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Brad Pitt War Film Wraps up London Film Festival

Brad Pitt was bringing the London Film Festival to a storming conclusion Sunday with "Fury," David Ayer's mud- and blood-splattered tale of a tank crew in the closing days of World War II.

The film offers a brutal depiction of combat, but Pitt says filming it has made him a better father to his six children with Angelina Jolie.

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Iconic 'Easy Rider' Chopper Sells for $1.35 Million

The iconic Harley-Davidson chopper-style motorbike ridden by Peter Fonda in the 1969 classic "Easy Rider" film sold for $1.35 million at auction this weekend.

The "Captain America" bike, complete with authenticating documents including a letter from Fonda, was sold late Saturday at entertainment industry auction house Profiles in History, said spokeswoman Sabrina Propper.

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Comedians Honor Jay Leno with Top U.S. Humor Prize

The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former "Tonight Show" host Sunday when he received the top U.S. humor prize.

Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld and Wanda Sykes celebrated Leno's famous work ethic and poked fun as he received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Garth Brooks, Kevin Eubanks and Chelsea Handler also paid tribute.

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Medical Examiner: Body That of Missing Actress

The King County medical examiner has confirmed that a body found in a ravine in the Seattle suburb of Auburn is that of missing actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in "August: Osage County," ''Frozen River" and "Django Unchained."

In a statement, the medical examiner's office said Friday that the 32-year-old woman died Oct. 5. That's the day her family told police that the Native American actress was suicidal. Relatives reported her missing the next day. The medical examiner said the cause and manner of death are pending investigation.

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Arabs from Israel Risk Arrest for 'Arab Idol' Show

Their goal is to win Arab Idol, the Arab world's premiere television song competition.

But the journey Manal Mousa, 25, and Haitham Khalaily, 24, have taken from their villages in Israel to the competition in Lebanon could comprise a television drama of its own — featuring travel to an enemy country, Israeli security interrogations, and the complicated identity crisis of Israel's Arabs.

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DiCaprio Teams with Netflix on Gorilla Documentary

Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio has teamed up with online streaming service Netflix for a documentary about endangered mountain gorillas in east Africa, filmmakers said Friday.

The "Titanic" star is an executive producer on "Virunga," described as "part investigative journalism and part nature documentary" and directed by Orlando von Einsiedel.

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Al Pacino to Return to Broadway in a Mamet Play

Al Pacino will return to Broadway next year in a new play by David Mamet written with the Oscar-winner expressly in mind.

Producers said Thursday that Pacino will star in "China Doll" directed by Pam MacKinnon starting in October 2015. Additional casting is to be announced later. Pacino will play a wealthy man about to retire and marry a younger woman when his plans are shaken by a phone call.

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Medical Examiner: Rivers Died of Low Blood Oxygen

Joan Rivers died of brain damage from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure to check out voice changes and reflux, the medical examiner's office ruled Thursday.

The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4 after she'd been hospitalized for about a week when she went into cardiac arrest during the procedure at a doctor's office.

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CBS Latest to Launch Stand-Alone Streaming Service

U.S. television network CBS on Thursday became the latest broadcaster to launch a stand-alone streaming service, offering viewers without cable subscriptions access to shows including "Star Trek" and "Twin Peaks."

The move came a day after U.S. media giant Time Warner announced a similar service launching next year for premium cable broadcaster HBO, which has hit shows like "Game of Thrones" and "Girls."

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Three New JK Rowling Wizard Movies Due from 2016

Harry Potter author JK Rowling is working on three new wizard-based movies to be released starting in 2016, studio giant Warner Bros announced Wednesday.

The first, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” will be directed by David Yates, who directed the last four "Harry Potter" movies, and reunite the same filmmaking team.

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