'Such A Magical Time': Harry Potter Fans Recall Growing Up Alongside Wizard

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Alexander, a former kickboxing champ, came to the U.S. about 20 years ago to work as a stuntwoman. She has also worked with Marines and women in domestic violence shelters. Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Kickboxing Director Lexi Alexander Uses Activism To Bust Out Of 'Movie Jail'

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Lupita Nyong'o says it was "a very discombobulating thing," to go from obscurity to the Academy Awards. Alex Lubomirski/Lancôme hide caption

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After Very Visible Roles, Lupita Nyong'o Looks To Disappear Into Character

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Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley star in the film adaptation of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, a book that's been celebrated for its depiction of positive consent. James Bridges/20th Century Fox/AP Photo hide caption

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When Talking About Sexual Consent, YA Books Can Be A Parent's Best Friend

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Rare Tape Of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-Point Game To Be Archived

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Actors onstage during a performance of Fallujah. The Long Beach Opera production is based on the combat experiences of a U.S. Marine in Iraq, and was co-written with an Iraqi-American. Keith Ian Polakoff/Long Beach Opera hide caption

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An Iraq War Opera Finds A Vein Of Empathy

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Michelle Obama Promotes All-Star Song 'This Is For My Girls' At SXSW

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Actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell plays Rosalee, a housemaid who runs for freedom in the new WGN show Underground. She says the drama unfolds like a spy thriller. Sony Pictures Television hide caption

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New TV Drama Recounts Heroic Escapes On The Underground Railroad

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Louis Armstrong and Barbra Streisand have a laugh on the set of Hello, Dolly! The 1969 musical comedy won an Oscar for its score, co-composed by Lionel Newman. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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What Musical Family Has The Oscars On Lock? Hello, Newmans.

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As legend has it, women's film careers are "cursed" by winning the best supporting actress Academy Award. (From left) winners Marisa Tomei in 1993, Jennifer Hudson in 2007 and Mira Sorvino in 1996. Barry King/Liaison/Getty Images; Dan MacMedan/WireImage/Getty Images; Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What's Behind The Best Supporting Actress Curse? Plain, Old, Unmagical Sexism

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The Weeknd —€” known for his falsetto range —€” performs in Las Vegas earlier this year. Bryan Steffy/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Are There So Many Tough Guys Who Sound Like Ladies On The Radio?

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Diane Warren co-wrote the song "Til It Happens to You" with Lady Gaga. It has been nominated for a Grammy and an Oscar for Best Song. Emily Shur/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Diane Warren On 'Til It Happens To You,' A Modern Anthem For A Hard Truth

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'I Do Like To Stare': Catherine Opie On Her Portraits Of Modern America

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