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Obama: Sony made mistake in shelving film under pressure by North Korea hackers; vows response
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared 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....

Madonna releases 6 songs by surprise after demos from her new album were leaked
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a surprise preview of her new album, Madonna released six songs Saturday on iTunes and various streaming services....

AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens us all if society lives in fear
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....

Craig Ferguson's last 'Late Late Show' complete with music, Jay Leno and a Bob Newhart cameo
NEW YORK (AP) -- Craig Ferguson will spend tomorrow's future yesterdays (as his theme song proclaims) somewhere other than "The Late Late Show." Friday was his last hoorah after a decade as host of the CBS talk show....

Actor Stephen Collins denies he's a pedophile, blames actions on 'exhibitionistic urges'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former "7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins declares he's not a pedophile, and insists he has molested a minor on just one occasion and engaged in sexual misconduct with only three girls in all....

Despite Sony hacking, 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....

Mandy Rice-Davies, key figure in Cold War scandal that rocked British politics, dies at 70
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....

'Force Majeure,' 'Ida,' more, 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 idea of enduring stalker retrial but says she'll do what it takes
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ashanti is appalled by the prospect of facing her accused stalker again in court, but the Grammy-winning R&B singer said Friday she's determined to see the case through after a mistrial....

Sony defends shelving of 'The Interview' after Obama criticism: 'We had no choice'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film's Christmas Day theatrical release....

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Madonna releases 6 songs by surprise after demos from her new album were leaked

Craig Ferguson's last 'Late Late Show' complete with music, Jay Leno and a Bob Newhart cameo

Actor Stephen Collins denies he's a pedophile, blames actions on 'exhibitionistic urges'

'Force Majeure,' 'Ida,' more, advance in Oscars shortlist for best foreign film

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