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Actor Matthew McConaughey tells governors he is still mulling future run for political office

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Actor Matthew McConaughey continued to tease he might run for political office to a room full of governors Friday, joshing about drinking his brand of tequila with at least one of them the night before and taking advice from another to be himself if he ever does run. Whether the… Read

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Alec Baldwin thanks supporters in first public comments after early end to trial

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Alec Baldwin made his first public comments to thank his supporters Saturday after the stunning early end to his involuntary manslaughter trial. "There are too many people who have supported me to thank just now," Baldwin said in a brief Instagram post that accompanied a photo of him sitting in… Read

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Pioneering video artist Bill Viola dies at 73

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Bill Viola, a pioneer in new media, video and installation art including immersive exhibits that drew thousands around the world, has died at age 73, his official website announced Saturday. He died at his home in Long Beach, California, after a long struggle with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, the Los Angeles… Read

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On stage, one of Japan's biggest Kabuki stars changes roles in an instant. Offstage, it took decades

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Onstage, Danjuro Ichikawa, one of the biggest stars of Japan's Kabuki theater, is a virtuoso in switching roles. In his latest production, he plays 13 parts, including a princess, a sushi chef and a fox. He hobbles offstage as a feeble old man, then dashes back on moments later as… Read

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Judge tosses Alec Baldwin manslaughter case over withheld evidence

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Alec Baldwin's trial for involuntary manslaughter was abruptly dismissed by a judge Friday after she ruled that key evidence over a fatal shooting on the set of "Rust" had been withheld from the defense. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer, presiding over the trial in Santa Fe, New Mexico, said bullets potentially… Read

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Kardashians in India for billionaire wedding gala

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Socialite sisters Kim and Khloe Kardashian were among the global celebrities spotted in India on Friday to attend a lavish three-day wedding ceremony staged by Asia's richest man, Mukesh Ambani. Ambani's youngest son Anant and his fiancee Radhika Merchant, both 29, will tie the knot over the weekend in the… Read

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LL Cool J relearned 'how to rap' on his first album in 11 years, 'The Force.' Here's how

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The Grammy award winning rapper-actor- author LL COOL J will release his first new album in 11 years, “The FORCE” in September — 40 years into his hip-hop career. Not that he hasn't been making music in that time. “I've always tinkered around in the studio here and there,” he… Read

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Grammy Museum to launch K-pop exhibit celebrating Hybe, featuring BTS, LE SSERAFIM artifacts

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The Grammy Museum will soon launch its first full-floor K-pop exhibit as part of its ongoing initiative to explore the music, culture, technology, fandom and business behind Korean pop music. The museum partnered with Hybe, the South Korean entertainment company behind K-pop sensation BTS and countless other international acts, and… Read

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'The Shining' actor Shelley Duvall dies at 75

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Shelley Duvall, the versatile actor known for her role in "The Shining" and collaboration with director Robert Altman, died Thursday aged 75. Citing her partner Dan Gilroy, The Hollywood Reporter said Duvall died in her sleep at her home in Blanco, Texas following complications of diabetes. Born July 7, 1949… Read

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Swedish game studio channels fandom in 'Star Wars Outlaw'

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From Yoda figurines to Lego stormtrooper helmets, "Star Wars" is everywhere around the Massive Entertainment video game studio that's about to unveil a hotly anticipated title drawn from George Lucas's iconic franchise. Hundreds of developers spent years making "Star Wars Outlaws", a process the Malmo, Sweden-based studio's executives say took… Read

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