Posts Tagged Arts and entertainment

Review: ‘The Hobbit’ wraps with a Middle-earth melee

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.

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Country singer Boyd crowned ‘The Voice’ champion

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.

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Martha Plimpton: ‘I don’t want to be just famous’

In this Sept. 23, 2012 file photo, actress Martha Plimpton presents an award at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Plimpton appears in the Broadway play, "A Delicate Balance." (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — To the audience watching the opening act of “A Delicate Balance” on Broadway, a gentle word of warning: Martha Plimpton is listening to you.

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Matsui to team up with Jeter for baseball charity in Japan

Former New York Yankees outfielder and 2009 World Series MVP Hideki Matsui watches a screen during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents  Club of Japan in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Matsui will team up with former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter to hold a baseball charity event in support children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO (AP) — Hideki Matsui will team up with former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter to hold a baseball charity event in support children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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Sony under attack from hackers and ex-employees

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) — Threats of violence against movie theaters. Cancelled showings of “The Interview.” Leaks of thousands more private emails. Lawsuits by former employees that could cost tens of millions in damages.

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