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  • Weekend Box Office: "Paddington" and "American Sniper"

    Casey Messer, host of The Reelz Show, gives you a preview of what's hot at the box office this weekend. This week, a stuffed bear, a best man, and a boss marksman...

  • Annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. 'Birdman,' 'Budapest' Top Oscar Nominations With 9 Nods Each

    Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," dominated nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards with nine nods each, while "Boyhood" remained the widely acknowledged front-runner...

  • Box-Office Hits Seem Assured of a Snub in Oscar Nominations

    Unless David Fincher's "Gone Girl" or Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" unexpectedly crash the party, the most certain thing absent at Thursday's  Oscar nominations will be major box-office hits. When the nominations to the 87th annual Academy Awards are unveiled at 8:30 a.m. EST from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., none of the expected best-picture candidates will have grossed $100 million.

  • In this Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, actress Zooey Deschanel attends the 2014 FOX Fall Eco-Casino party in Santa Monica, Calif. Deschanel is expecting a baby with her producer boyfriend, Jacob Pechenik.
    'New Girl' Star Zooey Deschanel Pregnant with 1st Child

    "New Girl" actress Zooey Deschanel is expecting a baby. She and her producer boyfriend, Jacob Pechenik, released a statement to People magazine on Tuesday saying they are "over the moon" and "excited to meet our little one," who is due in the summer...

  • Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Start Location Announced

    The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Board of Directors announced on Wednesday that the 2015 race will start near Two Harbors, Minnesota. Race Director Alex Angelos says trail conditions have improved in the area to allow for a 2 p.m. start on Sunday, Jan. 25...

  • This Aug. 27, 2013 file photo shows director and actor Woody Allen at the French premiere of Amazon Signs Woody Allen to Create His First TV Series

    Amazon Studios is delivering Woody Allen as creator of his first-ever TV series. The Oscar-winning filmmaker will write and direct all of the episodes of the half-hour series. A full season has been ordered for Amazon's Prime Instant Video, the company announced Tuesday...

  • A Farmer Wants to Take a Wife on the New 'Bachelor' Season

    Chris Soules, a farmer from Arlington, Iowa (population: 429), wants to take a wife on the 19th season of ABC's "The Bachelor." Soules competed on the last season of "The Bachelorette," where he made it to the final three, but was ultimately rejected by Andi Dorfman because the former Fulton County, Georgia, assistant district attorney couldn't see herself moving to his small town...

  • In this image released by NBC, producer Jonathan Sehring, foreground, accepts the award for best dramatic film for 'Boyhood' at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. 'Boyhood' Tops Globes; 'Grand Budapest' Upsets 'Birdman'

    The Golden Globes inched closer to legitimacy in its 72nd show, giving awards not just to A-List celebrities, but to the edgier productions that unequivocally deserved recognition, including "Boyhood," ''The Grand Budapest Hotel," and "Birdman." ...

  • 30 Years Later, 'Back To The Future' Car in Legal Battle

    Little did Michael J. Fox's character know in the 1989 sequel to "Back to the Future" that when 2015 finally rolled around, the car used in the movie would be in the middle of a legal battle pitting a Texas company against the widow of maverick automaker John DeLorean.

  • Weekend Wrap: Warm and Cold Events in the Twin Cities

    Are you looking to spend your weekend enjoying winter weather? Or would you rather stay indoors? This week, Mike Marcotte with Twin Cities Live tells us about events to check out in the Twin Cities for those seeking warmth or winter...

  • A Former NFL Pro Tackles Weight Gain on 'The Biggest Loser'

    t's a huge weight off Scott Mitchell's shoulders - or, to be more accurate, off his formerly swollen midsection, which until not long ago helped him tip the scales at 366 pounds. That's 130 pounds more than during Mitchell's dozen seasons in the NFL, where he played for the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens...
       

  • An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Plaza building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Sony Case Statements Could Cause Bind, Depending on Evidence

    The Obama administration's extraordinary decision to point fingers at North Korea over the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. could lead to a courtroom spectacle if charges are ultimately filed against someone without ties to the isolated country, such as a disgruntled employee or an unrelated hacker...

  • In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla. Cosby Has a 'Wonderful Time' as He Returns to Stage in Canada

    Bill Cosby said he had a "wonderful time" and got a standing ovation from polite Canadian fans at his first show following a string of cancellations in the wake of sexual assault allegations from more than 15 women...

