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Venice film fest puts hard-hitting global issues on screen

VENICE (Reuters) – The Venice Film Festival has earned a reputation over the decades for tackling controversial political and social issues head on, and this year has been no exception. German-born Turkish director Fatih Akin’s “The Cut”, shown on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Pacino says crowds charge his batteries at Venice fest

VENICE (Reuters) – Al Pacino stars in two movies shown at the 71st Venice Film Festival, which meant he had to do a double round of media events, but the 74-year-old said he drew energy from the crowds that turned … Continue reading

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ wins weekend, tops this year’s box office universe

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The “Guardians of the Galaxy” misfits reached a new box office stratosphere over the U.S. Labor Day weekend, soaring past fellow Marvel hero “Captain America” to become the highest-grossing domestic movie of 2014. “Guardians” rang … Continue reading

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Pacino plays depressed men – twice

VENICE (Reuters) – Al Pacino fended off suggestions on Saturday that because he plays depressed characters in two movies shown at the Venice Film Festival he must have a special affinity for such roles. The “Godfather” star, who is 74, … Continue reading

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Bogdanovich’s ‘She’s Funny That Way’ milks laughs in Venice

VENICE (Reuters) – A madcap New York drawing-room comedy that played out like a classic Hollywood farce saw “The Last Picture Show” director Peter Bogdanovich in sharp comedic form at the Venice Film Festival on Friday. In “She’s Funny That … Continue reading

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Comedian Joan Rivers remains in serious condition at N.Y. hospital

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Comedian Joan Rivers was in serious condition on Friday at a New York hospital a day after she was admitted suffering cardiac arrest when her breathing stopped during a vocal cord procedure, her family and hospital … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus’ MTV awards date turns himself in on probation violation

(Reuters) – A homeless man who was chosen by Miley Cyrus to accept her MTV Music Video Award on Sunday has turned himself in on a probation violation and was free after posting bail, authorities in Oregon said on Friday. … Continue reading

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R&B singer CeeLo Green pleads no contest to ecstasy charge

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Grammy-winning RB singer and former “The Voice” judge CeeLo Green pleaded no contest on Friday to giving a woman the drug ecstasy in 2012. Green, 39, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, was charged last … Continue reading

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Jennifer Aniston on being a ‘badass’ after ‘Friends’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – After playing sitcom sweetheart Rachel Green in long-running television comedy “Friends” for 10 years, Jennifer Aniston has spent the last decade looking for roles where she can “kick some ass.” In “Life of Crime,” out in … Continue reading

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Director Martin Scorsese in early stages of Ramones movie project

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Veteran filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be tapping into rock history with his next project, a movie on punk rockers the Ramones, his spokeswoman said on Friday. Scorsese, 71, who won a best director Oscar in 2007 … Continue reading

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