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Rowling reveals new tidbits on Pottermore site

LONDON (AP) — Just in time for Halloween, J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of what makes a wicked witch tick. The creator of boy wizard Harry Potter published a 1,700-word essay Friday revealing the real-life inspiration behind one of her most memorable villains, the supernatural bureaucrat and Hogwarts teacher Dolores Umbridge. An ice-cold [...]

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Kristin Scott Thomas to play UK queen onstage

LONDON (AP) — Kristin Scott Thomas is about to don Helen Mirren’s tiara. Producers announced Friday that Scott Thomas will star as Queen Elizabeth II in a new West End production of “The Audience.” Mirren won an Olivier Award for the original 2013 production of Peter Morgan’s play, which explores the monarch’s relationships with the [...]

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Downey, Watson, Dench honored by British Academy

  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — There was a bit of a British invasion at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel, as BAFTA Los Angeles hosted its annual Britannia Awards, honoring film and television talent from both sides of the pond, including director Mike Leigh and actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Robert [...]

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MTV turning horror movie series into TV

NEW YORK (AP) — With Halloween imminent, MTV is ready to “Scream.” The network announced Tuesday that it is turning the horror movie franchise into a television series. The goal is to put 10 episodes on the air starting next October. Jill Blotevogel, who worked on the series “Harper’s Island” and “Ravenswood,” is the executive [...]

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Gone Girl: Best film of the year…so far

  by Briana Stanley “Gone Girl” is art and entertainment, a thriller and an issue, and a spookily assured audience picture. It is also a film that shifts emphasis and perspective so many times that you may feel as though you’re watching five short movies laced together, each transforming into the next. At first, “Gone [...]

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New ‘Drumline’ casts a new beat to original

  ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Cannon remembers when youngsters often approached him, telling him that the 2002 film “Drumline” influenced them to attend a historically black college and university. Cannon believes the sequel could have the same impact. “People told me back then they went to an HBCU because of that movie,” said Cannon, who [...]

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Review: ‘Language’ explores a relationship in 3-D

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Written, directed and edited by Jean-Luc Godard, the fragmented French drama “Goodbye to Language 3-D” explores a relationship’s dynamics through three-dimension technology. A dog. An often naked couple. A ship docking. 3-D in your eye. A snippet of Beethoven. Blood down a bathtub drain. A big TV screen. Literary quotations. [...]

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Award-winning Japanese actor seeks complete art

  TOKYO (AP) — In person, Shota Sometani is still and quiet, speaking in a soft, almost lackadaisical voice. His ideal acting role, he says, would be one in which he couldn’t rely on facial expressions, such as a character wearing a mask. The 22-year-old, who has acted since age 7, has earned a reputation [...]

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Q&A: Anna Kendrick on modeling, movies and music

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anna Kendrick is in the holiday spirit. “I want it to be Christmas already! I just want to throw a soiree,” the bubbly actress said during a recent interview. Kendrick certainly looked the part, wearing a red, sleeveless party dress with a big, silk bow on the back. The outfit [...]

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New ‘Drumline’ casts a new beat to original

  ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Cannon remembers when youngsters often approached him, telling him that the 2002 film “Drumline” influenced them to attend a historically black college and university. Cannon believes the sequel could have the same impact. “People told me back then they went to an HBCU because of that movie,” said Cannon, who [...]

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Actor, Ohio native Ed O’Neill aids Traficant movie

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Ed O’Neill is supporting an effort to raise funds to complete a documentary about a colorful congressman in his native northeast Ohio. Filmmaker Eric Murphy says he has a crowdfunding campaign to raise $17,500 to finish production and add a new ending to “Traficant: Congressman of Crimetown.” Former Congressman James A. [...]

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