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  • Sold as a baby, Cd'A woman finally locates family Dec 27, 2014 12:01 AM
    Sold as a baby, Coeur d'Alene woman finally locates family

  • Lanier remembered as dedicated Houston leader Dec 24, 2014 10:30 AM
    Ex-Houston Mayor Lanier remembered as dedicated city leader, lover of family, music, sports

  • Planning for park expansion begins in new year Dec 24, 2014 8:50 AM
    VNMP to start planning next year to add 10K acres of battlefield sites in Claiborne, Hinds

  • Oldest verified man in US dies at 110 Dec 24, 2014 1:06 AM
    Oldest verified man in US, C. Conrad Johnson, dies at 110 in Illinois

  • Omaha fire victim died at hospital, officials say Dec 24, 2014 10:02 AM
    Woman dies at Omaha hospital after firefighters pull her from burning boarding house

  • Owen Johnson, longtime NY state senator, dies Dec 24, 2014 3:53 PM
    Owen Johnson, longtime New York state senator, dies at 85 on Long Island

  • New Jersey Democratic powerbroker Ray Durkin dies Dec 24, 2014 8:00 PM
    Durkin, Democratic powerbroker who helped elect New Jersey's 1st black to Congress, dies at 78

  • Top Canadian criminal lawyer Greenspan has died Dec 24, 2014 7:24 PM
    Top Canadian criminal lawyer Edward Greenspan dies at age 70

  • Casey Kasem's children to share medical records Dec 24, 2014 8:24 PM
    Casey Kasem's children to share medical records with widow suing Washington state hospital

  • Inscription links Vanderbilts to Lillian's List Dec 24, 2014 9:00 PM
    Signature in Bible traces link from Edith Vanderbilt to woman who's namesake of Lillian's List

  • Former state Rep. Alphonse Jackson dead at 87 Dec 25, 2014 12:18 AM
    Former state Rep. Alphonse Jackson dies

  • Officials: Florida boy died of flu complications Dec 23, 2014 10:47 AM
    Officials: Florida boy, 11, died of rare complication from the flu

  • 114-year-old woman who challenged Facebook age policy dies Dec 23, 2014 5:55 PM
    114-year-old Minnesota woman who challenged Facebook after it wouldn't list her real age dies

  • Paul Walther, NBA player in 1950s, dies at 87 Dec 23, 2014 11:23 PM
    Paul Walther, who played 6 NBA seasons in 1950s after stellar career at Tennessee, dies at 87

  • Springfield TV pioneer Putnam dies Dec 22, 2014 3:26 PM
    Springfield TV pioneer , decorated WW II veteran, William Putnam dies

  • Actress Billie Whitelaw, 82, dies Dec 22, 2014 3:41 PM
    Actress Billie Whitelaw, Samuel Beckett's 'perfect actress,' dies aged 82 after long career

  • Funeral Tuesday in Houston for ex-Mayor Lanier Dec 22, 2014 3:22 PM
    Funeral service Tuesday in Houston for ex-Mayor Lanier, 89, died Saturday of natural causes

  • 13 primates die at South Texas research facility Dec 23, 2014 3:24 AM
    Federal agency considers penalty against South Texas research facility where 13 primates died

  • Church members each get $500 to do good for world Dec 22, 2014 7:11 PM
    The gift of giving: Church members each get $500 to do good around world or close to home

