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‘Furious 7′ revs up record-breaking weekend

Furious 7 didn’t just race to the top of the box office — it lapped the competition. The latest installment in the Fast and Furious franchise sped away with a

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SXSW: Thousands of gigs later, festival is a wrap

Over the last week here, more than 2,200 bands and artists performed more than 3,000 gigs in music halls, bars and even hotel lobbies. And that’s just the official number

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‘It Follows’: Box office curse will only grow

t’s best to be on the lookout for It Follows. The new horror film by director David Robert Mitchell made a big mark during a very limited opening this past

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HBO documentary star Durst facing legal morass

The legal morass of HBO documentary subject Robert Durst promised to get more complicated Tuesday as the wealthy eccentric faced gun charges in New Orleans, murder charges in Los Angeles

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Americans to drop $4.6B to party on St. Pat’s Day

More than half the nation plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and millions will be doing it with a glass of beer. Or several. Americans will spend $4.6 billion to

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Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter join ‘Sharknado 3’

Meet our country’s new president. And his esteemed Veep. Syfy announced today that Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban will play the president of the United States

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Early Weekend Estimates: ‘Focus’ Eyes $18.5M Opening Frame; ‘Kingsman’ Remains Strong W/ $10.8M; ‘The Lazarus Effect’ Scares Up $9.2M

Warner Bros. reports that Focus earned an estimated $6.47 million for its opening day, easily taking first place on Friday. The Will Smith-Margot Robbie con artist flick debuted just under

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Fifty Shades’ Stays On Top, Crosses $400M; ‘Spongebob’ Hits $200M

Fifty Shades of Grey remained as the top film overseas for a second consecutive weekend after grossing $68.1 million at 10,794 dates in 58 territories. The weekend performance lifts the

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David Cronenberg ‘Maps’ his constellation of stars

Hollywood really hasn’t changed much since David Cronenberg started making movies, and neither has the importance of choosing the right

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J.K. Simmons lit up Oscars with simple message

“Call your mom. Call your dad.” That simple call to action from J.K. Simmons went viral during Sunday’s Oscar telecast.

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Without Williams, NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ widens lead

NBC’s viewers aren’t missing Brian Williams. Its Nightly News, with substitute anchor Lester Holt, averaged a first-place 10.1 million viewers

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Rousing underdog tale ‘McFarland’ wins hearts

McFarland, USA is a feel-good sports movie that actually lives up to the notion. The idea of an inspirational saga

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Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler is still amazed by perks of sudden fame

Rob Gronkowski isn’t the only member of the New England Patriots having a few epic post-Super Bowl weeks. The gregarious

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By Jove, is Colin Firth returning for a ‘Kingsman’ sequel?

The Colin Firth faithful (the Firthful?) probably cried in their pints a little bit upon seeing their favorite guy and

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ whips up $30 million

Fifty Shades of Grey opened Friday with a bang — an impressive $30.2 million haul, according to studio estimates. The

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‘Grand Budapest,’ ‘Imitation Game’ top WGAs

The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Imitation Game were named the best original and adapted screenplays of 2014 on Saturday

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‘Fifty Shades’ makes box office its valentine

The only real box office question on Valentine’s Day weekend was just how high the R-rated Fifty Shades of Grey

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‘SNL’: How a ‘variety show’ ignited a comedy revolution

On Oct. 11, 1975, TV history was made. Or at least the variety-show format was turned on its ear, thanks

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‘Nightly News’ keeps ratings lead amid Williams scandal

NBCNightly News with Brian Williams beat its competitors last week while the anchor battled accusations of embellishing stories about his

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Detroit’s walking man to get $350K, lots of advice

One week after he gained global attention for his 21 miles and two bus rides of daily commuting, Detroiter James

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