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Amazon as Hollywood powerhouse: Oscar nods for 'Manchester by the Sea'

Amazon's movie 'Manchester' has received multiple Oscar nominations, putting the company ahead of rivals such as Netflix and Hulu and proving that streaming services can release acclaimed movies as well as TV shows.

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Vietnamese beef stew blends flavors of multiple spices and cultures

Flavors from all over Asia (ginger, lemongrass, five-spice powder, garam masala, fish sauce) spice up this delicious, aromatic, meaty stew that draws its inspiration from when Vietnam was called French Indochina.

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Oscar nominations: Could 'La La Land' actually win?

Oscar nominations will be announced on Jan. 24. The movie musical, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, lacks a connection to a widely known stage play but still managed to become a surprising box office success. 

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Roasted butternut squash with red pepper

Roasting butternut squash and red bell pepper with a topping of freshly grated Parmesan cheese is a simple way to amp the flavor of warm veggies.

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Box Office: M. Night Shyamalan's 'Split' Dominates U.S. Box Office With $40.2 Million

Vin Diesel's 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage' came second, with Paramount funding the action flick along with two Chinese companies. The three companies announced a three-year $1 billion co-financing deal on Thursday.

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Here's how the film 'The Founder' recreated spots that featured in McDonald's founder Ray Kroc's life

In the movie 'The Founder,' the first McDonald's restaurants in Schaumburg, Waukegan, Milwaukee and other Midwestern places look as if they've been photographed at their original sites. Nope. It's all Hollywood sleight-of-eye magic.

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Will ABC's 'Black-ish,' praised for tackling topical issues, get a spin-off starring Yara Shahidi?

The network is reportedly considering creating a new program that is set in the world of its acclaimed sitcom 'Black-ish,' which stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.

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Triple chocolate brownies

These dense chocolate brownies packed with melted chocolate chips are finished off with a chocolate drizzle.

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Top Picks: 'SNL' set change, the podcast 'Imaginary Worlds,' and more

Thomas Perry's thriller 'The Old Man' has verve and verisimilitude, the movie 'Complete Unknown' looks at how much identity matters, and more top picks.

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Outcry over alleged abuse in ‘A Dog’s Purpose.’ Do live animals have a place in film?

Animal-rights activists have shut down Ringling Bros. Circus and the orca shows at SeaWorld. Now, a leaked video has put the film industry in their crosshairs.

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Fans learn more about 'Deadpool' sequel (Pierce Brosnan?) as first film nears Oscars

'Deadpool 2' writers discuss how they'll adapt a famous comic book character for the upcoming 'Deadpool' sequel, while nominations rolling in for the first movie suggest it could be an Oscars contender.

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Ellen DeGeneres popularity demonstrated with a record number of People's Choice Awards

Ellen DeGeneres set a record for the amount of People's Choice Awards to be received by a celebrity following the 2017 ceremony. 

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In a new year, two kinds of lateness

After year-end remembrances of the dear departed, a look at why we call them ‘late.’

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How do Netflix and Jerry Seinfeld plan to change comedy? With cars and coffee, duh

As streaming services push farther into original content, the push to fill their near-bottomless libraries has created a new wave of opportunities for artists, particularly comedians.

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What will Melania Trump wear to the inauguration?

Dressing the first lady has long been considered an honor for fashion designers. This year, however, the choice has become more political than ever.

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Lentils with fennel and sausage

Earthy, fiber-rich lentils combine with fennel bulb, carrots, Italian sausage, onion, and garlic for a satisfying antidote to cold weather.

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Radiohead tour: What makes 'A Moon Shaped Pool' a hit?

Radiohead have announced 2017 American tour dates after releasing the critically acclaimed 2016 album 'A Moon Shaped Pool,' which critics called 'gorgeously orchestrated,' with the group having 'rarely ... sounded surer of its strengths.'

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Will Beyonce's 'Lemonade' dominate at Grammy Awards?

Artists including John Legend and Carrie Underwood will perform at the 2017 Grammy Awards ceremony, for which Beyonce has received the most nominations following the release of her 2016 critically acclaimed album 'Lemonade.'

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A gift to my future self

I was far from home for the first time. My host gave me a journal.

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Apple-cranberry salsa

Bright and refreshing this fresh fruit salsa makes a delicious and healthy appetizer snack.

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