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  • Review: ‘The Interview’ deserves to be seen

    That I was one of the relative few to see “The Interview” is not a boast I take any pleasure in. It’s with heavy sadness, not pride, that I review Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s North Korean farce. As of Thursday morning, the film has been shelved just a week ahead of its planned release…

  • Drug supplier pleads guilty in MLB doping case

    MIAMI (AP) — A man who admitted working as a black market chemist at a garage lab in his suburban home pleaded guilty Thursday to being the main supplier of banned performance-enhancing substances in Major League Baseball’s most recent steroid scandal. Paulo Berejuk, a 51-year-old Brazilian citizen with permanent U.S. residency, pleaded guilty to conspiracy…

  • Ice buckets, breaking the Internet: A year in pop culture

    Just for fun, let’s try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image. We might begin with a singer oddly named Adele Dazeem, belting “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen.” Suddenly a friend would pour a bucket of ice water over her head. Adele would immediately tweet the moment on her new…

  • ‘Team America’ screenings also pulled from theaters

    NEW YORK (AP) — Programmed as a playful substitute to “The Interview,” Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s North Korea comedy “Team America: World Police” also has been pulled from theaters. After Sony dropped its planned Dec. 25 release of “The Interview” on Wednesday, a handful of theaters plugged in 10-year anniversary screenings of “Team America,”…

  • Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

    It’s been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and other documents have been posted online, employees and their families were threatened, and unreleased films were stolen and made available for illegal download. The hackers then escalated this…

  • Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least one computer in Bolivia previously…

  • Sony film took aim at North Korea’s biggest taboo

    TOKYO (AP) — If the U.S. government’s claim is correct that North Korea was involved in the unprecedented hack attack on Sony Pictures that scuttled Seth Rogen’s latest comedy, no one can say they weren’t warned. The movie, “The Interview,” pushed all of North Korea’s buttons. No country would welcome a movie portraying the glib…

  • Play about Sherlock Holmes plans to hit Broadway in 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s elementary, really. With all things Sherlock Holmes popular now, it’s no wonder that he’s coming to Broadway next. Producers said Thursday that a play about the cunning detective will come to Broadway in 2017. Called “Sherlock Holmes,” it will be written by the British writing team of Rachel Wagstaff and…

  • Bruce and Kris Jenner finalize divorce

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show Kris and Bruce Jenner have finalized their divorce, but they won’t be officially single until March. A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday signed off on the couple’s divorce judgment that ends the pair’s 23-year marriage. The Jenners filed divorce petitions in September, citing irreconcilable differences. California law requires…

  • Stephen Colbert retiring his ‘Report’ and the host he played

    NEW YORK (AP) — Colbert Nation will be leaderless after Thursday night. After nine years, Stephen Colbert is leaving “The Colbert Report.” He is retiring this Comedy Central satirical-news show along with the mythical character who served as host — a pompous, conservative scold also known as Stephen Colbert. (It airs at 11:30 p.m. EST.)…

  • ‘Prison Houdini’ set to make his 1st legal escape

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Had Mark DeFriest just waited a couple of months to collect his inheritance, he never would have gone to prison. Had he just behaved while he was there, he would have been released more than 30 years ago. But the man dubbed Florida’s “prison Houdini” kept escaping instead of simply serving…

  • Musical of ‘School of Rock’ heading to Broadway

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rockers, rejoice: The Broadway musical “Rock of Ages” may be going, but get ready for “The School of Rock.” Producers said Thursday that a musical version of the 2003 film starring Jack Black will start in early November, with an opening set for Dec. 6. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist…

  • Texas theater schedules showing of “Team America”

    RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) — If it’s a comedy featuring a North Korean leader that moviegoers want, that’s what they’ll get. After Sony canceled the release of “The Interview,” which depicts a hapless assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a Dallas-area theater pledged to screen “Team America: World Police,” which lampoons Kim’s late…

  • Byron Pitts replacing Dan Abrams as ABC ‘Nightline’ anchor

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News says Byron Pitts is taking over for Dan Abrams as a co-anchor of “Nightline.” Pitts, the network’s chief national correspondent, will replace Abrams after Thursday’s edition of the late-night news program. He joins Dan Harris and Juju Chang on the anchor team. ABC News president James Goldston on Thursday…

  • Piper Perabo is a world traveler thanks to ‘Covert Affairs’

    NEW YORK (AP) — On TV’s “Covert Affairs,” Piper Perabo plays a field agent with the CIA. And in real life, she’s traveling around the globe with the show, thanks to location shoots. The series, which airs its fifth season finale on USA at 10 p.m. EST Thursday, has taken Perabo to Medellin, Colombia, Rome,…