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'Birdman' soars ahead in Independent Spirit Award nominations

LOS ANGELES - Existential black comedy "Birdman" led the Independent Spirit Awards nominees on Tuesday, as thriller "Nightcrawler," coming-of-age chronicle "Boyhood" and civil rights drama "Selma" followed with five nods each.

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Canada radio host drops lawsuit against broadcaster in sex scandal case

TORONTO - The celebrity radio host at the heart of one of Canada's biggest sex scandals has dropped his lawsuit against his former employer, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp, and will pay its legal costs, the public broadcaster said on Tuesday.

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China's Tencent partners with HBO for TV show streaming

BEIJING - Chinese Internet firm Tencent Holdings Ltd is partnering with Time Warner Inc's HBO network to stream its TV shows, which are known for their provocative content and may draw scrutiny from the country's authorities.

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Cosby's show nixed in Washington state after sex assault claims

LOS ANGELES - Embattled comedian Bill Cosby's show in Yakima, Washington state, has been canceled, venue organizers said Monday, in the latest of several cancellations following decades-old sexual assault allegations that have surfaced in recent weeks.

People 24 Nov 2014

Actress Rachel McAdams added to HBO's 'True Detective' cast

LOS ANGELES - Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly have joined the cast for the second season of HBO crime thriller "True Detective," the premium cable network said on Monday.

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'Horrible Bosses 2' reunites goofball trio for kidnapping comedy

LOS ANGELES - After an unsuccessful attempt to murder their "Horrible Bosses" in the 2011 hit comedy, goofball buddies Nick, Kurt and Dale reunite in a sequel deciding to go into business for themselves and eliminate the need for managers. Or so they think.

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University of Texas acquires archives of literary giant García Márquez

AUSTIN, Texas - A research library at the University of Texas has acquired the archives of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez, whose spellbinding stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers around the world.

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