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James and Dave Franco tell one of Hollywood's weirdest stories in 'The Disaster Artist'

Justina Mintz
| Before it became a cult classic, "The Room" was a spectacular flop — maybe the best "so bad it's good" movie of all time.

7 things to do this weekend in SoCal

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Some events to check out include a Scandinavian Christmas celebration, a rumba dance party, a tamale food festival and the LA Auto Show.

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Jim Nabors, who played affable klutz Gomer Pyle, dies at 87

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The actor and singer starred as Pyle for years — first in The Andy Griffith Show, then in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Nabors parlayed the stardom of the beloved goof into a long career on stage, TV and film.

Russell Simmons steps down from companies amid allegation

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Screenwriter Jenny Lumet described a "circa 1991" incident in which she says the Def Jam Records founder offered her a ride home following a social gathering but instead took her to his New York apartment against her will and had sex with her.

Christopher Nolan didn't want 'Dunkirk' to compete with 'Saving Private Ryan'

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The WWII movie is based on the true story of the Battle of Dunkirk, when British, Belgian and French forces were surrounded on an open beach by the German Army in 1940.

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New help line aims to combat sexual harassment in Hollywood

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The non-profit group and the William Morris/Endeavor talent agency are launching a telephone help line for industry workers looking for legal and emotional support.

Artifacts from King Tut's tomb are coming to LA

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The California Science Center says the exhibit, which represents the largest collection of artifacts and gold from Tutankhamun's tomb ever to go on public display outside of Egypt, will be on view in L.A. for 10 months.

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Mary Harron says 'American Psycho' led her to 'Alias Grace'

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The director often gets scripts about murderers but this one, about a real-life Irish immigrant who was convicted of killing her employer, stood out.

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Jay-Z leads Grammy noms with 8 as rap, R&B take center stage

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Jay-Z's nominations include album, song and record of the year. Bruno Mars is also nominated for the big three, while Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino are also up for major awards.

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