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Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward

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The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack and threats of violence against Sony Pictures that the FBI has attributed to North Korea. Read more

2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

Film Review-The Interview

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When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but sealed. Read more

AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all

Switzerland Sony Hack Paulo Coelho

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Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists. Read more

NY pain doctor gets prison in manslaughter case

A pain doctor convicted of manslaughter in two patients' overdose deaths was sentenced Friday to more than a decade in prison, after patients' relatives pleaded for a tough punishment and said he put money ahead of medicine. Read more

Celebrities react to latest Sony hack developments

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Latest reaction from Hollywood and beyond to the Sony hacking scandal and President Obama's remarks Friday that the studio "made a mistake" in not releasing its embattled film "The Interview": Read more

2 plays have reason to crow on Broadway this week

Theater-Broadway Recoups

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Two star-driven Broadway plays this week got early Christmas presents when they announced they'd recouped their respective investments. Read more

Sugarland, promoter settle with state fair victims

Indiana Fair Stage Collapse

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Country duo Sugarland, concert promoter Live Nation and 16 other defendants have agreed to pay $39 million to settle claims stemming from the deadly 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse, lawyers for the victims and their families announced Friday. Read more

Revere actress portrays Revolutionary characters

A suffragette rejected by peers when she married. A Hollywood temptress and inventor. The first woman in the American military. Revere actress Judith Kalaora said she is drawn to characters who seem conflicted about society's gender roles. Read more

Craig Ferguson says good night as 'Late Late Show' host

TV-Craig Ferguson

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Craig Ferguson will spend tomorrow's future yesterdays (as his theme song proclaims) somewhere other than "The Late Late Show." Friday was his last hoorah after a decade as host of the CBS talk show. Read more

Obama: Sony decision to cancel movie a 'mistake'

President Barack Obama says he thinks Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" by canceling release of "The Interview" movie. Read more

Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games

College Bowls-Name Game

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Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season's blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsors spending millions to thrust their names in front of fans watching on TV and in the stands. Read more

The AP's top 10 movies of the year

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The top 10 films of 2014, according to AP Film Writer Jake Coyle: Read more

Little-known book by pope outlines views, hopes for Cuba

Vatican Olympics

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A little-known book about Cuba by Jorge Mario Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — provides new insight into his views on Cuban society, Marxism and the U.S. trade embargo that helped inform his behind-the-scenes role in helping bring about the historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations. Read more

Hackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form

Film Review-The Interview

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Hackers sent a new email Friday to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" and warning not to distribute the film "in any form." Read more

Key Profumo scandal figure Mandy Rice-Davies dies

Britain Obit Rice Davies

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Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair," a sex-and-politics scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at age 70. Read more

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response


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President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI ... Read more

Amazon, Macmillan reach multiyear deal

Another major publisher has reached a multiyear deal with Amazon.com. Read more

Year's top album is Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour'

Up for a good long listen? Check out the Associated Press' top albums of 2014 list: Read more

Year's top song is Beyonce, Sia's 'Pretty Hurts'

Need a new playlist? Check out the Associated Press' top songs of 2014 list. Heard them before? Then play them again. Read more

Kid Rock to perform pre-race concert at Daytona 500

NASCAR Daytona 500 Kid Rock Auto Racing

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Kid Rock will perform a pre-race concert at the Daytona 500 in February. Read more

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