Miley Cyrus shakes in barely there silver straps at VMAs
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Miley Cyrus shakes in barely there silver straps at VMAs

Miley Cyrus shook a long, rock goddess ponytail and strutted in barely there silver straps Sunday on the arrivals carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards, later delivering on a promise for multiple costume changes as host. Nipples barely covered, Cyrus wore tight, over-the-thigh silver boots and shorty loops of baubles open at the sides … Continue reading

Epix reaches multiyear Hulu deal, ends Netflix agreement
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Epix reaches multiyear Hulu deal, ends Netflix agreement

The cable network Epix jumped from Netflix to Hulu, landing a multiyear, digital subscription video on demand deal with the streaming service. Beginning Oct. 1, Hulu subscribers will get films from Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount, the companies announced late Sunday. That includes “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” ”Wolf of Wall Street,” as well as new titles, … Continue reading

Female directors make work gains
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Female directors make work gains

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Female directors are getting slightly more work in the expanding world of TV series and outlets, but the same can’t be said for their minority counterparts, according to a new Directors Guild of America study. Women directed 16 percent of the nearly 4,000 episodes that aired last season, a year-to-year increase … Continue reading

Brooke Burke-Charvet to co-host Miss America pageant
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Brooke Burke-Charvet to co-host Miss America pageant

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Brooke Burke-Charvet, the actress, entrepreneur and fitness guru, will co-host the 2016 Miss America pageant next month. The Miss America Organization announced Friday that Burke-Charvet will join Chris Harrison on the nationally televised broadcast from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, Sept. 13 on ABC. “It’s always impressive and inspiring … Continue reading

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Young Lebanese activists challenge old political class

BEIRUT (AP) — First they egged the prime minister’s building. Then they dumped some of the garbage piling up on Beirut’s streets outside the home of the environment minister, furious the government couldn’t get its act together to find a solution when Lebanon’s main landfill shut down. But perhaps the most electrifying move by the … Continue reading

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Secrets have long slipped into State Department email

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, State Department officials in Washington were emailing one another with updates in real time. Embedded in those messages were nuggets of classified information, including an apparent reference to a CIA facility that was a closely guarded secret. When the emails were released … Continue reading

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Clinton likens GOP’s views on women to those of terrorists

  CLEVELAND (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an Ohio audience her potential GOP rivals were pushing “out of date” policies. “Now extreme views about women? We expect that from some of … Continue reading

Trump starts new media feud with Univision anchor Ramos
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Trump starts new media feud with Univision anchor Ramos

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has opened up a new media feud, taking on another popular TV news personality even as his appearances continue to draw big ratings. Trump engaged in a prolonged confrontation Tuesday with Jorge Ramos, the Miami-based anchor for Univision, during a news conference in Dubuque, Iowa. After … Continue reading

Sony’s ‘Uncharted 4,’ ‘Last Guardian’ capture E3 attention
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Sony’s ‘Uncharted 4,’ ‘Last Guardian’ capture E3 attention

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nathan Drake is back in action. Sony capped off its game-filled Electronic Entertainment Expo briefing Monday night with a bullet-riddled demonstration of “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End,” the forthcoming action-adventure starring the charismatic treasure hunter. The preview showed Drake and mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan engaging in a firefight on foot before … Continue reading

Box office top 20: ‘Spy’ cracks ‘San Andreas’ with $29.1M
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Box office top 20: ‘Spy’ cracks ‘San Andreas’ with $29.1M

  NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa McCarthy’s globe-trotting comedy “Spy” cracked The Rock’s disaster movie “San Andreas” at the weekend box office, taking the top spot with a $29.1 million debut. The 20th Century Fox release led a crowded but somewhat lackluster weekend. Focus Feature’s low-budget horror prequel “Insidious: Chapter 3” opened strongly with $22.7 million. … Continue reading