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Hollywood's 15 all-time best movies based on kids' books

Steven Spielberg's "The BFG," which debuted last month at Cannes and comes to theaters July 1, is an appropriately big adaptation of a characteristically strange Roald Dahl story, first published in 1982, about an orphan girl (played by the very-Dahlish sounding Ruby Barnhill) scooped up and taken away in the dead of night by a big friendly giant.

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 3-9

July 3: Jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain is 86. Actor Michael Cole ("The Mod Squad") is 76. Singer Judith Durham of The Seekers is 73. Actor Kurtwood Smith ("That 70s Show") is 73. Country singer Johnny Lee is 70. Writer Dave Barry is 69. Actress Betty Buckley is 69. Guitarist-singer Paul Barrere of Little Feat is 68. Talk-show host Montel Williams is 60. Country singer Aaron Tippin is 58. Actor Tom Cruise is 54. Actor Thomas Gibson is 54. Actress Hunter Tylo is 54. Actress Connie Nielsen is 52. Actress Yeardley Smith ("The Simpsons") is 52. TV chef Sandra Lee is 50. Singer Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler of Digable Planets is 47. Keyboardist-guitarist Kevin Hearn of Barenaked Ladies is 47. Actress-singer Audra McDonald is 46. Country singer Trent Tomlinson is 41. Singer Tonia Tash of Divine is 37. Actress Olivia Munn is 36. Singer Elle King is 27. Actor Grant Rosenmeyer ("Oliver Beene") is 25. Actress Kelsey Batelaan ("Nip/Tuck") is 21.

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Absolutely Famous: The Movie

Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamor, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hot-spots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!
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