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FRIDAY, NOV. 30
NEW YORK — As large a role as football plays in American life, Hollywood has typically focused its cameras on the field of play, where the dramatics of gridiron battle are self-evident. But "Silver Linings Playbook," which was recently nominated for five Spirit Awards and is expected to be a best picture Oscar contender, is more interested in the face-painters in the stands. By Entertainment Writer Jake Coyle.
LOS ANGELES — The first Oscar winners of the season will be celebrated at the film academy's fourth annual Governors Awards. Stuntman-turned-director Hal Needham, documentarian D.A. Pennebaker and American Film Institute founder George Stevens Jr. will accept honorary Oscars Saturday recognizing their careers, while Jeffrey Katzenberg will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen.
LOS ANGELES — Oscar host Seth MacFarlane is inviting college students to join him onstage at the Academy Awards. The "Family Guy" creator made a surprise appearance at UCLA to announce a contest sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and MTV that will allow winning college students to appear on the Feb. 24 Oscar telecast. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. Eds: This story was listed on the Thursday digest but was delayed by source until Friday.
MUSIC-MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Macklemore isn't afraid to tell you he was scared when he saw some of the destinations for his upcoming tour: Idaho. Montana. Texas. None of those places seemed like they'd be receptive to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' left-leaning, socially conscious message. The 29-year-old rapper was wrong. By Music Writer Chris Talbott.
NEW YORK — With the success of his debut single, "Home," Phillip Phillips isn't just the dude who won "American Idol." He's the dude with that folk-rock hit, according to the fans he's met. By Alicia Rancilio.
FONTAINEBLEAU, France — A rare document — dated Oct. 20, 1812, signed "Nap" in the Napoleon's hand and written in numeric code — is up for auction Sunday at France's Fontainebleau Auction House. The single line of Napoleon's secret code told Paris of his desperate, last order against the Russians: "At three o'clock in the morning, on the 22nd I am going to blow up the Kremlin." By Thomas Adamson.
SONY-ULTRA HD PLAYER
LOS ANGELES — "The Amazing Spiderman," ''Taxi Driver" and "The Karate Kid" are going big. The new, restored and rebooted films from Sony Pictures are among the content coming pre-loaded on a video server bundled with Sony's first ultra-high-definition television, a massive 84-inch set that retails for $24,999.99 and features nearly four times the resolution of typical high-definition TVs. By Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang.
GILDA'S CLUB-NAME CHANGE
MIDDLETON, Wis. — Remember Roseanne Roseannadana? Or Emily Litella? Or Baba Wawa? Younger generations might not recognize the characters popularized by comedian Gilda Radner. Nor might they remember Radner herself, an original cast member of "Saturday Night Live" who died 23 years ago and for whom a national cancer support group is named. By Scott Bauer and Dinesh Ramde.
LONDON — It's no joking matter. A producer of the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is suing the British comedy troupe over royalties from the hit stage musical "Spamalot."
LONDON — One of the most significant drawings by Italian master Raphael in private hands is up for auction in London.
BEIJING — Chinese regulators suspended a broadcaster Friday after an unaired segment of a TV game show was leaked online showing a raucous shouting match about nudity between spectators and a woman who calls her daughter the next Lady Gaga. The suspension of all of Jiangsu Education Television's programming — because of content deemed vulgar and not educational enough — marked the government's latest attempt to rein in the increasingly freewheeling media sector. China also said earlier this year it would limit American-style reality TV and other light fare shown on satellite TV.
HYMN BOOK SALE
HUNGER GAMES FOREST
FILM REVIEW-THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE. By Movie Critic Christy Lemire. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.
FILM REVIEW-KILLING THEM SOFTLY. By Movie Critic Christy Lemire. AP Photos. Moved Wednesday.
FILM REVIEW-THE COLLECTION. By The Hollywood Reporter. AP Photos. Moved Thursday.
FILM REVIEW-ZERO DARK THIRTY. By Christy Lemire. AP Photos. Moving Friday.
FILM CAPSULES. AP Photos. Moved Wednesday.
MUSIC REVIEW-ALICIA KEYS. By Cristina Jaleru. AP Photos. Moved Monday.
MUSIC REVIEW-SOLANGE. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. AP Photos. Moving Monday.
MUSIC REVIEW-WU BLOCK. By Jonathan Landrum. AP Photos. Moved Monday.
THEATER REVIEW-MY NAME IS ASHER LEV. By Jennifer Farrar. AP Photos. Moved Wednesday.
