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Robin Williams, Oscar winning comedy star of stage and screen, dies in apparent suicide at 63

SAN FRANCISCO – Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63. Williams was pronounced dead at his San Francisco Bay Area home Monday, …

Karen Gillan: I want to be a ‘James Bond’ villain

LONDON — Actress Karen Gillan says she would love to star as a villain in a James Bond movie. The 26-year-old ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ actress joked that she hopes to use one of her unusual moves on series star Daniel Craig, reported BBC online. “My dad used to tell me when I was younger, …

Taylor Swift surprises special cancer patient

Grammy Award-winning performer Taylor Swift made a surprise visit to a very special fan on Sunday. 6-year old Jordan Nickerson has been battling leukemia at the Boston Children’s Hospital and he happens to be a big Swift fan. So, when Taylor Swift heard about him, she immediately decided to visit the young fan. She spent …

Final season of Netflix’s ‘The Killing’ gets even darker, transforms characters

TORONTO — Detective Sarah Linden from Netflix’s “The Killing” spent the first three seasons searching for killers and in the show’s fourth and final season, she doesn’t need to look too far. “She has spent her whole life looking for the monster and now she is the monster,” said Mireille Enos, who plays Linden, in …

Trailer for third ‘Hobbit’ installment revealed

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ relaxes Marvel’s seriousness, but not enough

At the height of their powers, our overlords at Marvel have deigned to prove, like an emperor tolerating a court jester, that they do, in fact, have a sense of humour. The Marvel universe, of course, isn’t entirely lacking comedy, as we’ve seen in “Iron Man” and “The Avengers.” But on the whole, the Marvel …

First ’50 Shades of Grey’ trailer released

The World Wide Web exploded as the first trailer of the most awaited movie adaptation of E.L. James’ titillating bestseller ’50 Shades of Grey’ was released on July 24.

Tom Hanks in Egypt to film ‘Hologram for the King’

CAIRO — Hollywood star Tom Hanks has started shooting portions of his new film “A Hologram for the King” in Egypt’s Red Sea resort city of Hurghada, the country’s state news agency reported Saturday. Hanks arrived Friday in Egypt and told the local independent daily newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm that it was his first visit to …

Movie, TV legend James Garner dies

LOS ANGELES — Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western “Maverick” led to a stellar career in TV and films such as “The Rockford Files” and his Oscar-nominated “Murphy’s Romance,” has died, police said. He was 86. He was found dead of natural causes at his home in the Brentwood area …

Kids give actress Tea Leoni go ahead to return to work on new series ‘Madame Secretary’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—Tea Leoni got the go-ahead from her kids to get back to work. The 48-year-old actress has worked sparingly in recent years while being at home with 15-year-old daughter Madelaine and son Kyd, whose father is actor David Duchovny. “I turned to my 12-year-old son and I said, ‘It’s going to be a …

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