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Bryan Cranston almost turned down ‘Godzilla’ role

AP Photo/Jordan Strauss NEW YORK (AP) — Bryan Cranston says he’s excited to be part of “Godzilla 2014″ but almost turned down the role because he was still working on “Breaking Bad” and thought he had to follow with “something...

APNewsBreak: Pat Conroy manuscripts being archived

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A vast collection of author Pat Conroy’s handwritten manuscripts, personal papers and family memorabilia is going to the University of South Carolina and will be made available to scholars around the world. Conroy is appearing Friday at the...

Florence official: Kardashian-West to wed May 24

ROME (AP) — A spokeswoman at the Florence mayor’s office says Kim Kardashian and Kayne West will get married at Florence’s 16th-century Belvedere Fort on May 24. Spokeswoman Elisa Di Lupo says the couple rented the fort, located next to Florence’s famed...
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‘Halo’ TV series, ‘Halo 5′ game launching in 2015

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren LOS ANGELES (AP) — Master Chief is returning to the battlefield next year. Microsoft announced plans Friday to release the video game sequel “Halo 5: Guardians” for the Xbox One and a “Halo” television series to be produced by...
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Katzenberg celebrates DreamWorks 20th at Cannes

AP Photo/Alastair Grant CANNES, France (AP) — Sitting on the terrace of the Carlton Hotel on the Cannes coastline, Jeffery Katzenberg gazes out at the teeming Croisette. It’s familiar territory. “We roll big here,” he says. “We’ve been doing...
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CANNES WATCH: Adams, MJ films sold; Jenner wows

AP Photo/Virginia Mayo CANNES, France (AP) — The Associated Press is all over the Cannes Film Festival – from its glitzy premieres to the celeb parties and quirky moments in between. Here’s what reporters have seen and heard: — PARAMOUNT BUYS ADAMS SCI-FI...
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Beyonce, Jay Z, Solange moving past attack video

AP Photo/Evan Agostini NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange say they have worked through and are moving on since a video leaked this week of Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator. “As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday,...
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La Scala to oust general director after 1st season

AP Photo/Luca Bruno MILAN (AP) — The board of La Scala voted Thursday to oust its incoming general director at the end of his first season in the latest behind-the-scenes melodrama to roil the fabled opera house. Salzburg Festival director Alexander Pereira had been brought...
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Oprah Winfrey helps Barbara Walters say farewell

AP Photo/Lou Rocco NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton paid surprise visits to Barbara Walters on Thursday as the veteran newswoman taped her final edition of “The View” to end a half-century career on television....
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Foo Fighters to show making of album on HBO series

AP Photo/John Shearer NEW YORK (AP) — The Foo Fighters are headed to the small screen. The rock band said Thursday it will show the making of its new album in a series on HBO. The series will feature the group recording one song in eight cities, including Chicago, Los...