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Lions Gate Considering ‘Hunger Games’ Theme Parks

Ever dreamed of participating in a real world, yet simulated version of “The Hunger Games”? Such a fantasy is coming closer to reality, as Lions Gate is exploring the possibility of four theme parks on four different continents. TheShow More Summary

Book Excerpt: ‘The Miniaturist,’ by Jessie Burton

Jessie Burton’s new novel “The Miniaturist,” set amid the rigid piety and rampant greed of 17th-century Amsterdam, tells the story of Nella Brandt—née Petronella Oortman—an 18-year-old left alone in an arranged marriage to a man with a secret. Read an excerpt from Chapter 1.

Veteran DJ Josh Wink Looks to Bring “A Lost Art” to Electric Zoo Festival

The “Sunday School” stage at Electric Zoo has been a mainstay for old-school house and techno heads since the festival debuted in 2009. Sunday School is known for its more underground feel, featuring house and techno styles that can sometimes be harder to find at a big festival. Show More Summary

In ‘Cabaret’ Emma Stone Joins Long Line of Sally Bowles Players — Here Are a Few

Emma Stone will take over the part of Sally Bowles in the current Broadway revival of “Cabaret” come November, producers said today. In doing so she will join a long line of diverse artists playing the role, from Liza Minnelli to Debbie Gibson to Brooke Shields.

5 Great ‘Goonies’ Moments from Josh Brolin’s AMA

Josh Brolin recently took time out from shooting “Sicario” in Albuquerque to answer fans' questions. During the session his first film, "Goonies," came up and we learned a few things about what went on behind the scenes of that 1980s flick.

Watch the FX Teaser for ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

Watch the creepy teaser that FX released with its announcement of the fourth season of “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” which will premiere Oct. 8.

Aaron Paul Hosting ‘Breaking Bad’ Scavenger Hunt

The acclaimed actor is stashing memorabilia from the show around Hollywood

Leave Your Questions for Curtis Sittenfeld (WSJ Book Club)

The WSJ Book Club has been reading Alice Munro’s 1998 collection of short stories, “The Love of a Good Woman,” this month with author Curtis Sittenfeld. Join us next week on Thursday, August 28 at 12 noon EST, when Ms. Sittenfeld will lead a live video discussion about the book.

Matt Sharp Talks About the First Rentals Album in 15 Years

Matt Sharp discusses "Lost in Alphaville," the first album by the Rentals in 15 years.

Disney Rolls Out ‘Star Wars Commander’ To Help Boost a Coming Film

Disney is bringing as much Star Wars firepower as possible to bear against competitors as it prepares to roll out a new Star Wars film.

Guy Gerber and Puff Daddy Release EDM Album ’11 11?

Though it took more than three years to complete, “11 11” by Guy Gerber and Puff Daddy says much about the current state of electronic dance music.  In brief, neither artist wanted to be associated with EDM’s stale, formulaic sound. “I...Show More Summary

5 Things: Essential Simpsons Episodes

Longtime “Simpsons” showrunner Al Jean breaks down his five favorite “Simpsons” episodes from the show’s first 25 seasons.

Computers Have Legs — AMC Orders Second Season of ‘Halt and Catch Fire’

AMC said it ordered a second season of its computer-industry drama "Halt and Catch Fire" and will air the show next summer.

Emma Stone to Play Sally Bowles in ‘Cabaret,’ Succeeding Michelle Williams

Emma Stone will replace Michelle Williams as Sally Bowles in “Cabaret,” producers said today. Alan Cumming, who plays the Kit Kat Klub host, also extended his commitment until March 29. The show was previously scheduled to close in January.

Kate Bush: Please Don’t Bring Devices to My Concerts

Singer Kate Bush, who last went on tour in 1979, has requested that fans not take photos or video during her coming show at the Hammersmith Apollo. Audience photography and recordings were long banned at concerts but in recent years have become common.

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