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Black Woman Says Flight Attendant Didn’t Believe She Was a Doctor: ‘We Are Looking for Actual Physicians’

When a passenger lost consciousness on a recent Delta flight from Detroit to Minneapolis, physician Tamika Cross instinctively jumped into doctor mode. There was just one problem: A flight attendant allegedly refused to believe Cross was an actual MD. The Ob-Gyn at the University of Texas-Houston chronicled her experience on Sunday, October 9, in a […]

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Ewan McGregor Dishes on His Motivation to Direct ‘American Pastoral’: ‘Honestly, It Was My Wife’

At the Samuel Goldwyn Theater Thursday, Ewan McGregor revealed that it took 20 years for him to find the perfect vehicle to make his directorial debut with “American Pastoral.” Although he was attached as Seymour “Swede” Levov in the film for many years, he said that the idea of directing the feature wasn’t really a concrete thought until… […]

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Animated Short ‘Borrowed Time’ Makes Online Debut

Animated short “Borrowed Time,” the poignant tale of a sheriff haunted by memories of a tragic accident, is making its online debut on Vimeo today and will play for free on the streaming site for a limited time as one of Vimeo’s Staff Picks. It’s won several awards, including Best Animated Short at the St. Louis Film… […]

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Box Office: Ben Affleck’s ‘Accountant’ Nearly Doubles ‘Kevin Hart: What Now?’ on Thursday Night

Ben Affleck’s action-thriller “The Accountant” has tallied a solid $1.4 million in Thursday night preview showings. That easily topped Universal’s comedy-concert movie “Kevin Hart: What Now?” which opened with $739,000 at 2,054 screens on Thursday night showings that started at 7 p.m. The preview number for “The Accountant” came in above the 2014 figure for… […]

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American Express to Sponsor a ‘Today’ Show with Fewer Ads

After working to take some of the commercials out of its primetime and late-night shows, NBC wants to do something similar in the morning. The network said Friday it had extended a partnership with American Express in which the credit-card company will, next week, help to expand segments across three hours of its “Today” morning-show franchise,… […]

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How Laverne Cox Trained to Play Dr. Frank-N-Furter in ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

Time warped throughout the evening as both the cast and creative team of Fox’s “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again” greeted costumed fans, while also enjoying a drink or two during its Los Angeles premiere Thursday at the Roxy Theater in West Hollywood. Prior to the red carpet, West Hollywood Councilmember John J. Duran t0ok a moment to honor… […]

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