Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won a best actor Oscar in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in “Capote” and created a gallery of other vivid characters, many of them slovenly and slightly dissipated comic figures, died Sunday. He was 46....

JK Rowling says ‘Harry Potter’ ending may be wrong

LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is having second thoughts about having ended the series with heroine Hermione Granger paired up romantically with Ron Weasley. The hugely successful author tells Wonderland magazine she chose the red-haired Ron for Hermione for...

Jay Z , with special guest Beyonce, rock SB party

AP Photo/Charles Sykes NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce is making Super Bowl weekend performances something of a habit. A year after performing at the big game in New Orleans, Beyonce performed for a smaller crowd Saturday night as Jay Z brought his wife out for a surprise cameo...

‘Her,’ ‘Captain Phillips’ win Writers Guild awards

AP Photo/Uncredited LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Jonze’s “Her” and Billy Ray’s “Captain Phillips” have earned top screenplay honors from the Writers Guild of America. Winning the prize for original screenplay on Saturday was...

Dylan Farrow resurrects Allen molestation claim

AP Photo/Mario Cabrera NEW YORK (AP) — Dylan Farrow renewed molestation allegations against Woody Allen, claiming the movie director sexually assaulted her when she was 7 after he and actress Mia Farrow adopted her. In an open-letter to The New York Times posted online...

Academy cites integrity in pulling Oscar song nod

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says the decision to rescind the Academy Awards original song nomination for “Alone Yet Not Alone” from the film of the same title is due to integrity. The academy issued a statement Saturday...

Porn company’s condom policy a big part of fine

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco pornography company that specializes in films featuring scenes of dominance and submission was fined more than $78,000 this week by state safety officials for maintaining dangerous workplace conditions, among them allowing performers to...

Serena Williams, LeBron James hit up Beats parties

AP Photo/Aaron Favila NEW YORK (AP) — One Super Bowl party wasn’t enough for Beats by Dre. The headphone company held two events Friday with completely different vibes. The night began at the intimate Graff Diamonds jewelry store, where Serena Williams, Anthony...

Thicke, Kendrick Lamar perform at Super Bowl party

AP Photo/Scott Roth NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Thicke and Kendrick Lamar might be putting in their bids for the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show. The artists were energetic when they performed Friday night at ESPN’s pre-Super Bowl bash at Pier 36 in New York City....

Blige, Legend, Anthony headline NY Super Bowl bash

AP Photo/Dave Allocca NEW YORK (AP) — Mary J. Blige, John Legend and Marc Anthony kicked off Super Bowl weekend in style by serenading a celebrity-filled crowd in Manhattan. Hundreds of New Yorkers and visitors packed into Cipriani’s 42nd Street on Friday night for a...