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After actor’s death, ‘Furious 7′ director drives film to finish

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When his lead actor died suddenly, James Wan knew there was not another director who could give him advice on how to finish the film. Wan was in the midst of the punishing production of “Furious … Continue reading

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TV documentary probes mysteries, treatments, advances in cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters) – For documentary maker Ken Burns the film “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” has a special significance because the multiple Emmy award-winner’s mother died of the disease when he was a boy. Burns was 11 years … Continue reading

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Grandma Cissy prays for Bobbi Kristina but ‘not a great deal of hope’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cissy Houston, the grandmother of Bobbi Kristina Brown, who was found unresponsive in a bathtub in January, is praying for her recovery but she admitted there was little hope. In an interview with WBLS radio in … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey to wind up after sixth season, producer says

LONDON (Reuters) – The hugely popular British period drama “Downton Abbey” will wind up after a sixth season, its executive producer Gareth Neame said on Thursday, but he would not be drawn on how the show would end. “There’s so … Continue reading

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‘The Girl on the Train’ No. 1 on bestsellers list for ninth week

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Author Paula Hawkins’ debut thriller, “The Girl on the Train,” kept the top spot No. 1 on the U.S. bestsellers list for the ninth consecutive week on Thursday. Data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers … Continue reading

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Mulder and Scully return as Fox TV revives ‘The X-Files’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Cult television thriller “The X-Files” will return for a limited series with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their FBI agent roles, Fox Broadcasting network said on Tuesday. “The X-Files,” which premiered on Fox in 1993, … Continue reading

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Oak Ridge Boys, Browns, Grady Martin named country music inductees

NASHVILLE (Reuters) – The Oak Ridge Boys, Jim Ed Brown and the Browns, and the late guitarist Grady Martin were named on Wednesday as the 2015 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Singer Brenda Lee announced the artists … Continue reading

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Italy Bribesville TV drama seeks to emulate Gomorra success

ROME (Reuters) – An Italian TV drama launched this week aims to emulate the success of last year’s acclaimed mafia series Gomorra by recounting the corruption scandals of the early 1990s that brought down an entire political class. The series, … Continue reading

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Kendrick Lamar tops Billboard 200 for first time with new album

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rapper Kendrick Lamar topped the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday for the first time, as his latest album became the second biggest seller of the year so far. “To Pimp A Butterfly,” Lamar’s … Continue reading

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Broadway veteran Chita Rivera returns in new musical ‘The Visit’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Chita Rivera, the veteran stage star who shot to fame as Anita in the 1957 production of “West Side Story,” is returning to Broadway as the world’s wealthiest woman in the new musical “The Visit.” The … Continue reading

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