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Ed Skrein takes over driving seat in 'The Transporter Refueled'

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LONDON - Action thriller franchise "The Transporter" is back with a fourth installment and a new star, with British actor Ed Skrein stepping into the black suit of lead character, former special ops mercenary Frank Martin.

Film, Entertainment 9:20am EDT

Venice opener 'Everest' takes a trip to the icy top - in 3D

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VENICE - The high-altitude thriller "Everest", which opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday, should warn a lot of people off mountain climbing.

Film, Entertainment 9:19am EDT

Tue, Sep 1 2015

'Take On Me' singers A-ha reunite with new album

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LONDON - Norwegian band A-ha, whose "Take On Me" track remains one of the most popular songs from the 1980s, are reuniting temporarily, releasing their first new material in six years. | Video

Music, Entertainment 01 Sep 2015

CBS bringing limited live NFL to portable devices

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- CBS Corp-owned CBS Sports said it will allow viewers to live stream two regular NFL season games, in addition to AFC coverage, on their portable devices, expanding its services to the fast-growing Internet viewer base.

Entertainment, Tech 01 Sep 2015

Fox News Channel tops basic cable in August prime-time ratings

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- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's Fox News Channel scored the highest prime-time ratings among all basic cable television networks in August, according to Nielsen data, led by the Republican presidential candidates' debate and anchor Megyn Kelly's "The Kelly File."

Venice film fest on a roll with Oscar-lucky openers

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VENICE - The Venice Film Festival is having a good run with opening films winning Oscars, including best picture last year for "Birdman", and hopes to stay on a winning streak when the mountain disaster film "Everest" kicks off the 72nd edition on Wednesday. | Video

Entertainment, Film 12:08am EDT

London Film Festival unveils line-up, Blanchett to be honored

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LONDON - The BFI London Film Festival revealed its line-up on Tuesday, opening with star-studded early feminist movement drama "Suffragette" and closing with a biopic about Steve Jobs.

Film, Entertainment 01 Sep 2015

Mon, Aug 31 2015

Kanye West gets political action committee, presidential jokes go viral

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LOS ANGELES - Images of Kanye West's face on Mount Rushmore and a potential White House takeover by the Kardashian reality TV clan fired up social media on Monday, a day after the rapper virtually hijacked a rambunctious MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) show as he declared he planned to run for U.S. president in 2020. | Video

Music, Entertainment, People 31 Aug 2015

Heavy metal band Disturbed pushes Luke Bryan off Billboard top spot

LOS ANGELES - Heavy metal rockers Disturbed ousted country singer Luke Bryan from the top spot on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Monday. | Video

Entertainment, Music 31 Aug 2015

College finds manuscript of song that inspired 'Happy Birthday'

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NEW YORK - A college librarian in Kentucky has found the 19th-century manuscript of a musical number that gave rise to one of the most widely performed songs in the world, "Happy Birthday to You," University of Louisville officials said on Monday.

Music, Entertainment 31 Aug 2015
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For Fiorina, a venture capitalist’s cash backing

Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina is getting more than just an endorsement from the venture capitalist who helped fire her from the top job at technology behemoth Hewlett Packard.