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This combination of images released by Scholastic shows the cover image for "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes," by Suzanne Collins, left, and a portrait of Collins. The "Hunger Games" novel will be released on May 19. (Scholastic via AP, left, Todd Plitt/Scholastic via AP)
May 27, 2020 - 8:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after the “Hunger Games” series had apparently ended, readers were clearly ready for more. Suzanne Collins' “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” sold more 500,000 copies last week, even as many of the country's bookstores were closed or offering limited service because of...
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This image released by Disney/Lucasfilm shows Daisy Ridley as Rey in a scene from "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker." The film will begin streaming on Disney Plus on May 4, about two months earlier than scheduled. (Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd. via AP)
April 27, 2020 - 10:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" will begin streaming on Disney Plus on May 4, about two months earlier than scheduled. The Walt Disney Co. said Monday that “The Rise of Skywalker” will land on the streaming service timed to what's referred to as “Star Wars Day" after the slogan...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows characters Shaggy, voiced by Will Forte, left, and Scooby-Doo, voiced by Frank Welker, in a scene from the animated film "Scoob!" The Scooby-Doo film will bypass theaters and premiere directly on digital platforms, Warner Bros. said Tuesday, making it the latest studio to experiment with an on-demand release during the pandemic shutdown. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
April 21, 2020 - 8:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The animated Scooby-Doo film “Scoob!” will bypass theaters and premiere directly on digital platforms, Warner Bros. said Tuesday, making it the latest studio to experiment with an on-demand release during the pandemic shutdown. “Scoob!” had originally been set to open in theaters on...
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El portugués Cristiano Ronaldo, de la Juventus, hace una gambeta frente a Antonio Candreva, del Inter, durante el partido disputado el domingo 8 de marzo de 2020 en Turín. Cristiano y sus compañeros de Juventus, además del técnico Maurizio Sarri, acordaron renunciar a 90 millones de euros (100 millones de dólares) el sábado para ayudar al club durante la crisis del coronavirus. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)
March 29, 2020 - 8:27 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Spanish league says more than 665,000 euros ($740,000) has been raised for the fight against the coronavirus outbreak with the help of athletes and musicians in Spain. The final tally was announced a day after...
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This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows characters Poppy, voiced by Anna Kendrick, left, and and Branch, voiced by Justin Timberlake in a scene from the animated film "Trolls World Tour." The coronavirus pandemic has cracked Hollywood's traditional theatrical window. Universal Pictures on Monday said it will make its current and upcoming films available for on-demand rental, becoming the first major studio to turn directly to home viewing in light of the virus. The studio said it will put movies currently in theaters — “Invisible Man,” “The Hunt,” “Emma” — up for rental on-demand beginning as early as Friday. It also said that “Trolls World Tour," the only major release left on the April film-release calendar, will open “day-and-date,” debuting in theaters and on-demand services simultaneously. (DreamWorks Animation via AP)
March 16, 2020 - 5:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. movie theaters nationwide are preparing to shut down after President Donald Trump announced new guidelines urging against gatherings of more than 10 people because of the coronavirus pandemic. With big screens across the country going dark, Hollywood moved to rush some new...
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A parking lot attendant walks through a typically full parking lot now largely empty over people staying home due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, March 16, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
March 16, 2020 - 5:24 pm
Global markets and businesses big and small opened the week to a landscape seemingly altered by the coronavirus pandemic. National retail chains have closed all stores. Banks are taking steps to keep cash on hand, lots of it. Markets in Asia, Europe and the U.S. are plunging. Following is a quick...
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This image released by Audible shows "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" by J.K. Rowling. Audible and Pottermore Publishing are bringing the beloved Hogwarts Library book to audio for the first time, performed by an all-star cast of Potter acting alums. (Audible via AP)
February 26, 2020 - 8:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jude Law, Warwick Davis and Evanna Lynch are among the readers in an all-star recording of J.K. Rowling's “The Tales of Beedle the Bard," the first time her Harry Potter spinoff has been available as an audiobook. Audible, the audiobook producer and distributor, announced Wednesday...
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January 14, 2020 - 1:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The audio book company Audible, Inc. and the publishing houses that had sued it for copyright infringement have agreed to a settlement. In a letter filed this week in federal court in New York, Audible's attorneys, writing on behalf of both sides, announced that “the parties have...
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January 07, 2020 - 1:13 pm
Apple Book charts for week ending January 5, 2020: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. The Wives by Tarryn Fisher - 9781488054358 - (Graydon House Books) 2. The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski - 9780316055086 - (Orbit) 3. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen -...
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January 07, 2020 - 1:10 pm
The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store for week ending January 5, 2020: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 5. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 6. TouchRetouch, Adva-Soft 7. Geometry Dash...
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