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Zendaya to play R&B idol Aaliyah in TV biopic

  NEW YORK (AP) — Recording artist Zendaya will portray Aaliyah in a Lifetime film about the R&B sensation who died in a plane crash at the height of her stardom. The biopic will be filmed this summer and is scheduled to air this fall, the network announced Monday, June 23. It will trace a career that [...]

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Chinese company sets aside ‘Transformer’ dispute

  BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing property developer and Paramount Pictures said Monday, June 23d,  that they have smoothed out a dispute over the new “Transformer” movie and it will be released in China as scheduled. The Beijing Pangu Investment Co. Ltd. said the two sides “have gained mutual trust and reached understanding” after friendly negotiations, days [...]

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French composer to head Venice film festival jury

    ROME (AP) — For the first time, a composer will lead the international jury at the Venice Film Festival. Organizers said Monday, June 23rd,  that the jury president this year will be Frenchman Alexandre Desplat, a six-time Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner. His many credits include the scores for “Godzilla,” “The King’s [...]

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Spielberg’s next movies set: spy thriller, ‘BFG’

  NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Spielberg’s next two films have been slated for October 2015 and July 2016. DreamWorks announced Monday that an untitled Cold War spy thriller from Spielberg will open Oct. 16 of next year, and “The BFG” is planned for July 1, 2016. The Cold War thriller is to star Tom [...]

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