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Q&A: Meet 'Roxanne, Roxanne' breakout Chante Adams
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Actress Chante Adams had just graduated from Carnegie Mellon University when she got a call from a casting agent who wanted her to audition to be the lead in the Roxanne Shante biopic "Roxanne, Roxanne." Adams had no feature credits to her name and a background in theater. But the agent saw something in her at CMU's senior showcase, where students perform in front of agents, managers and casting directors, and sought her out....

Matt Damon says he'll pitch clean water to Trump
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Matt Damon took the cause of clean water to the Sundance Film Festival, where he said he's hoping to pitch Donald Trump on the issue....

Dee Rees' American odyssey 'Mudbound' captivates Sundance
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Director Dee Rees wanted to get to the big questions in her enthralling period epic "Mudbound." Specifically: What is it to be a citizen and what is it to fight for a country that doesn't fight for you? The film, which premiered Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival, had audiences raving and some already speculating about Oscar chances....

Whitehead, Desmond receive medals from library association
NEW YORK (AP) -- Colson Whitehead's latest honor is a thank-you from the country's libraries....

No more nerds, sex bombs: Female animators draw away clich�s
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) -- The California Institute of the Arts was created partly by Walt Disney's desire to bring more top-flight animators into the profession. And it has during its 47 years, though for a long time almost all were men....

Philippine leader tames his words for Miss Universe hopefuls
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has delivered a speech without sex jokes and expletives - telling the gathering of Miss Universe contestants that he was told to watch his language....

Trump's 'running war' on the media undermines trust
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump's "running war" on the media is continuing into his presidency, with statements over the weekend calling into question the extent to which information from the White House can be trusted....

Alec Baldwin's Trump wasn't on 'SNL,' but mock-Putin was
NEW YORK (AP) -- Maybe Alec Baldwin was busy. Maybe "Saturday Night Live" figured viewers had seen plenty of President Donald Trump for real this inauguration weekend....

Villains and vixens dominate cartoon roles for women
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) -- More women are entering the field of animation, and one of their goals is to create more realistic female characters - not just the stereotypical nerds, sex bombs and villains that dominate now....

Shyamalan's 'Split' rules inauguration weekend with $40.2M
NEW YORK (AP) -- M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller "Split" blew away box-office expectations, earning $40.2 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday....

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