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Rupert Murdoch speaks in San Francisco in 2011. Murdoch's media empire has included News Corp, Fox News, Fox Sports, 21st Century Fox, HarperCollins, The New York Post and The Wall Street Journal. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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In the Murdoch family succession battle, Fox News and democracy hang in the balance

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Michelle Yeoh stars as a woman who suddenly develops the power to leap between parallel universes in the action-adventure-fantasy Everything Everywhere All at Once. A24 hide caption

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Michelle Yeoh (center) plays Evelyn Wang, a Chinese immigrant who owns a failing laundromat. She protects her daughter Joy (left), played by Stephanie Hsu, and her husband Waymond (right), played by Ke Huy Quan. A24 hide caption

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Michelle Yeoh has a new leading role and a new motto: No more turning the other cheek

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Michelle Yeoh plays Evelyn Wang, a Chinese immigrant who owns a failing laundromat and just may be the key to saving the multiverse from a great chaos-spreading evil. A24 hide caption

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Tony Hawk flies through the air in a new documentary, Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off. Sam Jones Pictures/HBO hide caption

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Tony Hawk plans to keep skateboarding 'Until the Wheels Fall Off'

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A villager brings a yak into the classroom so the new teacher will understand how important the animals are to the village of nomadic yak herders. Yak dung is important too — used to warm homes. Samuel Goldwyn Films hide caption

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Amin's character in the animated documentary Flee. EF NEON hide caption

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'Flee' creators on being a refugee: It's not an identity, it's a circumstance of life

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The protagonists of 'Umma,' a new horror film directed by Iris Shim, grapple with the hair-raising effects of integenerational trauma. Saeed Adyani/Sony Pictures Entertainment hide caption

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In 'Umma,' intergenerational trauma takes on a demonic form

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Actor Daniel Durant, appearing on the Kelly Clarkson Show, describes how he enjoyed radio as a child by feeling vibrations from a car's sound system turned up all the way. screenshot from Kelly Clarkson Show hide caption

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Will Smith, one of the film's producers, says he got into character by speaking and dressing like Richard Williams. Chiabella James/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. hide caption

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'King Richard,' the Oscar-nominated film, authentically depicts the Williams' history

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Benedict Cumberbatch digs into toxic masculinity in 'The Power of the Dog'

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Johnny Knoxville gets hit by a bull in his latest film Jackass Forever. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures hide caption

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'Jackass' star Johnny Knoxville has nothing left to prove

It's our 500th episode and what better way to celebrate than with Johnny Knoxville's first appearance on NPR? We couldn't think of a better milestone. In this episode, Sam and Johnny chat about his latest Jackass endeavor with Jackass Forever while also looking back at the reality show that started it all — and how its very first stunt actually shut down production. They also discuss Jackass' queer fanbase and Johnny's time in therapy. Come for the talk about raunchy stunts, stay for the Johnny Knoxville School of Radical Acceptance!

'Jackass' star Johnny Knoxville has nothing left to prove

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Penélope Cruz says just reading the script for 'Parallel Mothers' left her in tears

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Javier Bardem likes playing characters who are full of contradictions

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Alana Haim behind the wheel in Licorice Pizza. Melinda Sue Gordon/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. hide caption

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Alana Haim: 'Licorice Pizza' star and proud Valley girl

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Composer Jonny Greenwood arrives for the Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, Calif. Greenwood was nominated for an Oscar his work on Phantom Thread. Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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For Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, there are no rules to composing for film

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Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, shown here in 2018, has been fascinated with monsters since he was a child. Refugio Ruiz/AP hide caption

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Guillermo del Toro says his future was set the first time he saw 'Frankenstein'

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Ady Barkan and Nicholas Bruckman during the making of the documentary Not Going Quietly. Nicholas Bruckman hide caption

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Progressive activist Ady Barkan says his ALS has increased his platform

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Conductor Marin Alsop, photographed in Vienna on Oct. 23, 2019. Alex Halada/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Renowned conductor Marin Alsop's life explored in new documentary

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Victor "Sully" Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg, left) and Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) look to make their move in Uncharted. Clay Enos/Sony Pictures hide caption

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A beloved video game franchise started by reverse-engineering movies. Now, it is one.

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"[The West is] about as far from my lived experience as you can imagine," Cumberbatch says. He plays a cattle rancher in Jane Campion's film, The Power of the Dog. Kirsty Griffin /Netflix hide caption

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Benedict Cumberbatch digs into toxic masculinity in 'The Power of the Dog'

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