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Book to Screen: 'American Sniper' & 'Unbroken'

WTOP's Jason Fraley chats with key figures behind the pages of "American Sniper" and "Unbroken."

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  • Sundance Quick Quote: Rashida Jones on porn, sex and women

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — “There’s something of a protection of people’s private sexual fantasies, I think, which is kind of a funny contrast in this country cause everybody’s like obsessed with sex. I personally…

  • Adrian Grenier enjoys anonymity on empty slopes at Sundance

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Stars are consistently swarmed by fans at the Sundance Film Festival, but there’s one place they can find anonymity: On the slopes. Wearing a helmet and goggles, “Entourage” star Adrian…

  • Common, John Legend to perform ‘Glory’ at Academy Awards

    NEW YORK (AP) — Common and John Legend will perform their Oscar-nominated song “Glory” at the Academy Awards. The song is from the civil rights drama “Selma” and is among the five nominees for best…

  • Memoir ‘H is for Hawk’ wins Britain’s Costa book prize

    LONDON (AP) — Helen Macdonald’s account of how training a hawk helped her cope with grief has won Britain’s Costa Book of the Year prize. Macdonald’s “H is for Hawk” was named winner of the…

  • Sundance Watch: ‘Me and Earl’ becomes breakout hit at fest

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The tale of a loner who befriends a fellow high school student with leukemia has become the breakout hit of the Sundance Film Festival. Fox Searchlight bought “Me and Earl…

  • Huntington acquires Louis Pasteur’s notes on brewing beer

    SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — People interested in what kind of beer the guy who invented pasteurization kicked back with will want to pay a visit to San Marino’s Huntington Library. The Huntington, whose treasures…

  • Kevin Spacey skips award shows to help aspiring Arab actors

    SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kevin Spacey skipped the Screen Actors Guild awards, which handed him a win for his wildly popular role on “House of Cards”, to watch 34 young actors from across…

  • Nielsen’s top programs for Jan. 19-25

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 19-25. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “Scorpion,” CBS, 12.08 million. 2. “NCIS,” CBS, 11.98 million. 3. “American Idol” (Wednesday), Fox, 11.76 million. 4. “The…

  • Super Bowl TV Ratings

    Super Bowl television ratings and shares, including network (both NBC and CBS televised the first Super Bowl). The rating represents the percentage of televisions tuned in to a program. The share is the percentage of…

  • Fox’s ‘Empire’ moving up the charts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox’s music business soap “Empire” is moving up the charts. The new series logged more than 11 million viewers last week, and has achieved the rare feat of growing its audience…

  • Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Jan. 19, to Sunday, Jan. 25,…

  • Spotify’s Top 10 most streamed tracks

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Jan. 19 to Sunday, Jan. 25…

  • Super Bowl jet-setters get topflight travel treatment

    PHOENIX (AP) — For some travelers visiting Arizona for the Super Bowl, the trip may be just as memorable as the game. Hundreds of luxury jets will arrive at the eight airports around metropolitan Phoenix…

  • Organizers end Wyoming hot-air balloon fest after 2 decades

    CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Organizers of an annual hot-air balloon festival in Wyoming have reluctantly decided to end the event after 19 years. Mikki Smith, organizing committee president, says the 12-member panel voted unanimously Jan.…

  • Katie Holmes to guest on ‘Ray Donovan’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Katie Holmes is joining the Showtime drama “Ray Donovan” for its upcoming third season. The former “Dawson’s Creek” star will play businesswoman Paige, a daughter of billionaire producer Andrew Finney,…