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“Wild,” the Fox Searchlight drama about a woman’s 1,100-mile hike through the Mojave Desert, is a redemption story in more ways than one. In adapting Cheryl Strayed’s 2012 memoir about a personal breakdown, Reese Witherspoon rescued herself from the brink of Hollywood’s own Appalachia. After winning the Oscar for “Walk the Line” in 2006, Witherspoon... Read more »

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Categories: film, awards, news, 2015 academy awards, reese witherspoon


With South Africa’s burgeoning toon biz starting to make waves abroad, the country welcomes the best in animation from around the world at the fourth edition of Kunjanimation, to be held Nov. 26-30 at Cape Town’s Labia Theater. Recent years have seen promising signs for the local animation sector, which has begun to tap into... Read more »

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Categories: film, festivals, global, kunjanimation, weekly online

Gillian Anderson is starring in two TV series (NBC’s “Hannibal” and Netflix’s “The Fall”), and just published her first novel, the supernatural thriller “A Vision of Fire.” Back in 1991, she was just as good at multitasking when, waitressing at three restaurants, she was cast in off-Broadway play “Absent Friends” at City Center Stage —... Read more »

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Categories: legit, tv, features, gillian anderson, hannibal, the fall, weekly online

A few years ago, when Discovery Networks Intl. established its headquarters in a business park in leafy, suburban London, the move from parent Discovery Communications’ Silver Spring, Md., base was more than symbolic. It represented a statement of intent from the cable giant that operates 47 channel brands in 45 languages across 224 countries. International... Read more »

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Categories: biz, tv, global, discovery, j.b. perrette, weekly online

Comedy is not necessarily top of the mind when one thinks of Christoph Waltz, but consider this: going back to his acclaimed hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live” last year, his recent appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” performing the “Sesame Street” theme song and now with “Horrible Bosses 2,” Waltz has opened up comedic venues... Read more »

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Categories: film, spotlight, christoph waltz, weekly online


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If ever a film had no need for an in-title assertion of its fact-based nature, it's British war pic "Kajaki: The True Story": Few screenwriters would devise a battlefield scenario quite this spare and anxious.

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Categories: film, reviews, kajaki: the true story, paul katis





“Mass Extinction: Life At the Brink” is an alarming title, but given the cottage industry and political interests built around denying climate science, desperate times call for extraordinary appellations. Actually, beyond its name, this is an extremely solid documentary, detailing two of the five mass-extinction events that have occurred in the planet’s history, and making... Read more »

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Categories: tv, reviews, climate change, mass extinction: life at the brink, smithsonian channel


It's not like he ever really went away, but Billy Joel's return to the full flush of stardom has become all the more evident with his recent honors, including an ASCAP Centennial Award and the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize. He recently announced further shows in his record-breaking residency at...

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The first teaser for J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has hit the web. “There has been an awakening – have you felt it?” Asks an ominous voice in the opening moments of the teaser. The 88-second tease, which debuted at 30 select theaters and on iTunes on Friday, offers the first real glimpse... Read more »

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Categories: film, news, disney, j. j. abrams, star wars: the force awakens

ROME – U.S. director Anna Rose Holmer’s feature film debut “The Fits” is among winners of the second edition of the Venice Film Festival’s Biennale College initiative, which will shepherd three microbudget works from development through distribution. Produced by New-York-based producer/director Lisa Kjerulff, “The Fits” is a coming-of-age tale that explores the metamorphosis of thirteen-year-old girl... Read more »

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Categories: film, festivals, global, news, biennale college, venice film festival

PARIS– Kicking off France’s awards season, Abderrahmane Sissako’s “Timbuktu,” Bertrand Bonello’s “Saint Laurent” and Olivier Assayas’ “Sils Maria” are among the eight films set to compete for the prestigious Louis Delluc prize. Headed by former Cannes film festival president Gilles Jacob, the Louis Delluc jury – made up of film critics — also selected Jean-Luc... Read more »

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Categories: film, global, markets & festivals, news, cannes film festival, gilles jacob, louis delluc, sils maria, timbuktu





Bob Dylan fans have a chance to own 1 in 10 of 25 prints of Bob Dylan signed by Dylan himself but it comes at a cost.

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will.i.am has expressed his lack of appreciation for today's music after witnessing the American Music Awards.

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AC/DC band members have admitted their drummer Phil Rudd is "not the same" since being charged with threatening to kill.

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Charli XCX has revealed her hit number one track Boom Clap was rejected by Hilary Duff's agents.

