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

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

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

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

Film, North Korea 18 Dec 2014

'School of Rock - The Musical' to open on Broadway in 2015

NEW YORK - The stage adaptation of the hit 2003 film "School of Rock," about a wannabe rock star who works as a substitute teacher and forms a rock band with his students, will open on Broadway next year, its producers said on Thursday.

18 Dec 2014

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

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.

Film 18 Dec 2014

Former accuser of Hollywood director charged with wire fraud

- A man who had accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexual abuse when he was a teenager but later dropped his lawsuit has been charged with securities and wire fraud for running a fraudulent investment scheme, officials said on Wednesday.

17 Dec 2014

Actress Audra McDonald to appear in Billie Holiday show on HBO

NEW YORK - Six-time Tony-award winning singer and actress Audra McDonald will reprise her role as legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in the hit Broadway show "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" in a special for HBO, the cable network said on Wednesday.

Television, Media 17 Dec 2014
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Book Talk: War on Afghan frontline, by a female soldier

KABUL - Chantelle Taylor is a former combat medic who fought in one of Britain's bloodiest battles in Afghanistan and wrote about her experience as a rare woman on the front line.

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