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'Ted 2' is not in it to win the weekend

A bear and a dog will try to knock down dinosaurs as the box office has plenty of animals competing for attention. It is still likely that "Jurassic World" will win for a third time.

Berlin Philharmonic chooses Russia's Petrenko as chief conductor

Berlin - The prestigious Berlin Philharmonic, regarded as one of the world's best orchestras, tapped 43-year-old Russian Kirill Petrenko as its new chief conductor, it announced in a surprise move Monday.

'Jurassic World' holds off 'Inside Out'

'Jurassic World' held off 'Inside Out" to hold on to the top spot at the box office. Pixar's "Inside Out" put up huge numbers but still could not get past the dinosaurs.

All eyes on Kanye West at Britain's Glastonbury festival

London - Glastonbury, one of the world's biggest music festivals, is facing angry criticism from some fans after rapper Kanye West was booked for the prime Saturday night headline slot.

'Inside Out' takes on 'Jurassic World'

Usually when an animated movie is set to open, all eyes would be on that film. It is the family films that easily take the box office crown.

Australia child abuse inquiry to focus on entertainment industry

Sydney - A wide-ranging Australian inquiry into child sex abuse on Monday said it plans to put the spotlight on the entertainment industry, urging anyone who has suffered to come forward.

'Jurassic World' has best global opening ever

UPDATE 6.15.15: The weekend actuals are out and "Jurassic World" now holds the title for the best opening ever, domestically. It also takes home the foreign and global titles as well.

'Jurassic World' to stomp over the competition

UPDATE: "Jurassic World" took in $18.5 million on Thursday night as it tries to open to a June record. That means it needs to beat the $116 million that "Man of Steel" opened with, domestically.

Rupert Murdoch setting exit from media empire

New York - Rupert Murdoch will step down as chief executive of his media-entertainment conglomerate 21st Century Fox and hand the job to his son James, his news channel said Thursday.

Horror legend Christopher Lee dies at 93

London - Tall, pale and with a deep resonating voice, British actor Christopher Lee, whose death was confirmed Thursday, will forever be remembered for his spine-chilling performance as Dracula in the cult Hammer Horror movies.

'Spy' wins but 'San Andreas' stays solid

A weekend that fell in line with projections is what it looked like at the box office. That may seem like a boring idea, but it means a lot.

Can 'Spy' knock down 'San Andreas'?

The box office is trying to heat up as the Hollywood summer season rolls along. "Entourage" is out early and grabbing some buzz, but it will not likely win when the weekend is over.

'Call me Caitlyn': Jenner debuts post-Bruce look

Los Angeles - Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender Olympic champion formerly known as Bruce, on Monday unveiled her new name and look in a sexy Vanity Fair cover shoot -- drawing widespread praise, including from the White House.

U.S. blues capital Memphis losing its lustre

Memphis - It was once the cradle of blues and rock for America and synonymous with the magic of B.B. King. But Memphis is not the musical beacon it used to be.

'San Andreas' cracks open huge win

"San Andreas" shook up the box office and crushed the rest of the field with its win. It did what many films are doing of late - over-achieving with the win.

Michael Jackson's Neverland to go 'on sale for $100 million'

Washington - The sprawling California property that was once the location of the 'king of pop' Michael Jackson's mind-boggling amusement park is going on sale for $100 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

'San Andreas' set to strike; eight minutes of 'Aloha' released

A disaster is about to invade theaters in the form of "San Andreas." The new film will take aim at destroying California, as a major earthquake strikes the San Andreas fault.

Summer’s coming, and Portland is ready with its concerts

Portland - Portland, also known as the "City of Roses," is well-known for its climate, scenery and mood. Plus, with summer approaching, the city is also known as a great place to catch a concert, whether that be in a theater, ballroom or in the open air.

B.B. King death probed as homicide after poison claim: coroner

Washington - Las Vegas police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King, a coroner's office said Monday, after the daughters of the blues guitar legend reportedly accused his aides of poisoning him.

French immigration thriller bags Cannes Palme d'Or

Cannes - A French thriller spotlighting the plight of traumatised refugees building new lives, "Dheepan", captured the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or top prize on Sunday.

'Tomorrowland' pulls past 'Pitch Perfect 2'

UPDATE: 5.25.15 - It was a weekend when the numbers needed to be updated. "Tomrrowland" took in $41.74 million while "Pitch Perfect 2" grabbed $38.5 million for the four-day holiday weekend.

Cannes closes with glittering ceremony

Cannes - After nearly two weeks of stirring, sleek and thought-provoking movies -- and a couple of duds -- the Cannes Film Festival closed Sunday with an awards night to declare the winner of its coveted Palme d'Or.

Sweden pips Russia in Eurovision pop fest nail-biter

Vienna - Sweden narrowly beat Russia on Sunday in a nail-biting 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, winning its sixth crown in Europe's annual anything-goes music extravaganza.

Cannes race wide open on awards eve

Cannes - The competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival wraps up Saturday with a clutch of favourites jockeying for one of global cinema's most coveted prizes.

Greenaway to shoot Russia film backed by sanction-hit Putin ally

London - British director Peter Greenaway is to direct a film about Russia backed by a billionaire businessman and ally of President Vladimir Putin who has come under US sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

'Tomorrowland' likely to unseat 'Pitch Perfect 2'

As "Pitch Perfect 2" enters its second weekend, it will be interesting to see how much it drops. Sure, that does not sound like a positive start to a box office report, but that is one headline going into the weekend.

Eurovision, a stage for geopolitical conflicts?

Vienna - Behind the kitsch, glitz and smoke machines of the Eurovision Song Contest -- hosted Saturday by Vienna -- hide more serious international geopolitical tensions, says the creator of the world's first university course on the popular music competition.

Turkey teen talent show singer shot in head: reports

Istanbul - A 19-year-old Turkish woman competing in a national televised song contest was in a critical condition in hospital Monday after being shot in the head by an unknown attacker, reports said.

'Pitch Perfect 2' wins while 'Age of Ultron' goes over $1 billion

"Pitch Perfect 2" took the stage and kicked "Max Mad: Fury Road" to the curb. The box office took off in fine fashion as the summer season rolls along.

Blanchett denies gay past as lesbian movie wows Cannes

Cannes - Hollywood star Cate Blanchett -- in Cannes for the red-carpet world premiere of her latest movie about a lesbian romance -- on Sunday scotched media speculation that she had a real-life gay past.
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