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Lifetime TV to feature several touring Broadway shows

AP Photo/Carol Rosegg NEW YORK (AP) — Lifetime TV’s “The Balancing Act” will feature several touring Broadway shows this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on “Kinky Boots,” “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,”...
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TV depiction of Colombia’s only saint angers her devotees

AP Photo/Fernando Vergara BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia’s next big prime-time sensation. But the planned debut Wednesday of a TV soap opera dramatizing the life of...

Kristen Stewart, Idris Elba in Venice Film Festival lineup

ROME (AP) — This year’s Venice Film Festival will include Kristen Stewart in a sci-fi romance, a war story with Idris Elba and a thriller starring Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson. Organizers announced a 21-strong competition lineup Wednesday that includes Drake...
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Trevor Noah takes on racism, skips politics in standup gig

AP Photo SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — In an hour-long comedy set, Trevor Noah hit the kind of social satire notes to be expected of Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” heir. Noah riffed at length Tuesday night about black fear of police violence. He called out...
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Oculus’ debuts virtual reality film ‘Henry’

AP Photo BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers – and Hollywood – about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium. The VR company, which Facebook acquired for...
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Review: “Tour” a worthy look at artist as reluctant subject

AP Photo LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many journalists who have written feature profiles of public figures will have experienced that light-bulb moment, once the cautious mutual-assessment phase is concluded and you start digging for the meat, when the subject perhaps casually...
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Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth ready to be a normal couple

AP Photo/Rick Rowell NEW YORK (AP) — Now that they’re finally engaged, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth are ready to go on their first real-world date. The bachelorette and her chosen fianc are now able to live their love away from TV cameras after Monday...
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Matthew Broderick joins Broadway’s ‘Sylvia’

AP Photo/Andy Kropa NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick has joined the upcoming cast of A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia” on Broadway. Broderick, who recently appeared in “It’s Only a Play,” joins previously announced...
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Dr. Seuss book explores what came before ‘One Fish Two Fish’

AP Photo HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” isn’t the only book out this summer that reveals another look at beloved characters. Released Tuesday, “What Pet Should I Get?” by Dr. Seuss features the same siblings as...

Fugitive’s role in horror film leads to his arrest

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A fugitive has been arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a Washington state newspaper that ran a story about a low-budget horror movie. The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1JqhmOs ) that 44-year-old Jason Stange, a convicted bank robber,...