Entertainment

Review: The play 'Pocatello' serves up family dysfunction

NEW YORK (AP) -- The loss of individuality in small-town America takes a beating in "Pocatello," a new play by Samuel D. Hunter, whose dark comedy "The Whale" was well-received off-Broadway in 2012. The death of local culture and small family businesses by relentlessly advancing big-box franchises is the villain in Hunter's quirky, sometimes bleak new work....

"Annie" is a hard knock, no fun adaptation

It's impossible to talk about "Annie" without admitting up front when you first experienced John Huston's 1982 film....

'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Critics' Choice noms

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Birdman," "Boyhood" and a host of now regulars on the awards circuit were among the top films listed in the 20th Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations Monday, but it was Wes Anderson's darkly whimsical "The Grand Budapest Hotel" that surprised with 11 nominations....

Camille Cosby defends husband as 'kind, generous'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bill Cosby's wife rejected sex assault allegations against her husband of a half-century on Monday, saying the man being accused by at least 15 women of drugging and having sex with them is "a man I do not know."...

Over and out: TV flops, exits and endings in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) -- Along with its triumphs, the world of TV had its share of setbacks in 2014. Here's a sample:...

Sony threatens to sue for publishing stolen emails

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lawyer representing Sony Pictures Entertainment is warning news organizations not to publish details of company files leaked by hackers in one of the largest digital breaches ever against an American company....

Camille Cosby's statement on assault accusations

NEW YORK (AP) -- Camille Cosby released the following statement Monday on the accusations of sexual assault against her husband:...

Atari's 'E.T.' game joins Smithsonian collection

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- One of the "E.T." Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian....

'Theory of Everything' star Eddie Redmayne weds

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Eddie Redmayne is celebrating more than his best-actor nominations this week. "The Theory of Everything" star is also a newlywed....

Appeals court upholds condom use in LA porn films

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a Los Angeles County ordinance requiring that actors in pornographic films use condoms....

'True Blood' actress Anna Camp to star in new play

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Pitch Perfect" and "True Blood" actress Anna Camp is returning to the stage, starring as a struggling writer in a new play by Nick Jones at Lincoln Center....

Wartime, Hollywood photographer Phil Stern dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Phil Stern, an award-winning photographer who lugged his camera into combat during World War II and later became known for candid shots of Hollywood stars like Marlon Brando, has died. He was 95....

Spelman College suspends its Cosby professorship

ATLANTA (AP) -- An Atlanta college is suspending its endowed professorship with Bill Cosby amid allegations by more than two dozen women that the comedian and actor sexually assaulted them....

Culture tops Merriam-Webster Top 10 words of 2014

NEW YORK (AP) -- A list of Merriam-Webster's Top 10 words of 2014:...

MSNBC launches Shift, new online news channel

NEW YORK (AP) -- MSNBC on Monday launched a new online service featuring Web-only fare....

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