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Judge kills ‘Monty’ suit

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Deciding that the British judicial system is the appropriate forum for the lawsuit against 20th Century Fox over the genesis of “The Full Monty,” a U.S. District Court judge has dismissed the $100 million copyright infringement case brought by a pair of scribes.

Eye cabler looks to ‘Legends’

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The cable network CBS Eye on People may turn its most ambitious miniseries, the 10-hour “Legends, Icons & Superstars of the 20th Century,” into a regularly scheduled series.

Going extra ‘Mile’

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Sam Rockwell, who starred in three pics that unspooled at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, has joined the cast of Frank Darabont’s “The Green Mile,” a Castle Rock production starring Tom Hanks.

Amazon.com adds music

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Online bookseller Amazon.com jumps into the online record sales fray today by adding albums to its portfolio.

Review: ‘Olu Dara’

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The years Olu Dara has spent performing and writing music for the theater see a payoff in the story-telling nature of his songwriting and his willingness to playfully interact with the audience, even wandering through the house while playing his cornet.

Review: ‘L.A. Lifeguards’

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Having to deal with everything from cars buried axle-deep in the sand to recovering drowned bodies, the life of Los Angeles lifeguards may still need beefing up to sustain as a TV series, but it makes for an interesting and informative hourlong documentary.

Review: ‘Good’

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British playwright C.P. Taylor has distilled the seduction of the great majority of “good” German people by the Nazis during the years 1933 to 1938 through the fictional story of John Halder (Steve O’Connor), a righteous and respected academic who allows the debilitating chaos in his own life to be assuaged by the overwhelming passion and success of the “new order.”

Review: ‘Faust Is Dead’

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There is more style than substance to this Tuesday Laboratory American premiere of British playwright Mark Ravenhill’s contemporary reworking of the life and times of Goethe’s legendary devil worshiper, set in the cyber-stoned days at the end of the millennium.

Review: ‘A Cabaret for Cole Revisited’

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For nearly three hours, performers from Manhattan’s cabaret circuit and veteran Broadway musical comedy stars celebrated the 107th anniversary of Cole Porter’s birthday, barely scratching the surface with more than 30 familiar and rare selections from the composer’s enormous legacy.

Kendall O’Connor dead at 90

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Kendall O’Connor, a legendary Disney layout artist and art director who helped to pioneer the art of animation with his contributions to 13 animated features and nearly 100 shorts, died May 27 of natural causes at his home in Burbank. He was 90.