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'Demolition' with Jake Gyllenhaal to launch 40th Toronto film festival

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TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival will kick off its 40th year with the world premiere of Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallee's "Demolition", starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts, festival organizers said on Tuesday.

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Percussion pioneer Vic Firth dead at 85 in Boston

BOSTON - Everett "Vic" Firth, the longtime percussionist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and founder of the drumstick company that bears his name, died in Boston at the age of 85, the company he founded said on Tuesday.

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Griswolds back on the road for family trip in 'Vacation'

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LOS ANGELES - More than 30 years after his father took him on a road trip to the Walley World theme park in "National Lampoon's Vacation", Rusty Griswold is back with his own family-bonding plans in "Vacation". | Video

No ratings bonanza for Caitlyn Jenner's reality TV show

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NEW YORK - Caitlyn Jenner's new reality TV show drew 2.7 million viewers for its weekend premiere, according to ratings data released on Tuesday, a vast drop from the 17 million people who watched the former Olympic champion come out as a transgender woman in an April TV interview.

Magicians seek to amaze with tricks at London 'Impossible' show

LONDON - Grand illusions, mind readings and death-defying escapology come to London this summer in a magic show billed as "the biggest in decades" in the British capital.

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Mon, Jul 27 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown autopsy sheds little light on bathtub mystery

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ATLANTA - An initial autopsy on Bobbi Kristina Brown on Monday found no significant injuries and no obvious underlying cause of death for the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, who died on Sunday after sustaining irreversible brain damage in January.

27 Jul 2015

Spanish film studio hit by state aid probe fails to find buyer

MADRID - Authorities in the Spanish region of Valencia failed on Monday to find a buyer for a film studio touted as the most modern in Europe but which was forced to close after being ordered to repay state aid.

27 Jul 2015

Mystery lion sightings captivate Milwaukee residents

MILWAUKEE - Nicole Anderson rode along a busy Milwaukee thoroughfare where she got plenty of stares, double takes and fingers pointing at her not only because she was nude, but because she was painted head to toe like a lion.

27 Jul 2015

Sun, Jul 26 2015

Box Office: 'Ant-Man' Tops Charts, 'Pixels' Opens to Lackluster $24 Million

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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Adam Sandler's star appears to have dimmed significantly, after "Pixels," a slice of arcade game nostalgia that recruited the likes of Pac-Man and Donkey Kong to appear alongside the funnyman, opened to a disappointing $24 million at the domestic box office.

Film, Entertainment 26 Jul 2015

Tom Cruise says 'Top Gun' sequel 'would be fun'

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LONDON - Hollywood star Tom Cruise says he would be open to reprising his 1980s role as U.S. Navy pilot Maverick in a possible sequel to action drama "Top Gun". | Video

Film, Entertainment, People 26 Jul 2015