09 30 2014
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Hearing Scheduled in 'The Help' Lawsuit in Mississippi

Maid has accused author of using her likeness without permission in best-seller about race relations in 1960s South

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Lawyers for Kathryn Stockett want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the author of "The Help" of basing a character on a real-life maid who works for Stockett's brother.


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'Potter' Finale Conjures Up $1 Billion Worldwide

Film still a long way off from all-time record holder "Avatar"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harry Potter has joined the billion-dollar club. Distributor Warner Bros. said Sunday that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. It's soon expected to pass "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," which is this year's top grossing movie at $1.03 billion.


Read more: 'Potter' Finale Conjures Up $1 Billion Worldwide

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