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FILE - This May 18, 2013 file photo shows Hannah Hooper, left, and Christian Zucconi of Grouplove performing as part of Party in the Park at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Grouplove's, “Ways to Go,” was the most viral track on Spotify, from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos/Invision/AP, file)The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.


FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012 file photo, musician Robin Thicke performs during Macy's Passport presents Glamorama 2012 at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Thicke's "Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)" was the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, 2013. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Golden Globe nominations for best musical or comedy film have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

In this image released by Showtime, Claire Danes portrays Carrie Mathison in a scene from the Showtime original series, " Homeland." Danes was nominated Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 for a Golden Globe for best actress in a drama series for her role in “ Homeland .“ The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 13. (AP Photo/Showtime, Kent Smith)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Golden Globe nominations for best television drama series have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.


The Golden Globe nominations for best actor in a television comedy series have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Golden Globe nominations for best television comedy series have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Golden Globe nominations for best animated film have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

FILE -- In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Bobby Shmurda arrives at Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Shmurda whose real name is Ackquille Pollard has been arrested in New York City in a gun and narcotics investigation. Authorities said Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, that he was apprehended after leaving a Manhattan recording studio. Several others were also taken into custody. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — An up-and-coming rapper who performs under the name of Bobby Shmurda will face gun and drug trafficking charges when an arraignment is unsealed in court.


This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, from left, 1st AD Jonathan Watson, DP Brandon Trost, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen on the set of Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)NEW YORK (AP) — A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for a lunch interview about "The Interview," the likelihood of trouble seemed remote.


This Aug. 22, 2014 photo shows Sam Nazarian, CEO of SBE Entertainment, during the ceremonial ringing of the bell at SLS Las Vegas, in Las Vegas. Nazarian and the SLS Las Vegas’ majority owner announced this week that he won’t have any role in the day-to-day operations as he pursues a license. Nazarian is scheduled to appear before Nevada’s Gaming Commission on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jeff Scheid)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Los Angeles nightlife entrepreneur who revamped Las Vegas' Sahara Hotel and Casino into a hipper, sleeker destination is getting ready to defend his past again so he can obtain a Nevada gambling license after admitting recent cocaine use and explaining his curious business dealings with felons.


A poster for the movie "The Interview" is taken down by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers.


This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, Randall Park, center, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for "The Interview." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. official says North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for the film at the heart of the hack, "The Interview."


Hackers invoked the 9/11 attacks in their most chilling threat yet against Sony Pictures, warning the Hollywood studio not to release a film which has angered North KoreaSony Pictures cancelled the release of a madcap comedy about North Korea that triggered chilling threats from hackers, as US investigators reportedly blamed Pyongyang for a damaging cyber-raid on the movie giant. The dramatic action came as several US media outlets reported that investigators now believe North Korea was behind the devastating cyber-attack that saw hackers gain access to a trove of internal Sony documents and unreleased movies. "In light of the decision by the majority of our (theater) exhibitors not to show the film 'The Interview,' we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release," Sony said in a statement. "Sony Pictures has no further release plans for the film," a spokesman added to AFP, suggesting -- though not confirming -- the film will not even be released on DVD or in other formats.


A poster for the movie "The Interview" is taken down by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)NEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview."


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have recovered $10 million worth of art — including paintings by Chagall and Diego Rivera — that were stolen in one of Los Angeles' largest art heists.

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2004 file photo, Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and Chief Executive Michael Lynton is seen in Beverly Hills, Calif. In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages blamed on employees keeping too many old emails and hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials. The company’s chief executive regularly was reminded in unsecure emails from his executive assistant of his own secret passwords for his and his family’s mail, banking, travel and shopping accounts, according to a review of more than 32,000 stolen corporate emails circulating on the Internet. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials.


In this Nov. 11, 2014 file photo, actor Channing Tatum attends a special screening of "Foxcatcher," hosted by the Cinema Society with Details and Brooks Brothers, at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. As many as six aspiring filmmakers will appear on next year’s Academy Awards, and Tatum will help them get there. Oscar producers said Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, they’re bringing back the Team Oscar program that invites young filmmakers to play a role in the Academy Awards ceremony. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — As many as six aspiring filmmakers will appear in next year's Academy Awards ceremony, and Channing Tatum will help them get there.


A movie theater worker sweeps rain water under a poster for the movie "The Interview" at the AMC Glendora 12 movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Glendora, Calif. The fallout from the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack that began four weeks ago exploded Tuesday after the shadowy group calling themselves Guardians of Peace escalated their attack beyond corporate espionage and threatened moviegoers with violence reminiscent of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars, politicians and pundits are weighing in on Sony Pictures Entertainment's decision Wednesday to cancel the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy at the center of the North Korean cyberattack that has seen thousands of Sony's private documents and other proprietary materials released online:


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his administration is taking the cyberattack against Sony studios seriously. He says people should "go to the movies."

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2013 file photo, actors Seth Rogen, left, and James Franco, top, and producer Evan Goldberg, right, pose for a photograph during filming of "The Interview" at Robson Square in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada's largest theatre chain has announced it will postpone screening "The Interview" after the controversial comedy was the target of terrorist threats. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck, File)TORONTO (AP) — Canada's dominant theater chain has postponed its planned showings of the film "The Interview."


FILE -- In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Bobby Shmurda arrives at Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Shmurda whose real name is Ackquille Pollard has been arrested in New York City in a gun and narcotics investigation. Authorities said Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, that he was apprehended after leaving a Manhattan recording studio. Several others were also taken into custody. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — An up-and-coming rapper was among several people arrested Wednesday in an investigation into a series of gang-related shootings and drug trafficking in the city.


