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This image released by Columbia Pictures shows Tom Holland in a scene from "Spider-Man: Homecoming." (Chuck Zlotnick/Columbia Pictures-Sony via AP)
July 09, 2017 - 1:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Spider-Man: Homecoming" swung past expectations, opening with an estimated $117 million in North America and giving a Sony Pictures a much needed hit. "Homecoming" was one of the biggest tests yet for the notion that domestic moviegoers are growing weary of sequels and reboots and...
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FILE - This file image released by Illumination and Universal Pictures shows the Minions in a scene from "Despicable Me 3." The Minions are still a box office force and original stories are scoring big, but not the R-rated comedy — even with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler behind it. (Illumination and Universal Pictures via AP)
July 02, 2017 - 1:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Minions are still a box office force and original stories are scoring big, but not the R-rated comedy — even with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler behind it. Studio estimates on Sunday say that Universal Pictures and Illumination's "Despicable Me 3" earned $75.4 million over the...
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July 02, 2017 - 10:31 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The 23rd annual Essence Festival ends with a performance by one of music's hottest artists, Chance the Rapper, and a reunion of some of New Orleans' own heavy hitters connected to Master P's No Limit empire. On Sunday, Master P will host a show that includes his brother, Silkk...
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July 01, 2017 - 12:43 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) -- President Donald Trump escalated an intensely personal feud with two high-profile talk show hosts Saturday, suggesting without evidence that their network is biased against him. The president's stream of insults has pained politicians from both parties who have appealed to...
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David Blake
June 30, 2017 - 3:59 pm
The city of New Orleans is filling up rapidly for Essence Fest and Fourth of July festivities. The vendors are lining the streets of the CBD, and it's getting crowded downtown. Diana Ross and John Legend headline tonight in the Superdome and things are looking good. ''We're running a higher...
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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Optimus Prime in a scene from, "Transformers: The Last Knight." (Paramount Pictures/Bay Films via AP)
June 25, 2017 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight" scored a franchise-low debut but still easily topped the North American box office with an estimated $43.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend. The Paramount Pictures release, the fifth in the "Transformers" series, totaled $69.1...
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Actor Johnny Depp introduces a film at the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)
June 23, 2017 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Depp has sparked controversy for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president. "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" Depp...
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USA TODAY
June 23, 2017 - 7:26 am
Johnny Depp has asked a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival when was the last time an actor assassinated a president. The remarks came during a segment Thursday in which Depp was speaking about President Donald Trump. He asked the question at the annual festival that celebrates the performing arts...
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June 23, 2017 - 6:21 am
Southeast Louisiana is ready to party after a couple days of dodging Tropical Storm Cindy. And, there are a couple of events just made to order this weekend. The 11th annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival is Saturday and Sunday in Armstrong Park. It's one of four free festivals presented each year...
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June 22, 2017 - 10:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ron Howard is taking command of the Han Solo Star Wars spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Lucasfilm announced their replacement director Thursday, two days after Lord and Miller left the project over creative differences. Howard...
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