress' Morrell, the scheming sister of Alexis Colby (Joan Collins) in Dynasty, a soap opera that centered on the life of the wealthy and fictional Carrington family in Denver, ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the sequel to Marvel's 2011 film about the red, white and blue superhero, smashed its way to $96.2 million in weekend ticket sales, setting a new record for an April release and speeding past last week's winner, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The green slime flowed freely at the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, where boy band One Direction and actress-singer Ariana Grande took home orange blimps handed out by youth cable channel Nickelodeon. Shot from canons, bursting forth from geysers and babbling in a river ...
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SREBRENICA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Actress Angelina Jolie was brought to tears while talking to rape victims of the Bosnian war during a visit on Friday to promote a campaign to end sexual violence against women in war. "There can be no peace while women in conflict or post-conflict zones are ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Revelations about U.S. digital eavesdropping have fanned concerns about Internet privacy and may complicate U.S. attempts to write rules enshrining the free flow of data into trade pacts with European and Pacific trading partners. As more and more consumers and businesses ...
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CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - A particularly punishing winter, even by Canadian standards, has served well the new cable television series "Fargo," a reimagining of the blood-soaked black comedy film of the same name by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. The 10-episode single-season series, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After spending a decade at the Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the "Harry Potter" film franchise, actress Emma Watson put her magical training to good use for her first big budget post-Potter role, in biblical action blockbuster "Noah." In ...
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Cars falling from the sky in "Fast & Furious 7," clips from Angelina Jolie's directorial project "Unbroken," and the first look at erotic novel adaptation "Fifty Shades of Grey" provided a glimpse of Universal Pictures' upcoming movie slate ...
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The red Porsche Carrera GT sports car driven by Walker's friend Roger Rodas, 38, was traveling at speeds of 80 to 93 miles per hour (129 to 150 kilometers per hour) before Rodas lost control of the car and crashed into trees and a utility pole in Santa Clarita, California, northwest of Los ...
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"It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate," the couple said on Paltrow's lifestyle website, Goop.com, in a post entitled "Conscious Uncoupling." "We have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate. We ...
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The sale features more than 600 lots and buyers can bid online until March 27. The "Harry Potter" illustrations by British artist Cliff Wright were used as the covers for the second and third installments of J.K. Rowling's seven-book series that has become one of the best-selling books ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rain lashes down from the heavens while hungry followers of Cain trample over each other for a spot on Noah's massive wooden ark. The end is inevitable and, of course, not pretty. Director Darren Aronofsky, best known for dark and unrelenting dramas such as the ...
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Eyewitnesses told local media the buffaloes looked agitated, having escaped from a city park where an advertisement was being filmed. "I was just waiting for the bus and instead of a bus, two random buffalo ran past," Abril Felman, a student at the University of Sydney campus nearby, ...
Wymore passed away at her cattle ranch home in Portland, Jamaica, on Saturday, said Robb Callahan, a representative for the Flynn family. The tall blonde Kansas-born actress began her career on the Broadway stage, but met Flynn, who was best known for playing the daring romantic leading man in the ...
Rebhorn passed away at his home in New Jersey surrounded by family after battling skin cancer. "He died Friday afternoon of melanoma, which he had been fighting since 1992. He was receiving hospice car at home and died peacefully with his family in attendance," said Dianne Busch, of the ...
The New York Times, quoting U.S. intelligence, said last week that the Iranians were building a mock-up of a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, possibly so they could then blow it up for propaganda purposes. Satellite photos showed what looked like one of the U.S. Navy's Nimitz-class aircraft ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dystopian thriller "Divergent," the story of a society that divides people based on personality traits, dominated weekend movie charts with $56 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales, kicking off a new franchise for "Hunger Games" producer ...
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"Divergent" stars Shailene Woodley in the story of a futuristic society that divides people into factions based on single personality traits. Woodley's character, teen heroine Tris Prior, has multiple dominant traits that make it difficult for her to fit in, and she becomes a threat to ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - It has a flying carpet, a cave full of treasures and show-stopping songs, but critics said on Friday the Broadway debut of Disney's "Aladdin" lacks the magic of the original Oscar-winning animated film. The tale of the street urchin Aladdin, who wins the heart of ...
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The "Frozen" soundtrack, released in November 2013, sold 161,000 copies last week, bringing its total U.S. sales to 1.8 million, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. Billboard said 1.5 million of "Frozen" soundtrack sales were in 2014, making it the year's biggest ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A futuristic utopia is divided into five communities, each defined entirely by one personality trait - wisdom, honesty, selflessness, kindness and bravery. But can humans be defined by just one? That's the question at the core of new film "Divergent," out in U.S. ...
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Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of the half-hour comedy, called "Grace and Frankie," the company said in a statement on Wednesday. To be released in 2015, the series will be produced by Skydance Productions, with "Friends" creator Marta Kauffman as a writer and creator.
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - The Muppets' Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, the object of her affection since 1976, return to the big screen in "Muppets Most Wanted," a caper film that takes the puppet gang on a European tour while a case of mistaken identity lands Kermit in a ...
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PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - The highly anticipated next installment of the "Star Wars" franchise will be set 30 years after "Episode VI: Return of the Jedi," Walt Disney Co.'s chief executive officer Bob Iger said on Tuesday at the company's annual shareholders meeting. Disney ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif (Reuters) - He's pure green evil and save for a big mole on the side of his face, he's a dead ringer for genteel Kermit the Frog. "Constantine, bad guy," he introduces himself in his Russian accent, wearing a face that hardly knows how to grin.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A third person has died as a result of a motorist plowing his car into crowds of people outside of nightclubs, bars and restaurants last week at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, officials said on Monday. Sandy Thuy Le, 26, died on Monday surrounded by her ...
The men's discussion of the film grew more heated as the three left the theater and went to the parking lot after the late Sunday evening film. Two of the men then got into a pickup truck. "The driver of the truck put the vehicle in reverse striking the victim and knocking him to the ...
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A third person has died as a result of a motorist plowing his car into a crowd of people outside a nightclub last week at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, officials said on Monday. University Medical Center Brackenridge and Austin police a 26-year-old woman, ...
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Pine, 33, was charged after a party in the small South Island town of Methven, about 90 km (55 miles) southeast of Christchurch, at the start of the month to celebrate the end of filming on "Z for Zachariah". Police said Pine gave a positive breath test when he was stopped after 3 a.m. ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" won the weekend box office derby with $21.2 million in ticket sales, outpacing both last week's winner "300: Rise of An Empire" and video game turned car racing movie "Need for Speed." The animated "Mr. ...
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The animated "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," which opened a week earlier in the No. 2 spot, overtook last week's winner, the Greek-era action film "300: Rise of an Empire" which collected $19.1 million from Friday to Sunday, according to studio estimates. "Need for ...
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(Reuters) - A drunken motorist suspected in a high-speed chase during which two people were killed and nearly two dozen injured near Texas' South by Southwest festival, told police he fled because of outstanding warrants and feared prison, court documents showed on Friday. Rashad Charjuan Owens, ...
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DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado judge overseeing the mass murder case against a gunman charged with killing 12 people in a suburban Denver movie theater has rejected several defense challenges to the state's death penalty laws and abruptly canceled hearings on the issue. The series of written ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Spelling bees let children demonstrate their vocabulary prowess, though they are often rife with the drama of rivalry, pushy parents and pint-sized competitors driven to their limits to recall archaic words. For actor Jason Bateman in his directorial debut "Bad ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - With its full-size boxing ring, giant video screens and techno wizardry, "Rocky" the musical thrilled audiences on Broadway with its rousing finale, but critics said overall it wasn't a knockout. The musical, which opened on Thursday night, is based on the 1976 film ...
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TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - A retired police captain charged with shooting dead a fellow moviegoer in a dispute over cellphone use in a Florida theater in January messaged his son from his seat minutes before opening fire, court documents show. The Pasco County sheriff's office has said Curtis ...
He passed away on March 7 at his home in Lovettsville, Virginia, surrounded by family after suffering from pancreatic cancer, which was diagnosed in 2010. "Hal was known not only for his incomparable voice, which could be heard on thousands of movie trailers, television and radio promos, ...
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - At nearly the same time filming of "12 Years a Slave" began in Louisiana, the man who would win an Academy Award for writing its screenplay was in Dublin to start shooting his movie about the year that changed the life of rock guitar icon Jimi ...
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A driver evading a police sobriety checkpoint plowed into a crowd at high speed outside a nightclub in Austin on Thursday, killing two people and injuring 23 near the South by Southwest festival, police said. The motorist, identified as Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, fled ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Rick Ross beat fellow hip-hop star Pharrell Williams to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, despite Pharrell's high-profile performance with leading film ladies at the Oscars. Ross's "Mastermind" became his fifth No. 1 album after selling ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - What would you do if you came face-to-face with a doppelganger? Canadian director Denis Villeneuve explores that question in the psychological thriller "Enemy," in theaters on Friday, based on Jose Saramago's 2002 novel "The Double."
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Catherine Deneuve is now in her sixth decade making films but the French actress says she is too busy working these days to grow nostalgic about her past roles or films with acclaimed directors such as Luis Bunuel and Francois Truffaut. In her latest film, "On My ...
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Three other U.S. imports, the smash hit "The Book of Mormon" by "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, "The Scottsboro Boys" based on the notorious Alabama trial of nine teenage blacks accused of rape, and "Once", a musical version of the ...
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - It's OK to grow up. Even Seth Rogen says so. As a married former party guy transitioning into suburban parenthood, Rogen wages war with the frat house next door in the raucous new Nicholas Stoller movie, "Neighbors," that screened this weekend as a work in ...
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Actor, director and screenwriter Jon Favreau traded the high-flying super hero antics of his "Iron Man" movies for a quieter new film about a celebrated chef who quits his job at a top-flight restaurant and takes to the road in a food truck. "Chef," a ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The action film "300: Rise of an Empire," battled its way to $45 million in ticket sales to win the weekend box office race, slashing its way past the animated film "Mr. Peabody & Sherman." "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," based on the ...
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CAIRO (Reuters) - Three Arab countries have banned the Hollywood film "Noah" on religious grounds even before its worldwide premiere and several others are expected to follow suit, a representative of Paramount Pictures told Reuters on Saturday. Islam frowns upon representing holy ...
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(Reuters) - Walt Disney Studios has signed an agreement with Shanghai Media Group Pictures to develop Disney-branded movies, the latest move by a U.S. studio to grow its presence in China's entertainment business. U.S.-based writers will team up with local writers and filmmakers to develop stories ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif (Reuters) - Old rich dames, angry henchmen and one very punctilious hotel concierge make up the fantasy world at the center of Wes Anderson's whimsical caper that evokes a bygone era of aristocratic hierarchy and opulence. "The Grand Budapest Hotel," out in limited ...
The lineup of out-of-competition films announced on Thursday in the "Spotlight" section of the New York-based Tribeca festival, a section reserved for more prominent actors and directors, comprises 31 feature films, nine of which are documentaries. Highlights include Dito Montiel's ...
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"Hustle" and "Wolf," which each went home from Sunday's Oscars empty handed, will have a shot at redemption at the unbuttoned MTV event that hands out golden, popcorn-shaped trophies in categories like best kiss and best fight scene. The fan-voted awards will be hosted by ...
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch writer and comedian Herman Koch's novel "Summerhouse with Swimming Pool" follows hot on the heels of "The Dinner", a study of racism, madness and death in an outwardly respectable middle-class family which proved a surprise international hit. Due to ...
Edwards died from complications of pneumonia at a hospital in Santa Monica, California, according to agent Fred Westbrook, who said the illness was "sudden." "He was a fun guy," said Westbrook, noting that Edwards in recent years had been doing radio appearances and writing a ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hip hop artist ScHoolboy Q knocked Disney's juggernaut soundtrack "Frozen" from the top spot of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday. "Oxymoron," the third studio album from ScHoolboy Q and the first to be released through a major label, Universal ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Lufthansa on Wednesday announced plans to offer wirelessly streamed movies to passengers on trans-European flights, sparking a clash over the future of traditional seatback systems at the world's largest travel fair. Europe's largest traditional network carrier said ...
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It will be the first time that O'Brien, 50, has hosted the annual show, which will take place on April 13 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles and which serves as lead-in to the summer movie season. "After eight years of intense negations, I am honored to announce I am hosting MTV's ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Hollywood on Tuesday for the premiere of a film to promote tourism to the Holy Land, shifting the spotlight away from his frequent focus on dangers facing his country. Netanyahu attended the premiere at Paramount Studios of ...
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese farming family is forced from their home by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, living in cramped temporary housing under stress as they wait for permission to return to land worked by their ancestors for generations. That is the all-too-real backdrop of ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Times on Tuesday corrected a 161-year-old story about Solomon Northup, whose memoir was the basis for the Academy Award-winning movie "12 Years a Slave." The January 20, 1853, article, headlined "The Kidnapping Case," tells the story of ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While most college students often use their year abroad to embrace the culture and nightlife of new countries, British actor Freddie Highmore opted to play one of the most notorious fictional serial killers, Norman Bates. Highmore, 22, plays a teenage version of Norman ...
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - As Mexico basks in the glow of its first best director Oscar for Alfonso Cuaron and his blockbuster film "Gravity," a new generation of homegrown filmmakers wonders if the magic of the golden statuette will rub off on them. Cuaron's 3D space thriller scooped seven ...
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Nielsen ratings data on Tuesday showed that the audience for the telecast was 43.7 million, versus the 43 million reported on Monday, the highest since 2000 and 8 percent higher than last year. The Oscars attract the biggest non-sports audience in the United States. Walt Disney Co's ABC network ...
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The Scottish-born star, 83, spoke out six months before a referendum that could split the United Kingdom. A long-term supporter of separation, the Bahamas resident has said he could return to his native land if it became independent. He was the latest in a number of high-profile stars recently ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A sea of Oscar statuettes filled the Governor's Ball on Sunday night as winners chatted, ate and celebrated with the film industry's elite at the official Academy Awards party. Winners also got their statuettes engraved with their names on the first stop in a string of ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Is this the year the "selfie" stole the Oscars? A self-portrait of host Ellen DeGeneres and stars including Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper taken during Hollywood's annual Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday quickly became the most shared photo ...
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The film from British director Steve McQueen is based on the memoirs of a free black man, Solomon Northup, who is tricked and sold into bondage in Louisiana in an unflinching account of pre-Civil War slavery in America. (Reporting By Mary Milliken; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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McConaughey lost some 50 pounds (23 kg) for the role, looking gaunt as real-life crusader Ron Woodroof, a cowboy who fought the U.S. government during the early AIDS epidemic of the 1980s to provide patients with medicines he imported from foreign countries. "First off, I want to thank God, ...
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Blanchett, 44, was the favorite to win this year's Oscar after sweeping awards season with prizes including the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA earlier this year. Blanchett beat Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench and Meryl Streep for the Oscar.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won the Oscar for best director on Sunday for the space thriller, "Gravity," in which an astronaut fights for her survival after being cut loose from her space shuttle. It was the first Academy Award for Cuaron, 52, and the first ...
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Nyong'o, 31, won the Oscar in her first feature film role, earning a thunderous standing ovation from the Hollywood audience. She beat fellow frontrunner Jennifer Lawrence's portrayal of a loopy housewife in caper "American Hustle" in one of the most closely-watched Academy Award races ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedienne and talk show star Ellen DeGeneres returned as Oscar host on Sunday, bringing her deadpan affability, and free pizza, to the 86th Academy Awards show while still poking fun at Hollywood royalty. In a back-to-basics approach to a live, 3 1/2-hour telecast that ...
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Director Paolo Sorrentino's film about an aging writer's reflections on life and his search for meaning among Rome's idle rich also won top foreign film honors at the Golden Globes and Britain's BAFTAs. It was the first Oscar for Sorrentino and the 11th win for an Italian film since foreign ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jared Leto, the former teen heartthrob who left Hollywood to become a rock star, won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday in his return to movies as an HIV positive transgender woman in "Dallas Buyers Club." Leto, 42, won over both critics and audiences with ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Non-Stop", a thriller starring Liam Neeson as a U.S. air marshal trying to stop a string of murders on an international flight, collected $30 million in ticket sales to soar into the lead at the domestic box office. It swept the week's other new film, ...
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Resnais, who was born in 1922 in northwestern France and started his career with mid-length films in the 1940s, rose to fame with "Night and Fog" and "Van Gogh", a short that won an Oscar in its category in 1950. In 1959, with author Marguerite Duras as scriptwriter, he ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Big budget sci-fi flop "After Earth" and ensemble comedy "Movie 43" led the Razzie Awards on Saturday while annual favorite Adam Sandler went home empty-handed at the ceremony that mauled Hollywood's worst films and performances of the year. "After ...
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SANTA MONICA, California (Reuters) - Harrowing slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" swept the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday with five wins, just one day ahead of the Oscar ceremony on Sunday. "12 Years a Slave" won five of its seven nominations at the awards show for ...
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Actor and director Guillaume Gallienne plays himself and impersonates his mother - often in the same scene - in the autobiographical film "Me, Myself and Mum", which also took the award for best first film. Adapted from a popular play, the film follows Gallienne through his childhood and ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The most glamorous of all runways, the 500-foot-long Oscars red carpet, might be a fashion disaster on Sunday. A rare heavy rain storm on Friday in Southern California has soaked parts of the red carpet laid down on Hollywood Boulevard, where movie stars and Tinseltown ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A recent Grammy winner, a legendary rock band, a Broadway star belting out a girl-power ballad and an impossibly cool indie rocker have found themselves at the juncture of one of the most compelling Oscar races of the year: best original song. It's a category that has drawn ...
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc on Friday lost its bid to keep an anti-Islamic film on its YouTube video sharing website while it appealed a federal appeals court order that the company said would have "devastating effects" if allowed to stand. Earlier this week, a panel of the 9th ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found in his New York apartment on February 2 with a needle in his arm, died of an accidental overdose of drugs, the New York City Chief Medical Examiner said on Friday. The cause of death was acute drug intoxication, including heroin, ...
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The two, who have been dating for about two years, appeared together on the popular television sitcom "That '70s Show." Photographs on the US Weekly and E! websites taken of Kunis on Thursday in Los Angeles show her sporting a large diamond ring on her left hand.
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The win is the first in the category for Walt Disney Animation Studios, the animation house founded by the man who pioneered the genre. The animated feature category was created in 2002 and has been dominated by Disney-owned Pixar, which has won it seven times but was shut out of the nominations ...
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Adobe Systems, the San Jose-based software company, will make over $300 million of software available to students for creative projects, school management and teacher training, the White House said in a statement. In addition, Prezi, a Hungarian software firm, is providing $100 million in licenses ...
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - A Colorado judge on Thursday set a new trial date in October for James Holmes, the former neuroscience graduate student accused of killing 12 moviegoers in a shooting spree at a suburban Denver cinema in 2012. Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour set the ...
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JAKARTA/MADIUN, Indonesia (Reuters) - A chilling documentary about one of the worst massacres since World War Two is up for an Academy Award this weekend. If it does win, don't expect the Indonesian co-director to go on stage to receive an Oscar: he's worried for his life. The nearly three-hour ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three days before the Oscars, the Los Angeles film czar and a think tank delivered some damning news to Tinseltown: Hollywood's status as the home of American film and television production is threatened because places like New York are offering better financial incentives ...
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CENTENNIAL, COLORADO (Reuters) - A Colorado judge on Thursday set a new trial date for October 14 for James Holmes, the former neuroscience graduate student accused of killing 12 moviegoers in a shooting spree at a Colorado cinema in 2012. Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour delayed ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The soundtrack for Disney's hit animated film "Frozen" reclaimed the top spot on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, becoming the first soundtrack in 15 years to notch more than five weeks at No. 1 on the chart. The "Frozen" soundtrack, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When it comes to hosting an awards show, Patton Oswalt has a few tricks up his sleeve that include keeping a celebrity-filled crowd on edge. The Virginia-born Oswalt, 45, has forged a career in comedy, with roles in TV sitcoms "The King of Queens" and "Two ...
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(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ordered Google Inc to remove from its YouTube video-sharing website an anti-Islamic film that had sparked protests across the Muslim world. By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Google's assertion that the removal of ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" won the Academy Award for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first movie from a black director to win the film industry's highest honor in 86 years of the Oscars. British director Steve McQueen's unflinching ...
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Mak Chi-hang and his younger brother Mak Chi-shing refused to close their air conditioner repair shop or turn down loud music in October when the crew was about to start shooting a scene for the science fiction movie. A member of the crew had approached the brothers the day before and they had ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Halle Berry and Denzel Washington won the best-acting Oscar categories and Sidney Poitier was honored with a lifetime achievement award in 2002, the night was a watershed for black actors in Hollywood. Since then the debate about Hollywood diversity among the African ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Danish drama "The Hunt" has at least one advantage over its rivals in its bid to win the best foreign-language picture Oscar: the familiar face of Mads Mikkelsen. Mikkelsen, the 48-year-old star of NBC television thriller "Hannibal," is no unknown to ...
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Disney, like other Hollywood studios, is trying to boost digital sales after consumers moved away in recent years from buying DVDs, cutting a lucrative source of revenue. The media company said in a statement it launched the new service on Tuesday, coinciding with the digital release of Disney's ...
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Emma Thompson, a two-time winner for "Howards End" and "Sense and Sensibility," has stowed her Oscars in the bathroom, or rather loo, of her London abode. "It's full of my most precious possessions," Thompson said. "So it's not as if I'm being rude. It's an ...
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The lawyer for Bynes, 27, entered the plea to the charge of reckless driving with an alcohol component, Los Angeles County District Attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison said. Bynes, who starred in her own Nickelodeon sketch comedy TV series "The Amanda Show" at age 13, was sentenced by Los ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In an industry known for its boundless self-promotion, campaigning for this year's Oscars has been a relatively civil affair, compared with the bare-knuckled sparring of years past. But that does not mean studios have toned down the campaigns around their films and ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Now they know how big the show is and how much people care, but the producers of the Oscars aren't making any apologies for their maiden effort running Hollywood's biggest show last year or the provocative humor of its host, Seth MacFarlane. Despite some harsh reviews from ...
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"Blurred Lines" singer Thicke, who caused a sensation with a raunchy MTV Video Music Awards performance last year with Miley Cyrus, and Patton met as teenagers and have been married since 2005. They have one son, Julian, who was born in 2010. "We will always love each other and be ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California state senator pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges he took bribes from a businessman as well as from undercover FBI agents posing as Hollywood film executives to shepherd legislation in their favor. Ron Calderon, a Democrat and a member of a California ...
