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  • 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' conquers the box office

    After three weeks of box office dominance, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1" ceded its reign to "Exodus: Gods and Kings." The biblical epic easily ruled the weekend with a $24.5 million debut, according to box office tracker Rentrak's Sunday estimates, while "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" dominated international charts with a staggering $117.6 million from 38 territories in advance of its North America release this week.

  • The rise of independent record stores

    Jakarta has a string of new record stores notable for their different approach. Let’s hope they’ll be here for the long run.

  • TheOvertunes: Band of soulful brothers

    The Jakarta-based newcomers — Mikha Angelo Brahmantyo, 17, Reuben Nathaniel Brahmantyo, 18, and Mada Emmanuelle Brahmantyo, 20 — have set a new standard in the Indonesian music industry with their naturally stunning talent in music, which easily touches anyone’s heart.

  • N. Korea denies Sony hack, calls it 'righteous deed'

    North Korea released a statement Sunday that clearly relished a cyberattack on Sony Pictures, which is producing an upcoming film that depicts an assassination plot against Pyongyang's supreme leader.

  • 'Hunger Games' tops slow weekend at the box office

    "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" continues to dominate the domestic box office, but awards season hopefuls "Wild" and "The Imitation Game" proved their might with impressive limited release showings on this sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend.

  • A good cocktail of everything

     

    Drama, romance, religion and comedy are the most popular and commercial genres in the Indonesian film scene.

  • Detectives meeting with possible Bill Cosby victim

    A Los Angeles police spokeswoman says detectives are meeting with a woman who is a possible victim of sexual assault by comedian Bill Cosby.

  • Bill Cosby resigns from Temple University board

    Bill Cosby stepped down as a trustee of his beloved Temple University following renewed accusations that he had drugged and sexually assaulted a string of women over many years.

  • 'Mockingjay' tops 'Penguins,' 'Horrible Bosses'

    Moviegoers wanted another helping of "The Hunger Games."

  • A legendary producer bridging the old & new in music

    He still enters a recording studio with excitement, feeling the joy of working with creative people — even on the other side of the globe from home.

  • Ben Hanlin: The lighter side of magic

    After making his name by shock-tricking unsuspecting strangers and celebrities with his signature naughty magic, British magician Ben Hanlin is looking forward to doing some more hilarious and edgy pranks.

  • Local Natives: In a happy place with their new album

    Shedding the emotional, sophomoric record they released just last year, American indie rock band Local Natives is currently on cloud nine as they hit the studio again to work on their new album.

  • Billy Joel to set Madison Square Garden record

    Billy Joel will set a record for the most performances by any artist at Madison Square Garden with his upcoming 65th show scheduled for this summer.

  • Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

    A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.

  • TV Land pulls 'Cosby Show' from lineup

    NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of "The Cosby Show," moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had sexually assaulted her.

  • Bob Marley heirs join US firm to launch pot brand

    A U.S. private equity firm announced Tuesday it has joined the family of late reggae star Bob Marley in hopes of building what it touts as the "world's first global cannabis brand."

  • Bill Cosby hunkers down as rape scandal rages

    After Bill Cosby settled a civil lawsuit in 2006 alleging that he'd repeatedly sexually assaulted a woman, his image as America's dad may have been temporarily tarnished, but was far from destroyed.

  • 'Dumb and Dumber To' tops box office with $38.1M

    At the movies, idiocy never goes out of style.

  • ‘Big Hero 6’ A funny, action-packed superhero film

    Big Hero 6, the latest addition to the list of action-packed superhero movies, offers an animated riff on the genre, giving fans a chance to feast their eyes on extravagant visual treats.

  • The Cat Empire: A band with no genre

    While The Cat Empire is referred to as an “Australian ska and jazz” band by the media; this depiction does them no justice, as their performances also include elements of funk, reggae and even hip-hop to entertain audiences — and to prompt people into dancing all night long.

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