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Creed's Scott Stapp has apparently fallen on some hard times. Fifteen years after the band's Human Clay sold over 11 million copies, the lead singer now finds himself "penniless" and reduced to living in a Holiday Inn, Stapp says in a jarring 15-minute video that he posted on his Facebook page (via...

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Garth Brooks may be a Man Against Machine, but the machine certainly isn't against him — for the second week in a row, the pride of Oklahoma tops the Billboard Country Albums chart, proving that distance does indeed make the heart grow fonder. It had been since 2001 that Brooks...

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With Black Friday upon us this week, the blockbusters have finally kicked in — will Taylor Swift and One Direction make a dent in the numbers? Album sales ticked down another notch this week to down 12 percent year-over-year (as opposed to last week, when they were down 13 percent). Track sales,...

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Ronnie Milsap didn't just dominate country music in the Seventies and Eighties, he helped redefine it. One of the genre's most successful crossover acts of all time, Milsap blended rock & roll, soul and pop, and took songs with those elements to the top of the country charts a staggering...

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After scoring their first Number One in two years when "Rewind" hit the top spot on the Mediabase chart in June, Rascal Flatts' return to chart dominance stumbled a bit with the follow-up "Payback," an oddly aggressive track with a rock beat that stalled just shy of the Top 20. With...

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The massive demonstrations flaring up across the country this week in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown have a lot of people thinking back to the 1960s. It was a time when the airwaves were full...

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When Record Store Day opens for business at music shops around the country on Black Friday, it'll do so with a triple shot of Waylon Jennings. Black Country Rock, the independent record label run by the proto-outlaw's son, Shooter Jennings, has readied a special seven-inch vinyl record of Waylon performing three...

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Rihanna has added to her perfume portfolio with a new fragrance: Rogue Love by Rihanna. The latest RiRi scent lands just in time for holiday 2014, expanding her presence in the world of fragrance. She is giving her fans new fragrances for men and for women this holiday season. She just launched

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Former American Idol rocker James Durbin, who competed back in 2011 on Season 10, and his wife Heidi have welcomed their second child. Daughter Kinzee Cruz Durbin was born Friday, November 21. She joins older brother, Hunter, who is 5. So the Durbin brood is growing! "Nothing compares to holding

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Before you head off to enjoy lots of stuffing and mashed potatoes, and more, have a listen to Elle King's smoky "Ain't Gonna Drown" from her new album Love Stuff, out January 13. [iTunes link] God, this girl is good! This song sounds like it could have been used in the first season of True

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Mnet America, the first and leading national, 24/7 English-language television network in the U.S. boasting the hottest in Asian entertainment, has announced that it will be airing the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) live from the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong on its cable network as well as via

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Sometimes the sexiest selfies are ones that find the A-listers goofing off and being silly and being themselves. Like Adam Levine of Maroon 5, who was voicin' it up on the set of The Voice. Voicin' it up. Una foto publicada por Adam Levine (@adamlevine) el Nov 11, 2014 at 5:54 PST source

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Rapper and Khloe Kardashian's ex French Montana will embark on the co-headline Set It Off Tour with Def Jam recording artist Jeremih, who will appear for 10 of 16 stops. French Montana is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on his sophomore project, Mac & Cheese 4, which will be

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Nom nom nom alert! On Home & Family, rock legend and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry stopped by their kitchen to make his Rockin' BBQ Baked Beans. Need something last minute yet delish to add to your Thanksgiving feast and table? Well, beans are always good. Watch the clip below. And the recipe is

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Want to start 2015 off on a good note? You can with a good music x good cause situation. With a goal of raising a record half million dollars in its ongoing battle against Parkinson's disease, Light of Day Winterfest 2015, presented by the Asbury Park Press, is launching the 15th anniversary edition

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Jauz remixed Five Knives' song "Sugar." Check that sweet music out below. Five Knives will release their debut next year. Did you dig this remix? —Amy Sciarretto11.26.14

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Time for a "Wicked Wonderland," not a "winter" one! Norwegian producer/DJ/songwriter Martin Tungevaag released his smash hit single "Wicked Wonderland" in the U.S. The track was officially certified platinum in Norway, Gold in Germany, and has reached the Top 10 in the general iTunes charts in

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Something to be thankful for this (and every) Thanksgiving: that country music gave us musicians like Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson. A bonus? The time those two icons performed together for a 1983 TV special that also featured Kris Kristofferson and Brenda Lee, both of whom had appeared alongside Parton and Nelson on a 1982...

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