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Spurlock’s ‘Super Size Me’ sequel pulled from Sundance fest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Morgan Spurlock’s latest documentary will not premiere at the Sundance Film Festival as planned. The remaining partners in his production company said Friday that they removed “Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!” from the Sundance slate in light of Spurlock’s confessions of sexual misconduct this week. Warrior Poets partners Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin said in ... Read More »

Disney-Fox deal may create a new nerdy nirvana

MENLO PARK, California (AP) — The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated by an energy barrier of corporate legalism. Take, for instance, the fractured world of Marvel superheroes. For years, the X-Men (Wolverine, Storm, Professor X and ... Read More »

Manhattan prosecutor returns 3 ancient sculptures to Lebanon

NEW YORK (AP) — Three ancient sculptures are being returned to their rightful owners in Lebanon as the Manhattan district attorney forms a new antiquities trafficking unit whose goal is to repatriate stolen pieces from around the world. At a news conference in his office Friday, District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. stood by the more than 2,000-year-old treasures that were ... Read More »

Amazon making nice, prepares sales of Apple TV, Chromecast

Google Chromecast

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Amazon is angling for a truce in its two-year battle with Apple and Google over streaming gadgets: It says it is preparing to put Apple TV and Chromecast back on sale. A spokeswoman for Amazon confirmed Friday it is preparing to sell the devices. However, fresh links for the products that went live on Thursday ... Read More »

Prosecutors decline to charge rapper Nelly with rape

Nelly

SEATTLE (AP) — The rapper Nelly will not face rape charges because the accuser is not cooperating, prosecutors in Washington state said. The woman said Nelly raped her on his tour bus in October in a Seattle suburb. Auburn police arrested Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., in his bus at a Walmart and he was booked ... Read More »

‘Florida Project’ producer accused of sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Florida Project” producer Andrew Duncan has been accused of sexual misconduct by a dozen anonymous women and is stepping down from his company June Pictures. Duncan in a statement Friday disputes the allegations, calling them either distorted or demonstrably false. He accuses rivals of “taking advantage of the news climate” and trying to undermine his ... Read More »

Peter Jackson’s Weinstein story opens old wounds for Sorvino

Peter Jackson

NEW YORK (AP) — Director Peter Jackson says he is now realizing that Harvey Weinstein’s advice to avoid working with Mira Sorvino or Ashley Judd was likely part of a smear campaign against the two actresses. Jackson tells Stuff that he was told by Miramax in the late 1990s that they were “a nightmare” to work with and thus didn’t ... Read More »

Pete Rose defamation lawsuit dismissed after agreement

Pete Rose

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A defamation lawsuit filed by Pete Rose last year against the lawyer who got him kicked out of baseball was dismissed Friday, federal court documents show. Rose said in the lawsuit that John Dowd damaged his reputation and endorsement deals during a July 2015 interview on an AM radio station in Pennsylvania where he accused Rose of ... Read More »

Former on-air personality says ESPN was hostile workplace

ESPN

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A former ESPN personality is accusing the network of trying to silence her and other women who assert they were subjected to a sexually hostile work environment. Adrienne Lawrence made the accusation in a tweet Friday after ESPN published a friendly text message exchange between her and an anchor she had accused of misconduct. Lawrence, who ... Read More »

Vincent Nguini, guitarist for Paul Simon, dead at 65

NEW YORK (AP) — Vincent Nguini, a guitarist from Cameroon who worked with Paul Simon since the late 1980s, died last week in Brazil. He was 65. Simon’s publicist, Elizabeth Freund, confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Friday. Freund said Nguini died on Dec. 8 with his wife, Florence Nombulelo Yawa, by his side. No more details or ... Read More »