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Star Wars Phantom Menace 3D Coming from Prime Focus February

Apr 16th, 2011 | By
Star Wars Phantom Menace 3D Coming from Prime Focus February

Lucasfilm and its Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) visual effects division are partnering with the global visual entertainment services company Prime Focus to release Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D, the companies announced March 29. George Lucas discussed details during a panel discussion at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where Prime Focus again
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Charlie Chaplin Google Doodle Video Honors Actor’s Birthday

Apr 16th, 2011 | By
Charlie Chaplin Google Doodle Video Honors Actor’s Birthday

A Charlie Chaplin Google Doodle video honored the silent film pioneer on his 122nd birthday Saturday. The Google Doodle team starred in a short comedy sketch doing homage to the actor. The video was shot on location in Niles, California, the setting of several of Chaplin’s early classics and the home of the Niles Essanay
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Rio Flying into US Theaters this Weekend

Apr 15th, 2011 | By
Rio Flying into US Theaters this Weekend

The animated parrot comedy Rio opens on 3,286 screens in the US Friday, after already grossing $55 million abroad following its premiere in Rio de Janeiro. The film is expected to challenge animated rabbit comedy Hop for box office supremacy this weekend. Rio tells the story of a baby Spix’s Macaw from Brazil who cannot
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G7 Nations Meet Ahead of G20 Meeting to Discuss Agenda

Apr 15th, 2011 | By
G7 Nations Meet Ahead of G20 Meeting to Discuss Agenda

Spokesmen for the G7 nations, representing North America, the Western European powers, and Japan, meet behind closed doors Thursday to plan for this weekend’s G20 meeting, which will include other world economic leaders, most notably China. The agenda is expected to include high oil prices, government debts, Japan’s crisis, and how to secure Chinese cooperation
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World Bank Warns High Food and Fuel Prices Threaten Poor

Apr 14th, 2011 | By
World Bank Warns High Food and Fuel Prices Threaten Poor

As the global economy begins to recover from recession, World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick warned that the next crisis looming over the horizon is high food prices, aggravated by high fuel prices. Addressing G7 and G20 representatives Thursday in anticipation of the spring meetings of the World Bank this weekend, Zoellick called for
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Keanu Reeves Says Yes Way to Bill and Ted 3

Apr 11th, 2011 | By
Keanu Reeves Says Yes Way to Bill and Ted 3

The writers of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure 3 are about six weeks away from a completed script, Keanu Reeves told MTV last week. “No pressure, guys!” Reeves added, laughing. The cult classic Bill and Ted series stars Reeves and Alex Winter as Bill S. Preston, Esquire (Winter) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Reeves), a pair
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Kentucky Miner Finds Extinct Shark Jaw

Apr 11th, 2011 | By
Kentucky Miner Finds Extinct Shark Jaw

Just when you thought it was safe to go back onto the land. 25-year-old miner Jay Wright was working 700 feet underground in Webster County, Kentucky this February when he made a surprising discovery. Experts later informed the puzzled miner that what he had found was the jawbone of a prehistoric shark. Experts believe the
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Richard Branson to Attempt Deep Sea Exploration Records

Apr 10th, 2011 | By
Richard Branson to Attempt Deep Sea Exploration Records

British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson announced Tuesday that as part of his Virgin Oceanic deep-sea exploration initiative, he will be sending a solo piloted submarine to the deepest points of each of the world’s five oceans. Accompanying sub owner and operator Chris Welsh, sometimes serving as backup and sometimes piloting himself, Branson will attempt as many as 30 Guinness World Records over the course of 2011 and 2012. Branson will be using a submarine originally commissioned by his adventurer friend Steve Fossett, the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world …



Russell Brand Tops Box Office Twice with Hop, Arthur

Apr 9th, 2011 | By
Russell Brand Tops Box Office Twice with Hop, Arthur

British comedian Russell Brand topped the box office twice Friday, maintaining the #1 spot with the holdover CGI comedy Hop and taking #2 with the premiere of the comedy remake Arthur. Hop claimed an estimated $5.5 million Friday, while Arthur netted $4.5 million. Trailing behind were the action thriller Hanna, which took in $4.2 million;
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Alcohol Awareness Month Promotes Drinking Problem Prevention

Apr 8th, 2011 | By

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, designed to raise public awareness about the consequences of alcohol misuse. Across the country this week, thousands of communities hosted events to encourage individuals to consider their drinking patterns and determine if they have an alcohol abuse problem. Alcohol Awareness Month focuses especially on risks to underage drinkers. Research has
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