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  • TV talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 12:28 am
    Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died at age 88.
  • 'Birdman' wins Producers Guild's top trophy
    Associated Press | January 25, 2015 12:20 am
    "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.
  • 'Racing Extinction' documentary a call to save the planet
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 9:40 pm
    It's not too late to save the planet, but documentarian Louis Psihoyos says the time is now.
  • Nikki Reed coy about love for Somerhalder, but not animals
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 9:18 pm
    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 she was effusive about her love for animals.
  • Sundance Watch: Franco falls in love, Reed coy on engagement
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 7:00 pm
    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: Reynolds charms in drama 'Mississippi Grind'
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 6:45 pm
    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," a deft, entertaining and messy look at depression, addiction and the highs of winning that premiered Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival.
  • Quick Quote: What Jenji Kohan wishes
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 6:36 pm
    "I wish everyone would get naked and simulate sex all the time, but they won't."
  • Quick Quote: Lena Dunham on 'controversy over her book
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 4:32 pm
    "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 the people close to me and my readers and I love the experience."
  • Quick Quote: Why U.K. director Rupert Goold cast Jonah Hill
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 11:17 am
    "We had James (Franco) first up, and I found it difficult to cast the other role I actually have to admit...I just needed someone who was inherently sympathetic and who would deliver a kind of soulfulness and vulnerability and I think, for all his kind of high velocity kind of comedy, I think there is something in Jonah that is quite...he's very good at playing a damaged quality... I'm really interested in shame in men and how that manifests itself in both of these characters. I thought Jonah would bring a nuance to that."
  • 'Deadheads' ask to camp out during band's Chicago concerts
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 11:13 am
    Fans of the Grateful Dead want a campout style atmosphere during three 50th anniversary concerts in July at Chicago's Soldier Field, but whether the venue will allow it is another question.
  • Coachella party Neon Carnival to make Super Bowl debut
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 11:10 am
    The fair-like atmosphere of Coachella's Neon Carnival party is making a road trip to the Super Bowl.
  • Quick Quote: Jeffrey Tambor talks binge watching
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 10:56 am
    "You push a button and it goes all over the world and on Sunday people are saying, 'Oh, I binge watched all 10 of them. Where's more?' and you go oh, the world has changed. It's not my dad walking to the television set and turning a knob to Ed Sullivan."
  • Quick Quote: Jack Black on independent films
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 10:48 am
    "'King Kong' or 'D Train'? I'm gonna go with 'D Train.' I'm not just saying that 'cause 'King Kong 'was five years ago and 'D Train' is right now. I'm saying it because it's true."
  • Quick Quote: Jason Segel's rewarding experience
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 10:43 am
    "'Infinite Jest' really moved me. I think it's a tough book to get through and it requires a lot of commitment. It's very long, but it was one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had."
  • Experts examine bones as Spain hunts for Cervantes' remains
    Associated Press | January 24, 2015 10:43 am
    Forensic experts began excavating graves and examining bones Saturday in a tiny chapel in Madrid, hoping to solve the centuries-old mystery of exactly where the great Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes was laid to rest.
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