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'La La Land' has Hollywood singing a different tune on musicals

LOS ANGELES From "Singin' in the Rain" to "The Wizard of Oz," musicals haven't traditionally seen much love from the Oscars. But "La La Land" has changed all that, tapping into a desire for escapism and sending Hollywood scrambling to dust off its dancing shoes.

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Hungarian love story wins top prize at Berlin Film Festival

BERLIN A Hungarian love story called "On Body and Soul" about two lonely hearts working in a slaughterhouse in Budapest won the Golden Bear for best film on Saturday at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.

18 Feb 2017

Amid record betting on Oscars, 'La La Land' is seen as a lock

NEW YORK "La La Land" is set to sweep the Oscars, but the race to be crowned Hollywood's leading man is going down to the wire, say bookmakers who are seeing record bets on the Academy Awards this year. | Video

17 Feb 2017

Syrian 'White Helmets' makers get visas for Oscar travel

LOS ANGELES Two Syrian rescue workers said on Friday they plan to travel to next week's Oscar ceremony, where their documentary "White Helmets" is nominated for an award, after weeks of uncertainty caused by U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban.

Middle East, Life 17 Feb 2017

Exclusive: Paramount CEO Grey to depart as soon as next week - sources

Brad Grey, the chairman and chief executive officer of Viacom Inc's Paramount Pictures film studio is expected to leave with an announcement coming as early as next week, according to two sources familiar with the situation.

17 Feb 2017

'I Am Not Your Negro' explores America's civil rights struggle

LOS ANGELES As author, poet and essayist James Baldwin started writing a book in the late 1960s exploring the lives of three black civil rights activists, little did he realize his examination of race relations would resonate so deeply in present day America.

18 Feb 2017

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