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Chris Columbus game for action movie Pixels'

Chris Columbus game for action movie Pixels'

July 24th, 2015 3:00 pm by By Rick Bentley, The Fresno Bee (TNS)

Columbus needed some video game schooling to pull off full versions of Centipede, Pac-Man and other arcade classics, plus a final battle that has so many different video game characters that he gave up trying to count them.

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Electronic Sports League to begin random drug tests

Electronic Sports League to begin random drug tests

July 24th, 2015 2:00 pm by DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer

The Electronic Sports League said Thursday it will begin randomly drug testing players at its competitive video game tournaments.

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Charli XCX: I like painting pictures into other people's brains'

Charli XCX: I like painting pictures into other people's brains'

July 24th, 2015 1:00 pm by By Paul De Barros, The Seattle Times (TNS)

An unapologetic popster, she said in a phone interview earlier this month that her inspirations were Britney Spears and the Spice Girls. She has no patience with critics who disparage those artists.

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Review: Ashley Monroe's 'The Blade' is sharp

Review: Ashley Monroe's 'The Blade' is sharp

July 24th, 2015 12:00 pm by MICHAEL McCALL, Associated Press

Monroe's 2013 album topped several critics' lists, including The New York Times and Rolling Stone, as the best country album of the year. Watch for "The Blade" to appear near the top of the same lists again in 2015.

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YouTube creators looking elsewhere for money

YouTube creators looking elsewhere for money

July 24th, 2015 11:00 am by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer

YouTubers and companies that manage them are hunting for new ways to make money from the audiences they've built on the platform. That will be a big topic of conversation at VidCon

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Paper Towns' unfolds into a solid high school movie

Paper Towns' unfolds into a solid high school movie

July 24th, 2015 9:48 am by By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Like a good prom date, a good high school movie just needs to keep you entertained and out of trouble for a couple hours. A great high school movie - "The Breakfast Club," "Boyz n the Hood" - will linger in your mind well into adulthood.

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Free Ride - Kingsport to celebrate National Carousel Day

Free Ride - Kingsport to celebrate National Carousel Day

July 23rd, 2015 8:30 pm by Matthew Lane

The Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport are celebrating National Carousel Day on Saturday by letting everyone ride the city's new carousel for free all day long.

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Jamaica's OMI cartwheels to top of charts with 'Cheerleader'

Jamaica's OMI cartwheels to top of charts with 'Cheerleader'

July 23rd, 2015 3:00 pm by NICOLE EVATT, Associated Press

Jamaican singer OMI may seem like an overnight success, but his chart-topping summer hit, "Cheerleader," has been years in the making.

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Newest Barter production is a comical play within a play

Newest Barter production is a comical play within a play

July 23rd, 2015 2:30 pm by Kathleen Bundy

"The Understudy" is a hysterically insightful comedy which seeks to pull back the curtain and look a little too closely at what goes on backstage to make a Broadway play come to life.

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Chris Brown confused about why he's stuck in Philippines

Chris Brown confused about why he's stuck in Philippines

July 23rd, 2015 2:00 pm by TERESA CEROJANO, Associated Press

In videos posted on Instagram, Brown clowns around, asking, "Can somebody please tell me what the (expletive) is going on?"

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