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Lawmakers consider changes to tax-break program for films

Two New Orleans-area state lawmakers offered ideas Wednesday for scaling back Louisiana's generous tax-credit program for filmmakers as concerns mount about the increasing costs of the tax breaks. Read more

Facebook exec, NBA team up to get men to 'lean in' for women

NBA Womens Rights

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Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work. Read more

Snoop Dogg 'drips' it like it's hot at Etam Paris pool show

Paris Fashion Dries Van Noten

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Snoop Dogg raised the pulse at Paris Fashion Week by performing a surprise concert at the bikini-themed Etam's Lingerie's pool show that went on into the early hours of Wednesday — and gave the celebrity-filled Victoria's Secret shows a run for their money. Read more

AP Interview: Artist Vilks says Denmark attack changed all

Sweden Vilks

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Lars Vilks was used to tight security even before, with round-the-clock police protection at his home in southern Sweden. But after the deadly Feb. 14 attack against a free-speech seminar in Copenhagen, he lives under security measures that seem almost absurd in peaceful Sweden, with heavily arme... Read more

Glen Campbell children fighting wife's control of affairs

Singer Glen Campbell's two oldest children are attempting to wrest control of his medical and financial decisions away from his wife of 32 years, Kim Campbell. Read more

DiCaprio partners with Netflix for series of documentaries

Netflix DiCaprio

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Leonardo DiCaprio is partnering with Netflix for a series of documentaries he will produce for the streaming service. Read more

Bill to make 'Hang on Sloopy' Ohio's rock song passes House

A proposal to make "Hang On Sloopy" Ohio's official rock song has struck the right note with state representatives. Read more

Police: Woman had knives, throwing stars outside hospital

Police in Ohio say a woman with concealed knives and martial arts throwing stars was arrested outside a hospital, and a man who worked there had a protection order against her. Read more

Usher, Missy Elliott to perform at Essence Fest 2015

Grammy Award winning artists Usher and Missy Elliott have been added to the 2015 Essence Festival lineup. Read more

Usher, Missy Elliott to perform at Essence Fest 2015

Grammy Award winning artists Usher and Missy Elliott have been added to the 2015 Essence Festival lineup. Read more

David Geffen donates $100 million to Lincoln Center

Geffen Lincoln Center

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Entertainment industry executive David Geffen has donated $100 million to New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Read more

NYC survey to review diversity of arts groups' staff

New York City plans to conduct a survey to determine the diversity of the boards and staffs of its cultural institutions. Read more

Police: Cam Newton not a person of interest after shooting

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department spokesman Rob Tufano says Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is not a person of interest following a weekend shooting at a Charlotte nightclub. Read more

State House committee approves bill to end film incentives

Michigan's film incentives could be coming to an end with a bill moving through the state House. Read more

Small part, big role, for Casper native in Selma march, film

Selma James Reeb

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John Reeb stood with his cane in the hallway of the Iris Theatre in January, greeting those who walked into theater No. 3. Read more

ESPN returns to NHL after awarded 2016 World Cup TV rights

Professional pucks will be back on ESPN. Read more

Trial begins for bar owner charged in singer's death

The trial has begun for a Middle Tennessee bar owner charged with killing country singer-songwriter Wayne Mills. Read more

Dubai to curate next hot thing in 'Museum of the Future'

Mideast Emirates Dubai Museum

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The flashy Gulf city with a skyline that looks like something out of a science fiction movie is embracing its love of all things new with plans for a "Museum of the Future." Read more

Laura Benanti stars in 'a love letter to New York City'

Theater-Laura Benanti

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People recognize Laura Benanti on the street these days. They just don't know why. Read more

'Guardians of the Galaxy' tops MTV Movie Awards nominations

Film-MTV Movie Awards-Nominations

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And you thought Hollywood's award season was over. Read more

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