LONDON - "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", the new musical based on Roald Dahl's novel, and a revival of the Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince 1981 box-office flop "Merrily We Roll Along" received seven nominations each on Monday for the 2014 Olivier Awards.
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CAIRO - Three Arab countries have banned the Hollywood film "Noah" on religious grounds even before its worldwide premiere and several others are expected to follow suit, a representative of Paramount Pictures told Reuters on Saturday.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif - Old rich dames, angry henchmen and one very punctilious hotel concierge make up the fantasy world at the center of Wes Anderson's whimsical caper that evokes a bygone era of aristocratic hierarchy and opulence.
LOS ANGELES - Crime caper "American Hustle" and financial greed tale "The Wolf of Wall Street" each landed eight nominations for the MTV Movie Awards on Thursday, edging out dystopian saga "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and comedy "We're the Millers." | Video
TOKYO - A composer once known as the "Beethoven of Japan" said on Friday that tests had shown he was not legally deaf and apologized to people throughout the country for lying by using a ghost writer for his popular symphonies and other music.
LONDON - U.S. author George Saunders, whose short stories specialize in "darkly playful" twists of fate, said after winning the inaugural Folio literary prize worth 40,000 pounds ($66,500) on Monday he hoped it would draw attention to the role of the writer in society.