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LOS ANGELES — The giant white elephants at tourist magnet Hollywood & Highland are being quietly removed as new owners update the famous shopping center where the annual Academy Awards are held and shed references to the movie industry's past — features that revive memories of racism and sexual exploitation. Crews on Thursday night began dismantling two giant white fiberglass elephants, which ...

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DETROIT — Jennifer Hudson's busy Sunday in Detroit was part glitz, part grassroots flavor as she hit Aretha Franklin's hometown to promote the new Queen of Soul biopic. The Oscar-winning leading lady was the star of the red carpet at Emagine Royal Oak for a special evening screening of "Respect," where guests included Michigan dignitaries and folks close to the late singer. In a sequined red ...

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Midway through "Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro," the titular thief laments on the magical feats he'd be able to accomplish if only a certain someone would believe in him. But this Lupin III has pulled off something more impressive than flying through the air or swallowing all the water in a lake — he's remained one of the most well-known and memorable incarnations of the beloved character ...

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How does a woman who looks as extraordinary as Julianne Moore get away with playing so many ordinary people? I've sat next to her so I can confirm her skin is luminous and she's one of the few stars who's actually better looking in person than in the movies. In the golden era of Hollywood, that would have consigned her to Greta Garbo/Marlene Dietrich territory, playing goddesses whose feet ...

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For many homeowners, color often seems scary. What color do you use? In which room? Will you make the wrong choice? When it comes to color, the good news is it's both easy and hard to make a mistake. Looking for some easy color tips? Here are some general rules of thumb. DO'S 1. Use tints, tones and shades of the same color in a space. 2. Use artwork to help set a mood or introduce a color ...

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Walt Disney Co.’s “Jungle Cruise,” based on a theme-park ride, opened as the top film in North American theaters, collecting a higher-than-expected $34 million sales in a still-tough climate for the nation’s movie theaters. “The Green Knight,” a fantasy take on the King Arthur story from A24, opened in second place with $6.78 million in sales, researcher Comscore Inc. said Sunday. Last ...

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NEW YORK — No shot? No show. Broadway audiences will have to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and wear face masks to enter New York City’s theaters at least through October, the Broadway League announced Friday. The mandate, which applies to all 41 Broadway theaters, will require guests older than 12 to be fully vaccinated, meaning they must show proof of receiving their last dose ...

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Emily Mortimer, the actor, has written and directed and plays a supporting part in a lively adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s 1945 novel “The Pursuit of Love,” a tale of two cousins set between the World Wars. It premiered Friday on Amazon Prime. The novel has been adapted for television twice before, in 1980 and 2001, in combination with (and under the name of) Mitford's following novel, "Love in ...

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For all the time he has spent traveling the globe making and promoting movies throughout his career, Matt Damon is sad to report that his linguistic abilities are sorely limited. "I've spent so much time in Italy, in Hungary, in France, in Jordan, and I've got nothing to show for any of it," Damon said recently over Zoom from his home in Los Angeles. "I speak some Spanish but that's about it. ...