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(Associated Press Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Linklater, Green films join Tribeca lineupNEW YORK (AP) _ Filmmakers from Richard Linklater to David Gordon Green to Whoopi Goldberg are bringing films to this year's Tribeca Film Festival. The New York festival announced the second half of its 89-film slate Wednesday, all in various out-of-competition sections. Some of the films, like Linklater's "Before Midnight" and Green's "Prince Avalanche," will be continuing on the festival circuit after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Others, like Goldberg's documentary "I Got Somethin' to Tell You" on the comedian Moms Mabley, will be showing for the first time.
Man ordered to stay away from Alyson HanniganLOS ANGELES (AP) _ A judge has ordered a New Hampshire man to refrain from posting anything online about Alyson Hannigan or to try to meet the actress. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson issued a three-year restraining order against John Hobbs after a brief hearing Wednesday.
George Lucas proposes museum in San FranciscoSAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to build a museum dedicated to visual storytelling in San Francisco's Presidio that would house an art collection he amassed over more than four decades. The filmmaker said he has long sought to showcase his collection of 150 years of populist art, which includes illustrations by Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish, comics and digital technology.
Adele shopped here: Vintage shop gets TV seriesLOS ANGELES (AP) _ When Adele wants to make a vintage fashion statement, stylist Gaelle Paul has a go-to source: the cleverly named The Way We Wore shop. Now TV viewers can peek inside Los Angeles store owner Doris Raymond's 19th- and 20th-century collection that's lured shoppers Anne Hathaway, Katie Holmes and Angelina Jolie, as well as top designers searching for inspiration from the past.
Sam Mendes says no to next James Bond filmLONDON (AP) _ Never say never again Sam Mendes says he won't be directing the next James Bond film _ but may work on the series again in the future. Mendes has been praised for his work on "Skyfall," the first Bond film to rake in more than $1 billion in revenue.
Report: TV star Valerie Harper has brain cancerNEW YORK (AP) _ Valerie Harper, who played Rhoda Morgenstern on television's "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its spinoff, "Rhoda," has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. People magazine reported on its website Wednesday that the 73-year-old actress received the news on Jan. 15. Tests revealed she has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain. The report says Harper's doctors have said she has as little as three months to live.
Disney working on standalone Star Wars moviesPHOENIX (AP) _ Star Wars fans have more than just Episodes 7, 8 and 9 to look forward to. Disney CEO Bob Iger said at the annual shareholders meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday that the company is developing "some standalone movies" featuring Star Wars characters.
Review: Revival of Gurney's 'Old Boy' well-stagedNEW YORK (AP) _ Even with the best of intentions, sometimes offering advice to help a friend can backfire. Badly. That's the premise gradually revealed in "The Old Boy," a 1991 play by A.R. Gurney about a politician who stops by his New England prep school alma mater to give a commencement speech, and learns he may have inadvertently contributed to the death of a good friend.
Amazon orders 6th children's series pilotNEW YORK (AP) _ Amazon.com Inc. is continuing its push into producing original children's series, ordering its sixth pilot of shows aimed at kids. The online retailer announced Wednesday that it will make a test pilot for "Sara Solves It," an animated math-focused mystery developed by WGBH and Out of the Blue Enterprises. The show is the sixth pilot geared for kids by Amazon Studios, the retailer's original movie and series production arm.
'Community' cast on behind-the-scenes turmoilLOS ANGELES (AP) _ Nothing's certain in network television, but things have been especially uncertain on the set of "Community," the quirky college sitcom that's been a cult favorite, but never a mainstream hit. "Near cancellation," actress Gillian Jacobs said before a PaleyFest tribute to the series Tuesday night. "On the schedule, off the schedule. Tell us one night. We never air on that night. We lose a creator of our show. Reduced episodes. Everything that can happen has happened to us."
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