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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Jungle Book" pulverized a trio of box office lightweights, racking up $42.4 million to lead ticket sales for the third consecutive weekend. Disney's live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli stories has made $252.1 million since opening last month. It should have no trouble becoming the fourth film this year to cross $300 million domestically, joining the likes of "Deadpool," "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Zootopia."

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Edge, lead guitarist with the Irish band U2, has become the first rock star to play in the Sistine Chapel, a venue he described as "the most beautiful parish hall in the world".

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For a few moments at the White House on Friday, "The West Wing" TV series came back to life as actress Allison Janney who played fictional White House spokeswoman CJ Cregg took the podium at the daily press briefing.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Kesha released her first new music in three years on Friday after losing a legal bid earlier this month to scrap her recording contract with Sony Music and producer Dr. Luke, whom the singer had accused of sexual assault.

Filmmaker Coppola cements legacy
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:37:08 -0400
Veteran filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola left a permanent mark on Hollywood on Friday, after his hands and feet were imprinted in cement to be displayed at the landmark TLC Chinese Theatre. The ceremony honored the 77-year-old Oscar-winning director’s 50-year career, highlighted by films such as “The Godfather” trilogy and “Apocalypse Now” and five Oscar wins. It took place during Turner Classic Movies’ annual Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, which will run through Sunday, where Coppola’s films

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Will Ferrell will not be participating in a comedy about former U.S. President Ronald Reagan's struggles with dementia, after the family of the late Reagan criticized the project, saying Alzheimer's and dementia were not a subject for comedy.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A motorcycle jacket worn by the late pop star Prince in his 1984 film "Purple Rain," when he rides through the woods with the movie's leading lady, Apollonia, will be sold at auction, the company behind the sale said on Friday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Fourteen albums by U.S. pop superstar Prince have flooded back in to the British charts since his sudden death last week but Beyonce's "Lemonade" went straight to the top after notching up some of the fastest sales of the year.

(Reuters) - Oscar-nominated actor Woody Harrelson's bid to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Hawaii was rejected on Friday, as the state approved eight of more than 60 applicants, officials said.

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp's planned purchase of DreamWorks Animation would increase the media giant's foothold in Asia, particularly China, as it competes in an increasingly global battle for entertainment dollars.

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