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(Reuters) - Comedy actor and director Harold Ramis, best known for films such as "Ghostbusters," "Groundhog Day" and "Caddyshack," died at his home in Chicago at the age of 69 of complications from a rare vascular disease, his agent said on Monday. Ramis, who had ...
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"I probably have to move out of New York," Baldwin said in a New York Magazine article. "I just can't live in New York anymore." Emmy-award winning Baldwin, who was repeatedly portrayed in press accounts last year as a hot-headed homophobe and bigot, struck out at prominent gay ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California state senator was expected to surrender to federal authorities on Monday to face charges that he took bribes from a businessman and from undercover FBI agents posing as Hollywood film executives to steer legislation in their favor. Democrat Ron Calderon was ...
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The photographer, Sheng Li, was also arrested and charged with assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of harassment, the force added. The 37-year-old actor was given a desk appearance ticket, requiring him to appear in court later this month.
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Among other questions, the poll asked 1,433 Americans whether they had seen any of the nine best-picture nominees, plus two other films competing in other categories. The Academy Awards will be hosted by comedian Ellen DeGeneres on March 2. Among those who responded to the online survey, Somali ...
LONDON (Reuters) - A 110-year-old woman believed to be the oldest survivor of the Holocaust and who endured the ordeal partly through her passion for music, has died in London, her family said on Sunday. Alice Herz-Sommer, who is said to have counted writer Franz Kafka among her family friends and ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Lego Movie," an animated film that depicts a world based on the colorful toy blocks, collected $31.5 million to lead U.S. and Canadian box office charts for a third consecutive weekend. The new Kevin Costner spy thriller "3 Days to Kill" ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Jennifer Lawrence tripped on her way to accept her best actress Oscar last year, her blush pink princess-like Dior Haute Couture gown was captured in all its glory as the unscripted moment made ripples around the world. That bonus air-time for a single dress at one of ...
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PASADENA, California (Reuters) - Comedian and actor Kevin Hart won the coveted Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, while Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker was honored with awards for both his career and his latest role as a White House butler. One week before the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As Oscar voting enters the homestretch, "The Great Beauty" gives an historical nod to the Italian films that have made the nation the most successful winner of best foreign-language film. The ambitious and visually stunning drama directed by Paolo Sorrentino ...
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"The Lego Movie," voiced by an all-star cast including Will Ferrell, Will Arnett and Elizabeth Banks, opened with $69.1 million in its first weekend earlier this month and is expected to top the box office for a third consecutive time this week. So far, the film has grossed more than ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hollywood stars are lighting up Broadway in limited-run plays that can be box office gold for the theater industry and give film and television actors a prestigious career boost. British actress Rebecca Hall, of 2013's Disney-Marvel superhero blockbuster sequel "Iron Man ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Joe Newcomb, a failed minor league baseball player who struck it rich as a Texas chemical trader, will be among those crossing their fingers in the Dolby Theatre audience on March 2 when the Academy Awards are handed out. Newcomb financed scrappy best picture Oscar ...
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HOLLYWOOD (Reuters) - When Hollywood was its own little town at the start of the 20th century, it banned movie theatres and liquor, except for medicinal purposes (wink, wink). That ended quickly when movie studios arrived and a louche Los Angeles annexed the upstart. Today, Hollywood is at the ...
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Sarah Hyland, known for her role as oldest sibling Haley Dunphy in the award-winning comedy series, was posing for a photograph with a fan outside a venue in downtown Sydney when he allegedly groped her chest. New South Wales state police said a 29-year-old man had been arrested at the scene and ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - When Cheryl Boone Isaacs presides over the Oscars on March 2, her mere presence will convey a statement on diversity in Hollywood as the first African-American president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and its third woman in its 86 ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer has sued Paramount Pictures and the makers of "The Wolf of Wall Street" for $25 million in damages, saying he is portrayed as a toupee-wearing, degenerate drug user in the Oscar-nominated film. Andrew Greene, of New York, also wants the film based on the ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man who served prison time for conning Hollywood stars and reputedly inspired Leonardo DiCaprio's performance in "The Wolf of Wall Street" was in federal court on Thursday facing charges that he used a friend's credit card to buy liquor, a plane ticket and food, ...
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DENVER (Reuters) - The man charged with mass murder for a shooting rampage that killed 12 people in a suburban Denver movie theater must submit to a second pretrial sanity examination because the first was incomplete and inadequate, a Colorado judge ruled on Wednesday. The second court-ordered ...
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Hoffman, 46, who won a best actor Oscar for his role in the 2005 biographical film "Capote," was considered to be one of the finest stage and screen actors of his generation. O'Donnell, known as Mimi, is the mother of the couple's three young children, Cooper, Tallulah and Willa.
Following the world premiere of the film that chronicles the rise of the New York-born artist, Nas will appear at the festival in a special performance of the album, considered to be one of the greatest rap records ever made. "Like the festival itself, 'Time is Illmatic' and the ...
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The film, directed by Clooney, is based on the true story of U.S. soldiers in World War Two who rescued art masterpieces from Nazi thieves. A member of the original Monuments Men group, Harry Ettlinger, will also attend the screening, along with Robert Edsel, whose book is the basis for the film, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For the aspiring actor and actress who sits at home during awards season fantasizing that they too could be feted as an Oscar nominee or Golden Globe winner there is a simple recipe: get cast in a film by David O. Russell. The director of romance "Silver Linings ...
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LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - With "Winter's Tale" misfiring over the weekend, leading man Colin Farrell has suffered another box-office bummer. The romantic fantasy from Warner Bros. is going to take in less than $10 million over the four-day Presidents Day weekend. That makes three ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, Feb 16 - "The Lego Movie," an animated film that depicts a world based on the colorful toy blocks, collected $48.8 million to top box office charts for a second week, finishing far ahead of romantic comedy "About Last Night" which had ticket sales of $27 ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - The harrowing drama "12 Years a Slave" won the Best Film award at Britain's top movie honors on Sunday, cementing its status as favorite for the Oscars next month, but it was the space thriller "Gravity" that claimed the biggest trophy haul. "12 Years a ...
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The episode, entitled "Brick Like Me," will see family patriarch Homer Simpson wake up in a Springfield where everyone and everything is made out of Legos, and he must figure his way out before he gets stuck in the plastic world forever. Danish company The Lego Group first started ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - From the inventors of the pneumatic car flipper to the software developers who replaced clay modeling with digital sculpture, dozens of behind-the-scenes cinematic innovators turned out on Saturday to receive recognition from the film industry. Two weeks ...
Henson, a shareholder and board member of the Jim Henson Company died at home, where he was with one of his daughters, the company said in a statement. He lived in Saugerties, New York, said company spokeswoman Nicole Goldman in an email.
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Asian films were big winners at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday, led by gritty Chinese thriller "Bai Ri Yan Huo" (Black Coal, Thin Ice) about an overweight detective pursuing a serial killer which took the top Golden Bear prize. Liao Fan, who said he ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Director and producer Martin Scorsese says he hopes his documentary to mark the 50th anniversary of the New York Review of Books will point young people in the right direction for getting reliable information in an age of data overload. Scorsese and co-director David Tedeschi ...
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'Juno' actress Ellen Page comes out as gay
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(Reuters) - Actress Ellen Page, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in "Juno," came out as a lesbian on Friday at a Las Vegas conference for gay teens. "I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission," the 26-year-old actress said in a speech that drew roaring ...
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CONSTANTA, Romania (Reuters) - Armed with an iPad and a letter of support from an Oscar-winning film director, Remus Cernea is pushing a cause that he acknowledges few of his fellow Romanian lawmakers care about: giving dolphins the same rights as humans. The 39-year-old activist politician ...
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McHale is the star of the NBC television comedy "Community" and host of E! network's "The Soup." "He's sharp, funny, and just the type of comic who can navigate the unique challenge of our dinner, making fun of Democrats, Republicans and especially the news media," ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Films ranging from a coming-of-age docudrama using the same actors over a 12-year span, a feature about radical Catholics and an unflinching look at Northern Ireland's troubles stand out as possible winners at the annual Berlin film festival. Twenty titles will compete for the ...
BERLIN (Reuters) - "Angelina Jolie presents" is the first thing on screen in the Ethiopian movie "Difret", but the true story of a 14-year-old girl's abduction, rape and trial for killing her abductor speaks for itself. Shown at the Berlin film festival, it features Hirut, a ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ralph Waite, who played the good-hearted but soft-spoken patriarch on the 1970s U.S. television drama "The Waltons," died on Thursday in Southern California, the actor's manager said. He was 85. Waite, who served in World War Two and was an ordained Presbyterian ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fairy tales are not only for children and "Winter's Tale," the film adaptation of a best-selling book, aims to lure even jaded, middle-aged adults into believing in the magic of eternal love and the power of miracles. The film, which opens in U.S. theaters on ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. director Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" which portrays an American family over a 12-year-period as the two children mature into young adults has emerged as a leading contender for the top award at this year's Berlin film festival. The movie, shot at regular ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - British film director Ken Loach, receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Berlin film festival on Friday, said the more ambitious his films were in trying to push a social or political agenda, the less successful they were in achieving that aim. Loach, 77, who in his ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - An overweight detective with a drinking problem and a fresh divorce stumbles through the snow to catch a killer armed with ice-skates, showing China has no need to envy the Nordics when it comes to crime in a cold climate. A city lawyer rides through the desert on horseback with ...
BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin's international film festival ends this weekend with some film buyers and sellers having made significant deals and others complaining of slack sales activity with no significant driver. The 64th Berlin International Film Festival kicked off last week with American ...
Thirteen new episodes of "The Clone Wars" will premiere on Netflix on March 7. The five earlier seasons, which previously aired on Time Warner Inc's Cartoon Network, also will be available on Netflix at that time, along with a feature film of the same name. This is the first time any ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - After years focusing on his visual arts career, Turkey's Kutlug Ataman has returned to feature filmmaking with a touching portrait of the pressures and hypocrisy of village life in his northeastern Anatolian homeland. 'Kuzu' (The Lamb) uses the occasion of the circumcision of a ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The latest edition of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" franchise featuring chart hits by Lorde and Katy Perry debuted at the top of the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, pushing the "Frozen" film soundtrack off its pedestal. "Now ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sid Caesar, who pioneered TV sketch comedy during the 1950s as the star and creative force of "Your Show of Shows," a launch pad for the likes of Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Woody Allen and an inspiration to generations of comedians, died on Wednesday. He was ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - A "New Age" healer whose estranged son is a falconer are the odd couple at the heart of an English-language movie by Peruvian director Claudia Llosa that marked a coming-of-age moment for Latin American cinema at the Berlin film festival on Wednesday. In a year when ...
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WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - On this Valentine's Day, some couples will enter a committed relationship, but it might end up lasting a mere 13 hours. That's the time it would take to binge-watch the 13 episodes of the second season of "House of Cards," the Emmy Award-winning ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Gay characters and themes have become so common in film that it came as a shock when director Adam Csaszi said he changed his movie based on a true story about a gay footballer and his lover in rural Hungary because the reality was too brutal. Speaking at the Berlin film ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After wearing a paper bag on his head to a red carpet premier and walking out of a press conference for his new film, actor Shia LaBeouf's latest bizarre antic was to reveal an art project on Tuesday. LaBeouf, 27, a former Disney star who later became known as the lead of ...
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It will be the fourth time Jackman will emcee the ceremony on June 8 from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, where it will be broadcast live on the CBS television network. He hosted the ceremony from 2003-2005 and picked up an Emmy award for his work on the 2004 show. Jackman, 45, also won a ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave - who has conjured up so much horror, lust and murder as well as haunting love songs in three decades fronting "The Bad Seeds" - worries that technology could destroy the mystique of live rock performance. The 56-year-old cult ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Frustration with a lack of open discussion in Germany over its involvement in Afghanistan and over Berlin's treatment of Afghans helping its troops there spurred the making of the film "Inbetween Worlds" by director Feo Aladag. The movie's premiere on Tuesday at the ...
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(Reuters) - Shirley Temple Black, who lifted America's spirits as a bright-eyed, dimpled child movie star during the Great Depression and forged a second career as a U.S. diplomat, died late on Monday evening at the age of 85. Black, who lured millions to the movies in the 1930s, "peacefully ...
The Hollywood Reporter cited a source last week saying the country's film bureau was mulling increasing Hollywood's quota in China to 44 from the current 34 films it allows each year. U.S. studios have been taking steps to appeal to the fast-growing Chinese box office, which hit 21.8 billion yuan ...
Nancy Motes, 37, was found dead in a bathtub full of water at a Los Angeles residence on Sunday, L.A. County Coroner spokesman Captain John Kades said. Prescription drugs were found at the residence, which was not Motes's home. Kades said nothing has been ruled out, including an accidental drug ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - This year's Oscar nominees gathered for the ultimate Hollywood power lunch on Monday in a celebration of the old adage "it's an honor just to be nominated" three weeks before the film industry's biggest night. The annual Oscars nominees luncheon ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - At 91-years-old, veteran French filmmaker Alain Resnais shows no sign of letting up his experimentation, drawing on theatre, graphic illustration and cinema in his whimsical comedy "Life of Riley" that premiered at Berlin's festival on Monday. In his third adaptation ...
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The film stars Pierce Brosnan, Imogene Poots, Toni Collette and Aaron Paul as four people who meet by chance on New Year's Eve on a rooftop where they have all planned to commit suicide. They make a pact to try to keep each other alive in what has been described a "genial farce" which is ...
BERLIN (Reuters) - A gay 15-year-old's heartbreak and obsession with the social media make for a gripping tale of how the Internet can drive fragile minds into a dangerous world, in the Filipino film "Unfriend" shown at the Berlin film festival. Director Joselito Altarejos takes viewers ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The LEGO Movie," an animated film based on the colorful plastic children's blocks, snapped up $69.1 million in ticket sales to top weekend box office charts, easily beating the George Clooney World War Two film "The Monuments Men." "The ...
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Eastwood, 83, noticed a "look of panic" on the face of tournament official Steve John as he tried to swallow a piece of cheese during a function for tournament volunteers at the Monterey Conference Center in California on Wednesday night. Immediately, Eastwood stepped in and performed ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - A Norwegian film that is part thriller, part spoof of the "Nordic Noir" genre, and a Chinese movie set in a massage clinic run by blind people and using some blind actors were the main offerings at the Berlin film festival on Monday. Chinese director Lou Ye's "Tui ...
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SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russia's Winter Games got off to a shaky start on Friday when one of the five Olympic rings failed to unfurl, but ballet dancers, stirring music and huge mechanical props tracing the host nation's history propelled the opening ceremony forward. Only four of the five giant ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Family and close friends bid their final farewells on Friday at a private funeral for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose tragic death of an apparent overdose at the age of 46 robbed the entertainment world of one of its finest talents. Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Julianne ...
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"Smokers, please understand. If you quit after you're diagnosed with lung damage it's too late. Grandpa says learn my lesson. Quit now," Nimoy tweeted to his 810,000 followers. In Nimoy's case, the actor said, he was diagnosed despite having quit smoking 30 years ago.
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DALLAS (Reuters) - Former tennis pro turned Texas oilman Robert Edsel took a risk when he walked away from a lucrative business to launch the third act of his life as a detective specializing in art plundered by Nazi Germany. Now, with a best-selling novel and after rubbing shoulders with ...
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Third-quarter earnings more than doubled to $88.8 million, or 59 cents per share, from $37.8 million, or 27 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, the company earned 64 cents per share in the three months ended December 31.
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BERLIN (Reuters) - The death of celebrated American character actor Philip Seymour Hoffman of an apparent drug overdose dampened the opening on Thursday of the 64th Berlin film festival where director Wes Anderson's comedy "The Grand Budapest Hotel" had its premiere. Anderson's ...
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ROME (Reuters) - Philomena Lee, whose long search for the son she was forced to give up as an unwed teenager in Catholic Ireland inspired the Oscar-nominated film bearing her name, says that after meeting Pope Francis she feels forgiven and has forgiven. "He really made me feel so good inside ...
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Father Jim Martin, a Jesuit priest and member of the company, led a community prayer during the somber outdoor ceremony at the Labyrinth Theater Company, where Hoffman formerly served as artistic director. "We come together in a period of terrible mourning and incredible loss, and a period of ...
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations thanked Hollywood on Wednesday for raising awareness of cultural crimes during conflict with the movie "The Monuments Men" as the world body tries to stop the pillaging of Syria's heritage during the country's three-year civil war. UNESCO, ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A pair of animated singing princesses kept the top spot on the weekly Billboard 200 chart of best-selling albums on Wednesday, ahead of Grammy-winning artists, as a new sing-along version of Disney's "Frozen" propelled sales of the soundtrack ...
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The Academy Award-winning actor's body was discovered on Sunday in a Greenwich Village apartment, officials said. Dozens of tiny bags of what appeared to be heroin were found in the apartment, police sources said. (Reporting By Chris Francescani; Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst)
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As a teenage cineaste and budding musician Alexandre Desplat had a habit of devouring as many movies as he could in a week around his regimen of schoolwork and flute practice. But it was not until the French composer, who earned his sixth Oscar nomination last month for the ...
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(Reuters) - Time Warner Inc broke out the financials for its premium movie network HBO on Wednesday for the first time, giving investors a better picture of how the unit stacks up against video streaming service Netflix Inc. Netflix was one of the best-performing stocks last year and analysts said ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three men and one woman arrested in New York have been charged with drugs offences possibly connected to narcotics found at the home of film star Philip Seymour Hoffman following his death of an apparent heroin overdose, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. Although ...
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The statement issued by Hoffman's publicist, Karen Samfilippo, did not say when the funeral service for family and friends would happen. It said it would take place in New York without specifying if that meant New York City or elsewhere in the state. A memorial service for the actor is planned for ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Wall Street expects two new princesses and a muscular Marvel superhero to help lift Walt Disney Co's quarterly results, as the company reaps the benefits of strong performances from film sequel "Thor: The Dark World" and animated musical mega-hit ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For the most ambitious of his five films as director, George Clooney assembled a top-shelf cast of fellow actors to play art experts tasked with retrieving artistic treasure stolen by the Germans during World War Two. There is one person, though, who is not a Hollywood ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The apparent heroin overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman comes amid a sharp rise in trafficking of the illegal narcotic across the U.S.-Mexico border in recent years and growing abuse of the drug nationwide, federal officials said on Monday. The increasing levels ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Authorities were conducting an autopsy on the body of acclaimed stage and film actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday of an apparent drug overdose, an official said on Monday. Hoffman, considered by many to be one of the finest ...
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A prosecutor decided after an investigation in 1993 not to charge Allen, who has denied the allegations. Legal experts have said the statute of limitations on the case probably has run out. "We have no pending investigation. If we were to receive a complaint, we would review it, as we do with ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Film director Woody Allen defended himself on Friday from newly published accusations by his now-adult adopted daughter that he molested her as a child, calling the allegations "ludicrous" and the product of a bitter custody battle with his former partner, actress ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the leading actors of his generation and winner of an Academy Award for his title role in the film "Capote," was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday in what a New York police source described as an apparent drug ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Buddy cop comedy "Ride Along, starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, cruised to a third straight weekend at the top of the box office charts, outearning new release "That Awkward Moment." "Ride Along" collected $12.3 million in ticket sales over ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The writers of "Her" and "Captain Phillips" were given top honors by their peers on Saturday at the annual Writers Guild Awards, a strong predictor of success in the screenplay categories at the Oscars in a month's time. Spike Jonze won the best original ...
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The revival of the accusation against Allen comes just ahead of this year's Oscar Awards, where the 78-year-old filmmaker is nominated for best original screenplay for his drama "Blue Jasmine" starring Cate Blanchett. Allen was never arrested or prosecuted in the decades-old case, after ...
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The Vienna-born actor died overnight at a clinic in Innsbruck as the result of a "sudden and serious illness", his agent, Patricia Baumbauer, told the Austria Press Agency on Saturday. One of the best known foreign actors in U.S. films, Schell starred on stage and screen on both sides of ...
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SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's rescued miners enjoyed the spotlight once again on Friday when they met Antonio Banderas and the other actors who will portray them in the Hollywood film "The 33." During the 2010 ordeal, the 33 miners trapped 700 meters underground drank oil-contaminated ...
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian film director Miklos Jancso, director of five films nominated for best director prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, died on Friday of lung cancer at the age of 92, his family said. Jancso was widely credited for instilling a unique quality into Hungarian cinema, such ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - The 1985 hit film "Back to the Future" is headed for the London stage as a musical that is scheduled to open in the movie's 30th anniversary year, the producers said on Friday. The film starred Michael J. Fox as a time traveler in a souped-up DeLorean who lands 30 ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Some viewers love Alfonso Cuaron's space thriller "Gravity" and others think it pales in comparison with classics like Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey", but pretty much anyone who has seen it agrees the visual effects are stunning. While the film was ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The 80-year-old Irish woman who inspired the Oscar-nominated film "Philomena" took her campaign for access to adoption records to the U.S. Congress on Thursday, and a senator said lawmakers might urge Ireland to act on the issue. Philomena Lee, who searched for 50 ...
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VIENNA (Reuters) - It's one of the great mysteries of music - did composer Antonio Salieri poison his onetime protege Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with arsenic? The famous 1984 Milos Forman film "Amadeus", based on Peter Shaffer's play, leaves little doubt he did. But now the Vienna museum ...
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Nana, whose real name was Kiash Nanah and who died on Wednesday night at a hospital in Rome, shot to fame when she performed a strip-tease at a restaurant in Rome in 1958. The sequence was shot by Tazio Secchiaroli, the legendary street photographer who was the model for the character Paparazzo in ...
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They were among 130 nominees named by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization, which monitors how the LGBT community is portrayed in the media. The 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies are scheduled to be held in Los Angeles on April 12 and New York on May 3.
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Musician Bruce Broughton, a former Academy governor and executive committee member in its music branch, composed the title song from the independent Christian faith movie "Alone Yet Not Alone." The Academy said on Wednesday that Broughton had used his position within the organization to ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Zac Efron navigates the tangled, complex web of dating and the New York singles scene in "That Awkward Moment," a film that puts an uncommon spin on romantic comedy: the male perspective. The movie, due to open in U.S. theaters on Friday, follows the lives and ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Not even the Grammy awards could keep the soundtrack to Disney film "Frozen" from returning to No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, its third non-consecutive week at the top of the chart. "Frozen" sold 93,000 copies in the past ...
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JERUSALEM/LONDON (Reuters) - Actress Scarlett Johansson's very public rift with the charity Oxfam over her endorsement of an Israeli firm operating in the West Bank has thrown a Hollywood spotlight on one of the thorniest issues in Middle East peace talks. Johansson announced on Thursday she had ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - What would you do if you found yourself in the middle of a dinner table fight with Oscar-winning actresses Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts? For actress Julianne Nicholson, it was a "dream come true" as she joined an all-star cast of Hollywood heavy-weights for the ...
