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Parenting expert sues Disney, says it stole `Inside Out` idea

Parenting expert sues Disney, says it stole `Inside Out` idea

Published 21/06/2017

FILE PHOTO - 'Joy' and 'Sadness', characters of the animation film 'Inside Out', pose at its premiere at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, California, U.S. on June 8, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

A parenting and child development specialist has sued Walt Disney Co and its Pixar unit, accusing them of stealing from her the concept for their 2015 blockbuster movie, "Inside Out."

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Venus Ramey, war bond-selling, gun-toting Miss America of 1944, dies at 92

Venus Ramey, war bond-selling, gun-toting Miss America of 1944, dies at 92

Published 19/06/2017

Venus Ramey, who used her victory as Miss America in 1944 to sell war bonds and make appearances on the vaudeville stage, has died at the age of 92, a funeral home in her native Kentucky said on Sunday.

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Beyonce`s father confirms the birth of her twins in Twitter message

Beyonce`s father confirms the birth of her twins in Twitter message

Published 19/06/2017

FILE PHOTO - Beyonce performs at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

The father of pop star Beyonce turned to Twitter on Sunday to say his daughter was now the mother of twins, confirming earlier reports of the year's most highly anticipated celebrity birth.

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Box Office: `Cars 3` Races Past `Wonder Woman` to No. 1

Box Office: `Cars 3` Races Past `Wonder Woman` to No. 1

Published 18/06/2017

Cast member Armie Hammer poses at the premiere of 'Cars 3' at the convention center in Anaheim, California U.S., June 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

By Seth KelleyLOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - This weekend featured a heated race between four new films that opened in wide release. As of Sunday mornin

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Despite mistrial in criminal case, civil lawsuits await Cosby

Despite mistrial in criminal case, civil lawsuits await Cosby

Published 18/06/2017

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (C) reacts after a judge declared a mistrial in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Although Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, his legal problems persist as he faces assault and defamation claims in civil lawsuits, where the bar for evidence is lower than in criminal cases.

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Mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case after days of deliberations

Mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case after days of deliberations

Published 18/06/2017

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (C) waves as he departs after a judge declared a mistrial in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

Pennsylvania prosecutors vowed to retry comedian Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges after a jury on Saturday failed to render a unanimous verdict despite 52 hours of deliberations in a case that echoed accusations made by dozens of women against him.

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Cosby retrial could favor defense though publicity a wild card

Cosby retrial could favor defense though publicity a wild card

Published 18/06/2017

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (2nd L) stands as his publicist, Andrew Wyatt, addresses the media after a judge declared a mistrial in Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A retrial of Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges will likely offer major advantages to the defense, former prosecutors and defense lawyers say, but the enormous publicity surrounding the case may also produce a second jury that is more eager to convict.

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As Shanghai`s Magic Kingdom turns one, Disney pushes further into China

As Shanghai`s Magic Kingdom turns one, Disney pushes further into China

Published 17/06/2017

Fireworks explode over the Shanghai Disney Resort during a celebration ceremony to mark its first anniversary in Shanghai, China June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT.

Walt Disney celebrates the first anniversary of its $5.5 billion theme park in Shanghai on Friday, a key plank of the entertainment giant's push into the world's second-largest economy through everything from English schools to films.

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Carrie Fisher`s death caused by sleep apnea, other factors: coroner

Carrie Fisher`s death caused by sleep apnea, other factors: coroner

Published 17/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European Premiere of ''Star Wars, The Force Awakens'' in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Paul Hackett/File Photo

The death last year of actor Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" franchise, was due to sleep apnea and other causes, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said in a statement on Friday.

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Cosby again seeks mistrial with no end in sight for jury deliberations

Cosby again seeks mistrial with no end in sight for jury deliberations

Published 17/06/2017

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby gives a thumbs-up to supporters as he leaves court after deliberations in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

Bill Cosby's defense lawyer asked a judge to declare a mistrial in his sexual assault case for at least the sixth time on Friday night, arguing that the jury's deliberations, which will enter a sixth day on Saturday, have dragged on too long.

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