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Oscars to celebrate ‘Godfather,’ ‘Bond’ — and ‘Bruno’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Bond didn't get an Oscar nomination this year, but that doesn't mean he won't be part of the ceremony. It's the 60th anniversary of the first 007 movie, after all, and the 50th anniversary of "The Godfather." Those landmarks will be celebrated Sunday at the 94th Oscars. Producer Will Packer said Thursday that the theme is: Movie lovers unite. One major moment planned for the […]

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Bond and ‘Willy Wonka’ songwriter Leslie Bricusse dies at 90

LONDON (AP) — Oscar-winning British songwriter Leslie Bricusse, whose work includes James Bond themes and Willy Wonka's signature tune, has died. He was 90. Son Adam Bricusse said on Facebook that his father "passed away peacefully" on Tuesday. No cause of death was given. Born in London in 1931, Bricusse wrote lyrics for the Bond themes "Goldfinger" and "You Only Live Twice," with music by John Barry. Among his best-known […]

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Commander Craig: 007 star made honorary Royal Navy officer

LONDON (AP) — James Bond star Daniel Craig has been made an honorary Commander in the Royal Navy. That's the same rank held by the fictional secret agent in Ian Fleming's spy thrillers. Craig was made an honorary naval officer ahead of the release of "No Time to Die," his fifth and likely final appearance as 007. First Sea Lord Tony Radakin, head of the Royal Navy, said Craig "is […]

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Amazon to buy MGM, studio behind James Bond and ‘Shark Tank’

NEW YORK (AP) — Online shopping giant Amazon is buying MGM, the movie and TV studio behind James Bond, "Legally Blonde" and "Shark Tank," with the hopes of filling its video streaming service with more stuff to watch. Amazon is paying $8.45 billion for MGM, making it the company's second-largest acquisition after buying grocer Whole Foods for nearly $14 billion in 2017. The deal is the latest in the media […]

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