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A Hollywood-Inspired Reading List

Books form the basis of countless Hollywood films, and you’ll have no shortage of big screen adaptations to choose from during this year’s Oscar season and throughout 2015.


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Spirits Move “Ouija” To Top Of Box Office

The spirits moved “Ouija” to the top of the box office, with the board-game adaption leading the weekend with a $20 million debut, according to estimates on Sunday.


Director David Ayer, actors Michael Pena, Brad Pitt and Logan Lerman attend the press conference for "Fury" during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at The Corinthia Hotel on October 19, 2014 in London, England. (credit: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

“Fury” Blasts “Gone Girl” At Box Office

Brad Pitt’s bloody World War II drama “Fury” blew past “Gone Girl” at theaters this weekend, capturing $23.5 million in ticket sales during its debut at the box office.


Actress Elizabeth Pena arrives at the 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards in a tent on the beach on February 26, 2005 in Santa Monica. California. (credit: Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Actress Elizabeth Pena Dies At 55

Elizabeth Pena, the versatile actress who shifted between dramatic roles in such films as “Lone Star” and comedic parts in TV shows like “Modern Family,” has died.


Despite his womanizing ways on television’s “How I Met Your Mother,” Neil Patrick Harris came out in November 2006. “I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest,” he said. Harris and partner David Burtka have twins, one boy and one girl. (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Neil Patrick Harris To Host Oscars In 2015

Neil Patrick Harris is going for an awards-show trifecta, set to host the 2015 Oscars after four hosting stints at Broadway’s Tony Awards and two at TV’s Primetime Emmy Awards.


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Trending: Movies Recreated With Legos

A 15-year-old recreated memorable, moving scenes from more than a dozen famous films all out of Legos.


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“Gone Girl” Retains Box Office Crown

The thriller starring Ben Affleck as a man whose wife goes missing is poised to top the box office for a second week with $26.8 million in ticket sales, according to estimates.


Nominee for Best Pop Vocal Album for "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke and actress Paula Patton arrive on the red carpet for the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, January 26, 2014. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Paula Patton Files For Divorce From Robin Thicke

Paula Patton has filed for divorce from Robin Thicke and is asking for joint custody of their son.


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“Gone Girl” Beats “Annabelle” At Box Office

“Gone Girl,” the Ben Afflect thriller about a man whose wife goes missing, overcame the possessed doll horror movie “Annabelle” with a $38 million debut.


Actor Denzel Washington attends the New York premiere of "The Equalizer" at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on September 22, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

“The Equalizer” Debuts With $35 Million

Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller “The Equalizer” to a $35 million debut at the box office, according to studio estimates released on Sunday.


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FAA Expected To Approve Drones In Filmmaking

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones.


Actor Blake Cooper and actor and recording artist Jacob Latimore attend a screening of "The Maze Runner" at Regal Atlantic Station on September 19, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (credit: Ben Rose/Getty Images for Allied-THA)

“The Maze Runner” Tops Box Office

The young adult adaptation “The Maze Runner” raced to the top of the box office this weekend with $32.5 million, giving the budding franchise a quick start out of the gate.