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  • WGN America tries 'Salem' magic to expand audience

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — WGN America is calling on witchcraft to help launch the cable channel in a new direction. Starting this weekend, WGN America is adding its first original series to its schedule of Chicago sports and acquired programming such as broadcast network reruns. The groundbreaker...

  • Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

    PARIS (AP) — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month's Cannes Film Festival. Organizers of the ritzy Riviera festival famed for its red-carpet glamour...

  • Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss. Its shares fell almost 5 percent in premarket trading. Toy makers are facing a weak environment...

  • Reality show starring Capitol Hill staffers in the works

    Hollywood might soon be coming to Hollywood for Ugly People. Sources tell the Washington Examiner that a "House of Cards" veteran is working to produce a reality show based in the district starring “D.C. up-and-comers,” including Capitol Hill staffers. The show is currently in development,...

  • China Film takes 1st stake in Hollywood movies

    HONG KONG (AP) — China's state-owned film distributor is making its first investment in Hollywood movies by taking a stake in two Legendary Entertainment productions. China Film Co. will make an "eight-figure equity investment" in two upcoming films, "Seventh Son" and "Warcraft," the Chinese...

  • Norway restores, donates 1927 silent film to China

    BEIJING (AP) — Norway donated a restored Chinese silent film from the 1920s to China's national film archive on Tuesday, despite a prolonged diplomatic chill between the countries over the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. Two representatives of the National Library of Norway presented the film to the...

  • Lions Gate partners with online outfit RocketJump

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another Hollywood studio is tying up with a video creator that has made it big on YouTube. Lions Gate Entertainment on Monday announced a multi-year partnership with RocketJump Studios, maker of hit online show "Video Game High School," which is now in its third season....

  • Malaysia, Indonesia ban biblical epic 'Noah'

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic "Noah," joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood movie for its visual depiction of the prophet. Film censors in both countries said Monday that the portrayal of the ark-building prophet by Russell...

  • Hogan hosts at 'WrestleMania 30'

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Hulkster showed he can host, 30 years later. Three decades after he took part in the first "WrestleMania" at Madison Square Garden, Hulk Hogan presided over the 30th version of World Wrestling Entertainment's signature event at the Superdome. The 60-year-old sported a...

  • Nigeria's Nollywood: most prolific movie machine

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A 15-second drum roll and the title of the film, "Deceptive Heart," comes crashing onto the screen in a groovy 1970s font. Less than 10 minutes into the Nollywood movie, the heart of plot is revealed: A woman has two boyfriends and doesn't know what to do. The story...

  • 'Noah' rises to top of box office with $44M debut

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After weathering a sea of controversy, "Noah" arrived in first place at the weekend box office. Paramount's biblical epic starring Russell Crowe in the titular role opened with $44 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The imaginative take on the tale of Noah's...

  • Former 'Dynasty' star Kate O'Mara dies at age 74

    LONDON (AP) — British actress Kate O'Mara, best known for her role in the 1980s soap opera "Dynasty," died Sunday at the age of 74, her agent said. Phil Belfield said O'Mara died in a nursing home in southern England after a short illness. The actress, who began her television career in the...

  • Teen sci-fi franchise 'Divergent' debuts with $56M

    NEW YORK (AP) — To go with "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games," Lionsgate now has a trio of young-adult franchises with the box-office leading "Divergent." The teen science-fiction thriller starring Shailene Woodley debuted with $56 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates...

  • DreamWorks, Chinese partners unveil Shanghai plan

    SHANGHAI (AP) — DreamWorks Animation and Chinese partners unveiled designs on Thursday for a 15 billion yuan ($2.4 billion) entertainment complex in Shanghai, expanding Hollywood's growing ties with China. The "DreamCenter," due to open in 2017, will have a 500-seat IMAX cinema with...



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