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Sherak served as president of the Academy, which organizes Hollywood's annual Oscars ceremony, from 2009 to 2012. He died at home surrounded by his family after a 12-year cancer battle, said the statement, issued through the Academy.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fifty came with a televised bash, celebrity friends and a black-tie dinner, but Oprah Winfrey will have a low-key 60th birthday at home in California on Wednesday. The billionaire media entrepreneur will have a "quiet dinner" in the seaside town of Montecito, 90 ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Award-winning actor, director and producer Kevin Spacey will be honored for his contributions to films, television and theater by New York's Museum of the Moving Image at its annual salute in April. Spacey, 54, who won the best actor Oscar in 2000 for "American ...
BERLIN (Reuters) - German movies including a drama about the love triangle of Sturm und Drang poet Friedrich Schiller will dominate the main lineup at Berlin's international film festival this year, director Dieter Kosslick said on Tuesday. But world cinema talent will not be absent at the 64th ...
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The complexities and contradictions of the Middle East conflict come into play in both the real-life production story and fictional plot of "Omar", Palestine's contender for a best foreign language film Oscar. The movie's director and lead actors are Israeli Arabs ...
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Coulson, editor of the Rupert Murdoch tabloid until 2007 and then Cameron's head of communications up to early 2011, listened in to a recording of a voicemail left by the actress Sienna Miller for James Bond actor Daniel Craig, Dan Evans, a former News of the World journalist told London's Old ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Some viewers love Alfonso Cuaron's space thriller "Gravity" and others think it pales in comparison with classics like Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey", but pretty much anyone who has seen it agrees the visual effects are stunning. While the film was ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr led a star-studded rendition of the classic Beatles song Hey Jude in Los Angeles on Monday night as they commemorated 50 years since the record-breaking British band first appeared on U.S. television. In a rare joint appearance singing Beatles ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Eric Lawson, one of several actors who depicted the "Marlboro Man" cowboy in a long-running series of cigarette ads for Philip Morris and later appeared in an anti-tobacco message for the American Cancer Society, has died of lung disease. He was 72, and died at ...
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Gawker editor John Cook denied the publication had infringed on copyright in a post published on Gawker.com on Monday. He said Gawker did not leak Tarantino's 146-page Western movie script and only published a link to a website where the script could be downloaded. In court documents, ...
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MADRID (Reuters) - When Annie Proulx published "Brokeback Mountain" in The New Yorker magazine in 1997, she had no inkling the tragic cowboy love story would go on to inspire an Oscar-winning film and even an opera. The original short story took the American writer more than a year of ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Film star Jude Law told Britain's phone-hacking trial on Monday he was not aware a close relative had been paid to leak stories about him to Rupert Murdoch's now defunct News of the World tabloid. During dramatic testimony at the trial of two of Murdoch's former editors, a ...
TORONTO (Reuters) - Looking for some great videos to watch but not sure where to start? New apps aim to make the decision easier by selecting clips to suit a person's personality and mood. An app called 5by helps users sort through content online by selecting videos from YouTube and the ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Ride Along," a buddy cop comedy starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, raced to the top of the weekend box office charts for the second week in a row, collecting $21.2 million in ticket sales. The Afghanistan war tale "Lone Survivor" took the No. 2 ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won the top prize at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) on Sunday for the movie "Gravity" as the outer space drama gathers momentum, alongside "American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave", for the Oscars. The best ...
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(Reuters) - Musical drama "Whiplash" and documentary "Rich Hill," about inhabitants of a poverty-stricken rural U.S. town, took top honors at the Sundance Film Festival awards on Saturday, a key accolade for independent films to find a wider audience. "Whiplash," the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The food is better, the weather is warmer and the landscapes are more exquisite, but middle-aged comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are still in a funk in new film "The Trip to Italy." British actors Coogan and Brydon, both 48, reunited with director Michael ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California jury on Friday cleared singer-actress Courtney Love of libeling her former lawyer on Twitter in a defamation case believed to be the first to reach trial in the United States over comments published on the social media network. The verdict was returned by the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While promoting his directorial debut "Rudderless" at the Sundance Film Festival this week, actor William H. Macy stumbled across a major problem - how to avoid divulging the film's big surprise. "It's been difficult to do the publicity this week because ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While politicians and judges in Utah tangle over whether same-sex marriage should be legal, filmmakers at the state's famous Sundance Film Festival found inspiration in the growing equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Sundance festival, ...
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Sony Pictures' Columbia Pictures division will handle development of the script, which will be based on themes in the book and not on Sandberg's life, the source said. The script will be written by Nell Scovell who helped Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, pen the book. Sandberg will ...
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"It's hard for a campaign to do that, and we probably missed the opportunities that we might have had to do that," he told NBC's "Today" program. "Campaigns have 30-second ads and debates, and those are very narrow snapshots," he added.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some fathers are in the delivery room when their children are born and some pace outside, but actress Anjelica Huston's dad learned of his daughter's birth by telegram in the Belgian Congo where he was filming "The African Queen." That circumstance foreshadows an ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A role model for troubled teen star Justin Bieber could be, believe it or not, provocative songstress Miley Cyrus. Bieber, who racked up charges in two cities in the span of a week, would be wise to use Cyrus as his guide to navigate the transition from teen pop stardom to ...
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PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - When newcomer filmmaker Cutter Hodierne won the Sundance Film Festival special jury prize for his short film on Somali pirates in 2012, he decided to release the movie on video-hosting site Vimeo, charging viewers $1. The film caught the attention of the immersive ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - After five acclaimed seasons and multiple Emmys for playing a meth-making chemistry teacher on television's "Breaking Bad," actor Bryan Cranston is stepping into the shoes of President Lyndon B. Johnson for his Broadway debut in "All the Way." The play, ...
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The album from the 64-year-old rocker sold 99,000 in its opening week to top the soundtrack of the film "Frozen," which had topped the charts for the past two weeks and sold 87,000 copies last week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. Springsteen now has the third-most albums to ...
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Netflix said on Wednesday it added more than 2.3 million U.S. customers in the fourth quarter and expected to add more subscribers in the first quarter of 2014 than in the year-ago period. "Netflix remains on track to significantly disrupt the linear TV market through content differentiation, ...
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PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Actor Miles Teller has become the poster boy for the average American teenage male in film, but in a new indie drama, the actor flips into a distinctly unique character - a teen driven to become one of the world's greatest jazz drummers. "Whiplash," which ...
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PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - A year after Internet activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide, a new documentary brings to light the young computer prodigy's earnest battle to bring online freedom of access to information for everyone. "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz" ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - As museums worldwide strive to draw in young people, Tate Britain could place itself at the cutting edge with a project for Internet viewers to drive robots around its galleries at weekends, shining lights and cameras on artworks that loom out of the dark. The robot idea is one ...
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PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Director Anton Corbijn explores the real-life fears and paranoia in the post-9/11 world in the intense new espionage thriller "A Most Wanted Man." The film, based on John le Carre's best-selling thriller novel of the same name, is a tale of spies and ...
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Recalling King's famous "I Have a Dream," speech, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the late civil rights leader would want school children to hear it as a call to stay in school and become educated to better the world. "We need to swap the lesson plan for a dream plan," Reed told ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Hollywood producers injected drama into the race for Oscars on Sunday by choosing not one but two movies as their best films of the year, the space thriller "Gravity" and the slavery drama "12 Years a Slave". It is the first time the ...
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TAIJI, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese fishermen drove a large group of dolphins into the shallows on Tuesday and, hiding from reporters and TV cameras behind a tarpaulin, killed at least 30 as the annual dolphin hunt that sparked protest in the West entered its final stages. Both the U.S. and British ...
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PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Robert De Niro may best be known as an Oscar-winning actor, but in a new documentary he takes on the role of a devoted son as he spotlights his own artist father, Robert Sr., for his influential but not well-known works in the New York City abstract expressionist art ...
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PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - After exploring the quarter-life crises of young adults in the critical and commercial hit "Garden State" a decade ago, actor-director Zach Braff turned his eye to examine the existential dilemmas faced by parents in his new film "Wish I Was ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Ride Along," a buddy cop comedy starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, collected $41.2 million in ticket sales to win the weekend box office race, leaving another new release, political thriller "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," in the dust. Last week's ...
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Moreno uttered the expletive as soon as she ascended to the stage to accept the award presented to her by actor Morgan Freeman. "I am sorry about that word. Actually, I am not," she added later, laughing.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The cast of the 1970s crime caper "American Hustle" grooved its way to the top prize from the Screen Actors Guild on Saturday in a key test of the film's Oscar mettle six weeks ahead of a likely competitive race for Academy Awards. "American Hustle" from ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto won Screen Actors Guild awards for their supporting roles on Saturday as Oscar nominees seek to gather crucial momentum in a competitive race for Academy Awards in six weeks. The Kenyan actress Nyong'o was recognized for her role as the ...
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ATLANTA (Reuters) - People worldwide should honor the memory of Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. by making Monday a "no shots fired" day and ringing church bells in support of non-violence, urged the daughter of the slain U.S. civil rights leader. Church services and tributes will be held ...
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PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Guantanamo Bay may be a hot button topic in the political field, but new film "Camp X-Ray" provides an intimate look at the lives of the military and the detainees, and actress Kristen Stewart explores an unconventional friendship in her latest role. In ...
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The sequel to last year's hit Superman film "Man of Steel" was revealed at the Comic-Con convention last July by director Zack Snyder, who said the two DC Comics' caped crusaders will face off against each other. Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc, said in a statement that it needed ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - In "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," Tom Clancy's emblematic Cold War hero gets a big-screen reboot on Friday with a familiar villain: Russia. In this post-9/11 era, Soviet Union no longer exists and American spy agencies are tracking non-state militant ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may be a very wealthy man but when a filmmaker decided to document his two failed White House bids over six years, he was surprised to find how thrifty the former private equity executive was. "I was surprised that ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was written in the late 1920s, hasn't been staged on Broadway in more than 80 years and isn't a sexy musical, but critics praised the revival of "Machinal" and its star Rebecca Hall, saying it is a "must-see" production. The stylized drama by playwright ...
British actress Natascha McElhone will play Alex, the woman who stalks a man who viewed their relationship as only a weekend fling, and the show, which will open in March, will be directed by West End and Broadway veteran Trevor Nunn, publicists Premier Communications said on Friday. The play, ...
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(Reuters) - "12 Years a Slave," Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey were among big winners at the Critics Choice Movie Awards on Thursday, taking honors for best picture, actress and actor. The all-star "American Hustle," about 1970s corruption which earlier Thursday ...
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PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Robert Redford may have been one of the noteworthy exclusions in Thursday's Oscar nominations, but as the actor-director kicked off the 30th edition of his Sundance Film Festival, he made the point that film is not all about Hollywood anyway. A leading man in the 1970s ...
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(Reuters) - Russell Johnson, the veteran character actor who appeared in science fiction films and Westerns before earning enduring fame as "The Professor" on the classic 1960s sitcom "Gilligan's Island," died on Thursday at the age of 89, his agent said. "He died at 5:21 ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - "Dallas Buyers Club" is a film that prompts a discussion about money - not big Hollywood money, but rather the lack thereof. The scrappiest of the nine films nominated for a best picture Oscar on Thursday cost just $4 million to make - a speck on a ...
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Portrayals of the difficulties of family life in Tokyo around World War Two and in Texas in the 21st century lend a domestic tone to the Berlin Film Festival's competition this year. The uncut "Nymphomaniac" by Denmark's Lars von Trier and George Clooney's topical ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Three films - "American Hustle," "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave' - cemented their frontrunner status for the Oscars on Thursday in what is shaping up to be a highly competitive year for Hollywood's top honors. Director David O. ...
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - "Star Wars" creator Lucasfilm formally expanded its creative universe on Thursday by launching its visual effects and animation hub in Singapore that works on Hollywood blockbusters and bolsters marketing efforts in fast-growing Asia. "May the Force be with ...
(Reuters) - The 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards, the Oscars of Bollywood's yearly $7.8 billion industry, will be presented in the United States for the first time this year, organizers of the event said on Wednesday. Bollywood's biggest stars are expected to attend the weekend event ...
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"Frozen" sold 86,000 copies last week, down from 165,000 the previous week, edging R&B singer Beyonce's self-titled album, which sold 79,000 copies last week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. Billboard said "Frozen" is the first soundtrack to claim the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Since the early days of film, music has gone hand in hand with movies, but a new crop of filmmakers is using music to explore existential themes of humanity that will be showcased at the annual Sundance Film Festival. "Whiplash," a contender in the U.S. dramatic ...
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Spielberg's influence was boosted by his most recent film, "Lincoln," which earned 12 Oscar nominations last year including best picture and best direction, and grossed $275 million at the global box office. The magazine said the 67-year-old director's ability to attract foreigners to a ...
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Will Smith's "After Earth," a futuristic post-apocalyptic tale of a father and his son, was not far behind with six nods for the anti-Oscars that were created as an antidote to Hollywood's annual awards season. The Razzie winners will be announced on March 1, the eve of the Academy ...
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"The Golden Globes celebrates entertainers who are an influence on young fans," the four Democratic senators wrote on Tuesday. "We ask the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC Universal to take actions to ensure that future broadcasts of the Golden Globes do not intentionally ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas says his main philanthropic cause - nuclear disarmament - is not exactly the kind of "touchy-feely" issue that celebrities and their fans covet, and it can be awfully frustrating when it comes to progress. It's ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After throwing audiences a curveball by playing flamboyant pianist Liberace, leading man Michael Douglas is ready to make another unconventional career choice, this time playing scientist Hank Pym in Marvel superhero film "Ant-Man." Disney-owned Marvel said on ...
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TAMPA (Reuters) - A retired police captain shot and killed one moviegoer who was texting and wounded his wife on Monday in a Florida theater showing the hit new war film "Lone Survivor," authorities said. Doug Tobin, a spokesman for the Pasco Sheriff's Office, said the shooter, ...
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HONG KONG (Reuters) - A life-sized replica of the Titanic will become the centerpiece of a landlocked theme park in China, featuring a museum and a shipwreck simulation to give visitors a harrowing sense of the 1912 disaster. The Chinese version of "the unsinkable ship", with a price tag ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - The film "12 Years a Slave" took the coveted Golden Globe for best drama and "American Hustle" won best musical or comedy on Sunday in a kick-off to the Hollywood awards season that foreshadows a wide scattering of honors for a year crowded ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Who knew that making a television comedy would be so stressful? Strained marriages and friendships are put to the test as Showtime's satirical comedy "Episodes" delivers more of the narcissistic actors, crazy network heads and chaotic situations that dominate ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - She is not an actress, but rather an 80-year-old Irish mother and former nurse, crisscrossing Los Angeles in the film awards season for screenings, interviews and even an afternoon tea party. Philomena Lee takes the hullabaloo with good humor, knowing that the film she ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Kellan Lutz is shedding the vampire teeth to don the breastplate of Greek demigod Hercules in his newest film, as he leaves the "Twilight" franchise behind to embrace the action genre. "The Legend of Hercules," in theaters on Friday, will see Lutz ...
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(Reuters) - British cinema operator Cineworld Group said it would buy Poland-based Cinema City International's movie theatre business, doubling the number of its cinemas to create the second largest chain in Europe. Cineworld, the UK's only listed cinema chain, said the deal would create a chain ...
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"Boardwalk Empire," a mob crime drama, stars Steve Buscemi as crooked Atlantic City, New Jersey, treasurer Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, based on Enoch L. Johnson, a corrupt and powerful political boss of the 1920s Prohibition era. The fifth season is scheduled to premiere in the ...
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Bankers across Europe are filling cinema seats for a sneak peek at "The Wolf of Wall Street", booking out theatres and rolling out the red carpet for clients eager to see a film about excesses in their own high-flying industry. Nordea, the Nordic region's biggest ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In this new year, Bill Cosby offers an encouraging tale to late bloomers operating several notches below their potential. There he was in 1960 in a remedial English class in college, where he had entered in his twenties with a total 500 SAT exam score (out of a possible ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Sandra Bullock swept the 40th People's Choice awards on Wednesday with four wins, cementing her status as a favorite among the fan-selected winners, while singer Justin Timberlake dominated the music categories with three wins. Bullock, 49, picked up three awards ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disney princesses ousted Queen Bey from her three-week reign atop the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, as the soundtrack to Disney's latest film "Frozen" knocked Beyonce's self-titled album from the top spot. The "Frozen" soundtrack sold ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Parents Television Council called for an overhaul of the U.S. ratings system used in television and films on Wednesday, saying it does not accurately and consistently reflect violence in the media. The watchdog group said a year after Vice President Joe Biden led a task ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson may be best known as fun-loving comedy actors, but the pair put aside the laughs and their friendship to portray detectives at odds with each other in a gruesome television series for HBO. "True Detective," a new anthology ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three years after Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim waded into Cairo's Tahrir Square to document the early rumblings of revolution, the army governs Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood is back underground and protesters are on trial. But as her award-winning film ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Space thriller "Gravity" won 11 BAFTA nominations on Wednesday, putting it just ahead of the pack at Britain's top film honors, while "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" were in the running in 10 categories. "Gravity", starring Oscar ...
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Tomlin, 74, married Wagner, 78, on New Year's Eve at a private ceremony in Los Angeles after 42 years of being together, Jennifer Allen said. Same-sex marriage became legal again in California last June, after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allowed an appellate court's order striking down the ...
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British director McQueen, 44, scored his first Directors Guild film award nomination for historical slavery drama "12 Years a Slave," as did fellow Briton Greengrass, 58, for Somali piracy thriller "Captain Phillips." Mexican director Cuaron, 52, earned his first DGA nomination ...
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Campion, who won an Oscar for best screenplay for her 1993 film "The Piano" and is the only woman ever to win the top Cannes prize, the Palme d'or, for that same film, succeeds U.S. director Steven Spielberg, who headed the jury last year. "I am truly honored to join with the Cannes ...
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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong media mogul Sir Run Run Shaw, who created an empire in Asia spanning movies to television, died on Tuesday at the age of 106, his company said. Shaw died peacefully at his home in Hong Kong, surrounded by his family, his company, Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Inside Llewyn Davis," the Coen brothers' tale of a struggling folk singer in early 1960s Greenwich Village, was named the year's best film by the National Society of Film Critics on Saturday, with star Oscar Isaac winning best actor and the filmmaking brothers ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Saul Zaentz, the music industry executive who became a film producer for three movies that won Academy Awards for "Best Picture", has died at the age of 92, his nephew Paul Zaentz said on Saturday. Zaentz died on Friday at his San Francisco area home from ...
Savannah, Georgia-born Rhett portrayed India Wilkes, sister of Ashley Wilkes in the award-winning film based on Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize-winning historical novel of the same name. "Truly a beautiful woman, her passion for the arts and love of Charleston were unrivaled... Alicia was ...
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Notably missing from the nominees for best adapted screenplay was "12 Years a Slave," a film based on the memoirs of a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in pre-Civil War America. The film from British director Steve McQueen is considered a front-runner for a best picture ...
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"Iron Man 3," which stars Robert Downey Jr. as industrialist Tony Stark and his alter ego inside the super-charged metal suit, finished just ahead of Lions Gate Entertainment's dystopian action film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," which had ticket sales of $398.4 million, ...
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Both Walker, 40, and Rodas, 38, tested negative for alcohol, and drugs including cocaine, opiates and marijuana were not detected, said the report from the Los Angeles County coroner's office. The report included an early account of the accident from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, dated ...
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A video posted on the Oscar-winning star's Instagram account on Tuesday, showed Williams screaming with joy and enthusiastically hugging Hudson after she handed him what appeared to be the deed to a house. "My assistant Walter's reaction when he found out I was buying him a house for ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood producers nominated slavery drama '12 Years a Slave,' 1970s con-men caper 'American Hustle' and space thriller 'Gravity' along with seven other films on Thursday for the top Producers Guild Award, a key indicator of sentiment in the race for the best picture ...
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Avery's death was confirmed to CNN by his publicist, and more widely in a Twitter message on Wednesday by one of the actor's TV co-stars, Alfonso Ribeiro, who played his son, Carlton, on "Fresh Prince." "I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The holiday season's new films drew crowds of people to theaters on Wednesday to make it the second highest-grossing Christmas Day on record for the U.S. and Canadian box office, according to estimates from box office tracking site Rentrak. Yesterday's box office haul was ...
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Cyrus, 21, who has grabbed headlines in the past year for her admitted drug use, sexually suggestive dancing and wearing as little as boots in a music video, said she was surprised by the scrutiny her new persona has attracted. "I went from people just thinking I was, like, a baby to people ...
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Los Angeles (Reuters) - Comcast Corp's Universal Pictures movie studio has taken unspecified write-downs for its $175 million, Keanu Reeves film "47 Ronin" that opens on Christmas Day, the studio has acknowledged, as Hollywood neared the end of a year of big budget bombs. The film, a ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From Shakespeare to "Harry Potter" to the new head of MI6 in the "James Bond" film franchise, Ralph Fiennes has mined the complexity of his characters. The 51-year-old British actor most recently turned his talents to unearthing the details of British ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - From shooting down a helicopter to firefights, film director Peter Berg spared no details to recreate a tragic United States Navy SEALs mission in Afghanistan in "Lone Survivor," an unflinching account of one of the worst losses of life in the history of the special ...
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Walker, who died in a fiery one-car crash at the age of 40 on November 30, will appear in the film, Universal said. The "Fast & Furious" film series, which has grossed more than $2 billion at the global box office and helped turn around the fortunes of Comcast Corp-owned Universal, ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Lone Survivor," the true story of a failed U.S. Navy SEALS mission to capture or kill a Taliban leader in Afghanistan, collected $38.5 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales, topping movie "Frozen" to win the weekend box office race. The ...
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ROME (Reuters) - Seven years ago, Dagmawi Yimer was "between life and death" when Italian navy officers rescued him and 30 others from a skiff in heavy seas between Libya and the island of Lampedusa. Today, Yimer directs documentary films about immigrants like himself from the home in ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Best-selling young adult fiction writer Ned Vizzini, whose 2006 semi-autobiographical novel "It's Kind of a Funny Story" won plaudits for its portrayal of teenage depression and was adapted as a Hollywood film, has died at age 32. New York City medical examiner ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Tom Cruise on Friday settled a $50 million defamation lawsuit against a German media company that published a report saying the Hollywood star had "abandoned" his daughter Suri after his divorce from actress Katie Holmes. Attorneys for Cruise and Bauer ...
