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HIV case spurs call for porn production moratorium

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called for an industrywide production moratorium after a performer tested positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition called for the moratorium Thursday. The group’s CEO, Diane Duke, says the performer is undergoing additional tests to confirm the diagnosis, but the coalition [...]

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Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday, August 11 in an apparent suicide. He was 63. Williams was pronounced dead at his home in [...]

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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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