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  • Go Away With ... Alana Blanchard

    Go Away With ... Alana Blanchard
    Recently named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Sports, surfer Alana Blanchard is also a model who has collaborated on swimsuit designs. A resident of Kauai, Hawaii, the 23-year-old athlete is the star of the Network A series "Surfer Girl." Good friends with...
  • World Cup 2014: Group-by-group schedules

    World Cup 2014: Group-by-group schedules
    The United States will open play in the 2014 World Cup on June 16 in Natal, Brazil, in a Group G game against Ghana, a team that has eliminated it from the last two tournaments. The Americans were drawn into Group G along with Germany and Portugal....
  • Go Away With ... BeBe Winans

    Best known for his music, R&B/gospel vocalist BeBe Winans has won six Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards and three NAACP Awards. He's also worked with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and the late Whitney Houston. It was his 28-year friendship with...
  • Christopher Koch dies at 81; 'Year of Living Dangerously' novelist

    Christopher Koch, one of Australia's most acclaimed novelists, whose 1978 thriller "The Year of Living Dangerously" illuminated the political and cultural turmoil in Indonesia after World War II, died of cancer Monday in Hobart, Australia. He was 81....
  • China Lion roars for Dante Lam's 'Demon Within'

    HONG KONG -- China Lion Film Distribution has acquired rights to upcoming Dante Lam thriller "That Demon Within" from sales agent and co-producer Emperor Motion Pictures. It will release the picture in the U.S. and Canada, Australia and New Zealand....
  • New Zealand Film Boss Leaves on Upbeat Note

    Seasoned film executive Graeme Mason had a tricky moment in 2010 near the beginning of his tenure as chief executive of the New Zealand Film Commission. An 87-page report written by Peter Jackson and film academic David Court characterized the regulatory...
  • Weinstein Company May Boost Film Distribution From $50 Million Fund

    Harvey Weinstein may be distributing more films, thanks to a distribution deal with newly formed Catalina Capital and its $50 million film finance fund. The Weinstein Company will have a first look option on domestic distribution and international...
  • 'Gatsby,' 'Rocket,' 'Lake' Top AACTA Awards Nominations

    SINGAPORE - "The Great Gatsby" and "The Rocket" emerged as front-runners in the race for the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) awards. In the television categories "Top of the Lake" came top of the pile with 12 nominations. Baz...
  • Eagle nabs video camera, captures Australia scenery, 'selfie'

    A young sea eagle stole a wildlife camera in Western Australia seven months ago and flew it nearly 70 miles away, where rangers recently found the purloined video recorder with snippets of outback scenery and a "selfie" of the feathered delinquent....
  • LevelK Inks Sales On 'Best Man Down,' 'Sex, Drugs & Taxation' And 'The Rocket' (EXCLUSIVE)

    MARRAKECH, Morocco- Tine Klint's LevelK, a leading indie sales outfit based in Denmark, has closed a raft of deals across its slate of international productions, including "Best Man Down," "Sex, Drugs & Taxation" and "The Rocket." Justin Long starrer...
  • The Australian way to settle America's fast-food minimum-wage debate

    The Australian way to settle America's fast-food minimum-wage debate
    On Thursday, fast-food workers in more than 100 cities across America will stage a national strike to demand a living wage of $15 an hour. Conservatives and restaurant conglomerates have responded by arguing that fast-food jobs are meant for inexperienced...