TV talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died at age 88.
'Birdman' wins Producers Guild's top trophy
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Birdman" received a welcome lift on its flight to the Oscars after winning the Producers Guild of America's highest film award Saturday night at a ceremony in Los Angeles.
Nikki Reed coy about love for Somerhalder, but not animals
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Nikki Reed was coy when asked about her rumored engagement to actor Ian Somerhalder, saying only, "Life is really great right now and I'm so excited for the future." But she was effusive about her love for animals.
First Look: Reynolds charms in drama 'Mississippi Grind'
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Two wildly different strangers with a shared and debilitating love of rainbows and poker take a high stakes gambling road trip from Dubuque, Iowa to New Orleans in "Mississippi Grind," a deft, entertaining and messy look at depression, addiction and the highs of winning that premiered Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival.
Quick Quote: Lena Dunham on 'controversy over her book
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "I think the thing about expressing yourself is you have to be ready for all kinds of reactions and I feel so lucky about the support I've gotten both from the people close to me and my readers and I love the experience."
Quick Quote: Jeffrey Tambor talks binge watching
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "You push a button and it goes all over the world and on Sunday people are saying, 'Oh, I binge watched all 10 of them. Where's more?' and you go oh, the world has changed. It's not my dad walking to the television set and turning a knob to Ed Sullivan."
Quick Quote: Jack Black on independent films
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "'King Kong' or 'D Train'? I'm gonna go with 'D Train.' I'm not just saying that 'cause 'King Kong 'was five years ago and 'D Train' is right now. I'm saying it because it's true."