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  • Review: Gibney presents Steve Jobs' darker side in new docu

    Was Steve Jobs a brilliant visionary whose singular mind, capable of blending art, technology and commerce as never before, inspired the world to "think different" and changed the way we live?

  • DreamWorks to split from Disney: industry source

    Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks film studio plans to part ways with Disney when their distribution tie-up ends in a year's time, an industry source told AFP on Wednesday.

  • Harry Potter's son goes to school: Author

    Harry Potter's fictional son will be among the nervous British children making the move to big school this week, novelist J.K. Rowling has told fans in an announcement that made a generation of loyal readers feel old.

  • Kermit, Miss Piggy find new love: Report

    A new piggy is in town, and this time her name is Denise.

  • Argentine blockbuster spins sordid story at Venice

    Fresh off a record-breaking opening, Argentine crime flick "The Clan," based on the true story of a well-to-do family of kidnappers, is looking for glory at the Venice Film Festival.

  • Critics vote 'Mad Max' best movie of the year

    International critics have voted "Mad Max: Fury Road" as their best film of the year, their main federation said Tuesday.

  • John Legend, David Bowie to write for 'SpongeBob Musical'

    There's a "SpongeBob" musical in the works but the music is no kiddie stuff.

  • Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76

    It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice.

  • Miley Cyrus' bare-breast flash nothing like Janet Jackson's

    Janet Jackson exposed a breast on national television a decade ago, and it sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus' flash barely caused a shrug.

  • Nicki Minaj calls out Miley Cyrus at MTV VMAs

    Nicki Minaj called Miley Cyrus out at the MTV Video Music Awards after the 22-year-old said in an interview that the rapper was being a poor sport about not receiving a nomination for video of the year.

  • 1st African-American actor to play Valjean on Broadway dies

    Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Misérables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.

  • Silence of the Lambs director to get Venice award

    Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme is to be presented with the Visionary Talent award at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, organizers announced Friday.

  • Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, Debbie Reynolds to receive honorary Oscars

    Director Spike Lee and actress Gena Rowlands will receive honorary Oscar awards this year and film star Debbie Reynolds will be awarded a humanitarian prize, Academy Award organizers said Thursday.

  • Iran premieres big-budget epic film 'Muhammad'

    Iran's most expensive movie, "Muhammad", which chronicles the childhood of the Muslim prophet, opened nationwide on Thursday, winning praise from early audiences.

  • Mamma Mia! ABBA's piano up for auction

    The piano that featured on many of ABBA's greatest hits is going under the hammer next month in London, auctioneers Sotheby's said Thursday.

  • Barenboim, Berlin orchestra confirm plans for concert in Tehran

    Israeli-Argentinian conductor Daniel Barenboim is hoping to take one of Germany's top orchestras to Iran to perform a concert there, the Berlin State Opera said Thursday, drawing angry protests from Israel.

  • Warner Bros plans to develop Chinese-language movies

    Warner Brothers, the studio behind Gravity and Interstellar, is in talks to partner with China Media Capital to develop Chinese-language films for China, where a rapidly growing box office continues to lure Hollywood studios.

  • Iran film epic about prophet postponed

    The eagerly awaited premiere of Iran's multimillion-dollar film "Muhammad" about the childhood of the prophet was postponed Wednesday for 24 hours due to technical problems, a spokesman said.

  • Kanye West to be honored at MTV awards

    Mercurial hip-hop great Kanye West will be honored for his career achievements during the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, the organization announced Tuesday.

  • Time for black or gay 007, says Brosnan

    The next James Bond could be black or gay, argues 007 veteran Pierce Brosnan.