- Marathon bombing film productions won't detail tax credits
BOSTON (AP) — Hollywood films about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings shot on location at the finish line and other landmarks last year to bring the story to the silver screen, but not all the for-profit productions have been forthcoming about the taxpayer-funded benefits they're seeking or have already received for filming in Massachusetts.
- Madonna on Trump: 'We have gone as low as we can go'
NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna, an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, is trying to put a positive spin on his Friday inauguration.
- 'NCIS: Los Angeles' star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61
NEW YORK (AP) — Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured role on CBS' hit "NCIS: Los Angeles" and, before that, to NBC crime drama "Crossing Jordan," has died.
- Paramount inks $1B film co-finance deal with 2 Chinese firms
HONG KONG (AP) — Paramount Pictures said Friday it has inked a co-financing deal with two Chinese companies for the Hollywood studio's slate of movies over the next three years.
- Actors, mayors rally at inauguration eve Trump demonstration
NEW YORK (AP) — Actors Robert De Niro, Sally Field and Mark Ruffalo joined hundreds of other people outside a Donald Trump building on Thursday for a pre-inauguration demonstration organizers said was meant to energize those concerned about the Republican president-elect's policies.
- 'Dance Moms' star's 2-day sentencing hearing set to begin
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge will decide if "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller should be sentenced to prison or probation for concealing hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of income during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
- Las Vegas Sands paying $7M to settle corrupt practices probe
LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. authorities say billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost $7 million to settle a foreign corrupt practices investigation of the firm's former relationship with a consultant in Macao and China.
- Streaming giants play hero and villain in Oscar season
NEW YORK (AP) — When Oscar nominations are announced next week, Amazon is virtually assured of notching the first — but probably not the last — best-picture nomination for a streaming service.
- 'An Inconvenient Sequel' kicks off climate-focused Sundance
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Ten years after the watershed environmental documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" debuted, climate change is as dire as ever and yet the solutions are right in front of us, say directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, whose film "An Inconvenient Sequel" kicks off the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday.
- Wayne Barrett, tenacious NYC reporter of Trump, dead at 71
NEW YORK (AP) — Investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, a scourge of New York City power brokers from Rudolph Giuliani to Michael Bloomberg during a decades-long career with the Village Voice and an early and tenacious chronicler of President-elect Donald Trump, died Thursday at age 71.