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September 25, 2018 9:00 PM PG proves profitable for horror’s Eli Roth, director of The House With a Clock in Its Walls

“The main thing he said was, ‘Don’t be afraid to make it scary. Kids love to be scared,’” Roth said. “Amblin is using this movie to really relaunch the brand to make it what it was in the ’80s. For me, it was a huge honour. Those Amblin movies were so important to me. I wanted this to have my sense of humour and my personality but feel like you could 5

September 23, 2018 10:06 PM Tiger Woods captures PGA Tour Championship

It felt like a coronation coming down the 18th green, his second shot to the par 5 safely in a bunker in front of the green. The crowd came through the ropes and walked behind him, similar to when he won the Western Open in 1997 for the first dose of Tigermania. One year ago, Woods was still waiting for his lower back to fuse and wasn’t sure he could 9

September 19, 2018 6:14 PM Editor of the New York Review of Books is out amid outrage over Ghomeshi’s #MeToo essay

The editor of the New York Review of Books is out at the magazine, days after the publication published a controversial essay by former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi. A spokesperson at the review, who would not give her name, confirmed Wednesday afternoon Ian Buruma is no longer editor. It was not immediately clear whether he had been fired or had resigned 7

September 17, 2018 5:45 PM Salesforce billionaire Benioff to buy Time magazine, boosting influence

Marc Benioff, the billionaire co-founder of software maker Salesforce.com Inc., is making a play to project his influence far beyond Silicon Valley with the purchase of Time magazine. The 53-year-old entrepreneur and his wife, Lynne, agreed to pay $190 million in cash to Meredith Corp. for the venerable but struggling print publication, stoking comparisons 10

August 29, 2018 4:15 PM Cate Blanchett urges UN to act on Rohingya Muslim refugees

Blanchett, who visited refugee camps in Bangladesh in March, recounted stories that were told to her and said it was important to recall that last year wasn’t the first attack on the Rohingya. In 1978, she said, Gul Zahar told her she was a young woman among 200,000 Rohingya refugees who streamed into Bangladesh “fleeing brutality and widespread abuse 10

August 28, 2018 3:39 PM Donald Trump accuses Google of showing only ‘Fake News Media’ in search results

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump promised Tuesday to address what he says is the “very serious situation” of social media companies “suppressing” conservative voices and “hiding information” and good news. Trump recently has made similar complaints about the issue, which has been making the rounds in conservative media. But on Tuesday he targeted 23

August 23, 2018 2:31 AM Q&A John Cho: On extreme close-ups, live-streamed funerals and Star Trek

Maybe a little too close as Cho, 46, is depicted mostly from the vantage point of a computer webcam as he plays a father who frantically works the keyboard, diving into his daughter’s social media network after she mysteriously disappears. “It was strange, essentially shooting without looking at a human face,” he says. “I found it very uncomfortable 16

August 7, 2018 6:26 PM ‘Brady Bunch’ house sold to HGTV for home improvement show

“I’m excited to share that HGTV is the winning bidder and will restore the Brady Bunch home to its 1970s glory as only HGTV can,” Discovery chief executive officer David Zaslav said on a conference call Tuesday. “More detail to come over the next few months, but we’ll bring all the resources to bear to tell safe, fun stories with this beloved piece of American 16

July 20, 2018 9:12 PM 'Jeopardy!' winner gets probation for sneaking into emails

ADRIAN, Mich. — A seven-time “Jeopardy!” winner who taught history at a Michigan college was put on probation Friday for going into the email accounts of professors, administrators and students. “I am sorry for all the pain I have caused,” said Stephanie Jass, 48, who must return to court after serving a year of probation for unauthorized computer access 13

July 18, 2018 7:02 PM A man gave a stranger a ride — then found out he was a convicted murderer who escaped prison

JACKSON, MISS.—The publisher of a weekly newspaper in south Mississippi says he unwittingly gave a car ride to a convicted murderer who had just escaped from a state prison near his home. Russell Turner of Greene County Herald said Tuesday that he went home around midday July 5 and a “winded and flustered” stranger was sitting on the steps outside his house 17