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Donny and Marie Osmond extend Las Vegas show dates

FILE – In this April 28, 2011 file photo, siblings Donny Osmond, left, and Marie Osmond pose backstage at their show at the Flamingo hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Donny and Marie Osmond will be singing at the Flamingo Las Vegas at least through the end of 2015. Caesars...
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Justin Lin to direct third ‘Star Trek’ film

FILE – In this April 18, 2013 file photo, Justin Lin arrives at the Cinemacon Big Screen Awards red carpet and receives Director of the Year Award at Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas. Lin is set to direct the third installment in Paramount’s “Star Trek”...

Box office: ‘Hobbit’ finale sends ‘Exodus’ fleeing

NEW YORK (AP) — The finale of Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy, “The Battle of the Five Armies,” marauded through the multiplexes during the weekend before Christmas, taking in $54.7 million. Since opening Wednesday, the Warner Bros. release...
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As dust clears, what’s next for Sony?

An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Plaza building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving the satirical film, “The Interview,” about a plot to assassinate North...
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British singer Joe Cocker dies of lung cancer

FILE – In this July 20, 2002 file photo, British Rock and Blues legend Joe Cocker performs on stage of the Stravinski hall during the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. Cocker, best known for the songs, “You Are So Beautiful,” and the 1980s duet...
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NYC theater plans live reading of ‘The Interview’

A South Korean army soldier walks near a TV screen showing an advertisement of Sony Picture’s “The Interview,” at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination...

Pittsburgh mayor goes ‘Undercover’ in reality show

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s mayor has gone undercover for a reality show. A disguised Bill Peduto appeared on Sunday’s episode of the CBS series “Undercover Boss,” collecting trash, sawing down trees and helping build a door. The first-term...
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South Africa’s high crime rate inspires novelist

In this photo taken Monday Nov. 24, 2014, author Angela Makholwa speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Johannesburg, South Africa. Makholwa’s fascination with South Africa’s violent crime has made her one of the country’s most popular...