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VMAs returning to LA; trying out renovated Forum

In this Jan. 10, 2014 file photo, preparations continue ahead of the reopening of the refurbished Forum in Inglewood, Calif. After a visit to New York last year, the MTV Video Music Awards announced Wednesday, April 23, 2014, that the show is returning to the West Coast on Sunday, Aug. 24, to become the first major awards ceremony broadcast from the storied concert venue. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Live from Inglewood!

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Review: ‘Quiet Ones’ is more creaky than creepy

This image released by Lionsgate shows Jared Harris, left, and Olivia Cooke in a scene from "The Quiet Ones." (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Chris Harris)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paying homage in style and theme to the vintage horror movies of the 1970s, “The Quiet Ones” is the latest stylish shocker from Hammer, the recently reactivated classic U.K. studio imprint. Mixing creaky haunted-house and exorcism tropes with a nod to the contemporary found-footage subgenre, the film relies on high production values and sense-battering shock tactics to make up for wooden performances and an illogical, silly script. As an exercise in retro pastiche, it impresses. But as a postmodern genre reinvention, it fails to deliver.

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Lupita Nyong’o named People’s ‘Most Beautiful’

This image provided by People magazine shows the cover of its special "World's Most Beautiful" issue, featuring Lupita Nyong'o.  The 31-year-old actress, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in "12 Years a Slave," tops the magazine's list, announced Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/People)

NEW YORK (AP) — People magazine has named Lupita Nyong’o as the “World’s Most Beautiful” for 2014.

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Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

In this photo taken Sunday, April 20, 2014, American director James Adolphus, 36 talks to the Associated Press during an interview in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise _ literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in “The Warren” is meant to question preconceptions Israelis and Palestinians hold about each other in their long-running conflict.(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

AL-EIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — An American director’s short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise — literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in “The Warren” is meant to question the ways Israelis and Palestinians see each other as a result of their long-running conflict.

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Review: Neil Patrick Harris crushes it in ‘Hedwig’

This image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Neil Patrick Harris in a scene from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," at the Belasco Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s obvious from the first moments of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” that star Neil Patrick Harris is doing something special. And it’s not just trying on a new role.

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