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Jolie says she likes directing - but is not through acting

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LONDON - Angelina Jolie says she prefers working behind the camera instead of in front of it, but on Tuesday at the London premiere of her searing prisoner-of-war drama "Unbroken," she added that she is not giving up acting entirely.

'Birdman' soars ahead in Independent Spirit Award nominations

LOS ANGELES - Existential black comedy "Birdman" led the Independent Spirit Awards nominees on Tuesday, as thriller "Nightcrawler," coming-of-age chronicle "Boyhood" and civil rights drama "Selma" followed with five nods each.

25 Nov 2014

Shia LaBeouf appears in N.Y. court in disorderly conduct case

NEW YORK - Actor Shia LaBeouf made a brief appearance in a New York court on Tuesday to show he was in compliance with a treatment program after he pleaded guilty in September to a disorderly conduct violation for disturbing a performance of "Cabaret" on Broadway.

25 Nov 2014

'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion suit, Casablanca piano go for millions

NEW YORK - The Cowardly Lion costume worn in the film "The Wizard of Oz," including the sculpted likeness of actor Bert Lahr's face, was auctioned for nearly $3.1 million.

25 Nov 2014

Authorized documentary on Nirvana's Kurt Cobain to air on HBO

LOS ANGELES - The first documentary made with the cooperation of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain's family will be released in 2015, U.S. premium cable network HBO said on Tuesday.

Television, Music, 25 Nov 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch hails unsung hero in 'The Imitation Game'

NEW YORK - Like many people, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch knew very little about Alan Turing, the genius mathematician he portrays in "The Imagination Game," who helped to hasten the end of World War Two by cracking Germany's wartime communications code.

25 Nov 2014

'Horrible Bosses 2' reunites goofball trio for kidnapping comedy

LOS ANGELES - After an unsuccessful attempt to murder their "Horrible Bosses" in the 2011 hit comedy, goofball buddies Nick, Kurt and Dale reunite in a sequel deciding to go into business for themselves and eliminate the need for managers. Or so they think.

24 Nov 2014

Aussie film kicks like a mule, skips cinemas for iTunes debut

SYDNEY - An Australian film about a hapless drug mule has bypassed cinemas to make its debut on the iTunes online store in a novel attempt to beat piracy and woo audiences drawn to big-ticket Hollywood releases with huge advertising budgets.

24 Nov 2014

'Hunger Games' tops U.S. box office with $123 million opening

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" tallied $123 million in ticket sales to top weekend box office charts and score the year's biggest U.S. opening, according to studio estimates. | Video

23 Nov 2014

Mike Nichols, award-winning American director, dies at 83

- Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of influential films such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Graduate," and "Carnal Knowledge," died on Wednesday at age 83. | Video

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University of Texas acquires archives of literary giant García Márquez

AUSTIN, Texas - A research library at the University of Texas has acquired the archives of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez, whose spellbinding stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers around the world.