FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of being responsible for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, providing the most detailed accounting to date of a hugely expensive break-in...
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Mistrial declared for man accused of stalking Ashanti

Singer Ashanti leaves the courthouse after testifying at Devar Hurd’s trial in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Ashanti said in testimony at Hurd’s trial Tuesday that she was “disgusted” and “absolutely scared” when she learned in July 2013...
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Smashing Pumpkins’ Corgan looks ahead, not back

In this Dec. 9, 2014 photo, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan poses for a portrait in promotion of the band’s new album “Monuments To An Elegy” in New York. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP) In this Dec. 9, 2014 photo, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy...

Actor Stephen Collins denies he’s a pedophile in interview

NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled actor Stephen Collins says he’s not a pedophile and insists he has inappropriately touched a minor just once. In an interview with Yahoo’s Katie Couric posted online Friday, the “7th Heaven” star described himself instead...

Stephen Colbert retires his ‘Report’ and the host he played

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is dead. Stephen Colbert is immortal? Long live Stephen Colbert! Nine years of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” came to an end Thursday night along with its mythical presiding pundit, as the real-life Stephen Colbert...
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‘The Interview’ jeopardizes overseas movie villains

FILE–This file photo provided by Columbia Pictures shows a confrontation between The Great dictator, Charlie Chaplin, left, and Jack Oakie, dictator of bacteria, right, in a scene from the classic film satire on Nazi Germany, “The Great Dictator,” from 1940....
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‘The Interview’ jeopardizes overseas movie villains

This image released by Columbia Pictures – Sony shows James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen in “The Interview.” Sony Pictures canceled all release plans for the film at the heart of the hacking scandal that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and...

‘Sorority Sisters’ draws criticism, loses sponsors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — VH1 says it’s sticking with “Sorority Sisters” despite criticism of the reality show’s depiction of black sorority members and the loss of some sponsors. There are no plans to change the 10-episode series, and the channel says in...
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Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

Cars enter and depart from Sony Pictures Entertainment studio lot in Culver City, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed...
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Ice buckets, breaking the Internet: A year in pop culture

This image released by Columbia Pictures – Sony shows James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen in “The Interview.” Sony Pictures canceled all release plans for the film at the heart of the hacking scandal that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and...