Neda Ulaby Neda Ulaby reports on arts, entertainment, and cultural trends for NPR's Arts Desk.

Lily Collins plays Snow White in Mirror Mirror opposite Julia Roberts as the vain Queen jealous of Snow's beauty. Jan Thijs/ Relativity Media hide caption

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Snow White Rising: Why This Princess, And Why This Moment?

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Niecy Nash is the star of the new family "docu-sitcom," Leave It To Niecy, on TLC. Robert Ector/TLC hide caption

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Niecy Nash Puts Her Blended Family In The Reality Spotlight

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Shuya Nanahara (Tatsuya Fujiwara) and Noriko Nakagawa (Aki Maeda) are two Japanese high school students among 42 left on a deserted island, each with a bag of supplies and weapons, and forced to fight to the death in Battle Royale. Toei / The Kobal Collection hide caption

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'Battle,' 'Games': Cold Brutality A Common Theme

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Wal-Mart Backs Hollywood's UltraViolet System

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Conservative Activist Andrew Breitbart Dies At 43

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An employee packs a customer's takeout order at a Panda Express restaurant in Los Angeles. Fred Prouser/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Panda Express Takes Sweet And Sour Beyond The Food Court

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Jason Isaacs as Michael Britten in NBC's Awake, from writer Kyle Killen. Lewis Jacobs/NBC hide caption

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'Awake': Can A Risky New Drama Break A Streak Of Bad Luck?

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The Wild Ranger crew of Bering Sea Gold: Steve Riedel, owner Vernon Adkison and Captain Scott Meisterheim. Ryan Rude/Discovery Channel hide caption

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Is There Hope In Friday Night Television's 'Time Slot Of Death'?

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Etta James rehearses a song before recording at Fame Studios circa 1967 in Muscle Shoals, Ala. House Of Fame LLC/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Etta James, Stunning Singer

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Comedian Stephen Colbert appears before the Federal Election Commision in Washington, June 30, 2011. The FEC granted Colbert's request to form a political action committee. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Stephen Colbert Wants You To Know: That's Definitely Not His SuperPAC

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Stephanie Sigman as Laura, a beauty queen drawn into a Mexican drug gang, in the film Miss Bala. Eniac Martinez/Courtesy of 20th Century Fox hide caption

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Fox International Finds That Not Everyone Wants To Buy What Hollywood Sells

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