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From ‘Bates Motel’ to ‘Ouija,’ Olivia Cooke finds breakout in horror

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Sitting in a palm-tree lined cemetery in Hollywood promoting her latest film, “Bates Motel” actress Olivia Cooke says the impact of working in the horror genre has left her emotions on edge. “Recently I did a … Continue reading

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Matthew McConaughey enjoying his ‘Interstellar’ career heights

KILLEEN Texas (Reuters) – Matthew McConaughey’s upcoming film about a journey beyond the stars may as well be about the Texas actor’s own stratospheric career these days. From winning his best actor Oscar in March for “Dallas Buyers Club” to … Continue reading

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‘American Idol’ singer Clay Aiken seeks win in first political bid

ASHEBORO N.C. (Reuters) – “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken is back on tour. This time he is trying to win over North Carolina voters with his political chops rather than his voice, and he has less than two weeks left … Continue reading

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Actor Keanu Reeves returns to the dark side in ‘John Wick’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Actor Keanu Reeves travels to a murky underworld in the action thriller, “John Wick,” playing a grieving husband and retired assassin, who reverts to being a killing machine to avenge the wrongs done to him by … Continue reading

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Book Talk: Richard Branson on leadership, telling stories

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson is best known for starting and operating business ventures under the Virgin Group, but he is also a prolific author. His autobiography, “Losing My Virginity,” is a best seller, and many other books by the long-haired businessman … Continue reading

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Keira Knightley to appear on Broadway in 2015 in ‘Therese Raquin’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – British actress Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut next year in a new adaptation of “Therese Raquin,” based on the novel by Emile Zola. Knightley, who was nominated for a best actress Oscar in 2006 … Continue reading

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Book Talk: Women in Afghanistan, through a looking glass

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – When Swedish journalist Jenny Nordberg visited the home of an Afghan parliamentarian, she was surprised to hear one of the politician’s daughters declare of another child she had assumed was her six-year-old brother: “It’s true, he is … Continue reading

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‘Jersey Shore’ star pleads not guilty to tax fraud, trial set

(Reuters) – Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, a former cast member of the MTV reality show “Jersey Shore,” pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal tax fraud charges. Sorrentino entered his formal plea to four criminal counts before U.S. District Judge … Continue reading

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‘Fraggle Rock’ actor Gerard Parkes dies at age 90

(Reuters) – Gerard Parkes, the Irish-Canadian actor best known for his roles on the Muppets’ “Fraggle Rock” and crime film “The Boondock Saints,” has died, his agent said on Tuesday. The actor died at a retirement home in Toronto on … Continue reading

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Popular Mexican musician shot dead in cartel-riddled northwest

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A member of Banda el Recodo, a traditional Mexican band also popular in the United States, was found dead from a gunshot to the neck on Wednesday in the northwestern Mexican resort city of Mazatlan, the … Continue reading

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