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Bill O’Reilly, Tom Hanks Team Up for ‘Killing Lincoln’

The Fox News host and Hollywood star seem like an unlikely pair to work together on anything, but both men are associated with the National Geographic Channel’s new film. Click on the story to watch the trailer.

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Glenn Greenwald Condemns ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Torture Porn

“Zero Dark Thirty” is piling up rave reviews despite perpetuating the myth that torture helps combat terrorism. Glenn Greenwald objects to praise for a film that propagandizes war crimes as a necessary evil.

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The Mouse House Buys ‘Star Wars’ for $4 Billion

The Walt Disney Co. used to be the most creative business in the world. Now it’s a conglomerate that buys other people’s inventions: Pixar, Marvel and, most recently, Lucasfilm, home of the original blockbuster.

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How a ‘Free’ Museum Turned Into a Piggy Bank

Oil tycoon J. Paul Getty wanted his museum, one of the richest around, to be free to the public, but the people who run the institution’s two locations in Los Angeles have found a clever way to profit from more than a million annual visitors.

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Oprah’s ‘Ignorance’ Irks India

“[M]yopic, unaware, ignorant and gauche” is how one critic described Oprah Winfrey’s India travelogue. Viewers on the subcontinent this weekend got their first look at the program, which was taped in January and aired in the U.S. in April.

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8 Great Lines Written by the Late Nora Ephron

It is commonly known that the film industry is horrible in its treatment of women, and it is sometimes said in such circles that women aren’t very funny. How then to explain the hugely successful career of the writer most famous for “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally ... ,” Nora Ephron, who died Tuesday night?

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Bob Dylan Given Presidential Medal of Freedom

Along with 11 other Americans and an Israeli, Robert Zimmerman on Tuesday received the highest civilian honor his nation can bestow. Bob Dylan’s contributions to music go without saying, but did you know he also published three books of art? You might say Dylan has gone eclectic (ouch). (Full list of honorees after the jump.)

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Night of the Living Dead at Coachella: Tupac’s Holographic Resurrection (video)

Tupac Shakur was killed in 1996, but he rose from the stage at Coachella on Sunday, a hologram that entertained a mesmerized crowd and promised a new era of technologically enhanced grave robbing.

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 READ MORE



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‘Bully’ Gets a PG-13 Revamp

After several rounds of negotiations, not to mention a couple of altercations, the power play between the Motion Picture Association of America and the creative forces behind Lee Hirsch’s recently released documentary, “Bully,” has produced a slightly new version of the film—one that meets the ratings board’s standards for PG-13 fare without compromising the movie’s message.

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Dutch Museum Solves Van Gogh Mystery

Is it or isn’t it? Turns out it is—that is, a still-life painting of a dynamic flower arrangement that experts at the Kroeller-Mueller Museum in the Netherlands once believed to be the work of Vincent van Gogh but then questioned has been reattributed to the Dutch postimpressionist, thanks in part to some X-ray sleuthing.

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