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How Movies Receive Their Ratings

Many Americans use the MPAA’s formalized rating system as a guide for which films to see. The Onion provides a step-by-step view into how these ratings are chosen:

‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ Turns 90

Winnie-The-Pooh, the A.A. Milne series featuring a stuffed bear and his toy animal friends, debuted 90 years ago this week. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s nearly century-long run:

50 Years Of ‘Star Trek’

Star Trek, the science-fiction show about the crew of the starship Enterprise, premiered 50 years ago today on NBC, spawning a cult following and decades of spin-offs. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s 50-year history

How Big-Budget Movies Flop

Despite the recent box-office failures of Exodus, Ben-Hur, and Gods Of Egypt, studios continue to fund big-budget movies they hope will achieve blockbuster success. The Onion provides a step-by-step breakdown of how one of these movies becomes a flop:

Your Horoscopes — Week Of August 30, 2016

ARIES: Sometimes in life, you just need to stop whatever it is you’re doing and take a step back. Actually, maybe it’s two steps back. Yeah, that’s good. Keep going. The stars will let you know when you’re far enough.

‘Rugrats’ Turns 25

This August marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Rugrats, the beloved Nickelodeon cartoon about intrepid baby Tommy Pickles and his group of toddler friends. Here are some milestones from the show’s nine-season run

Your Horoscopes — Week Of August 9, 2016

ARIES: Your life’s story will soon play out in front of movie theater audiences across the country, though it’ll only last about 30 seconds and advertise free soft drink refills in the main lobby.

Director Has Clear Vision Of How Studio Will Destroy Movie

LOS ANGELES—Saying he can already picture exactly what the finished cut will look like on the big screen, Hollywood film director Paul Stanton told reporters Wednesday he has a clear vision of how studio executives will totally destroy his upcoming movie.

Your Horoscopes — Week Of June 14, 2016

ARIES: Once the laughter dies down, the party favors are put away, and the monkeys led back inside their cages, you’ll finally be given a chance to explain your side of the story.

Lost Jack London Manuscript, ‘The Doggy,’ Found

RYE, NY—Workers inventorying the estate of a recently deceased Westchester County art dealer earlier this month reportedly stumbled upon a draft of a previously unknown Jack London novel titled The Doggy, and the work is already being hailed by many within the literary world as a masterpiece.

Guide To The Characters Of ‘The Force Awakens’

The highly anticipated seventh episode in the ‘Star Wars’ series, ‘The Force Awakens,’ which will be released December 18, will feature several returning characters as well as a host of new ones. Here is a guide to the characters of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’

Robert De Niro Stunned To Learn Of Man Who Can Quote ‘Goodfellas’

‘Bring Him To Me,’ Actor Demands

NEW YORK—Immediately halting production on his latest project after hearing of the incredible talent, legendary actor Robert De Niro was reportedly stunned to learn Wednesday that Bayonne, NJ resident Eric Sullivan, 33, can quote the critically acclaimed 1990 Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas at length.

Timeline Of The James Bond Series

This week marks the release of the 24th film in the James Bond franchise, Spectre, featuring Daniel Craig in his fourth appearance as the British secret agent. Here are some notable moments from the film series’s 53-year history
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Notable Celebrity Breakups

Here are some notable Hollywood breakups in recent years:

  • Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: In 2012, the highly publicized relationship ended in divorce, which the couple decided to handle amicably for the sake of their thetans
  • Emma Watson and Christopher Lloyd: A longtime poster couple for stable celebrity marriages, fans were shocked when the pair suddenly called it quits in late 2013
  • Heidi Klum and Seal: Klum told tabloids she could no longer handle Seal’s constant, rage-filled outbursts over how in a world full of people only some want to fly
  • Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson: Just give it some time—the cracks are beginning to show
  • Hellboy and Selma Blair: The 41-year-old actress’s touching love affair with the red-skinned demon-hero was captured in the documentaries Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, though the pair have not been seen together in public since 2008
  • Robert Blake and Bonny Lee Bakley: The former Baretta star ended his marriage in 2001
  • Steven Spielberg and E.T.: Resulting in one of Hollywood’s most expensive divorces, the famed director was unable to sustain his steamy on-set romance in the months after shooting wrapped
  • Vivica A. Fox and Me: Best known for her roles in Kill Bill and Independence Day, the stunning 49-year-old actress rocked the news-infographic writer community when she chose to abandon me and the life we had built in Indianapolis for a more glamorous one in Hollywood
  • Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams: They just wanted to date other people. Get a fucking life.

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