J.K. Simmons lit up Oscars with simple message

“Call your mom. Call your dad.” That simple call to action from J.K. Simmons went viral during Sunday’s Oscar telecast. The best supporting actor winner, who played a verbally sadistic,

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Without Williams, NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ widens lead

NBC’s viewers aren’t missing Brian Williams. Its Nightly News, with substitute anchor Lester Holt, averaged a first-place 10.1 million viewers last week, a 416,000-viewer advantage over ABC’s World News with

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Rousing underdog tale ‘McFarland’ wins hearts

McFarland, USA is a feel-good sports movie that actually lives up to the notion. The idea of an inspirational saga anchored by Kevin Costner doesn’t elicit the hopes it might

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Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler is still amazed by perks of sudden fame

Rob Gronkowski isn’t the only member of the New England Patriots having a few epic post-Super Bowl weeks. The gregarious tight end was certainly an recognizable personality well before his

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By Jove, is Colin Firth returning for a ‘Kingsman’ sequel?

The Colin Firth faithful (the Firthful?) probably cried in their pints a little bit upon seeing their favorite guy and newly minted action hero go down in Kingsman, but at

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ whips up $30 million

Fifty Shades of Grey opened Friday with a bang — an impressive $30.2 million haul, according to studio estimates. The

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‘Grand Budapest,’ ‘Imitation Game’ top WGAs

The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Imitation Game were named the best original and adapted screenplays of 2014 on Saturday

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‘Fifty Shades’ makes box office its valentine

The only real box office question on Valentine’s Day weekend was just how high the R-rated Fifty Shades of Grey

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‘SNL’: How a ‘variety show’ ignited a comedy revolution

On Oct. 11, 1975, TV history was made. Or at least the variety-show format was turned on its ear, thanks

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‘Nightly News’ keeps ratings lead amid Williams scandal

NBCNightly News with Brian Williams beat its competitors last week while the anchor battled accusations of embellishing stories about his

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Detroit’s walking man to get $350K, lots of advice

One week after he gained global attention for his 21 miles and two bus rides of daily commuting, Detroiter James

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Publisher: Harper Lee is ‘happy as hell’ about new book

Was reclusive and ailing author Harper Lee an active participant in the astonishing decision to publish a long-awaited second novel?

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