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John Legend named 1st recipient of new social justice award
SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- John Legend is expected on a Massachusetts college campus this week to receive a social justice award....



Globalism reigns at box office, while 'Furious' passes $1B
NEW YORK (AP) -- A South India sensation, a Hispanic-focused comedy and the highest-grossing film ever directed by an African American made up the top three films in North America on a culturally diverse box office weekend....



Cedar Point, Knott's Berry Farm adds metal detectors
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) -- Amusement park visitors to the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World" can expect slightly longer wait times to pass through new metal detectors....



Iranian filmmaker imprisoned over his work released early
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An award-winning Iranian filmmaker imprisoned over his work has been released after serving about five months of his yearlong sentence, though he doesn't know whether he'll make movies again in the Islamic Republic....



Hundreds brave LA heat in hope of getting 'Hamilton' tickets
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Theater fans braved blazing temperatures as they lined up on Hollywood Boulevard in the hopes of snagging tickets for the Los Angeles run of the Broadway smash "Hamilton."...



Coppola and 'Godfather' cast reunite at Tribeca Film Fest
NEW YORK (AP) -- Debilitating studio battles. One miraculously still cat. Mooning contests between James Caan and Marlon Brando. These were the memories shared, 45 years later, on the making of "The Godfather" in a rare reunion of the film's cast and director Francis Ford Coppola at Radio City Music Hall....



Maroon 5, Usher, Alabama Shakes headline Jazz Fest Day 2
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Performances by Maroon 5, the Alabama Shakes, and Usher & The Roots brought crowd-pleasing rock, blues and R&B to the second day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, while jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain earned a special place in the event's history....



Fyre Fest fiasco: Bahamas party lives, dies on social media
In this day and age, the young and beautiful live and die on social media....



Hacker claims release of stolen copies of Netflix series
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A hacker claims to have followed through on a threat to release several episodes from the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black."...



Journalists honor press freedom at a dinner without Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of past years because of the absence of the president of the United States....