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San Antonio Express-News
We've still got a long way to go, babyHOUSTON (AP) — Bobby Riggs' next big spectacle may be a leap off Suicide Bridge
San Antonio Express-News / Posted an hour ago
HOUSTON (AP) — Bobby Riggs' next big spectacle may be a leap off Suicide Bridge in Pasadena, California, while Billie Jean King is just happy to have made a spectacle of the 55-year-old hustler and to have won $200,000 to boot. Screaming, delirious... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
'Battle of the Sexes' is uplifting, entertaining, and gets Emma Stone out of her comfort zonewomen’s liberation movement, former tennis great Bobby Riggs went up against cu
Stamford Advocate / Posted an hour ago
women’s liberation movement, former tennis great Bobby Riggs went up against current world number one women’s tennis pro Billie Jean King, in a match that would go down as a landmark moment in the quest for equal rights for women in the US. A... Read more
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Connecticut Post
'Battle of the Sexes' is uplifting, entertaining, and gets Emma Stone out of her comfort zonewomen’s liberation movement, former tennis great Bobby Riggs went up against cu
Connecticut Post / Posted an hour ago
women’s liberation movement, former tennis great Bobby Riggs went up against current world number one women’s tennis pro Billie Jean King, in a match that would go down as a landmark moment in the quest for equal rights for women in the US. A... Read more
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The Jacksonville Daily News
9 fun things to do this weekendspy society; and the PG-13 biopic “Battle of the Sexes,” the true story of the
The Jacksonville Daily News / Posted 2 hours ago
spy society; and the PG-13 biopic “Battle of the Sexes,” the true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). 2. Enjoy the piano September is... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle,' 'The LEGO Ninjago Movie' and MoreLEGO Ninjago Movie. Anticipated biopics are also hitting theaters this weekend,
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 5 hours ago
LEGO Ninjago Movie. Anticipated biopics are also hitting theaters this weekend, with Emma Stone and Steve Carell portraying Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, respectively, in Battle of the Sexes and Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing... Read more
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The Mercury News
How the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ and Title IX brought generations of women to sportsOn Sept. 20, 1973, Long Beach native and women’s tennis star Billie Jean King f
The Mercury News / Posted 5 hours ago
On Sept. 20, 1973, Long Beach native and women’s tennis star Billie Jean King faced off against Los Angeles native Bobby Riggs in a $100,000 winner-take-all exhibition dubbed the “Battle of the Sexes.” Riggs called King the “women’s libber leader.”... Read more
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The Courier
Billie Jean King hits out at Margaret Court commentsOpenly gay tennis champion Billie Jean King has spoken out against Margaret Cou
The Courier / Posted 5 hours ago
Openly gay tennis champion Billie Jean King has spoken out against Margaret Court for not supporting the LGBT community in Australia. Openly gay tennis champion Billie Jean King has spoken out against Margaret Court for not supporting the LGBT... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Photos of real people and the celebrities who played them on-screenThe movie "Battle of the Sexes" is set to premier Friday, Sept, 22, 2017 and Em
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 8 hours ago
The movie "Battle of the Sexes" is set to premier Friday, Sept, 22, 2017 and Emma Stone nailed her Billie Jean King look. This got us wondering which other celebrities reflect some similarities with their real-life counterparts. For example,... Read more
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International Business Times
Emma Stone reveals she has been in therapy since she was 7 for anxiety movie Battle of the Sexes, about the famous tennis match in 1973 played between
International Business Times / Posted 9 hours ago
movie Battle of the Sexes, about the famous tennis match in 1973 played between Bobby Riggs, played by Steve Carrell, and Billie Jean King, played by Stone. Discussing her anxiety with host Colbert, who also spoke of his own experience with the... Read more
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CTV News
Movie reviews: 'Battle of the Sexes' feel-good film that takes sexism to taskThe climatic tennis match between Wimbledon triple-winner Bobby Riggs (Steve Ca
CTV News / Posted 10 hours ago
The climatic tennis match between Wimbledon triple-winner Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) and the women’s tennis world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) takes up much of the last half hour of the film, but it isn’t strictly a sports drama. Like all... Read more
