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Wanda Chairman Wang Jianlin speaks during a press conference after a launching ceremony of Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (AP Photo)

Tycoon plans $8 billion Chinese Hollywood

QINGDAO, China (AP) — China’s richest man plans to spend 50 billion yuan ($8.2 billion) to build the country’s version of Hollywood in the northeastern city of Qingdao. In a glitzy, star-studded red carpet event […]


Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp’s next flick includes Gwyneth Paltrow

SANTA MONICA (CNS) – Johnny Depp is slated to star in an action-comedy film jointly produced by Lionsgate and Oddlot Entertainment, which announced a multi-year production and distribution partnership today. The first undertaking will be […]


James Franco and Michelle Williams in scene from movie "Oz the Great and Powerful." (Photo: Disney Enterprises/AP)

Disney’s ‘Oz’ bewitches box office with $80M debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Oz the Great and the Powerful” clicked with moviegoers. Disney’s 3-D prequel to the classic L. Frank Baum tale “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” debuted in first place and earned $80.3 million at the weekend box office


Queen Elizabeth II

McCartney, ‘God particle’ scientist get honors

LONDON (AP) — Stella McCartney, who designed the uniforms worn by Britain’s record-smashing Olympic team, and physicist Peter Higgs, who gave his name to the so-called “God particle,” are among the hundreds being honored by Queen Elizabeth II this New Year.



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