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  • Boy's monster wish comes true

    Boy's monster wish comes true
    A 4-foot-tall boy became an 800-foot-tall lizard in a Near Northwest Side production studio Sunday, battling monsters and wreaking havoc on a miniature Chicago. Five-year-old Maddex, aka "Madzilla," stomped in costume through a meticulously designed set...
  • Ex-IronPig Moss evolves into an All-Star with Oakland

    Ex-IronPig Moss evolves into an All-Star with Oakland
    NEW YORK — His numbers this season — 21 home runs, 66 RBIs entering the All-Star break — are impressive, and one can just imagine how they would look in the middle of the Phillies' oft-punchless lineup. Some believe that were it not...
  • Hot Japanese Stars Sometani Shota and Maeda Atsuko Say 'Sayonara Kabukicho'

    TOKYO -- Hot young stars Sometani Shota ("Himizu," "Wood Job!") and Maeda Atsuko ("Tamako in Moratorium," "The Drudgery Train") star in Ryuichi Hiroki's new pic, "Sayonara Kabukicho." Sometani plays a "love hotel" manager in the title Tokyo red-light...
  • Woods, Stenson and Cabrera grouped at British Open

    — Former World No. 1 Tiger Woods has been drawn to play alongside twice major winner Angel Cabrera of Argentina and second-ranked Swede Henrik Stenson in the first round of the British Open on Thursday. The trio will tee off at 9:04 a.m. local time...
  • Paramount closing in on Martin Scorsese religious drama 'Silence'

    Paramount closing in on Martin Scorsese religious drama 'Silence'
    Martin Scorsese's "Silence" is poised to find its voice at Paramount Pictures. The studio is negotiating a deal to distribute the director's long-gestating religious drama, an adaptation of the novel by Japanese author Shusaku Endo. The film will star...
  • Paramount in Talks to Acquire Martin Scorsese's 'Silence'

    Paramount Pictures is in negotiations to buy the U.S. distribution rights to Martin Scorsese's historical drama "Silence." Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Ken Watanabe and Adam Driver are starring with production expected to start in Taiwan later this...
  • 'Dr What' to Play on China's Zhejiang TV

    HONG KONG -- "Dr What: Diagnosis Unknown," a series represented by Los Angeles and London based formats company Small World IFT has been made as show for China's Zhejiang TV. The show, a studio-based medical detective game, airs in China as "Health 007"...
  • Cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips are headed to stores

    Frito-lay is getting ready to roll out four new flavors this summer as part of its annual Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" contest to find the next great chip flavor. Get ready for Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, Mango Salsa, Wasabi Ginger and Cappuccino. Yes, a...
  • Brazilian son of ex-slave may be world's oldest person

    A Brazilian rest home for the elderly believes it may be home to the world's oldest person, a former agricultural laborer born in a runaway slave community, who is identified in documents stating he was born 126 years ago at a time when Brazil still had...
  • Disney's 'The Jungle Book' Finds its Mowgli in Newcomer Neel Sethi

    Disney has cast newcomer Neel Sethi as Mogwli in "The Jungle Book." Jon Favreau is directing the live action film from a script by Justin Marks. The 10-year-old Sethi, from New York, was chosen from among thousands of kids who auditioned for the role in...
  • 'Romeo and Juliet' remains timeless, no matter the era

     'Romeo and Juliet' remains timeless, no matter the era
    Plays, regardless of when they were written, take place in the eternal present. Updating a classic — for example, resetting Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" in late-1920s Los Angeles, as Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles has done — is a tried-...