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    Fox Searchlight’s “Birdman,” “Budapest” bring in 8 awards

Fox Searchlight’s “Birdman,” “Budapest” bring in 8 awards

Fox Searchlight Pictures took flight at the Oscars thanks to “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” The specialty film label, a division of 20th Century Fox, racked up eight awards during the Sunday night telecast to beat out Hollywood rivals.

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    Live raccoons may secure ‘Guardians’ visual Oscar

Live raccoons may secure ‘Guardians’ visual Oscar

Early in the making of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” visual effects supervisor Stephane Ceretti invited a raccoon named Oreo to spend a few hours in his London office.

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    Don Draper suits up for New York Smithsonian

Don Draper suits up for New York Smithsonian

Don Draper is headed for the Smithsonian.

The gray suit and fedora worn by Jon Hamm as the enigmatic lead in the landmark series “Mad Men” will join the permanent collection at the Washington, D.C., museum in a ceremony on March 27, AMC announced Tuesday.

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    ‘SNL’ recalls 40 years of laughter, smiles

‘SNL’ recalls 40 years of laughter, smiles

“Saturday Night Live” celebrated its 40th season on Sunday with a three-hour gala of stars, laughs and memories.

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    Students receive ‘50 shades’ puzzle

Students receive ‘50 shades’ puzzle

Associated Press MONESSEN, Pa. — Parents in a Pennsylvania school district are turning 50 shades of red over word search puzzles given to middle school students based on an erotic novel and movie. The students in Monessen were given puzzles based on “Fifty Shades of Grey” that contained terms including

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    ‘The Daily Show’ host announces departure at year’s end

‘The Daily Show’ host announces departure at year’s end

Jon Stewart, who turned his biting and free-wheeling humor into an unlikely source of news and analysis for viewers of “The Daily Show,” will leave as host this year, Comedy Central said Tuesday.

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    Robin Williams’ children, wife disagree over fate of late actor’s estate

Robin Williams’ children, wife disagree over fate of late actor’s estate

In a story Feb. 2 about late actor Robin Williams’ estate, The Associated Press misidentified Allan Mayer. Mayer is a spokesman for the children, not a lawyer.

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    Galactic threads immortalized in “Star Wars” costume exhibit

Galactic threads immortalized in “Star Wars” costume exhibit

The creators of a new traveling exhibit on the costumes of Star Wars are hoping to gather geeks, fashionistas and movie fans together to discuss how clothing helps set the scene.

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    “A Most Violent Year” will entrance moviegoers

“A Most Violent Year” will entrance moviegoers

During the first two months of the year, it is rare to see a great movie in theaters. After making its rounds in December’s limited release circuit, J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year” has finally hit Waco theaters, offering fresh air to moviegoers. It may have missed out on the Oscars, but that doesn’t indicate the film’s value.

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Suspect charged in executive’s murder

A convicted drug dealer was charged Thursday with the murder of a 20th Century Fox executive, who mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago and whose remains were found in a northern Los Angeles County desert area in October.

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