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  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS, ADVISORY

    USA Today Best Sellers will move Friday Dec. 26.

  • WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS, ADVISORY

    Wall Street Journal Best Sellers will move on Friday Dec. 26.

  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

    Copyright 5/8/2014 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 12/21/2014, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2014 The Nielsen Company. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Gray Mountain” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “Hope to Die” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 3. “Revivial”…

  • Rogen: Watch it in a theater — or invite friends over

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Seth Rogen says comedies are “best viewed in a theater full of people.” So that’s the way he’d like people to see his new film, “The Interview.” But he tweets…

  • The AP’s top 10 movies of the year

    The top 10 films of 2014, according to AP Film Writer Jake Coyle: 1. “Ida” — Where did this perfect little gem come from? Its director, Pawel Pawlikowski, wasn’t previously a major name in international…

  • Review: True story eye-poppingly told in Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’

    You’ve likely seen the images, even if you have no idea who painted them: Those waifs with the huge, saucer-like eyes, appearing in oil paintings, posters, postcards, refrigerator magnets. Actually, for years, nobody actually knew…

  • ‘By the Book’ goes inside the minds of writers

    WASHINGTON — “What are you reading?” It’s a question asked by friends meeting over lunch, by strangers on an airplane and among co-workers gathered around the office water cooler. Pamela Paul, editor of The New…

  • Sony tries to save face with ‘Interview’ flip-flop

    ATLANTA (AP) — Sony’s flip-flop on releasing “The Interview” shows the studio is working furiously to try to chart the right course through political and public-opinion minefields. Although analysts don’t believe the decision will have…

  • A burlesque version of ‘The Nutcracker’ wins Goldstar prize

    NEW YORK (AP) — A very adult take on Tchaikovsky’s famous Christmas ballet “The Nutcracker” has won the 2014 Goldstar National Nutcracker Award. The ticket discounter on Tuesday declared the bawdy “A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker” by…

  • Star-studded cast reflects on challenge of adapting Sondheim

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Into the Woods, who knows what may be lurking on the journey?” goes a lyric from the beloved 1987 Stephen Sondheim musical. It also sums up the fears many ardent Sondheim…

  • The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US

    iBook charts for week ending December 22, 2014: Top Paid Books 1. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand – 9780679603757 – (Random House Publishing Group) 1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – 9780307588388 – (Crown Publishing Group)…

  • 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…

  • ‘Frozen’ is named top entertainer of the year by AP

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you have children, or know someone who does, or just listened to one recently, the choice of Associated Press Entertainer of the Year won’t come as much of a shock:…

  • Cosby not finding support in black community

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Cosby hasn’t been “America’s dad” for years. For some blacks, he is the cranky uncle complaining about young African Americans who, in his view, dress and behave in a way that…

  • ‘Frozen’ is named top entertainer of the year by AP

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press entertainer of the year isn’t a singer or actor. It’s an animated film — and it opened before the end of last year. If you have children, or…