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Polish court adjourns Polanski extradition case until mid-September

WARSAW A Polish court on Friday adjourned until mid-September a hearing on whether to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski to the United States over a 1977 child sex crime conviction. The date of the next hearing will be set later, judge … Continue reading

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Cannes is still big for film deals as well as stars

LONDON Fashion designer and director Tom Ford whisked into Cannes and a roomful of potential investors in his latest movie, who were treated to spritzes of one of his perfumes. He waltzed back out again with, according to trade media, … Continue reading

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A Minute With: George Clooney on ‘Tomorrowland’ and yelling at kids

LOS ANGELES When actor George Clooney was handed a script to play an angry, 55-year-old man in the Walt Disney Co film “Tomorrowland,” his first thought was, “Why did you write that for me?” Clooney, 54, is known for portraying … Continue reading

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Singer Akon launches academy to help Africans harness the sunshine

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Senegalese-American singer Akon, whose Akon Lighting Africa initiative aims to bring electricity to some of the 600 million Africans who lack it, announced on Thursday the launch of a new “Solar Academy” for the continent. … Continue reading

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Woman warrior in ‘The Assassin’ slays Cannes, wins over critics

CANNES, France Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien said on Thursday he had not wanted to make the customary kickfest-style martial arts movie, and “Nie Yinniang” (The Assassin) shown in competition at Cannes is anything but. It stars Taiwan-born Shu Qi in … Continue reading

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James Patterson’s ’14th Deadly Sin’ holds firm atop bestsellers list

NEW YORK The newest novel in James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series, “14th Deadly Sin,” retained the No. 1 spot on the U.S. bestsellers list on Thursday for the second consecutive week. Data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers … Continue reading

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American-made Cannes film ‘Krisha’ is real family affair

CANNES, France When American director Trey Edward Shults decided to direct his first feature film, he turned to those he could most rely on to get it made: his family.     “Krisha”, shown at the Cannes festival, is based … Continue reading

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‘Pitch Perfect 2′ hits high note on Billboard 200 after film debut

LOS ANGELES The soundtrack for song-infused comedy “Pitch Perfect 2″ debuted atop the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday after the sequel conquered the box office last weekend. “Pitch Perfect 2,” featuring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson as the … Continue reading

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B.B. King to be buried in Mississippi hometown next week

GREENWOOD, Miss. Legendary blues man B.B. King will be buried on Saturday, May 30 on the grounds of a museum dedicated to his life in Indianola, a small Mississippi Delta town where his career began. A funeral procession will take … Continue reading

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‘Mad Men’ creator muses on series and that Coca-Cola commercial

NEW YORK “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner offered insights in the creation of his acclaimed television drama about the dark side of advertising in the 1960s and explained the significance of the Coca-Cola ad that ended the series on Sunday. … Continue reading

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