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Reeling it in: McCarthy grabs spotlight in 'Spy'

"Spy"20th Century Fox2 hoursMelissa McCarthy is one of those actresses I'd really like to get behind, but, until this week's "Spy" - a clever send-up of the Bond/Bourne genre - I hadn't...
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Childhood obesity challenges

...A 2002 graduate of Xavier University with degrees in international affairs and marketing, Eschmeyer bears a resemblance to actress Bellamy Young, who plays first lady Mellie Grant on the ABC television hit "Scandal."At the real White House, Eschmeyer...
Reeling it in: 'Rogue Nation,' 'Vacation' beat expectations

...agrees that "MI:2" was a piece of junk. What I didn't realize was how dependent the film would be on a terrific new actress in the person of Rebecca Ferguson. The other film, the latest outing of the "Vacation" series, looked to be a trainwreck...
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Op-ed: They hate us, but who cares?

In her 1985 speech after receiving the Best Actress Oscar for her role in "Places in the Heart," actress Sally Field famously gushed, "You like me; you really, really like me."The latest in a long history of surveys examining the public's...
The danger of too much entertainment

...idolatry.An interesting thought!And if you think it's too far out, consider that many call their favorite actors, actresses or athletes their idols.In 1787, Edward Gibbon completed his book, "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," giving...
'Into the Woods' where Granny resides "Pitch Perfect" was no accident. I especially liked Emily Blunt, as the baker's wife. Blunt is one of my favorite actresses, but I didn't know she could sing, too. I should have guessed it. Chris Pine was probably the biggest surprise, however...
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Murder, mystery, and strawberry crepes: What to expect at dinner theater

...people will make it through the doors of the senior center to take part in the interactive performance. The local actors and actresses in this year's play have been preparing since Sept. 2, Shirnberg said. The cast includes Terri Zopf-Schoessler, Yvette...
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Triumvirate performers present 'Troutanic' rib dinner, salad and dessert followed by the show at 7 p.m. and art auction following the show. Local actors and actresses include Chris Jenness, Joe Rizzo, Paulene Rizzo, Delana Duncan, Chris Pepper, Judy Shields, Justin Smith, Tasha Thompson...
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...The Little Rascals are a perennial favorite, Marchant said.The names come from a variety of sources: classic actors and actresses are popular, as are music-related names. (See Jackie Chan, the long-haired cat, and Suzanne Somers, the Labrador...
New 'Captain America' a winner

...Tony Stark, but sometimes a lack of irony is refreshing. Also great is Scarlett Johannson, who remains one of my favorite actresses and continues to do stellar supporting work. I don't know if Black Widow will ever get her own film, but as long as they...
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