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International Business Times
'There's only one Rocket Man': Billie Jean King responds to Trump using the Elton John moniker for Kim Jong-un tennis' most famous legends met one of the music industry's biggest names at th
International Business Times / Posted 13 hours ago
tennis' most famous legends met one of the music industry's biggest names at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. At the time, Billie Jean King was having one of the best years of her career, having won 17 tournaments and Elton John was working on... Read more
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NZCity
Emma Stone "loved" gaining 15 pounds of muscle for her role in 'Battle of the Sexes'"loved" gaining 15 pounds of muscle for her role in 'Battle of the Sexes'The Os
NZCity / Posted 16 hours ago
"loved" gaining 15 pounds of muscle for her role in 'Battle of the Sexes'The Oscar-winning actress stars as tennis icon Billie Jean King in her latest on-screen role, which centres on King's famous match against male player Bobby Riggs in 1973,... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Photos of real people and the celebrities who played them on-screenThe movie "Battle of the Sexes" is set to premier Friday, Sept, 22, 2017 and Em
Houston Chronicle / Posted 18 hours ago
The movie "Battle of the Sexes" is set to premier Friday, Sept, 22, 2017 and Emma Stone nailed her Billie Jean King look. This got us wondering which other celebrities reflect some similarities with their real-life counterparts. For example,... Read more
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Boston Globe
Billie Jean is his lover, onscreenEmma Stone’s two most important screen partners in “Battle of the Sexes.” The
Boston Globe / Posted 18 hours ago
Emma Stone’s two most important screen partners in “Battle of the Sexes.” The movie, which features Stone as tennis star Billie Jean King as she takes on retired Wimbledon champ Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) in the 1973 match that became a symbol... Read more
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The Washington Times
‘Battle of the Sexes’ actors Bill Pullman, Elisabeth Shue on Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs matchupSome 90 million people worldwide tuned in May 13, 1973, to watch 29-year-old Bi
The Washington Times / Posted 18 hours ago
Some 90 million people worldwide tuned in May 13, 1973, to watch 29-year-old Billie Jean King accept a challenge from 55-year-old Bobby Riggs, the loudmouth former men’s champ who claimed he could beat any woman in a tennis match — even the best... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Photos of real people and the celebrities who played them on-screenThe movie "Battle of the Sexes" is set to premier Friday, Sept, 22, 2017 and Em
Houston Chronicle / Posted 21 hours ago
The movie "Battle of the Sexes" is set to premier Friday, Sept, 22, 2017 and Emma Stone nailed her Billie Jean King look. This got us wondering which other celebrities reflect some similarities with their real-life counterparts. For example,... Read more
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Beaumont Enterprise
Photos of real people and the celebrities who played them on-screenThe movie "Battle of the Sexes" is set to premier Friday, Sept, 22, 2017 and Em
Beaumont Enterprise / Posted 21 hours ago
The movie "Battle of the Sexes" is set to premier Friday, Sept, 22, 2017 and Emma Stone nailed her Billie Jean King look. This got us wondering which other celebrities reflect some similarities with their real-life counterparts. For example,... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
'Battle of the Sexes' scenes from real life compared to the moviehas been adapted into a movie starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell. Stone play
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 21 hours ago
has been adapted into a movie starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell. Stone plays 29-year-old professional tennis player Billie Jean King and Carell plays 55-year-old Bobby Riggs, who was in his prime during the 1940s and '50s. Leading up to the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Photos of real people and the celebrities who played them on-screenThe movie "Battle of the Sexes" is set to premier Friday, Sept, 22, 2017 and Em
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 21 hours ago
The movie "Battle of the Sexes" is set to premier Friday, Sept, 22, 2017 and Emma Stone nailed her Billie Jean King look. This got us wondering which other celebrities reflect some similarities with their real-life counterparts. For example,... Read more
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11 News Houston
'Battle of the Sexes': How accurate is the movie about the infamous tennis match?40 years later. The film focuses on the nationally televised 1973 Battle of th
11 News Houston / Posted 21 hours ago