THEATER REVIEW-DEAD ACCOUNTS. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. AP Photos. Moved Thursday.
BOOK REVIEW-AMERICAN LADY. By Douglass K. Daniel. AP Photos. Moved Monday.
BOOK REVIEW-THE BLACK BOX. By Jeff Ayers. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.
BOOK REVIEW-IRON CURTAIN. By Laura Impellizerri. AP Photos. Moved Wednesday.
GAME REVIEW-EPIC MICKEY 2. By Lou Kesten. AP Photos. Moved Thursday.
HONG KONG — Adam Lambert, B.o.B, Block B, EXO and Dynamic Duo attend press conference ahead of the Mnet Asian Music Awards.
LOS ANGELES — Hollywood Foreign Press Association reveals Miss Golden Globe 2013.
HONG KONG — Mnet Asia Music Awards 2012 opens with a star-studded red carpet.
HONG KONG — Adam Lambert on attends the Mnet Asian Music Awards.
LONDON — Roman Coppola and actress Naomi Scott talk about their involvement in the short film competition "Four Stories."
HONG KONG — Reaction from the winners of the 2012 Mnet Asia Music Awards.
THE WEEK AHEAD:
SATURDAY, DEC. 1
LOS ANGELES — Hal Needham, D.A. Pennebaker, George Stevens Jr. and Jeffrey Katzenberg are honored at the film academy's fourth annual Governors Awards in Hollywood. (Eds: Story will move early Sunday morning after Saturday night ceremony.) By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen.
SUNDAY, DEC. 2
LOS ANGELES — With no real threats from newcomers, "Skyfall" could rise back to the top at the domestic box office this weekend, but determined Twi-hards might give the last "Twilight" film its third consecutive week in the No. 1 spot. Both films could end up in a photo finish around $20 million. By Movie Writer David Germain.
MONDAY, DEC. 3
NEW YORK — It's hard to think of any song that has taken a stranger journey through popular culture than Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Recorded in 1984, it was part of the first Cohen album his record company refused to release. Virtually no one noticed when the song did come out. Since then, through dozens of cover versions, high-profile performances and appearances on TV or movie soundtracks, "Hallelujah" has reached rarified air. It is a modern standard. Author Alan Light's new book "The Holy or the Broken" takes on the song's trajectory and its most celebrated singer, the late Jeff Buckley. By Entertainment Writer David Bauder.
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MOROCCO-SEARCHING FOR RICK'S
CASABLANCA, Morocco — Seven decades after the premiere of the film classic "Casablanca," the Moroccan port city remains firmly associated in many people's minds with the movie, even though Rick's Cafe Americain, where much of the story took place, was a pure creation of Hollywood. By Paul Schemm. AP Photos, AP Video. Moved Monday.
NEW YORK — The face is hardly wrinkled and the long blond locks appear unchanged, but Brad Pitt, who will turn 49 in December, is increasingly preoccupied with the passage of time and the thought that his rarefied place in movies is fleeting. An interview with the actor ahead of the release of his new film, "Killing Them Softly." By Entertainment Writer Jake Coyle. AP Photos. Moved Wednesday.
NEW YORK — Yvonne Strahovski is making her Broadway debut this fall which is pretty cool, especially since she's never actually caught a Broadway show before. Strahovski, who played a CIA agent in NBC's action comedy show "Chuck" and then crossed over to the dark side as a serial killer in "Dexter," plays Lorna Moon in the Lincoln Center Theater revival of Clifford Odets' "Golden Boy." By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. AP Photos. Moved Wednesday.
NEW YORK — Alicia Keys will make you cry. Cry hard. That's what happened when a close friend heard the song "Brand New Me," a personal piano-tune from Keys' new album that she calls her "autobiography." On it, she sings about being herself, even if others don't approve. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. AP Photos. Moved Wednesday.
FILM-BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD-CHILD STAR
HOUMA, La. — She was just nominated for a Spirit Award for her leading role in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," and there's buzz that Golden Globe and Oscar nods could be next. But these days, Quvenzhane Wallis is more concerned about picking up long division in her math class than trophies in Hollywood. By Stacey Plaisance. AP Photos, AP Video. Moved Thursday.
NEW YORK — A visit backstage at "Elf" finds Santa in a festive mood - he's decorating a Christmas tree. To be more specific, Wayne Knight, who has donned the red suit in the Broadway musical, is hanging every ornament he can find to obscure the plastic tree's strange salmon hue. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. AP Photos. Moved Thursday.
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