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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Deaths and sex allegations rock the comedy world

    NEW YORK (AP) — For comedians, there was very little to laugh about in 2014. Three pioneering comic legends died — David Brenner, Joan Rivers and Robin Williams — and Bill Cosby went from America’s dad to an alleged serial sexual predator. “It’s unfortunate when you lose anybody. To lose three and to have these…

  • NY rapper Bobby Shmurda faces gun, drug charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — An up-and-coming rapper who performs under the name 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 be…

  • McCartney reflects on yesterday, today and tomorrow

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Paul McCartney is 72, and only the wrinkles give his years away. Interviewed recently at his midtown Manhattan office suite, he seems as boyish and light-footed as he was on stage decades ago for “The Ed Sullivan Show,” his manner informal, his build slender and well suited for jeans and…

  • Craig Ferguson to end 10 years as host of ‘Late Late Show’

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not such a great day, America — not for fans of Craig Ferguson. Ferguson, television’s kinetic Scottish cutup, on Friday brings to a close his decade-long run as host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show.” Airing Friday at 12:35 a.m. EST, he concludes a grand stretch of silliness and smarts…

  • 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…