40 years later. The film focuses on the nationally televised 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match in which 29-year-old Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) beat 55-year-old former champion Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) in three straight sets. "The... Read more
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New York Post
Emma Stone is an ace in tennis biopic ‘Battle of the Sexes’are more exciting to watch.” “The men have families.” “It’s not your fault. I
New York Post / Posted 22 hours ago
are more exciting to watch.” “The men have families.” “It’s not your fault. It’s just biology.” This is what tennis star Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) discovers at the start of “Battle of the Sexes,” a surprisingly genial biopic about a 1973... Read more
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Daily Mail
Liam Neeson greets Emma Stone at Today Show in New York with warm hugfrom filming the Netflix series Maniac to talk about her upcoming film Battle O
Daily Mail / Posted 23 hours ago
from filming the Netflix series Maniac to talk about her upcoming film Battle Of The Sexes, in which she plays tennis star Billie Jean King Chance encounter: Emma looked elegant in her blue sleeveless mohair top, black trousers and black... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
'Battle of the Sexes' Costume Designer On Re-creating the '70s, Outfitting Emma Stone's Bulked-Up Figureretired American tennis champion Bobby Riggs, formerly the world’s top-ranking
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted yesterday
retired American tennis champion Bobby Riggs, formerly the world’s top-ranking player, challenged women’s number one player Billie Jean King, 29, to a match in an unsuccessful bid to prove his dominance over any female on the court. That... Read more
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Calgary Sun
'Battle of the Sexes' directors say ‘70s story still resonates todaytheir newest movie, Battle of the Sexes. Opening Friday, Battle of the Sexes c
Calgary Sun / Posted yesterday
their newest movie, Battle of the Sexes. Opening Friday, Battle of the Sexes concerns the 1973 tennis contest between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). What was at stake when King agreed to play Riggs at the... Read more
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Lowell Sun
After lackadaisical summer, is this all we have to look forward to for fall films?("Only the Brave," Clint Eastwood's "The 15:17 to Paris" if he finishes it in t
Lowell Sun / Posted yesterday
("Only the Brave," Clint Eastwood's "The 15:17 to Paris" if he finishes it in time for a 2017 release), or celebrities (Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in "Battle of the Sexes," Gloria Grahame in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," the P.T.... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Emma Stone and Steve Carell serve up surprising 'Battle of the Sexes'that's expected is the film's front and center subject, the ostentatious 1973 t
Los Angeles Times / Posted yesterday
that's expected is the film's front and center subject, the ostentatious 1973 tennis exhibition between women's champion Billie Jean King and cheeky gadfly Bobby Riggs. The event drew 30,000 to the Houston Astrodome, was viewed by the biggest TV... Read more
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Lowell Sun
10 films one critic is excited to seebest-actress Oscar for "La La Land," might be back in the hunt with this true-l
Lowell Sun / Posted yesterday
best-actress Oscar for "La La Land," might be back in the hunt with this true-life story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, played by Steve Carrell. Given the two leads and the co-directing team of Jonathan Dayton... Read more
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Lincoln Journal Star
Movie guide: Capsule listings“Battle of the Sexes” — In 1973, 55-year-old “chauvinist pig” Bobby Riggs chall
Lincoln Journal Star / Posted yesterday
“Battle of the Sexes” — In 1973, 55-year-old “chauvinist pig” Bobby Riggs challenges top women’s pro Billie Jean King, 29, to a tennis match that captivated the world while each deals with personal issues. With Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea... Read more
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International Business Times
'I look like I am nude': Emma Stone suffers embarrassing photo fail with Hillary Clinton was left embarrassed after an unexpected photo fail with the Clinton. Promoting
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
was left embarrassed after an unexpected photo fail with the Clinton. Promoting her upcoming movie about the life of Billie Jean King, the duo posed for a photo holding up T-shirts depicting the tennis ace. Unfortunately for the... Read more
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Bay Area Reporter
Gender showdown on the tennis courtmore skilled at hustling for money and camera time than winning on the tennis c
Bay Area Reporter / Posted yesterday
