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With digital forces at the gate, a down year for Hollywood

January 3, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood’s 2014 may well go down as a mere box-office blip, or it could be Act One in a drama of coming digital disruption. more »»

Testing anti-drinking drug with help of a fake bar

January 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The tequila sure looks real, so do the beer taps. more »»

Woman sues after fall on Dollywood theme park ride

January 3, 2015 A woman’s brain injury from a headfirst fall from a ride at Dollywood was caused by a mix of sleet and rain that made the ride “dangerously slick” and a lack of adequate safety measures, according t... more »»

2015 begins: Shanghai tragedy, fireworks elsewhere

January 3, 2015 By The Associated Press Revelers crowded New York’s Times Square and converged on the beaches of Brazil and skyscrapers of Dubai to say good riddance to a turbulent 2014 marred by terror woes, Ebol... more »»

Celebrate the new year at First Friday

January 2, 2015 The Calumet Art District welcomes 2015 with a wide array of Gallery Shows and the reopening of the famous Omphale Gallery. more »»

Play a master painter by learning to paint

January 2, 2015 NEW YORK — Talk about suffering for your art. Achieving his acclaimed performance as the masterful British landscape painter J.M.W. Turner in “Mr. more »»

Hammerstein museum plan hits sour note for some

January 2, 2015 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A plan to convert Broadway lyricist Oscar Hammerstein’s former home into a tourist attraction appears to be falling on deaf ears, but his grandson hopes public officials will soo... more »»

South Korean to drop Sony film in North by balloon

January 2, 2015 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean activist said Wednesday that he will launch balloons carrying DVDs of Sony’s “The Interview” toward North Korea to try to break down a personality cult built... more »»

How ‘The Interview’s’ VOD grosses could change the game

January 2, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Sony appears to have a win-win with “The Interview. more »»

Morocco's banning of 'Exodus' film causes controversy

January 2, 2015 RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco has banned Ridley Scott’s biblical epic “Exodus,” provoking an angry response by politicians and filmmakers in this North African country. more »»

Capacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview'

December 27, 2014 NEW YORK — Critics and early viewers agree that “The Interview” is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event. more »»

LBJ historian disappointed by MLK bio-picture

December 27, 2014 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The widely acclaimed movie “Selma” about the 1965 Civil Rights movement has disappointed at least one moviegoer: a leading historian of President Lyndon B. Johnson. more »»

Cast reflects on challenge of adapting Sondheim

December 27, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — “Into the Woods, who knows what may be lurking on the journey?” goes a lyric from the beloved 1987 Stephen Sondheim musical. more »»

Court denies Polanski sex case dismissal

December 27, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Roman Polanski lost his latest bid to have a California court dismiss his 1977 sex case when a judge rejected a motion for a new hearing. more »»

Streaming release of 'Interview' test for industry

December 27, 2014 ATLANTA (AP) — Sony’s “The Interview” has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. more »»

Pine Mountain Music Festival

December 26, 2014 HANCOCK — For the past 24 years, the Pine Mountain Music Festival has drawn music lovers both far and wide. more »»

N. Korean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans

December 26, 2014 SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea hates the currently scrapped Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema —... more »»

30 years later, Cabbage Patch Kids still have fans

December 26, 2014 CLEVELAND, Ga. — Standing in a loose circle with one hand raised, a group of about five dozen adults recited an oath to be the best adoptive parent in the world. more »»

'Frozen' is named top entertainer of the year

December 26, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — If you have children, or know someone who does, or just listened to one recently, the choice of Associated Press Entertainer of the Year won’t come as much of a shock: It’s “Frozen,”... more »»

Justin Lin to direct third 'Star Trek' film

December 26, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The USS Enterprise is about to get a little faster. “Fast & Furious” director Justin Lin is taking the helm of the third installment in Paramount’s “Star Trek” franchis. more »»



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