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2015 Summer Movie Preview

May is just around the corner. Here's a preview of the summer blockbusters on tap this season.

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  • Disney told to rehire workers who refused soiled costumes

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World must rehire three performers who were fired when they refused to wear soiled spandex unitards as part of their costumes for the “Festival of the Lion King” show,…

  • ‘American in Paris,’ ‘Fun Home’ get a leading 12 Tony noms

    NEW YORK (AP) — The musicals “An American in Paris” and “Fun Home” each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season. One side is…

  • Rare Robert Redford family reunion at Chaplin Awards

    NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Redford says getting his entire family in one place at one time can be a challenge. “We don’t come together that easy,” the actor said at the Film Society of…

  • Renee Fleming’s madcap ‘Living on Love’ play to close May 3

    NEW YORK (AP) — With no love from the Tony Awards nominating committee, the play “Living on Love” will close May 3. The gentle play written by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro is based…

  • The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

    iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending April 27, 2015: iTunes Movies US Charts 1. American Sniper 2. Taken 3 3. Interstellar 4. The Imitation Game 5. Cake 6. Paddington 7. Wild 8. Hot Tub…

  • The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

    iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending April 27, 2015: iTunes Movies US Charts 1. American Sniper 2. Taken 3 3. Interstellar 4. The Imitation Game 5. Cake 6. Paddington 7. Wild 8. Hot Tub…

  • Dr. Phil to Cat Cora: Celebs thank their moms in letters

    NEW YORK (AP) — Moms. Everybody has one. Not everybody remembers to thank them when it’s well deserved. In time for Mother’s Day, Lisa Erspamer takes care of that in her third “letter” book, a…

  • ‘Partridge Family’ child star Suzanne Crough dies in Nevada

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The youngest daughter on hit 1970s television show, “The Partridge Family,” has died. Suzanne Crough Condray, who played Tracy Partridge, died Monday in Laughlin, Nevada near Las Vegas. She was 52.…

  • Man held in bar fight that left Nicki Minaj crew member dead

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A musician says an argument outside a Philadelphia bar led to a stabbing that killed a member of rapper Nicki Minaj’s tour. Marcus Kincy (KIHN’-see) testified Tuesday at 31-year-old Pierce Boykin’s preliminary…

  • ‘Spinster’ is thought-provoking look at singlehood

    “Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own” (Crown), by Kate Bolick Even its opening lines are provocative: “Whom to marry, and when it will happen — these two questions define every woman’s existence, regardless of…

  • Live Nation buys stake in Bonnaroo music festival

    NEW YORK (AP) — Concert promoter and ticket seller Live Nation said Tuesday that it bought a controlling stake in annual music festival Bonnaroo. The purchase will boost Live Nation’s portfolio of music festivals, which…

  • Lifetime planning behind-the-scenes ‘Full House’ TV film

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lifetime says it’s joining in the ‘Full House’ revival with a behind-the-scenes movie of the long-running family sitcom. With the working title, “The Unauthorized Full House Story,” the film promises to…

  • Daredevil to walk on moving, 400-foot-high Ferris wheel

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In the days leading up to one of his craziest stunts ever, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda has done the following: drop his kid off at school. Paint windowsills. Mow the lawn.…

  • Built to Spill returns with cathartic ‘Untethered Moon’

    Built to Spill, “Untethered Moon” (Warner Bros.) On the lead track of Built to Spill’s latest album, Doug Martsch sighs, “And now we settle for this complicated metaphor and leave this simple truth unsaid.” His…

  • Blur leave Britpop behind with ‘The Magic Whip’

    Blur, “The Magic Whip” (Warner Bros) Blur were Britpop flag-bearers of the 1990s, waging a media-driven battle with Oasis for the musical soul of Cool Britannia. Since that distant era, the band’s members have traded…

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