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Final book in 'Divergent' trilogy to be split into two films

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The final book in the "Divergent" trilogy will be split into two movies, Lions Gate said on Friday, following the same formula the studio used for the upcoming final installments of "The Hunger Games" series. "Allegiant Part 1" is set to be released on March 18, 2016, and its second part a year later on March 24, 2017, the studio said.

Clever chimps at Kansas City Zoo make brief break to freedom

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY (Reuters) - Seven chimpanzees used an improvised ladder from a tree to scale a wall and briefly escape their enclosure at the Kansas City Zoo on Thursday, a zoo official said. One of the chimps apparently pulled a log or a branch and leaned it against the wall of the enclosure, giving the primates a leg-up to the top, zoo director Randy Wisthoff said.

'Railway Man' revisits war prisoner's horror and forgiveness

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shortly before wrapping up filming for "The Railway Man," a World War Two drama about a former British Army officer and victim of torture, actor Colin Firth dreamt he was drawing a map of a railway but was bluffing and didn't know how to do it.

Republican leader reserves judgment on congressman caught in kiss

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said on Tuesday a fellow House Republican was right to apologize after being caught on a video kissing a woman on his staff, but Cantor declined to say whether the congressman should resign. Representative Vance McAllister of Louisiana, who is married and has five children, issued the apology on Monday after the building surveillance video was posted by the Ouachita Citizen newspaper on its website.

Tunisia battles to save Star Wars desert set from sand

Tunisia on Tuesday announced a new international fundraising campaign to reclaim the set where numerous Star Wars scenes were filmed from the encroaching desert. The set for Mos Espa -- hometown of Anakin Skywalker, the protagonist in the blockbuster film series who later becomes Darth Vader -- was built at Ong Jmel in southern Tunisia in the 1990s for the filming of "Star Wars Episode One - The Phantom Menace."

Webby nominees range from Google Glass Experiment to GoPro to Jay Z

NEW YORK, N.Y. - This year's list of nominees for Webby awards celebrating Internet achievement range from celebrities such as Beyonce and Ellen DeGeneres to Google and GoPro, the maker of popular mountable video cameras. The organizations with the most nominations are Vice Media with 11, The New York Times with 10 and Google Inc. with nine. Among the online videos nominated is "24 Hours of Happy," a 24-hour music video starring Pharrell Williams.

'Captain America' shoots to record box office debut

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" shot straight to the top of North America's box office in its debut weekend -- and scored the biggest April opening of all time, figures showed Monday. The superhero saga from Disney's Marvel Studios, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, pulled in a hefty $95 million, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said. The critically-praised movie has made $207 million outside the United States, for a global take so far of $303.3 million, it said.

Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Los Angeles, Apr 7 (EFE).- Veteran actor Mickey Rooney, one of the most famous child stars in the history of Hollywood, has died, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said. He was 93. Rooney's death was reported on Sunday by TMZ, which said the actor's health had been deteriorating for some time.

Veteran US actor Mickey Rooney dead at 93: US media

Mickey Rooney, whose long Hollywood career began as a child star in the 1930s, has died at the age of 93, US media reported late Sunday. Rooney had been ill for some time, US entertainment media reported. The celebrity website TMZ said that Rooney died of natural causes. Rooney rose to fame as the plucky diminutive lad in the successful "Andy Hardy" film series of the late 1930s and early 1940s. He also had notable turns as Puck in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1935) and in "National Velvet" (1944), opposite Elizabeth Taylor.

Actor Mickey Rooney, brash star of 1930s and '40s, dies at 93

By Bill Trott (Reuters) - Actor Mickey Rooney, who became the United States' biggest movie star while still a brash teenager in the 1930s and later a versatile character actor in a career that spanned 10 decades, died on Sunday, friends and entertainment media said. He was 93. Rooney, who developed a reputation as a hard-partying, off-screen brat in his heyday and married eight times, died after a long illness, the TMZ celebrity website said. Show business website Variety also reported his death.
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