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Entertainment

12 Years a Slave: The realest slavery account in a movie ever

This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Michael Fassbender, left, Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor, right, in a scene from “12 Years A Slave.” (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Francois Duhamel) I’ll never know what it means to be a slave, producing forced, free labor, in the United States prior to the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. More definitively, I could not imagine what it would mean to be a legally free person and still be held captive for little over a decade.

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Entertainment

Pitt attends premiere for ’12 Years a Slave’

Lupita Nyong’o arrives at the premiere for “12 Years a Slave” on day 2 of the Toronto International Film Festival at The Princess of Wales Theatre on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) by Rob MerrillAssociated Press Writer TORONTO (AP) — The upcoming film “12 Years a Slave” is a harrowing look at slavery, but its stars, including Brad Pitt, say it’s a subject that needs to be explored more on the big screen.

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People

Paris Jackson ‘better’ but misses tribute to dad

The Jacksons, from left, Marlon Jackson, Tito Jackson and Jackie Jackson arrive at the world premiere of “Michael Jackson ONE” at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on June 29 in Las Vegas. (Photo by David Becker/Invision/AP) by Michael Cidoni LennoxAP Entertainment Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Once was not enough. Less than 20 months after the debut of the first Cirque du Soliel show paying tribute Michael Jackson comes the second: “Michael Jackson ONE” Cirque president Daniel Lamarre said he’d planned two Jackson-inspired shows “from the first day we got the rights from the (Jackson) estate,” with the first production, “Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR,” delivering a stadium-sized concert-type presentation and “ONE” a more intimate affair. The new show is something closer to what Cirque du Soliel usually serves up. It’s a multimedia extravaganza that often flies high, but never loses sight of its inspiration.