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  • Wahlberg and Bay reunite for pre-Super Bowl charity event

    PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — “Transformers” star Mark Wahlberg and director Michael Bay reunited Saturday night for a charity event that organizers said raised more than $1 million. The pair served as celebrity hosts for…

  • ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ sweeps Sundance Awards

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Sundance breakout “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” a quirky, heartfelt story about a pair of high school film lovers who befriend a girl with cancer, won both the…

  • Ewan McGregor plays Jesus and the devil in Sundance epic

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Epic is not usually a term associated with films coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, which makes director Rodrigo Garcia’s imagined story of Jesus’s journey through the desert even…

  • British actress Geraldine McEwan dies at age 82

    LONDON (AP) — The family of longtime actress Geraldine McEwan says she has died following treatment for a stroke. She was 82. McEwan was known for many roles including playing the famous Agatha Christie detective…

  • Rep: Val Kilmer undergoing tests for a tumor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Val Kilmer is undergoing tests for a possible tumor, according to his representative. Liz Rosenberg confirmed Saturday that the 55-year-old actor is at a Los Angeles hospital and that doctors are…

  • First Look: Viola Davis goes vigilante in ‘Lila and Eve’

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez are grief-stricken mothers in “Lila and Eve,” which premiered Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival. Lila Wolcott (Davis) is broken when her 18-year-old son…

  • Cynthia Nixon channels the personal to play a cancer patient

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Cynthia Nixon’s portrayal of a woman and mother dying of cancer in the Sundance drama “James White” hit extremely close to home. The actress saw her own mother die from…

  • Sundance closing-night film, ‘Grandma’ showcases Lily Tomlin

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Writer-director Paul Weitz knew what he was after when he was writing “Grandma,” the official closing-night selection at the Sundance Film Festival. “I just wanted to see a movie where…

  • First lady defends ‘American Sniper’ at veterans event

    NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated “American Sniper,” which has received criticism for its depiction of war. Bradley Cooper,…

  • Comedian Tig Notaro is star of Sundance doc, host of awards

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Don’t ask comedian Tig Notaro about her approach to hosting the Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony. The closing event is Saturday night, but she hasn’t even thought about it. “I…

  • Matt Damon, Ben Affleck admit to Deflategate

    WASHINGTON — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is getting support from passionate fans — genuine and phony — as Deflategate stretches toward Super Bowl Sunday. Jimmy Kimmel strung together Massachusetts-bred celebrities — including actors Matt…

  • ‘Ida’ takes an unlikely road to the Academy Awards

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pawel Pawlikowski tried to make his film a flop. He shot it in black-and-white, in Polish and without any well-known actors. Commercial prospects were about as grim as the movie’s own…

  • James Franco tries to move beyond “The Interview”

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Almost two months after the hack heard ’round the world, James Franco is trying and ready to move past “The Interview.” The restless, multi-hyphenate artist has made a noble attempt…

  • Das Loot: Jude Law seeks sunken gold in ‘Black Sea’

    WASHINGTON — Wolfgang Petersen created an all-time movie classic in “Das Boot” (1981). But if you were to examine the plot of Jude Law’s new movie, you might call it “Das Loot.” That’s because “Black…

  • Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced “King of Kitsch” whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and ’70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one…