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Margaret Atwood's 'Alias Grace' adapted as Netflix series
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NEW YORK (AP) — Another Margaret Atwood novel is getting the Hollywood treatment, this time on Netflix. In "Alias Grace," a six-episode Netflix miniseries starring Sarah Gadon, an Irish immigrant working as a maid in Canada in the 1840s is accused of murdering her boss and his mistress. Her
Netflix says no more Kevin Spacey on 'House of Cards'
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix said Friday night that Kevin Spacey will no longer be a part of "House of Cards" and it's cutting all other ties with the actor after a series of allegations of sexual harassment and assault. "Netflix will not be involved with any further production of 'House of
New allegations leveled against actors Spacey, Piven
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood's widening sexual harassment crisis brought forth a second actor's allegation against Kevin Spacey on Tuesday, halted production on his Netflix series "House of Cards" and prompted CBS to check into an actress' claim she was groped by Jeremy Piven. Mexican actor
RedOne releases Latin-flavored 'Boom Boom' with Daddy Yankee
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NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning producer RedOne says that what the world needs now is positive music, and he's teamed up with Latin superstar Daddy Yankee to deliver it. RedOne on Friday released "Boom Boom," a new single featuring French Montana, Fifth Harmony's Dinah Jane and Daddy Yankee,
Inarritu's virtual reality installation given special Oscar
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alejandro G. Inarritu's groundbreaking virtual reality installation "CARNE y ARENA (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible)," will be awarded a special Oscar for its visionary and powerful storytelling. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Official: Actor Charlie Heaton denied US entry over drugs
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A law enforcement official says "Stranger Things" actor Charlie Heaton was denied entry into the U.S. last week after trace amounts of cocaine were found in his luggage when he arrived in Los Angeles. The official said Friday that a customs canine sniffed Heaton's luggage
Activist-vandal dyes water of Rome's Trevi Fountain red
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ROME (AP) — An Italian activist poured red dye into the Trevi Fountain on Thursday — 10 years after he pulled the same stunt vandalizing one of Rome's most famous monuments. Graziano Cecchini insisted that the dye wouldn't harm the fountain and was intended as a protest against Rome's
Clooney donates $1M to combat corruption in Africa
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NEW YORK (AP) — George Clooney has donated $1 million to combat war crimes and corruption in Africa. The Clooney Foundation for Justice on Wednesday announced the gift to the Sentry, an investigative initiative that Clooney co-founded to uncover the financial networks behind conflicts in
Blake Lively tackles blindness in new complex film role
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NEW YORK (AP) — To play a blind woman for her latest film role, Blake Lively took no short cuts into the darkness. The 30-year-old actress learned to use a walking cane, wore opaque contact lenses off-camera to better understand her character and learned how to navigate the main set without
Singer Tamar Braxton files for divorce from husband-manager
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NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer Tamar Braxton has filed to divorce her husband Vincent Herbert, who is also her manager. Braxton filed for divorce this week in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. They were married in 2008 and the documents say they separated this month. They are
Film about Russian czar's affair premieres despite hostility
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MOSCOW (AP) — A film about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina had its Moscow premiere Tuesday despite sparking outrage among some Russians that has been expressed through pickets, arson, and Molotov cocktails hurled at a movie studio. "Matilda" has drawn fierce criticism from
Ludacris promises 'a lot of tears' on YouTube music series
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NEW YORK (AP) — Ludacris is hoping the new music competition series he's hosting on YouTube will take an aspiring artist and "catapult them to superstardom." The "Money Maker" rapper is host of "Best.Cover.Ever," which pairs budding musicians with established stars for a shot at performing a
Viewership down for 'Walking Dead' debut
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NEW YORK (AP) — "The Walking Dead" aired its 100th episode for its eighth season premiere the other night, although it wasn't necessarily cause for celebration at AMC. The show had 11.4 million viewers on Sunday night, down 33 percent from last fall's seventh season premiere, which had 17
You own it: New Zealand party told to pay for Eminem rip-off
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — In a case that pitted Eminem's publisher against New Zealand's main conservative political party, a judge said the party breached copyright by using a song similar to the Detroit rapper's "Lose Yourself" in its campaign ads. High Court Judge Helen Cull on
$1.3M auction bid buys Albert Einstein's theory of happiness
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JERUSALEM (AP) — While Albert Einstein's theory of happiness may be relative, it fetched $1.3 million at a Jerusalem auction on Tuesday. The Nobel-winning scientist's musings, handwritten on a note, may not be as famous as his groundbreaking theory of relativity, but they still shed light on