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Oscar-Winning 'Deer Hunter' Director Michael Cimino Dies at 77

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Michael Cimino, a writer-director whose career saw the highs of winning two Oscars for his 1978 picture "The Deer Hunter" and the lows of 1980's infamous "Heaven's Gate," has died in Los Angeles at age 77. The cause of death was not immediately known. His career can be seen as a case study and cautionary fable, one of the ultimate tales from th... more

Monae Says Film on Black Women at NASA Key Part of History

In this Friday, July 1, 2016 photo, singer Janelle Monae discusses her role in "Hidden Figures," during an interview with The Associated Press at the Essence Festival Expo in New Orleans. The film aims to tell the story of three

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Janelle Monae says she's honored to be part of an upcoming film that tells the little known-story of three black women who were crucial part of NASA's history, including one who helped John Glenn become the first American to orbit earth. The Grammy-nominated singer is making her big screen debut in "Hidden Figures," which tel... more

Josh Duhamel Celebrates Memorial Day by Helping Veterans

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016 file photo, Josh Duhamel poses for a portrait in New York. Duhamel is lending his star power to help disabled veterans by supporting a campaign that provides smart homes for injured American veterans,

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before starting work on the next "Transformers" film, Josh Duhamel is lending his star power to help disabled veterans. Duhamel is supporting a campaign that provides smart homes for injured American veterans, and he's encouraging others to do the same. The 43-year-old actor appears in a video that shows how the #EnlistMe eff... more

'Heroes on Deck' Dives into WWII Naval Pilots' Training in Chicago

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"Heroes on Deck," the new documentary about the surprisingly elaborate World War II naval training operations on Lake Michigan, got its start in the fact that the film's heroes often did not land on deck. Framing this story of a little-known chapter of local military history is the recovery from the bottom of Lake Michigan of three vintage airp... more

Julian Assange Film 'Risk' Offers an inside Look at Wikileaks

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REPORTING FROM CANNES, France -- New administrations can mean a change in fortunes for controversial figures. But a Hillary Clinton presidency will not improve the status of Julian Assange, say those aligned with the Wikileaks founder, who remains in Ecuador's London embassy pending a Swedish extradition request. In fact, they argue, it could w... more

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