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Entertainment

‘Miss Sloane’ tense political thriller – Strong performance by Chastain

LOS ANGELES, Nov 12, (RTRS): Further evidence of the Aaron Sorkinization of American screenwriting, “Miss Sloane” is a talky, tense political thriller, full of verbal sparring and fiery monologues, undone by a really dumb ending. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t smart for most of its running time. Constructed like …

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‘U.N.C.L.E.’ star Vaughn dies – ‘Excellent actor’

LOS ANGELES, Nov 12, (RTRS): Robert Vaughn, who starred as Napoleon Solo on TV’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” from 1964-68, died Friday morning of acute leukemia, his manager Matthew Sullivan told Variety. He was 83. Vaughn began undergoing treatment for the illness this year on the East Coast. The James …

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Music-lovers mourn Cohen – ‘Hallelujah’ singer dead at 82

MONTREAL, Nov 11, (AFP): Leonard Cohen, one of his generation’s most respected musicians and poets who delved into the spiritual on songs such as “Hallelujah,” has died at age 82. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries,” read a statement Thursday on his website and Facebook …

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Celeb backing failed to lift Clinton – H’wood in shock over Trump victory

NEW YORK, Nov 11, (Agencies): One lesson from the 2016 campaign: Celebrities guarantee attention, but they don’t ensure votes. Few presidential candidates attracted as much A-list support as did former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But rallies in Ohio with LeBron James, Beyonce and Jay Z did …

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Redmayne finally gets his Harry Potter ‘shot’ – High-pressured role

NEW YORK, Nov 11, (AP): After spending two straight falls consumed by awards season, Eddie Redmayne is taking a break from the Oscars and fronting his first franchise. In the Harry Potter prequel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the mantle of J.K. Rowling’s leading man has been passed …

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Celebs express dismay, hope – Trump victory stuns Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, Nov 10, (AP): Donald Trump’s election stunned many, including celebrities who overwhelmingly supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Here’s how some of them reacted to his victory: n “Canada has just started building a wall.” — Comedian Ricky Gervais. n “Great faith in God works. Mr @realDonaldTrump I’m proud …

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Adams evolves as an actress – ‘Arrival’, ‘Nocturnal’ show actress’ growth

TORONTO, Nov 8, (Agencies): For a time, Amy Adams, a former chorus girl from Colorado, was known for her princesses and country girls: sweet and sunny characters that helped make Adams a star. “I call them the innocents — like Picasso, my ‘innocent period’,” Adams says, chuckling. “But the naivety …

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‘Mozart 225’ packs all his music – Williams sees Take That reunion

 ‘Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition’ (Decca and Deutsche Grammophon) What measures 11 inches square and 7 inches high, weighs 21 1/2 pounds and takes 10 days and nights to play? Answer: A new box set jam-packed with 200 CDs that contains every note composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in …

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Bieber tops MTV awards – Beyonce snubbed

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov 7, (Agencies): Pop superstar Justin Bieber pipped Lady Gaga at the MTV Europe Music awards Sunday, snapping up the lion’s share as megastar Beyonce was left empty-handed. In the high-energy show in the Dutch port of Rotterdam, the chart-topping Canadian singer’s legendary army of fans dubbed “Beliebers” …

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Hanks, Portman bag yr’s first honors – Awards-season campaigning underway at HFAs

LOS ANGELES, Nov 7, (Agencies): Tom Hanks and Natalie Portman took top acting honors on Sunday at the Hollywood Film Awards (HFAs), billed as the official start of the film industry’s annual prize-giving season. The “Hollywood Blockbuster Award” went to Disney’s “The Jungle Book” while there was a comedy prize …

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