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Liam Neeson in a scene from "Taken 2." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Magali Bragard)

Connecticut could be 1st state to curb loud movies

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut could become the first state to curb loud movies under proposed legislation that’s drawing opposition from the Motion Picture Association of America. The legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee is considering […]


Joseph Gordon Levitt, left, and Leonardo DiCaprio are shown in a scene from "Inception." (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Stephen Vaughan)

Motion picture group defends movie ratings system

NEW YORK (AP) — Under increasing pressure over its threshold for violence in PG-13 films, the Motion Picture Association of America defended its often-criticized rating system on Wednesday. A study by the Annenberg Public Policy […]


Film group backs antipiracy curriculum for schools

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to learning about the evils of Internet piracy, Hollywood studios and the major music labels want kids to start young. A nonprofit group called the Center for […]


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Halle Berry to testify on Calif. paparazzi bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Actress Halle Berry is scheduled to testify on Tuesday in favor of California legislation that would limit the ability of paparazzi to photograph the children of celebrities. The hearing before the […]



Conn. shooting prompts expanded movie ratings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Motion Pictures Association of America is changing its rating system to better inform parents about violence in movies. CEO Christopher Dodd announced the tweaks at the annual movie-theater convention, CinemaCon.


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Steven Tyler to testify in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler plans to attend a legislative hearing in Hawaii on Friday on a bill that bears his name and would limit people’s freedom to take photos and video of celebrities.


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Obama calls for research on media in gun violence

(AP) – Among the measures signed by President Obama is a directive to research the causes and prevention of gun violence, specifically “the relationship between video games, media images and violence.”


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Violence baked into popular culture

NEW YORK (AP) — Well aware that the television audience may be particularly sensitive, the Showtime network aired a disclaimer warning audiences of violent content in the season finales of its dramas “Homeland” and “Dexter” last weekend.



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