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27 min ago | Star Tribune

Presnell sang in 'Molly Brown'

Q: My wife and I recently saw the old movie "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and were highly impressed with Harve Presnell's singing. Was this really his voice, or was it dubbed? A: That was Presnell, a trained singer who worked from time to time in musicals.

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4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Cartoons: not just for kids -- 5 awesome animated easter eggs

Cartoons are typically associated with Saturday mornings spent as a kid, munching on an enormous bowl of Captain Crunch. However animated media isn't relegated to childish humor.

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Related Topix: Animated TV, Entertainment, Television, Chinatown, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Children TV, Arthur, Horror Movies, The Shining, Sport Movies, Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Space Jam, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies

8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Moonlight hooks big one with "Catch Me If You Can"

At 66 Frank Abagnale is the successful owner of Abagnale Associates. He has been working for the FBI for over 35 years.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Thriller, Catch Me If You Can, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Celebrities, Christopher Walken, Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio

13 hrs ago | Detroit News

'The Beatles' mono catalog returns to vinyl LP

In one sense, Tuesday's release of the complete mono catalog of the Beatles on vinyl LPs is the most technologically ambitious attempt yet to take what is arguably the most significant body of recorded music in the pop era and do ... absolutely nothing. 'This is a lot different than many other projects,' said Steve Berkowitz, the lead producing engineer on the 14-LP 'The Beatles in Mono' set.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Celebrities, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Yellow Submarine, Animation Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Music!, Adventure, George Harrison

17 hrs ago | The Star Online

Willy Wonka vs Charlie for the better Chocolate Factory movie

Peter Ostrum's Charlie in the 1971 film comes off as a bit of a whiner while Freddie Highmore's take in 2005 better captures the innocence Dahl originally wrote. -File photos Roald Dahl's books have entertained and entranced kids and their imaginations for decades.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Adventure, Musical Movies, Freddie Highmore, Vocal, Roald Dahl, Family, Kids

Sat Sep 13, 2014

TheCelebrityCafe

Actor Sam Worthington and girlfriend being sued for $10 million

Sam Worthington, best known for his roles in Avatar and Clash of the Titans , and his model girlfriend Lara Bingle are reportedly being sued for over $10 million for attacking a paparazzo. Reported by TMZ , the 38-year-old Australian actor and his girlfriend attacked a paparazzi outside of a bar in New York City in February.

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Related Topix: Action Movies, Clash of the Titans, Adventure, Avatar, Sam Worthington

Silver Bullet Comics

Superhero Films - Batman

In 1966 Batmania was sweeping the country. In January Batman debuted on ABC and audiences were tuning in to see Adam West and Burt Ward defeat the colorful rogues gallery of villains that threatened Gotham City each week.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Thriller, Crime Movies, Batman, Action Movies, Adventure, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Pop/Rock, Adam West, Burt Ward

KRON 4

Judge Fired After Leaking Details of an Adoption by Actress Charlize Theron

The top court in Arkansas has ordered the immediate dismissal of a judge who leaked confidential details about an adoption involving Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, according to court documents. Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio admitted posting details from Theron's closed-record adoption of a child in 2012 on "tigerdroppings.com," a Louisiana State University fan site, using the online name "geauxjudge," according to documents that a judicial commission submitted to the state Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Snow White & the Huntsman, Mighty Joe Young, North Country, Thriller, Drama Movies, Adventure, Celebrities, Charlize Theron, Faulkner County, AR, State University, AR

USA Today

'The Wire' reunion in 'Finding Dory'?

Nothing can replace the gritty Baltimore drama in our hearts, but this will have to do. In the long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo , we'll be getting our long-awaited semi-reunion of The Wire cast members Idris Elba and Dominic West.

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Related Topix: Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Finding Nemo, Drama Movies, Adventure, Idris Elba, Dominic West

Star Tribune

Wispy 'Hello, Dolly!' is showing its old age

It is an apt coincidence that "Hello, Dolly!" hit Broadway on Jan. 16, 1964 - three weeks before the Beatles landed a few blocks away and blew away the generations with a statement of youth. "Dolly" built its flimsy entertainment on values that even in 1964 cast back over the decades to the days of corsets and ribboned hats, bumbling men and subservient women.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Hello, Dolly!, Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Inventions, Science / Technology, Entertainment

KRON 4

Judge Fired After Leaking Details of an Adoption by Actress Charlize Theron

The top court in Arkansas has ordered the immediate dismissal of a judge who leaked confidential details about an adoption involving Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, according to court documents. Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio admitted posting details from Theron's closed-record adoption of a child in 2012 on "tigerdroppings.com," a Louisiana State University fan site, using the online name "geauxjudge," according to documents that a judicial commission submitted to the state Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Snow White & the Huntsman, Mighty Joe Young, North Country, Thriller, Drama Movies, Adventure, Celebrities, Charlize Theron, Faulkner County, AR, State University, AR

The Age

James Cromwell to play Rupert Murdoch in David Williamson play

As Farmer Arthur Hoggett in Babe and Captain Dudley Smith in LA Confidential , Academy Award-nominated character actor James Cromwell is best known as the guy who spared a talking pig but was less merciful with Kevin Spacey. He was the valet in The Artist , the penitentiary warden in The Green Mile and George Bush snr in Oliver Stone's W , and remains a fixture on television, with appearances on Six Feet Under , 24 , Boardwalk Empire and ER to his name.

