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Night at the museum: U.S. adults embrace art, science sleepovers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Kids have been sleeping overnight in museums across the country for years, dozing off among live sharks and dinosaur bones. Now adults are getting to join the fun. The American Museum of Natural History is hosting … Continue reading

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Paris porno cinema makes lone stand against the Web

PARIS (Reuters) – In a shabby cinema tucked away in a backstreet of central Paris, a crowd of aging devotees are putting up quiet resistance to the might of on-line pornography. Faced with the onslaught of the Web and its … Continue reading

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Verbier Festival draws the elites

VERBIER Switzerland (Reuters) – There are thousands of music festivals around Europe every summer, but only one lays claim to being held at the highest altitude and that’s the one in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier, sometimes called the … Continue reading

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Director Michael Bay extends deal with Paramount Pictures

(Reuters) – Viacom Inc’s unit, Paramount Pictures, said director and producer Michael Bay extended his first-look agreement with the studio by three years. The agreement with Bay’s production company Platinum Dunes starts immediately and was expanded to include Bay Films, … Continue reading

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Guitarist Dick Wagner, who played for Alice Cooper, dead at 71

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Rock guitarist Dick Wagner, whose prolific session work graced the albums of such acts as Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith during the 1970s, has died at age 71 in Arizona, his manager said on Thursday. … Continue reading

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‘Sharknado 2′ creates feeding frenzy on Twitter, record audience for Syfy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Flying sharks chomping through New York City drew a record audience for Syfy’s “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” and became the most tweeted-about TV movie on social media, the U.S. cable network said on Thursday. “Sharknado … Continue reading

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Allison Williams to star in NBC’s live ‘Peter Pan’ musical

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Allison Williams, who stars in the HBO comedy “Girls,” will play Peter Pan opposite Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in the TV musical special “Peter Pan Live! on NBC,” the television network said on Wednesday. The … Continue reading

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5 Seconds of Summer debut album tops Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Australian pop rock group 5 Seconds of Summer scored one of the year’s biggest debuts on the weekly Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday, cementing its status as the latest boy band to conquer the United States. … Continue reading

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Drew Barrymore’s half-sister found dead in car near San Diego

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore was found dead in her vehicle parked on a suburban San Diego street, the San Diego County Coroner said on Wednesday. Jessica Barrymore, 47, daughter of actor John Drew Barrymore, … Continue reading

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Book Talk: Paull’s ‘The Bees’ looks at life inside the hive

LONDON (Reuters) – Three years ago playwright Laline Paull began to notice bees in her garden in Sussex, southeast England. Her interest was inspired by the death of a beekeeping friend. “Angie had breast cancer, and she wasn’t going to … Continue reading

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