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A worker carries a poster for the movie The Interview away from its display case at a theater in Atlanta. "It feels like the margin's narrowed about what kind of movies Hollywood will be making," says veteran Hollywood producer Stephanie Striegel. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers

Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they'll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony's withdrawal of The Interview.

In 1959, Fidel Castro imposed a law forbidding the import of foreign cars, so many Cubans drive and maintain older models. Kate Skogen/JetKat Photo hide caption

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Despite Its Beauty, Cuba Isn't Quite Ready For Tourists

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A worker carries a poster for the movie The Interview away from its display case at a theater in Atlanta. "It feels like the margin's narrowed about what kind of movies Hollywood will be making," says veteran Hollywood producer Stephanie Striegel. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers

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Emily Blunt and James Corden star as a baker and his wife in Rob Marshall's new adaptation of Into the Woods. Peter Mountain/Disney Enterprises hide caption

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Sondheim's Songs Go 'Into The Woods' And Onto The Big Screen

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Soprano Jessye Norman leaves the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York on Thursday after taping the Late Show with David Letterman. Ray Tamarra/WireImage hide caption

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Guest DJ Jessye Norman: From Augusta To Valhalla

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On the set of Behind the Silver Screen, a Channel 22 series that profiles life stories of Hollywood veterans who are Motion Picture and Television Fund residents. Jennifer Clymer /MPTF hide caption

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At One Retirement Home, Residents Run A TV Channel

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This spiky mollusk is called Alviniconcha strummeri, named after Joe Strummer, the late frontman for the Clash. Taylor & Francis Online hide caption

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A Snail So Hardcore It's Named After A Punk Rocker

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