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#JunosSoMale storm reveals wider gender parity problem in Canadian music

Alysha Brilla wasn't surprised by the lack of female representation when this year's Juno Awards nominees were announced.
Years ago, the Waterloo, Ont.-based musician and producer decided to conduct an experiment. She carefully tabulated the gender diversity among Juno nominees and found there wasn't much at all, particularly in the technical categories, which were completely dominated by men.
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Disney's animated phenomenon, Frozen, may not have been a heartwarming tale of sisterly love if its creators stuck to the film's original planned ending. REVIEW | Frozen gives the Disney princess a modern makeoverThe original version of the film was more in line with The Snow Queen, the Hans Christian Andersen tale on which it's based, Frozen producer Peter Del Vecho told Entertainment Weekly.
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’Dunkirk’ footage gets hearts racing at CinemaCon [Video]

LAS VEGAS — A propeller stops midair. Soldiers packed like sardines on a pier cower in fear of an unseen threat.
Those are the images Christopher Nolan left CinemaCon audiences hanging onto Wednesday as he premiered new footage from “Dunkirk,” his long-awaited epic about the storied World War II evacuation.
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Drew Barrymore thought she was high on fake weed

Drew Barrymore is such a good actress she convinced herself fake weed was the real thing during a film shoot.
A prop specialist on her 2010 film Going the Distance has revealed he spent an hour smoking a herb disguised to look like marijuana to make a brand now bong look well used before Drew took a hit, and he insists no one could get high on the fake stuff.
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’The Boss Baby’ review: Alec Baldwin the boss in stretched-out film

Some of the best animated films have been inspired by fairy tales, ancient Greek fables or mythology. Now comes one clearly inspired by, of all people, David Mamet.
The creators of “The Boss Baby ” have obviously been mining the playwright’s gritty, foul-mouthed “Glengarry Glen Ross” to build the title character, a ruthless, capitalist-minded newborn with pupils the size of saucers who insists that “Cookies are for closers.
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Thought lost, wax figures 'holy grail' of Star Trek fandom

LOS ANGELES — The starship Enterprise has a new five-year mission: to boldly go and raise money to help a quirky museum live long and prosper.
The Hollywood Science Fiction Museum recently took possession of life-sized wax figures of all seven crew members from the original “Star Trek” TV series, including Capt.
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First look at Tom Cruise's 'The Mummy' at CinemaCon [Video]

LAS VEGAS — Universal Pictures is going back to its roots — monsters.
The studio on Wednesday debuted footage from its upcoming adventure film “The Mummy,” which opens a monster universe drawing on Universal’s vault of classic properties like “Bride of Frankenstein,” ”Invisible Man“ and ”Creature from the Black Lagoon.
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’Wonder Woman’ steals show at CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS — Wonder Woman is here to save the world, and, possibly the future of Warner Bros. DC Comics universe.
New footage featuring actress Gal Gadot’s lasso-wielding superhero stole the show Wednesday night at CinemaCon, which also featured some peeks at “Aquaman” and “Justice League.
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Selena Gomez’s ‘13 Reasons Why’ a perfect fit for Netflix

NEW YORK – Selena Gomez is pretty famous, but how does she stack up against a small marsupial?
The subject came up – kinda, sorta – while speaking with Katherine Langford, star of the new series 13 Reasons Why, which debuts Friday, March 31, on Netflix.
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Mischa Barton calls ex shopping sex tape 'emotional blackmail'

Mischa Barton has detailed the “emotional abuse” she suffered through her ex shopping around a sex tape.
The actress staged a press conference earlier this month when she revealed an ex-lover had been trying to sell the sex tape, which was allegedly filmed without her consent, to various adult entertainment companies for release.
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Praise spreads after surprise screening of 'Fate of the Furious' [Video]

LAS VEGAS — “The Fate of the Furious” is in, and it’s good according to first reactions to the upcoming film.
Universal Pictures surprised CinemaCon audiences on Wednesday with an unannounced screening of the eighth film in the franchise and praise spread quickly on Twitter.
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Bob Dylan archives open in Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. -- Part of music icon Bob Dylan's once-secret 6,000-piece archive, including thousands of hours of studio sessions, film reels and caches of unpublished lyrics, has opened in Oklahoma, curators announced this week.
More than 1,000 pieces spanning Dylan's six-decade career are available to scholars at the Gilcrease Museum's Helmerich Center for American Research in Tulsa.
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