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'The Hollywood Reporter' Woody Allen Story Provokes Backlash For Avoiding Sexual Abuse Allegations

The Hollywood Reporter's affectionate cover interview with Woody Allen sidestepped accusations he abused his daughter more than 20 years ago, and stirred a backlash as a result.
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'The Lobster': A Rom-Com With Satirical Claws

The Lobster is a comedy in which single people are given 45 days to fall in love before being turned into an animal of their choice.
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Jane Austen's 'Love & Friendship' Comes To Screen, And It's An Absolute Treat

An impoverished widow has designs on a married lord — and a plans for her own teenage daughter — in Whit Stillman's adaptation of the Austen novella, Lady Susan. Critic David Edelstein has a review.
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Lightshows, Fire, Nudity, Glitter, Wolves: Welcome To Eurovision 2016

The Grand Finals of Europe's famous annual song competition are Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast in the U.S. for the first time on Logo and LogoTV.com.
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Jodie Foster On Roles For Strong Women, On Screen And Off

Foster is behind the camera on her latest film, Money Monster. She's found that directing allows her to execute a complete vision: "It's a full expression of who I am and what I think," she says.
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Actor Gary Cole On 'Veep' And Why 'Office Space' Endures

The actor, who plays a political consultant on Veep, tells Fresh Air he landed his first major TV role only after a number of other actors turned it down. "It was very, very fluke-ish," Cole says.
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Ken Burns Delves Deeply Into America's Complex Racial History

The documentary filmmaker has been chosen to deliver this year's Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, the highest honor bestowed by the federal government for work in the field.
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Tilda Swinton May Be A Rock Star, But Her New Film Leaves Her Speechless

In A Bigger Splash, she and director Luca Guadagnino line up the trials for their lead — including leaving the rock star character voiceless. They say it was at once a challenge and a joy.
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2016: Age Of The On-Screen Black Superhero

From Black Panther to Luke Cage, filmmakers say audiences today demand superheroes that better reflect their world. Comic creators say it's about time TV and movies caught up with diversity in comics.
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The Black Panther May Have His Roots In A 15th Century African Kingdom

Yes, he's a comic book character. And he lives in an imaginary place. But it may be based on a regional powerhouse that flourished in what is now Zimbabwe.

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