more skilled at hustling for money and camera time than winning on the tennis courts, challenged the reigning women's champ Billie Jean King to a showdown match. The much-hyped event played out before a live crowd of 30,000 and a national TV... Read more
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Mashable
Emma Stone and Hillary Clinton are pretty happy with their Billie Jean King T-shirtsAs far as high-powered female Twitter trifectas go, this one is an ace. Tennis
Mashable / Posted yesterday
As far as high-powered female Twitter trifectas go, this one is an ace. Tennis legend Billie Jean King posted a photo of actor Emma Stone and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, featuring the pair holding up their own copies... Read more
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Variety
Can ‘Kingsman’ or ‘Lego Ninjago’ Knock ‘It’ From Top Spot?enticing limited releases are also hitting theaters. Fox Searchlight is serving
Variety / Posted yesterday
enticing limited releases are also hitting theaters. Fox Searchlight is serving “Battle of the Sexes,” the Billie Jean King biopic starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell at about 20 locations. “Victoria and Abdul,” from Focus... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Billie Jean King, subject of ‘Battle of the Sexes’ biopic, continues battle for equalityminutes last week, fast-talking and bubbly. “For me it’s about, can we get a y
The Seattle Times / Posted yesterday
minutes last week, fast-talking and bubbly. “For me it’s about, can we get a younger generation to fight the fight?” said Billie Jean King. Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and partial nudity. Opening Friday, Sept. 29, at several... Read more
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Daily Mail
'Nude' Emma Stone suffers epic photo fail with Hillary Clintoncandidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night Promoting her upcoming movie Batt
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night Promoting her upcoming movie Battle Of The Sexes about the life of Billie Jean King, the duo posed for a pic holding up T-shirts depicting the tennis ace. Unfortunately for the Oscar-winner,... Read more
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The Chippewa Herald
Movie guide: Capsule listings“Battle of the Sexes” — In 1973, 55-year-old “chauvinist pig” Bobby Riggs chall
The Chippewa Herald / Posted yesterday
“Battle of the Sexes” — In 1973, 55-year-old “chauvinist pig” Bobby Riggs challenges top women’s pro Billie Jean King, 29, to a tennis match that captivated the world while each deals with personal issues. With Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea... Read more
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Missoulian
Movie guide: Capsule listings“Battle of the Sexes” — In 1973, 55-year-old “chauvinist pig” Bobby Riggs chall
Missoulian / Posted yesterday
“Battle of the Sexes” — In 1973, 55-year-old “chauvinist pig” Bobby Riggs challenges top women’s pro Billie Jean King, 29, to a tennis match that captivated the world while each deals with personal issues. With Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea... Read more
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The World
Movie guide: Capsule listings“Battle of the Sexes” — In 1973, 55-year-old “chauvinist pig” Bobby Riggs chall
The World / Posted yesterday
“Battle of the Sexes” — In 1973, 55-year-old “chauvinist pig” Bobby Riggs challenges top women’s pro Billie Jean King, 29, to a tennis match that captivated the world while each deals with personal issues. With Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea... Read more
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The Times and Democrat
Movie guide: Capsule listings“Battle of the Sexes” — In 1973, 55-year-old “chauvinist pig” Bobby Riggs chall
The Times and Democrat / Posted yesterday
“Battle of the Sexes” — In 1973, 55-year-old “chauvinist pig” Bobby Riggs challenges top women’s pro Billie Jean King, 29, to a tennis match that captivated the world while each deals with personal issues. With Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea... Read more
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Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
Movie guide: Capsule listings“Battle of the Sexes” — In 1973, 55-year-old “chauvinist pig” Bobby Riggs chall
Journal Gazette & Times-Courier / Posted yesterday
“Battle of the Sexes” — In 1973, 55-year-old “chauvinist pig” Bobby Riggs challenges top women’s pro Billie Jean King, 29, to a tennis match that captivated the world while each deals with personal issues. With Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea... Read more
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ESPN
OTL: The Match Makerheld up a $5,000 cashier's check -- the money was staked by a local developer -
ESPN / Posted 2 days ago
held up a $5,000 cashier's check -- the money was staked by a local developer -- that he was offering to Margaret Court or Billie Jean King. All either one had to do was agree to play him. Court, then 30, agreed to a match with the 55-year-old... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
