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  • 'Hunger Games' tops U.S. box office with $123 million opening

    Cast member Lawrence poses at the premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" in Los AngelesBy Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" tallied $123 million in ticket sales to top weekend box office charts and score the year's biggest U.S. opening, according to studio estimates. The third installment of the blockbuster "Hunger Games" action movie series starring Jennifer Lawrence added a further $152 million at overseas box offices for a global opening weekend tally of $275 million, tracking firm Rentrak said. ...

  • 'Mockingjay, Part 1' opens with $123 million

    In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1." (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close)NEW YORK (AP) — "Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the previous installments of "The Hunger Games," but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

  • Kevin Costner On Working With Rene Russo, Jennifer Aniston & 'Timelessly Hot' Susan Sarandon
    Kevin Costner has shared the screen with a bevy of Hollywood's A-list beauties during his four decades as an actor. Access Hollywood caught up with the star at the Napa Valley Film Festival (where he was presented with the BVisionary Award), where he opened up about his past female co-stars, starting with Susan Sarandon.

  • 'Blind Massage' big Golden Horse winner in Taiwan

    Best Feature Film director Lou Ye, third from right, Best New Performer Zhang Lei, second from right and fellow production staff hold six awards for the film “Blind Massage” at the 51st Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The Golden Horse awards are one of the Chinese-language film industry's biggest annual events. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese-French film about blind masseurs and Chinese actor and director Chen Jianbin scooped the most accolades at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse movie awards, considered the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars.

  • Bill Cosby says he does not have to 'answer to innuendos': report

    Actor Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New YorkLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby spoke out against a wave of sexual assault allegations but told a Florida publication he does not have to "answer to innuendos." Cosby, 77, spoke to the newspaper Florida Today on Friday, before performing his comedy routine at a theater in Melbourne, Florida. The comedian has refused to address questions about allegations made by a number of women who said he forced himself on them sexually, with some accusing him of drugging them first. ...

  • 'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion costume up for sale

    FILE - In this 1939 file photo originally released by Warner Bros., from left, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Judy Garland as Dorothy, and Jack Haley as the Tin Woodman, are shown in a scene from "The Wizard of Oz." A Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" is up for sale. Lahr’s costume will be auctioned with other Hollywood items Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in New York by Bonhams, said a spokesman for the owner, James Comisar. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" is up for sale.

  • Mexicans turning to humor in mansion scandal

    FILE - In this YouTube video posted on Nov. 18, 2014 on the personal Website of Mexico's first lady, Angelica Rivera, the wife of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto tries to clarify a scandal over her purchase of a mansion from a government contractor, saying she used her own money in the deal and plans to put her stake in the home up for sale to avoid any doubts. The speech this week was meant to squelch criticism over her purchase of a $7 million mansion, but by mentioning that Televisa paid her more than $6.5 million in 2010, Rivera prompted Mexican wits to ponder who else might be interested in the apparent perks of a telenovela career with the network. (AP Photo/YouTube via, File)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Brad Pitt and George Clooney are intercepted by Mexico's border patrol. Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, is ready to audition for a soap opera.

  • Matt Smith to face the undead again in 'Patient Zero'

    Matt Smith is set to star in "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and in "Terminator : Genisys" in 2015.The actor will star alongside Natalie Dormer ("Hunger Games") in a movie set in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by "a new species driven by violence", according to Deadline.

  • Thai students detained at 'Hunger Games' opening

    Nachacha Kongudom, 21, raises a three-fingered salute outside a cinema where “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” is showing, in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Police detained three students Thursday at the opening of the latest "Hunger Games" movie in Thailand, where opponents of May’s military coup have adopted the film’s three-finger salute as a sign of defiance. The military-imposed government has banned the gesture, which symbolizes rebellion against totalitarian rule in the film series. One cinema chain in the country's capital canceled all screenings of the movie ahead of its Thursday opening after a student group planned an anti-coup protest outside one of its theaters. Activists say police pressured the chain to halt the showings. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)BANGKOK (AP) — Police detained three students Thursday at the opening of the latest "Hunger Games" movie in Thailand, where opponents of May's military coup have adopted the film's three-finger salute as a sign of defiance.

  • From Arnie to Zsa Zsa: the immigrant road to Hollywood

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Austrian muscleman turned A-list actor, in "The Terminator"Arnold Schwarzenegger famously made it big in Hollywood from humble -- and foreign -- beginnings. But he was hardly the first newcomer to strike gold in Tinseltown.