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Hemsworth brothers, Meryl Streep, take on 'Charlie bit my finger'

Jimmy Kimmel brings Hemsworth brothers, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks together in "Charlie bit my finger" sketch.

Looking back at 'The Bible': Why the miniseries was successful, and where it has led

Both "Son of God" and "A.D." are products of the success of "The Bible," which covered Genesis to Revelation in 10 hourlong episodes and dramatized several Bible stories. Read more »

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APNewsBreak: Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern... Read more »

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Utah's Stars concert to benefit Elizabeth Smart Foundation

Carl W. Bacon, a creator of Provo's Stadium of Fire, has teamed up Karl Engemann, former manager for The Osmonds, and others to produce a night of entertainment titled “Utah’s Stars &... Read more »

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'Kirby and the Rainbow Curse' is unique, challenging

A charming claymation look and fun touchscreen controls make otherwise trite platforming elements feel fresh again in Kirby's latest adventure on the Wii U. Read more »

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How well do you know the greatest poets in history?

High school student, accomplished writer and literature aficionado Spencer Sanders wrote an epic poem, "A Poetic Parody on Plagiarism," that will test your knowledge of the most legendary and most... Read more »

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Ohio veteran who rescued orphans in Korean War dies at 97

A retired Air Force colonel who helped rescue hundreds of orphans in the Korean War and whose exploits inspired a movie starring Rock Hudson has died in Ohio. Dean Hess was 97. Read more »

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Harrison Ford hurt after vintage plane crashes, source says

Harrison Ford was hurt Thursday after his vintage plane crashed on a golf course in Venice on the west side of Los Angeles, a source said. Read more »

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'He's not really dead, as long as we remember him'

The passing of the great actor Leonard Nimoy calls to mind his indelible performance in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," which contains arguably the most moving death scene ever committed to film. Read more »

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Doug's Take: Doug's take: 'The Lazarus Effect' is a cheap horror flick

Instead of delivering a respectable little thriller, "The Lazarus Effect" turns into a cheap horror flick. Read more »

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'Timbuktu' offers unique perspective on jihad

A comparatively simple story may keep “Timbuktu” from reaching all-time status in films of its type, but it's still a film worth seeing. It was nominated for a Best Foreign Language... Read more »

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British vets carry 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” wouldn’t work without its great cast. It’s an ensemble piece that tries to cram half a dozen storylines into two hours, and the... Read more »

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Latest Hunger Games movie is on Blu-ray, DVD this week

Last year’s biggest hit, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1," comes to home video this week, along with Oscar nominee “Foxcatcher.” Read more »

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Five for Families: 'Penguins of Madagascar' teaches love, doing the right thing

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News Features Department and Ok.com. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger... Read more »

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Examples of what great musicals can be

A collection of four classic musicals filled with memorable songs, clever choreography and hilarious comedy has been released this week on Blu-ray. Read more »

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Former BYU pitcher and Utah resident Jeremy Guthrie takes 'Sneakerheadz' mainstream

Jeremy Guthrie strode to the table with a television camera trained on him, settling down behind a pair of microphones. His voice clear and his words concise, Guthrie announced in a mock news... Read more »

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Music students and teachers rally in response to STEM bill

The West Lake Wind Symphony performs at a Utah Music Educators Association rally in response to HB 203 at the Capitol in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Read more »

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More than just Spock: 8 non-Star Trek movies/TV shows to remember Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy was no one-trick pony. Here are eight of his most memorable movies and TV shows outside of "Star Trek." Read more »

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Game Developers Conference offers creators a sporting chance

With tens of millions of gamers now regularly spectating video games online and in real-world arenas, game developers looking to create the next "StarCraft" or "League of Legends" might learn a few... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Live from Beijing, it’s ‘Saturday Night’? China wants its own version of ‘SNL’

It’s hard to imagine a Chinese version of “Saturday Night Live” — could mainland censors really abide sharp satires of President Xi Jinping or private-parts-in-a-box... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Ellie's Bookshelf: An impossibly exciting race

Ellie De Groote reviews how Chad Morris finishes his Cragbridge Hall trilogy with "The Impossible Race," an exciting book that is a lot of fun. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Television's 'Judge Judy' staying in session

Daytime television's most popular personality, "Judge Judy" Sheindlin, has extended her contract for three years and plans to keep her court in session into 2020. Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Mentor to Brandon Mull, James Dashner chose morality, LDS Church over mafia

David Farland overcame a rough childhood to become a writer, a mentor to some of the most well-known authors in the world and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million

Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" disrobed "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once... Read more »

March 1, 2015

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Book review: 'The Healer' merges Welsh legends, spiritual gifts in speculative novel

"The Healer" by Gregg Luke delves into Welsh legends as Christian Pendragon becomes a part of one when he is given an ancient relic and the ability to heal. It's a story of faith, history, medicine... Read more »

March 1, 2015

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5 recent novels based on narratives found within familiar Old Testament stories

These five books, including ones from authors with local ties and local publishers, share a novelization of an Old Testament story and a historical perspective. Read more »

March 1, 2015

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