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Wed, Oct 1 2014

Tony Bennett breaks own record as oldest artist atop Billboard chart

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LOS ANGELES - At 88, veteran crooner Tony Bennett broke his own record as the oldest living artist to land a No. 1 record on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday with his latest compilation of duets with Lady Gaga.

Entertainment, Music 01 Oct 2014

Ben Affleck gets into dark, tough mind-set in 'Gone Girl'

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NEW YORK - Ben Affleck is not interested in playing nice guys and would choose an interesting, complicated character over a likeable one, which is what drew him to "Gone Girl," a dark thriller about marriage, intimacy and the roles people play.

Film, Entertainment 01 Oct 2014

A Minute With: Max Irons on class divide, all-male banter

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TORONTO - Max Irons may come from an illustrious acting family and has already had a taste of Hollywood, but he is very conscious of the empty and fleeting nature of fame and fortune.

Entertainment, People, Film 01 Oct 2014

Tue, Sep 30 2014

Tracy Morgan incredulous Wal-Mart blames him for accident injuries

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NEW YORK - Comedian Tracy Morgan, who was injured in a road accident that caused the death of his friend, was incredulous on Tuesday that retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc blamed him and others in the vehicle for their injuries, saying they were not wearing seat belts.

Entertainment, People 30 Sep 2014

Amazon, Disney appear close to settling dispute over movies: WSJ

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- Amazon.com Inc  appears to be close to settling a nearly two-month dispute with Walt Disney Co during which Amazon stopped offering Disney DVDs for preorder, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Tech, Film, Entertainment 30 Sep 2014

Amal Alamuddin enters fashion pantheon as Clooney's bride

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LOS ANGELES - With the help of Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney, Giambattista Valli and Dolce & Gabbana, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin vaulted into the top echelons of Hollywood fashion with her stylish Italian wedding to actor George Clooney. | Video

Entertainment, People 30 Sep 2014

Worker on film about Gregg Allman pleads not guilty over fatal Georgia train accident

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ATLANTA - A filmmaker pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges stemming from a deadly train wreck in southeast Georgia on the set of a movie about rock singer Gregg Allman, prosecutors said.

Entertainment, Film 30 Sep 2014

Wed, Oct 1 2014

Hungarian scholar stumbles on original score of Mozart sonata

BUDAPEST - (This September 30 story was corrected to insert missing word 'not' in paragraph 16)

Entertainment, Music 01 Oct 2014

Tue, Sep 30 2014

From queens to superheroes, film costumes find Hollywood home

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LOS ANGELES - Dorothy's famous ruby red slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" have found their way home again as one of the highlights in a new Hollywood exhibition that showcases iconic costumes in film.

Entertainment, Film 30 Sep 2014

SoftBank considers stake in Legendary Pictures: report

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TOKYO - Japan's SoftBank Corp has been in talks to take a minority stake in privately held movie studio Legendary Pictures, entertainment trade publication The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday.

Entertainment, Deals, Japan 30 Sep 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.