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Marvel films become the most successful movie franchise of all time

Marvel films become the most successful movie franchise of all time

BURBANK, Calif., April 9 (UPI) -- Marvel Studios films have become the biggest movie franchise of all time in North America.
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Daniel Radcliffe says 'Harry Potter' was an 'amazing springboard' for his career

Daniel Radcliffe says 'Harry Potter' was an 'amazing springboard' for his career

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Daniel Radcliffe credits the "Harry Potter" movies as being an "incredible springboard" for his career.
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Emma Watson says fashion industry sets 'dangerously unhealthy' standards

Emma Watson says fashion industry sets 'dangerously unhealthy' standards

March 30 (UPI) -- Emma Watson says it takes a lot of cosmetics to make her ready for red-carpet events.
Danielle Haynes
J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' to be movie trilogy

J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' to be movie trilogy

March 30 (UPI) -- "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" to be made into a movie trilogy written by J.K. Rowling.
Danielle Haynes
UPI horse racing advance

UPI horse racing advance

March 28 (UPI) -- The Dubai World Cup races and a pair of $1 million Kentucky Derby preps vie for attention as this week's marquee attractions in Thoroughbred racing.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI racing writer
Emma Watson admits to being jealous of other actresses

Emma Watson admits to being jealous of other actresses

March 17 (UPI) -- Emma Watson grew up on the silver screen as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter, and she says the transition from child star to adult actress wasn't easy.
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J.K. Rowling releases new 'Harry Potter' story online

J.K. Rowling releases new 'Harry Potter' story online

March 14 (UPI) -- J.K. Rowling returns to the Harry Potter universe in a new story released on her website Friday.
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Michael Fassbender stars in newly released 'Frank' trailer

Michael Fassbender stars in newly released 'Frank' trailer

DUBLIN, Ireland, March 7 (UPI) -- Michael Fassbender will take a comedic acting turn in the upcoming movie 'Frank.'
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Too-cute teaser trailer for 'Paddington' released

Too-cute teaser trailer for 'Paddington' released

LONDON, March 5 (UPI) -- An adorable teaser trailer for the film "Paddington" brings the beloved bear to life.
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'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Stage adaptations of beloved movies and literary classics are trending on Broadway this season, with productions of "Rocky," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Bullets Over Broadway," "Of Mice and Men," "Aladdin" and "A Raisin in the Sun" included in the stellar lineup of shows.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Ralph Fiennes relishes comedic role in 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

Ralph Fiennes relishes comedic role in 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- British actor Ralph Fiennes says he was thrilled to play Gustave, the ambitious and charming concierge in Wes Anderson's 1930s Europe-set comedy "The Grand Budapest Hotel," because he is such a fascinating character.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Brendan Gleeson, son Domhnall, compete for IFTA's Best Actor prize

Brendan Gleeson, son Domhnall, compete for IFTA's Best Actor prize

Beloved Irish actor Brendan Gleeson and his son Domhnall were both nominated for the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Film Thursday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Alfonso Cuaron: I'm not a very technical person

Alfonso Cuaron: I'm not a very technical person

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron says he initially saw "Gravity," the groundbreaking and universally acclaimed astronaut epic he directed and co-wrote with his son Jonas, as "a little, intimate story."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Oscars 2014: A Brief Look at the Nominees

Oscars 2014: A Brief Look at the Nominees

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A brief look at some of this year's Academy Award contenders.
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Emma Watson steps out with beau Matthew Janney before Oscars gig

Emma Watson steps out with beau Matthew Janney before Oscars gig

LONDON , Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Emma Watson and her rugby player boyfriend Matthew Janney were spotted together in London over the weekend.
Veronica Linares

Apple founder Steve Jobs up for commemorative postage stamp

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The face of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs may be before the public next year, appearing on a commemorative U.S. postage stamp, the Washington Post reported.
J.K. Rowling to release 'Cuckoo's Calling' sequel under pseudonym

J.K. Rowling to release 'Cuckoo's Calling' sequel under pseudonym

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The upcoming mystery novel "The Silkworm" will be credited to J.K. Rowling's pseudonym Robert Galbraith, the book's publisher announced Monday.
'Tarzan' re-boot in the works at Warner Bros.

'Tarzan' re-boot in the works at Warner Bros.

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Alexander Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie and Christoph Waltz are to star in a live-action Tarzan adventure, Hollywood's Warner Bros. Pictures said.

Spanish princess appears in court over tax fraud allegations

PALMA, Spain, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Spain's Princess Cristina appeared in a court in Majorca Saturday over questions about the use of funds from a company she and her husband owned, officials say.
J.K. Rowling: Hermione Granger should have married Harry Potter, not Ron Weasley

J.K. Rowling: Hermione Granger should have married Harry Potter, not Ron Weasley

LONDON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- J.K. Rowling has said that she regrets pairing Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger at the end of the "Harry Potter" series.
Kate Stanton
J.K. Rowling says she regrets making Ron and Hermione a couple

J.K. Rowling says she regrets making Ron and Hermione a couple

LONDON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- British author J.K. Rowling says she regrets pairing Ron and Hermione together in her acclaimed "Harry Potter" series.
Diagon Alley expansion planned at Universal Orlando

Diagon Alley expansion planned at Universal Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Diagon Alley, an extension of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, is to open this summer at Universal Orlando, the family resort announced.
Daniel Radcliffe heading back to Broadway this spring

Daniel Radcliffe heading back to Broadway this spring

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Michael Grandage Company's production of "The Cripple of Inishmaan" is to open on Broadway April 20, producers announced.
China and Japan accuse each other of being like Harry Potter villian Lord Voldemort

China and Japan accuse each other of being like Harry Potter villian Lord Voldemort

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Lord Voldemort from Harry Potter referenced multiple times in war of words between Japan and China.
Evan Bleier
Emma Watson and William Adamowicz break up

Emma Watson and William Adamowicz break up

LONDON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- British actress Emma Watson has split from her long-term boyfriend, William Adamowicz, because of her busy work schedule, her publicist says.
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