‘Grand Budapest,’ ‘Imitation Game’ top WGAs

The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Imitation Game were named the best original and adapted screenplays of 2014 on Saturday night from the Writers Guild of America, which handed out

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‘Fifty Shades’ makes box office its valentine

The only real box office question on Valentine’s Day weekend was just how high the R-rated Fifty Shades of Grey would go. The answer Sunday morning was a resounding $81.7

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‘SNL’: How a ‘variety show’ ignited a comedy revolution

On Oct. 11, 1975, TV history was made. Or at least the variety-show format was turned on its ear, thanks to producer Lorne Michaels, a group of relative unknown comedians

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‘Nightly News’ keeps ratings lead amid Williams scandal

NBCNightly News with Brian Williams beat its competitors last week while the anchor battled accusations of embellishing stories about his reporting, according to new ratings data released Tuesday. The nightly

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Detroit’s walking man to get $350K, lots of advice

One week after he gained global attention for his 21 miles and two bus rides of daily commuting, Detroiter James Robertson looked no different. But Robertson, 56, said that his

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Publisher: Harper Lee is ‘happy as hell’ about new book

Was reclusive and ailing author Harper Lee an active participant in the astonishing decision to publish a long-awaited second novel? Responding to the doubts about that question, her publisher, HarperCollins,

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‘SNL’s’ anniversary features first show

NBC will rebroadcast the late-night comedy program’s inaugural episode on Feb. 14 (11:30 p.m. ET/PT), one day before the primetime SNL 40th Anniversary Special (Feb. 15, 8 p.m. ET/PT). The

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Is ‘Sniper’ readying to ambush the Oscars?

American Sniper has its sights set on your Oscars. Racking up close to $250 million, director Clint Eastwood’s drama about real-life military marksman Chris Kyle has become a wild card

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Katy Perry blew away the Super Bowl halftime show

With the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks providing fireworks at the end of the first half of Super Bowl XLIX, Katy Perry brought some too, literally. The mega-pop star

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‘Me and Earl’ wins top 2 Sundance awards

High school years were the focus of several Sundance Film Festival award winners this year, with Me and Earl and the Dying Girl sweeping the competition, held Saturday night in

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