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‘Doctor Strange’ Trounces ‘Trolls’ With $32.6 Million on Friday

“Doctor Strange” is doing its part to heal what has been a recent box office slump by earning $32.6 million on Friday at 3,882 locations, raising its estimated opening weekend total to about $84 million. After earning $12.3 million on Friday at 4,060 locations, “Trolls” is also adding a boost, toying with an opening of about $44 million. Both films ...

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Sting to sing as Paris Bataclan venue reopens after 2015 attacks

The Paris concert venue where Islamist militants killed 90 people in November 2015 has enrolled rock star Sting for a concert to mark its reopening a year after the tragedy. Sting, who headed up hit pop music band The Police before a long solo career, announced the news, saying on his website that the show would seek to honor those ...

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Golden Globes lifetime for Meryl Streep

Golden Globes lifetime for Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep, regarded as the finest actress of her generation, will get the Golden Globes lifetime achievement award at the annual ceremony in January, organizers announced. Streep, a three-time Oscar winner, will be presented with the Cecil B. DeMille award in recognition of her 40 years in the industry. “She has always taken roles with strong female leads, creating art ...

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First-timers Oscar producers, no host yet

LOS ANGELES – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named two first-timers as producers of next year’s Oscars show, the first step in planning the ceremony and choosing a host. Hollywood movie and television producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will produce the Feb. 26, 2017, show that will be broadcast around the world, the Academy said ...

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Buble’s 3-year-old son has cancer

Buble’s 3-year-old son has cancer

Canadian singer Michael Buble said that his 3-year-old son has cancer, and that he is putting his career on hold. “We are devastated about the recent cancer diagnosis of our oldest son Noah who is currently undergoing treatment in the U.S.,” Buble and his Argentinian actress wife Luisana Lopilato wrote on his Facebook page. “Luisana and I have put our ...

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Actor Teller enters the ring for boxing drama “Bleed for This”

The true story of American boxer Vinny Pazienza’s return to the ring after a car crash gets a big screen adaptation in “Bleed for This”, a new drama starring Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart. “War Dogs” actor Teller plays the Rhode Island boxer, now known as Vinny Paz, who fractured his neck in a car accident in 1991. He made ...

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Ang Lee tackles war drama in ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

Oscar-winning director Ang Lee brought his latest movie “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” to his native Taiwan on Wednesday, a war drama the filmmaker has sought to turn into a strikingly immersive experience. The film, about a young U.S. private returning home for a victory tour following a battle in Iraq, was produced for a 3D presentation in 4K with ...

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Johnny Depp enters Rowling’s magical world in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel

Johnny Depp has swashbuckled as a pirate, played a mad hatmaker and will next step into “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world of magic in the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sequel, film trade publications said Tuesday. Depp, 53, one of Hollywood’s top actors and box office draws, will co-star in the 2018 sequel to “Fantastic Beasts,” ...

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‘I’m not a robot’

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber said his abrupt departure from the stage during a recent concert in England was an act of frustration and not anger as his screaming fans made it difficult to connect with them. The teen heartthrob dropped his microphone and walked off stage after begging fans to stop screaming between songs during an Oct. 23 concert ...

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Lady Gaga’s ‘Joanne’ debuts at top of Billboard album chart

Lady Gaga notched her fourth chart-topping album on Monday as her rock-infused record “Joanne” debuted at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, outpacing new entries by Michael Buble, Pentatonix and Leonard Cohen. “Joanne,” the fifth studio album from Lady Gaga, sold 170,000 albums, 135,000 songs and was streamed nearly 26 million times in the past week, ...

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