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2 hrs ago | The New York Observer

James Franco Takes His Directorial Meat Cleaver to Cormac McCarthy's 'Child of God'

What did we do to deserve James Franco? A good actor who sees himself as director, writer, poet, artist, visionary and God only knows what else, he thinks he's Orson Welles.

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Related Topix: As I Lay Dying, John Steinbeck, Sevier County, TN

7 hrs ago | WHAS11

Dr. Seuss is on the loose again in new collection

From the literary lost and found like the ones in the back of elementary school classrooms come four "new" illustrated stories by Dr. Seuss that will be published for the first time collected in a book.

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Related Topix: Dr. Seuss, Family, Kids, Louisville, KY

10 hrs ago | WSJ Media and Advertising

Producer Says New Starz Series 'Outlander' Not Easy to Shoot

The weather and the use of horses are the biggest challenges in shooting "Outlander," a new television show based on the popular series of novels set in Scotland in the mid-1700s, said executive producer Ronald D. Moore.

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Related Topix: Diana Gabaldon, Advertising

10 hrs ago | River Front Times

Stray Dog Theatre's Funny Girl Stumbles With Miscast Lovers, Curse of Barbra Streisand

There are really two stars in any revival of Funny Girl , the much-lauded but rarely produced musical now playing at Stray Dog Theatre: Barbra Streisand and whoever else happens to be cast in the role of Fanny Brice.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Musical Movies, Funny Girl, Celebrities, Barbra Streisand, Ziegfeld Follies

10 hrs ago | Evening Times

Downton Abbey actress in talks to appear in BBC's War and Peace adaptation

The 25-year-old blonde - who plays rebellious Lady Rose in the hit ITV period drama - would star as heroine Natasha Rostova, the part taken by Audrey Hepburn in the 1956 film version of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel.

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Related Topix: Audrey Hepburn, Celebrities, Jane Austen, Arts, Literature

14 hrs ago | Canberra City News

Courtroom drama "The Burning" focuses on father and son at the Q

MOST theatregoers are well-acquainted with Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" and John Whiting's "The Devils," based on a book by Aldous Huxley, but now it's time for Canberrans to see "The Burning," by admired local playwright Duncan Ley, opening tomorrow at The Q. Like "The Devils," it's set in the early 1600s, this time in Germany, where a gripping ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arthur Miller, Australia, World News,

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Examiner.com

Fox News: 'Blacks' in the ghetto are taught it's OK to smoke weed

Don Cannon protests on the steps of New York City Hall in support of the proposed Fairness and Equity Act, which would attempt to reform racially biased arrests in regards to marijuana possession in New York state The drug war is a debate that the left, right and those in between have been having for years.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, The O'Reilly Factor, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Bill O'reilly

Canada.com

Movie critic: Fifty Shades of Grey trailer is a big turnoff

The one thing you must never admit when you are a film critic is that a film has turned you on.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Music!, Thriller, Crime Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Marilyn Monroe

The Daily Beast

Middle-Earth's Heart Of War By John Garth

It's sixty years since the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien's first volume of The Lord of The Rings .

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Related Topix: J.R.R. Tolkien

Philly.com

Nellie McKay's unorthodox ways come to the Sellersville Theater

And her new show will do nothing to change that. McKay brings A Girl Named Bill: The Life and Times of Billy Tipton to the Sellersville Theater on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Sellersville, PA, Nellie McKay, Jazz, Cole Porter, Entertainment

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Weird Al comedy album reaches #1

His career has spanned actual vinyl records, CDs, and now where music can be directly downloaded to computers, phones and tables.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Steve Martin, Weird

Radio Borders

Hobbit Trailer: Climax Of Middle-Earth Saga

The video for the Peter Jackson-directed film, titled The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, depicts an epic-scale battle that takes place in Middle-earth, based on the books by JRR Tolkien.

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Related Topix: J.R.R. Tolkien

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Asbury Park Press

Star Wars' will brighten a galaxy - Star Wars' will brighten a...

'Star Wars' will brighten a galaxy Jason Aaron is putting his Darth Vader carrying case to good use again.

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Related Topix: Star Wars, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, LucasArts, Video Games, Celebrities, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Entertainment

Washington Times

'Of Mice and Men' leaves Broadway on a record high

The show, co-starring Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester, said Monday it earned $1,038,106 for the week ending Sunday, setting a new eight-performance weekly record gross at the Longacre Theatre and marking the first time the theater ever housed a show that crossed the $1 million mark.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater, John Steinbeck

DVD Times

The Hobbit - Battle of the Five Armies teaser

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves.

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Related Topix: J.R.R. Tolkien

Jacksonville Daily News

Sopkiw graduates with bachelor degree

Brittany Sopkiw, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sopkiw of Jacksonville recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Pensacola Christian College during spring 2014 commencements.

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Related Topix: Jacksonville, AL, Pensacola Christian College

Mirror.co.uk

'Dying' kittens are fighting fit after being dumped and left for dead in busy street

Cat lover Caroline Alexander came to the rescue after the four young moggies were dumped outside her Birmingham home at midnight A few days ago, these super-cute kittens were fighting for their young lives after being dumped on the street.

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Related Topix: Weird

Sunday Herald

VisitScotland: Outlander could serve as Scotland's answer to Game of Thrones

A major new television series set in Scotland could serve as the country's answer to Game Of Thrones, according to tourism chiefs.

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Related Topix: Diana Gabaldon

Examiner.com

Bingley's Teas returns to Jane Austen Festival with new tea blends

Bingley's Teas featured prominently once again at the Jane Austen Festival last weekend, selling their products in their distinctive tent as well as being part of the afternoon tea menu.

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Related Topix: Tea, Drink, Jane Austen, Louisville, KY

Mirror.co.uk

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson wore an Evil Jester disguise to avoid Comic Con fan mob

"There's a certain reality to me going out now. I'd get six paces, no further, and it would be selfies, and nothing else.," said 52-year-old The 52-year-old director revealed he managed to explore the cult entertainment expo on Saturday without being hassled for selfies by dressing up as the Evil Jester.

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Related Topix: J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Warner Bros., Video Games

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