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Hollywood confronts Trump era – Film on marathon bombing survivor to premiere at hospital

NEW YORK, Aug 28, (AP): FBI battles with the White House. Revelatory government leaks on the front page. Soldiers haunted by unwinnable wars. Courtroom clashes over civil rights. Movies take years to make, but many of this fall’s films may feel almost preternaturally programmed for the President Trump era. Some …

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H’wood honors Pratt with ‘star’ – Action hero proves nice guys finish first

LOS ANGELES, April 22, (Agencies): Action star Chris Pratt swapped his superhero gear for a formal suit Friday as he was awarded a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame for his contribution to cinema. Pratt, 37, found fame as loveable slacker Andy Dwyer on NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation” but …

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H’wood honors actor, activist Sinise – Walk of Fame honoree goes above & beyond for veterans

LOS ANGELES, April 18, (Agencies): Oscar-nominated actor and longtime armed forces champion Gary Sinise was honored on Monday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a markedly military ceremony. The 62-year-old, who has advocated for service personnel and veterans for almost 40 years, was given an honor …

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3 legends on aging as actors

‘Going With Style’ a new old-guy buddy comedy NEW YORK, April 5, (Agencies): Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin would, if they ever sat still long enough, make a respectable Mount Rushmore. One could hardly find a more formidable trio of such overwhelming character. Their voices, alone, are utterly …

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Hollywood’s ‘princess’ Fisher dead at 60 – Star Wars’ icon found best material in her own troubles

LOS ANGELES, Dec 28, (Agencies): After decades of fast living that her fearless “Star Wars” character Princess Leia would have struggled to keep up with, Carrie Fisher died Tuesday following a massive heart attack. She was 60. The American actress, best-selling author and screenwriter — who suffered from numerous addictions …

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Hollywood legend Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at 99 – A rare, unforgettable celebrity

LOS ANGELES, Dec 19, (Agencies): Zsa Zsa Gabor, whose 60-year career of playing herself helped paved the way for today’s celebrity-obsessed culture, has died. She was 99. Publicist Ed Lozzi confirmed to Variety that Gabor died Sunday in her Bel Air mansion. She had been on life support for the …

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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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Keillor says goodbye to ‘Companion’ – Bittersweet final to show at Hollywood Bowl

LOS ANGELES, July 3, (Agencies): Garrison Keillor ended four decades of hosting “A Prairie Home Companion” with his trademark Midwestern reserve combined with frivolity at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday. “I’m from Minnesota, where we’re stoic,” he explained to castmates Tim Russell, Sue Scott and Fred Newman when pressed to …

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Asian actors ignore ‘white-washing’ – ‘Hollywood’s syndrome not a pleasant experience’

TOKYO, June 30, (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. While hurt, …

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