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Actor Sam Worthington charged with assaulting photographer in N.Y

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Sam Worthington, best known for his starring role in 2009 film "Avatar", was arrested and charged with assaulting a photographer in Manhattan's Greenwich Village district on Sunday, police said. The photographer, Sheng Li, was also arrested and charged with assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of harassment, the force added. The 37-year-old actor was given a desk appearance ticket, requiring him to appear in court later this month.

Survival guide for would-be fashionistas in Milan

Going to fashion week in Milan for the first time can be a bewildering experience, with a round of catwalk shows and celebrity parties filled with potential pitfalls and social faux pas. Preparations for buyers and press must start at least a month before with requests for invitations sent out to each of the dozens of labels taking part, as access to the shows by the biggest names is often severely limited.

Jonze again delves deep into humanity with "Her"

Madrid, Feb 17 (EFE).- The Spike Jonze film "Her" is all about the trouble humans have in relating to others and finding happiness. "It goes into the difficulties of being intimate with other people," he said in an interview with Efe. If in his first feature film, "Being John Malkovich" in 1999, Jonze managed to put the moviegoer inside the head of the venerable U.S. actor, this time he uses a highly futuristic setting where a man can fall in love with a hypermodern IT operating system that he has just installed in his computer.

Box office dominance proves child's play for 'Lego Movie'

"The Lego Movie" notched a second straight week atop the North American box office, earning nearly $49 million this weekend, industry estimates showed on Sunday. Box office dominance is proving to be child's play for the Warner Brothers movie, which is based on the popular kids' toys. It has raked in $129 million since its opening, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said.

Chinese gold, Asian glory as Berlin film fest wraps up

The 64th Berlin film festival wraps up Sunday after a resounding triumph for Asian cinema at its gala awards ceremony, including the Golden Bear top prize for a Chinese noir mystery. "Bai Ri Yan Huo" (Black Coal, Thin Ice) by Diao Yinan about a washed-up ex-cop investigating a series of grisly murders took the highest honour late Saturday, as well as the Silver Bear best actor award for its star Liao Fan. "It's really hard to believe that this dream has come true," Diao said as he accepted the trophy, fighting back tears.

Asian cinema triumphs at Berlin film fest

Chinese film noir "Black Coal, Thin Ice" by Diao Yinan about a washed up ex-cop investigating a series of grisly murders won the Berlin film festival's Golden Bear top prize Saturday. In a remarkably strong showing for Asian cinema, the stylish but gritty picture, whose Chinese title is Bai Ri Yan Huo, also captured the Silver Bear best actor award for its star Liao Fan. "It's really hard to believe that this dream has come true which didn't come true for such a long time," Diao said as he accepted the trophy, fighting back tears.

Horror of Ethiopian bride abduction shown at Berlin festival

By Michael Roddy BERLIN (Reuters) - "Angelina Jolie presents" is the first thing on screen in the Ethiopian movie "Difret", but the true story of a 14-year-old girl's abduction, rape and trial for killing her abductor speaks for itself. Shown at the Berlin film festival, it features Hirut, a bright, studious girl who dreams of going to university but whose life becomes a nightmare when she is abducted, as is the custom in rural Ethiopia, by a young man to be his bride.

Shirley Temple: bright spot in US dark Depression

Iconic child star Shirley Temple Black, who has died aged 85, shone a burst of sunlight into America's dark Depression era, famously earning President Franklin D. Roosevelt's acclaim for her "infectious optimism." Delighting audiences with her singing, dancing and simple innocence at a time when money and jobs were scarce, the star of "Curly Top" and "The Little Princess" became, at six, the youngest person ever to win an Oscar.

Child star turned diplomat Shirley Temple dead at 85

Shirley Temple, the child star icon who captured hearts in Depression-era America with her blond ringlets before becoming a US ambassador, has died at the age of 85, her family said Tuesday. Temple, who started acting at the age of three and shot to stardom with songs including her signature tune "On the Good Ship Lollipop," died of natural causes on Monday night in her California home, surrounded by her family and caregivers.

Shirley Temple Black, former Hollywood child star, dies at 85

By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - Shirley Temple Black, who lifted America's spirits as a bright-eyed, dimpled child movie star during the Great Depression and forged a second career as a U.S. diplomat, died late on Monday evening at the age of 85. Black, who lured millions to the movies in the 1930s, "peacefully passed away" at her Woodside, California, home from natural causes at 10:57 p.m. local time, surrounded by her family and caregivers, her family said in a statement on Tuesday.
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