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Los Angeles has ordered that film shoots be suspended at all its school campuses after it emerged that one of its facilities was used for a porno movie. "It is important that we ensure teaching and learning are not disrupted, and that all filming activity is appropriate for our schools," Ramon Cortines, head of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), said in a statement on Thursday. According to NBC4, a local television station, records indicate that "Revenge of the Petites," a porno movie released in 2012, was filmed at Alexander Hamilton High School.
Haunted house movies are a Hollywood trope. "I love the visuals of horror, but I don't like the mechanics of horror," Del Toro, 51, explained to AFP in an interview in Paris. The director, who lives in Los Angeles and who has alternated between big-budget Hollywood popcorn fare such as "Pacific Rim" and more personal Spanish-language projects such as "Cronos" and 2006's triple Oscar-winning "Pan's Labyrinth", said his latest movie "is the first time I do a dark adult movie in English".
China said it wants to strengthen ties with North Korea, its isolated neighbor under U.N. sanctions for its nuclear weapons program, which is due to hold a massive military parade in the capital on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party. In a letter delivered by Liu Yunshan, the most senior Chinese official to visit Pyongyang since leader Kim Jong Un came to power following his father's death in 2011, Chinese leader Xi Jinping said China attached vital importance to its relationship with North Korea, China's official Xinhua news agency said late on Friday.