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'Crazy Rich Asians' dazzles with $34 million five-day opening

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LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - "Crazy Rich Asians" has something to party about.

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Travolta, Newton-John reunite for 40th anniversary celebration of 'Grease' 18 Aug 2018

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. "Grease" stars Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta on Wednesday celebrated the 40th anniversary of their classic movie musical about teenagers finding their way at the fictional Rydell High.

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Scarlett Johansson leaps to top of Forbes' highest-paid actresses 16 Aug 2018

LOS ANGELES Scarlett Johansson's role as Marvel superhero Black Widow catapulted her to the top of Forbes' annual list of the world's highest-paid actresses on Thursday, landing her ahead of Angelina Jolie.

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Emma Thompson, 59, wants more film roles for older women 17 Aug 2018

LONDON Oscar-winning British actress Emma Thompson, now starring at age 59 as a family court judge in the dramatic movie "The Children Act," said on Thursday that older women still need more opportunity on the big screen. | Video

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After #MeToo, Hollywood women seize power behind TV camera 16 Aug 2018

LOS ANGELES When writer and producer Stacy Rukeyser suggested featuring a female venture capitalist looking for a husband on the Lifetime television drama "Unreal," network executives asked if she could turn the character into someone with "a much more traditional, demure sense of femininity."

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Crazy rich on film, proud to be Asian 14 Aug 2018

LOS ANGELES The film is called "Crazy Rich Asians," but the cast is proud to be showcasing such a rare array of Asian culture and identity in a Hollywood movie. | Video

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Like 'The Wife,' Glenn Close says she's a late bloomer 13 Aug 2018

LOS ANGELES Glenn Close may be known for playing strong, often ruthless women, but like her long subdued character in "The Wife" she says she's only just starting to feel comfortable in her own skin.

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'The Meg' bites off strong $44.5 million debut 12 Aug 2018

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - "The Meg" devoured the competition at the domestic box office.

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'Cold War' opens largest Sarajevo film festival 10 Aug 2018

SARAJEVO "Cold War", by Oscar-winning Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski, will open the 24th Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) on Friday, the largest film competition and industry platform in a region stretching from Vienna to Istanbul.

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'Asian August' comes to Hollywood, but will it last? 10 Aug 2018

LOS ANGELES Phil Yu is excited. The Los Angeles-based blogger saw an advance screening months ago of "Crazy Rich Asians" and now the first Hollywood movie in 25 years with an all-Asian cast is about to arrive in theaters along with two other predominantly Asian films. | Video

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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video