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Entertainment › Sony exec pokes fun at Netflix at 'Blade Runner 2049' preview

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Sony movies chief Tom Rothman quipped "Netflix my ass" on Monday as he presented new footage from "Blade Runner 2049," showing a more dystopian and dark movie than the original. The studio boss took a swipe at the internet streamer at a sneak preview of the sequel to Ridley Scott's…
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Entertainment › Charlize Theron joins 'Fast and Furious' series

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:23
Fast car chases, daring stunts and explosions return to the big screen in the eighth instalment of the "Fast and Furious" racing film franchise and Oscar winner Charlize Theron joins the cast with her own "badass jet." "The Fate of the Furious" sees lead character Dominic Toretto, played by Vin…
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Entertainment › Paul McCartney making album with Adele producer

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:47
Paul McCartney has revealed that he is working on a new album with the producer best known for Adele's blockbuster hit "Hello." The Beatles legend said in a radio interview that he was "in the middle" of the new album, his first since 2013. McCartney said he was collaborating with…
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Entertainment › Mother gearing up to open sole cinema on Sado Island

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 21:18
A mother who relocated to Sado Island off the Sea of Japan coast is preparing to open the sole movie theater there, hoping to introduce both classic and modern masterpieces as well as footage of the Niigata island's traditional performing arts. The weekend cinema cafe, named "Gashimacinema," to be launched…
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Entertainment › Tears and laughter for Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 01:02
Friends, family and hundreds of wellwishers gathered in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday to celebrate the lives of beloved celebrity mother and daughter Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. Comedy actor Dan Aykroyd and singer James Blunt were among the stars who made their way to the Forest Lawn cemetery, where…
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Entertainment › World Order’s 'Singularity' raises profile of singular girls group

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 21:00
Music group World Order isn’t only known for their robotic dancing and electronic beats. Their act can also be delightfully comedic when employed in the right situations, usually during their publicly shot music videos set around the world. Seeing the group pump their arms and “walk” by popular destinations is…
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Entertainment › Netflix releases first trailer for its live-action American adaptation of anime 'Death Note'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:54
Next week, the long-anticipated, much-discussed Hollywood live-action version of "Ghost in the Shell" finally makes its debut at theaters in the U.S. But that’s not the only feature-length reimagining of an internationally beloved anime/manga franchise coming this year. In late summer, video streaming service Netflix will at long last be…
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Entertainment › Movies draw record $38.6 bil at global box office in 2016

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:31
The global box office for films took in a record $38.6 billion last year, industry figures show, although receipts outside North America declined for the first time in 12 years as the Chinese market slowed. The worldwide figure, bolstered by globe-striding behemoths like "Captain America: Civil War" and "Rogue One:…
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Entertainment › Idina Menzel happy to 'Let It Go' for world tour

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 21:18
Broadway star Idina Menzel says she has not yet grown tired of singing her big hit "Let It Go," even as she embarks on a 50-city world tour. Menzel, the star of musicals "Wicked" and "Rent," said she gets to see new nuances in the Oscar-winning theme song from Disney's…
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Entertainment › Japan's oldest porn queen retires -- at 80

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 21:18
After a decade of peeling off for X-rated movies, a Japanese porn actress famous for being the country's oldest has called it quits -- at the ripe old age of 80. Maori Tezuka, a former opera singer who made her debut in Japan's flourishing "silver porn" industry at a sprightly…
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Entertainment › 'I Am Not Madame Bovary' wins best film at Asian Film Awards

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 17:06
Chinese film "I Am Not Madame Bovary" took home three awards at the 11th Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong on Tuesday, winning best film, best cinematographer and best actress. Winner Fan Bingbing, who plays a woman accused of adultery, said it was her favourite role to date. "Even though…
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Entertainment › 'Sesame Street' to tackle autism with new muppet

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 21:14
"Sesame Street" has often experimented with new ways of teaching children about social issues as well as their ABCs since its launch nearly 50 years ago. Now it's taking on a new challenge: autism. The groundbreaking public television children's program is introducing a new character, a muppet named Julia who…
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Entertainment › 1966 Pink Floyd recording to be released for first time

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 21:08
Legendary British rock band Pink Floyd will next month put out a track that has never before been released since it was recorded in 1966, record company Legacy Recordings announced on Monday. Out on April 15 ahead of Record Store Day a week later, the instrumental 14-minute, 57-second version of…
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Entertainment › Anime voice actress Maaya Sakamoto covers Katy Perry’s 'Firework' in spectacular fashion

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 21:25
Many anime voice actors and actresses pull double duty by contributing vocals to the production’s associated collection of songs. Often, though, the major appeal of their singing stems from the goodwill fans feel towards the characters they portray, an so the less-than-stellar technical aspects of their musical performance get smoothed…
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Entertainment › Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 02:20
Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday at his home west of St. Louis. He was 90. Emergency responders summoned to Berry's residence by…
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Entertainment › Selena Gomez reveals Instagram addiction, low self-esteem

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 18:42
Pop star Selena Gomez said she canceled her world tour last year and went to therapy because she was depressed, anxious and "my self-esteem was shot." Gomez, 24, who has more than 113 million Instagram followers, also said in an interview published on Thursday that she was freaked out by…
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Entertainment › 'Matrix' reboot? Some say studio should choose another pill

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 20:16
A reboot of "The Matrix" is said to be the works, but many fans would rather see Warner Bros choose a different pill. The Hollywood Reporter reported that Warner Bros is developing a relaunch of the 1999 film, which spawned two far less beloved sequels. Any new "Matrix" film is…
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Entertainment › X Japan's Yoshiki talks of new album, new film and exorcising old demons

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 21:18
"People say 'rock is dead.' It's not dead. I think it's about to come back -- as long as there are some people like me, somebody crazy, still doing it." Fresh from a live show at London's Wembley Arena, and days after the release in Japan of a documentary charting…
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Entertainment › 'Saturday Night Live' to air live to all, not taped for some

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 18:05
After 42 seasons, "Saturday Night Live" is trying something new: airing live to everybody. For the first time, "SNL" will broadcast live simultaneously across the U.S. for its final four shows of the season, NBC announced Thursday. Until now, viewers in the Mountain and Pacific time zones have seen the…
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Entertainment › Paul McCartney should wait to get back Beatles songs, Sony/ATV says

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 21:10
Paul McCartney, who has waited decades to reclaim ownership of hundreds of the Beatles' songs, should wait a little longer rather than continue his U.S. lawsuit against Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, the defendant said. In a filing with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, a lawyer for Sony/ATV said the…
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