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3 min ago | Bucksfreepress.co.uk

Roald Dahl Museum celebrates 50 years of Wonka on author's birthday

A DOUBLE celebration next month marks the birthday of one of Britain's greatest children's authors and the 50th anniversary of one of his biggest global hits.

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3 hrs ago | Cinema Blend News

Star Wars Fans Have A New Hope: Uncut Versions May Be Coming To Blu-Ray

A decade ago, on store shelves near and wide, fans had their last chance to obtain the uncut theatrical versions of the Star Wars trilogy.

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7 hrs ago | Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Peterborough: Lowry speaks at Lyceum

Lois Lowry's children's books, such as "The Giver" and "Number The Stars," are famous in many elementary and middle schools, and infamous in others, for subtly addressing grown up subjects like racism, anti-authoritarianism, murder and the Holocaust.

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Related Topix: Peterborough, NH, Lois Lowry, Education Etc.

11 hrs ago | X101.5

Dave Grohl wins ALS bucket challenge

Dave Grohl has taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a whole new level. With the help of his fellow Foo Fighters and a little movie magic, Grohl sends up the classic horror movie Carrie based on Stephen King's first novel.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Foo Fighters, Horror Movies, Thriller, Carrie, Drama Movies, Stephen King

15 hrs ago | Oxford Mail

Fantasy a reality on walk

Six-year-old William Paddick, front, with his brothers Thomas, eight, and James, 11, play croquet during the Story Museum's Wonder Walk around Oxford William Paddick, six, with brothers Thomas, eight, and James, 11, took part in The Story Museum's Wonder Walk this month.

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18 hrs ago | Halstead Gazette

Mystery of Halstead's Jane Austen houses

There are many houses in Halstead, including some in Hedingham Road, Mallows Field and Colchester Road, which are named after novels by Jane Austen, the prolific 19th Century writer of classics such as Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Northanger Abbey.

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22 hrs ago | Ain't It Cool News

Trailer for New Stephen King Thriller, a Good Marriage

We've got a new Stephen King flick headed our way! And unlike the forever stalled adaptations of THE DARK TOWER or THE STAND, it is filmed and has a release date! A GOOD MARRIAGE tells the story of a happily-married middle-aged couple who have spent a seemingly perfect life together.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Salon

Ann Coulter's grossest triumph: How she fleeced the New York Times

The paper of record's assault on Rick Perlstein calls to mind a mirror-image situation that will make you scream When the New York Times recently added fuel to the bogus plagiarism attacks on Rick Perlstein's new book on Reagan, "The Invisible Bridge," with what Paul Krugman rightly derided as "' opinions differ on shape of the planet ' ... (more)

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Broward-Palm Beach

If I Stay Brings Feeling Back to the Multiplex

Should grownups be spending their time reading young-adult novels, at the risk of missing the supposed riches of fiction written for actual grownups? A recent essay in Slate groused about the legions of adults who long ago graduated from the 12th grade but still devour YA fiction at the expense of everything else.

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Related Topix: Lois Lowry, The September Issue, Movies, Entertainment

Monterey County Herald

Barbara Rose Shuler, Intermezzo: Organist Welch gives Steinbeck-themed concert

James Welch, hailed as California's foremost concert organist, has performed in this region numerous times in recent decades.

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Related Topix: Classical, The Grapes of Wrath, Pop/Rock, John Steinbeck, The Mission (San Francisco, CA), Religion, Episcopal Church, Salinas, CA

NEWS.com.au

Star fires back after actor's Criminal attack

IT'S a show the leading man fled saying it was destroying his heart and soul, but Jeanne Tripplehorn "wanted something darker", even if it left her sick to the stomach.

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Related Topix: Crime TV, Criminal Minds, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Comedy Movies, Mickey Blue Eyes, Crime Movies, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Homeland, Celebrities, Mandy Patinkin

Vanity Fair

The Complete Dystopian Movie Checklist

The box office's obsession with teen-centric dystopian films rages steadily onward, thanks to this week's new release The Giver .

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Related Topix: The Hunger Games, Lois Lowry

Mon Aug 18, 2014

KWQC-TV Davenport

Rick Warren hopes to expand ministry in Africa

At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Rick Warren, US News, US Senate, James Jeffords, US Politics, Africa, World News, Rwanda

KURB-FM Little Rock

McCartney & Streisand Attend Apollo Theater Fundraiser Featuring Performances by Sting, Gladys Knight, Bon Jovi [From ABC News]

Paul McCartney and Barbra Streisand were just two of the many celebrities in attendance at Ronald Perelman 's fifth annual fundraiser for New York City's famed Apollo Theater, held Saturday at the multimillionaire businessman's estate in East Hampton, New York.

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Related Topix: Jon Bon Jovi, Pop/Rock, Bon Jovi, Theater, Arts, Celebrities, Barbra Streisand, East Hampton, NY

Cinema Blend News

The Lestat Movie Is Definitely Happening, But Who Will Direct?

Earlier this month, Anne Rice fans had reason to rejoice as Universal Pictures scooped up the rights to the entirety of the author's Vampire Chronicles .

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Related Topix: Anne Rice, Horror Movies, Music!, Queen of the Damned

Sunday Herald

Outlander author Diana Gabaldon says her US version of her books should be screened in UK

The writer of the best selling Outlander books, Diana Gabaldon, has revealed she does not know why the successful US TV adapatation of her Scottish-themed romantic time travel books are not yet being shown in the UK.

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Related Topix: Diana Gabaldon, Thor, West Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

CNN

Christie dances with the stars in the Hamptons

Two months after Gov. Chris Christie showed off his moves on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, the New Jersey Republican was swinging his hips again this weekend, this time in the Hamptons with a roomful of celebrities.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, US News, Theater, Arts, Celebrities, Barbra Streisand, Jon Bon Jovi, Pop/Rock

ABC News

Rick Warren Hopes to Expand Ministry in Africa

The American evangelical pastor Rick Warren, who visited Rwanda this week, told The Associated Press that he hopes to expand his ministry to East Africa.

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Related Topix: World News, Rwanda, Africa, Celebrities, Rick Warren, Lake Forest, CA

ContactMusic.com

The Giver: What Do We Need To Know?

The Giver was released in US cinemas on 15 August - what can we expect when it comes across to UK shores? American social science film, The Giver , was recently released on 15 August in the USA and is due to hit UK cinemas in the next few months.

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Related Topix: Brenton Thwaites, Lois Lowry

Billboard

'Rising Star' Recap: With a Record Contract...

Tonight's Rising Star began with Josh Groban accepting his official ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which makes sense, because this show is a lot like scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed: there's a good bit of secondhand embarrassment, occasionally something is interesting enough to make you stop for a little while, and Karen G won't stop posting ... (more)

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