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences winnowed down 76 foreign films to nine in the first phase of the nomination process. The five nominees for the Oscar award will be announced on January 16. Cambodia's French-language documentary "The Missing Picture," which uses clay ...
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The theatrical production will explore the previously untold story of Harry's early years as an outcast and orphan. Rowling will co-produce the stage show alongside experienced theatre producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, according to a statement on her website.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lenny Cooke, a New York City basketball legend who was ranked the No. 1 high school player in America in 2000 ahead of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, accepted a $350,000 jackpot from a sports agent and had the time of his life. But life in the fast lane quickly disappeared ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Playwright Tracy Letts created the plot and characters in "August: Osage County," the Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning play about a dysfunctional Oklahoma family, and knew that adapting it for the screen would not be easy. It was hard work condensing a ...
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Marvel said the choice of Rudd, 44, reflected the studio's desire "to cast actors that bring several dimensions to its onscreen heroes." Rudd is a staple in the comic films from director Judd Apatow, such as "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," and is currently in theaters in news anchor ...
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The 21-year-old former Disney star was to perform five concerts in Australia, beginning on February 1, 2014, in Perth and concluding on February 8 in Melbourne. "My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them," the "Come & Get It" singer said in a ...
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The Austin-based university sued O'Neal over the ownership of the 1980 Warhol in 2011, after the "Charlie's Angels" star bequeathed her art collection to her alma mater before her death in 2009. That collection now in university hands includes a similar portrait of Fawcett - with her ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Human disconnect, social isolation and the transition to an increasingly digital era come crashing together in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," actor-director Ben Stiller's personal take on a classic story. "Walter Mitty," out in theaters on Christmas ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As Ron Burgundy returns to the big screen this weekend in the "Anchorman" sequel, it's kind of a big deal, as the fictional newsman would say, for Hollywood's entire year. After a handful of expensive summer flops, lower-cost movies such as the $50 million ...
PARIS (Reuters) - A million-dollar drawing by Pablo Picasso was snapped up on Wednesday by a 25 year-old American art lover at a online charity raffle for a mere 100 euros ($140). Jeffrey Gonano said he had been looking for a picture to hang on his living room wall when he read a news article ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese plumbs the depths of the debauched, hedonistic lifestyle of a 1990s convicted stock swindler and the world of high finance in "The Wolf of Wall Street," a cautionary tale about excess, lust and greed. The film, which opens in ...
"We appreciate his many contributions to the company and wish him well with his future endeavors," Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton said in a statement on Wednesday. Sony is battling to win investor support after Loeb in May called on the company to spin off to investors a portion ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Carey Mulligan has taken on a wildly diverse range of film roles, from a naive schoolgirl in "An Education" to a struggling single mother in "Drive" to the coquettish Daisy Buchanan in this year's "The Great Gatsby." The 28-year-old ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - He's in your fridge, on your bookshelf and taking over your television screen. But as "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" brings back a cult comedy classic, has fictional leading man Ron Burgundy sold out? The answer is "yes." Even the director said so.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Joaquin Phoenix knew he had to star in Spike Jonze's latest film "Her," an unconventional romance that explores ideas about intimacy, isolation, relationships and technology, because it wasn't a typical love story. Phoenix's depressed writer character finds love in ...
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The books by the late author have sold more than 75 million copies in 50 countries, with the first, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", being made into a Hollywood film with Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara in 2011. The publishers were tight-lipped about where the story would take the main ...
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc took a first step on Tuesday toward selling video ads that play automatically in newsfeeds, moving cautiously to unlock a source of revenue that could annoy users. The world's largest social network, which had long been expected to try and grab a larger slice ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A tale that could rival any spy novel is about to be told by three writers who are working on potentially rival books on the revelations and travails of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Glenn Greenwald, a former columnist for Britain's The Guardian, ...
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In a joint announcement, Miramax and The Weinstein Company said they would make films and TV shows based on Miramax's library of more than 700 films that include "Shakespeare in Love," "Good Will Hunting" and "The English Patient." The Weinsteins will release ...
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The Rock, as Johnson is known since his wrestling career, bested "Iron Man 3" star Robert Downey Jr. by starring in four films in 2013, including "G.I. Joe: Retaliation", that collectively brought in $1.3 billion at the global box office. "Iron Man 3" is the ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine, one of the last of the leading ladies from Hollywood's Golden Age whose career was marked by a storied and bitter rivalry with her older sister, Olivia de Havilland, died on Sunday at age 96. Fontaine died in her sleep Sunday morning at ...
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The agreement comes after the New Zealand government hiked film industry tax rebates to up to 25 percent from the current 15 percent. "The Avatar sequels will provide hundreds of jobs and thousands of hours of work directly in the screen sector as well as jobs right across the economy," ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Actor Peter O'Toole, who shot to international fame in the film classic "Lawrence of Arabia", has died aged 81 in London after a long illness, his agent said on Sunday. O'Toole, who survived a bout with stomach cancer in the 1970s but whose health had been damaged by ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A small hobbit racked up big sales at movie box offices during the weekend, generating an estimated $205 million at theaters around the world with the debut of highly anticipated sequel "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." The second installment in the ...
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Industry experts expect "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," opening widely at U.S. theaters on Friday, to ring up $80 million in its first weekend at the North American box office. Out of the $8.8 million made from midnight showings, $1.25 million came from IMAX screenings of the film ...
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DALLAS (Reuters) - Actress and pin-up girl Farrah Fawcett was the star of an auction of celebrity memorabilia in Dallas on Thursday as a shiny red swimsuit she wore for a magazine shoot and 64 other personal items brought in nearly $200,000. Sharing top billing with Fawcett was Gene Kelly and the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A small-town hobbit faces larger-than-life challenges in "The Desolation of Smaug," as director Peter Jackson intensifies the action in the second installment of fantasy film "The Hobbit," expected to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television favorites of seasons past such as "Mad Men" and "Homeland" lost out to new, edgy shows like "Masters of Sex" and "House of Cards" in the Golden Globes nominations announced on Thursday, as voters seek out TV's next big ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - When actress Rebecca Hall first read "Machinal," the 1920s play in which she will make her Broadway debut early next year, her reaction was so strong she felt her throat tightening. Hall's response, and the fact that it was being directed by Briton Lyndsey Turner, ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" and 1970s con-artist caper "American Hustle" led the Golden Globe Awards nominations announced on Thursday with seven nods each, fortifying their frontrunner positions in a crowded field ahead of the ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Extinct creatures both cuddly and nasty have been brought to life with 3D computer technology as nature documentary maker David Attenborough turns his attentions to fossils and skeletons at London's Natural History Museum in a new made-for-TV film. Featuring creatures ranging ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Best-selling author Scott Turow turned to Greek mythology for his latest legal thriller, "Identical," which centers on a contemporary Greek-American family and community headed by a patriarch named Zeus. The story is loosely based on the myth of Castor, who is ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Movie producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein have sued Time Warner Inc for at least $75 million over its decision to divide the screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's book "The Hobbit" into three parts, and refusing to pay them for the second and third films. In a ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From playing a lowly office salesman to traveling across Middle Earth with a pack of dwarves, British actor Martin Freeman has carved out a career of eclectic roles that showcase his deadpan comedy style. Freeman, 42, rose to recognition as lovesick salesman Tim Canterbury ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Director David O. Russell travels back to the 1970s with its blaring disco music, garish clothes and big hair in "American Hustle," a tale about reinvention, love and survival featuring con-artists, mobsters and an FBI sting operation. A fictional film built around ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The actors who portrayed the brutality of American slavery in the film "12 Years a Slave" won the most nominations for Screen Actors Guild awards on Wednesday, giving the movie momentum in the run-up to the industry's top awards, the Oscars. "12 Years a ...
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BURBANK, California (Reuters) - In the leafy, idyllic setting that is the Disney Studios lot, author P.L. Travers made life hell for writers and composers and Walt Disney himself in a movie that portrays her as a withering, brick wall, toxic nightmare of a woman. It is not quite the demeanor one ...
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The director of "Blackfish," a documentary that raises questions about the treatment of whales used in performances at SeaWorld, said on Tuesday she was heartened by a number of musicians canceling shows at the Florida theme park over the film. "I'm very ...
(Reuters) - Eleanor Parker, a Hollywood leading lady of the 1940s and 1950s and three-time Oscar nominee who starred alongside big names including Frank Sinatra and Kirk Douglas and later appeared as the baroness in the blockbuster "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 91. Parker, ...
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LISBON (Reuters) - The Portuguese prefer not to talk, much less joke, about the 1932-1968 fascist dictatorship of Antonio Salazar - which may explain why it has taken a "superhero" to broach the topic in a big-screen comedy. The masked, moustachioed "Capitao Falcao" (Captain ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedies, dramas, thrillers and documentaries exploring notable individuals will lead the 2014 Sundance Film Festival non-competitive premieres program, the annual independent film festival said on Monday. The coveted premieres slot, usually reserved for more seasoned ...
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DENVER (Reuters) - Prosecutors dismissed a domestic violence case on Monday against Aron Ralston, whose harrowing tale of amputating his own forearm after he became trapped in a Utah canyon became a best-selling book and later a Hollywood film. Charges against Ralston's girlfriend remain intact.
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Sandler, 47, the star of recent comedies "Jack & Jill" and "That's My Boy," dethroned Eddie Murphy for the dubious distinction. Forbes estimated that Sandler's last three films returned an average of $3.40 for every dollar he was paid. Murphy topped last year's list, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Existential outer-space thriller "Gravity," corruption tale "American Hustle" and independent drama "Fruitvale Station" are among the 10 best films of the year announced by the American Film Institute (AFI) on Monday, kicking off a key week in ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With notes of rock, jazz and opera, Washington feted piano man Billy Joel, actress Shirley MacLaine and guitarist Carlos Santana on Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors, the capital's annual celebration of the arts. Jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and opera singer Martina Arroyo ...
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In making their choices, the critics declared ties in three top categories, including best picture, best actress and best supporting actor. The Los Angeles critics also named Alfonso Cuaron best director for "Gravity," the outer space-set box office hit which also won the awards for best ...
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Ralston, 38, was arrested Saturday night and was being held in the Denver County jail where he faces one count of assault and one count of "wrongs to minors," according to jail records. A spokeswoman with the Denver Police Department told Reuters she could not provide details of the ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's animated princess fairy tale "Frozen" heated up movie box office charts in the United States and Canada, displacing dystopian thriller "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" as the top-earning film. "Frozen" sold $31.6 ...
The IDA award for Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim's work comes after honors at the Toronto and Sundance film festivals, setting it up as a favorite for an Oscar, for which it is short-listed. "The Square" also made history last month as the first documentary acquired by ...
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Paramount, a unit of Viacom Inc, will retain distribution rights to the original four films, the companies said in a statement on Friday. The "Indiana Jones" movies were produced by Lucasfilm, which Disney acquired in 2012. Disney has not announced plans for a fifth "Indiana ...
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The 1964 Fender Stratocaster, along with five song lyrics left on a private airplane by the songwriter and his band in the months after the Rhode Island festival, were part of six lots in a special sale of Dylan material in New York. "A tremendous amount of international interest was ...
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The deal starts in April 2014, the studio and Bruckheimer said in a statement released on Friday. No terms were announced. Bruckheimer partnered with Don Simpson in the 1980s to produce hits for Paramount such as "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Top Gun," two of the studio's 30 ...
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Jameson Witty was arrested at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday, and a second suspect was arranging to turn himself in, authorities said. On the day of the November 30 crash, someone using the Instagram service handle "jamesonwitty" posted photos of a portion of the roof of a red ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. television was alive with "The Sound of Music" on Thursday as country singer Carrie Underwood and "True Blood" actor Stephen Moyer starred in a live version of the classic musical about an aspiring nun who falls in love with an Austrian captain. Filmed ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - A brief drive through Pittsburgh's down-and-out steel mill borough of Braddock at the time of the economic downturn in 2009 was all it took, and director Scott Cooper knew where he wanted to set his next film. The problem: He didn't have a story.
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BEIJING (Reuters) - The website of China's biggest Internet video company Youku Tudou Inc was once a haven for illicit Hollywood blockbusters and hit South Korean soap operas, until it realised piracy really doesn't pay. Now the company that controls almost a third of China's booming online video ...
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The 27-year-old actress was receiving psychiatric care at a Malibu facility after she was alleged to have started a small fire in the front of a home in Thousand Oaks, a Los Angeles suburb, in July. "Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she's feeling better every day," ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Genre-bending films dominated the 2014 lineup announced on Wednesday for the U.S. feature film competition at the Sundance Film Festival, the top U.S. festival for independent cinema. The competition will showcase 16 films spanning serious and comedic efforts, with many ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Her," a story about a man who falls in love with a computer operating system, on Wednesday won the National Board of Review award for 2013 best film of the year and best director, the second major film awards in the run-up to the Oscars. Director Spike Jonze's ...
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BOSTON (Reuters) - Actor Will Ferrell, in character as bumbling fictional television news anchorman Ron Burgundy, advised viewers to believe 71 percent of what they see on news programs and complained that too few journalists have facial hair in a Wednesday appearance at a Boston ...
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"At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on 'Fast & Furious 7' for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise," Universal Pictures, a unit of Comcast Corp, said in a statement. (Reporting by Lisa Richwine; ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Penelope Cruz plays a barren wife in one of her new movies and a doomed fiancée in another, but her own family life is strictly off limits. The 39-year-old Spanish mother of two has played the dark-haired beauty for directors Pedro Almodovar and Woody Allen, toyed around with ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Leave it to the prolific filmmaking pair Joel and Ethan Coen to create their own movie conundrum, and engineer (or maybe luck) their way out of it. For their new film, "Inside Llewyn Davis," the brothers Coen painted themselves into this corner: They ...
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DALLAS (Reuters) - A driver's license, film scripts, and a skimpy red swimsuit that once belonged to 1970s icon Farrah Fawcett will go up for auction in Dallas on Friday. The dozen or so items come from a collection owned by Fawcett's nephew Greg S. Walls and are expected to fetch tens of ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Film Critics Circle named "American Hustle," a film about 1970s con artists forced to work with the FBI, as best film of 2013 on Tuesday and gave its top acting prizes to Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in the first major movie honors in the run-up to ...
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Film and television fans use apps to view their favorite movies and shows and now readers can have similar access to an unlimited digital library. For a monthly fee of about $10, Oyster and Scribd will allow bookworms to instantly browse and read ebooks through smartphone and ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Despite just a handful of acting roles to date, country singer and "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood was the first choice to play the coveted lead role of Maria in a new live version of "The Sound of Music" for television. Since winning ...
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Ora, 23, will play Mia Grey, the adopted younger sister of billionaire protagonist Christian Grey, in the film adaptation of E. L. James' best-selling "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy of erotica novels. Albanian-born Ora will join lead cast members Jamie Dornan, who plays the charming ...
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Beyonce, 32, topped the list in a year where she made a carefully choreographed return to the musical spotlight after taking time out to give birth to her first child, daughter Blue Ivy, with rapper husband Jay Z. The singer performed at President Barack Obama's inauguration in January, at the ...
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The unusual public memorial took the form of a car rally, with drivers filing slowly past the spot in Santa Clarita, where Walker, 40, and Roger Rodas, 38, died on November 30. Rodas, the owner of a local auto dealership and racing services company, was behind the wheel of a Porsche Carrera GT ...
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The agent for Zhang, the director of epics "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers", was summoned to the eastern Chinese city of Wuxi to answer allegations against him, Xinhua said late on Friday, citing the local family planning bureau. In May, online reports surfaced that Zhang, ...
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"Catching Fire," the second installment of the "Hunger Games" franchise, grossed $14.9 million on Thursday's Thanksgiving Day holiday according to studio Lions Gate. That broke the record previously held by "Toy Story 2," which earned $13.1 million on Thanksgiving in ...
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' won rave reviews from South Africans who flocked to its opening night but critics were unimpressed, with one describing the latest biopic about the anti-apartheid leader as overly reverential ANC propaganda. With South Africa's first black ...
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Clinton, 66, whose four-year tenure as U.S. secretary of state ended in February, has said she is considering running for the presidency but that she will most probably decide next year. As a candidate, she would be widely viewed as the favorite for the Democratic nomination - which she contested ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Holiday movies are often filled with feel-good messages and festive cheer, but as the United States whets its appetite for the Thanksgiving weekend, psychological drama "Oldboy" attempts to serve up a platter of old-fashioned revenge. "Oldboy," based on ...
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The end to the eight-year marriage was made final on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, with both actors agreeing not to pay spousal support. In March, Moore, 51, had asked the court to grant her financial support from Kutcher, an unusual move for one of the top-earning women in Hollywood ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - James Franco has played a wizard, a doctor, a gangster rapper, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and himself, all in the past year. In addition to acting, Franco is a teacher, a spokesman for the Italian fashion brand Gucci, a published author, artist and director. Does the ...
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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has racked up more clichés about prostitution than most countries. But in her film "Karaoke Girl", director Visra Vichit-Vadakan goes beyond the typically one-dimensional depictions of the women and lets the social message speak for itself. Born in the ...
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GLENDALE, California (Reuters) - Almost two weeks ago, President Barack Obama, looking down, walked into the White House briefing room and apologized for the flawed rollout of his healthcare reform law. That picture of a chastened leader now appears to be gone.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British actor Idris Elba will be the first to say that he doesn't look like Nelson Mandela. But in playing the anti-apartheid leader and former president of South Africa in the biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," he figured that nailing his physical presence ...
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"12 Years a Slave," a harrowing tale of a free black man sold into slavery, landed seven nominations including British-born filmmaker Steve McQueen for best director, actor Chiwetel Ejiofor for best male lead and newcomer actress Lupita Nyong'o for best supporting female. The Fox ...
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The talk show, "Up Late with Alec Baldwin," was suspended earlier this month after the actor apologized for comments he made to a New York photographer that a gay rights group described as homophobic. "We are jointly confirming that 'Up Late' will not continue on MSNBC," the ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Producers of a new version of the Oscar-winning musical "The Sound of Music," set for U.S. television next week, knew it would be a sacrilege to try and re-make the beloved 1965 movie classic starring Julie Andrews. And American country singer Carrie Underwood, who ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - While growing up in Massachusetts in the 1960s and 1970s, Kasi Lemmons' mother took her every year to see the Christmas musical "Black Nativity" in Boston. Now, the 52-year-old director of 2007 drama "Talk to Me" is bringing poet Langston ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Kingdom won three International Emmy Awards on Monday, including one for Sean Bean as best actor, and producer-director J.J. Abrams received a special honor for his work on television series and films such as "Lost," "Star Trek" and the upcoming ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Katniss Everdeen not only wields the bow and arrow of hope in "Catching Fire," the second installment of "The Hunger Games" film franchise, she is also the muse of a new high-fashion line that carries the film's fictional world of the Capitol beyond the ...
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The second installment in the series starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, the skilled archer who becomes a beacon of hope for the oppressed residents of the fictional nation of Panem, opened to a box office of $161 million in the United States and Canada — a record for November. The ...
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The London branch of the festival held annually in Park City, Utah, under the aegis of actor and director Robert Redford's Sundance Institute will run from April 25-27 at The O2, a 20,000-seat venue east of the city center. It will feature a short film competition, screenings and music ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" continued to light up the box office through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, collecting a record $110.2 million over five days to surpass a hefty opening for Disney's new animated film "Frozen," and bringing ...
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SYDNEY (Reuters) - - Will Ferrell and the rest of the cast of "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" crossed live to Australia on Sunday, walking down a burgundy carpet at the comedy's premiere in Sydney to the cheers of swarming fans. Following the news team as they adapt to working at a ...
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Jackman, 45, posted a photo of his face and a bandage on his nose on his Instagram page, saying his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, told him to get his nose checked, and he was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, cancerous cells that grow on the surface of the skin. "Please don't be foolish like ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - When British comedic actor Steve Coogan first read the mournful story behind his new film "Philomena" in a newspaper, he noticed that the two people in the accompanying picture were laughing. The photo showed Philomena Lee, an elderly Irish woman ...
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The WWF said on Thursday that the money from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, set up by the 39-year-old star of "The Great Gatsby" and the upcoming film "The Wolf of Wall Street," will be used for an initiative to double the number of tigers in Nepal by 2022 - the next Chinese ...
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(Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment will produce fewer films as it makes a "significant" shift from motion pictures to higher-margin television production and to operating TV channels, Sony Corp executives told investors gathered at the company's Culver City, California, studio ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - The remaining members of British comedy troupe Monty Python announced on Thursday they would regroup for the first time since the 1980s to stage a comedy and musical show next year at one of London's biggest venues. The one-off show on July 1 will be tailored to fit the massive ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When the sequel "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" debuts worldwide on Friday, industry analysts believe the movie from studio Lions Gate Entertainment will set international box offices ablaze in a bigger way than the first film. The original "Hunger ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In preparing for her first film role as a petite, hard-laboring slave in "12 Years a Slave," actress Lupita Nyong'o sized herself up against 500 pounds of cotton, which her character Patsey picked every day. The pile "was taller and wider and thicker than ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American comedian Sarah Silverman has been called profane, offensive, a provocateur and the funniest woman alive. Silverman, 42, fond of ironic jokes that often play on race, religion and rape, will star in her own standup comedy special, "We Are Miracles," on HBO ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer Adam Levine, the frontman of the Grammy Award-winning rock group Maroon 5 and a judge on the hit NBC singing show "The Voice," was named People magazine's sexiest man alive, the magazine announced on Tuesday. The 34-year-old singer-songwriter, who is engaged ...
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Miller died in the northern California wine town of Napa from injuries sustained in a fall, the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco said. Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger said the entertainment group founded by brothers Walt and Roy Disney in 1923 was "deeply saddened by ...
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MUMBAI (Reuters) - For a country that produces twice as many movies a year as Hollywood, India has a problem that's making cinema theatre operators beam: a shortage of modern multi-screen cinemas and plenty of increasingly affluent film fans. Multiplex operators like PVR Ltd, Inox Leisure, ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Weekend of a Champion," a documentary about British Formula One driver Jackie Stewart, went unnoticed for about 40 years until the London film lab where it was stored was closing and asked its producer, Roman Polanski, what to do with it. The Polish-French ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Superhero sequel "Thor: The Dark World" hammered out another victory in its second weekend at U.S. and Canadian box offices, overcoming a strong performance from Christmas-themed romantic comedy "The Best Man Holiday." "Thor," from ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Hollywood film industry recognized Angelina Jolie on Saturday with a humanitarian award for her work with refugees and advocating for human rights through her film career. Actors Angela Lansbury and Steve Martin and costume designer Piero Tosi also received what are ...
