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Coen Brothers tap Clooney, Johansson for all-star studio comedy


LOS ANGELES - Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen will turn their wit on the complex workings of Hollywood's studios in a comedy featuring George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, Universal Pictures said on Wednesday.

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Film-maker Shonali Bose hopes to take gay issues out of the closet

MUMBAI - Director Shonali Bose is hoping her new film will throw a spotlight on gay rights in a country where homosexuality remains taboo and little progress has been made on repealing a colonial-era law banning gay sex.

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Book Talk: Black music, white culture and a legendary U.S. highway

BOSTON - Author Dennis McNally accompanied the Grateful Dead as a publicist and historian on the band's “long strange trip,” and he chronicled Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation author of “On the Road.”

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Book Talk: Alan Cumming believes in putting everything out there


BOSTON - Scottish actor Alan Cumming has won accolades for his performances, including current stints as a manipulative Chicago political operative on TV's “The Good Wife” and a revival of his Tony-winning role in the Broadway musical “Cabaret.”

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Slipknot tops Billboard album chart as Swift eyes big debut


LOS ANGELES - Heavy metal rockers Slipknot took the lead on the weekly U.S. Billboard chart on Wednesday, a week ahead of Taylor Swift's projected year's biggest album opening.

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Purple haze of jacarandas draws Japanese to South Africa

PRETORIA - Eighty-one-year-old Sachiko Asano travelled 8,500 miles to Africa to see jacaranda trees in bloom, one of hundreds of Japanese inspired by a culture of flower-viewing to make the trek every year.

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Nintendo to develop "quality of life" device to track sleep, fatigue - CEO


TOKYO - Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co Ltd will develop a device to measure a user's fatigue and map their sleep, Chief Executive Satoru Iwata said on Thursday, the first offering from the company's newly created healthcare division.

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Wed, Oct 29 2014

War reporter-turned movie maker turns camera on Egyptian slums


ABU DHABI - After working as a war cameraman for 18 years, getting injured twice along the way, Egyptian journalist Ibrahim al Batout decided to get away from the real-life violence and make movies.

29 Oct 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell dies in Vermont

- Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell died on Tuesday at his home in Vermont after battling leukemia, his wife said on Wednesday. He was 87.

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Rap's Suge Knight, comedian Katt Williams arrested in robbery case

LOS ANGELES - Hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of stealing a camera from a celebrity photographer in Beverly Hills last month, the Los Angeles County District attorney said on Wednesday.

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