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With 'Paper Towns,' Author John Green Reopens Search For Agloe, N.Y.

Agloe, N.Y., is not a town in any real sense. Instead, it's among a number of fakes that mapmakers planted to foil plagiarists. It inspired John Green to write his book (and now movie) Paper Towns.
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A Hollywood Animal Trainer's Secrets For Getting Dogs To Act On Cue

Teresa Ann Miller often works with distracted performers, but the Hungarian film White God was especially challenging. "The dogs just thought it was a party," she says of the film's dog-pack scene.
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Deford To Hollywood: Ban Boxing Movies

Commentator Frank Deford isn't crazy about the new boxing movie Southpaw. He says its shortcomings are typical of Hollywood's depiction of boxing.
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Bill Cosby Removed From Documentary On Black Stuntmen

Bill Cosby was instrumental in opening the door for black stuntmen in Hollywood early in his career. He was to be a central figure in a new documentary about black stuntmen, but that has now changed. He will be mentioned, but his interviews have been pulled, following the latest revelations about the comedian, who admitted in court documents that he drugged women for sex.
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Happy Birthday! Bugs Bunny Turns 75

The animated rabbit is well known for starring in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the 1940 Oscar-nominated short A Wild Hare.
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'Call Me Lucky': A Documentary Of Friendship, Childhood Abuse And Survival

Barry Crimmins mentored Bobcat Goldthwait when they were up-and-coming comics in the '80s. A film directed by Goldthwait details their relationship — and the sexual abuse Crimmins suffered as a child.
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Discover A Trove Of Hollywood Treasures At The Motion Picture Academy Library

Here, you can find the Cowardly Lion's mane, the designs for Scarlett O'Hara's drapery dress, and many other artifacts that reveal the history of the movie biz.
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Getting The Ants In 'Ant-Man' Right Was No Tiny Challenge

In Marvel's latest superhero movie, filmmakers had to portray the insects as realistic yet relatable. Two myrmecologists, or ant scientists, weigh in on whether the attempt was successful.
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Back To Walley World: The Griswolds Go On 'Vacation' Again

The movie's co-director says the goal wasn't to remake the National Lampoon film, but rather "to bring it to the next generation." Rusty, the son from the '80s classic, is now in the driver's seat.
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Finding The Humor In Desparation In 'Samba'

In the new movie, Samba, Omar Sy plays a Senegalese immigrant living illegally in France. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Sy about his own background and his transition from comedy to drama.

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