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Baldwin, 55, announced the decision in a statement, saying that his comments were "offensive and unacceptable." His talk show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" began last month. "I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have - and for that ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comcast Corp plans to start selling movies for download and streaming through the cable operator's set-top boxes and its Xfinity TV website, according to people with knowledge of the plan. The effort will offer a new path for Hollywood studios to generate revenue from films ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Waiting 14 years to deliver the sequel to wedding film "The Best Man" gave director Malcolm D. Lee an advantage few sequels in franchise-happy Hollywood enjoy: time to let his characters mature and grow before thrusting them back onto the big screen. Now Lee is ...
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The film was originally set to be released on August 1, 2014, but is now scheduled to be in cinemas on February 13, 2015, in time for Valentine's Day. Universal did not give a reason for postponing the film's release date, but casting lead character Christian Grey was tripped up when "Sons of ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As director Alexander Payne sees it, his latest film "Nebraska" is about a dying man whose son takes him into Hades to meet all the specters of the past. Oh, and it's a comedy, despite that dire synopsis - one that revels in lunkhead cousins who embody how awful ...
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BEIJING (Reuters) - A group of Chinese Internet firms, including Tencent Holdings and Sohu.Com Inc, has joined a top U.S. film industry body in seeking 300 million yuan ($49.2 million) in damages from China's Baidu Inc and QVOD for copyright violation. The Joint Action Against Online Video Piracy ...
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Judge Robert Mandelbaum found Genevieve Sabourin, 41, guilty of stalking and harassment of Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria. Sabourin was held in contempt on Wednesday after outbursts during the trial at New York Criminal Court in a Lower Manhattan courtroom. During emotional testimony on Tuesday, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One teenage girl and her bow and arrow become a mighty symbol for revolution in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," as Hollywood's reigning young adult franchise goes deeper and darker to explore the impact of violence on a community. "Catching Fire," out ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The top-grossing Hollywood films of 2012 showed more gun violence in those deemed appropriate for adolescents than in the movies geared toward adults, a study published on Monday found. The findings for 2012 come after three straight years in which PG-13-rated and R-rated ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - George Clooney, Benedict Cumberbatch and Sir Ben Kingsley led the winners at the annual Britannia awards, held by the Los Angeles arm of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for those making an impact in Hollywood. Clooney, 52, picked up the Britannia excellence ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Tom Cruise called reports that he had abandoned his daughter Suri after his divorce from actress Katie Holmes "patently false" in court documents for a defamation and invasion of privacy lawsuit against a German media company. In a declaration that offered a ...
"We have been approached in two different territories by potential park opportunities, which gives you some sense of the cultural impact of this franchise," said Lions Gate's Chief Executive Jon Feltheimer during the company's earnings call with analysts on Friday. He did not give ...
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DENVER (Reuters) - Some statements accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes made to detectives in the hours after a deadly rampage that killed 12 moviegoers in a Denver suburb last year will be excluded as evidence in his upcoming trial, a judge ruled on Friday. Arapahoe County District Court ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Motel Life," a gritty brotherhood drama that plays out among the down and out in Nevada's seedy underbelly, begins and ends with the inevitable: death. In between it is open to interpretation, says its soft-spoken star Emile Hirsch, who plays Frank, the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Filmmaker Alex Gibney was not alone in being duped by Lance Armstrong and his strident denials that he had doped and cheated his way to cycling's biggest prizes over the years. But Gibney was in a unique position as the Oscar-winning documentary director who had set out to ...
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Disney purchased "Star Wars" producer Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in 2012 and promised at least three more films in the series, one of the biggest movie franchises of all time. "This, obviously, is one of the most important movies we have in the next few years, and we've chosen a ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Frank Sinatra's baritone slowly fades into a tango, which eventually makes way to the soul music of Stevie Wonder, the frenetic rock of The White Stripes and finally into Dave Brubeck's cool jazz version of the "West Side Story" song "Maria." That is ...
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Fox's "Glee" picked up eight nominations for the only Hollywood awards show covering film, music and television that is voted on solely by the public. The People's Choice Awards ceremony, set for January 8 in Los Angeles, kicks off the Hollywood awards season, which culminates with the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With a soft voice and a downward gaze, Jimi Hendrix seemed to shrink in his pastel blue kimono-like shirt as talk show host Dick Cavett called him one of the best guitarists in the world in 1969. After all, his friends and family said, Hendrix was shy and insecure. When he ...
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A young man with a microphone stepped onto a small stage and cawed like a crow. Minutes later, hundreds of noisy birds circled above him, perched on trees and sat on roof tops, astounding the crowd at a show called the "crow conference". Gautam Sapkota, fondly known ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marvel superhero Thor pounded his box office competitors over the weekend, muscling movie sequel "Thor: The Dark World" to the top of U.S. and Canadian charts with a hefty $86.1 million in debut ticket sales. The 3D film starring Chris Hemsworth trounced ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American film director Martin Scorsese and British artist David Hockney were honored at the Art + Film Gala, an annual gathering that aims to bring the art and movie industries of Los Angeles closer together. In a Saturday night event heavy with Hollywood actors and studio ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the United States whets its appetite for a big tasty feast on this month's Thanksgiving holiday, two turkeys are on a mission to save their kind from slaughter in a new animated adventure, where they travel back in time to get the birds off the menu. "Free ...
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The once-stately childhood home of American actress Grace Kelly, who starred in the 1950s films "Rear Window" and "High Society" and later became Princess of Monaco, was raided this week after animal welfare officials saw evidence of animal abuse. Law ...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's newly minted rich can now get up close and personal to the movies after mega-screen maker IMAX Corp signed a deal to produce luxury home theaters in the company's second largest market. The fifty-fifty joint venture with Shenzhen-based TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings ...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's newly minted rich can now get up close and personal to the movies after mega-screen maker IMAX Corp signed a deal to produce luxury home theatres in the company's second largest market. The fifty-fifty joint venture with Shenzhen-based TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "After Midnight," a Broadway musical featuring original arrangements by jazz great Duke Ellington, melds classic songs from the 1920s and 30s with dance to recreate Harlem's Golden Age and the legendary Cotton Club. The show, which includes a big band of 17 musicians ...
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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has a conundrum at 76 years of age: he gets plenty of job offers, but the roles tend to be serious and they only beget more serious roles. "I would do anything that got me out of gravitas," said the actor, who has played the likes ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Director Richard Curtis' latest film "About Time," a time-traveling romantic comedy, began with a conversation between old friends about happiness and what would make a perfect final day. After writing hit films such as "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Based on a story written three decades ago and set in a future dystopian Earth where children are manipulated into fighting an enemy race, the film "Ender's Game" could make its young adult and family audience ponder what ails present-day society. Out in theaters ...
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ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Someone once told Egyptian filmmaker Sherief Elkatsha that you can tell much about the personality of a nation from the conduct of its drivers. In his 77-minute documentary "Cairo Drive", which had its premiere at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival this week, Elkatsha ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After transitioning from a Hollywood heartthrob to a critically acclaimed actor, then fronting a rock band with worldwide success, Jared Leto takes on one of his biggest challenges yet, playing a transgender HIV patient in his return to film. "Dallas Buyers Club," ...
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The lingerie will be in an exhibition of designs by Jean-Paul Gaultier, who created them for Madonna's "Blond Ambition" tour as well as stagewear for Kylie Minogue and costumes for the films of Pedro Almodovar and Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element". The Barbican lineup will also ...
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The 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, pleaded no contest to a single count of misdemeanor vandalism while three vandalism counts and one count of misdemeanor domestic violence were dropped, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Superior Court said. The Grammy winner was accused of ...
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The 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, pleaded no contest to a single count of misdemeanor vandalism while three vandalism counts and one count of misdemeanor domestic violence were dropped, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Superior Court said. The Grammy winner was accused of ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Betrayal," Harold Pinter's drama about marital infidelity starring James Bond actor Daniel Craig and his real-life wife Rachel Weisz, is one of the hottest plays on Broadway and critics said on Monday it is worth the price of the ticket. Craig, 45, plays the ...
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Ravasi, an Italian who is the same age as Reed was when he died on Sunday, tweeted the third verse from Reed's song "Perfect Day". "Oh, it's such a perfect day/I'm glad I spent it with you/Oh, such a perfect day/You just keep me hanging on".
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The 29-year-old actress, who first gained wide attention as Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley on Fox television's medical drama "House," met Sudeikis, 38, on the 2011 season finale of "SNL" and they began dating six months later. They became engaged in January of this year, ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prankster comedy "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" kicked Sandra Bullock's 3D space thriller "Gravity" from the top of weekend box office charts in the United States and Canada, starting off with $32 million in ticket sales over its first three ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Music producer Quincy Jones sued Michael Jackson's estate on Friday, seeking millions of dollars in royalties generated from some of the star's biggest hits after the King of Pop's death. Jones, who worked on Jackson's three biggest solo albums - "Off the Wall", ...
He died on Thursday in the northern Piedmont region where he was born in 1933 and from where he left for America as a young man. A former World Bank economist, Odone and his wife Michaela refused to accept the medical prognosis that their six-year-old son Lorenzo had only a few years to live after ...
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Bloom, 36, who is starring in a modern-day version of "Romeo and Juliet" on Broadway, and Kerr, 30, said they have been amicably separated for the past few months. The couple began dating in 2007, married in July 2010 and has a 2-year-old son, Flynn.
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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Militants overrun a Pakistani police academy and kill 100 officers. An Indian spy and her accomplice waltz in a glitzy flat in Islamabad to celebrate the success of their mission. This is a scene from Waar ("Strike"), Pakistan's first big-budget movie which opened ...
Hunnam's departure, six weeks after he had been announced on September 2 as the film's male lead, put producers on the spot to fill the role quickly because filming is expected to start early next month. "Stow your twitchy palms ladies ... our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1 ...
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The Italian screen siren, 79, won a drawn-out battle over a tax dispute dating back to 1974. Italy's top court on Wednesday agreed with the diva's accountants, who said she should have paid tax on 60 percent of her 1974 earnings - or the equivalent of 276,000 euros ($380,400) - instead of the 70 ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - When it comes to bestselling authors James Patterson is hard to beat. He has been called the busiest man in publishing and is the first author to achieve 10 million in ebook sales. His thriller, "Mistress," soared to the top of the Publishers Weekly bestseller list ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Michael Fassbender faced the challenge of interpreting the lead role in Cormac McCarthy's first original screenplay, he wasn't about to quiz the renowned American novelist about the gaps in the script for the crime drama "The Counselor." The Irish-German ...
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After being pushed into second place by Elizabeth Taylor last year, Jackson, who died in 2009, was back on top with estimated earnings of $160 million in the 12 months from October 2012 to 2013. "He earned the bulk of his bucks from two Cirque du Soleil shows, his Mijac Music catalog, ...
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia are at the lowest level since 2006 because of tougher ship security and more Western naval patrols, while onshore al Shabaab militants have shifted tactics to guerrilla warfare, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Somalia is ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After a summer of superhero action and feel-good animated comedies, Hollywood has turned to forlorn figures to head fall-winter fare at the box office with films that explore existential dilemmas faced by isolated characters. The fall-winter months are traditionally when ...
Harrison was reported to have suffered a heart attack at his home in Devon in southwest England last Saturday after performing at the nearby village of Black Dog. His co-star in the 1960s spy-fi TV series "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E", Stefanie Powers, announced his death on Twitter.
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Grammy-winning West, 36, proposed to the star of the TV reality show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" at AT&T Park, home of baseball's San Francisco Giants, and presented her with a diamond ring on Monday evening. Kardashian posted a photograph on the Instagram photo-sharing website ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Launching his 20th blockbuster in a decade in London on Tuesday, studio exec Kevin Feige is dismissive of any suggestion that the superhero movie is near its sell-by date. Feige is one of the main movers in the Disney-owned Marvel Studios operation that has grown steadily since ...
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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Singer Dolly Parton was slightly injured on Monday when the SUV she was riding in as a passenger was hit by a car, police said, but the country music star posted on Facebook that she was fine and resting at home. Parton, 67, was riding as a passenger in the front ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new U.S. television documentary series reaches back 500 years to demonstrate how America's black history contained some unsettling nuances and uncomfortable truths from the start. The six-part series, "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross," which ...
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Netflix shares were set to open 9 percent higher at around $387, having more than doubled in value in the last six months. It is the biggest gainer in the S&P 500 index this year. At least 12 brokerages raised their price targets on Netflix's shares by as much as $200, yet most of the price ...
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - With a few exceptions, Hollywood studios are moving far more slowly than Chinese companies in the world's second-largest movie market, said U.S. producer Janet Yang, whose works include "The Joy Luck Club" and "Shanghai Calling". Many studios, like ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stars from television and stage honored entertainer Carol Burnett on Sunday with the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize during a night that highlighted her decades-long comedy career while poking fun at politicians in Washington. Broadway and film actress Julie Andrews, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carrie White, one of the most complex female villains of the horror film genre, is back in a new movie adaptation of Stephen King's cautionary tale of teen isolation and revenge, this time with a feistier actress, more blood and a dose of modern ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Jackie Chan wasn't in the mood for proclamations. The Hong Kong martial arts film star, who declared last year at France's Cannes film festival that he was retiring from action films, now says that after more than a decade of contemplating quitting, he is ...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala (Reuters) - An Alabama museum in the town that inspired the setting for the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" is fighting back against a lawsuit by author Harper Lee that accuses it of exploiting one of America's best-loved books. The lawsuit filed last week by the book's ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Seventy years after the birth of the Beat Generation, whose unconventional lives and writings shook up the literary world, a young Hollywood actor has taken on the portrayal of a lesser-known Beat at the center of the movement's creative whirlwind. In "Kill Your ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One of the most memorable scenes in the film "12 Years a Slave" is a long close-up of actor Chiwetel Ejiofor's eyes, wide with amazement as his character regains his freedom after enduring the brutal bonds of slavery on Louisiana plantations. It is a defining ...
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Two brothers surnamed Mak, aged 27 and 28, approached Bay on the set during filming for the American science fiction film and the younger brother demanded payment of HK$100,000 ($12,900), a police spokeswoman told Reuters. It was not immediately clear why the money was requested.
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Golden Globe and Emmy winner Fey, 43, and Poehler, 42, will host the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards from Beverly Hills on January 12, which will be broadcast live on the Comcast Corp's NBC network, as well as the show the following year. Fey and Poehler, who developed a strong comic rapport a ...
Hijuelos, who in 1990 became the first Cuban-American novelist to receive the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, died in Manhattan after collapsing on a tennis court, the Times reported, citing his wife, Lisa Marie Carlson. Born in New York City to Cuban immigrant parents, Hijuelos published his first ...
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Hunnam, 33, known for the television series "Sons of Anarchy" and the sci-fi epic "Pacific Rim," had been announced last month to star opposite Dakota Johnson in the film being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. "The filmmakers of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and Charlie Hunnam have ...
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"Gravity," starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts stranded in space, grabbed $31 million in ticket sales at North American theaters to hold the top spot for the third consecutive weekend. It had overall ticket sales of more than $170.6 million. "Captain ...
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Cumberbatch, 37, said in an "ask me anything" interview on content-sharing site Reddit on Friday that he was concerned with playing the part after Assange sent him a letter in January declining an invitation to meet in person and urging him to rethink his involvement in the ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - This year's New York Comic Con might not look that different from years past: costumed fans, panels of pop culture luminaries and a sprawling floor of vendors and artists. But for the companies that attend this pop culture convention and others like it nationwide, there have ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television musical comedy series "Glee" bid farewell on Thursday to Finn Hudson, the hunky, kind-hearted jock played by the late Cory Monteith, offering up songs, remembrances and plenty of tears while sidestepping the question of how his character died. Fans had ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Greengrass' new thriller, "Captain Phillips," is torn from the headlines, but the British director sees the story of an American ship captain's ordeal with Somali pirates as a timeless tale of poverty-stricken criminals and a run-in with the law. "These ...
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Perry will sing her new song "Unconditionally" from her upcoming album "Prism" at the awards ceremony held in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on November 10. The singer also landed two EMA nominations, including best female artist. Ron Burgundy, the suave mustachioed TV anchor of ...
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Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, wrote a letter to Cumberbatch dated January 15, 2013, that was published on Wednesday on the anti-secrecy website ahead of the October 18 theatrical release of Walt Disney Co's DreamWorks film "The Fifth Estate." In ...
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Cumberbatch, 37, was selected for his roles in three films that are already generating critical and awards buzz: "The Fifth Estate," "12 Years a Slave" and "August: Osage County." The actor is in high demand after winning over audiences in the lead role on BBC/PBS ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Taissa Farmiga has made a name for herself playing troubled teenagers and in "American Horror Story: Coven" she returns to familiar territory as a complex young adult, but this time she has special powers. Farmiga, 19, was thrust into the spotlight in the ...
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Hanks, 57, told late night talk show host David Letterman on Monday that he had been battling high blood sugar for some time. "I went to the doctor, and he said, 'You know those high blood-sugar numbers you've been dealing with since you were 36? Well, you've graduated! You've got type 2 ...
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PARIS (Reuters) - The French theatre, opera and film director Patrice Chereau, who mounted one of the most famous productions of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle in Bayreuth in the 1970s, has died at the age of 68. Chereau, who was preparing a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California plastic surgeon said on Wednesday he is behind the auction of a physician's notes that shows actress Marilyn Monroe had undergone cosmetic surgery, and he will donate the proceeds to assist U.S. veterans with medical work. Norman Leaf, who had ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Decades on from his days as an angry young rocker, a role in a Hollywood movie playing an ageing musician struggling to make a comeback has helped give a new lease of life to Graham Parker. In the movie, Judd Apatow's "This is 40", the bid fails. In the real world, ...
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"The Avengers" star was named sexiest woman in 2006 and is the only woman to have been given the title twice by the publication. The annual recipient of the title is chosen by Esquire editors. Husky-voiced Johansson, who rose to prominence as a teenager in the 2001 cult film "Ghost ...
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has banned the screening of a film about homosexuality and another on short-term "pleasure marriages" practiced in some Muslim communities, in a blow to its reputation as a bastion of tolerance in a deeply conservative region. The films, which had been due to ...
LONDON (Reuters) - British director Paul Wright's new film "For Those in Peril" pans across a dour Scottish coastal town where madness, tragedy and a feared sea monster lurk close beneath the surface. It's a dark tale, typical of a new generation of filmmakers like this year's Oscar ...
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Fans of Peter Jackson's epic fantasy film series "The Lord of the Rings" will have the opportunity to bid on rare movie memorabilia, a Beverly Hills auction house said on Monday. Props from Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy will be up for sale at Julien's Auctions on ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Halle Berry gave birth to a baby boy on Saturday, her representative confirmed to Reuters. The baby is Berry's second child and her first with French actor Olivier Martinez. Berry and Martinez, both 47, married in July. Berry has a five-year-old daughter, Nahla, with ...
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The film, which stars Oscar winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney and wowed critics with its special effects, added $27.4 million from sales in international markets, for a combined debut of $83 million, distributor Warner Bros. said on Sunday. Last week's box office winner, animated ...
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"Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions," which goes on sale on October 29, will give readers a glimpse into the imaginative mind of the director of 2006 fantasy film "Pan's Labyrinth," which won three Oscars, and this year's ...
"The Simpsons," now in its 25th season, is a staple at Fox television, as its leading family - Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie - have become globally recognized figures of popular culture. The show is also the longest-running sitcom and primetime scripted series in U.S. ...
LONDON (Reuters) - The British Film Institute plans to launch a digital service this month offering access to one of the world's richest movie collections stretching from rare Edwardian footage to contemporary cinema. Founded 80 years ago, the BFI will introduce its BFI Player on October 9 to a ...
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Ronan, a 25-year-old Rhodes scholar and human rights activist, is thought to be the biological son of Farrow and Oscar-winning director Woody Allen. But when asked in an interview with Vanity Fair magazine if her former husband Sinatra could be Ronan's father, Farrow, the star of 1968's ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The dark and murky world of online gambling comes alive in new film "Runner Runner," a thriller exploring the depths of greed starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck. Writers David Levien and Brian Koppelman, who penned the 1998 gambling drama ...
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(Reuters) - Best-selling U.S. author Tom Clancy, who thrilled readers with vivid descriptions of soldiers and spies in novels including "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games," has died at 66, his publisher said on Wednesday. Clancy, whose books sold more than 100 ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It's been almost a decade since actor Paul Giamatti introduced himself to the world as the hapless and neurotic but lovable wine aficionado Miles in "Sideways." Since then, he's played a U.S. president (John Adams) and a Federal Reserve chairman (Ben Bernanke) and ...
The November 3 award show in New York, which will be live-streamed, honors the top songs and artists that were viewed on the website in the past year. Nominees will be announced later this month and voting by the public will determine winners, YouTube said.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jon Hamm's new TV role takes him far from the stylish 1960s Madison Avenue setting of "Mad Men" to a dreary, isolated and bloody hospital in a small Russian village during the 1917 revolution. The backdrop for "A Young Doctor's Notebook," a four-episode ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Watching an astronaut tumbling into the void of deep space might make a mere mortal's own adversities seem rather small. But "Gravity," a drama starring Sandra Bullock and showing in U.S. theaters on Friday, was born out of the setbacks suffered by one man in the ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Fans of fictional everywoman Bridget Jones have taken to social media to express their outrage that novelist Helen Fielding has killed off love interest Mark Darcy in her latest novel. In "Bridget Jones: Mad about The Boy", the 30-something London singleton obsessed ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor is one of Indian cinema's most bankable young stars, and his latest film, "Besharam," which also stars his parents, is set to become one of the most widely released Bollywood films worldwide. Kapoor, a member of India's "first ...
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CNN, NBC scrap Hillary Clinton TV projects
September 30th, 2013, 3:01 pm
(Reuters) - Two television projects focused on Hillary Clinton got the axe on Monday after the programs became embroiled in partisan wrangling, including threats by the Republican National Committee (RNC) to boycott presidential debates sponsored by CNN and NBC. The filmmaker for CNN said he could ...
