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  1. Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Shazam! thrill at Comic-Con - 2018 Comic-Con - Warner Bros. Theatrical Panel

    Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like Aquaman, Shazam! and even Wonder Woman 1984, which is only three and a half weeks into production.

  2. Creator of Hamilton musical announces Puerto Rico arts fund - Britain Theater Awards

    Lin-Manuel Miranda jumped up to a podium shortly after landing in Puerto Rico on Sunday to announce he has helped create a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in the U.S. territory as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.

  3. Four indicted in Florida shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion - 98831219

    A Florida grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion.

  4. Cree filmmaker from Manitoba crowdfunds her way to Comic-Con - Sonya Ballantyne

    She had to crowdfund her way there, but a Cree filmmaker from Manitoba made sure her voice was heard at this year's Comic-Con festival in San Diego.

  5. Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer-winning L.A. restaurant critic, dead at 57 - LA Times Restaurant Critic

    Jonathan Gold, who became the first restaurant critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, has died at 57.

  6. David Spade: Family coming together after Kate Spade's death - People David Spade

    A month after funeral services for his sister-in-law, comic actor David Spade was back to business, promoting his new movie. But he also offered a few words about his family tragedy.

  7. Netflix unveils first 8 Shonda Rhimes projects for platform - 89991276

    Shonda Rhimes's first slate of shows for Netflix includes a look at the migration of African-Americans from the Jim Crow South, romance among wealthy 19th century Londoners and a documentary on Debbie Allen's re-imagining of The Nutcracker.

  8. Jamie Lee Curtis hugs emotional fan of Halloween film - Comic Con Halloween

    A stunned audience watched as Jamie Lee Curtis, without warning, left her seat on the big Comic-Con stage and walked down to share a quiet moment with a man who said her film Halloween saved his life.

  9. New #MeToo ROM exhibit tackles sexual misconduct in the art world - MeToo and the Arts

    This weekend, the Royal Ontario Museum wades into the #MeToo conversation with a display prompted by sexual misconduct allegations against an artist whose work is being exhibited at the museum at the same time.

  10. Director James Gunn fired from Guardians of the Galaxy 3 over old tweets - James Gunn, Ant-Man and the Wasp

    James Gunn has been fired as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 because of old tweets that recently emerged where he joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape.

  11. Radiohead frontman says people 'not being held accountable' after stage collapse 6 years ago - Radiohead THom Yorke

    "The people who should be held accountable are still not being held accountable — in your city," said Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke during a show at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

  12. Long meeting but little hope as Indigenous activists raise representation issues with Robert Lepage - Kanata

    Indigenous activists who met with Robert Lepage say the Quebec theatre director did little to address concerns about the lack of Indigenous input in his upcoming play about Canada's settler history.

  13. Sesame Street to enter U.S. classrooms in new deal with McGraw-Hill Education - Sesame Street

    Sesame Street is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum — a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to move into the sensitive learning space with possible influence on children.

  14. Thailand seeks control over movies about cave ordeal - Thailand Cave

    Thailand's culture minister is set to propose that a special committee be established to oversee the production of films, documentaries and videos related to the experiences of the 12 boys and their coach who were trapped in a cave for almost three weeks before being rescued.

  15. B.C. music exec apologizes for tweet criticizing diversity at Juno Awards - Jonathan Simkin

    B.C. music executive Jonathan Simkin is speaking out after deactivating his Twitter account, following backlash to a tweet he posted that criticized the Juno Awards.

  16. Sandra Oh delves into female psyche with Killing Eve - Emmy Nominations Drama Actress

    Canadian viewers will see the Ottawa-born actor in her Emmy-nominated role when Killing Eve premieres Sunday on Bravo. Oh plays an MI5 operative hunting down a female assassin.

  17. A Comic-Con without Marvel, HBO gives others a chance to shine - 2018 Comic-Con - Preview Night

    More than 130,000 pop culture devotees will come to San Diego's Gaslamp District for the annual four-day comic book convention Comic-Con, the big, bright and very heavily branded confab of costumed superfans and the corporate sponsors vying for their attention — and dollars.

  18. Comcast drops its fight with Disney for Twenty-First Century Fox - Comcast Fox-Stocks in Motion

    Cable and media company Comcast said Thursday that it is dropping its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment business, instead focusing on its pursuit of the European pay-TV operator Sky.

  19. CNN chief Jeff Zucker undergoing heart surgery - CNN-Zucker

    CNN's top executive, Jeff Zucker, is undergoing heart surgery and will take a six-week leave of absence from running the news network.

  20. Chance the Rapper announces news website purchase in a song - Chance the Rapper Chicagoist

    Chance the Rapper says he has purchased the former news website Chicagoist, making the announcement in a new song.

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