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Big stars to attend New York's Tribeca Film Festival

New York, Mar 24 (EFE).- New York's Tribeca Film Festival, always looking for content with commitment, is putting the finishing touches on its 2014 lineup with documentaries on bitcoin, drug trafficking and Diego Maradona, but will also feature stars like Michael Douglas, Kevin Spacey and Eva Longoria who will talk with the audience. New York will celebrate once more the serious side of film festivals between April 16-27 with an event at which celebrities don't tend to enjoy a glamorous red carpet moment but rather discuss the sociopolitical content of the films.

The top films at the North American box office

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, March 23 - Following are the top 10 movies at North American box offices for the three days starting March 21, led by "Divergent," according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters. 1 (*) Divergent..............................$ 56.0 million 2 (*) Muppets Most Wanted....................$ 16.5 million 3 (1) Mr. Peabody & Sherman..................$ 11.7 million 4 (2) 300: Rise of an Empire.................$ 8.7 million

Robert De Niro's Tribeca Enterprises sells 50 per cent stake to Madison Square Garden Company

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A film company co-founded by Robert De Niro called Tribeca Enterprises is selling a 50 per cent stake to the Madison Square Garden Company. The deal was announced Saturday night. It combines two major New York show business players, gives Tribeca Enterprises the marketing power of a growing sports and entertainment company and offers the MSG Co. an entry into the film business. The deal values Tribeca Enterprises at $45 million. The company was co-founded by De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, who will remain CEO.

'Mr Peabody

Animated film "Mr Peabody & Sherman" rose to top dog at North America's box office this weekend, as hi-octane action movie "Need for Speed" was slow off the grid, industry data showed Monday. The critically acclaimed children's film, based on characters from the 1960s television cartoon "Rocky and Bullwinkle," follows the adventures of a super-intelligent canine who adopts a human infant.

'Mr Peabody

Animated children's film "Mr Peabody & Sherman" took top spot at the North American box office this weekend, industry estimates showed Sunday. The critically acclaimed Fox movie, based on characters from the 1960s television cartoon "Rocky and Bullwinkle" follows the adventures of a super-intelligent canine who adopts a human infant. The movie, which features the voice of "Modern Family" star Ty Burrell as the heroic talking canine Mr Peabody, took $21 million on its second week of release, figures from Exhibitor Relations showed.

Fetching 'Peabody & Sherman' tops box office with $21.2M

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Chasing down the top spot at the box office after debuting at No. 2 last week, "Mr. Peabody The DreamWorks animated film about the time-travelling adventures of a genius dog and the human son he adopted earned $21.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The kiddie-jaunt features voices from "Modern Family" stars Ty Burrell and Ariel Winter. Warner Bros.' warrior drama "300: Rise of an Empire" dropped to the second place slot with $19.1 million after debuting at No. 1 last weekend.

Spacey responds to Rob Ford request for a photo with post on Twitter

TORONTO - Actor Kevin Spacey took to Twitter on Saturday to respond to a remark by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on his "Ford Nation" show on YouTube. Ford's brother and fellow city councillor Doug Ford accused Spacey of being an "arrogant S.O.B." and giving his brother the cold shoulder during a recent visit to Los Angeles. He said while the mayor was waiting to appear on the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" talk show, the Fords were told they couldn't talk to or take a picture with Spacey.

Spacey responds to Rob Ford request for a photo with post on Twitter

TORONTO - Actor Kevin Spacey took to Twitter on Saturday to respond to a remark by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on his "Ford Nation" show on YouTube. Ford's brother and fellow city councillor Doug Ford accused Spacey of being an "arrogant S.O.B." and giving his brother the cold shoulder during a recent visit to Los Angeles. He said while the mayor was waiting to appear on the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" talk show, the Fords were told they couldn't talk to or take a picture with Spacey.

Toronto mayor Rob Ford's brother slams Kevin Spacey on mayor's YouTube show

TORONTO - The infamous mayor of Toronto might have been given the cold shoulder by popular actor Kevin Spacey during a recent trip to L.A. That's what Rob Ford's brother and fellow city councillor Doug Ford is telling the viewers of "Ford Nation," the YouTube show produced by the brothers. He said while the mayor was waiting to appear on the late night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the Fords were told they couldn't talk to or take a picture with Spacey, who is currently starring in Netflix's hit show "House of Cards."

'First lady' of Czech film Vera Chytilova dies at 85

Czech filmmaker Vera Chytilova, dubbed the "first lady" of Czech cinema, died aged 85 in Prague on Wednesday, the CTK news agency said quoting her family. Along with Oscar winners Milos Forman and Jiri Menzel, Chytilova was part of the Czechoslovak New Wave movement of the 1960s, which drew fire from the then communist regime for its criticism of totalitarianism. An architecture student-turned clapper girl and then assistant director, Chytilova drew attention with her short films in the early 1960s.
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