Romney attends Sundance premiere of `MITT’

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Mitt and Ann Romney came to the Salt Lake City premiere of “MITT,” the documentary that tracks his run for the presidency, much to the surprise of the audience, and even the filmmaker. Greg Whiteley followed the Romney family for six...

French first lady leaves hospital after resting

AP Photo/Thomas Samson PARIS (AP) — France’s first lady has ended a more than weeklong stay at a hospital where she went to rest after a gossip magazine’s report about an alleged affair between President Francois Hollande and an actress. A member of Valerie...

Dramas illustrate rapid change in television

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Creators of two of the most indelible dramas on network television last decade, “Lost” and “Desperate Housewives,” are making programs for cable networks now, and they speak with the zeal of the happily converted. “Now...

Madonna apologizes for racial slur

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna is apologizing for using a racial slur to refer to her white son on Instagram. On Friday night, she posted a picture of her 13-year-old son Rocco boxing and used a hashtag that contained a variation of the n-word. When fans objected, she defiantly...

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...