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Will 'The Interview' change how Hollywood does business?

Will 'The Interview' change how Hollywood does business?

FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2014 file photo, Derek Karpel holds his ticket to a screening of "The Interview" at Cinema Village movie theater, in New York. The film raked in just over $1 million in ticket sales from 331 locations for an impressive $3,142 per theater average, according to distribu…

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Publishers Weekly Bestsellers

Publishers Weekly Bestsellers

Films helping push paperbacks to top of bestseller lists.

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Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

FILE - This Aug. 14, 2009 file photo shows actor Robin Williams in Los Angeles. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide. Williams was 63. Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, acc…

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Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

Notables who left the world in 2014 included political figures who catalyzed war and peace and scientists who changed our lives. We lost beloved entertainers, some who brought audiences decades of smiles and tears and others departed before their time.

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N. Korea uses racial slur against Obama over hack

N. Korea uses racial slur against Obama over hack

This photo combination shows U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea has compared Obama to a monkey and blamed the U.S. for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the movie "The Interview." (AP Photos)

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North Korea uses racial slur against Obama

North Korea uses racial slur against Obama

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Obama over the hacking row involving the movie “The Interview.”

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Polish poet, translator Stanislaw Baranczak dies

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s outstanding poet, translator and dissident and a former Harvard lecturer Stanislaw Baranczak has died at his U.S. home, Poland’s leading daily Gazeta Wyborcza said. He was 68.

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Standouts from a year’s worth of smart money advice

Standouts from a year’s worth of smart money advice

Advice on ID theft protection, TV antennas, light bulbs, home heating and more.

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AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

FILE - This Sept. 30, 2014 file photo shows Nowa Paye, 9, as she is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia. Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated P…

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AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

FILE - This Dec. 4, 2014, file photo shows protesters rallying against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner gather in Foley Square, in New York. Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-…

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AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

FILE - This Dec. 31, 2013, file photo shows Veronica Boshen of Allentown, PA., in her 2014 glasses while waiting for the ball drop celebration to begin in Times Square on New Year's Eve, in New York. Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Ti…

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Poll: Nearly half think 2015 will be better

Poll: Nearly half think 2015 will be better

WASHINGTON — Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll.

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Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

LOS ANGELES — For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess.

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Streaming release of 'Interview' test for industry

Streaming release of 'Interview' test for industry

“The Interview” hit theaters and living rooms at the same time. Above, Derek Karpel holds his ticket to a screening at Cinema Village in New York City.

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Simultaneous release of 'The Interview' watched closely

Simultaneous release of 'The Interview' watched closely

ATLANTA — Sony’s “The Interview” has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release.

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'Frozen' is named top entertainer of the year by AP

'Frozen' is named top entertainer of the year by AP

Teenage Elsa the Snow Queen, voiced by Idina Menzel, in a scene from the huge hit animated feature “Frozen.”

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'Frozen' is named top entertainer of the year by AP

'Frozen' is named top entertainer of the year by AP

NEW YORK — If you have children, or know someone who does, or just listened to one recently, the choice of Associated Press Entertainer of the Year won’t come as much of a shock: It’s “Frozen,” and in 2014, we just couldn’t let it go.

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Cable news, where celebrity 'experts' rule

Cable news, where celebrity 'experts' rule

Former TV talk-show host Montel Williams was on CNN the other day discussing the Senate torture report and ...

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Tim Burton returns to form with ‘Big Eyes’

Tim Burton returns to form with ‘Big Eyes’

Tim Burton’s tone is agreeably low-key, presenting the real-life characters as goofy without insulting them.

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