Linklater, Anderson, Eastwood among Directors Guild nominees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Golden Globe winner Richard Linklater is among the five Directors Guild Award nominees for his film “Boyhood.” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” director Wes Anderson and “Birdman” director Alejandro González Inarritu were...

Roman Polanski trusts Poland won’t extradite him to US

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Filmmaker Roman Polanski says he hopes Poland won’t extradite him to the U.S. where he is wanted in a 1977 sex case. The Oscar-winning director is in Poland, preparing for a movie. The U.S. justice authorities recently asked Poland to arrest and...
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Defiant Charlie Hebdo fronts Muhammad, critiques church

Cartoonist Renald Luzier, known as Luz attends a press conference in Paris, France, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Twelve people died when two masked gunmen assaulted the newspaper’s offices on Jan. 7, including much of the editorial staff and two police. It was the beginning of...

Amazon signs Woody Allen to create his first TV series

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon Studios is delivering Woody Allen as creator of his first-ever TV series. The veteran filmmaker will write and direct all of the episodes of the half-hour series. A full season has been ordered for Amazon’s Prime Instant Video, the company...

Macmillan reaches deal with subscription services

NEW YORK (AP) — Another major publisher is testing the subscription market. Macmillan will make 1,000 books available to Oyster and Scribd, the subscription services announced separately Tuesday. The releases, all older works, range from Janet Evanovich’s “Full...
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Madonna, AC/DC, Ariana Grande to perform at Grammy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna, AC/DC and Ariana Grande are among the first performers announced to take the stage at the Grammy Awards next month. Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and country star Eric Church will also perform at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, The...

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