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Box Office: 'Madea Halloween' Edges Out 'Jack Reacher 2' With $27.6 Million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It was a battle of the sequels at the multiplexes this weekend, as "Boo! A Madea Halloween" narrowly edged out "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" to claim first place at the domestic box office. | Video

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U.N. appoints Wonder Woman as honorary ambassador amid outcry

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations named comic-book superhero Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador to fight for gender equality on Friday, amid criticism that the scantily clad fictional character was an inappropriate choice. | Video

Oct 21 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to make opera debut

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will make her opera debut next month in Donizetti's "Daughter of the Regiment" at Washington's Kennedy Center, the opera company said on Friday.

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Cumberbatch joins Marvel universe in 'Doctor Strange'

LOS ANGELES British heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch loved his close encounter with special effects when he swapped his Sherlock Holmes deerstalker for a superhero cape in his latest movie outing, "Doctor Strange". | Video

Film Oct 21 2016

Tale of movie 'Loving' still resonates, say its leading actors

LOS ANGELES The tale depicted in "Loving", a movie based on the true story of an interracial couple sentenced to prison for getting married in 1950s America, still resonates today, members of the cast said at its U.S. premiere on Thursday.

Film Oct 21 2016

'Moonlight' director hopes to resonate with the 'disenfranchised'

A coming-of-age film about a gay black man in an impoverished Miami neighborhood may speak to those Americans who feel marginalized ahead of the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 8, according to "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins. | Video

Film Oct 21 2016

British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video