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  • Actress Johansson sues over French book

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    PARIS (AP) — Actress Scarlett Johansson is suing a French publishing house over a novel that uses her name and image and explores the challenges of being beautiful. The JC Lattes publishing house said Friday that a lawsuit was filed last week about Gregoire Delacourt's book "The First Thing...

  • Doc walks backup singers '20 Feet' into spotlight

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and Darlene Love, fame and fortune were just a shot away. But they never quite hit the bull's-eye. The documentary "20 Feet From Stardom" sings the praises of Clayton, Fischer, Love and many other supremely talented background vocalists who...

  • Downey Jr. calms boy upset at not seeing Iron Man

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    SUNDERLAND, Mass. (AP) — Robert Downey Jr. may not be a real superhero, but he sure acted like one for a little Massachusetts boy. Heather Denno took her 1½-year-old son Jaxson to watch filming for the movie "The Judge," starring Downey, in her hometown of Sunderland this week. Downey, star...

  • Tom Sizemore honest about long-lasting drug battle

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    NEW YORK (AP) — The road to recovery has been long and harrowing for Tom Sizemore, but now the actor feels he's finally back on track. He's got a slew of movies coming out, had a recurring role on "Hawaii Five-0" and has released a new memoir. Still, he feels the residual effects of his...

  • Filmmaker takes center stage in surveillance story

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laura Poitras' skill and boldness as a documentary filmmaker have gained her Oscar and Emmy nominations, Sundance Film Festival honors and a public TV showcase, even if her work fell short of making a "Super Size Me" splash. But her role as the first point of contact for...

  • 'We Steal Secrets' takes a closer look at WikiLeaks, whistleblowers

    Kelly Jane Torrance

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    With classified National Security Agency documents just made public by contract worker Edward Snowden and the trial of WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning continuing, it's the perfect time to see the important documentary "We Steal Secrets," if you haven't already. Alex Gibney's film is subtitled...

  • 'Tapia' film on late NM boxer set to premiere

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A documentary on the rise and fall of Albuquerque-born, multiple-time world champion boxer Johnny Tapia premieres this weekend. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/19rx1eR ) that "Tapia" is scheduled to be shown Saturday at the Los Angeles Film Festival and will feature...

  • 'Man of Steel' a super letdown

    Kelly Jane Torrance

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    As with most subjects, it was William Shakespeare who described the summer blockbuster most succinctly: "a tale / Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, / Signifying nothing." OK, fine; those lines from "Macbeth" are actually meant to describe life itself. But the Bard's words came to mind...

  • 3-D TV falls flat: ESPN to kill 3-D broadcasts

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN's decision to shut down its 3-D channel by the end of the year is the latest sign the format won't revolutionize entertainment as the industry once hoped. Troubling signs for 3-D have been on the horizon for the last year or so. ESPN 3D's audience ratings were below The...

  • Review: Unsung singers get solos in '20 Feet'

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the span of American pop music, few performers have gone as unrecognized as the backup vocalists who harmonize and contextualize the songs of many a heralded lead musician. With "20 Feet From Stardom," some of the most notable finally get their due, but more than a...