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Amazon grabs rights to stream older HBO shows

(Reuters) – Amazon.com’s streaming video service will offer some older shows from premium-cable channel HBO starting next month, a deal that intensifies both companies’ competition with subscription-video service Netflix. This is the first time HBO, owned by Time Warner Inc, … Continue reading

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Netflix to debut an original Spanish-language series in 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Netflix Inc on Wednesday announced its first original Spanish-language television series, a bid by the video-streaming company to attract subscribers in Latin America and Spanish speakers in the United States Netflix said the series, a 13-episode … Continue reading

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‘The Other Woman’ serves up revenge in comic female fantasy

(Note: Please be advised that paragraphs 15 and 17 contain language that may offend some readers) By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “The Other Woman” is a somewhat rare species in today’s film fauna – a comedy by women, … Continue reading

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AOL, Microsoft lure advertisers with TV-style shows

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Technology powerhouses like Microsoft Corp and AOL Inc are flexing their muscles as storytellers, parading TV network-style shows before advertisers at an annual digital content showcase in New York next week. With an eye on … Continue reading

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Composer Tavener to mix with Pet Shop Boys at BBC Proms festival

LONDON (Reuters) – Premieres of two pieces by Britain’s late mystical religious composer John Tavener and a staging of the classic musical “Kiss Me Kate” were among the highlights announced on Thursday for the BBC Proms, one of the world’s … Continue reading

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Peru’s Vargas Llosa to take secret of Garcia Marquez spat to grave

CARACAS (Reuters) – Peruvian author and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa vowed on Thursday to honor until death a pact with his late Colombian counterpart Gabriel Garcia Marquez not to reveal the mystery of their famous decades-old enmity. The two … Continue reading

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Jodie Foster marries girlfriend Alexandra Hedison

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend, the photographer Alexandra Hedison, a representative for the Oscar-winning actress said on Wednesday. E! News, which first reported the marriage, said the couple wed over the past weekend. The notoriously … Continue reading

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Contestant of ABC TV’s ‘The Bachelorette’ dies in Utah accident

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A contestant on the upcoming season of ABC’s reality TV show “The Bachelorette” has died, the program’s producers said on Wednesday. Eric Hill had been in a coma after suffering injuries in a paragliding accident in … Continue reading

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A Minute With: Sam Claflin on horror, heroes and ‘Hunger Games’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Sam Claflin has fought pirates, fallen in love with Snow White and participated in a “Hunger Games” battle-to-the-death, but in his latest film, the British actor takes on the frightening consequences of the supernatural. “The Quiet … Continue reading

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‘Frozen’ soundtrack notches biggest sales week, tops Billboard

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The soundtrack for Disney’s hit film “Frozen” notched its 11th nonconsecutive week at the top spot of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, earning its best sales week and becoming the animated-film soundtrack with the … Continue reading

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