(jordan strauss — the associated press)
'Birdman' Oscar hopes take flight with SAG win

01/26/2015 04:28 PM EST
Oscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood. 
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Anne Hathaway broadens horizons in 'Song One'
01/26/2015 04:27 PM EST - LOS ANGELES >> Anne Hathaway was not supposed to star in "Song One," an indie musical about a disconnected twentysomething in a crisis who finds herself in folk music. Full Story

AP writers pick up the buzz around Sundance
01/26/2015 12:23 PM EST - PARK CITY, UTAH >> The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Full Story

Sundance developing strong Oscar connection
01/23/2015 05:32 PM EST - PARK CITY, Utah >> An Academy Award nomination is an incomparable stamp of approval for any film — and for an indie feature coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, in some cases, it's a downright miracle. Full Story

George Lucas designs "Strange Magic" for broad appeal
01/23/2015 12:52 PM EST - LOS ANGELES >> George Lucas has been toying around with "Strange Magic" for almost 15 years. Full Story

For all its guilty pleasures, new JLo movie falls short
01/23/2015 12:52 PM EST - No good adulterous affair goes unpunished in Hollywood movies. The latest proof is J. Full Story

Actress Jennifer Lopez exercising more freedom in her career
01/22/2015 04:36 PM EST - NEW YORK >> Jennifer Lopez turns heads with her wardrobe choices, from the green Versace gown she wore to the 2000 Golden Globe Awards to the nude sequined bodysuit she wore to perform at the 2011 American Music Awards. Full Story

The Berkshire Eagle
01/22/2015 04:36 PM EST - American Sniper (R): Based on the memoirs of Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle, this Clint Eastwood-directed drama chronicles the story of a man who, with 160 kills to his credit, is believed to be the most lethal sniper in American history. Full Story

31st Sundance Film Festival opens in the Utah mountains
01/21/2015 01:07 PM EST - LOS ANGELES >> Just as Hollywood's awards season heats up, half the town takes off for a snowy getaway to Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival. Full Story

Amy Adams takes on the challenge of "Big Eyes"
01/20/2015 03:01 PM EST - LOS ANGELES >> Amy Adams didn't connect with the character of Margaret Keane when she first read the script for "Big Eyes. Full Story

Thieves have change of heart, return stolen Boy Scouts gear

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A guilty conscience and news coverage apparently led some thieves to return a cargo trailer and camping gear that was stolen from a Montana Boy Scout troop earlier this month. Full Story
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First Look: Sundance doc pulls back curtain on Scientology

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house — not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection. Full Story
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Alan Ladd Jr.'s wife says Bill Cosby raped her

Cindra Ladd becomes the latest woman to raise sexual assault allegations against the legendary comedian; she claims Cosby drugged and assaulted her in 1969 when she was 21.