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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 11-17

Sept. 11: Actor Earl Holliman is 88. Movie director Brian De Palma is 76. Actress Lola Falana is 74. Drummer Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead is 73. Actress Amy Madigan is 66. Guitarist Tommy Shaw of Styx is 63. Songwriter Diane Warren is 60. Drummer Jon Moss of Culture Club is 59. Actor Scott … Continue reading


In Cannes’ hit ‘Loving,’ a humble love overpowers racism
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In Cannes’ hit ‘Loving,’ a humble love overpowers racism

CANNES, France (AP) — Jeff Nichols, sitting calmly by the beach, was surprised to notice a curious lack of butterflies amid the usually anxiety-ridden premiere experience at the Cannes Film Festival. His film, “Loving,” is about Richard and Mildred Loving, the Virginia couple whose biracial marriage in 1958 led to a landmark Supreme Court decision … Continue reading

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Movie ‘Doctor Strange’ turns Tibetan man into European woman

BEIJING (AP) — A Tibetan male character from the “Doctor Strange” comic books presented such a potential political minefield to Marvel that in the film version they cast a Caucasian woman in the role, reflecting the pressures Hollywood movie makers perceive when trying to appeal to the Chinese market. One of the film’s screenwriters has … Continue reading