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(Reuters) - Cable news network CNN has canceled a documentary on Hillary Rodham Clinton after the director said pressure from the Clinton camp as well as Republican leaders made it too difficult to complete the film. A CNN spokeswoman confirmed on Monday that the program would be canceled, saying ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The sequel to "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" devoured the weekend box office competition. The animated 3D "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2," which tells the story of monster-sized fruits, vegetables and cheeseburgers that come to life ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From "Some Like It Hot" to "Pretty Woman," "Sleepless in Seattle" to "The Wedding Planner," romantic comedies have long been Hollywood's box office darlings, but this fall raunchy R-rated comedies are getting top billing. Kicking off ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fruits, vegetables and cheeseburgers get their film shelf-life extended in the animated comedy "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2," as the franchise explores a new world of living, breathing "foodimals." "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles jury cleared concert promoter AEG Live of liability on Wednesday in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Michael Jackson, in a trial that offered a glimpse into the private life and final days of the so-called King of Pop. The verdict, which ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The man behind an anti-Islam film that stoked angry protests against the United States across the Muslim world was released from federal custody in California on Thursday after serving time for probation violations stemming from his role in making the video. Mark Basseley ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The man behind a film that stoked anti-U.S. protests across the Muslim world was due for release from federal custody in California on Thursday after serving time for probation violations stemming from his role in making the video. The 56-year-old Egyptian-born Coptic ...
Fox described its new show "Gotham" as "the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham famous," the network said on Wednesday. Gordon is the police commissioner of Gotham City, and often supports Batman to defeat the city's villains. Each ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - The women, fast cars and a glamorous London hotel set the scene for the launch of a new James Bond novel on Wednesday that sees 007 set out on a renegade mission in the pursuit of justice. British author William Boyd signed copies of "Solo" and sent them off in ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The fast-paced and adrenaline-filled drama "Rush" may be one of the most engaging films about the world of Formula One racing, but British screenwriter Peter Morgan says he couldn't be less of a fan of the elite motor sport. Morgan, a two-time best-writing Oscar ...
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Sarandos said there was "no question" there would be more "Arrested Development" on Netflix, either as a new series of episodes or a movie. "It is just a matter of when and what form it takes," he said at the "The Grill," a conference hosted by Hollywood ...
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Attorney Richard Hutton argued that the 27-year-old former Nickelodeon star was unable to stand trial in the case due to doubts about her mental competence. Bynes has been under court-ordered psychiatric care after she allegedly started a small fire in front of a home in the Los Angeles suburb of ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Miss Piggy is finally getting the attention and recognition she desperately sought. On Tuesday, the glamorous, fame-seeking pig secured her place in history when she and some of puppeteer Jim Henson's other creations were donated to the Smithsonian Institution.
LONDON (Reuters) - With movies ranging from an American poet's sexual awakening to a love story cut short by betrayal, cocaine and a Winchester rifle, the 5th Brazilian Film Festival in London opens this Thursday. Latin America's largest nation is enjoying a cinematic renaissance, boosted by the ...
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SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Film directors Bela Tarr of Hungary and Jasmila Zbanic of Bosnia are little known except to aficionados, but the U.S.-based independent Sundance Film Festival sees the Balkans and Central Europe as a fertile ground for the movie industry. U.S. filmmakers are touring Bosnia to ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ten years, 30,000 hours and nearly $6 million. That's the tally of what the civil lawsuit stemming from the infamous Central Park Jogger case has cost New York City to defend, according to records provided to Reuters this month in response to a Freedom of Information request.
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Harris, 83, arrived at Westminster Magistrates Court with his wife and was released on conditional bail after the hearing. He was committed for trial at Southwark Crown Court where he is due to appear on October 7. His lawyer indicated he would be pleading not guilty, according to the BBC.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Floral-hued gowns dotted the red carpet at the Primetime Emmy awards on Sunday, mirroring the blue and pink palettes that graced runways this season. Deep blue tones stood out against the red carpet and actresses favored feminine silhouettes at the Emmys, the first in ...
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Speaking off the cuff at the end of a trip to Sardinia, he said he had recently marked the 60th anniversary of the day he first felt the vocation to be a priest. "I have not regretted it. And it's not because I feel like Tarzan and have the (physical) strength to go ahead," he said, ...
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QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - China's richest man, property developer Wang Jianlin, raised the curtain on a planned 50 billion yuan ($8.17 billion) "motion-picture city" which he described as the biggest-ever single investment in the movie and television industry. Property developer Wang ...
BOSTON (Reuters) - Three days after U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in 1963, some 45,000 condolence letters addressed to his young widow, Jacqueline Kennedy, poured into the White House. That was just the beginning of a flood of correspondence. Over the next two months ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Hungarian violinist Barnabas Kelemen has studied with the late virtuoso Isaac Stern and won Gramophone magazine's award for best chamber music CD of 2013, but what he is really proud of is his Roma heritage. Kelemen, who was in London this week to accept the prestigious ...
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The first U.S. film to warn about the dangers of Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime has been found in a Brussels film archive, having lain unnoticed for some 75 years. "Hitler's Reign of Terror" was produced by Cornelius Vanderbilt, an heir to the wealthy American ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - British actor Orlando Bloom scored mixed reviews on Friday for his Broadway debut in a modern-day, interracial remake of "Romeo and Juliet," William Shakespeare's classic tale of doomed, young lovers. Bloom, the star of Hollywood blockbusters "Lord of the ...
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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - U.S. pop singer Selena Gomez has scrapped two concerts in Russia after falling foul of new visa rules which critics say can be used to keep out Western artists who promote gay rights. The concert organizers said the "Come and Get It" singer pulled out ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cyberbullying may be the new weapon of choice for teen harassment, but a stage musical rendition of the 1980s cult film "Heathers," shows just how little high school has changed. "Watching the show come together in 2013, it's amazing how constant high school ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Walt Disney Co and Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer behind the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise and the summer flop "The Lone Ranger," will end their long-running film deal next year, the media company announced on Thursday. The ...
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Beyonce's "Mrs. Carter" tour and Jay Z's million-selling "Watch the Throne" album and world tour, both a collaboration with rapper Kanye West, pushed the musical couple ahead of model Gisele Bundchen and her football-player husband Tom Brady, who pulled in $80 million and ...
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PHOENIX (Reuters) - Ken Norton, the former heavyweight boxing champion who broke Muhammad Ali's jaw in a 1973 bout, died on Wednesday at an Arizona hospital at age 70, his manager said. Norton, who died in Bullhead City, near the Arizona-Nevada border, had been suffering from congestive heart ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - German actor Daniel Bruhl will be a fixture in U.S. movie theaters this fall with leading roles in two major releases - auto racing rivalry tale "Rush" and the WikiLeaks drama "The Fifth Estate." In director Ron Howard's "Rush," the 35-year-old ...
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Washington, 36, headed a list that included Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence, singer-songwriter Solange Knowles and actresses Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Kate Bosworth. "I don't wear a lot of pants," Washington said in a statement announcing the honor. "When I go somewhere I want to ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo and British sculptor Antony Gormley won three of Japan's top arts prizes, the Japan Art Association said on Tuesday. Domingo, Gormley and Coppola were joined by British architect David Chipperfield and ...
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The wheelchair-bound Hawking was diagnosed with motor neurone disease aged 21 and told he had two to three years to live. Now 71, he is one of the world's leading scientists, known especially for his work on black holes and as author of the international bestseller "A Brief History of ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Best-selling author John Grisham's first novel, "A Time to Kill," has been adapted for the stage and is heading for Broadway next month with an ensemble cast that includes Fred Dalton Thompson of TV's "Law and Order" and Tom Skerritt, an Emmy-award winner ...
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Cyrus, 20, and "Hunger Games" actor Hemsworth, 23, ended their four-year relationship, but no reason was given for the break-up by their representatives. Over the weekend, Cyrus stopped following Hemsworth on social networking site Twitter, which fueled break-up reports in the media.
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Connolly, famous in Britain for his stand-up comedy shows and internationally for roles in Hollywood films including Disney Pixar's "Brave", underwent minor surgery in America for prostate cancer. The operation was successful according to the statement but he has been additionally ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - A few years ago, a successful run on the festival circuit might have propelled a small independent film into a limited art-house run and then onto the shelves of the local video store, where for the most part, it would be forgotten. The rise of streaming and Video on Demand ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - "12 Years a Slave," the true story of a free black man sold into slavery in 1840s Louisiana, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. The film, by "Shame" director Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, took home the ...
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The fright flick about a family haunted by spirits pulled in more than $41 million in ticket sales in its first three days, according to studio estimates on Sunday. About $20 million came on its Friday the 13th release date. "The Family" finished in second place with $14.5 million over ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Composers for television shows don't usually get the same critical recognition as those composing soundtracks for films, but an increase in viewers "binge-watching" shows has led to a brighter spotlight on TV's musical backdrop. Emmy-nominated Robert Duncan, who ...
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - When a church bombing killed four young black girls on a quiet Sunday morning in 1963, life for a young Condoleezza Rice changed forever. The racial attack on the 16th Street Baptist Church, in the former secretary of state's hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, rocked ...
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Allen, 77, best known for his 1978 film "Annie Hall," for which he won Oscars as best director and for best original screenplay, will be honored at the annual Golden Globe Awards in January, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) said. The prolific director and writer was chosen ...
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Oscar-nominated actress Moore, 52, will play President Alma Coin in "Mockingjay" parts 1 and 2. Coin is the leader of the rebel alliance against the dictatorship running the fictional capital city Panem in the novel's dystopian future setting. Moore will join a cast led by Oscar-winner ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Ask the new wave of Canadian directors why they're getting calls from Hollywood and the answer is easy: Canada's thriving film industry has allowed them the freedom to tell the stories they want to tell, in the way they want. In a Hollywood built around commercial success - ...
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SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese-made car is set to make its international movie debut in the fourth "Transformers" film next year in a product placement aimed at raising the profile of Chinese models abroad. The Trumpchi E-jet, a sleek, plug-in electric hybrid developed by ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Controversial Canadian director Paul Haggis is back in Toronto with his latest feature, which may end up being even more divisive than "Crash," his 2004 story of racism, love and interlinking lives that won the Oscar for best picture. In "Third Person," ...
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Rock guitarist Carlos Santana and opera soprano Martina Arroyo also will be honored at the ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on December 8 in Washington, D.C. The Kennedy Center Honors, which were created in 1978, recognize the lifetime contributions of performing artists ...
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Rowling has agreed to write the screenplay for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", a film from Warner Bros. based on the adventures of Newt Scamander - the fictional author of a Hogwarts textbook of the same name. "I always said that I would only revisit the wizarding world ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Judging by some early reviews, Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" will sweep the Oscars, Golden Globes and perhaps even win an honorary Olympic medal, but the film is one of just many that has impressed critics at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. And ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With a career spanning seven decades, actor Robert Duvall has played roles ranging from Joseph Stalin to Dwight D. Eisenhower, and he still looks for ways to diversify his choices. Duvall, 82, will next be seen as a stoic war veteran patriarch in "Jayne Mansfield's ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - In 1974, cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky set out to make a film of the science fiction novel "Dune," with music by Pink Floyd, a cast that included Mick Jagger, and the goal of letting the audience experience an LSD hallucination without drugs. The movie was never ...
The Washington-based think tank said Landau died at his home on Monday. Known as a champion of progressive and left-wing causes, Landau won the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting and an Emmy with co-director Jack Willis for the 1980 film "Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang," ...
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Disney's announcement gave no reason for the film's delay. A person familiar with the project said studio executives did not think the script and other aspects of the film were ready for it to start production. No date was given for the film's release. The delay on "Pirates 5" comes a ...
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Attorney C. Michael McClure said he filed the petition on Monday on behalf of Dina Eastwood in Monterey County Superior Court in Northern California. McClure declined to comment about why Dina Eastwood, 48, a former television journalist, had filed for separation or if she would eventually seek a ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Right around Christmas, arguably the high season for family dysfunction, moviegoers will get a chance to compare their clans with the calamitous Westons of Oklahoma in the drama "August: Osage County." They may be thankful they don't have a mother like Violet, Meryl ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Documentaries have enjoyed increased profile over the last decade thanks to personality-driven hits by directors such as Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock, as well as big-budget films such as U2's "From the Sky Down", which headlined the Toronto International Film ...
"Over time my eyes opened and I just could no longer be affiliated with the organization, and my family felt the same, so we left," Remini told daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres on "Ellen," offering a view into her rationale for leaving. The 43-year-old actress best known ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Set in the plantations of sweltering southern Louisiana and based on the 1853 memoir of a free black man sold into slavery, "12 Years a Slave" is unmistakably an American story. And yet, much is being made of the provenance of a film that has won widespread acclaim ...
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The white Lotus Esprit, which transformed into a submarine during a sequence in the 1977 movie starring Roger Moore as 007, had been expected to sell for between 650,000 and 950,000 pounds, according to RM Auctions. Bidding started at 100,000 pounds in an auction which ran live on the internet.
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Ron Woodroof was about the most unlikely of heroes in the frightening early days of AIDS in the 1980s - a homophobic, cocaine-snorting, sex-addicted Texas rodeo cowboy who crudely made fun of actor Rock Hudson's battle against the disease. No one wanted to make the film about ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vin Diesel's return as glowing-eyed space traveler "Riddick" won the weekend movie race, ringing up $18.7 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales and knocking three-time box office queen Oprah Winfrey to second place. Civil rights drama "Lee ...
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Lauda relives 1976 on the big screen
September 8th, 2013, 9:47 am
MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Niki Lauda long ago laid to rest the ghosts of 1976 but the physical scars will always be with him and he would not change that. The momentous and near-tragic events of that Formula One year, with the Austrian coming back from a fiery crash to battle Britain's James Hunt ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Actor Colin Firth said on Saturday he felt a special sense of obligation portraying the true story of a British soldier who was tortured and then suffered for decades before finding the strength to forgive his captors. In "The Railway Man," which had its world ...
TORONTO (Reuters) - Director Jason Reitman, known for snappily written modern-day comedies like "Up in the Air" and "Juno," tackles unfamiliar territory with his new feature "Labor Day," a fugitive love story set in 1980s small-town America. Adapted by Reitman from ...
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NEW DELHI, Sept 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The serial rapist stalks her for days. Eventually he breaks into her home when she is alone and tries to rape her at knife-point. But she somehow manages to overpower and trap him. Now, she has to decide what to do. Kill him and bury him in the ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Forget for a minute the Hugh Jackman of Broadway musicals and "Les Miserables" and "X-Men" movies, and envision the Australian actor as a Pennsylvania survivalist and desperate father who takes justice into his own hands. As a carpenter without enough work ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. porn actor has tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS, the third such case reported in less than three weeks, leading a Los Angeles-based trade group for adult filmmakers to call a fresh nationwide moratorium on Friday on productions. The infections follow a ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Actor Benedict Cumberbatch didn't get any help from Julian Assange in his preparation to play the founder of WikiLeaks in the film "The Fifth Estate," and guesses Assange probably won't like his portrayal, even though the actor sees it as celebration of the activist's ...
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VENICE (Reuters) - The Italian film "Sacro GRA" about people living along the ring road around Rome was chosen as the first documentary ever to win the Golden Lion for best film on Saturday at the 70th Venice Film Festival. It also was the first Italian production in 15 years to win the ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Film critics have savaged a new movie of the late British Princess Diana's relationship with a Pakistani doctor as an intrusive and embarrassingly cheap soap opera. British-born Australian actress Naomi Watts plays the jilted princess trapped in a gilded cage. English actor ...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Oscar-winning Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki said on Friday he will make no more of the full-length films that have brought him global fame, confessing that his real love is drawing and - at age 72 - he is tired of directing. Miyazaki's latest film, "The Wind Rises", ...
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Sushmita Banerjee, whose story was told in the movie "Escape from Taliban", was pulled from her home by gunmen in the eastern province of Paktika on Wednesday last week and shot dead. Paktika provincial police chief Dawlat Khan Zadran said two insurgents were detained while planting a ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - "The Fifth Estate," an unlikely thriller that chronicles the emergence of anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks and its enigmatic founder Julian Assange, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday. English actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Assange, ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After nearly a decade of stalking the man and myth of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive American author director Shane Salerno kept returning to the writer's time amid the unrelenting bloodshed on World War Two's western front. "The war made him an artist and broke him as a ...
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The Governors Awards are an Oscar statuettes given to those in film that have made significant contributions to the industry through their body of work. They will be presented at a ceremony in Hollywood on November 16. Jolie, 38, is the youngest of the four recipients, and is being honored for her ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For Oscar and Grammy-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson, the decision to play anti-apartheid activist Winnie Mandela in her first lead role was no easy matter, especially when she saw what the former South African first lady meant to the nation. In the biopic ...
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The 28-year-old actress will marry Romain Dauriac, but the couple has not set a date for the wedding. "I can confirm that Scarlett and Romain are engaged," said her representative, Marcel Pariseau.
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Polanski, 80, the Polish-French director of films such as "Rosemary's Baby" and 2002's Oscar-winning "The Pianist," pleaded guilty in 1977 to having sex with 13-year-old Samantha Geimer during a photoshoot, fueled by champagne and drugs. In an interview with Vanity Fair, ...
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VENICE (Reuters) - Errol Morris is not at all certain why former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld agreed to let him make a documentary portrait of the man who oversaw the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions, but he is convinced of at least one thing. Rumsfeld, he said, has no regrets about the ...
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By Mary Milliken BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - With a voice several octaves underground and a piercing stare, action star Vin Diesel goes to an even darker place as Riddick in the third installment of the sci-fi film series, nine years after "The Chronicles of Riddick."
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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - At a crucial point in the film "Tanda Putera", ethnic Chinese youths urinate on a pole flying the flag of a Malaysian state, setting off events that push the country into a deadly race riot that still haunts the national consciousness four decades later. The ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A trade group representing producers of pornographic movies in Los Angeles on Tuesday called on the sexual partners of a porn actor to be tested for the virus that causes AIDS, after he apparently claimed to have tested positive. However, the group, the Free Speech ...
VENICE (Reuters) - Venice has a reputation for luxury and its film festival for emphasizing art over commercialism, so its marketing chief Pascal Diot has his work cut out to prove Venice means business. The stars, film directors and producers arriving at the Lido island festival venue by luxury ...
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LOS ANGELES/TORONTO (Reuters) - As director Bill Condon was finishing up his film "The Fifth Estate" about Julian Assange and anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden started leaking U.S. security documents, reigniting the public debate over secrecy, ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Instructions Not Included," a Spanish-language film with English subtitles, generated $10 million in ticket sales over the four-day Labor Day weekend, a record for a Spanish film in the United States and a sign of the potential the Hispanic market represents for ...
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Alejandro Agresti ("The Lake House") will direct the film entitled "Historia de un cura" (A Priest's Tale). Fellow Argentine Rodrigo de la Serna, known internationally for his interpretation of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara's travel companion in "The Motorcycle Diaries," will ...
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"The gorgeous and talented Charlie Hunnam will be Christian Grey in the film adaptation of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'," James said on her website, before revealing Johnson's role. "Fifty Shades of Grey", about a passionate relationship between literature student Anastasia and the ...
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"Next week Miyazaki will have a press conference held in Tokyo to announce his withdrawal from active working," Koji Hoshino, head of Studio Ghibli, which was co-founded by Miyazaki, said at a festival news conference. Hoshino gave no further explanation for the decision by the director ...
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VENICE (Reuters) - A modern Greek tragedy of incest, prostitution and violence continued on Sunday the theme of sexual and moral perversion which has emerged at this year's Venice Film Festival. The audience flinched during "Miss Violence" as traditional family relationships were shown ...
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VENICE (Reuters) - U.S. President John F Kennedy's assassination 50 years ago this year in Dallas is re-created in graphic detail, with a blood-smeared operating room and the famous film showing the actual event, in "Parkland" which had its premiere on Sunday in Venice. "What a ...
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(Reuters) - Civil rights drama "Lee Daniels' The Butler" continued to serve up box office victories with $20 million in ticket sales over the long U.S. Labor Day weekend, leading Hollywood's box office for the third straight weekend. Hollywood box office tracking services had given the ...
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VENICE (Reuters) - Director James Franco says the character Lester Ballard in his new film "Child of God" has a trace of Charlie Chaplin in him, though the tale of a cave-dwelling necrophiliac is mostly as dark as can be. Based on Cormac McCarthy's novella of the same name, the movie ...
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"I'd say that we're getting pretty close to remission," neuro-oncologist Dr. Jeremy Rudnick said in a documentary that will air next month on the U.S. network. "It defies the odds," he added, as Harper sat listening to the results of tests conducted in June.
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Axl Jack Duhamel weighed 7 lb and 10 ounces (3.5 kg), Duhamel spokeswoman Ruth Bernstein said. It is the first child for both Fergie, who recently changed her first name from Stacy to her stage name, and Duhamel.
Reitman's drama "Labor Day," which also plays in September's Toronto International Film Festival, will have its world premiere on Friday at the movie gathering in the Colorado town most famous for its ski slopes. The film stars Oscar-winner Kate Winslet and is based on the novel by Joyce ...
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VENICE (Reuters) - An Italian film about a man who works other people's jobs to give them a quick break showed a gentle side on Wednesday to the economic collapse, but other offerings at the Venice film festival have portrayed a much darker side of poverty. "L'Intrepido", directed by ...
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"Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage," a spokeswoman for Zeta-Jones said in a statement provided to Reuters, adding that she would not make any further comment. According to People, Douglas and Zeta-Jones, both Oscar winners and among ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After taking time away to focus on family and stage acting, Ethan Hawke is getting back to film and stepping into the driver's seat in his latest role as a racecar driver trapped in a car and racing against time in the action-thriller ...
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The first child together for the singer and Luisana Lopilato was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. "Overjoyed and filled with gratitude at the arrival of our son Noah Buble," the singer best known for songs "Haven't Met You Yet" and "Save the Last Dance for Me" ...
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Lee Daniels' "The Butler" is a hit movie starring Forest Whitaker in the lead role, which is loosely based on the real life of Eugene Allen, who served presidents from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan. Oprah Winfrey plays the butler's hard-drinking wife and Cuba Gooding Jr. is a friend and ...
(Reuters) - The body of an Arizona teenager whose disappearance into the woods a week ago may have been inspired by a movie about a young man who died after venturing into the Alaskan wilderness has been found in Oregon. The death of 18-year-old Johnathan Croom, whose body was found on Monday ...
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Pop diva Madonna 55, is the world's top-earning celebrity, according to a Forbes list released on Monday, raking in an estimated $125 million in the past year, mainly from her $305 million-grossing MDNA tour, but helped by sales of clothing, fragrance and various investments. Director Steven ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Race in America has been a hot topic of debate this summer and Hollywood, as if on cue, has muscled its way into the conversation. This year is shaping up to be a big one in film for African American, black and civil rights themes, offering audiences different lenses ...
