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Bronze Statue of Roger Ebert to Be Unveiled in Chicago

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Chicago (AP) – Roger Ebert's final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off, "I'll see you at the movies." The award-winning film critic died two days later. Visitors to the central Illinois theater that hosts the annual "Ebertfest" film festival he started now may feel like they saw him at the movies. A life-sized bronze statue of the longtime Chicago Sun-Times critic will be formally unveiled Thursday outside of the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, which is next to Urbana, where Ebert grew up. Photos: Roger Ebert's Top 20 Best- and Worst-Reviewed Films His

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AMC Networks to Acquire German Channel KinoweltTV

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  AMC/Sundance Channel Global, a unit of AMC Networks, said Thursday it has reached an agreement to acquire German network KinoweltTV.   Financial terms weren't disclosed.   The 24/7 basic pay TV network, distributed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, airs classic and contemporary films. ‎‎   "The acquisition expands AMC/Sundance Channel Global’s European presence with full distribution across all platforms in German-speaking Europe," the company said.‎ The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions, including regulatory approval.   AMC Networks, led by CEO Josh Sapan, previously acquired Liberty Global's international channels business Chellomedia for $1 billion.

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- Georg Szalai

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Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Cleared of Sex Abuse Charges

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Kevin Clash, the voice of Sesame Street's Elmo for 28 years, has been cleared of three charges of sexual abuse after an appeals court threw out the cases. Clash, 53, was accused by multiple men of sexually abusing them over 10 years ago when they were minors. Multiple lawsuits were filed, but in July 2013, a New York judge said that the claims were made too late, as they were outside the state's statute of limitations, which provides that a lawsuit has to be filed within six years of the event or three years after a plaintiff turns 21. Story: Elmo

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- Patrick Brzeski

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Sirius Xm Radio Grows Subs to 25.8 Million in First Quarter

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Sirius Xm Radio on Thursday reported improved first-quarter adjusted earnings amid continued subscriber growth. The satellite radio company, controlled by John Malone's Liberty Media, added 266,799 subscribers on a net basis in the latest quarter, ending it with a total of 25.8 million paid subscribers, a new company record. Photos: Leslie Moonves, David Zaslav, Robert Iger: 10 Highly Paid Entertainment CEOs Sirius, led by CEO Jim Meyer, reported first-quarter adjusted earnings of $121 million, up 46 percent compared with $83 million in the year-ago period. Before adjusting for special items, earnings dropped from $123.4 million to $94.0 million. Quarterly adjusted operating

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- Georg Szalai

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Time Warner Cable Posts Smallest Quarterly Video Sub Drop in Five Years

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Time Warner Cable on Thursday said it lost 34,000 residential pay TV subscribers in the first quarter, down from 119,000 in the year-ago period and 217,000 in the fourth quarter.  Tw Cable said it was its smallest drop and its best overall residential subscriber performance in five years. Residential customer relationships saw a net gain of 148,000 in the first quarter, the company's highest number in more than seven years, Tw Cable said.  The company, whose $45 billion deal to be acquired by Comcast is being reviewed by regulators, said it ended the

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- Georg Szalai

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Justin Bieber's Shrine Visit Angers Korea, Twice

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Seoul--While South Korea remains heavily focused on a devastating ferry disaster, that didn’t stop local media and fans from noticing Justin Bieber’s visit to a controversial Japanese shrine -- and his failure to mention Korea in his apology statement afterwards. While in Tokyo this week, Bieber drew criticism for visiting the city's Yasukuni Shrine, a notorious religious site that has been a constant source of geopolitical disputes between Japan and neighboring Asian countries Korea and China. Photos: Justin Bieber Visits Controversial Japanese Shrine, Burial Ground of WWII War Criminals Former military leaders from Japan's imperial army -- including 14 class-a war criminals

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- Lee Hyo-won

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Bollywood Gets Political for Indian Election Season

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As voting day arrived in Mumbai Thursday for India's ongoing national elections, controversy erupted around a group of top Bollywood stars who had skipped town to attend an awards show in the U.S.  Instead of participating in the world's largest national democratic process, major local film figures -- such as actresses Kareena Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, actors Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor and acclaimed lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar and his actress wife Shabana Azmi, among others -- were all in Tampa Bay, Florida to attend the 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards, which

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- Nyay Bhushan

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'American Idol' Recap: A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock and Roll and a Grumpy Cat

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The six remaining hopefuls competing on American Idol took on the dual themes of country and rock while the show continued its streak of celebrity appearances. Last night’s guests, Disney breakout artists R5 and finicky feline Grumpy Cat, took center stage on an evening that featured songs by Imagine Dragons, Heart, The Black Crowes, and Season four winner Carrie Underwood, who tweeted that Idols Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene “made my songs sound so good! You should be proud…I know I am.” Unlike previous weeks, the antics were kept to a minimum, save for a few Ryan Seacrest selfies with

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- Michele Amabile Angermiller

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Josh Gad Sets Up Family Adventure Project at Disney

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Josh Gad, the actor who voiced Olaf in Disney Animation's billion dollar hit Frozen, is reteaming with the studio for a live-action project. Gad has set up an untitled tentpole family adventure comedy with a sci-fi twist. He is writing the script with his partner, Ryan Dixon. Dixon is currently writing Triplets, the sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger-Danny DeVito 1988 comedy Twins, being developed by Universal. He also co-wrote the indie comedy Opening Night. Photos: The Making of Disney's Animated Oscar Contender 'Frozen' Gad will be seen in Zach Braff's movie Wish I Was Here and will shoot Pixels

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- Borys Kit

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Casa Valentina: Theater Review

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New York – The 1982 work that put playwright-actor Harvey Fierstein on the map was Torch Song Trilogy, a bittersweet account of a New York Jewish drag queen's longing for love and family. In Casa Valentina, his first full-length non-musical play on Broadway in almost 30 years, he explores a curious footnote in transgender history, setting the action in 1962 at a Catskill Mountains cross-dressing resort where married men went to lose themselves in female identities for the weekend. Joe Mantello's impeccable production and a cast of outstanding actors make this an engrossing portrait of a

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- David Rooney

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Emily Browning in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in Crime Thriller 'Legend'

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Emily Browning is in talks to join Tom Hardy in Legends, a Working Title period drama to be directed by Brian Helgeland. Hardy has the unique challenge of portraying Reggie and Ronnie Kray, identical twin brothers infamous for their criminal exploits in London during the 1950s and 1960s. Browning will play a young woman who tragically falls for Reggie and marries him, hoping he will change his gangster ways. Photos: 35 of 2014's Most Anticipated Movies       The movie, written by Helgeland (he previously wrote and directed the period baseball movie 42), will shoot in London later this spring and go

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- Borys Kit

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Five Mile Lake: Theater Review

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Maybe you can’t go home again, though onstage that’s invariably what everyone does. Rufus (Corey Brill) left his forsaken hometown outside Scranton, Pa., to pursue his PhD in classics, while brother Jamie (Nate Mooney) remained behind to manage a donut shop and renovate their inherited old house by the titular lake. Jamie moons unrequitedly over his coworker Mary (Rebecca Mozo), who's feeling trapped after a failed engagement and caring for her traumatized and maladjusted combat veteran brother Danny (Brian Slaten). Ostensibly, Rufus has returned less to socialize with his roots than to find a retreat to thrash out the fraught

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- Myron Meisel

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