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After Toronto, small film world primes for peak viewing season

LOS ANGELES - The red carpets have rolled up and the festival awards are adjudicated, and now comes the deluge of small and independent films for fall viewing and Oscar baiting.

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Second actor sues Google over 'Innocence of Muslims' movie trailer

- A second actor has sued Google Inc over a movie trailer called "Innocence of Muslims" that mocked the Prophet Mohammad and led to riots in 2012, six months after a U.S. appeals court ruled for another actor and ordered the film taken off YouTube.

15 Sep 2014

Rapper Gucci Mane gets three years in prison for assault in Atlanta

ATLANTA - The rapper known as Gucci Mane received a three-year prison sentence on Monday after pleading guilty to hitting a fan in the head with a vodka bottle at an Atlanta nightclub.

15 Sep 2014

LAPD investigates complaint from detained 'Django' actress

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts accused officers of violating her rights when they handcuffed and detained her while responding to a report of indecent exposure. | Video

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Chefs take spotlight at London debut music-and-food fest

LONDON - Gourmet food proved to be the new rock ’n’roll at a weekend festival in London where 10 acclaimed chefs, three of whom hold Michelin stars, demonstrated their culinary prowess against a backdrop of live music.

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Matisse exhibition drew record visitor numbers, Tate says

LONDON - An exhibition of paper cut-outs by the French artist Henri Matisse drew more than 560,000 visitors to London's Tate Modern, making it the most popular show ever mounted at the museum, the Tate said on Monday.

15 Sep 2014
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Hachette authors urge Amazon board to end contract dispute

SAN FRANCISCO - More than 1,000 Hachette Book Group authors including Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen King and James Patterson have urged Amazon.com Inc's directors to end a contract dispute with their publisher that has cost some writers' 90 percent of their sales on the online retailer's website.