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Slipknot tops Billboard album chart as Swift eyes big debut

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Heavy metal rockers Slipknot took the lead on the weekly U.S. Billboard chart on Wednesday, a week ahead of Taylor Swift’s projected year’s biggest album opening. “5: The Gray Chapter,” the second chart-topping record for Iowa-based … Continue reading

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Coen Brothers tap Clooney, Johansson for all-star studio comedy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen will turn their wit on the complex workings of Hollywood’s studios in a comedy featuring George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, Universal Pictures said on Wednesday. “Hail, Caesar!,” scheduled … Continue reading

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Rap’s Suge Knight, comedian Katt Williams arrested in robbery case

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hip-hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of stealing a camera from a celebrity photographer in Beverly Hills last month, the Los Angeles County District attorney said on … Continue reading

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Indian film-maker hopes to take gay issues out of the closet

MUMBAI (Reuters) – An Indian director is hoping her new film will throw a spotlight on gay rights in a country where homosexuality remains taboo and little progress has been made on repealing a colonial-era law banning gay sex. “Margarita, … Continue reading

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A Minute With: Sean Hannity on ‘disconcerting’ election, matchmaking

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Sean Hannity, the longtime Fox News Channel anchor and strong voice for American conservatives, is used to taking criticism from all comers, but it was his own unhappiness with his flabby self last year that pushed … Continue reading

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War reporter-turned movie maker turns camera on Egyptian slums

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – After working as a war cameraman for 18 years, getting injured twice along the way, Egyptian journalist Ibrahim al Batout decided to get away from the real-life violence and make movies. But his latest venture “El … Continue reading

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Rocker Phil Collins brings Alamo collection ‘back home’ to Texas

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – British rock legend Phil Collins brought his massive collection of Alamo artifacts on Tuesday to the San Antonio site those in the Lone Star State call the “Shrine of Texas Liberty” for a museum that will … Continue reading

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‘House of Cards’ actress Elizabeth Norment dies at age 61

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Elizabeth Norment, the American actress best known for her role on the Netflix political series “House of Cards,” has died at the age of 61. The actress passed away on Oct. 13 at Memorial Sloan Kettering … Continue reading

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Marvel expands with Dr. Strange, female Captain Marvel films

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Marvel cinematic universe is expanding with new characters Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Captain Marvel, who will be the first female superhero to anchor her own Marvel film, the Walt Disney Co-owned studio said on … Continue reading

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Jake Gyllenhaal prowls wild side in LA thriller ‘Nightcrawler’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – He’s a coyote, a starving coyote. Actually, he’s a television reporter hankering for more blood and guts than anyone else. He’s another deeply disturbing character for Jake Gyllenhaal. In the new crime thriller “Nightcrawler,” Gyllenhaal plays … Continue reading

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