MCJR Week celebrates 40 years of mass communications and journalism at Norfolk State University
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MCJR Week celebrates 40 years of mass communications and journalism at Norfolk State University

by Antonio Garland From March 30-April 2, the Mass Communications and Journalism Department’s MCJR Week will mark the 40th anniversary of the department. Students and alumni are encouraged to come out to the events to build connections and relationships, which can last a lifetime. The MCJR Week media conference  (http://www.nsumcjr.com/) features alumni who serve on … Continue reading

With ‘Dead Rising,’ a new approach for a game adaptation
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With ‘Dead Rising,’ a new approach for a game adaptation

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a pair of filmmakers first approached video game publisher Capcom about crafting a live-action movie based on their popular zombie series “Dead Rising,” they were asked to prove themselves in a very specific way: The creators behind such video game franchises as “Street Fighter” and “Resident Evil” handed the movie producers a game … Continue reading

‘Cinderella’ is belle of the box office with $70.1M debut
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‘Cinderella’ is belle of the box office with $70.1M debut

  NEW YORK (AP) — “Let It Go” may be Walt Disney’s anthem these days, but “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” might be the more accurate theme song for the Disney juggernaut. Disney’s recent streak continued over the weekend with the $70.1 million North American debut of its traditional, sumptuously costumed fairy tale adaptation “Cinderella,” according … Continue reading

Kerry Washington to play Anita Hill in HBO movie
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Kerry Washington to play Anita Hill in HBO movie

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO says “Scandal” star Kerry Washington will play Anita Hill in a film about Clarence Thomas’ 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings. The film will be titled “Confirmation,” and Washington is also among its executive producers. Hill’s sexual harassment allegations against Thomas put the issue at the center of a fierce national … Continue reading

‘Five tool’ Will Ferrell bats, fields, coaches in Arizona
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‘Five tool’ Will Ferrell bats, fields, coaches in Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Telling everyone “I’m a five-tool guy,” Will Ferrell was off on his barnstorming tour Thursday, March 12 through five Arizona spring training games. Wearing No. 19 for every team, the star of “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” ”Elf” and many other movies played shortstop for the Oakland Athletics, second base … Continue reading

‘Iron Man’ star Downey presents boy with bionic arm
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‘Iron Man’ star Downey presents boy with bionic arm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just like Tony “Iron Man” Stark, Robert Downey Jr. is a part-time superhero — at least in the eyes of one seven-year-old boy. In a video posted online Thursday,March 12 the actor, dressed as Stark, who becomes Iron Man in the movies, presents a working bionic prosthesis to seven-year-old Alex, who … Continue reading

Arquette, Schwarzenegger Films to Premiere at Tribeca Film Fest
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Arquette, Schwarzenegger Films to Premiere at Tribeca Film Fest

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival unveiled the second half of its slate of 97 movies, including films starring recent Oscar-winner Patricia Arquette and Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as documentaries on Rosanne Barr and R&B star Mary J. Blige. Two days after announcing the festival’s competition categories, Tribeca revealed the rest of its … Continue reading

London Fashion Week Day 2: Sequins, retro looks, Cinderella
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London Fashion Week Day 2: Sequins, retro looks, Cinderella

LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week entered Day 2 on Saturday, featuring dozens of new designs — from dramatic, conceptual creations by Gareth Pugh, to more wearable pieces by Julien Macdonald and Emilia Wickstead.Here are some highlights from the day: ___ CROWN JEWELS AT JULIEN MACDONALD Julien Macdonald isn’t one to skimp on glamour, but … Continue reading

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ stays on top of weekend box office
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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ stays on top of weekend box office

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Fifty Shades of Grey” didn’t relinquish control of the box office. Universal’s erotic drama starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan earned $23.2 million at No. 1 in its second weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. The adaptation of E.L. James’ best-selling novel earned an additional $68.1 … Continue reading