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SAG Awards to offer window into Oscar race

AP Photo/Uncredited Oscar tea-leaf reading doesn’t get any better than at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. When the 20th annual SAG Awards get underway Saturday night in Los Angeles, the guild’s choices will be heavily scrutinized for their predictive powers for the...

Sundance premiere ‘Camp X-Ray’ explores Gitmo life

AP Photo/Danny Moloshok PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Kristen Stewart takes a lot of abuse in her latest film, a gritty drama about detainees at Guantanamo Bay. “Camp X-Ray,” which premiered Friday at the Sundance Film Festival to boisterous applause, features Stewart...

Scene and heard at Sundance Film Festival

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Associated Press reporters at the Sundance Film Festival share what’s in their notebooks: ANOTHER SOMALIAN PIRATE DRAMA: Filmmakers behind “Fishing Without Nets” say there’s room for another Somali...

Keira Knightley faced with adulthood in `Laggies’

AP Photo/Danny Moloshok PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Director Lynn Shelton has a great idea for how to market her new film, “Laggies”: put video of Keira Knightley dancing as a sign-spinner on YouTube. Knightley demonstrates some sweet moves and deft sign-spinning...

Broadway tries to take advantage of Super Bowl

AP Photo NEW YORK (AP) — With the eyes of the nation on the New York area during next month’s Super Bowl, Broadway naturally wants some of that attention. The shows “Jersey Boys” and “Rock of Ages” will perform special outdoor concerts, and a...

‘Octomom’ pleads not guilty to fraud charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Octomom” Nadya Suleman has pleaded not guilty to welfare fraud charges in Los Angeles. Suleman appeared in court Friday for arraignment and was released on her own recognizance. The 38-year-old single mother of 14 children is accused of...

Super Bowl, New York style, promises A-list sizzle

AP Photo/Charles Sykes NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl practically comes with a guarantee of A-list star wattage: No matter where it’s held, celebrities flock to the big game and the blowout extravaganzas connected to it. But its location this year at MetLife Stadium...

Fun. plans to raise funds for LGBT Detroit youth

AP Photo/Powers Imagery NEW YORK (AP) — The pop-rock trio fun. is launching a campaign to raise money for at-risk LGBT youth in Detroit. The band said Friday it plans to raise $250,000 to build a community health center for the Ruth Ellis Center, which provides housing,...

Copper heiress’ art, items to be auctioned in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Art, musical instruments, Gilded Age furniture and rare books from a reclusive copper heiress’ private trove will be sold this spring, Christie’s auction house said, after a feud over her estate was settled this past fall. The approximately 400...

NJ wake set for activist poet-writer Amiri Baraka

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson will be among those honoring activist poet-playwright Amiri Baraka at a wake in New Jersey. The wake will be held at Newark’s Metropolitan Baptist Church on Friday night. The 79-year-old author of blues-based, fist-shaking...