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May 2016

Kidnapping tale ‘Room’ takes top prize at Toronto film festival

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Actor Brie Larson, Jacob Trembley and Joan Allen arrive for the premiere of the movie “Room” during the 40th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO (Reuters) – “Room”, an adaptation of the Man Booker Prize-nominated novel about a mother and child held captive for years, won top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. The People’s Choice Award,…

‘Blood & Oil’ gives North Dakota oilfields soap opera treatment

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Cast members Don Johnson (L) and Chace Crawford from “Blood & Oil” speak at a panel for the ABC television series during the Television Critics Association Cable Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California August 5, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok By Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) – North Dakota’s oil boom gets the Hollywood soap opera treatment in ABC’s “Blood & Oil,” which explores the insatiable lust for money and opportunity…

‘He Named Me Malala’ film is a profile in courage

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Malala Yousafzai attends the premiere of “He Named Me Malala” at the Ziegfeld Theater in Manhattan, New York, September 24, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) – The one thing that makes Malala Yousafzai blush in a documentary about her being released next month is when filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth”) asks the now 18-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner if she would ever ask a boy for…

Italian designer Molinari wants ‘Joie de Vivre’ in Blugirl line

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A model presents a creation from the Blugirl Spring/Summer 2016 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Italy, September 24, 2015. REUTERS/ Stefano Rellandini MILAN (Reuters) – Italian designer Anna Molinari slashed hemlines, pumped volume into sleeves and printed butterflies on tops and dresses for next spring in her “Joie de Vivre” Blugirl womenswear collection, shown on Thursday. Models strutted down the catwalk in short feathered black dresses, crop tops, jumpsuits,…

Country singer Underwood says her songs are for ‘real people’

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Carrie Underwood performs “Little Toy Guns” during the 2015 CMT Awards in Nashville, Tennessee June 10, 2015. REUTERS/Harrison McClary By Joel Flynn LONDON (Reuters) – Singing a live-streamed concert in London, seven-time Grammy award winning American country singer Carrie Underwood said she thinks her style of music knows no boundaries because it’s about “real people” everywhere. “I definitely get that country music has most of its culture in the (United)…

Polish court to decide on Polanski’s extradition on October 30

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Filmmaker Roman Polanski talks to the media after a court hearing in Krakow February 25, 2015. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel By Wojciech Zurawski KRAKOW, Poland (Reuters) – A Polish court said on Tuesday it would rule on a U.S. request to extradite Roman Polanski over a 1977 child sex conviction at a sitting on October 30. The United States requested Polanski’s extradition from Poland after he made a high-profile appearance in Warsaw…

‘The Simpsons’ return with marital strife, murder and Spider-Pig

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The characters of Homer (R) and Bart Simpson pose by the star of Matt Groening, creator of “The Simpsons,” before it was unveiled on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California February 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – If fans of “The Simpsons” thought that, after 26 years, Fox’s never-aging animated family will not have any new challenges, they are about to be mistaken. “The…

Emporio Armani presents breezy line for next spring

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A model presents a creation from the Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 2016 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Italy, September 25, 2015. REUTERS/ Stefano Rellandini MILAN (Reuters) – Italian designer Giorgio Armani presented fluid silhouettes and overlapping layers in shades of pink inspired by a “summer breeze” on Friday as he showed next spring’s Emporio Armani collection for women at Milan Fashion Week. Armani, who celebrates four decades in fashion this…