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Lebanon's censorship authorities have recommended a ban on Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama The Post ahead of its planned opening this week in theatres in Beirut. Spielberg "is blacklisted by the Arab League's boycott office, which Lebanon complies with", the official explained. Director Ziad Doueiri, who is in the running for an Oscar for his latest film, The Insult , was detained on a recent trip back to his homeland because sections of his 2012 film The Attack had been filmed in ...
  • Bannon Is Reportedly Avoiding Grand Jury Testimony - For Now

    Bannon Is Reportedly Avoiding Grand Jury Testimony - For Now

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    Adam Schiff , the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee . Sanders told reporters the White House "is following the same practice" as "many White Houses before". Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the committee's top Democrat, said Bannon's refusal to answer questions from the panel "can't stand" and went far beyond other witnesses who have declined to answer specific questions.
  • Backlash Over Star Wars: The Last Jedi is Important Says Rian Johnson

    Backlash Over Star Wars: The Last Jedi is Important Says Rian Johnson

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    However, it should be noted by comparison, Star Wars: The Force Awakens only dropped 39.8 percent in its second weekend. "This is the next generation of Star Wars , so I nearly had to think of another character. "But I had to do what Rian wanted me to do because it serves the story well". " The Empire Strikes Back " star is rumored to be the man behind the CG character, Dobbu Scay.
  • Harry Potter Weaves A Magic Spell On Mobile With Hogwarts Mystery

    Harry Potter Weaves A Magic Spell On Mobile With Hogwarts Mystery

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    Hogwarts Mystery's avatar customization system will also let players upgrade their character throughout the game with new magical abilities and spells, helping them solve puzzles as they progress. The developers also revealed that the game is set in the period between Harry Potter's birth and his enrolment at Hogwarts, when the likes of Bill Weasley and Nymphadora Tonks were learning the ins-and-outs of magic.
  • Brigitte Bardot: sexual harassment protestors are 'hypocritical' and 'ridiculous'

    Brigitte Bardot: sexual harassment protestors are 'hypocritical' and 'ridiculous'

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    Bardot also said she was never herself a victim during her career, which began in the 1950s, and said she instead enjoyed some of the behaviour which many others would reject. The former actress has been fined five times for inciting racial hatred with derogatory comments about Islam and Muslims. Her remarks come after French star Catherine Deneuve caused a feminist backlash for signing an open letter that defended men's right to "hit on" women.
  • Zac Efron shares first photo of himself as serial killer Ted Bundy

    Zac Efron shares first photo of himself as serial killer Ted Bundy

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    But by the looks of him, he is ready to travel to the other side. Reactions to the photo have been equal parts hilarious and enthusiastic, with one Twitter user writing , "Don't think I quite wanna meet Ted... After denying charges for nearly a decade, he confessed to 30 homicides. Lily Collins will portray Elizabeth in the movie. Ultimately, though, she was the one who turned him in to law enforcement.
  • Kyrgios Remains Perfect In 2018, Now For Tsonga

    Kyrgios Remains Perfect In 2018, Now For Tsonga

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    I went to all his practice sessions with a new ball. Barring the occasional signs of annoyance, Kyrgios was largely subdued on court. Everybody knows what he will try to do, what I will try to do. The young hot-head admitted he may well have let the distractions drive him to defeat in the past. As ever, we have reviewed the key matches from the day's action.
  • Darren Criss and 'American Crime Story: Versace' Producers Tease Season 2

    Darren Criss and 'American Crime Story: Versace' Producers Tease Season 2

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    O.J. Simpson". But the show isn't uniquely vulturous. And the FBI's and Miami Beach's response to the murder would come under harsh scrutiny, a study of missed opportunities to catch Cunanan before he reached Versace . As much as I loved O.J. None of this surprises us, though. "Damn, so that's how he went out?" one fan said. "And I talked to at least, I'd say , five different people on the record who went to the party, who saw them talking, and then I also talked to one of ...
  • JJ Abrams Is Making A New TV Show That Sounds Pretty Cool

    JJ Abrams Is Making A New TV Show That Sounds Pretty Cool

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    Abrams has kept plenty busy in the past few years on the film side alone. If this untitled series gets anywhere close to the mind-bending sci-fi storytelling that Fringe , I would gladly welcome a new Abrams series. Abrams will executive produce the series alongside Bad Robot's Ben Stephenson. TV, Apple, and HBO are the top contenders. The script must have been impressive if two massive companies want to have the rights to the said show.
  • Mark Hamill Revealed Final Scene Of Star Wars The Force Awakens

    Mark Hamill Revealed Final Scene Of Star Wars The Force Awakens

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    Amateur reviewer Jay A. York, for one, enthusiastically endorsed the film to his 38 YouTube subscribers after it was released on torrent networks this weekend. The same Jedi Order that his father, Darth Vader destroyed, was left to ashes once again by his nephew Ben Solo/Kylo Ren - who was undoubtedly inspired by his grandfather.
  • I'm telling the truth, says Dylan Farrow on Woody Allen abuse claims

    I'm telling the truth, says Dylan Farrow on Woody Allen abuse claims

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    Farrow, the adopted daughter of Allen and Mia Farrow , has been vocal in the past about her accusations of sexual abuse against the director . "All I can do is speak my truth and hope that somebody will believe me", she replied. "I have long maintained that when I was seven years old, Woody Allen led me into an attic, away from the babysitters who had been instructed never to leave me alone with him".
  • Blaze Bernstein's parents speak out about devastating loss of 'gentle soul'

    Blaze Bernstein's parents speak out about devastating loss of 'gentle soul'

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    Blaze's lifeless body was found on January 9, just outside Borrego park, the last place Woodward claimed he saw him. Officials say Woodward was the last person to see Bernstein, and that DNA evidence has linked him to the crime. Gideon Bernstein and Jeanne Pepper Bernstein wrote, "our son was a handsome gentle soul who we loved more than anything". He had nothing to hide.
  • Oil rises ahead of United States weekly inventory figures

    Oil rises ahead of United States weekly inventory figures

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    Brent crude prices consolidated recent gains at around Dollars 70 a barrel, a level not seen since 2014's dramatic oil market slump. Brent crude futures were at $69.34 at 0753 GMT, down 4 cents from their last close. With another 8 million barrels per day expected between 2010 and 2025, the International Energy Agency said the US oil patch was expanding at a historic pace.
  • Michelle Williams Is Engaged to Financier Beau Andrew Youmans

    Michelle Williams Is Engaged to Financier Beau Andrew Youmans

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    The 37-year-old actress sparked rumours that her beau had popped the question when she showed off a heart-shaped diamond on her left hand at the Golden Globes this month . " The Greatest Showman " actress also sported the ring during her New Year's Day vacation with Youmans and Matilda, her 12-year-old daughter with the late Heath Ledger , in the Bahamas.