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Big 'Deadpool' debut annihilates 'Fifty Shades' record, more
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The R-rated "Deadpool" has taken the box office by storm, annihilating records with an eye-popping $135 million from its first three days in theaters, according to comScore estimates Sunday....

'Spotlight,' 'Big Short' win Writers Guild of America awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oscar contenders "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America at a ceremony Saturday that was held in Los Angeles and New York....

DiCaprio favored for best-actor prize at Britain's BAFTAs
LONDON (AP) -- Leonardo DiCaprio could add to his accolades for epic endurance story "The Revenant" with a win at the British Academy Film Awards....

Munn, Segel help film academy honor inventors, engineers
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Subjects like rapid prototyping, 3-D texture painting and the intricacies of digital media review systems became comic material Saturday for Olivia Munn and Jason Segel, hosts of the film academy's Scientific and Technical Awards. Or at least they tried their best....

Rihanna, Usher, Wonder honor Lionel Richie on Grammy weekend
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rihanna, Usher, Stevie Wonder and John Legend paid tribute to Lionel Richie in a musical tribute touching on his roots in R&B to his string of romantic, easy-listening ballads that ruled the airwaves in the 1980s....

The Roots jam with Lenny Kravitz ahead of Grammys
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Roots let Lenny Kravitz - and several other famous friends - rule ahead of the Grammys....

Demolition next door puts archaeology museum on shaky ground
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has moved thousands of ancient treasures offsite and is using vibration sensors to monitor delicate items still on display while an earth-shaking demolition project continues next door....

Review: Hulu's '11.22.63' mini-series a dreary TV effort
NEW YORK (AP) -- No one would figure going back in time to spare the life of JFK would be easy or quick. But does it have to drag on so long and be this tiresome to watch?...

Debut edition of Spider-Man comic headed to auction
CALVERTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Walter Yakoboski scraped together nearly every penny he made as short-order cook in 1979 to begin buying a small collection of rare comic books for $10,000, hoping his boyhood passion could one day pay off as an investment....

Dog gone: Frei set to host 27th, final Westminster telecast
NEW YORK (AP) -- He's become the face of dogs, with a voice as gentle as a Saint Bernard, as friendly as a chocolate Lab....

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