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Halle Berry finds new acting challenge with ‘Extant’

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BERRY Portrays an astronaut who returns home from a long solo mission in space.

“First of all, am I at the tail end of my career? Maybe I am and nobody has told me,” Halle Berry said with a laugh on the set of “Extant,” her new TV series, in a studio in Culver City, California. She was replying to a question about the time when film stars took TV show gigs when they were at the tail end of their careers.

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A palace built on strawberry fields

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ADAM Rayner plays “the tyrant in waiting” in the action/thriller/drama .Photos by Ruben V. Nepales

Inside sound stages built on strawberry fields in Kfar Saba, north of Tel Aviv, is a surprising sight: Elaborate sets making up the palace of a Middle Eastern country.

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Becca Godinez returns to local stage after 33 years

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BECCA Godinez (right) introduces Maxwel S. Corpuz (left) and Ellen D. Williams (background) to Manila audiences. HYDEE ABRAHAN

LOS ANGELES—After being away from the Philippine stage for 33 years, LA-based Becca Godinez returns with “Flipzoids.” The actress’ character in Ralph B. Peña’s play couldn’t be more apt—Aying is a Filipino woman in Southern California who longs for her homeland.

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Ethan Hawke: 5-year wait for possible ‘Before’ reunion

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HAWKE. Topbills film that was shot intermittently for 12 years. RUBEN V. NEPALES

Followers of Jesse and Celine in the “Before” film series, note: It may take more than five years before you’ll get to see the couple again. Ethan Hawke, who plays one half of the married couple last seen in Greece, said in our recent chat that he and Julie Delpy have set a time period before they will consider making a fourth installment.

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Robert Pattinson wants to release debut album before he’s 30

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ROBERT Pattinson’s charm can make him effective in comedy.

“Don’t hate me ’cause I’m beautiful/ Don’t hate me ’cause I’m beautiful/ Now do the pretty girl rock, rock, rock.” Robert Pattinson singing along to Keri Hilson’s “Pretty Girl Rock” playing on the radio in his car, before a violent moment, is a rare humorous relief in David Michod’s “The Rover.” It prompted a question in a recent interview at LA’s Four Seasons on whether Robert plans to record an album anytime soon.

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