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Moviegoers to Hollywood: It better be good
NEW YORK (AP) -- As Hollywood girds for a low-key Fourth of July box office weekend and watches its summer season dip 15 percent below last year's, an even more worrisome trend has taken shape: Moviegoers are growing pickier....

HLN's Nancy Grace leaving her legal show
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tough-talking former prosecutor Nancy Grace is leaving her prime-time show on the HLN network in October....

Alvin Toffler, author of 'Future Shock,' dead at 87
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alvin Toffler, a guru of the post-industrial age whose million-selling "Future Shock" and other books anticipated the disruptions and transformations brought about by the rise of digital technology, has died. He was 87....

Pregnant Alanis Morissette posts nude underwater photo
Alanis Morissette has posted a nude photo of herself sporting a large baby bump while floating underwater....

Planned WTC arts complex gets $75M from Ronald Pearlman
NEW YORK (AP) -- A planned performing arts center for the World Trade Center site has received a $75 million donation from billionaire businessman Ronald Perelman....

Lions Gate to buy cable channel Starz in $4.4 billion deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Film and TV studio Lions Gate is buying cable channel operator Starz in a deal worth $4.4 billion....

Here come the virtual reality Olympics ... for Samsung users
NEW YORK (AP) -- Athletes in Rio will compete to be the fastest sprinter and highest jumper at the Olympics this August. But there's another test underway as well: How well can virtual reality capture sporting events?...

Chechen leader Kadyrov seeks apprentice on reality TV show
MOSCOW (AP) -- Another powerful, controversial man is taking to reality TV to find an assistant - not Donald Trump but the leader of Chechnya....

Smallest national park? Kosciuszko, forgotten son of liberty
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- If the hip-hop Broadway smash "Hamilton" can reignite interest in the first U.S. treasury secretary, what will it take to drum up interest in another forgotten hero from America's fight for independence?...

Asian actors too busy to fret over Hollywood 'white-washing'
TOKYO (AP) -- The film world of Asia, known for producing Akira Kurosawa, Satyajit Ray, Brillante Mendoza and other greats, is too busy making movies of its own to fret much about the debate slamming Hollywood - the casting of white people in roles written for Asians....

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