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Writers Guild overwhelmingly ratifies new 3-year contract
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members of the Writers Guild of America have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract with television and film producers.The guild announced Wednesday that the new agreement passed by a 99 percent margin, with only 30 members voting no out of nearly 3,650 ballots cast.

For 'The Beguiled,' Coppola turns again to Dunst and Fanning
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CANNES, France (AP) — Sofia Coppola has rocked the Cannes Film Festival with the premiere of her latest film, "The Beguiled," which offers a female spin on a famed 1970s film with the opposite perspective."The Beguiled" is Coppola's remake of Don Siegel's 1971 Civil War film starring Clint Eastwood as an injured Union soldier who takes shelter in an all-girls boarding school in the South.

After breaking even, NY City Opera stays with reduced season
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NEW YORK (AP) — After breaking even in its first full season since emerging from bankruptcy, New York City Opera said Wednesday it will stick with a reduced schedule of four main-stage productions in 2017-18 and does not envision getting much larger.Citing competition from events throughout the area and technology that makes performances around the world available on the internet, general direct

Dustin Hoffman: 'I try to improve each day, but you don't'
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CANNES, France (AP) — Afternoon Mediterranean light pours into an open doorway where Dustin Hoffman sits, grinning.He will turn 80 this summer and his hair, still full, is mostly white. But he looks remarkably good.

London premiere of 'Wonder Woman' is canceled after attack
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LONDON (AP) — The glitzy, star-filled London premiere of "Wonder Woman" has been scrapped following the terror attack in Manchester.Stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright had been scheduled to walk a red carpet on May 31 to help welcome the super hero film to Europe.

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' sails into new franchise waters
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain Jack Sparrow might be a household name, but despite the cultural clout, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise has gone adrift. In some ways, it's been a series of diminishing returns, and they're not done yet.

Native Hawaiian wanted for King Kamehameha movie role
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HONOLULU (AP) — The director of "The Islands" is looking for Native Hawaiians to star in his movie about the state's history — and he's not just looking for extras.One lucky native will get a shot at playing King Kamehameha.The movie is based on the true story of Hawaii's beginnings: from Captain Cook's arrival, to the king's unification wars, to the overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani's monarchy.

Coppola, Kidman put Cannes spotlight on gender imbalance
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CANNES, France (AP) — Nicole Kidman criticized Hollywood's rate of hiring women directors and vowed to support female filmmakers at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday.Kidman said that women "have to support female filmmakers — that's just a given now." She was speaking on behalf of Sofia Coppola's "The Beguiled," one of three films directed by women in competition for the Palme d'Or in Cann

Roger Moore, the happy James Bond, enjoyed life and a good joke
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His name was Moore. Roger Moore.Never, quite, Bond. James Bond. And yet to millions of moviegoers around the world he was Agent 007, taking over the role from Sean Connery for seven movies, from 1973 to 1985.Critics discounted his Bond as campy, outlandish and occasionally buffoonish, but many fans found his Bond to be great fun.

Tom Cruise reveals 'Top Gun 2' to start filming soon
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SYDNEY (AP) — The Danger Zone may have gotten old and dusty, but Tom Cruise says he's about to fly back in.The 54-year-old actor says the long-discussed sequel to "Top Gun" is a sure thing and should start shooting soon.Cruise made the announcement Wednesday in response to questions from anchors on the Australian morning news show "Sunrise."The actor said filming will likely begin within the nex

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