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Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows: WSJ

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Facebook Inc (FB.O) is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programing by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

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Ron Howard enters ‘Star Wars’ after Han Solo movie directors depart

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Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is stepping into a galaxy far, far away for the upcoming “Star Wars” Han Solo spin-off movie, Lucasfilm announced on Thursday, after the film’s production was thrown into upheaval by the surprise departure of its directors.

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By Jiminy: Belgian start-up puts crickets on the menu

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A Brussels start-up is hoping to stir a culinary revolution in Belgium by pushing crunchy crickets as a protein alternative to meat.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd sues ex-drummer over movie about 1977 plane crash

FILE PHOTO - Singer Kid Rock (L) performs with Johnny Van Zant (R) and his band Lynyrd Skynyrd on ABC's 'Good Morning America' in New York, U.S. on August 22, 2008. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo
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Surviving members of Lynyrd Skynyrd have filed a lawsuit against the Southern rock band’s former drummer to halt the production of a movie depicting the 1977 plane crash that killed lead singer Ronnie Van Zant.

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Pakistan arrests man for driving pet lion through Karachi streets

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Police in Pakistan have arrested a man who took his pet lion for a night-time drive through the streets of the bustling southern port city of Karachi after video of the incident went viral on social media, police said on Thursday.

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To boycott, or not to boycott over Trumpian ‘Julius Caesar’

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New York’s Public Theater on Monday defended its production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” that portrays the assassinated Roman leader as U.S. President Donald Trump after Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) and Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) pulled their funding.

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New Mexican-U.S. beer mocks Trump as frowning mariachi

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Mexican and U.S. brewers have reinvented U.S. President Donald Trump as a gun-slinging mariachi folk musician to promote a new beer celebrating cross-border cooperation.

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The London gallery shining a light on neon art

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On the flick of a flurry of switches, a studio on a gray industrial estate in East London lights up to reveal hundreds of bright neon artworks.

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Living dolls: Spanish firm makes eerily realistic human, alien babies

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Want a doll that looks, moves and feels almost exactly like a newborn? Or how about a baby Avatar, or a half human-half piglet?

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What’s trending? On the cultural challenges facing cities

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Cultural and creative industries are increasingly central to cities’ strategic agendas. They positively impact local economic development and can help generate greater social cohesion. As such, city administrations will have to consider the challenges these industries are likely to face in the coming years, and how cities themselves might need ...

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