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50 Years Of ‘Star Trek’

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How Big-Budget Movies Flop

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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

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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

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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

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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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Your Horoscopes - Week of September 13, 2011

  • Aries

    Aries | March 21 to April 19

    The gods do indeed enjoy playing games with our lives—tempting us with power and driving us mad with hubris—but you they just enjoy seeing hit in the balls.
  • Taurus

    Taurus | April 20 to May 20

    You'll suffer from a continuing inability to enjoy anything but the company of friends and family, the satisfaction of a job well done, and the knowledge that you have lived a life of dignity.
  • Gemini

    Gemini | May 21 to June 20

    You'll finally find a man who loves you for who you are, but unfortunately he's every bit as miserable as you might expect.
  • Cancer

    Cancer | June 21 to July 22

    If you had just one piece of wisdom to impart to future generations, it would probably be unspeakably filthy.
  • Leo

    Leo | July 23 to Aug. 22

    This is a time of great uncertainty for you, but that doesn't mean the odds of drawing to an inside straight will improve at all.
  • Virgo

    Virgo | Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

    You're not the kind of person who lets your physical handicaps stop you, but that's because you prey on people with even fewer limbs than yourself, you sick bastard.
  • Libra

    Libra | Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

    Artistic expression has never been your strength, so it's frankly mystifying when the National Gallery puts your margin doodles on display just to trash them.
  • Scorpio

    Scorpio | Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

    Sometimes it's good to just sit back and watch the universe unfolding. But other times, such as next Tuesday, it's good to stop baby carriages from rolling in front of buses.
  • Sagittarius

    Sagittarius | Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

    Due to your optimism, your death next week with come as a big surprise; however, due to your devout Christianity, what comes after will be a terrible shock.
  • Capricorn

    Capricorn | Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

    A hot bowl of soup and a good night's sleep can cure many ills, it's true, but you might want to consider the possibility that you have the world's worst oncologist.
  • Aquarius

    Aquarius | Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

    Unfortunately for your dream of having multiple gorgeous sex partners, attitudes toward sex will become much more open-minded just as attitudes toward nutrition and personal hygiene go right down the tubes.
  • Pisces

    Pisces | Feb. 19 to March 20

    This is a great time for romance in the workplace, if you're the sort of idiot who thinks that's even close to a good idea.

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