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‘Gone with the Wind’ premiere sparked tension

In this photo taken from video on Dec. 10, 2014, Matthew Bernstein, an Emory University Film Studies professor, discusses the racial tensions between the “Gone With the Wind†movie producer David O. Selznick and City of Atlanta officials during the film’s...

New Malick movie to debut at Berlin film festival

BERLIN (AP) — New films from Terrence Malick and Peter Greenaway are among the first movies chosen to screen at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Festival organizers said Monday that Malick’s “Knight of Cups,” starring Christian Bale,...
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2014 gave viewers great shows on-air and online

In this image released by The CW, Gina Rodriguez portrays Jane in the new series, “Jane The Virgin.” (AP Photo/The CW, Tyler Golden) In this image released by The CW, Gina Rodriguez portrays Jane in the new series, “Jane The Virgin.” (AP Photo/The CW,...

Obamas get into holiday spirit at benefit concert

AAA Dec. 15, 2014 11:36 AM ETObamas get into holiday spirit at benefit concert By STACY A. ANDERSON President Barack Obama, center, and his family, first lady Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama, second from right, and Malia Obama, right, greet children dressed like elves at the National...
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Culture tops Merriam-Webster Top 10 words of 2014

This Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 photo shows Merriam-Webster’s 2014 word of the year, “culture,” on the Merriam-Webster smartphone app and a dictionary’s culture page in front of the word’s citation file drawer at the dictionary publisher’s offices...
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Merriam-Webster names ‘culture’ word of the year

This Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 photo shows the word “culture” in the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, in New York. Merriam-Webster has named “culture” its 2014 word of the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) This Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 photo shows the...
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Wartime, Hollywood photographer Phil Stern dies

FILE – This Feb. 8, 2005 file photo, photographer Phil Stern walks past a gallery of photographs in Los Angeles, that he took of the late actor James Dean. Stern, the award-winning photographer who lugged his camera into combat during World War II and later became known for...

James Patterson donating to independent bookstores

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanks to a holiday windfall, Left Bank Books in St. Louis plans to install a security system and possibly update its phones. Strand Book Store in New York City is looking to sponsor field trips that will bring in students from low income neighborhoods....

Spelman College suspends its Cosby professorship

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta college is suspending its endowed professorship with Bill Cosby amid allegations by more than two dozen women that the comedian and actor sexually assaulted them. Spelman College is the latest school to disassociate itself from Cosby. Spelman...
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‘Theory of Everything’ star Eddie Redmayne weds

FILE – In this Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 file photo, actor Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe arrive on the blue carpet for the UK premiere of “The Theory of Everything,” at the Odeon in Leicester Square, central London. Redmayne is celebrating more than his...