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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Final 'Hunger Games' movie hits screens, success expected
The fourth and final film in the blockbuster "Hunger Games" series -- a dystopian fantasy saga that turned Jennifer Lawrence into a Hollywood mega-star -- hits the big screen this week and is expected to catch fire at the box office.
Spielberg, Streisand to get US Presidential Medal of Freedom
Movie mogul Steven Spielberg, singer-director Barbra Streisand, and songwriter James Taylor are among the 17 people to be awarded a U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House announced Monday.
You don't make it to age 95 without seeing a lot of stuff. Or in the case of Roger Angell, writing it.
10 decades, still going: Angell looks back
Fear, beauty at foot of Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano
Since it awoke in August from a 138-year slumber, Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano has become one of the most-watched in the world, holding wary locals and fascinated scientists in thrall.
Saeed Jaffrey, an Indian actor acclaimed for his roles in international films including "Gandhi," "A Passage to India" and "My Beautiful Laundrette," has died at age 86.
Israel unveils mosaic found during construction
Israel's antiquities authority on Monday unveiled a 1,700-year-old mosaic floor that archaeologists found last year while building a visitors' center meant to display another mosaic, discovered two decades earlier at the same location.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
After Paris attacks, Hollywood tones down glitz and glamour
In the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris, the entertainment world is toning down the glitz and scaling back on some of its most anticipated red carpet celebrations.
Finnish rock band, sign-language rapper perform near Mount Everest
Finnish rock band Ancara and sign-language rapper Signmark performed in the foothills of Mount Everest over the weekend to raise funds for a music school for children with hearing disabilities.
The box-office duo of James Bond and Charlie Brown again dominated North American movie theaters over the weekend, while Angelina Jolie Pitt's "By the Sea" made barely a ripple.
Motorhead, Marilyn Manson to cancel Paris shows
Hard rockers Motorhead and Marilyn Manson were the latest forced to cancel Paris shows Sunday after an assault on a concert hall and other venues in the French capital killed at least 129 people.
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