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Fan-Girls Get Their Way As 'Fifty Shades' Leading Man Quits

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A couple years ago, the book Fifty Shades of Grey took the world by storm, making it an obvious adaptation choice for Hollywood. But just a few weeks from production, leading man Charlie Hunnam quit the project, citing scheduling conflicts. But there's been wide speculation that opinionated fans who thought Hunnam was the wrong choice to play the titular Vincent Grey may have pushed him to walk away. Audie Cornish speaks with Tatiana Siegel of the Hollywood Reporter about the dustup, and which actors are being talked about as possible replacements.
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What If You Hadn't Gotten Married? 'Dark Matter' Imagines An Alternate Life

Blake Crouch's new science fiction novel tells the story of Jason Dessen, a father and physics professor who suddenly finds himself in a parallel universe — in which he's unmarried and famous.
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Japan's Lunchbox Trend 'Kyaraben' Takes Lunch Prep To Another Level

It's cute ... but is it too much cultural pressure?
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Rallies, Marches And A 'Fart-In': Philadelphia Gets Ready For The DNC

As Democrats prepare for their convention in Philadelphia, protesters are preparing too. Bernie Sanders supporters and others are organizing rallies around the city.
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The Reason Your Feed Became An Echo Chamber — And What To Do About It

It often feels as if social media serves less as a bridge than an echo chamber, with algorithms that feed us information we already know and like. So, how do you break that loop? We ask some experts.

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