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Bryan Cranston channels Walter White for teen's 'promposal'

Bryan Cranston arrives at the 71st Golden Globe

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Attention "Breaking Bad" fans: Walter White is back. Well, sort of.

Bryan Cranston, who is currently starring in the Broadway play "All the Way," recently channeled the infamous character to help a fan who was looking to land the perfect prom date.

High school student Stefan Montana caught up with the actor outside the show and asked whether Cranston would film a quick video to ask his...

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Nick Frost, in 'Cuban Fury,' embraces his girth with comedy and confidence

Nick Frost in "Cuban Fury."

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In movie jargon, the villain is called the "heavy." These days, however, that term applies more and more to the hero.

"Cuban Fury," released Friday, stars Nick Frost as an overweight man whose secret passion is salsa-dancing. Its comedic potential comes built-in thanks to Frost, a British actor who stands five-foot-seven-inches and weighs what looks like 250 pounds or more. If the film sounds...

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'Lindsay' recap: Lohan's retail therapy highlights potential addiction to stuff

Lindsay Lohan attends Z100's Jingle Ball Friday, Dec.

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Lindsay Lohan has a problem. And it's not one the tabloids have grabbed onto in the past.

I'm no doctor, but a quick schooling via five episodes of "Lindsay" leaves a pretty clear sense that she's a shopaholic.

Early in Sunday's episode, Lohan sells clothing at a consignment store. And then she starts looking around, oh-my-god-ing about an Alaia black trench, getting giddy over a Saint...

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Must-see movies for 2014: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and more

A scene from the trailer for Marvel's "Guardians

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Legos, wormholes, new superheroes and old musicals are on the movie schedule for 2014, which so far looks like a fairly entertaining grabbag. Sequels run the gamut from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" to "Dumb and Dumber To," while a genre that seemed long dead -- think robes and sandals -- is suddenly very much alive. And speaking of throwbacks, 2014 may mark the first time in years that...

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WWE's greatest entrance themes square off on DVD

Professional wrestler Curtis 'Fandango' Hussey, left, and WWE

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Nothing tends to get wrestling fans riled up like a list ranking the greatest [insert just about anything wrestling related here] in history.

But, because few things are more subjective than music, WWE’s new DVD release, “Signature Sounds: The Music of The WWE DVD” provides a fun 70 minutes of entertainment and history, with relatively few reasons to throw something at your television.


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'Frozen' is the highest-grossing animated film of all time, report says

A 4-year-old girl named Ella loved the Disney

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The Disney film is now the highest-grossing animated film of all time, according to The Hollywood Reporter, having earned $1.072 billion worldwide.

That total surpasses the previous record-holder, Disney-Pixar's "Toy Story 3," which earned $1.063 billion worldwide.

"Frozen" broke the record over the weekend thanks partly to a good run in Japan, where it took in $50.5 million. It is the...

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'Lindsay' recap: Sobriety, Oprah Winfrey and parking tickets

Lindsay Lohan at a news conference at the

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Toward the end of Sunday's "Lindsay," the actress has a cocktail of Valium, Fentanyl and Propofol. At her dentist's office.

The show is so slow, though, there's a sense a producer might have sneaked into Lohan's bedroom at night to chip the veneer that resulted in an early morning appointment (and the anesthesia Lohan says she needs because of her fear of dental work). The sequence was certainly...

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Jennifer Nettles retains best of Sugarland on ‘That Girl’ journey

Jennifer Nettles arrives at the Billboard Music Awards

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Yoga mats for sale at a country music show?

Not your standard memorabilia-table swag, but Sugarland was never your standard Music Row act. The yoga mat was the second-biggest thing I remember about the group’s PNC Bank Arts Center show I went to in 2010.

The first was near the end of Sugarland’s set, when Jennifer Nettles pointed to a group of men sporting western wear that leaned more...

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'Under the Skin' soundtrack now streaming

Scarlett Johansson, seen attending the London film premiere

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Scarlett Johansson is the most recognizable face in the new science-fiction film "Under the Skin," about an alluring alien who preys on Earthling males, but the movie's other star is its soundtrack.

Composed by Mica Levi, leader of the indie-rock band Micachu and the Shapes, the soundtrack for "Under The Skin" is a rarity in movies these days. It's extremely distinctive, made mostly of sawing...

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New 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailer

A scene from the second trailer for "X-Men:

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The second “official” trailer for the upcoming “X-Men” movie has been released, offering glimpses of franchises favorites such as Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellan and Jennifer Lawrence, along with newcomer Peter Dinklage as scientist Bolivar Trask.

“You have to go into the past,” says Ian McKellan as Magneto, but the new trailer skimps on the period details (aside from the wide lapels of James McAvoy's...

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