Justin Vernon of Bon Iver poses with the Best Alternative Music Album award for "Bon Iver" and the Best New Artist award at the 54th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on February 12, 2012The frontman of Bon Iver, who won critical acclaim for his emotionally resonant indie folk rock, has announced a festival that promises to throw a spotlight on new music. Justin Vernon announced the inaugural festival to take place on July 17-18 in his hometown of Eau Claire in the Upper Midwestern state of Wisconsin, known for its scenic landscape of forest, rivers and lakes.


FILE - This file image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Neil Patrick Harris in a scene from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," at the Belasco Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus, File)NEW YORK (AP) — This year's best-in-theater list includes a musical with multiple murders, another with a cross-dressing German, one that's set in a decadent Berlin nightclub, the revival of an America masterpiece and we celebrate someone who broke an important barrier. Our Top 10 list of the best in theater in 2014:


NEW YORK (AP) — If you think you can sing "It's Too Late" and "So Far Away" like Carole King, some Broadway producers would like to hear from you.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures cancels Dec. 25 release of 'The Interview' .

In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, cars enter Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in Culver City, Calif. Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 released another round of data leaks, including ominous threats against the premiere of Sony Pictures' film "The Interview," in which the group references the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie goers alike. And the financial toll is adding up too.


FILE-- In this Nov. 19, 2013 file photo, actor and musician Steven Van Zandt attends a screening of the Netflix television series "Lilyhammer," in New York. Van Zandt says he was honored that musician Bruce Springsteen agreed to appear in the episode, which began airing on Nov. 21, 2014, and marked Van Zandt’s directorial debut, but there was “a little bit of anxiety involved.” (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — It's always a bit uncomfortable having to tell your boss what to do.


This Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 photo provided by The Collegiate Chorale shows, Eric Idle, center, in the comedic oratorio "Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy") with The Collegiate Chorale, directed and conducted by Ted Sperling at Carnegie Hall in New York. (AP Photo/The Collegiate Chorale, Erin Baiano)NEW YORK (AP) — And now for something completely different.


NEW YORK (AP) — AMC, Regal movie theaters won't show 'The Interview,' terrorist threats cited.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford University wants to unlock the secrets of the player piano, which brought recorded music into living rooms long before there were cassettes, compact discs or iPods.
LONDON (AP) — A painting by Winston Churchill of the fishpond at his rural home has sold for just under 1.8 million pounds ($2.8 million), almost double the previous record for his work.

Verona Mayor Flavio Tosi arrives for a news conference, in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Dec.17, 2014. Verona’s mayor and Italian bank Unicredit have signed a deal to restore Verona’s Roman amphitheater, the Arena, for 14 million euros. The three-year project falls under a government initiative to encourage private donations to restore and support Italy’s cultural patrimony, including archaeological sites, works of art and public theaters. Under the initiative, donors get a 65 percent tax credit. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)MILAN (AP) — Verona's famed Roman amphitheater, home to one of the world's premier opera festivals, will be the first large beneficiary of a new Italian government initiative to encourage private donations to protect cultural treasures.


FILE - This undated image from files, provided by Fox Broadcasting from "The Simpsons," shows the popular cartoon family posing in front of their home, from left, Lisa , Marge , Maggie, Homer and Bart Simpson. University students have been studying Homer's "The Odyssey" for centuries. More recently, Homer Simpson's "Odyssey," and a quarter-century of episodes from the animated sitcom have been undergoing similar scrutiny at several college campuses around the country. (AP Photo/Fox Broacasting Co., File) 1998 FOX BROADCASTINGHEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn't stopped them from showing up on college campuses.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A University of Pennsylvania fraternity has been suspended pending an investigation into a holiday card showing the mostly white group posing with what it says was a Beyoncé sex doll.

FILE - In this July 20, 2010 file photo, a person uses Netflix in Palo Alto, Calif. Satellite TV provider Dish Network on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 said that it is adding the Netflix app to its latest set-top boxes, its second-generation Hopper devices released in February. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Dish is making it easier to watch video from an online rival, Netflix.


In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Martin Freeman appears in a scene from "The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)With a sum total of 1,032 minutes, Peter Jackson's six J.R.R. Tolkien films have earned more than $5 billion worldwide. They have made New Zealand synonymous with Middle-earth. And they have slaughtered enough orcs to constitute genocide.


FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2006 file photo, An English Heritage Blue Plaque is unveiled for American broadcaster Edward R. Murrow by fellow reporter Richard C. Hottelet at Weymouth House, Hallam Street, in London, where he lived from 1938-1946 during the blitz. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died. He was 97. CBS News spokesman Kevin Tedesco said Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, that Hottelet died Tuesday night, Dec. 16, at his home in Connecticut. (AP Photo/Peter Willows, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died. He was 97.


In this image provided by NBC-TV Craig Wayne Boyd, left poses with Blake Shelton Tuesday Dec. 16, 2014. Craig Wayne Boyd, the country rocker from Blake Shelton's team, was named the winner of “The Voice” Tuesday. (AP Photo/NBC-TV, Trae Patton)UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — Country fans have spoken again.


This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ben Affleck in a scene from "Gone Girl." The film, released in 2014, is based on the best-selling book by Gillian Flynn. (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Merrick Morton)NEW YORK (AP) — Like a serial for the digital age, the book world's most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real time.


NEW YORK (AP) — Two nearly identical Tiffany wisteria lamps designed in 1901 have sold for over $1 million each at auction.

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