  • BC-Entertainment and Arts Digest,2nd Ld-Writethru Dec 22, 2014 8:49 PM
    Questions to Shelley Acoca at sacoca@ap.org or Steve Loeper at sloeper@ap.org. Expanded AP content, beyond what appears on this wire, can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact customer support@ap.org or call 877-836-9477. For reruns of stories and questions about the best-seller lists, call the Service Desk at 800-838-4616. Times are EST. UPDATES MONDAY, DEC. 22 SONY HACK-NEXT STEPS ATLANTA - The Sony hacking attack continues to deliver more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, but meanwhile the movie studio must move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess. Will Sony eventually release "The Interview" in some form? In theaters, on DVD or online? And what recourse does the company have against the North Korean-linked hackers? By Technology Writer Mae Anderson. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. NKOREA-MOVIES-SONY HACK: North Korea hates the currently scrapped Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema - of its own particular styling. By Kim Tong-Hyung. SENT: 550 words, photos. SONY HACK-COMEDY-THEATER: Sony may have scrapped the release of the movie "The Interview," but it will be in at least at one theater in New York City - onstage, that is. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 125 words, photos. FILM-ANGELINA JOLIE NEW YORK - Angelina Jolie's latest incarnation is as a filmmaker. Jolie discusses her ambitious second film as director, the World War II tale "Unbroken." By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 900 words, photos. -FILM-ANGELINA JOLIE-QUOTES: SENT: 545 words. OBIT-JOE COCKER NEW YORK - 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. By David Bauder. SENT: 735 words, photos. BLAGOJEVICH-BROTHER'S BOOK CHICAGO - The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich 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. By Michael Tarm. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated. THEATER-RENEE FLEMING NEW YORK - Opera star Renee Fleming will make her Broadway debut this spring, playing - what else? - an opera star. The four-time Grammy Award-winner will star in "Living on Love" at the Longacre Theatre beginning April 1. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 410 words, photos. ARSENIC AND OLD LACE-RECORDS HARTFORD, Conn. - A writer telling the story of a serial killer who inspired the play and 1944 movie "Arsenic and Old Lace" hopes the Connecticut Supreme Court will order records related to her incarceration in a state mental hospital to be opened. But Ron Robillard, an East Hartford author writing a book about the killer, Amy Archer Gilligan, is far from certain he'll win. By Stephen Singer. SENT: 390 words. BRITAIN-OBIT-WHITELAW LONDON - British actress Billie Whitelaw, who collaborated closely with Irish playwright Samuel Beckett and appeared onstage and screen for decades, has died in a London nursing home at age 82. By Gregory Katz. SENT: 300 words, photos. IRAQ-REALITY TV BAGHDAD - Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. Now the 21-year old is a reluctant cast member in a popular reality TV show that brings convicted terrorists face-to-face with victims in surreal encounters and celebrates the country's beleaguered security forces. By Vivian Salama. SENT: 900 words, photos. CHINA-JACKIE CHAN'S SON BEIJING - Chinese prosecutors indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on Monday on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained. If convicted, singer-actor Jaycee Chan could be jailed for up to three years. SENT: 340 words, photos. MOROCCO-TRANSGENDER DANCER CASABLANCA, Morocco - It was a slow night on the red carpet at the opening of the Marrakech film festival for the photographers, and everyone was complaining over the lack of celebrities. Then a car pulled up and out stepped Noor Talbi, Morocco's most famous belly dancer. By Paul Schemm. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. SOUTH AFRICA-CRIME NOVELIST JOHANNESBURG - Novelist Angela Makholwa's fascination with South Africa's violent crime has made her one of the country's most popular writers.Using sharply drawn characters and intriguing plots, Makholwa's fiction helps South Africans to make sense of the country's high crime rate. By Lynsey Chutel. SENT: 665 words, photos. PITTSBURGH-MAYOR-UNDERCOVER BOSS PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh's mayor has gone undercover for a reality show. A disguised Bill Peduto appeared on Sunday's episode of the CBS series "Undercover Boss," collecting trash, sawing down trees and helping build a door. SENT: 125 words. COLTS OWNER-KEROUAC LOWELL, Mass. - The owner of the Indianapolis Colts has ponied up $10,000 for a Massachusetts organization that keeps Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac's legacy alive. SENT: 130 words. ________________________________________ OTHER STORIES: CELEB BIRTHDAYS ________________________________________ LOOKING AHEAD: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR NEW YORK - The Associated Press reveals its Entertainer of the Year from a slate that includes Taylor Swift, Matthew McConaughey, Jimmy Fallon and even an entry for the culture's fixation on the female rear. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Tuesday: 850 words by noon, photos and video. COSBY-BLACK COMMUNITY SUPPORT WASHINGTON - Bill Cosby has gone from "America's dad" to a cranky old uncle who complains about black kids' baggy pants, promiscuity, awful music and lack of home training. But his role as public scold may be costing him support from the African-American community in his ongoing fight against years-old accusations of drugging and sexually assaulting women. By Jesse Holland. UPCOMING Tuesday: 960 words by noon, photos. FASHION-LUCCHESE-FROM BOOTS TO HEELS DALLAS - The 131-year-old Texas boot-maker Lucchese this year began expanding its high-end offerings, starting with a fashion shoe line that includes everything from heels to oxfords. By Jamie Stengle. UPCOMING Tuesday: 650 words by noon, photos. HOMES-CELEBRITY ADD-ONS LOS ANGELES - Putting greens, labyrinths, custom climate controls, luxury treehouses, trampoline rooms - for celebrities with money and imagination to spare, unique home add-ons come with the territory. By Solvej Schou. UPCOMING Tuesday: 800 words by 3 p.m., photos. _________________________________________ REVIEWS: FILM REVIEW-INTO THE WOODS. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Monday: 665 words, photos. FILM REVIEW-THE GAMBLER. By Film Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT Monday: 665 words, photos. FILM REVIEW-UNBROKEN. By National Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Tuesday: 600 words by 1 p.m., photos. FILM REVIEW-MR TURNER. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Tuesday: 600 words by 6 p.m., photos. FILM REVIEW-SELMA. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Tuesday: 600 words by 6 p.m., photos. FILM REVIEW-BIG EYES. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING Wednesday: 600 words by noon, photos. ___________________________________________ VIDEO: SEOUL - South Korean Unification Ministry briefing on Sony Pictures hack. TOKYO - Top government spokesman says Japan supports U.S. handling of Sony Pictures cyberattack. TAIPEI - Eddie Peng reveals his Christmas plans. BERKSHIRE - Celebrities attend Elton John and David Furnish's wedding. TAIPEI - Jacky Cheung releases mandarin music album "Wake Up Dreaming" LONDON - Singer Katherine Jenkins talks about her Christmas song. LONDON - "Annie" star Quevenzhane Wallis talks about celebrating her Golden Globe nomination. LONDON - Stars talk about their favorite films of 2014. LONDON - Christoph Waltz talks about starring in Tim Burton's new movie, "Big Eyes." NEW YORK - Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Emily Blunt talk about their big-screen musical "Into the Woods." NEW YORK - Actress Saffron Burrows talks about her new TV series. ____________________________________ NOTE: If you would like the AP Entertainment Digests emailed to you, please notify Steve Loeper at sloeper@ap.org.

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