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Spider-Man comic page sells for record $3.36 million

DALLAS (AP) — A single page of artwork from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book sold at auction Thursday for a record $3.36 million. Mike Zeck’s artwork for page 25 from Marvel Comics’ “Secret Wars No. 8” brings the first appearance of Spidey’s black suit. The symbiote suit would eventually lead to the emergence of the…

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George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy honored by Producer’s Guild

LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy, stewards of the Star Wars universe and numerous other notable motion pictures, are being honored by the Producers Guild of America for their contributions to the film industry. The PGA said Friday that Lucas and Kennedy will receive the Milestone Award at the Producers Guild…

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Film armorer blames ammo supplier in deadly ‘Rust’ shooting

MORGAN LEE Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new lawsuit accused an ammunition supplier Wednesday of creating dangerous conditions on a movie set where a gun held by actor Alec Baldwin killed a cinematographer, by including live ammunition in a box that was supposed to include only dummy rounds. The lawsuit was filed…

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Nude baby refiles dismissed lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who as a 4-month-old appeared nude on the 1991 cover of Nirvana’s album “Nevermind” on Thursday filed a new version of his lawsuit alleging the image is child pornography. Federal Judge Fernando M. Olguin had dismissed Spencer Elden’s lawsuit on Jan. 4 after a missed deadline, but gave him…

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‘Jeopardy!’ champ’s parents sue hospital after his death

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The parents of a five-time champion on the game show “Jeopardy!” are accusing a Las Vegas-area hospital where he underwent abdominal surgery of causing his death in February 2021. Brayden Smith, who died at 24, was one of the last “Jeopardy!” contestants to appear with host Alex Trebek before Trebek died…

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Review: Time to bid goodbye to ‘Hotel Transylvania’

LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer Here are some good things about the fourth Hotel Transylvania movie: Kathryn Hahn, who is as evocative a voice actor as she is in live action; The monster sidekicks voiced by David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Steve Buscemi and Brad Abrell; A joke about a single marshmallow (really); The revelation that…

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Shedd Aquarium announces $500 million project over 8 years

CHICAGO (AP) — The Shedd Aquarium is investing $500 million over eight years leading to its 100th anniversary in 2030 to update galleries, improve animal habitats and make other improvements. The third-largest aquarium in the world with more than 1,100 species drawing nearly 1.9 million visitors each year said the project will transform its mission…

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Do you remember when… John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil, the US and Vatican established diplomatic relations, and more in ‘Today in History’

The Associated Pres Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2022. There are 355 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 10, 2002, Marines began flying hundreds of al-Qaida prisoners in Afghanistan to a U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. On this date: In 1776, Thomas…

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Baldwin: It’s ‘a lie’ that he’s not helping shooting probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin said Saturday that any suggestion he’s not complying with the investigation into last fall’s deadly shooting on a New Mexico film set is a lie. At issue is a search warrant for Baldwin’s cellphone, which authorities hope can provide information helpful in the probe. Baldwin was holding a revolver…

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