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Stars fill the stage as Stephen Colbert closes his 'Report'

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NEW YORK - Stephen Colbert filed his final "Colbert Report" on Thursday, bidding farewell to his popular cable television show with the help of scores of celebrities who crowded onto the stage for a rousing sendoff to the tune of "We'll Meet Again."

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Knock knock. Who's there? Amazon's best-selling holiday author

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NEW YORK - It sounds like the usual setup for a knock-knock joke: Who is the best-selling author on all of Amazon.com this holiday season? Rob Elliott. Rob Elliott who?

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Forget the politics, Sony executives say N.Korea comedy "desperately unfunny"

SEOUL - The comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader is "desperately unfunny" and would have flopped overseas if it had not been cancelled, according to leaked e-mails of international executives of Sony Pictures.

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Trip Tips: Iceland's Lights require patience, warm clothes

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REYKJAVIK - It is nearly midnight in late November and an anorak-clad crowd several hundred strong is stamping its feet in a field of tussocky grass in the north of Iceland, scanning the horizon and hoping for a break in the cloud.

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U.S. racial justice quest comes full circle in film 'Selma'

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NEW YORK - When director Ava DuVernay was shooting the Martin Luther King Jr. movie "Selma," she was nervous how the story of a 50-year-old battle for black voting rights would feel relevant for 21st century Americans.

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Mandy Rice-Davies, key figure in UK 1960s sex scandal, dies aged 70

LONDON - Mandy Rice-Davies, a former model who was at the centre of one of Britain's biggest political sex scandals - the 1960s Profumo Affair - has died aged 70 after a short battle with cancer, her publicist said on Friday.

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Thu, Dec 18 2014

Sony cancels N.Korea movie in apparent win for Pyongyang hackers

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LOS ANGELES - Sony Pictures has cancelled the release of a comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader, in what appears to be an unprecedented victory for Pyongyang and its abilities to wage cyber-warfare.

Top News, Tech 18 Dec 2014

Hollywood slams Sony, movie theaters for canceling 'The Interview'

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LOS ANGELES - Hollywood filmmakers and actors voiced outrage on Wednesday after Sony Pictures pulled the release of North Korea parody "The Interview," following threats from hackers who waged a massive cyberattack on the movie studio.

18 Dec 2014

GE to launch breakdancing documentary for streaming devices

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- U.S. industrial conglomerate General Electric Co plans to release its first feature film through video streaming devices like Roku and Apple TV in a marketing effort that raises the bar for sponsored content.

18 Dec 2014

Four new dog breeds added to American Kennel Club

- The American Kennel Club has recognized four more dog breeds, including a Spanish fishing dog and a South African guard dog, in a move allowing them to compete in prestigious canine competitions nationwide.

18 Dec 2014