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  • Actress Diane Guerrero writing memoir

    NEW YORK (AP) — Through her own story, Diane Guerrero wants to change the lives of others. Henry Holt and Company announced Thursday that the Colombian-American actress known for “Orange is the New Black” and “Jane the Virgin” is working on a memoir scheduled for early 2016. The book is called “In the Country We…

  • Artisphere arts center likely to close in Arlington

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan says the money-losing Artisphere arts center should close next June because it has failed to break even after years of subsidies. Members of the County Board tell The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1AKftod ) they will likely support the recommendation. Donnellan says Artisphere hasn’t drawn enough visitors or…

  • N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever

    NEW YORK (AP) — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business. The fallout from the hack that exposed a trove of sensitive documents, and this week escalated to threats of terrorism, forced Sony to…

  • Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren’t paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials. Its chief executive was regularly reminded in unsecure emails of…

  • AP source: North Korea linked to Sony hacking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers. The official, who said a more formal…

  • Vegas hotelier faces gambling commission scrutiny

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man who started a hospitality empire with a Los Angeles nightclub and turned the Sahara Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip into a hipper, sleeker destination is facing questions for the second time this month from gambling regulators about his cocaine use and questionable business dealings. Sam Nazarian…

  • NY rapper Bobby Shmurda faces gun, drug charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — An up-and-coming rapper who performs under the name of Bobby Shmurda will face gun and drug trafficking charges when an arraignment is unsealed in court. Ackquille Pollard was taken into custody shortly after he left a recording studio near Radio City Music Hall in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday. His indictment will…

  • Nightlife king faces queries from gaming regulator

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Los Angeles nightlife entrepreneur who revamped Las Vegas’ Sahara Hotel and Casino into a hipper, sleeker destination is getting ready to defend his past again so he can obtain a Nevada gambling license after admitting recent cocaine use and explaining his curious business dealings with felons. Nevada has long been…

  • AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers. The official, who said a more formal…

  • How Kim Jong Un became the target of ‘The Interview’

    NEW YORK (AP) — A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for a lunch interview about “The Interview,” the likelihood of trouble seemed remote. “You’re always hoping nothing horrible is going to happen, obviously,” said Rogen. “If something horrible happened and they were like, ‘It’s inappropriate to release this movie…

  • Podcast ‘Serial’ turns town into fan destination

    WASHINGTON – Thursdays have never been more exciting. Each week since October, more than a million listeners have rearranged their schedules to make time for a new episode of “Serial,” an 11-part podcast that delves into the investigation of the 1999 murder of Baltimore County, Maryland, teenager Hae Min Lee. The podcast’s popularity has inspired…

  • Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ amid terror hack threats

    NEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation’s largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy “The Interview.” The cancellation announced Wednesday was a startling blow to the…

  • $10 million in stolen Los Angeles art recovered

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have recovered $10 million worth of art — including paintings by Chagall and Diego Rivera — that were stolen in one of Los Angeles’ largest art heists. The FBI and Los Angeles recovered nine pieces of art at a West LA hotel in October, and a man was arrested, the…

  • Stolen emails reveal lapses in Sony security practices

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren’t paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials. Its chief executive was regularly reminded in unsecure emails of…

  • Film students to play role in Academy Awards show

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As many as six aspiring filmmakers will appear in next year’s Academy Awards ceremony, and Channing Tatum will help them get there. Oscar producers said Wednesday they’re bringing back the Team Oscar program that invites young filmmakers to play a role in the awards show. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron say…