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  • ‘Birdman’ wins Producers Guild’s top trophy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Birdman” received a welcome lift on its flight to the Oscars after winning the Producers Guild of America’s highest film award Saturday night at a ceremony in Los Angeles. The win…

  • ‘Racing Extinction’ documentary a call to save the planet

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — It’s not too late to save the planet, but documentarian Louis Psihoyos says the time is now. The filmmaker behind 2009’s Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” returns to the natural environment…

  • Nikki Reed coy about love for Somerhalder, but not animals

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Nikki Reed was coy when asked about her rumored engagement to actor Ian Somerhalder, saying only, “Life is really great right now and I’m so excited for the future.” But…

  • Saturday, January 31

    Today is Saturday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2015. There are 334 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1531 – Holy Roman Emperor Charles V appoints his sister, Mary…

  • Sundance Watch: Franco falls in love, Reed coy on engagement

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here’s what they’ve seen and heard: ____ FIRST LOOK: ‘MISSISSIPPI GRIND’ Two wildly…

  • Lock of Lincoln’s hair among items auctioned in Dallas

    DALLAS (AP) — A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain president’s hair has been sold for more than $800,000 at auction Saturday in Dallas. The Donald P. Dow collection…

  • First Look: Reynolds charms in drama ‘Mississippi Grind’

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Two wildly different strangers with a shared and debilitating love of rainbows and poker take a high stakes gambling road trip from Dubuque, Iowa to New Orleans in “Mississippi Grind,”…

  • Quick Quote: What Jenji Kohan wishes

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — “I wish everyone would get naked and simulate sex all the time, but they won’t.” —”Orange is the New Black” creator Jenji Kohan at Sundance, on the difficulty of filming…

  • Al Pacino looks to diversify, not retire from acting

    NEW YORK (AP) — Al Pacino says he can relate to Simon Axler, the lead character in his film ‘The Humbling’ — about an aging actor who worries he’s lost his craft and his appetite…

  • Quick Quote: Lena Dunham on ‘controversy over her book

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — “I think the thing about expressing yourself is you have to be ready for all kinds of reactions and I feel so lucky about the support I’ve gotten both from…

  • Celebrities gasp at Dior’s hidden orchestra in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — From behind a black curtain in the central catwalk, fashion powerhouse Dior pulled a surprise on its guests in unveiling a concealed orchestra at the start of the Paris menswear show. “Matrix”…

  • As Brady, Gronk know, pre-Super Bowl injury talk always big

    Perhaps already annoyed by the attention to his left elbow ahead of the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman used a quip to answer one reporter’s question about that joint’s range of motion. “If…

  • American University Museum features ‘Locally Sourced’ art

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American University Museum is opening new winter exhibits, including a display of “Locally Sourced” art from community supported art programs in six cities. The exhibit “Locally Sourced” opened Saturday featuring more…

  • Following news of split, Dempsey avoids attention at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Actor and racing enthusiast Patrick Dempsey is trying to keep a low profile at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. A day after he and his wife announced they are divorcing…