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A Minute With: Jane Fonda on learning from the young comic set

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Jane Fonda says one of the blessings of growing older is that “you learn what you can and can’t do” and she freely admits she doesn’t have what it takes to do comedy improv. Fonda … Continue reading

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The horror of genocide needs to be shown: UK film director

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The surviving prisoners didn’t know what to expect when British troops entered the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen in northwest Germany on April 15, 1945. Nor did the soldiers – until the sight of the … Continue reading

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Critics enamored with Broadway revival of ‘Love Letters’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – In an age of instant messaging, digital communication and fleeting relationships, the revival of “Love Letters,” a play about an enduring friendship recorded with pen and paper, is still capturing hearts on Broadway. A.R. Gurney’s play … Continue reading

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Angelina Jolie surgery sparks surge in female cancer tests: study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Hollywood star Angelina Jolie’s decision to make public her double mastectomy more than doubled the number of women in Britain seeking to have genetic breast cancer tests, according to a study released on Friday. Jolie, … Continue reading

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Angelina Jolie to direct Richard Leakey biopic ‘Africa’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie has been hired to direct “Africa,” a feature film about paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey and his campaign against ivory poachers that threaten Africa’s elephants. The film, Jolie’s fourth directorial effort, … Continue reading

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White House anti-assault campaign uses stars, sports to reach campuses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who have long talked about the need to curb sexual assault at universities, got some help on Friday from the people many young adults actually listen to: celebrities … Continue reading

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David Bowie exhibition lands in Chicago for only U.S. visit

CHICAGO (Reuters) – David Bowie has been best-known throughout his five-decade career as a prolific musician and songwriter, with hits like “Changes” and “Space Oddity” in constant radio circulation. But he is also an actor and artist who helped design … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley provocateur Thiel takes on ‘many-sided mediocrity’

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Forget striving for a well-rounded resume. According to a new book from Peter Thiel, the investor and PayPal co-founder, well-roundedness amounts to “many-sided mediocrity.” Instead, his “Zero to One” urges entrepreneurs to “focus relentlessly on one … Continue reading

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Exhibition explores ideology, consequences of Hitler’s plans to rebuild Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) – Adolf Hitler’s utopian plans to rebuild Berlin on a monumental scale were never realized, but the preparations that got under way involved demolitions and the use of slave labor – the victims mainly Jewish, as a new … Continue reading

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Daughter of comedian Joan Rivers thanks fans for support, kindness

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Melissa Rivers, the only daughter of legendary comedian Joan Rivers, who died two weeks ago following complications from an outpatient throat procedure, said her mother would have been overwhelmed by the depth of love people have … Continue reading

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