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Angelina Jolie's latest incarnation: filmmaker
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a life that has been notable for its many metamorphoses - screen starlet, Goth vixen, United Nations ambassador, mother of six, breast cancer awareness advocate - Angelina Jolie's latest incarnation is as filmmaker....

British singer Joe Cocker dies of lung cancer
NEW YORK (AP) -- British singer Joe Cocker, whose had hits that included "You Are So Beautiful" and "Up Where We Belong," and a contortionist style of performance memorably parodied by John Belushi on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 70....

Jolie on 'Unbroken,' the Coens and acting with Pitt again
NEW YORK (AP) -- For more than 50 years, Hollywood has flirted with bringing Louis Zamperini's story to the big screen. In her second movie as director, Angelina Jolie has finally filmed the story of an Olympic runner who in World War II was a castaway at sea for 47 days before being found and put in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. Here are excerpts from a recent interview with Jolie in which she reflected on the challenges of "Unbroken," the collaborators who helped her and the experience of working again with husband Brad Pitt for their recently shot drama "By the Sea."...

Review: A charming cast anchors the dark 'Into the Woods'
This is one Disney film that's definitely not a light fairy tale....

Renee Fleming to make Broadway debut in 'Living on Love'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Opera star Renee Fleming will make her Broadway debut this spring, playing - what else? - an opera star....

Pittsburgh mayor goes 'Undercover' in reality show
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh's mayor has gone undercover for a reality show....

Blagojevich brother: I was fed 'pawn' to get then-governor
CHICAGO (AP) -- The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vich) says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his sibling on charges that he attempted to sell President Barack Obama's old Senate seat....

South Africa's high crime rate inspires novelist
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Novelist Angela Makholwa's fascination with South Africa's violent crime has made her one of the country's most popular writers....

Actress Billie Whitelaw, 82, dies
LONDON (AP) -- British actress Billie Whitelaw, who collaborated closely with Irish playwright Samuel Beckett and appeared on stage and screen for decades, has died in a London nursing home at age 82....

How do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully
How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess....

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