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7 things to do this weekend in SoCal

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| Our list includes a light saber battle, a "Home Alone" pajama party, a sledding hill with real snow, and the annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.

'Coco': An authentic experience on both sides of the border

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Journalist Daniel Hernandez saw the film in Mexico City and L.A. and he says Pixar has pulled off a remarkable feat of bicultural expression.

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Disney buys most of Murdoch's 21st Century Fox

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Rupert Murdoch keeps Fox News and Fox TV but sells off other entertainment assets in the face of digital competitors and dynastic tensions.

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'A Fantastic Woman' star hopes it generates empathy toward trans people

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Directed and co-written by filmmaker Sebastián Lelio, the story follows Vega as Marina, a trans singer who is in a loving relationship with an older man named Orlando.

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What do the SAG nominations mean for Oscars and #MeToo?

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Awards season is usually the time for Hollywood to celebrate itself. This year, its also a reflection of increased scrutiny on the industry's treatment of women.

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PBS suspends distribution of Tavis Smiley show for misconduct

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PBS said Wednesday it has indefinitely suspended distribution of Tavis Smiley's talk show after an independent investigation uncovered "multiple, credible allegations" of misconduct by its host.

'The Goonies,' 'Titanic' added to National Film Registry

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A band of misfits known as the Goonies, a sinking ship, some baseball ghosts and the unrelenting New York cop John McClane are being added to the prestigious National Film Registry.

'Three Billboards' tops SAG noms, 'Big Sick' bounces back

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"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" has landed a leading four Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, including best ensemble.

Judd Apatow wants to know if he can still do stand-up comedy

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Judd Apatow started out in stand-up, but ultimately found success in movies and TV. Now he's back onstage in a new comedy special, "The Return."

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