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Showtime to air rare Prince music film, 'Sign O' the Times'
NEW YORK (AP) -- A rare Prince music film, "Sign O' the Times," will air on Showtime beginning Sept. 16....

'Hellboy' casting prompts backlash over 'whitewashing'
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Hollywood film yet again finds itself responding to a social-media outcry over the casting of a Caucasian actor in a role that was originally Asian-American....

Taylor Swift ends intrigue, announces new album in November
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yes, Taylor Swift fans, Wednesday was a lucky one for you....

Clinton: My 'skin crawled' as Trump hovered on debate stage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump's pacing, hovering demeanor onstage during an October 2016 presidential debate made her so uncomfortable "my skin crawled." She says in her upcoming book that Trump shadowed her so closely she had to resist shouting out, "Back up you creep, get away from me."...

LOCKN' festival to bring positive vibes to Charlottesville
NEW YORK (AP) -- Though the LOCKN' Festival had been in the works for more than six months, the event taking place about 40 minutes from Charlottesville, Virginia, will now serve as an uplifting moment for the city following its racially charged rally that left one dead and others injured....

Film Review: Animated 'LEAP!' sets a low barre
An animated "Flashdance" meets "Cinderella," ''LEAP !" isn't so much bad as it is bewildering. The feature about an orphan girl who dreams of dancing professionally is set very vaguely in the 1880s, in Brittany and Paris, and contains nods to that general time - like an under-construction Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower. (Never mind that when work started on the Eiffel Tower in 1887, the Statue of Liberty was already perched in the New York Harbor). But the characters talk like it's present day (or in some cases, like it's 25 years ago, throwing out zingers like "it's Hammer time!") and dress like they're in a Barbie-steampunk production of "Fame." One aspiring ballerina wears a pink sweatband and leg warmers. Others dress like Dickensian street urchins. And then there's all the anachronistic pop music....

Review: Netflix's 'Death Note' gets lost in translation
When "Death Note" begins, we learn that Seattle teenager Light Turner has a crush on a cheerleader at his high school. So when these two would-be lovebirds finally talk for the first time and really open up to each other, Turner has to be honest: "It's going to sound a little crazy," he tells her, "but I have a death god."...

Mel B dumps water on Simon Cowell on 'America's Got Talent'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Simon Cowell has been left all wet by a joke he made at the expense of fellow "America's Got Talent" judge Mel B....

Bruno Mars meets source of nickname: Bruno Sammartino
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Bruno Mars has met the man he's nicknamed after: former pro wrestling champion Bruno Sammartino....

Farm Mark Twain bought for his daughter on market for $1.8M
REDDING, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut farm once owned by Mark Twain is for sale for $1.8 million....

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