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North American box office loves ‘Lucy’

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Lucy." AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Jessica Forde

Director Luc Besson’s action sci-fi thriller “Lucy,” about a woman turned superhuman by using 100 percent of her brain, debuted at the top of the North American box office, estimates showed Sunday.

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N. American box office goes bananas for ‘Apes’

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“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” clung tight to the top of the North American box office for a second week in a row, earning far more than chimp change, industry data showed Sunday.

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Actor James Garner; 86

Actor James Garner, left, smiles as he holds up the Purple Heart medal presented to him in a ceremony in this Jan. 24, 1983, file photo taken in Los Angeles, California. Garner was wounded in April 1951 while with US Forces in Korea, but his medal was never presented to him. Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick," died Saturday, July 19, 2014, according to Los Angeles police. He was 86.  AP PHOTO/LENNOX MCLENDON

James Garner, the star of the hit TV series “Maverick” and “The Rockford Files,” has died at the age of 86, celebrity website TMZ reported on Sunday.

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Goddess of Thunder? Thor undergoes sex change

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He is famed as the God of Thunder, but Thor is to change sex, launching an “all-new era” for the comic book icon, its publishers said Tuesday.

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Jolie to visit Nauru to check refugee facilities

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Hollywood star and UN refugee envoy Angelina Jolie has accepted an invitation to visit the small island of Nauru where Australia sends asylum-seekers for processing and resettlement, the government said Monday.

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