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Movie reviews: Wet 'n wild 'Baywatch' pokes fun at TV series sibling

BAYWATCH: 3 STARFISH
On the surface “Baywatch,” the big screen reboot of the cheesy 1980s television show, is about beach bunnies who uncover a criminal plot that may bring with it trouble to the Baywatch lifeguards.
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Stars turn out for amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala [Photos]

CAP D’ANTIBES, France — A star-studded French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than $20 million (17.8 million euros) to combat the disease globally.
Guests at the 24th annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala were treated Thursday to musical performances by Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and Diana Ross, a fashion show and auction of items for the superrich.
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Taraji P. Henson crashes sports car on film set: report

Actress Taraji P. Henson was left a little shaken up on the set of her new movie Proud Mary after crashing a Maserati sports car into a fire hydrant.
The star was filming a driving scene in Lawrence, Massachusetts on Sunday when she lost control of the expensive motor and slammed into the hydrant, according to TMZ.
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Maud Lewis 'black cats' painting goes for $36,800 auction

TORONTO -- For the second time in a month a Maud Lewis painting has been sold for five times a pre-auction estimate.
The Nova Scotia artist's "Black Cats" fetched $36,800 at the Consignor Canadian Fine Art live spring auction event Thursday at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.
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TORONTO — Paula Hawkins scored a literary smash out of the gates after her debut thriller “The Girl on the Train” sold 19 million copies and was adapted into a box office-topping hit film starring Emily Blunt.
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Maud Lewis 'black cats' painting goes for $36,800 at auction

TORONTO -- For the second time in a month a Maud Lewis painting has been sold for five times a pre-auction estimate.
The Nova Scotia artist's "Black Cats" fetched $36,800 at the Consignor Canadian Fine Art live spring auction event Thursday at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.
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TORONTO -- Paula Hawkins scored a literary smash out of the gates after her debut thriller "The Girl on the Train" sold 19 million copies and was adapted into a box office-topping hit film starring Emily Blunt.
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Dwayne Johnson unfazed by bad 'Baywatch' reviews

Action man Dwayne Johnson is brushing off critics’ bad reviews of his new Baywatch movie revamp, insisting fan feedback has been all positive.
The wrestler-turned-movie star has taken over David Hasselhoff’s iconic TV role as head lifeguard Mitch Buchannon for the raunchy big screen adaptation, which also features Zac Efron and Priyanka Chopra, but critics haven’t been too kind to the project, which currently holds a score of just 20% on review website Rotten Tomatoes.
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Simple Plan bassist Desrosiers taking leave to treat depression

Simple Plan bassist David Desrosiers says he's taking a temporary leave from the pop-punk band as he fights depression.
The musician posted a message to fans on his Instagram account on Thursday outlining his decision to bow out from the European leg of the band's tour.
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TORONTO -- Winnipeg writer Katherena Vermette has added to her growing list of accolades with top honours from the Amazon.ca First Novel Award.
The award-winning Metis author received the $40,000 grand prize for "The Break" (House of Anansi) at a ceremony held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto on Thursday night.
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Is nostalgia enough to make Ultra Street Fighter 2 a success?

Street Fighter 2 is one of the most important titles in video game history.
Launched in 1992 by Japanese studio Capcom, Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior largely defined the fighting game genre and revitalized arcade gaming.
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'I'll never be sorry': Dirty Dancing remake viewers might disagree

ABC entered the musical adaptation game with a leap on Wednesday night, but its Dirty Dancing remake landed with a thud with many viewers and critics.
Live television and singing and dancing shows are among the more reliable ways to attract viewers in the fractured television landscape, and musicals have increasingly become important dates on the network calendars.
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How Star Wars ruined Hollywood: The dark side of the space epic's success

Forty years ago today, Star Wars opened in just 43 cinemas. Soon enough, the sci-fi epic was playing hundred of screens and a franchise was born.
With time, the Star Wars films earned billions of dollars at the box office and changed the way movies are made.
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