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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ whips up $30 million

Fifty Shades of Grey opened Friday with a bang — an impressive $30.2 million haul, according to studio estimates. The book adaptation of E.L. James’ best-selling novel took in $8.6

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‘Grand Budapest,’ ‘Imitation Game’ top WGAs

The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Imitation Game were named the best original and adapted screenplays of 2014 on Saturday night from the Writers Guild of America, which handed out

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‘Fifty Shades’ makes box office its valentine

The only real box office question on Valentine’s Day weekend was just how high the R-rated Fifty Shades of Grey would go. The answer Sunday morning was a resounding $81.7

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‘SNL’: How a ‘variety show’ ignited a comedy revolution

On Oct. 11, 1975, TV history was made. Or at least the variety-show format was turned on its ear, thanks to producer Lorne Michaels, a group of relative unknown comedians

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‘Nightly News’ keeps ratings lead amid Williams scandal

NBCNightly News with Brian Williams beat its competitors last week while the anchor battled accusations of embellishing stories about his reporting, according to new ratings data released Tuesday. The nightly

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Detroit’s walking man to get $350K, lots of advice

One week after he gained global attention for his 21 miles and two bus rides of daily commuting, Detroiter James Robertson looked no different. But Robertson, 56, said that his

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Publisher: Harper Lee is ‘happy as hell’ about new book

Was reclusive and ailing author Harper Lee an active participant in the astonishing decision to publish a long-awaited second novel? Responding to the doubts about that question, her publisher, HarperCollins,

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‘SNL’s’ anniversary features first show

NBC will rebroadcast the late-night comedy program’s inaugural episode on Feb. 14 (11:30 p.m. ET/PT), one day before the primetime SNL 40th Anniversary Special (Feb. 15, 8 p.m. ET/PT). The

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Is ‘Sniper’ readying to ambush the Oscars?

American Sniper has its sights set on your Oscars. Racking up close to $250 million, director Clint Eastwood’s drama about

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Katy Perry blew away the Super Bowl halftime show

With the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks providing fireworks at the end of the first half of Super Bowl

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‘Me and Earl’ wins top 2 Sundance awards

High school years were the focus of several Sundance Film Festival award winners this year, with Me and Earl and

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Bobbi Kristina Brown ‘alive and breathing’

Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday, almost exactly three years after the legendary

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Massive storm complicates travel on Super Bowl Sunday

The weather should be perfect in Glendale, Ariz., for fans headed to the Super Bowl, but those watching the game

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India’s PVR Cinemas Posts Strong Third-Quarter Results

India’s largest cinema chain PVR announced robust financials for the quarter ending 31 December, the third quarter in the country’s

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Humans of N.Y. blogger raises $1M plus for students

What started out as a fail for blogger/photographer Brandon Stanton has turned into a major success for him and a

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Backstreet Boys tackle manhood in documentary

Early in the new Backstreet Boys documentary Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, group member Nick Carter ponders the criticism

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‘The Interview’ gets the job done: $31M in sales

Sony Pictures announced Tuesday that the film has been rented or purchased online and through cable, satellite, and telecom providers

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