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Prosecutor questions Lindsay Lohan’s community service

LOS ANGELES — A prosecutor on Wednesday raised doubts that Lindsay Lohan had completed the terms of her community service sentence in a reckless driving case that is the final criminal case the actress faces for years of bad behavior. The complaints from Santa Monica Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry White prompted Superior Court Judge …

Two test ‘winners’ inadvertently posted on Globes site

LOS ANGELES — As if Hollywood hasn’t had enough leaks of late. For a short time on Friday night, the official website of Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards posted what appeared to be this year’s winners in two top Globes categories, setting off some momentary excitement in the industry trade press. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, …

Nicole Kidman on Jimmy Fallon: ‘It was awkward’

    LOS ANGELES — Nicole Kidman says she wasn’t exactly trying to “seduce” Jimmy Fallon when the two went on a date years ago. WATCH: Jimmy Fallon and Nicole Kidman almost dated! The actress reminisced with “The Tonight Show” host about their encounter at Fallon’s New York apartment in an “awkward” interview this week. …

Amy Poehler named Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Comedy star Amy Poehler has been named 2015 Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. The group said Tuesday Poehler’s comedy “fits so well with the Pudding’s own tradition of satire and social commentary.” Poehler has a 2014 Golden Globe award and five Emmy nominations for her role as …

‘The Interview’ creators were told ‘no real problem’ with assassination plot

TORONTO — Before the Sony hack, terror threats and screening cancellations, ‘The Interview’ co-directors and co-writers Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen were reassured its plot of an assassination attempt against North Korea’s leader wouldn’t incite much of an uproar. “We reached out to a few people who are in the know on international stuff, when …

Stage, screen actor Edward Herrmann dies at 71

Edward Herrmann, the towering, melodious-voiced actor who brought Franklin D. Roosevelt to life in films and documentaries, won a Tony Award and charmed audiences as the stuffy dad on TV’s “Gilmore Girls,” died Wednesday. He was 71. Herrmann died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital of brain cancer, his son, Rory Herrmann said. The actor, who …

‘Saved by the Bell’ actor Dustin Diamond scheduled in court on stabbing charge in Wisconsin

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis.—Dustin Diamond, the actor who played Screech in the 1990s television show “Saved by the Bell,” is expected to appear in a Wisconsin courtroom. Diamond is accused of stabbing a man during a bar fight on Christmas Day in Port Washington, where he currently lives. A criminal complaint charges Diamond with second-degree recklessly …

‘Hobbit’ wins, ‘The Interview’ has strong vod sales

LOS ANGELES — Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like “Unbroken” and “Into the Woods” proved no match for “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” “The Interview,” meanwhile, wowed with $15 million from its over 2 million online rentals …

Rogen, Franco, others react to ‘The Interview’ online tream

NEW YORK — Celebrities react to Sony’s announcement Wednesday that it released Seth Rogen and James Franco’s North Korea satire, “The Interview,” on digital platforms: – “You wanna watch The Interview?? You can RIGHT … NOW!! … Thanks Sony for making it happen. Booyah.” – Rogen on Twitter moments after “The Interview” became available. – …

Streaming release of ‘The Interview’ test for industry

ATLANTA — Sony’s “The Interview” has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release. “The Interview” stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as journalists tasked …