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San Sebastian: Chile’s Jirafa, Italy’s Alba Team for Francisca Alegria’s Debut ‘The Cow That Sang Its Song’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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SAN SEBASTIAN — Building Chile’s growing pantheon of eye-catching young women directors, already one of the strongest of any national cinema in Latin America, Chile’s Jirafa Films (“The Blind Christ”) has closed a deal with Rosanna Seregni at Italy’s Alba Produzioni for Alba to co-produce the feature debut of Chile’s Francisca Alegria, a prize-winning Columbia… Read more »

Korea Box Office: ‘Shadows’ Holds Off ‘Ben Hur,’ ‘Magnificent Seven’

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Kim Jee-woon’s foreign-language Oscars contender, “The Age of Shadows,” remained on top of the Korean box office for the third consecutive weekend. It suffered a steep decline of 78% following the holiday period. The Warner Bros. release earned $3.49 million from 459,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday. After three weekends, the period espionage drama has… Read more »

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Recap: ‘Date of Death’

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SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on unless you’ve seen Season 2, Episode 13 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” titled “Date of Death.” It turns out a lot more people than just Travis saw the hotel lights when Madison powered the place up last week. By the time he arrives, there are already dozens of people… Read more »

Rihanna, Coldplay, Chelsea Handler Speak Up for Change at Global Citizen Festival

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“Y’all should be real proud of yourselves, y’all know that?” said Rihanna to her crowd of fans, including humanitarians, world leaders, refugees, musicians, and celebrities, on Saturday night at Central Park as part of the fifth Global Citizen Festival. “Y’all are changing the world just by standing here right now. I’m not gon’ get too sentimental… Read more »

PopPolitics: Newton Minow Says It’s Up to Candidates to Correct Each Other in Debates (Listen)

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Newton Minow, the FCC chairman under President John F. Kennedy who helped start the tradition of general election presidential debates, says that it should be up to the candidates, and not necessarily the moderator, to correct each other if something is said that is not factual. Minow, who is a member of the Commission on… Read more »

Week in Review & This Week in Entertainment: Sept. 19

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Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce From Brad Pitt An attorney for Angelina Jolie’s, Robert Offer, confirmed the news to the Associated Press that she had filed for divorce “for the health of the family.” ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Not Expected to Do ‘Force Awakens’ Business, Disney CEO Says Disney chief Bob Iger said he just… Read more »

TV Ratings: ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Bull’ See Solid Gains in L3 Numbers

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Two of this season’s high-profile new dramas — NBC’s “This Is Us” and CBS’ “Bull” — pulled in notable gains over three days of delayed viewing, according to Nielsen’s just released live-plus-3 ratings for the Tuesday premieres. “This Is Us” saw its 18-49 number swell to 4.2, from 2.8 in live-same-day viewing. That’s the biggest… Read more »