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  • Australian police won’t charge Mel Gibson over tirade claim

    SYDNEY (AP) — Police say they do not intent to charge Oscar-winning director Mel Gibson over an allegation that he shoved and abused a newspaper photographer who snapped pictures of him and his new girlfriend…

  • Skateboard artists run riot in nation’s capital

    WASHINGTON — No, you’re not imagining things. There are actually jazz musicians skateboarding at the Kennedy Center and film crews shooting skaters in your backyard swimming pool. Both efforts are coming to the surface this week in our nation’s…

  • Federal Sony data breach lawsuit settled, lawyer says

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose personal information was posted online last year after a massive data breach have reached a settlement in a proposed class action lawsuit, their attorneys said…

  • Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney’s favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as “That Darn Cat!” and “The Love Bug,” has died of Parkinson’s…

  • Sony, back in the crosshairs, defends ‘Concussion’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a year after the devastating hacking attack that leaked thousands of emails, Sony Pictures Entertainment again finds itself trying to justify its own inner dealings, this time over the upcoming…

  • Emails show nuances to ‘Concussion’ controversy, NFL fears

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leaked emails about the fact-based football drama “Concussion” paint a complicated picture of the internal dealings between Sony executives, lawyers, external consultants and filmmaker Peter Landesman in the early stages of…

  • Review: Gibney presents Steve Jobs’ darker side in new docu

    Was Steve Jobs a brilliant visionary whose singular mind, capable of blending art, technology and commerce as never before, inspired the world to “think different” and changed the way we live? Or was he a…

  • Peak cinema: ‘Everest’ kicks off Venice Film Festival

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke lead the cast but the mountain is the star of “Everest,” a high-altitude thriller that opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. Based on real events,…

  • Column: Has NFL’s PR machine finally met its match?

    Merry Christmas, Mr. Commissioner. Enjoy your lump of coal. Even though the holiday is nearly four months off, we already know what Roger Goodell will find under his tree on Christmas Day. It’s a movie…

  • VENICE WATCH: Festival pays tribute to horror-meister Craven

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is adding a dose of horror to its high-toned lineup, in tribute to the late director Wes Craven. The festival will hold a free midnight screening of…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks bouncing back after big plunge NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and global stock markets are recovering in midday trading after a sharp sell-off on Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average was ahead…

  • Fall Movie Preview: Spielberg plunges into the Cold War

    NEW YORK (AP) — The nearly three year wait since Steven Spielberg’s last movie (2012’s “Lincoln”) comes to an end this October with the spy thriller “Bridge of Spies.” Good news for moviegoers: There won’t…

  • Best of Frank Sinatra

    WTOP counts down the best Frank Sinatra movies and songs.

  • ‘Concussion’ director says no compromises were made for NFL

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after its trailer debuted online and months before it hits theaters, the Will Smith football head-trauma film “Concussion” is already sparking controversy. Citing studio emails leaked in the hack…

  • Television and movie producers announced for Oscars telecast

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says David Hill and Reginald Hudlin will produce the 88th Oscars telecast. Hill is a 25-year Fox veteran and former chairman and CEO…