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‘American Ninja Warrior’ princess packs mental and physical punch

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When gymnast Kacy Catanzaro, the first woman to reach the finals of the “American Ninja Warrior” fitness TV competition show, faces an unfamiliar challenge she closes her eyes and pictures herself conquering it. The 5-foot (1.5-meter), … Continue reading

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‘Lucy’ box office bonanza lifts Besson fortune by $5 million

PARIS (Reuters) – French film director Luc Besson was over $5 million richer on Monday after his film “Lucy” starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered brain topped the North American box office at the weekend. Shares in … Continue reading

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Marvel cranks up sarcasm and 70s sound for ‘Guardians of Galaxy’

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 … Continue reading

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Holocaust victim, artist Charlotte Salomon’s life premieres as opera

SALZBURG Austria (Reuters) – The Berlin-born Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon left behind a body of watercolors and text she called “Life? or Theatre?” before she was killed at Auschwitz in 1943 at age 26, carrying her unborn child. Salomon’s life, … Continue reading

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Miami street artist sues American Eagle over ad campaign

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fearing a reputation as a corporate sellout, a rising star in Miami’s art scene is suing American Eagle Outfitters alleging it used his work in a global advertising campaign without permission. David Anasagasti, a street graffiti … Continue reading

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Dozens of ill Keith Urban fans treated at concert near Boston

BOSTON (Reuters) – Forty-six music fans were treated for mostly alcohol-related medical problems at Australian country singer Keith Urban’s concert outside Boston on Saturday night, local officials said. Fire and emergency medical personnel dealt with dozens of ill fans during … Continue reading

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From virtual reality to stars, five highlights from Comic-Con

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 … Continue reading

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Cheryl Cole seizes top spot in British singles chart

LONDON (Reuters) – English singer/songwriter Cheryl Cole took the top spot in Britain’s singles chart on Sunday with “Crazy Stupid Love”, notching up her fourth solo number one track, the Official Charts Company said. The single, which features rapper Tinie … Continue reading

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‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ beat expectations at weekend box offices

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 … Continue reading

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‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Batman v Superman’ take center stage at Comic Con

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 … Continue reading

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