- Sundance First Look: New doc goes inside Kurt Cobain's head
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," a fiery, evocative and deeply felt look at one of rock's most misunderstood and tragic figures, presents a portrait of a man and an artist in despair with the aid of never-before-seen home videos, personal notes and archival footage.The film, a fully authorized account of Cobain's life, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday and airs on HBO in May.
- A murder at the edge of the world takes 'Fortitude' to crack
NEW YORK (AP) — A sick child. Buried treasure. A bit of wiggle room in honoring wedding vows. An all-important tourist project suddenly imperiled. Plus polar bears that outnumber humans, which means everyone (kids included) totes a rifle just in case.That's about the size of it in tiny Fortitude, population 713.
- Broadway theaters keep their lights on amid blizzard warning
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway theaters are keeping their doors open — at least for now — as a blizzard bears down on Times Square.The Broadway League says all shows are scheduled to go on Monday, a traditionally quiet night with only a few shows available. No firm decision about Tuesday has been made.
- Trainor and Styles write a duet about heartbreak
LONDON (AP) — Meghan Trainor and Harry Styles have put their heartbreak into a duet.The American singer known for the megahit "All About That Bass" and the One Direction star got together to write a song called "Someday Maybe."
- Cumberbatch says sorry for calling black actors 'colored'
LONDON (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch says he was an "idiot" to refer to non-white actors as "colored."The Academy Award-nominated actor used the word on PBS talk show "Tavis Smiley" last week while discussing diversity in the entertainment industry. He said that "as far as colored actors go," there were more opportunities in the U.S. than Britain, "and that's something that needs to change."
- Broadway's 'Curious Incident of the Dog' recoups capital
NEW YORK (AP) — The British have another hit on Broadway: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time."Producers of the London hit said Monday that the play has recouped its $4.75 million capitalization.
- SAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring
Oscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood."Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's elegantly crafted backstage romp won best ensemble Sunday night at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild, a day after it also won the top honor at the Producer Guild Awards. Both guilds are seen as highly predictive of which film will triumph at the Oscars, which will be held Feb. 22.
- Emma Watson to star in live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'
NEW YORK (AP) — Emma Watson will play Belle in Disney's live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast."The Walt Disney Co. announced the casting of the "Harry Potter" star Monday, setting the prettier half of the romance at the center of the fairy tale. Who will play the Beast hasn't yet been announced.
- 'Jersey Belle' star writing memoir, planned for fall release
NEW YORK (AP) — "Jersey Belle" star Jaime Primak Sullivan has more than one way of getting real.Sullivan has a deal with Touchstone for a "hilarious and frank fish-out-of-water memoir" about living in Birmingham, Alabama, that is scheduled for publication this fall. The book is called "Saved by the Belles: The Southern Education of a Jersey Girl," Touchstone announced Monday.
- Author of Twitter best-seller working on Silk Road book
NEW YORK (AP) — The author of a best-seller about Twitter is working on an investigative book about the black market website Silk Road.New York Times columnist Nick Bilton has a deal with Portfolio for a "detailed narrative," the publisher announced Monday. The book is currently untitled and no publication date has been set. Authorities have said Silk Road's San Francisco operator generated more than $1 billion in illicit business from 2011 until the website was shut down in 2013.