'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'Transformers' top weak summer box office

How to describe the 2014 summer movie season's performance? "It was the box-office equivalent of a roller-coaster ride," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior analyst for the global media measurement company Rentrak. "It was in the tough position of following the biggest summer of all time, which was 2013's." Read More...

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus won best actress in a comedy series at the 66th annual Primetime Emmys on Monday night, but she got even more than a gold statue. On her way to the stage, the actress was bombarded by "Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston, who grabbed Louis-Dreyfus and laid a big, long kiss on her.   Read More...
 
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Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. The diva closed the awards show with an epic nearly 20-minute performance. Tears streamed down her face as she was joined onstage by her beaming husband and daughter, amid the numerous rumors surrounding her marriage.   Read More...
 
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