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Pitt comfortable with oldest son seeing ‘Fury’

Retired General Colin Powell, left, and actor Brad Pitt arrive for the world premiere of “Fury” at the Newseum on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Washington. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — While the World War II drama “Fury” depicts a gruesome look at war through the exploits of a tank crew in Nazi Germany, Brad Pitt feels his 13-year old son, Maddox, can handle the content.

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‘Annie’ star Wallis hopes to become a veterinarian

In this Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, actress Quvenzhane Wallis arrives at Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Wallis stars in the film version of "Annie," with Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Rose Byrne. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Quvenzhane Wallis says she took singing lessons to prepare for the lead role in a new version of “Annie,” opening in theaters in December.

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Review: ‘Book of Life’ celebrates death

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox  shows the characters Manolo, voiced by Diego Luna, left, and Carmen Sanchez, voiced by Ana de la Reguera  in a scene from "The Book of Life."  (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s not surprising that a companion art book to the new animated film directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro has already been released. Steeped in Mexican folk art and inspired by that country’s holiday the Day of the Dead, “The Book of Life” is a visually stunning effort that makes up for its formulaic storyline with an enchanting atmosphere that sweeps you into its fantastical world, or in this case, three worlds.

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Saldana, Luna talk Day of the Dead, ‘Book of Life’

In this Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 photo, actors Diego Luna and Zoe Saldana pose at "The Book of Life" press junket at The Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.  The Mexican holiday that honors the dead with grand celebrations and colorful altars is the backdrop for the new animated film opening Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Saldana knows the tradition from her Dominican roots, and Luna has celebrated the holiday since he was a child in his native Mexico. (Photo by Brian Dowling/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Mexican holiday that honors the dead is the backdrop for the new animated film “The Book of Life.”

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With album, series and film, Driver in overdrive

In this Aug. 25, 2014 file photo, Minnie Driver arrives at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.  At 44, Driver is in overdrive, with a just-released album, a key role in the upcoming big-screen “Beyond the Lights” and a lead in the NBC dramedy “About a Boy,” which returns for its second season this week. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Talk about a career in high gear.

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