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9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, artist Stephen Layne works on a sculpture of boxing heavyweight champion Joe Frazier in Philadelphia. Next year, the sculpture is expected to be placed near the city's sports stadiums, ending a hurdle-strewn saga that included fundraising problems and the death of the original sculptor. Frazier died in 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.

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Pittsburgh-based reality show ‘The Chair’ to debut

In this photo provided by Point Park University, producer Chris Moore, left, talks with Point Park University Cinema Arts Associate Professor Nelson Chipman, on the set of Anna Martemucci’s film, “Hollidaysburg,”in Carnegie, Pa. on March 15, 2014. Television network Starz debuts a TV reality series "The Chair" on Sept. 6, 2014. The series documents the production of two separate movies using the same script. "Hollidaysburg" is Martemucci’s version, and the other version directed by Shane Dawson, is called “Not Cool.”  Those two Pittsburgh-shot movies will then subsequently have theatrical and digital releases. “The Chair” will air in one-hour installments each Saturday through mid-November. (AP Photo/Point Park University)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Viewers of a new reality show will soon find out what happens when two fledgling directors are given $850,000 to direct their own movies from the same script.

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5 takeaways from a punch-less summer box office

This undated image released by Disney - Marvel shows, from left, Zoe Saldana, the character Rocket Racoon, voiced by Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, the character Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in a scene from "Guardians Of The Galaxy".(AP Photo/Disney - Marvel, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The movie of the summer might have been Marvel’s irreverent hit “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay’s sequel-reboot hybrid “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the lone movie to even approach $1 billion globally.

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Actor arrested with Jackie Chan’s son released

Kai Ko cries during a press conference held after his release from detention in Beijing Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Ko, a Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan, was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities. (AP Photo/Peng Peng)

BEIJING (AP) — A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China’s capital that has ensnared several celebrities.

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Review: Meta and mad, ‘The Congress’ is a trip

This photo released by courtesy of Drafthouse Films shows Robin Wright (playing a version of herself) projecting wonder within the machine scanning her likeness in Drafthouse Films’ sci-fi epic, "The Congress." (AP Photo/Drafthouse Films)

“Very soon, this whole structure that we all love so much will be gone,” prophesies Danny Huston’s wide-grinning movie studio head in Ari Folman’s “The Congress.”

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