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Harry Potter returns in '8th story' script of London play

Nine years after publication of the last novel in the best-selling series about the boy wizard, what has been billed as the "epic 8th Harry Potter story" will be published worldwide in July.

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Berlin film fest opens with Clooney - and eye on refugees

BERLIN George Clooney will be in town on Thursday when "Hail, Caesar!" opens the annual Berlin Film Festival, and Meryl Streep is the competition jury president, but the politically attuned showcase hopes to attract refugees as well as film fans this year.

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Kate Winslet goes 'properly evil' for crime thriller 'Triple 9'

LONDON With bouffant hair and lots of bling jewelry, Academy Award winner Kate Winslet adds a somewhat different role to her acting repertoire in crime thriller "Triple 9", portraying a "properly evil" mafia boss. | Video

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New York art gallery, Sotheby's chairman settle fake Rothko case

NEW YORK Knoedler & Co, which before closing in 2011 was New York City's oldest art gallery, has agreed to settle a lawsuit over an $8.3 million sale of a fake Rothko painting, just as its ex-president was preparing to testify at trial.

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Japanese actor Ken Watanabe, leukemia survivor, fights stomach cancer

TOKYO Japanese actor Ken Watanabe, an Academy Award nominee for his performance in the movie "The Last Samurai" and lauded in the recent Broadway revival of "The King and I," is fighting stomach cancer and will have to postpone plans to return to Broadway. | Video

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'To Kill a Mockingbird' headed for Broadway debut

NEW YORK Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" is coming to Broadway for the first time in a new stage version written by "West Wing" writer Aaron Sorkin, producers said on Wednesday.

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