Olympia, Washington (Reuters) - An Arizona teenager who appears to have vanished into the remote woods of Oregon may have been inspired by the 2007 movie "Into the Wild," based on the true story of a young man who ventured into the Alaskan wilderness and died there, his father said on ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Barred from competing in the 1936 Olympics, the Jewish kid from the Bronx who could run faster than anyone in the neighborhood went on to forge a career as a pioneering sportscaster who was the voice of two pro franchises, but never forgot his roots. "I don't ever ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Civil rights drama "Lee Daniels' The Butler" took home its second U.S. and Canadian box office title, topping a Jennifer Aniston comedy and a newly released supernatural teen film. "The Butler," starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, earned ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Space, stars and taboo sex will be on display in Venice this week as the world's oldest international film festival fights to keep its head above water in a city slowly slipping into the sea. The 70th Venice Film Festival will try and see off competition from increasingly ...
(Reuters) - Julie Harris, the diminutive actress who won five Tony Awards for her stage performances and was also honored for her work in television and film, died on Saturday at age 87, a Massachusetts funeral home said. Bill Collins, a funeral director at the Nickerson Funeral Home in Chatham, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - America's foster care system is the unlikely setting for a love story in "Short Term 12," an independent film that examines a young couple's relationship amid the troubles, trauma and camaraderie of teenagers in foster care. Written and directed by filmmaker ...
The planned adaptation would be the latest in a string of international hit films to get stagings on Broadway, including "Matilda", "The Lion King" and "Billy Elliot". Amelie, a feel-good film directed by Frenchman Jean-Pierre Jeunet, tells the tale of a quirky ...
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Affleck, 41, will take on the role of reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne, Batman's alter-ego, in director Zack Snyder's 2015 sequel to this year's Superman reboot "Man of Steel," starring 30-year-old British actor Henry Cavill. "We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After tackling zombies and killer cops, film director Edgar Wright melds British small town pub culture with a large scale alien invasion, an offbeat pairing that yielded "The World's End." "The World's End," out in U.S. theaters on Friday, bookends a ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A stalker lived in the pool house of Jennifer Lopez's Southampton, New York, mansion for a week while the entertainer was away, according to authorities. Lopez already had a protective order against the man, John Dubis, 49, a retired firefighter from Rhode Island, before he ...
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HONG KONG (Reuters) - In "American Dreams in China", Cheng Dongqing is giving a lecture in an abandoned factory in Beijing. Snow falls through the damaged roof and a power cut sends students reaching for their flashlights. The movie, about how young Chinese in the 1990s tried every means ...
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Miller, 41, turned down an offer to attend the St. Petersburg International Film Festival as a "guest of honor" in a letter posted on the website of advocacy group GLAAD, which monitors media representation of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people and issues. "Thank you for ...
GLAAD, which monitors media for representations of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people and issues, tracked Hollywood output for its first Studio Responsibility Index mapping the quantity, quality and diversity of images depicted. "As a major influence in American culture and one of ...
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Cassidy, 63, was stopped shortly after midnight in Schodack, N.Y., about 15 miles south of state capital Albany, when he failed to turn off his car's high-beam headlights against oncoming traffic, said Schodack Police Chief Bernhard Peter. "That's fairly typical behavior of someone who's been ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Once an aspiring reporter, actress Lily Collins has swapped journalism for Hollywood, as she prepares to step into the spotlight with her biggest role to date: playing a heroine in a young adult franchise. Collins, 24, the daughter of British singer Phil Collins, studied ...
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif (Reuters) - It was a black-and-white home movie of an old man, diminutive and cancer-stricken, performing Chinese martial arts techniques in a Hong Kong apartment that spurred director Wong Kar Wai to make his latest film, the Kung Fu epic "The Grandmaster." Wong, ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - British boy band One Direction was greeted by more than 3,000 screaming fans on Tuesday for the London premiere of its new 3D documentary "This Is Us," while music mogul and manager Simon Cowell addressed his impending fatherhood for the first time. Cowell, 53, the ...
TORONTO (Reuters) - The 38th Toronto International Film Festival promises a heavy dose of Oscar bait and celebrities, with past Academy Award winners Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and Julia Roberts all expected in town for the 11-day event, which starts on September 5. Widely considered the kick-off ...
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"Elmore passed away this morning at 7:15 a.m. at home surrounded by his loving family," according to an announcement on his website, elmoreleonard.com. It did not provide other details. Leonard, who first wrote Westerns when he gave up his advertising agency job in the 1950s before ...
Newton-John was not at the home in Jupiter Inlet Colony, a town near West Palm Beach, Florida, said Sergeant Scott Pascarella, a spokesman for the Jupiter Police Department. Pascarella said the deceased man was a 42-year-old contractor who was working at the house owned by Newton-John and her ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - British boy band One Direction, one of the pop music industry's biggest acts in the last two years, plan to show the world what they're really like in a new 3D documentary that will premiere in London on Tuesday. The five singers told a news conference in the British capital on ...
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"I'm my own worst enemy, and I know that and I admit it," Lohan, 27, told Oprah Winfrey in an interview on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). She said she only realized she had a problem "over a period of time" rather than at any one moment. Asked whether she was an addict, Lohan ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Lee Daniels' The Butler," a civil rights drama starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, surpassed expectations and easily won the weekend box office battle, debuting with $25 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales through Sunday. Jennifer Aniston ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After a summer dominated by superheroes fighting evil and winning over audiences at the box office, "Kick-Ass 2" aims to show the violent underside of being a costumed vigilante. "The sequel is set up to deal with the consequences," director Jeff Wadlow ...
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Schellenberg died at his home in Dallas on Thursday, manager Alan Mills said. The actor's family has not yet made arrangements for his funeral. The Montreal-born Schellenberg was half Mohawk and half Swiss-German, and played a whale trainer in 1993's "Free Willy," reprising the role for ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" is the latest in a list of movies celebrating the American outlaw mythology, but the indie film set in rural Texas in the 1970s focuses more on mood and feelings than blazing shoot-outs and daring prison escapes. For writer-director David ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ashton Kutcher may be best known for his goofier comedy roles in "That '70s Show" and "Two and a Half Men," but the actor takes a rare dramatic turn in new film "Jobs" as visionary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Kutcher, 35, who bears a strong ...
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Net income for the quarter that ended in June totaled $35.9 million, a $30 million increase when excluding a one-time gain from the year-ago sale of Latin American pay TV channels. Without the asset sale, second-quarter profit fell 16 percent from $42.6 million. Revenue rose 164 percent to $339 ...
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WARSAW (Reuters) - Veteran director Andrzej Wajda has earned an honorary Oscar for his catalogue of powerful movies, but he felt he had one more mission to complete before his long career ends: to tell his story of Poland's anti-Communist icon Lech Walesa. Premiering in a few weeks at the Venice ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The man behind a film that stoked anti-U.S. protests across the Muslim world has been moved from prison to a halfway house to serve the remaining weeks of his sentence for probation violations stemming from his role in making the video, federal officials said on ...
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At the premiere of her new film, "Lee Daniels' The Butler," in Los Angles on Monday evening, the U.S. actress and talk show host, recently named by Forbes as the world's most powerful celebrity, said she regretted saying it took place in Switzerland. "I'm really sorry that it got ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At the premiere of director Paul Schrader's micro-budget thriller "The Canyons" last week in Los Angeles, the film's star and Hollywood's favorite troubled actress, Lindsay Lohan, was nowhere to be found among the booze-sipping pool-side crowd. "We get used ...
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Everest Hobson Lucas was born on August 9 and is the first biological child for Lucas, 69, and Hobson, 44, the director's representatives said. Lucas also has three adopted children, Amanda, 32; Katie, 25; and 20-year-old Jett Lucas. Lucas, the creator of the "Star Wars" and ...
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With tears in her eyes and her hand on her chest, Michele, 26, thanked fans for the best actress in a TV comedy award for her role as Rachel Berry in the musical series "Glee" and for their support in dealing with Monteith's death. "He was very special to me and also to the world, ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Matt Damon's futuristic thriller "Elysium," the story of an elite space outpost locked in battle with poor invaders from a ruined Earth, won a crowded box-office race among four new films at U.S. and Canadian theaters over the weekend. "Elysium" ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For a film once slated to go straight to DVD, Disney's animated adventure "Planes" has some lofty ambitions: it not only wants to be a worthy spin-off of the "Cars" franchise, it also aspires to tell a global story. Out in U.S. theaters on Friday, ...
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Ventura County Superior Court Judge Glen Reiser granted a temporary conservatorship motion brought by Bynes' parents, the documents said. They filed the request after the 27-year-old actress allegedly started a small fire in front of a home in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks last ...
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The U.S. talk show host, recently named the world's most powerful celebrity, was in Switzerland for the wedding of singer Tina Turner when the incident occurred last month. The broadcaster said in two U.S. interviews that a sales assistant had refused to show her the crocodile handbag, saying it ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rock group Kings of Leon are getting less serious with age, as the band prepares to bring "young and fun" new music on Friday to their fans across the world in a quirky collaboration with comedian Fred Armisen. Kings of Leon, formed by Followill brothers Caleb, ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday closed their inquiry into the whereabouts of the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige, a police spokesman said. The location of Miscavige's wife, Shelly, had come under police investigation after actress Leah Remini, who ...
The award is the highest U.S. civilian honour and to mark the 50th anniversary of the medal, Obama chose to honour a group of people who are household names to Americans. These are among the notable names on the president's Medal of Freedom list:
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Black died at West Hills Health & Rehab Center and had been suffering from cancer in recent years, her publicist Elliot Mintz said. Black was best known for her role as Rayette, the big-dreaming waitress in the 1970 working class drama "Five Easy Pieces," in which she starred ...
The award is the highest U.S. civilian honor and to mark the 50th anniversary of the medal, Obama chose to honor a group of people who are household names to Americans. These are among the notable names on the president's Medal of Freedom list:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge refused to block the Friday release of "Lovelace" after a lawsuit by the owners of the rights to "Deep Throat," a pornographic film that starred the biopic's namesake. U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan denied Arrow Productions ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Peter Sarsgaard has portrayed his share of intense, dark characters, from a homophobic murderer in "Boys Don't Cry" and a death row inmate in the TV series "The Killing" to his latest role as a sleazy hustler in the new biopic ...
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Fox has set a target of "$9 billion-plus" in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for fiscal 2016, Carey told investors at a meeting on the Fox movie studio lot in Los Angeles. Wall Street has forecast $8.8 billion for the fiscal year that ends in June ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that the heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby had no rights to characters such as the Hulk and Fantastic Four that are now owned by Marvel Entertainment, a Walt Disney Co subsidiary. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director Neill Blomkamp and leading man Matt Damon mostly want summer filmgoers to be completely entertained by the action-packed, sci-fi thriller "Elysium." But if the audience could also ponder the question of what to do about world poverty and inequality, well, ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After five decades of playing iconic characters - swinging a whip as Indiana Jones, saving Luke Skywalker as Han Solo, escaping from prison as a fugitive - Harrison Ford shows no signs of slowing down. Ford, 71, has had an active year. After starring in the Jackie Robinson ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The production company that owns the rights to the pornographic movie "Deep Throat" filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to block distribution of the upcoming movie "Lovelace," a biography of the adult film's star. Arrow Productions Ltd, the owner of the rights to ...
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It will be the fourth film for the pair, who also worked together in the 1978 war drama "The Deer Hunter" and 1984's romantic tale "Falling in Love." Streep, 64, will play New England realtor Hildy Good, a not-so recovering alcoholic, opposite De Niro, 69, as her rekindled old ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co expects to lose between $160 million and $190 million on its expensive summer movie bomb "The Lone Ranger," the media giant said on Tuesday as it reported a small gain in quarterly profit that beat Wall Street forecasts. The loss for "The Lone ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When the first "Percy Jackson" film came out in 2010, the comparisons with "Harry Potter" were inevitable: the two were based on novels about kids with powers and the first films in both franchises were directed by Chris Columbus. But "Percy Jackson ...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Hayao Miyazaki's new film is already a box office hit but its themes about the dangers of nationalism and war have set up the Oscar-winning animator for unprecedented criticism. "The Wind Rises", which debuted at the top of the Japanese box office last month and has a ...
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"It might be the time fashion forgot; but it certainly made an impact on our film choices," said a statement from UK arm of Korean electronics firm Samsung Electronics Co, who commissioned the survey of 1,500 people. "E.T." surpassed competition from Walt Disney's ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The cast of "We're the Millers" didn't exactly immerse themselves in research for their roles in the new comedy. Then again, considering the characters they played, that might have been for the best. In the film, which opens on Wednesday, small-time pot dealer David ...
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YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar movie director Zay Par is doing what would have been unthinkable two years ago - putting the finishing touches to a film that harks back to a 1988 student uprising brutally put down by military rulers. Hunched in front of a computer in a cramped room in Yangon, Zay Par ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Leah Remini, one of the most prominent celebrities to leave the Church of Scientology, is planning to publish a memoir about her life, a source close to the actress said. It is not known how much Remini will divulge about the church in which she was raised, but the ...
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KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association has opened an elaborate museum in the American Midwest, displaying nearly 1,000 firearms, including those used by French Emperor Napoleon and Hollywood cowboy star John Wayne, along with subtle reminders of the campaign for the right ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three weeks after its premiere, "Sharknado" is still raining down great whites and hammerheads for the U.S. cable television network Syfy - and even splashing them across movie screens. The campy, low-budget TV disaster movie about a hurricane that unleashes an ...
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Clooney said in an interview published Friday by film trade publication Deadline Hollywood that Loeb, the billionaire head of Third Point LLC, was "a hedge fund guy who describes himself as an activist but who knows nothing about our business." A spokesperson at Third Point, which has a ...
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"Fargo," a black comedy of crime in a rural Midwestern town starring Frances McDormand and William H. Macy, is the inspiration for a 10-episode miniseries, FX said in a statement. The Coens will be executive producers. Oscar-winning actor Thornton, 57, will play Lorne Malvo, a character ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Ellen DeGeneres will make her second appearance as an Academy Awards host next year, organizers said on Friday, in a move widely seen as a less provocative choice for Hollywood's highest honors after a ribald performance by Seth MacFarlane. DeGeneres, the star of ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has a higher mission than just making it in Hollywood: she wants to break down stereotypes of Indians in Tinseltown's eyes and maybe make things easier for her compatriots who live in the United States. Here's her first lesson: "We ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a summer dominated by big budget, action-packed blockbusters geared toward young adults, the writers of "The Spectacular Now" wanted to harken back to the angst-ridden romance films of the 1980s and shine a spotlight on the complexity of young love. "The ...
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(Reuters) - Time Warner Cable Inc reported quarterly revenue below analysts' estimates as it added less than half the number of subscribers for high-speed data services that analysts had expected. Shares still rose 3.2 percent on Thursday as analysts said the cable company's management did not ...
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Lohan, 27, whose once promising Hollywood career has been upended by legal woes and erratic behavior, now must complete 15 months of therapy and 30 days of community labor to satisfy her sentence, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Dabney said. The "Mean Girls" star struck a deal in ...
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Backed by her hit single "Come & Get It," 21-year-old Gomez's fourth studio album, "Stars Dance," sold 97,000 in the past week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. Jay-Z, whose album "Magna Carta Holy Grail" topped the chart for two weeks, fell to ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Denzel Washington was looking for something light after his role as an alcoholic airline pilot in "Flight" and found it in "2 Guns," an action buddy film that showcases the two-time Academy Award winner's flair for comedy. The film, which opens in U.S. ...
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF), the largest movie competition in the Balkans, will open on August 16 and showcase 214 films, but this year's edition faces deep budget cuts which organizers blamed on the political and economic crisis in Bosnia. Bosnia's Oscar-winning film ...
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(Reuters) - Comcast Corp posted a higher quarterly profit on Wednesday, as it added more Internet customers than expected on the cable side and saw a more than 20 percent increase in operating cash flow at its NBC Universal unit. Its shares rose more than 6 percent in morning trading to $45.30 on ...
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The 76-year-old Czech-born Stoppard, who co-wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for the 1998 film "Shakespeare in Love", came to fame in the theatre for writing plays such as "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead", "Jumpers" and "Arcadia". "Harold was ...
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Wood, 25, best known for her role in 2008's "The Wrestler" and the 2003 coming-of-age drama "Thirteen," announced in January that she was expecting a child with Bell, who she married last October. "Evan you are my warrior!" Bell wrote on Twitter on Monday. "You ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American actress Eileen Brennan, best known for her Oscar-nominated role in the 1980 film "Private Benjamin," has died from bladder cancer. She was 80. Los Angeles-born Brennan died on Sunday at her home in Burbank, a Los Angeles suburb, surrounded by her family, ...
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The film will cover the first two books in the series and be adapted by Michael Goldenberg, the screenwriter of the young adult book "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." A release date for the yet-to-be-titled film has not been announced.
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Up until now the actress known for her role in the CBS comedy "King of Queens" gave little explanation for her split after three decades with the church that lists actors John Travolta and Tom Cruise among its members. In a statement this month after the New York Post newspaper broke the ...
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She easily surpassed this year's Best Actress Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, who came in second with $26 million, and pushed Kristen Stewart of the "Twilight" series, who topped the list last year, into third place with earnings of $22 million. "Hollywood hasn't shied away from ...
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NICE, France (Reuters) - An armed robber stole gems worth $136 million (102 million euros) in a weekend jewelery heist in the French Riviera resort of Cannes, making it the country's biggest gem theft. The prosecutor's office in the nearby city of Grasse issued the figure on Monday based on an ...
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Wolverine," starring Hugh Jackman as Marvel Comics' sharp- clawed superhero, slashed its way to $55 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales to claim the box office crown in a summer that hasn't been kind to some other big-budget action ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Michael J. Fox said he aimed to bring laughs and a dose of reality about day-to-day living with Parkinson's disease to a new NBC comedy loosely based on his life, his first lead role in a television show in 13 years. In the upcoming "The Michael J. Fox ...
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Ventura County Superior Court Judge Glen Reiser pushed back the hearing to August 9 because Bynes, 27, is under court-ordered psychiatric care for the next two weeks, according to a court official. Her parents have asked the court to grant them conservatorship after Bynes allegedly started a small ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - So sharp is the reversal of fortune for Woody Allen's female protagonist in his latest film, "Blue Jasmine," that the Manhattan socialite's possessions are reduced to a faint echo: a Chanel jacket, designer suitcases, a clutch of anti-depressants. She does manage ...
ROME (Reuters) - New films by British and U.S. directors Terry Gilliam, Stephen Frears, Jonathan Glazer and James Franco will vie for the top prize at this year's Venice Film Festival, organizers said on Thursday. English-language titles prevail in the lineup of 20 films that will be competing for ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two years out of the University of Southern California's film school, Ryan Coogler is still paying down his debt. That may not be the case for long. Coogler's first feature film, "Fruitvale Station," goes into wide U.S. release this weekend, having earned ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai, best known for pensive dramas "Chungking Express" and "In the Mood for Love," explores the life of Kung Fu master Ip Man in the new film "The Grandmaster," which will be released on August 23 in the United ...
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The Israeli-American actress, who won a best actress Oscar in 2011 for her role in ballet drama "Black Swan," will also play Oz's mother, who committed suicide when he was 12. "She (Portman) read 'A Tale of Love and Darkness' and asked me for the rights to make a film adaptation ...
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TORONTO (Reuters) - The world premiere of "The Fifth Estate," a ripped-from-the-headlines drama about Julian Assange and the creation of WikiLeaks, will open the 38th Toronto International Film Festival, which typically yields a number of Oscar contenders. Widely considered the kick-off ...
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Don Aguilar, a spokesman for the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, declined to describe the incident that prompted deputies to take Bynes into custody and commit her for psychiatric evaluation. But local media reported that the 27-year-old actress had started a fire in the driveway of a home in ...
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Spanish media reported the birth earlier on Tuesday, citing a hospital representative, though Madrid's Clinica Ruber declined to confirm the news and representatives for Cruz and Bardem could not be reached for comment. Cruz, 39, was still in hospital on Tuesday, the source said, speaking on ...
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JUZCAR Spain (Reuters) - A Spanish hilltop village has found a way to chase away the country's recession blues by keeping all its buildings blue, the way they were painted in 2011 for a promotion for a cartoon Smurf movie. "We calculate that around 210,000 tourists have visited us since we ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hugh Jackman battles Ninja warriors, trounces a monster Samurai and rescues a Japanese heiress but still manages to show a softer, vulnerable side of the comic book superhero in "The Wolverine," the newest film in the X-Men series. The movie, which opens in U.S. ...
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A low-budget movie no one in South Africa is allowed to see has become the most talked-about film of the year. For the first time since apartheid ended in 1994, regulators banned a local feature film, saying the movie "Of Good Report" contained child pornography. ...
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J Cole said he had removed the line, which referred to rivals as "autistic" and "retarded," from the song "Jodeci Freestyle." "I want to educate myself more on Autism, and I'll gladly own my mistake and serve as an example to today's generation that there's ...
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Moreno, 81, has been performing for nearly 70 years as an actress, singer and dancer and won an Oscar in 1962 for her supporting role as the sassy Anita in "West Side Story," a character she informed with her own upbringing in a Bronx "barrio." Born in Puerto Rico, Moreno is ...
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Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, who made headlines as much for his antics off stage as on, came in a distant second with an estimated income of $58 million. Singer Taylor Swift was third, pulling in $55 million, about $2 million less than last year when she topped the list. The Forbes website ...
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The former Chicago cop who turned to acting and found fame playing mobsters and policemen in films and on TV died from a blood clot in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday at the age of 69. His cardiologist, Dr. Marc A. Kates, said the actor had suffered a recurrence of a cancer that had been diagnosed ...
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MALIBU, California (Reuters) - A pair of Australian surfing legends, undaunted despite their middle age, strapped tiny 3D cameras to their boards and went in search of big waves whipped up by Pacific storms. The result was the documentary feature "Storm Surfers 3D" starring Tom Carroll ...
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Conjuring," a low-budget horror movie about a haunted farmhouse, spooked two pricey competitors and the "Despicable Me" minions to win a crowded weekend box office contest at U.S. and Canadian theaters. "Conjuring" soared past ...
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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Studios brought A-list surprises to San Diego's Comic-Con on Saturday to promote upcoming superhero blockbusters. Comic-Con is the largest annual gathering of fans of the comic book, sci-fi and fantasy genres, drawing around 125,000 people over four days, and has become a ...
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Among the monster movies and fantasy films showcased at pop culture convention Comic-Con, the space thriller "Gravity" stood out from the field on Saturday with its different setting and two-person cast, as Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron took a leap into space with ...
