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Fri, Dec 19 2014

George Clooney criticizes Hollywood in Sony cyber attack

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NEW YORK - Oscar winner George Clooney slammed Hollywood power players for not supporting Sony Pictures following the cyber attack on the company over the satirical comedy "The Interview" about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

'Wind Beneath My Wings' songwriter Henley dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Larry Henley, the songwriter best-known for "Wind Beneath My Wings," has died at the age of 77 at a hospice in Nashville, Tennessee, after a prolonged illness, colleagues and friends said on Friday.

Entertainment, People 19 Dec 2014

Forget the politics, Sony executives say North Korea comedy 'desperately unfunny'

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SEOUL - The comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader is "desperately unfunny" and would have flopped overseas if it had not been canceled, according to leaked e-mails of international executives of Sony Pictures. | Video

U.S. court backs $2.1 million copyright award for song 'Whoomp!'

TEXARKANA, Texas - The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has upheld a $2.1 million jury award in a copyright infringement case involving the 1993 hit rap song "Whoomp! (There It Is)."

U.S., Entertainment 19 Dec 2014

Opera lovers fly long distance to hear Royal Opera sing

LONDON - Not everyone would fly 5,600 miles for an opera whose set consisted at times of two chairs and a cheap-looking table, but Johannesburg lawyer Emile Myburgh did it for Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" at London's Royal Opera House -- and he'll be back.

19 Dec 2014

Sweden's Princess Madeleine expecting second child

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STOCKHOLM - Sweden's Princess Madeleine, fourth in line to the throne, is expecting her second child, the royal court said on Friday.

Entertainment, People 19 Dec 2014

Mandy Rice-Davies, key figure in UK 1960s sex scandal, dies aged 70

LONDON - Mandy Rice-Davies, a former model who was at the center of one of Britain's biggest political sex scandals - the 1960s Profumo Affair - has died aged 70 after a short battle with cancer, her publicist said on Friday.

Entertainment, People 19 Dec 2014

Stars fill the stage as Stephen Colbert closes his 'Report'

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NEW YORK - Stephen Colbert filed his final "Colbert Report" on Thursday, bidding farewell to his popular cable television show with the help of scores of celebrities who crowded onto the stage for a rousing sendoff to the tune of "We'll Meet Again."

Thu, Dec 18 2014

Hollywood slams Sony, movie theaters for canceling 'The Interview'

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LOS ANGELES - Hollywood filmmakers and actors voiced outrage on Wednesday after Sony Pictures pulled the release of North Korea parody "The Interview," following threats from hackers who waged a massive cyberattack on the movie studio. | Video

U.S. racial justice quest comes full circle in film 'Selma'

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NEW YORK - When director Ava DuVernay was shooting the Martin Luther King Jr. movie "Selma," she was nervous how the story of a 50-year-old battle for black voting rights would feel relevant for 21st century Americans.

Entertainment, Film 18 Dec 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.