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  • Release of Indian film about Rajput queen delayed after protests

    (Reuters) - The producers of "Padmavati" - a Bollywood movie based on an epic poem about a Rajput queen, said on Sunday they had indefinitely delayed the release of the film, which has been accused of distorting history and has sparked protests.

  • Box Office: 'Justice League' Stalls with $94 Million Opening Weekend

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Warner Bros.-D.C.'s "Justice League" is headed for an underwhelming opening weekend, coming in below early predictions with an estimated $94 million at 4,051 North American locations during its opening weekend.

  • Film Review: '12th and Clairmount'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It's always fascinating to encounter a documentary about a historical event after you've seen the meticulously staged Hollywood version. Your hunger to take in the subject is probably ramped up a notch or two -- but beyond that, there's now an added point of interest, since a good documentary will shed powerful light on a question that lurks behind any piece of dramatized history. Namely: How accurate is it? "12th and Clairmount," an illuminating and innovatively crafted account of the 1967 Detroit riot, is a documentary that viewers will be eager to compare and contrast with Kathryn Bigelow's "Detroit" (timed, like this film, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the uprising). That's likely to give it that much more of a specialty niche.

  • CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-German gay film festival banned in Turkish capital

    ISTANBUL, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Authorities in Turkey's capital banned a German gay film festival on Wednesday, the day before it was due to start, citing public safety and terrorism risks.

  • Buyers circle suddenly attractive U.S. media companies

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All of a sudden, it seems, everybody wants to own a U.S. media company.

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  • 'The Partridge Family' star and singer David Cassidy hospitalized

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer and actor David Cassidy, a 1970s teen heartthrob who starred in "The Partridge Family" television show, entered a hospital this week for treatment of liver failure, his spokeswoman said on Saturday.

  • Exclusive: Qualcomm set to win conditional Japanese antitrust okay for NXP deal - source

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm is set to win “imminent” Japanese antitrust clearance for its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors and gain Europe’s approval by the end of the year with slight tweaks to its concessions, a person familiar with the matter said.

  • Verizon close to announcing digital streaming deal with NFL: Bloomberg

    (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc, no. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, is close to a new deal with the National Football League for digital streaming rights, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • TV Review: Lifetime's 'I Am Elizabeth Smart'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Do you want it to stop?" Elizabeth Smart asks. She is facing the camera directly, making eye contact. We are listening to the sound of her being raped for the first time -- in Lifetime's dramatization of her 9-month abduction, starring Alana Boden as Smart and Skeet Ulrich as kidnapper and rapist Brian David Mitchell.

  • Teen angst plus super powers collide in 'Runaways'

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Brian K. Vaughan was approached by Marvel Comics to write a comic book to bring in new readers, he hit on the idea of "Runaways," the story of a diverse group of teenage friends whose bond grows stronger when they make a gruesome discovery.

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