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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Barbra Streisand will add the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Chaplin Award to her roster of honors, in recognition of her achievement as a director, writer, producer and film star, the group said on Friday. Streisand, who shot to fame in the 1960s on Broadway and as a major recording star, will receive the honor at the 40th Annual Chaplin...

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Arnold Schwarzenegger, taking inspiration from his idol, Clint Eastwood, returns to the big screen on Friday in the action film "The Last Stand," his first starring role since he took a seven-year break from moviemaking to serve as California governor. In a departure from his typical superhuman roles, Schwarzenegger plays a retired...

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Arnold Schwarzenegger, taking inspiration from his idol, Clint Eastwood, returns to the big screen on Friday in the action film "The Last Stand," his first starring role since he took a seven-year break from moviemaking to serve as California governor. In a departure from his typical superhuman roles, Schwarzenegger plays a retired...

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Paramount Pictures and "Star Trek" producer J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot company have purchased the film rights to a forthcoming book about cyclist Lance Armstrong’s fall from grace, according to a person with knowledge of the transaction. Armstrong, whose name and celebrity status helped build a multimillion dollar cancer...

PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) – The Sundance Film Festival opens Thursday with movies and documentaries from around the world, including a feature that examines the cultural divide between the Middle East and the United States. The 10-day Sundance Film Festival, founded by actor-director Robert Redford and now in its 35th year, will showcase 119 films from 32 countries. "May...

MOSCOW (Reuters) – French actor Gerard Depardieu, recently awarded Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin, has praised the former KGB spy and said his political opponents offer no real alternative. Depardieu, who has been accused in France of abandoning his homeland to avoid a proposed 75 percent tax for millionaires, told the state-run Rossiya-24 television...

(Reuters) – Japanese film director Nagisa Oshima, best known for the sexually explicit film "In the Realm of the Senses" and " Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence", has died from pneumonia, aged 80. The Hollywood Reporter said Oshima died on Tuesday in Fujisawa, south of Tokyo, where he had been living since retiring from making movies. The British...

(Reuters) – The dwarfs and elves of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" prevailed at the North American box office again over the weekend, as its $32.9 million in ticket sales topped both the star-packed musical "Les Miserables" and the western " Django Unchained." Despite surging past " The Hobbit" on Christmas day with an...

BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) – Iran hostage drama "Argo" scored a sweet double victory at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday, winning best movie drama – the night’s top prize – and best director for Ben Affleck on a night that left front-runner " Lincoln" with just one trophy. Musical "Les Miserables" won the...

BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) – Hollywood actress Jodie Foster confirmed long-running speculation that she is gay by coming out at the Golden Globes awards on Sunday, but joked she wouldn’t be holding a news conference to discuss her private life. The notoriously private Foster stunned the audience of stars and Hollywood powerbrokers as she accepted...