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Neil LaBute skewers Hollywood in ‘The Money Shot’

In this image released by The O and M Company, Gia Crovatin, from left, Fred Weller, Callie Thorne and Elizabeth Reaser appear during a performance of "The Money Shot," in New York. (AP Photo/The O and M Company, Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — That old saying about the meek inheriting the Earth doesn’t remotely apply to the cutthroat world of Hollywood filmmaking, where an obsession with youth, beauty and shock value may generally top most artistic concerns. Yet sometimes the meek can triumph in surprising ways.

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Review: Solid Washington in mediocre ‘Equalizer’

In this image released by Columbia Pictures, Denzel Washington appears in a scene from "The Equalizer." (AP Photo/Sony, Columbia Pictures, Scott Garfield)

If you were lucky enough to catch Denzel Washington in “A Raisin in the Sun” on Broadway, you saw the hugely charismatic actor portray, in an iconic role, the full complexity of a human being: strengths and weaknesses, attributes and flaws, durability and vulnerability. All topped off, of course, with that boyish Washington charm.

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‘The Lion King’ earns record box office

In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, a scene is shown during a performance of Disney's "The Lion King," in Las Vegas. With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, "The Lion King" stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office total of any work in any media in entertainment history. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush, FIle)

NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: “The Lion King” is the top ticket of all time.

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Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — In an obituary Sept. 20, The Associated Press reported that actress Polly Bergen’s survivors included daughter Pamela Fields. The story should have made clear that the daughter goes by P.K. instead of Pamela.

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‘Maze Runner’ races past ‘Tombstones’ with $32.5 M

In this image released by 20th Century Fox, Dylan O'Brien appears in a scene from the film, "The Maze Runner." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Ben Rothstein)

NEW YORK (AP) — The young-adult adaptation “The Maze Runner” raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate.

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