‘The Bronze’ and the explicit scene everyone’s buzzing about

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — “Gymnast sex” is mentioned early on in “The Bronze,” a darkly comedic look at the world of a washed-up Olympian starring and co-written by Melissa Rauch of “The Big Bang Theory,” but it’s not until the movie...

Free e-books offer selections of upcoming releases

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of free e-books will offer excerpts from upcoming releases by Dennis Lehane, Ann Packer and more than 60 other writers. “Buzz Books 2015: Spring/Summer” and “Buzz Books 2015: Young Adult Spring,” available Friday on...
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Art embraces science in new British play ‘Oppenheimer’

Tom Morton-Smith, playwright of new play ‘Oppenheimer’ sits on a graphic of a ‘bomb’, at a rehearsal studio in London, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. The Royal Shakespeare Company is doing Tom Morton-Smith’s play about the physicist Robert Oppenheimer, who...

Hostage video: was it really done outside?

NEW YORK (AP) — The video of two Japanese hostages being held by the Islamic State group seems, like past IS videos, taken in an arid, desert setting. But suspicions are emerging that the message was not prepared outdoors at all. An expert in these videos said it was more...

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

A woman with a Mickey Mouse hat walks toward Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. California public health officials urged those who haven’t been vaccinated against measles to avoid Disney parks where a spreading outbreak...

Nina Simone documentary a powerful portrait of the artist

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Through archival footage and interviews with her family, closest confidants and collaborators, Nina Simone comes to life again — still enigmatic but more easily understood — in the new documentary “What Happened, Miss...

John Legend performs surprise set at Sundance premiere

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The opening-night documentary at the Sundance Film Festival closed with a superstar concert. After the credits rolled on “What Happened, Miss Simone?” John Legend took the stage to pay tribute to its subject, Nina Simone....
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Alec Baldwin memoir to be published in fall 2016

FILE – In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin attends a special screening of his film “Still Alice” in New York. Baldwin has a deal with Harper for “Nevertheless,” a memoir scheduled for the fall of 2016. Harper, an imprint of...
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Kate Moss holds court at Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens bares all

Brian Ferry, center left, and Kate Moss, right, look at a Louis Vuitton creation by designer Kim Jones during men’s fall-winter 2015/2016 fashion collection presented in Paris, France, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) Brian Ferry, center left, and Kate...
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Court hears arguments on Jackson concert promoter lawsuit

FILE – In this March 5, 2009 file photo, US singer Michael Jackson announces that he is set to play a series of comeback concerts at the London O2 Arena in July, which he announced at a press conference at the London O2 Arena. Attorneys for Katherine Jackson argued for a...