  • St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Holds First Rehearsal in New Concert Hall

    On Wednesday, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra held their first rehearsal in their new concert hall. “Everybody could feel this chill go down their spine. That that day finally came - it’s very, very exciting,” said Bruce Coppock, of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Construction is still underway at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, but the music is now there...

  • Puppies, Clydesdales Again Star in Anheuser Super Bowl Ads

    The puppies and the Clydesdales are coming back. Anheuser-Busch is bringing back its canine and Clydesdales combo this Super Bowl, hoping to top last year's "Puppy Love" spot that showed a cute puppy bonding with a Clydesdale and topped most advertising polls as the best commercial in advertising's biggest showcase...

  • Jeff Bennion and his wife Tanya kiss in front of their home, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, near Salt Lake City. Gay Advocates Assail New TV Show 'My Husband's Not Gay'

    Preston "Pret" Dahlgren has led what might seem like a picture-perfect Mormon life: He met his high school sweetheart in Sunday school as a teenager, completed his mission and married her. He is active in the church and the proud father of two young daughters...

  • This photo taken Nov. 6, 2014 shows entertainer Bill Cosby gesturing during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. Bill Cosby Returns to Stage for 1st Time Since November

    A scandal-plagued Bill Cosby returns to the stage Wednesday night for the first time since November and his reception is certain to be mixed, with some planning protests, others vowing not to show up and still others saying they will heckle the comedian...

  • In this Oct. 7, 2014 file photo, Nicholas Sparks poses at the premiere of the film Nicholas Sparks Separating from Wife of 25 Years

    The marriage of Nicholas Sparks appears headed for an unhappy ending. Spokeswoman Jill Fritzo of PMK-BNC confirmed Tuesday that the best-selling author and screenwriter had separated from his wife of 25 years, Cathy...

  • 'Saved By The Bell' Actor to Appear in Wisconsin Court Monday

    A Wisconsin judge Monday will decide whether stabbing charges against actor Dustin Diamond should proceed. The former 'Saved By the Bell' cast member appears in court...

  • Les Misérables at Queen's Theatre in London 'Les Miserables' London Show Evacuated after Fire

    London fire officials say about 1,200 people were briefly evacuated from a performance of the musical "Les Miserables" because of a small fire at a theater. The fire department said the venue was evacuated as a precaution after high-voltage cable joints failed and caused a small fire at the Queen's Theatre in central London...

  • Madonna Defends Altered Photos of MLK, Mandela

    Madonna is defending herself against criticism after she posted Instagram photos of Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela that were altered to look like her own image on her new album...

  • Museum Capturing Ferguson History as it Happens

    From street-artist paintings on boards protecting store windows to signs bearing the now iconic statement, "Hands Up. Don't Shoot," cultural images from the Ferguson protests have become firmly established in recent Missouri history. So much so that the Missouri History Museum is gathering images and items cataloguing the unrest that followed the August shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer...

  • Bono: I May Never Play Guitar Again after Crash

    Bono says he may never play guitar again due to injuries suffered in a New York City cycling accident. The U2 singer suffered multiple injuries, including fractures to his left eye socket, shoulder blade and left elbow, when he crashed his bike in Central Park in November...

  • Weekend Box Office: 'A Most Violent Year' and 'The Woman in Black 2'

    Casey Messer, host of The Reelz Show, gives you a preview of what's hot at the box office this weekend. This week, the American dream braves a brutal era, and a ghoul from the other side out to kidnap children...

  • With Digital Forces at the Gate, a Down Year for Hollywood

    Hollywood's 2014 may well go down as a mere box-office blip, or it could be Act One in a drama of coming digital disruption. When the year's final receipts are tallied at the end of Wednesday, the final take is estimated by box-office firm Rentrak to be about $10.4 billion, a 5.2 percent drop from the record $10.9 billion of 2013...

  • In this file photo taken Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, English actor Christian Bale poses for photographers during the premiere of the film Morocco Banning of 'Exodus' Film Causes Controversy

    Ridley Scott's biblical epic "Exodus" has been banned in Morocco, provoking an angry response by politicians and filmmakers in this North African country. Morocco's film commission sent a letter to all cinemas Saturday, saying the film, which tells the story of Moses, has been banned for possibly portraying God in one scene. 



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