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Review: Bujalski bulks up with a starrier cast in ‘Results’

AP Photo/Ryan Green In Andrew Bujalski’s directorial debut “Funny Ha Ha” – the film often cited as the first “mumblecore” movie – its aimless protagonist Marnie, recently graduated from college, writes a to-do list charming in its modest...
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Natalie Portman urges new Harvard graduates to take chances

AP Photo/Steven Senne CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Natalie Portman advised graduating Harvard seniors Wednesday to use their inexperience to their advantage, saying she has learned that taking calculated risks can lead to life-changing rewards. The Academy Award-winning actress,...

Jonathan Franzen talks up, and around, his new novel

NEW YORK (AP) — Writing has become no easier for Jonathan Franzen, whose fifth novel comes out this fall. And neither, apparently, have interviews. “I hope never to become glib,” the prize-winning and private author of “Freedom” and “The...

Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday refers to a confidential settlement reached...
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Review: Dwayne comes to the rescue, but he forgot the script

AP Photo/Jasin Boland It’s sure been a rough year for Hollywood. First there was the stinging Sony hacking scandal. And now we have the humbling image of the Hollywood letters themselves toppling to the ground, as most of California is pulverized by an earthquake –...
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Denzel Washington’s daughter Olivia makes NYC stage debut

AP Photo/Jordan Strauss NEW YORK (AP) — Like so many other aspiring actresses, Olivia Washington is paying her dues at a small, off-Broadway theater. Unlike so many other aspiring actresses, she’s not relying on her famous dad. Washington, one of Denzel...
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Late-night TV vet Bill Maher forges ahead with hit formula

AP Photo/Jeff Daly/Invision/AP LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Maher strides into the weekly writers meeting for his HBO show and puts his feet up on the table. His team of scribes, many of whom he’s worked with for 22 years, pepper him with ideas and information: the new...

U2’s longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, found dead

NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Sheehan, U2’s longtime tour manager, has died a day after the band kicked off a five-night stint in the Los Angeles area. Bono posted a statement about Sheehan’s death Wednesday on his website, saying “we lost a family member,...
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Citing illness, Suge Knight refuses to leave cell for court

AP Photo/Irfan Khan LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has delayed a hearing in Suge Knight’s robbery case after the former rap music mogul told deputies he was too sick to leave his jail cell. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen says he almost ordered Marion...
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David Duchovny takes a dangerous ’60s trip in ‘Aquarius’

AP Photo/Vivian Zink/NBC LOS ANGELES (AP) — Between wrapping “Californication” and the return of “The X-Files,” David Duchovny is making a detour to the mind-bending 1960s. In NBC’s drama “Aquarius,” he plays a Los Angeles police...