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  • Why Ryan Reynolds says he’s a dangerous poker player

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn ventured deep into the heart of America to film the gambling drama “Mississippi Grind,” a gritty, 70s-style road trip movie about two near-strangers travelling from…

  • Sundance film pulls back curtain on Scientology

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” has premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house, and with police protection. Director Alex Gibney’s film claims that the…

  • ‘American Sniper’ maintains lead position at box office

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “American Sniper” continued to stay in moviegoers’ sights. The Navy SEAL marksman drama starring Bradley Cooper stayed in first place in its second weekend in wide release, earning $64.6 million. The…

  • Sundance Watch: ‘Cobain’ premieres, women talk Hollywood

    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: ____ AMATEUR PORN SPOTLIGHTED IN ‘HOT GIRLS…

  • McCain gives thumbs up to ‘American Sniper’ movie

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says critics of U.S. foreign policy are disparaging the movie, “American Sniper” and denigrating the memory of Chris Kyle, the U.S. serviceman depicted in…

  • Sundance First Look: New doc goes inside Kurt Cobain’s head

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” a fiery, evocative and deeply felt look at one of rock’s most misunderstood and tragic figures, presents a portrait of a man and an artist…

  • Cumberbatch says sorry for calling black actors ‘colored’

    LONDON (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch says he was an “idiot” to refer to non-white actors as “colored.” The Academy Award-nominated actor used the word on PBS talk show “Tavis Smiley” last week while discussing diversity…

  • Emma Watson to star in live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Emma Watson will play Belle in Disney’s live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast.” The Walt Disney Co. announced the casting of the “Harry Potter” star Monday, setting the prettier half…

  • Image of Asia: Greeting Johnny Depp at the Tokyo airport

    In this photo by Shizuo Kambayashi, actor Johnny Depp kneels to give autographs to fans as he and his fiancee Amber Heard arrive at Haneda international airport in Tokyo to promote his latest film. “Mortdecai,”…

  • SAG Awards win sends ‘Birdman’ Oscar hopes soaring

    Oscar hopes for “Birdman” got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner “Boyhood.” Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s…

  • Salma Hayek leads Saint Laurent menswear finale

    PARIS (AP) — Fashion royalty Salma Hayek — the Academy Award-nominated wife of the luxury heir François-Henri Pinault — led the front row pack at Saint Laurent, the highlight of the Paris menswear shows on…

  • First Look: Sundance doc pulls back curtain on Scientology

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house — not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection.…

  • Debbie Reynolds honored for lifetime achievement

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Debbie Reynolds accepted the Screen Actors Guild’s lifetime achievement award from her daughter Sunday night, and promptly embarrassed Carrie Fisher with a story. The 82-year-old entertainer recalled having “a big, ugly…

  • Quotes from the Screen Actors Guild Awards

    Quotes from Sunday night’s 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles: “If people are saying I’m the front-runner, that’s a beautiful thing. It’s more attention for the movie. I’m delighted to be the…

  • “Birdman” wins best film cast at Screen Actors Guild Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Birdman” wins best film cast at Screen Actors Guild Awards.