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China police formally arrest Chan son in drug case

  BEIJING (AP) — Police in Beijing have formally arrested the son of Hong Kong martial arts film star Jackie Chan on suspicion of allowing other people to consume drugs, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of three years’ imprisonment, prosecutors said Wednesday. The Dongcheng District prosecutor’s office said it had given approval for [...]

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Actress Mia Farrow reveals her motto: ‘I’m trying’

  NEW YORK (AP) — Acting on Broadway is hardly a vacation, but if you’re Mia Farrow, it just might be. Her day job these days, after all, is speaking out about genocide and atrocities. Farrow, 69, has taken a break from international horrors to return to Broadway for the first time in 16 years [...]

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NSU makes a mark in Hollywood

  (NSU NEWSROOM)–A Norfolk State University alumnus has spent more than 20 years in Hollywood working behind-the-scenes on some of the industry’s biggest films such as “The Wolverine” and “Marley & Me.” Gregory Earls, who graduated in 1993 with a degree in mass communications, works as a post-production coordinator for 20th Century Fox Studios. Earls [...]

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Students decide to stream with Netflix instead of flowing with cable

  by Stephanie Cousins House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Arrested Development are just some of the shows that can be seen on Netflix. While video streaming is still in its infancy, it is becoming a welcomed alternative to cable television. Young people are a principle part of the “cut the cord” [...]

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Police detain ‘Django Unchained’ actress in LA

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in “Django Unchained,” is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion. Brian Lucas told KCBS-TV in a joint interview with Watts that he suspects police mistook the [...]

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Washington talks domestic violence, motherhood

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — It didn’t take the Ray Rice elevator video to get Kerry Washington talking about domestic violence. In fact, it was the day before news outlets were looping security-camera images of the NFL running back punching out his then-fiancé Janay Palmer, that the “Scandal” actress was filming a public service announcement [...]

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Drumline: A new beat

  By Richelle Hammiel This year marks the 12th anniversary for the musical phenomenon Drumline, which set a high standard for marching bands everywhere.  The long anticipated sequel, Drumline: A New Beat, is set to premiered by VH1 on Oct. 27 with a few members of the original cast, but with many new faces that [...]

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Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

  NEW YORK (AP) — Shia LaBeouf admitted Wednesday to acting up at a Broadway show, pleading guilty to disorderly conduct in one of several episodes of bizarre behavior the former “Transformers” star has displayed in recent years. LaBeouf, whose representatives have said has gotten treatment for an alcohol problem since his June arrest, somberly [...]

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Anna Kendrick sings again in ‘The Last 5 Years’

  TORONTO (AP) — Anna Kendrick is done with musicals. No really. She swears. “After the last couple of years, I’m so done singing,” says Kendrick. “It’s so stressful and so much work. It’s like being an athlete. It’s something you have to maintain and think about.” But the problem is that Kendrick keeps getting [...]

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With 2 new films, Pacino keeps experimenting

TORONTO (AP) — Introducing one of Al Pacino’s two films at the Toronto Film Festival, artistic director Cameron Baily remarked that perhaps an “Al Pacino Day” was in order, just as it had been for Bill Murray. At 74, Pacino debuted his latest batch of work at the festival, both films that find him exploring [...]

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‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Unbroken’ lead drumbeat of fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through “generals.” Looking for a diamond in the rough, the actress-turned-director searched the movies that studios owned but weren’t making. “So I scanned through these generals and landed on ‘Unbroken,’ a story of resilience and strength and [...]

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