'Battle of the Sexes' is easier to like than loveEmma Stone as Billie Jean King Emma Stone as Billie Jean KingRelated Content
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 2 days ago
Emma Stone as Billie Jean King Emma Stone as Billie Jean KingRelated Content (CNN) - "Battle of the Sexes" is an easy movie to like, but with apologies to its tennis backdrop, not quite love. Deftly recreating the Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs match... Read more
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Fortune
Emma Stone Is a Poster Child for 'Imposter Syndrome'talent, she still doesn't quite feel deserving of her platform. "I'm still fin
Fortune / Posted 2 days ago
talent, she still doesn't quite feel deserving of her platform. "I'm still finding my voice," she told the audience at the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative's annual Leadership Luncheon in New York City. "I'm still afraid a lot, and I'm afraid... Read more
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News 8000
'Battle of the Sexes' is easier to like than loveEmma Stone as Billie Jean King Emma Stone as Billie Jean KingRelated Content
News 8000 / Posted 2 days ago
Emma Stone as Billie Jean King Emma Stone as Billie Jean KingRelated Content (CNN) - "Battle of the Sexes" is an easy movie to like, but with apologies to its tennis backdrop, not quite love. Deftly recreating the Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs match... Read more
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KECI Missoula
'Battle of the Sexes' is easier to like than loveEmma Stone as Billie Jean King Emma Stone as Billie Jean KingRelated Content
KECI Missoula / Posted 2 days ago
Emma Stone as Billie Jean King Emma Stone as Billie Jean KingRelated Content (CNN) - "Battle of the Sexes" is an easy movie to like, but with apologies to its tennis backdrop, not quite love. Deftly recreating the Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs match... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
'Battle of the Sexes' is easier to like than loveEmma Stone as Billie Jean King Emma Stone as Billie Jean KingRelated Content
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
Emma Stone as Billie Jean King Emma Stone as Billie Jean KingRelated Content (CNN) - "Battle of the Sexes" is an easy movie to like, but with apologies to its tennis backdrop, not quite love. Deftly recreating the Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs match... Read more
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The Mercury News
Billie Jean King and her emotional journey back to ‘Battle of the Sexes’Bobby Riggs in the uber-hyped live televised tennis match at the Houston Astrod
The Mercury News / Posted 2 days ago
Bobby Riggs in the uber-hyped live televised tennis match at the Houston Astrodome. Tennis legend and Long Beach native Billie Jean King is the subject of the film “Battle of the Sexes,” which is being released Friday. (Steve McCrank/Staff... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
'Battle of the Sexes' is easier to like than loveEmma Stone as Billie Jean King Emma Stone as Billie Jean KingRelated Content
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 2 days ago
Emma Stone as Billie Jean King Emma Stone as Billie Jean KingRelated Content (CNN) - "Battle of the Sexes" is an easy movie to like, but with apologies to its tennis backdrop, not quite love. Deftly recreating the Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs match... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
'Battle of the Sexes' is easier to like than loveEmma Stone as Billie Jean King Emma Stone as Billie Jean KingRelated Content
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 2 days ago
Emma Stone as Billie Jean King Emma Stone as Billie Jean KingRelated Content (CNN) - "Battle of the Sexes" is an easy movie to like, but with apologies to its tennis backdrop, not quite love. Deftly recreating the Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs match... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
'Battle of the Sexes' is easier to like than loveEmma Stone as Billie Jean King Emma Stone as Billie Jean KingRelated Content
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 2 days ago
Emma Stone as Billie Jean King Emma Stone as Billie Jean KingRelated Content (CNN) - "Battle of the Sexes" is an easy movie to like, but with apologies to its tennis backdrop, not quite love. Deftly recreating the Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs match... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Sanctuary CityToday With Kathie Lee & HodaSinger Jennifer Hudson; retired tennis player Billi
NBC San Diego / Posted 2 days ago
Today With Kathie Lee & HodaSinger Jennifer Hudson; retired tennis player Billie Jean King; loving one's age. City and Colour headline Humphreys Concerts By the Bay on Wednesday. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella) We've made it... Read more
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