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Maya Plisetskaya overcame terror legacy to redefine ballet

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Maya Plisetskaya, a star of Russia’s Bolshoi ballet who overcame a legacy of Stalinist oppression to redefine her art and be feted as the greatest ballerina of her generation, has died in Germany aged 89. Plisetskaya died … Continue reading

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New ‘Star Wars’ products to debut at Sept 4 global event

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Major retailers and Disney Stores around the world will start selling the first merchandise tied to the upcoming film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” during an event that will kick off just after midnight on Sept. … Continue reading

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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Scores Second Biggest Opening With $187.7 million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “Avengers: Age of Ultron” scored the second-biggest domestic opening in history this weekend, kicking off summer blockbuster season with a mammoth $187.7 million debut. Globally, the film is a juggernaut, pulling in an estimated $627 million … Continue reading

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Britain’s Blur claim sixth number one album with ‘The Magic Whip’

LONDON (Reuters) – British band Blur hit the top of the UK album chart on Sunday with “The Magic Whip”, the group’s first number one album in 12 years, the Official Charts Company said. Nearly 24 years since their debut … Continue reading

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Hollywood royalty ready for fighters to rumble

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – With security beefed up at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the rich and famous settled into their expensive seats shortly before the welterweight showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao began on Saturday. Tickets for … Continue reading

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Music streaming service Grooveshark shuts down to settle infringement

(Reuters) – Online music streaming service Grooveshark, admitting “very serious mistakes,” shut down its operations as part of a settlement with major record labels, joining the ranks of several now-defunct peers sued over copyright infringement. In a message posted to … Continue reading

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Witherspoon, Vergara team up in female-driven ‘Hot Pursuit’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon teams up with “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara in “Hot Pursuit”, a female-driven comedy directed, produced and led by a strong presence of women on set. Academy Award winner Witherspoon, also one … Continue reading

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British crime writer Ruth Rendell dies aged 85

LONDON (Reuters) – British crime writer Ruth Rendell, best known as the creator of Detective Chief Inspector Wexford, died in hospital on Saturday at the age of 85, her publisher said. Rendell, the author of more than 60 best-selling novels, … Continue reading

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Lesbian heroine, profane puppet make it on broad-minded Broadway

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A lesbian coming-out musical and a comedy about a teenager with an out-of-control, foul-mouthed sock puppet are proving that the off-kilter can kill it on Broadway and bring in a younger, edgier audience. “Fun Home,” adapted … Continue reading

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Soul singer Ben E. King, famous for song ‘Stand By Me,’ dies at 76

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Soul and RB singer Ben E. King, famous for his deep, velvety baritone voice and the classic hit song “Stand by Me,” died of natural causes in New Jersey at the age of 76, his representative … Continue reading

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