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Today in entertainment history: May 11

A look back on some of the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Amazon takes aim at YouTube with new video service

The service, called Amazon Video Direct, will make the uploaded videos available to rent or own, to view free with ads, or be packaged together and offered as an add-on subscription.

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Report claiming bias in Facebook ‘trending’ topics sparks social media outcry

Facebook workers have often omitted conservative political stories from the website’s "trending" list, the technology news site Gizmodo said on Monday in a report that sparked widespread comment on social media.

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Andre the Giant biopic in the works

A film about the life of larger-than-life actor is in the works.

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The Rock plans Robin Williams ‘Jumanji’ tribute

The wrestler turned actor, 44, is set to star in a new version of the beloved 1995 film about a boy who gets trapped in a magical board game.

Irish rock star and activist Bono appears on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, before the Senate State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs subcommittee hearing on the causes and consequences of violent extremists, and the role of foreign assistance. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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Today in entertainment history: May 10

A look at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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For $200 you can learn how to eat like Tom Brady

If learning how to make your own dairy-free avocado ice cream sounds appealing, then you're in luck.

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Russell Crowe, Tom Cruise to star in ‘The Mummy’ remake

The film is set to rival the Marvel "Avenger's" franchise, with each character eventually getting their own spin-off movie.

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Jared Leto to star in ‘Interview with the Vampire’ reboot

The role of bloodsucking lead vampire Lestat was made famous in the original 1994 film by Tom Cruise, who starred alongside Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst and Christian Slater in the movie.

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Lee Daniels departs Richard Pryor biopic

The filmmaker is no longer the director of the upcoming Richard Pryor biopic.

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ starts summer with sizzling $181.8 million

The third "Captain America" movie met lofty expectations with the fifth-best domestic opening weekend of all time -- trailing only "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Jurassic World" at $208.8 million, "Marvel's The Avengers," and "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

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Today in entertainment history: May 9

A look back on the Hollywood headlines of days gone by.

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OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is finally here

Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

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Kobe Bryant’s ‘Dear Basketball’ to get Disney treatment

Kobe Bryant's farewell poem to basketball is going to be turned into a short film.

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Fanciful ‘Boaty McBoatface’ passed over for vessel name

Don't expect to see Boaty McBoatface on the high seas.

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Alden Ehrenreich cast as Han Solo in ‘Star Wars’ spinoff

He will take on the role of Solo, previously made famous by Harrison Ford, in Disney's standalone movie about the life of the hero before he first made his appearance in 1977's "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope."

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10 inventions predicted by ‘The Simpsons’

If the future looks familiar, it's because the hit Fox TV show predicted it years ago.

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Today in entertainment history: May 6

A look at some of the entertainment headlines that made history.

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‘Oregon Trail,’ ‘Sonic’ join World Video Game Hall of Fame

Last year, "Super Mario Bros." and "Pong" were among the first inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The class of 2016 is just as strong.

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Seth MacFarlane returning to Fox with new sci-fi series

The "Family Guy" star is producing a new series set 300 years in the future.

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Another Day, Another Leaders’ Meeting

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

The four legislative leaders are now meeting daily with Gov. Bruce Rauner in his office.

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House Re-Votes on Budget; Passes Again

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The mood was a little more tempered, but the votes remained the same.

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U of I Goes Inside for “Branding”

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A public relations firm hired to develop a branding plan for the University of Illinois' flagship campus has been replaced by a school committee.

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CPS Chief Leads Capitol Rally

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The head of Chicago Public Schools says the district has "reached the point of no return" and faces severe cuts without "equal" funding from the state.

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Rauner Not Paying Much Attention to Wednesday’s Budget Vote

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Outwardly, Gov. Bruce Rauner seems to be taking the state's most important matters in stride, a day after the Speaker of the House dissed his “working groups” and then engineered a budget vote controversial in many ways.