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Summer movie sequels equal profits for Hollywood studios

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Captain America, Spider-Man, the X-Men and Transformers are storming back into movie theaters, returning in sequels to save the world from mass destruction, while at the same time churning out profits for movie studios.

Orson Welles's daughter auctions off some of his belongings

New York, Apr 1 (EFE).- A typewriter, a 16-millimeter camera that he used during his years in Spain, pages of a script, photos from the set of "Citizen Kane," and even his personal humidor are some of the items that once belonged to Orson Welles, were inherited by his daughter Beatrice and will be auctioned off in New York on April 26.

Disney's 'Frozen' becomes top-grossing animated film ever

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Disney's hit film "Frozen" has become the top-grossing animated film in box office history, the studio said on Sunday as the musical topped $1 billion in global sales. The film has sold $398.4 million worth of tickets at domestic (U.S. and Canadian) theaters since opening on November 27 on the eve of the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Foreign box offices have added another $674 million, for a global total of $1.072 billion, Disney said.

One Direction, Ariana Grande win at Kids' Choice Awards

By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The green slime flowed freely at the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, where boy band One Direction and actress-singer Ariana Grande took home orange blimps handed out by youth cable channel Nickelodeon. Shot from canons, bursting forth from geysers and babbling in a river across the stage, everything and everyone, even "un-slimable" host Mark Wahlberg, were soaked by the green stuff.

Arnie tries for subtlety, with guns, in 'Sabotage'

By his own admission, Arnold Schwarzenegger is famous for "black and white," good-versus-bad films. So his latest movie is something of a departure, nuanced and complex, tender even. Although of course, it is still violent and action-packed. In "Sabotage," the 66-year-old actor plays Breacher, head of a special unit of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) whose members start being brutally killed one by one, after a cartel bust.

Arnie tries for subtlety, with guns, in 'Sabotage'

By his own admission, Arnold Schwarzenegger is famous for "black and white," good-versus-bad films. So his latest movie is something of a departure, nuanced and complex, tender even. Although of course, it is still violent and action-packed. In "Sabotage," the 66-year-old actor plays Breacher, head of a special unit of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) whose members start being brutally killed one by one, after a cartel bust.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin call it quits

Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin announced their separation on Tuesday, signaling the end of the A-list couple's 11-year marriage. In a statement entitled "Conscious Uncoupling" posted on Paltrow's lifestyle website Goop.com, the stars said they had decided to "remain separate" after battling unsuccessfully to save their marriage over the past year. "It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate," said the couple, who moved back to Los Angeles recently after spending several years in London.

Biblical epic 'Noah' tests director Aronofsky's blockbuster chops

By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rain lashes down from the heavens while hungry followers of Cain trample over each other for a spot on Noah's massive wooden ark. The end is inevitable and, of course, not pretty. Director Darren Aronofsky, best known for dark and unrelenting dramas such as the Oscar-nominated "Black Swan," would have it no other way in the biblical epic "Noah," which stars Russell Crowe and is set to be released in U.S. and Canadian theaters, as well as several other countries, on Friday.

Universal teases 'Fast & Furious 7,' Jolie film

By Lisa Richwine LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Cars falling from the sky in "Fast & Furious 7," clips from Angelina Jolie's directorial project "Unbroken," and the first look at erotic novel adaptation "Fifty Shades of Grey" provided a glimpse of Universal Pictures' upcoming movie slate on Tuesday.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin splitting up

Hollywood A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow announced Tuesday that she and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, her husband of 11 years, were splitting up. "It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate," Paltrow said in a statement posted on her website, Goop.com. The website crashed soon after the news was announced. "We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate."
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