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‘Birdman’ takes lead as Oscar favorite with Producers Award

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Show business satire “Birdman” took the lead in what promises to be a competitive race for the best picture Oscar by winning the top award from Hollywood producers on Saturday. “Birdman” beat nine other films, including … Continue reading

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TV talk show pioneer and New York mainstay Joe Franklin dies at 88

(Reuters) – TV talk show pioneer Joe Franklin, who interviewed thousands of people from a dancing dentist to Academy Award winning actors in a far from glamorous New York studio has died at the age of 88, his long time … Continue reading

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Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ continues as U.S. box office juggernaut

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oscar-nominated war film “American Sniper” continued to punish the competition at U.S. and Canadian box offices over the weekend, selling a whopping $64.4 million in tickets, according to studio estimates. The film, directed by Clint Eastwood … Continue reading

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Mark Ronson achieves UK music charts double

LONDON (Reuters) – English DJ and producer Mark Ronson on Sunday became the first act of 2015 to top both the British singles and album charts at the same time, the Official Charts Company said. Ronson’s track “Uptown Funk”, featuring … Continue reading

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Group says ‘American Sniper’ film spurs threats against Muslims

CHICAGO (Reuters) – An Arab-American civil rights organization has asked “American Sniper” director Clint Eastwood and actor Bradley Cooper to denounce hateful language directed at U.S. Arabs and Muslims after the release of the film about a Navy marksman. The … Continue reading

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Actor Alec Baldwin to write memoir ‘Nevertheless’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Emmy-winning actor and reputed hothead Alec Baldwin is putting his actions into words. A memoir about his life, the ups and downs of his career and his struggles with addiction is due out next year, publisher … Continue reading

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And the winner is…’American Sniper': Reuters/Ipsos Oscars poll

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, “American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood’s portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner, according to the annual Reuters/Ipsos Oscars poll. The film starring … Continue reading

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Bradley Cooper to take Broadway’s ‘Elephant Man’ to London

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Best actor Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper and the cast of “The Elephant Man” will be taking the hit Broadway play about a severely deformed man in Victorian England to the London stage this summer. Cooper, 40, … Continue reading

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Pop newcomer Meghan Trainor belies being just the ‘Bass’ girl

LONDON (Reuters) – When her debut single “All About That Bass” topped charts in 58 countries last year, Meghan Trainor knew people were thinking of her as a “one-hit wonder” or simply the “Bass” girl. She knew it would be … Continue reading

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Martin Scorsese documentary on Bill Clinton shelved: NY Times

(Reuters) – A documentary on former President Bill Clinton by veteran director Martin Scorsese has been indefinitely shelved after the sides disagreed on control of the film, the New York Times reported on Thursday. The Times, citing unnamed people advised … Continue reading

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