Kingsport Times News Thursday, July 31, 2014
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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' tops box office as 'Boyhood' shines

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' tops box office as 'Boyhood' shines

July 14th, 2014 8:36 am by By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

LOS ANGELES — It took a set of evolved primates to end the dominance of colossal transforming robots at the box office.

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Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that killed fellow comedian

Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that killed fellow comedian

July 12th, 2014 2:00 am by Associated Press

Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over the highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian. The lawsuit claims Wal-Mart was negligent when a driver of one of its tractor-trailers rammed into Morgan's limousine van.

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Tourist's fingertips severed on Disney ride, officials say

Tourist's fingertips severed on Disney ride, officials say

July 11th, 2014 8:00 pm by By Desiree Stennett and Sandra Pedicini, Orlando Sentinel (MCT)

A tourist from the United Kingdom was hospitalized Thursday morning after an accident on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney's Magic Kingdom.

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Here comes the fun! Kingsport's annual summer festival kicks off today

Here comes the fun! Kingsport's annual summer festival kicks off today

July 11th, 2014 12:20 am by LURAH LOWERY

Celebrate Fun in the Sun and Under the Stars at the 34th annual Fun Fest by participating in numerous activities and attending concerts throughout the city of Kingsport beginning today through July 19.

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Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site

Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site

July 10th, 2014 9:17 pm by Associated Press

The 52-year-old country star remains one of music's top-selling artists, with 134 million albums sold, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

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'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

July 10th, 2014 1:50 pm by LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer

The sprawling and bloodthirsty saga "Game of Thrones," defying the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for such fantasy fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama series.

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Review: 'Boyhood' is simple story, stunningly told

Review: 'Boyhood' is simple story, stunningly told

July 9th, 2014 8:00 pm by JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer

Early in "Boyhood," Richard Linklater's bracingly original, utterly enthralling new film about the passage of time through the lens of one boy's life, we find our characters at a real Houston Astros game.

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Hollywood's summer lacking in swagger

Hollywood's summer lacking in swagger

July 9th, 2014 7:18 pm by JAKE COYLE, Associated Press

Summer is the season for mega-budget, chest-thumping, globe-trotting monstrosities. But this season's blockbuster output has been curiously low on the summer's stock in trade: bigness.

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Visitors wait 5 hours for Harry Potter ride

Visitors wait 5 hours for Harry Potter ride

July 9th, 2014 3:39 pm by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

For a second day in a row, visitors waited up to five hours to get on the ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, located in the new Diagon Alley section of Universal Studios.

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