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Chris Rock and wife Malaak Compton-Rock headed for divorce
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chris Rock filed for divorce from his wife Malaak Compton-Rock, a statement from his representative confirmed Sunday....

Box Office: 'Hobbit' wins, 'Interview' has strong VOD sales
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods" proved no match for "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."...

Alicia Keys welcomes second child
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Alicia Keys gave birth to son Genesis Ali Dean early on Saturday morning. It's baby number two for the Grammy-winner and her husband, producer-rapper Swizz Beatz, who are also parents to 4-year-old Egypt Daoud....

N. Korea uses racial slur against Obama over hack
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama over the hacking row involving the movie "The Interview."...

Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, who led the way on his instrument in the transition between the swing and bebop eras, has died at the age of 91, his family said Friday....

Grand Ole Opry's Little Jimmy Dickens hospitalized
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Grand Ole Opry legend Little Jimmy Dickens has been hospitalized with an undisclosed illness....

Egypt: Biblical epic 'Exodus' banned over errors
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt on Sunday said it banned Ridley Scott's biblical epic "Exodus: Gods & Kings" because the Hollywood blockbuster distorts Egypt's history and presents a "racist" image of Jews....

Sony film mess reflects gadgets-entertainment gap
TOKYO (AP) -- Sony's iconic gadgetry and the star appeal of Hollywood may have appeared to be a perfect match when the electronics giant bought Columbia Pictures in 1989. A quarter century later, it's apparent that Sony Corp. has not attained the magic synergy it was hoping for....

Will 'The Interview' change how Hollywood does business?
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "The Interview" was never supposed to be a paradigm-shifting film. But unusual doesn't even begin to describe the series of events that transpired over the past few weeks, culminating in the truly unprecedented move by a major studio to release a film in theaters and on digital platforms simultaneously....

Creator of 'Tail! Spin!' talks about power, truth
NEW YORK (AP) -- One had a "wide stance" and another was "hiking the Appalachian Trail."...

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