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Following is a summary of current entertainment news
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'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Silver Linings' get box-office boost

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Zero Dark Thirty" made the most of
its expansion this weekend, running up a very strong $45,834
per-screen average from 60 locations in 11 U.S. cities. Kathryn
Bigelow's tale of the hunt for Osama bin Laden brought in $2.75
million, after expanding from five locations in two markets
this weekend in the wake of several nominations from the
Producers Guild (PGA) and Writers Guild (WGA).

Women dominate UK film's "rising star" shortlist

LONDON (Reuters) - Actresses dominated the shortlist for
the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' Rising Star
awards on Monday, taking four of the five places. Juno Temple,
who appeared in the 2007 drama "Atonement", and Andrea
Riseborough, best known for her leading role in Madonna's
biopic of Wallis Simpson "W.E.", represent British interests on
the list.

Schwarzenegger is back, and Hollywood hopes he's still a
star

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As he famously droned on-screen in
his signature "Terminator" movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger is
back. A year after leaving the California governor's office and
becoming tabloid fodder for fathering a boy with his family's
housekeeper and splitting with his wife, Maria Shriver, the
65-year old former bodybuilder will star in no less than three
Hollywood movies over the next 12 months.

Sony, BMG in joint bid for Parlophone, EMI labels - FT

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp <6758.T> is joining with BMG to
bid for Parlophone and other EMI labels on sale by Universal
Music, reuniting Sony and Bertelsmann <BERT.UL> four years
after they ended their music joint venture, the Financial Times
said on Monday. Vivendi-owned <VIV.PA> Universal is being
forced to sell Parlophone - EMI's oldest active label with
artists including Coldplay and Pet Shop Boys - to satisfy
regulators' concerns about its $1.9 billion purchase of EMI's
recorded music business.

Calvin Harris returns to top of British album chart

LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish producer and singer Calvin
Harris returned to the top of the British album charts with "18
Months" in the first week of 2013, the Official Charts Company
said on Sunday. The release, his third studio album, had hit
the number one spot on its debut in November, and climbed from
seventh place to regain the best sellers' crown.

"Amour" takes U.S. film critics' top prize as best film

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Amour," European director Michael
Haneke's sensitive depiction of an aging couple's battle with
declining health, was named the year's best film by the
National Society of Film Critics on Saturday, with star
Emmanuelle Riva winning best actress and Haneke taking the
prize for best director. The group, made up of 60 prominent
movie critics from newspapers, magazines and other media
outlets nationwide, chose Daniel Day-Lewis as best actor for
his acclaimed performance in the title role in "Lincoln."

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