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Disney brings the Force with 'Star Wars' game, TV show push

LOS ANGELES - Walt Disney Co is ramping up its first major push to promote the "Star Wars" franchise it purchased from George Lucas in 2012, blitzing consumers this year with a mobile game, animated TV show and an expanded line of toys and clothes.

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Billy Crystal to commemorate late actor Robin Williams at Emmys

LOS ANGELES - Comedian Billy Crystal will pay tribute to late actor Robin Williams at television's Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, the show's organizers said on Wednesday.

Television 20 Aug 2014

China's Peking Opera company marks anniversary with U.S. tour

NEW YORK - With lavishly embroidered costumes, elaborate makeup and acrobatics, a troupe of nearly 90 singers, actors and musicians of the Peking Opera begins a special U.S. tour on Wednesday at New York's Lincoln Center.

20 Aug 2014

Murder, revenge, lust and rampage take over 'Sin City' sequel

LOS ANGELES - Femmes fatales and brutish men form a complex web in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," as old and new faces from Frank Miller's noir graphic novels are brought to life in film. | Video

20 Aug 2014

Matthew Weiner on 'Mad Men' and male friendships

LOS ANGELES - As the creator of "Mad Men," AMC Networks' period TV drama and its brooding, dysfunctional ad man Don Draper, Matthew Weiner has had some experience in exploring the male psyche.

Film 20 Aug 2014

Hollywood mogul Simon buys fur farm with animal rights activists

SAN DIEGO - Hollywood mogul and co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, has bought a chinchilla farm in Southern California as part of a drive by animal rights activists to close the breeding facility.

People 20 Aug 2014
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Book Talk: Retracing the steps of the Great War's 'Trigger'

JOHANNESBURG - In June 1914, a Bosnian Serb teenager named Gavrilo Princip assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, setting in motion a train of events that led to the start of World War One.

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