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Related Topix: W., L.A. Confidential, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Sport Movies, Horror Movies, Comedy Movies, Six Feet Under, Salem's Lot, Biography Movies, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Hollywood Reporter

Michelle Trachtenberg Signs With Gersh

Trachtenberg has successfully transitioned from her roots as a child actress, when she played Nona Mecklenberg on Nickelodeon's The Adventures of Pete & Pete and starred in the film adaptations of Harriet the Spy and Inspector Gadget . In 2000 she made the leap to young adult fare when she joined the cast of Buffy , abruptly materializing as the slayer's "sister" Dawn in the fifth season premiere.

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Related Topix: The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Children TV, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Drama Movies, Harriet the Spy, Comedy Movies, Michelle Trachtenberg, Drama

Star Tribune

Wispy 'Hello, Dolly!' is showing its old age

It is an apt coincidence that "Hello, Dolly!" hit Broadway on Jan. 16, 1964 - three weeks before the Beatles landed a few blocks away and blew away the generations with a statement of youth. "Dolly" built its flimsy entertainment on values that even in 1964 cast back over the decades to the days of corsets and ribboned hats, bumbling men and subservient women.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Hello, Dolly!, Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Inventions, Science / Technology, Entertainment

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Independent

Oscar Pistorius guilty: How can the 'fastest Paralympian on earth' argue vulnerability?

Pistorius' defence team's claim that disabled people are more vulnerable has left them worse off, writes Ari Seirlis, chief executive of QuadPara Association of South Africa He was a hero - now he is a villain. He was an icon in the disability sector.

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Related Topix: Animation Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Superman, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Christopher Reeve

Hindustan Times

Penguin India rolls out new cover for Roald Dahls Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

After the new covers for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' launched by its parent company Pengiun UK were dismissed by twitterati as 'creepy', the firm's Indian branch has bounced back with its own cover art for new editions of Roald Dahl's beloved children novel. The launch is just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the book's publication in 1975, and also the author's birthday on September 13. The classic, which has sold over 13 million copies worldwide, will be available in a new avatar - designed by Sir Quentin Blake, who famously illustrated several of the original covers for Dahl's books.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Adventure, Musical Movies, Roald Dahl, Vocal, Recreational Vehicle, Award

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

FAll TV: a Gothama is seasona s most anticipated new show with its early story of Batman

GOTHAM: GOTHAM traces the rise of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller and starring Ben McKenzie , Jada Pinkett Smith and Donal Logue , GOTHAM follows one cop, destined for greatness, as he navigates a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.

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Related Topix: Batman, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Crime Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Drama, The O.C., Soap Opera, Ben McKenzie, Celebrities, Jada Pinkett Smith

Greenwich Citizen

'The Sound of Music' to tour without 'varnish'

Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien is working on a touring version of "The Sound of Music" starting next year, but he promises he won't be "trotting out your mother's version." O'Brien, who has helmed such winning Broadway productions as "The Coast of Utopia" and "Hairspray," said he'll try to strip the show back to its essence, dropping a lot of the "whiskers on kittens and warm woolen mittens" stuff.

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Related Topix: The Sound of Music, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Musical Movies, Los Angeles, CA, Entertainment

The Post-Standard

Bill Cosby Bingo: Expect stories of family, friends and breakfast in his stand-up act

Here are some topics and people we think Bill Cosby might talk about at his stand-up show in Syracuse on September 13, 2014. , but as Cosby's perspectives change, his material changes.

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Related Topix: Fat Albert, Comedy Movies, Celebrities, Bill Cosby, Syracuse, NY, Entertainment

The Wichita Eagle

'God Help the Girl' a movie musical with charm, soul

Fans of Belle and Sebastian - the bookwormy Scottish pop band with the deft Dylan references and plucky anthems that practically smell of damp tweed - need no other incentive to see "God Help the Girl" than the news it exists: a movie musical written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, the group's mastermind. But there are other reasons to recommend this impossibly charming, Glasgow-set song-and-dance story.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Belle & Sebastian, Animation Movies, Sleeping Beauty, Musical Movies, Sucker Punch, Emily Browning, Anna Karina, Entertainment

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