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AP Top Entertainment News At 8:21 p.m. EST

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government....

AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all
GENEVA (AP) -- Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists....

Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack and threats of violence against Sony Pictures that the FBI has attributed to North Korea....

Key Profumo scandal figure Mandy Rice-Davies dies
LONDON (AP) -- Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair," a sex-and-politics scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at age 70....

9 films advance in Oscars shortlist for best foreign film
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The list of contenders for best foreign film got a bit smaller Friday as the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the nine features that will advance to the next round of voting....

Ashanti 'shocked' by prospect of stalker retrial
NEW YORK (AP) -- R&B star Ashanti says she's "shocked and horrified" at the possibility of being questioned again by a stalking suspect after a New York mistrial....

More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- More than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during what was billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon, producers say....

Celebrities react to latest Sony hack developments
Latest reaction from Hollywood and beyond to the Sony hacking scandal and President Obama's remarks Friday that the studio "made a mistake" in not releasing its embattled film "The Interview":...

2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but sealed....

Sony faces 4th ex-employee lawsuit over hack
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A former director of technology for Sony Pictures Entertainment has sued the company over the data breach that resulted in the online posting of his private financial and personal information....

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