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25 January 2015 Last updated at 16:17

Birdman given boost in Oscars raceMichael Keaton in Birdman

Michael Keaton's film Birdman emerges as a strong contender for the Academy Awards after being given the Producers Guild of America's top prize.


Bradley Cooper in American SniperSniper film 'stoking Islamophobia'

The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, an Arab-American civil rights group says.

Joe FranklinUS talk show pioneer Franklin dies

Joe Franklin, who was a New York TV host for 43 years and is credited by some as having invented the talk show format, dies at the age of 88.

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Horses and riders perform on stage during a dress rehearsal of Mozart's Davide penitente in Salzburg

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The problem is the mind of George Lucas is not that big. I have a tendency to write the same characters over and over again.

Star Wars director George Lucas talks about his animated film Strange Magic, which has a princess warrior not too disimillar to Princess Leia as the lead character

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