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    Wes Anderson’s ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ full of laughs

Wes Anderson’s ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ full of laughs

After weeks of waiting, Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” arrived in Waco theaters, and I was one of the first in line to see it. Like any movie I spend weeks waiting to see, I had high expectations.

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‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Scandal’ win Peabody Awards

Winners of the 73rd annual George Foster Peabody Awards were announced Wednesday on “CBS This Morning,” with a record 46 series, specials and reports from television, radio and the Web being honored for excellence in 2013.

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    Colbert responds to Twitter controversy, deletes show account

Colbert responds to Twitter controversy, deletes show account

In his first night on the air since a campaign to #CancelColbert erupted on Twitter Thursday night, Stephen Colbert spent nearly his entire show Monday night responding to charges of racial insensitivity.

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    Story finally ends for  ‘How I Met Your Mother’

Story finally ends for ‘How I Met Your Mother’

It took nine years, but the — wait for it — legendary tale of “How I Met Your Mother” comes to an end Monday when the comedy takes a final bow.

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    J.K. Rowling: ‘Harry Potter’ spinoff set for movie trilogy

J.K. Rowling: ‘Harry Potter’ spinoff set for movie trilogy

When J.K. Rowling revealed plans for a “Harry Potter” spinoff film adapted from her “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” fans rejoiced at the idea of returning to the wizarding world the author rendered in such detail in her worldwide bestsellers about the Boy Who Lived.

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    Alumnus film goes back  to ‘When Dallas Rocked’

Alumnus film goes back to ‘When Dallas Rocked’

Many Texans, particularly in younger generations, view Austin as the music capital of Texas with its eclectic music scene and the nationally recognized South by Southwest festival. However, one Baylor alumnus shows in his documentary that Dallas, not Austin, used to be the hub for music in the southwest.
Alumnus Kirby Warnock attended Baylor during the early 1970s, a time when Dallas pulled major rock artists from across the country. His documentary “When Dallas Rocked,” which will show at 7 p.m. today in 101 Marrs McLean Science Building, is free and open to the public.

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    Robert Duvall goes back to Texas for his latest role

Robert Duvall goes back to Texas for his latest role

Robert Duvall first came to Texas when he was 10, a San Diego military brat on a visit to his mother’s family. It would be his first time on a horse, and his first encounter with the people he would later come to know so well.

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    Billy Crystal’s new show to bring laughs to FX

Billy Crystal’s new show to bring laughs to FX

Could this be a mah-velous comedic union? FX announced it has given a series order to the Billy Crystal-fronted half-hour titled “The Comedians.”
The single-camera comedy, produced by Fox Television Studios, features the 66-year-old multi-hyphenate as an established comic vet who gets paired with a younger, edgier newcomer, played by Broadway and TV actor Josh Gad, for a late-night sketch show — giving an insiders look at the late-night scene in the process.

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    Coldplay’s Chris Martin joins ‘The Voice’ as mentor

Coldplay’s Chris Martin joins ‘The Voice’ as mentor

“The Voice” is getting yet another dose of pop star power. NBC’s hit singing competition show has recruited Coldplay’s Chris Martin to serve as a mentor.

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Good grief: Charlie Brown gets 3-D treatment

Everything else is going 3-D and computer generated. Why not Lucy, Snoopy and the rest of the “Peanuts” gang? At least, that’s what those behind a November 2015 release starring Charlie Brown and his beloved canine are hoping.

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