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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A sequel to last month's hit "Superman" film "Man of Steel" is not only in the works, but will feature two of DC Comic's best-known caped crusaders - Superman and Batman - facing off against each other, director Zack Snyder said on Saturday. Snyder, who ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disney offered Marvel comic devotees an exclusive look at its new television series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" on Friday as its ABC network hopes to engage the "super fans" at Comic-Con to bounce back from a ratings decline. Banking on the huge success of ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Vera Farmiga is now a full-fledged expert in the horror genre, but for the lead role in the film "The Conjuring" she had to study hard to see the enigmatic inner workings of a clairvoyant. "The Conjuring," based on the true story of a paranormal ...
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Dystopian futuristic films stormed through the sunny skies of San Diego's Comic-Con on Thursday, as the cast and creators of "Ender's Game" and "Divergent" brought exclusive footage for fans to see. Veteran actor Harrison Ford, revered by the Comic-Con ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gabriela Cowperthwaite was a mom who took her kids to SeaWorld when the death of a killer whale trainer at one of the marine parks sparked her latest filmmaking project. The documentary "Blackfish" was originally conceived without a point of view as Cowperthwaite ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ryan Gosling's latest film, "Only God Forgives," has deeply divided critics and the Canadian actor concedes that the blood-spattered crime thriller set in Bangkok's underworld of boxing clubs and brothels may not appeal to everyone. "The film is kind of like a ...
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HONG KONG (Reuters) - The daughter of kung fu legend Bruce Lee spoke fondly on Friday of her father's powerful presence and energy at a preview of an exhibition to mark the 40th anniversary of his death. Fans are gathering in the former British colony of Hong Kong for a series of commemorative ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Once a hotbed for avid fans of cult comic and fantasy genres, San Diego's Comic-Con has become an important stop for film studios and directors looking to gauge the responses of the convention's savvy audience. Gareth Edwards, director of Warner Bros.' 2014 film ...
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The 73-year-old "Simply the Best" singer tied the knot with German-born record producer Erwin Bach at a registry office in the Kuesnacht suburb of Zurich where they live, a municipal official said on Wednesday. "Turner had the civil ceremony a few days ago," Kuesnacht official ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Daryl Hannah defied the ingenue stereotype early in her career to transform into a futuristic robot, a mermaid and a sword-wielding killer, and in her latest role she battles age and sexist stereotypes as a lesbian basketball player. Hannah, 52, is part of the ...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will relax some curbs on filmmakers, the government said on Wednesday, in a small step towards greater freedom of expression that has drawn a cautious welcome from Chinese film directors, who argue authorities will retain a tight grip. Chinese filmmakers will no longer ...
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Downey, 48, starred in Disney's Marvel superhero films "The Avengers" in 2012 and "Iron Man 3" in 2013, each of which earned more than $1 billion at the box office, assuring him the top spot in the annual ranking of Hollywood's top acting earners. "Every studio in town ...
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Davis Guggenheim, who won an Oscar for the 2006 environmental documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," starring former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, will direct the yet-to-be-titled documentary that is slated to be released in late 2014. The film will follow Yousafzai as she campaigns for the ...
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The collection, which comes from an unidentified former employee of Taylor, will first go on display in Ireland on Tuesday and will hit the auction block on October 12. The top item, an 18-karat gold, multi-gem earring and necklace set, is expected to fetch between $10,000 and $15,000. The ...
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Barbara Walters, a founder of the show, said McCarthy will be a permanent co-host just days after commentator Elizabeth Hasselbeck said she was leaving the show after 10 years. Another co-host, comedian Joy Behar, said she will end her stint next month at the end of the current season.
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Berry, 46, a best actress Oscar winner for the 2001 film "Monster's Ball," is pregnant with the couple's child due this fall. They announced their engagement early last year. Berry and Martinez, 47, who starred in "Unfaithful" and "Dark Tide," the latter co-starring ...
1 (1) Despicable Me 2........................$ 44.8 million 2 (*) Grown Ups 2............................$ 42.5 million 3 (*) Pacific Rim............................$ 38.3 million 4 (3) The Heat...............................$ 14.0 million 5 (2) The Lone Ranger........................$ 11.1 ...
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NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The mighty minions of "Despicable Me 2" beat human comedy star Adam Sandler's new "Grown Ups 2" at the U.S. and Canadian movie box office this weekend. The animated film featuring the crowd-pleasing yellow minions collected $44.8 million from ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a summer swimming in apocalypse movies, Mexican director Guillermo del Toro puts his own stamp on the end of the world with an epic sci-fi battle between monsters and robots, eschewing Hollywood's A-list for a cast of cable TV actors. "Pacific Rim," out in ...
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The film is set for release in the autumn of 2015 and follows on the success of Mendes-directed predecessor "Skyfall", which earned $1.1 billion at the box office worldwide and was the highest-grossing film of all time in Britain, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Citing the power of artists and academics to open minds, President Barack Obama on Wednesday awarded 24 medals to people including "Star Wars" creator George Lucas and writer Joan Didion who he said touched his life and the lives of Americans. "They challenge ...
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The singer, who shot to fame in the band the Police, said the concerts will run from September 25 through October 9 at the 260-seat Anspacher Theater at the arts organization in Manhattan. In a statement he described the small venue as "a natural fit" to perform the material from the ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British actor Idris Elba may be best known as an enterprising Baltimore drug lord on the HBO series "The Wire," but he has a growing presence in sci-fi films and will play South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela in his first biopic. Elba, who starred in ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBCUniversal, cable giant Comcast's Hollywood unit, has signed Thomas Tull, luring the producer behind big budget blockbusters such as "The Dark Knight" and "Man of Steel" away from Warner Brothers and beating out other studios including Sony and 20th ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - American actress Amanda Bynes, wearing a long blue wig and sweat pants, appeared briefly in court on Tuesday on charges of marijuana possession and throwing a bong out a window and a judge postponed her case until September. Bynes, 27, made no comment during the hearing but ...
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Loren, 78, will star in her son Edoardo Ponti's adaptation of Jean Cocteau's one-person play "The Human Voice", which charts the breakdown of a woman who is left by her lover. Wearing a cream suit and a polka dot scarf, Loren drew crowds of onlookers to watch her film scenes on the ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - After killing off Batman's Robin and re-inventing the X-Men, Scottish comic book writer Grant Morrison is looking for other superhuman legends to transform with his pen. Morrison - who has also taken on Spiderman and Superman in a 25-year career - has decided to leave the caped ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth joined politicians, sports stars and celebrities in congratulating Andy Murray on Sunday after he made tennis history by becoming the first Briton in 77 years to win the Wimbledon men's title. Millions of tennis fans across the country were glued to their ...
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MACAU (Reuters) - The film Barfi scooped top honors in India's version of the Oscars at a ceremony in the Chinese gambling haven of Macau on Saturday that also celebrated a century of Bollywood, which makes up a big chunk of a multi-billion-dollar film industry. Barfi is a romantic comedy about a ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash first explored a father's journey with George Clooney in their 2011 hit "The Descendants," and now they turn their focus on a teenager's coming-of-age story with an all-star cast in their latest film. Faxon and Rash ...
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The tally for "Lone Ranger," which included receipts starting on Tuesday night through Thursday's U.S. Independence Day holiday, put the film on pace to miss, by a long haul, industry forecasts for the holiday period. The film about the masked man who fights injustice was likely to ...
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Vikramaditya Motwane first caught the attention of Bollywood in 2010 when his debut film - a small-budget tale of teenage angst - made it to competition at the Cannes Film Festival in the category for emerging directors. Three years after the success of that movie, ...
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MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - American singer-songwriter Sixto "Sugar Man" Rodriguez, virtually unknown a few years ago, opened the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday, which American producer and its former co-director Quincy Jones calls the "Rolls Royce of music ...
Festival organizers said the 3D thriller starring Bullock and Clooney as astronauts cast adrift in space after disaster strikes their shuttle will kick off the festival on August 28. Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with Clooney as veteran ...
SEOUL (Reuters) - A trio of elite, but bumbling, North Korean spies has won the hearts of southern compatriots in a blockbuster South Korean film that views the tragedy of the divided peninsula through the unusual prism of comedy. The record-breaking success of "Secretly Greatly" - which ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Lone Ranger," Walt Disney Co's big-budget western starring Johnny Depp, performed below expectations on Wednesday night, raising the possibility that the movie could saddle the media giant with a loss on the film. The film, which cost an estimated $225 ...
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Ketevan Tsikhelashvili, deputy minister for reintegration in the Caucasus state bordering Russia, said the action was punishable but signaled he was unlikely to face arrest. "We think he does not know what's going on in Abkhazia," she said.
The World War Two veteran animated the opening sequence for the 1978 high school musical film "Grease" that starred John Travolta, and in a long career at Disney worked on much-loved characters Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck. Wilson, who honed his talent for cartoons while ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Steve Carell has inhabited many different roles, from a 40-year-old virgin, a bumbling office manager and a Vegas magician, but it is an evil villain in animated film "Despicable Me 2" where he finds a close connection as a real-life dad. Carell, 50, who appears ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lovable villain Gru is back as a doting father in "Despicable Me 2," but while he swaps his villainous world domination schemes for princess parties, his yellow, spiky-haired Minions rustle up trouble in the film. "Despicable Me 2," out in U.S. theaters ...
Brosnan, 60, who was the fifth actor to take on the role of the fictional British spy 007 in the James Bond movies, said his daughter died last Friday, leaving behind her husband and two children. Charlotte's mother was Brosnan's first wife, Australian actress Cassandra Harris, who died from the ...
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Palin, 70, a former member of the Monty Python comedy team, has concentrated his career in the past two decades on making TV travel documentaries such as "Around the World in 80 days" and "Pole to Pole". Britain's state broadcaster, the BBC, said on Tuesday that Palin was one ...
(Reuters) - PBS talk show host Charlie Rose and his production company will pay roughly $110,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by former unpaid interns, under an agreement approved by a New York state judge. The victory, another win on the wages front for interns, comes amid a wave of lawsuits that ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When the western television series "The Lone Ranger" first rode into U.S. homes in 1949, the masked man was the dashing, charming hero and the Native American Tonto his loyal sidekick. When the movie opens in U.S. theaters on Wednesday, it will be Tonto who takes ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony, which is studying a partial spinoff of its studio at the urging of major shareholder Daniel Loeb, suffered its second box office misfire of the summer season when its action movie "White House Down" opened with ticket sales below industry ...
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(Reuters) - Animated prequel "Monsters University" took home its second U.S. and Canadian box office title with $46.2 million in ticket sales over the weekend, fending off a red-hot debut from Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in female buddy comedy "The Heat." Outpacing ...
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MIAMI (Reuters) - Third-generation oceanographer Fabien Cousteau will attempt to spend a record 31 days living and working underwater in a bus-sized laboratory submerged in the warm, turquoise Atlantic off the Florida Keys. If he succeeds he will beat the 30-day underwater living record set 50 ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor-director Adrian Grenier is best known as the charismatic lead star of HBO's film industry satire "Entourage," but behind the camera, the actor has found an edgier way to explore real-life issues, including producing a mock tutorial-style documentary on the ...
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The "Terminator" franchise about an assassin cyborg portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger has grossed more than $1 billion over three films since it debuted in 1984. It is unknown if Schwarzenegger, 65, will reprise his most famous role.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actresses Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are mounting a challenge to this summer's male-dominated comedies with their buddy cop comedy "The Heat" opening at movie theaters on Friday. The R-rated comedic offerings at the summer box office have so far included ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fellow actors mourned James Gandolfini as a great craftsman and a warm and generous man at a his funeral on Thursday, a week after the 51-year-old star of the HBO television show "The Sopranos" died of a heart attack while visiting Rome. "Sopranos" creator ...
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Etheridge, 52, came out in 1993 and was an early and prominent gay rights advocate in the entertainment industry. "I look forward to exercising my American civil liberties and getting fully, completely and legally married this year to my true love of over three years, Linda Wallem," ...
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The Breitling Top Time, worn by actor Sean Connery during 007's mission to find stolen atomic bombs the 1965 movie "Thunderball", was estimated to sell for between 40,000 and 60,000 pounds. Auction house Christie's said this was the first watch to be modified by the Q branch in the Bond ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At 85, Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau is writing his memoirs, teaching at the famed Actor's Studio, and will soon appear on TV as octogenarian oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall who married the late Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith. Landau, who won an Oscar in 1994 for his ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - Glastonbury, the world's largest music festival known for megastars and mud, opened its gates on Wednesday to 135,000 fans with the Rolling Stones and more than 2,000 other acts set to perform at the sprawling, five-day event. Now in its fifth decade, Glastonbury has grown from ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - After two years as a runner-up, Oprah Winfrey was named the most powerful celebrity on Wednesday by Forbes, heading the six women and four men who make up the top 10. It was the fifth time the former talk show host who runs her own TV network has headed the annual ranking of ...
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"James Gandolfini was a consummate actor who brought individuality to each role and inspired a true connection with the audience," Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, said in a statement. "Whether on screen or on the Broadway stage, he made every role ...
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The 64-year-old star of films such as "Green Card" and "Cyrano de Bergerac" was unhurt and posed for photos with Russian traffic police in footage shown by tabloid portal Lifenews.ru. Depardieu, who was granted Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin in January after ...
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Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, who was at the wedding on Saturday, tweeted a picture of Lucas in white tie with a white flower on his label and his bride in a white dress with a veil. "The visionary "Star Wars" filmmaker wed the Ariel Investments president before an ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Film director Roland Emmerich has made obliterating the White House a trademark in his apocalyptic blockbusters and true to form, he ravages it in spectacular fashion with a terrorist attack in "White House Down," opening in theaters on Friday. "White House ...
The Writer's Guild, of which Matheson was a member, did not announce where or when the author died nor a cause of death. Matheson, who was born in Allendale, New Jersey, in 1926 and raised in Brooklyn, New York, first began publishing science-fiction and horror stories in the 1950s.
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Comedic actor Carrey, 51, said on Twitter that the December shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, had changed his mind about the violent superhero film that is due to open in theaters in August. "I did Kickass a month b4 (before) Sandy Hook and now in all good ...
The three-minute short co-produced by Melbourne private rail service Metro Trains to teach people to be careful around trains, 'Dumb Ways to Die', has notched up more than 50 million views on YouTube since its release in November 2012, sparked hundreds of parodies and even become a smartphone ...
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(Reuters) - "Monsters University," the prequel to Pixar's 2001 animated blockbuster "Monsters, Inc.," scared up $82 million in weekend ticket sales to easily outdistance the week's other new movie, the big-budget apocalyptic thriller "World War Z," which came in with ...
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The 64-year-old star of films such as Green Card and Cyrano de Bergerac was not in the Paris court to hear its decision to suspend his driving license and fine him 4,000 euros ($5,300). Drink-driving can be punishable by up to two years' jail. The flamboyant actor, who owns a vineyard in the Loire ...
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ROME (Reuters) - James Gandolfini, star of the U.S. Emmy-winning series The Sopranos, had a "wonderful" last day on holiday with his son before dying of a heart attack in Italy, a family friend said on Friday. Michael Kobold told journalists an autopsy on Friday morning showed Gandolfini ...
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Lopez, a New York City-native born to Puerto Rican parents, gave an emotional speech to the crowd gathered to see her receive the terrazzo and brass star along Hollywood Boulevard, saying she was overwhelmed. "This all feels, I don't know, kind of surreal, but so real. It's awesome," ...
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Downey, 48, was one of the main stars of the 2012 all-star superhero film "The Avengers," which united Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor and the Black Widow. "The Avengers," made by Walt Disney Co's Marvel Studios, became the third highest-grossing film of all time, ...
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Rodenberry's cremated remains, along with those of his wife, Majel, and actor James Doohan, who played starship engineer Scotty in the original 1960s "Star Trek" series, will be launched into deep space in November 2014 by the memorial spaceflight company Celestis. They will be part of a ...
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(Reuters) - A spike in sales of "The Sopranos" DVDs, downloads and merchandise based on the mafia series following star James Gandolfini's death may only be short-lived and likely won't provide much of a windfall for HBO and its parent Time Warner Inc. Sales of DVDs on the retail site ...
News of Taylor-Johnson's appointment came from the British author who became the publishing sensation of 2012 when her erotic trilogy sold more than 70 million copies worldwide. "I'm delighted & thrilled to let you guys know that Sam Taylor-Johnson has agreed to direct the film of Fifty ...
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"People are social animals and I don't think they want to be chained to their couches, mobile devices and tablets. They want to go out," Richard Gelfond, chief executive of Canada-based Imax, told the annual President's Conference in Israel on Thursday. "They recognize the fact that ...
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LOS ANGELES/ROME (Reuters) - Doctors at a Rome hospital battled for 40 minutes to try to save the life of James Gandolfini, best known for his Emmy-winning role as a mob boss in the TV series "The Sopranos," before pronouncing him dead, the emergency room chief said on ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - He may now be a doting dad marketing a range of jams and jellies, but Steve Carell's Gru character in the sequel to the animated supervillain children's comedy "Despicable Me" still longs for a little bit of the old criminal fun. Gru's redemption, in the form of his ...
"Maggot Moon" by Sally Gardner outshone Booker prize-winner Roddy Doyle to win the Carnegie medal for a book starring dyslexic hero Standish, who takes on a sinister dictatorship while friends and family disappear. Levi Pinfold won the Kate Greenaway award for his illustrations in ...
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LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Daniel Radcliffe won plaudits this week for a new stage role as a bullied Irish cripple that takes him a critical step further away from his days as boy wizard Harry Potter. In his third foray onto the stage in six years, Radcliffe adopts an Irish accent to play ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - British actress Gemma Arterton does not need to worry about typecasting with roles ranging from a fairy tale character and literary heroines to MI6 agent Strawberry Fields in the 2008 James Bond film "Quantum of Solace." In "Unfinished Song," a comedy-drama ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One-eyed green monster Mike Wazowski and his giant blue, furry friend James P. "Sully" Sullivan go back in time as "scaring" students in "Monsters University," as Walt Disney Co.'s Pixar Animation Studios pins its hopes for a blockbuster on the ...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of U.S. business groups on Tuesday demanded President Barack Obama's administration increase pressure on India to change trade policies that they said threaten U.S. exports, jobs and innovation. The move comes as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to ...
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(Reuters) - A stunt double for Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has sued News Corp over allegations its British newspapers hacked her phone, the first lawsuit in the United States against the company since the scandal broke two years ago. The lawsuit, filed on June 13 by professional stunt ...
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Statham, 45, walked the red carpet with his supermodel girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in London's Leicester Square on Monday for the world premiere of "Hummingbird" in which he plays an ex-soldier living on the streets in London. As Joey Jones, he becomes the macho enforcer for the ...
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DreamWorks said the deal, which involves 300 hours of new programing, is a cornerstone of a major initiative to expand its television production and distribution. The agreement is Netflix's largest for original programing, the companies said in a statement.
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(Reuters) - "Man of Steel," the big-budget reboot of the Superman franchise, leaped over the apocalyptic buddy comedy "This is the End," collecting a muscular $113.1 million to lead the domestic box office with the year's second-largest debut weekend and the biggest June ...
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"We cannot afford to sit back and watch as India adopts policies that adversely impact U.S. innovative and creative industries, and threaten the greater stability of the international trading system," the top Democrat and Republican on the panel said in a letter. It was latest sign of ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger appear in the new film "Twenty Feet from Stardom," but only to shine the spotlight on the unsung backup singers who make them sound even better. Opening in New York and Los Angeles on Friday and expanding across the United States in ...
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MUMBAI (Reuters) - It's a good time to be Vidya Balan. Indian cinema turned 100 this year and the versatile actress has emerged as the face of Bollywood, earning a spot in an elite nine-member Cannes festival jury headed by filmmaker Steven Spielberg. The 35-year-old actress has picked her way ...
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'Macbeth' will be directed by Jack O'Brien, who helmed the acclaimed 2006-2007 production of Tom Stopper's 'The Coast of Utopia' trilogy winning a Tony award, and for which Hawke received a best actor nomination. Opening night is set for November 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The bloody ...
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MUMBAI (Reuters) - Bollywood actor Suraj Pancholi who was arrested after the suicide of his actress girlfriend Jiah Khan will spend at least another week in jail after a Mumbai court on Friday adjourned his bail hearing until June 21. Pancholi, 22, the son of Bollywood acting couple Aditya ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Man of Steel," the latest iteration of the Superman series, lands on the big screen on Friday with the hopes that the dark, action-heavy film can revive the classic comic book superhero as a Hollywood franchise. But director Zack Snyder, who is best known for ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - No one has more riding on the outcome of the summer movie season than Thomas Tull, the former investment banker-turned-head of Legendary Pictures and a producer of this weekend's heavily hyped "Man of Steel." Tull, the financier with a penchant for comic books who ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar's latest film "I'm So Excited!" is a raunchy screwball comedy that the Oscar-winning director said marks a return to his roots as a satirist even as it delivers biting commentary on modern-day Spain. The Spanish-language movie, ...
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MANILA (Reuters) - They first gained fame on YouTube, dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller". Now, the orange-uniformed men at a central Philippine jail make their big screen debut in a movie about prison reforms. The 98-minute movie, "Dance of the Steel Bars", was shot at the ...
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Attenborough, 87, known for his wildlife documentaries, earlier this month cancelled his speaking tour "A Life On Earth" to Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne to undergo emergency surgery. Less than two weeks after having a pacemaker inserted, Attenborough said he was on the ...
The identity of the buyer in the online auction, which ended Tuesday, was not disclosed. The comic book, Action Comics No. 1 from June 1938, was the first appearance of the all-American superhero by writer Jerry Siegel and illustrator Joe Shuster. It had been estimated to sell for about $100,000, ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's summer music festival season kicks off this week with a line-up ranging from the Rolling Stones to Beyonce to exiled Tibetan monks designed to attract the modern festival-goer - a 36-year-old with a well-padded wallet. Music festivals have become an integral part of ...
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MUMBAI (Reuters) - Two Bollywood families have broken their silences over the suicide of starlet Jiah Khan after police arrested actor Suraj Pancholi in connection with his girlfriend's death last week. Pancholi was arrested on Monday after Khan's mother, the 1980s actress Rabia Khan, made public ...
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - John Krasinski is best known for playing the handsome, affable salesman Jim Halpert on the hit TV series "The Office," but that could change as the versatile actor tackles new projects, including writing two new scripts. The Massachusetts native will appear on the ...
LONDON (Reuters) - A British writer whose debut novel about mothers at the school gate sparked a seven-way bidding war between publishers has attributed the overnight success of her book to striking a chord with women used to negotiating the politics of female groups. The hype around "The ...
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Seth Rogen and writer-producer Evan Goldberg, known for R-rated stoner comedies such as "Superbad" and "Pineapple Express," make their debut as directors this week with "This Is the End." Rogen, 31, and Goldberg, 30, told Reuters that ...