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15 min ago | Examiner.com

Jason Bateman is a prodigal son in 'This is Where I Leave You'

Jason Bateman stars in "This is Where I Leave You" as one of four siblings who return to their family homestead to attend their father's funeral. During their unplanned week together under the same roof, the adult children hash out lingering issues with each other and help each other cope with current problems in their life.

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Related Topix: The Hogan Family, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Hogan Family, This is Where I Leave You, Celebrities, Jason Bateman, Cheaper by the Dozen, Comedy Movies, Family, Drama Movies

4 hrs ago | Cinema Blend News

David Fincher's The Girl Who Played With Fire Will Be Extremely Different From The Book

David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo doesn't qualify as a flop, but it certainly was considered a box office disappointment. Released right around Christmas in 2011 - which many have criticized as a mistake because of the film's dark content - the adaptation came in third place during its opening weekend, and after a few months in theaters its domestic total went up to only $102 million .

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Related Topix: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, Fight Club, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Marketing, Skyfall

8 hrs ago | Real Clear Politics

Elizabeth Warren the Message Machine

Chances are, Elizabeth Warren has already answered your question. The freshman Massachusetts Democratic senator has been everywhere the past few months, appearing on an impressive list of Sunday shows and cable news programs, chatting up late night talk show hosts and crisscrossing the country on a book tour to promote her latest biography, "A Fighting Chance."

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Related Topix: US Senate, A Fighting Chance, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren

12 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Lee Child wins book list once again

Lee Child's new book, Personal , takes the top selling book list once again as it's the number one book for Amazon and NY Times and is the #3 book for Nook sales. Gone Girl is starting to move up the charts once again as the movie premiere date comes closer.

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16 hrs ago | Journalgazette.net

Films piling up

Ben Affleck stars in "Gone Girl," which will be released Oct. 3. The film is based on the best-selling novel. Looking for a diamond in the rough, the actress-turned-director searched the movies that studios owned but weren't making.

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Related Topix: Gone Girl, Moneyball, Comedy, The Daily Show, Entertainment, Television, The Spectacular Now

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Gate

TIFF 14: 'Rosewater' with Jon Stewart, 'Wild' & Benedict Cumberbatch

The Toronto International Film Festival did not slow down much this year after the first busy weekend, which was kind of a surprise. For as long as I've been going to TIFF, the first four days of the festival have always been blockbuster, while the week after kind of fizzles away.

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Related Topix: Wild, Benedict Cumberbatch

Access Hollywood

Martha Stewart Slams Gwyneth Paltrow, 'OITNB'

According to the New York Post's Page Six blog , Martha slammed Gwynnie's domestic website in a new interview with Net-a-Porter's Porter magazine. "She just needs to be quiet.

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Related Topix: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Publishing, Media, Martha Stewart, Orange is the New Black

The Winnipeg Free Press

Family jewels

Playing siblings in one big unhappy brood, Tina Fey and Jason Bateman mix up laughter, tears and, in Fey's case, a mean left hook in Shawn Levy's comedy-drama This Is Where I Leave You. In the film, based on the novel by Jonathan Tropper, Bateman plays Judd Altman, a radio producer given a one-two punch from life, first when he discovers his wife has been cheating on him with his boss, and then again when his father dies.

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Related Topix: Arrested Development, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Jason Bateman, This is Where I Leave You

Hindustan Times

Humans of Delhi go gaga over New York blogger Brandon Stanton

Photographer and blogger Brandon Stanton of the globally popular 'Humans of New York' blog and Facebook page was in Delhi on Friday and the humans of Delhi just couldn't get enough of him. "For those of you in Delhi who want to say hello, I'll be in Central Park, Connaught Place at 6pm" - this post by Stanton on his Facebook page resulted in a crowd of more than a thousand people by 5pm.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Humans of New York, India,

Sentinel & Enterprise

Daily Dish: 9/13/2014

Comedian Michael Che will handle "Weekend Update" duties with Colin Jost during the upcoming 40th season of "SNL," the network said Thursday. Che, who wrote for "SNL" last season, had joined Stewart's Comedy Central show earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, The Best of Me, Safe Haven, Six Feet Under, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Radio Times

Gone Girl: Amy Dunne has a Pinterest account

Asides from the fact that she's the wife of Nick Dunne who mysteriously goes missing on the couple's fifth wedding anniversary, we don't know much about her. And until the film hits cinemas in a few weeks time, all we've really got to go on is her Pinterest account.

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Related Topix: Gone Girl

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Reader interview: She enjoys books with political overtones, details about real places

Editor's note: This week's Page Turner reader interview is with Pat McCombs, an executive recruiter with the KB Search Team. "We live in Hamilton where there's no library, although two women have put together one where there are secondhand books.

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Related Topix: The Hit, The Target

Popsugar

Reese Witherspoon Couldn't Help Bringing Wild Home to Her Husband

Reese Witherspoon 's big-screen adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's beloved autobiography, Wild , was among the most-anticipated films screening at the Toronto International Film Festival this week.

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Albany Times Union

Clinton ...

In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, author Maya Angelou delivers a tribute to South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the State Department in Washington. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison were among the expected speakers at a tribute to Maya Angelou, the author, poet and stage performer who died earlier this year.

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Related Topix: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou, Vocal, Black Entertainment, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Entertainment

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Nicholas Sparks tests TV with 'Deliverance Creek'

Nicholas Sparks' romance-drama novels have already found a second life as film adaptations. Now the best-selling author is turning to television.

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Related Topix: The Best of Me, Safe Haven, Six Feet Under, Entertainment, Drama, Television

The Brattleboro Reformer

The Independent Investor: The United States of Scotland?

Will the ghost of William Wallace finally see the British thrown out of his country once and for all? If the latest polls on the outcome of the September 18th referendum on Scottish Independence are any indication, Scots are in a dead heat over the political and economic future of their country. Last weekend for the first time, polls showed that the majority of voters in Scotland were leaning towards independence.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Labour Party (UK), J.K. Rowling, Authors, Opinion

The Chronicle-Telegram

Clintons returning to Iowa amid 2016 speculation

Hillary Rodham Clinton left Iowa on an "excruciating" night in 2008, the beginning of the end of her White House campaign. She returns for the first time this weekend, not quite yet running for president but sure to hear cheers from a crowd of Democrats hoping she will.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Hillary Clinton, Hard Choices

Journal Gazette

Scottish celebrities take sides on independence

Scotland's independence battle is a tough one to call. The Yes side has James Bond, but the No campaign has Harry Potter.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Harry Potter, Vocal, Authors, J.K. Rowling, Gerard Butler, Alan Cumming, Worcestershire County, England,

Thu Sep 11, 2014

SFGate

Reading 'Harry Potter' Makes You A Better Person, Research Shows

If you don't want your kids to grow up to be jerks, make sure that " Harry Potter " is a part of their lives. New research from an Italian university suggests that J.K. Rowling's wizardly world helps kids to be more empathic.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, J.K. Rowling, Authors, Business News

The West Milford Messenger

Humor writer David Sedaris to read new works

Humorist David Sedaris reads new works at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. Sedaris will also sign books following his speaking engagement. Tickets are $39 to $69.

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Related Topix: Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris, Vocal, New York, Entertainment

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