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  • Nation and World

    'The Interview' jeopardizes overseas movie villains

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Hollywood loves its overseas villains. Evil forces from Russia, China and North Korea have tirelessly menaced our big-screen heroes in recent years. But, in the wake of the startling cancellation of "The Interview," an entire...

    By Lindsey Bahr, AP Film Writer|

  • Entertainment

    Hicks: Sony's fear and 'The Interview' decision set terrible precedent

    Since when does Hollywood care about offending anyone -- especially in a foreign country where people can't afford movie tickets and their leader is so ridiculous, no movie could portray him as any more far-fetched than he really is?

    By Tony Hicks thicks@bayareanewsgroup.com|

  • Nation and World

    Fatal South by Southwest crash brings first wave of lawsuits

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The first wave of victim lawsuits since four people died at the South by Southwest music festival accused organizers Thursday of safety lapses after a driver smashed through a barricade and into a crowd of...

    By Paul J. Weber, Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    'Into the Woods': Here other musicals that made the leap to the big screen

    Broadway ON the big screen

    Karen D'Souza kdsouza@mercurynews.com|

  • Nation and World

    Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business. It has outraged artists, killing their faith in studios to release edgy content. But it's also...

    By Sandy Cohen, AP Entertainment Writer|

  • Nation and World

    Review: 'The Interview' deserves to be seen

    That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in.It's with heavy sadness, not pride, that I review Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's North Korean farce. As of Thursday morning, the film has been shelved...

    By Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer|

  • Nation and World

    Veteran AP trial reporter Linda Deutsch to retire

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Linda Deutsch, whose decades-long tenure as an Associated Press courts reporter made her a witness to some of the most sensational trials in U.S. history, is ending a career that saw her report Charles Manson's murder...

    By John Rogers, Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    Review: 'The Interview' deserves to be seen

    That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in.

    By Jake Coyle Associated Press|

  • Arts and entertainment

    Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

    ATLANTA (AP) 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 the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.The...

    By Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer|

  • Arts and entertainment

    '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 growing defection of commercial sponsors.There are no plans to change the 10-episode series that...

    By Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer|

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