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BERLIN (Reuters) – In 2015, with Germany facing turmoil after flinging its doors open to a million refugees, Berlin repurposed a defunct airport to house them, creating an ad hoc village that is the setting for a film to premier at the Berlinale film festival. Built by forced labor on the orders of Adolf Hitler’s
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jeffrey Tambor, the award-winning star of Amazon Studios television series “Transparent,” is exiting the show, Amazon said on Thursday, following accusations of sexual misconduct. Tambor, 73, who denied the accusations when they surfaced last November, will not be returning for the upcoming fifth season of the show, Amazon said. Tambor played
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – James Bond is parting with his personal Aston Martin. Actor Daniel Craig, who has played the British spy known as 007 in four films, is auctioning for charity the limited-edition vehicle made for him by Aston Martin four years ago, Christie’s auction house said on Thursday. Aston Martin cars have appeared
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Justin Timberlake snagged the No.1 Spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart with “Man of the Woods,” despite harsh reviews and a Super Bowl halftime show that was deemed underwhelming on social media and by music critics. “Man of the Woods,” Timberlake’s first studio album since 2013, sold more than
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s national prize for literature, one of its most prestigious honors, is to be awarded this year to novelist David Grossman, an outspoken critic of Israel’s policy toward the Palestinians. Grossman, 64, has expressed support for Israeli conscientious objectors, creation of a Palestinian state and the need to avoid war with Iran
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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has hired Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, to run its video studio, the online retailer’s interim studio chief Albert Cheng said in a Twitter post on Friday. The move ended months of limbo for Amazon’s entertainment division. Amazon Studios has been working to shake up its programming lineup in
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LONDON (Reuters) – Madame Tussauds waxwork museum is offering fans of actor Tom Hardy a new and unusual chance to get close to their idol – launching a waxwork figure of the actor with a beating heart, that visitors can pose with and even cuddle. The figure depicts Hardy seated on a couch, his arm
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Suicide rates in the United States spiked almost 10 percent following the death in 2014 of actor Robin Williams, and spiked even more among men and those who ended their lives, like Williams, by suffocation, according to a study published on Wednesday. The study, published in the scientific journal PLOS One,
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Disney on Tuesday announced it was expanding its “Star Wars” universe, hiring the creators behind HBO’s massive TV hit “Game of Thrones” to write a new series of films set in the galaxy far, far away. The Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) said in a statement that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Black Panther,” the first black standalone Marvel superhero movie, won rave reviews on Tuesday with critics praising both its adventure and its portrayal of a majestic Africa. Directed by Ryan Coogler and featuring a predominantly black cast including Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong‘o and Angela Bassett, “Black Panther” was hailed by
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