Steven Spielberg's "The BFG," which debuted last month at Cannes and comes to theaters July 1, is an appropriately big adaptation of a characteristically strange Roald Dahl story, first published in 1982, about an orphan girl (played by the very-Dahlish sounding Ruby Barnhill) scooped up and taken away in the dead of night by a big friendly giant.
A prominent Lebanese journalist who hosted a talk show on Egypt's private ONTV critical of the government of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi arrived in Beirut on Tuesday after authorities in Cairo briefly detained her and then deported her, her lawyer said.
July 3: Jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain is 86. Actor Michael Cole ("The Mod Squad") is 76. Singer Judith Durham of The Seekers is 73. Actor Kurtwood Smith ("That 70s Show") is 73. Country singer Johnny Lee is 70. Writer Dave Barry is 69. Actress Betty Buckley is 69. Guitarist-singer Paul Barrere of Little Feat is 68. Talk-show host Montel Williams is 60. Country singer Aaron Tippin is 58. Actor Tom Cruise is 54. Actor Thomas Gibson is 54. Actress Hunter Tylo is 54. Actress Connie Nielsen is 52. Actress Yeardley Smith ("The Simpsons") is 52. TV chef Sandra Lee is 50. Singer Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler of Digable Planets is 47. Keyboardist-guitarist Kevin Hearn of Barenaked Ladies is 47. Actress-singer Audra McDonald is 46. Country singer Trent Tomlinson is 41. Singer Tonia Tash of Divine is 37. Actress Olivia Munn is 36. Singer Elle King is 27. Actor Grant Rosenmeyer ("Oliver Beene") is 25. Actress Kelsey Batelaan ("Nip/Tuck") is 21.
Troy Tulowitzki's return to Colorado got off to a rousing start with a warm welcome from the crowd. Even though he had a quiet night at the plate the former Rockies star said he will long remember the reception from the fans.
Egyptian authorities on Monday detained and deported a famous TV host whose program had been critical of the government's policies, including its crackdown on freedom of speech, her lawyer and officials said.
A former lieutenant under the brutal dictator Augusto Pinochet is liable for the torture and killing of a famed Chilean folk singer whose family had been seeking justice for more than 40 years, a federal jury in Florida ruled Monday.
A former Pittsburgh Steeler-turned-artist faces 30 counts of criminal mischief after police say he painted graffiti along high-profile locations in Pittsburgh including a riverfront trail system and a bridge.
On what would have been Tupac Shakur's 45th birthday, a teaser trailer for the upcoming "All Eyez On Me" film was released online. It chronicles the life of the rapper, portrayed by Demetrius Shipp Jr.
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All Eyez On Me teaser trailer
Mono movie trailer (warning: coarse language)
Finding Dory movie clip: Jewel of Morro Bay, California
Tunes and Balloons highlights from 2012 Cherry Blossom Festival