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U.S. judge orders websites to stop ‘Expendables 3’ film piracy

U.S. judge orders websites to stop ‘Expendables 3’ film piracy

Citing lost box office sales that are “impossible to calculate,” a California federal judge has issued an order to stop the operators of several websites from distributing stolen copies of the upcoming film “The Expendables 3.” The movie, distributed by Lions Gate Films, is scheduled to be released on Friday, but a pirated DVD-quality copy


Drop a coin, grab a snack – Kiosk-in-a-box spreads in Japan

Drop a coin, grab a snack – Kiosk-in-a-box spreads in Japan

Japan’s long-toiling office workers have an incentive to stay chained to their desks: shrimp-flavoured crackers, cafe-au-lait taffies, spicy potato chips and M&M candy. Confectionery maker Ezaki Glico has taken convenience to a new level for corporate employees too busy to pop out of the office with kiosks-in-a-box filled with munchies. The three-drawer box – roughly

Actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89 – Bogart Estate

Actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89 – Bogart Estate

Lauren Bacall, the sultry actress with the heavy-lidded eyes and husky voice who captured Humphrey Bogart’s heart both on and off the movie screen, died on Tuesday at the age of 89. “With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall,” the estate of the Bogart


Beyonce to be honored and perform at MTV Video Music Awards

Beyonce to be honored and perform at MTV Video Music Awards

U.S. pop star Beyonce, currently on a U.S. tour with rapper husband Jay Z, will receive a special award and perform at the MTV Video Music Awards this month, the cable TV network said on Thursday, Beyonce, who received eight nominations, will be awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the show, one of

Met Opera extends lockout deadline in labor dispute

Met Opera extends lockout deadline in labor dispute

Talks between New York’s Metropolitan Opera and its musicians and other unionized employees will resume this week after the opera company agreed to extend its deadline for a threatened lockout by another week, federal mediators said on Monday. The contract negotiations, the most contentious at the Met since a lockout in 1980, had been suspended