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This photo released by Colombia Pictures - Sony shows Jamie Foxx, left, as Will Stacks and Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "Annie."

REVIEW: Modern ‘Annie’ a mixed bag

"Annie" gets an update for the new film version of the classic musical, starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis.

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Kate Hudson cast as Richard Pryor’s wife in biopic

The "Almost Famous" star will take on the role of Jennifer Lee Pryor alongside Mike Epps as the funnyman.

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Today in entertainment history: Dec. 18

A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Brangelina hired a cyber security firm for their kids

The "Tomb Raider" star and her husband are taking precautions to protect their six children as they grow up in a digital world.

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Martin Freeman appears in a scene from the film, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

REVIEW: Final ‘Hobbit’ movie falls short of original trilogy

This Christmas, Peter Jackson gives us the gift of his final trip to Middle Earth with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

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‘7th Heaven’ star admits to sexually abusing girls

Troubled actor Stephen Collins has confessed the molestation claims against him are true.

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Blake Shelton wins ‘The Voice’ again

The "Boys 'Round Here" hitmaker's country protegeé Craig Wayne Boyd won a recording contract and $100,000 cash prize.

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‘Saving Private Ryan’ among films being preserved

A new set of classic movies is being inducted into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation.

In this photo taken Nov. 6, 2014, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution is mounting a major showcase of African-American art and African art together in a new exhibit featuring the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby. More than 60 rarely seen African-American artworks from the Cosby collection will join 100 pieces of African art at the National Museum of African Art. The exhibit “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue,” opens Sunday and will be on view through early 2016.

No charges against Cosby in ’74 sex claim

The comedian has been the subject of more than a dozen sex abuse allegations over the past two months.

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NY premiere of ‘The Interview’ canceled after threats

The Sony comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has sparked threats from hackers.

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Today in entertainment history: Dec. 17

A look at some of the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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WATCH: Idina Menzel’s holiday traditions

The "Frozen" star talks about starting holiday traditions with her son.

** FILE ** In this April 23, 2008 file photo, a man listens to music on his Apple iPod in downtown San Francisco. Macintosh and iPod sales helped boost Apple Inc.'s fiscal third-quarter earnings 31 percent, beating Wall Street's expectations Monday, July 21, 2008, but investors pummeled the stock after Apple issued soft guidance for the current quarter.

Apple wins digital music antitrust suit

A U.S. jury said the company did not act improperly by restricting music purchases for iPod users to the iTunes store.

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You can watch penguins hatch at the National Aviary

A web cam is streaming images of the first of two African penguins hatching at the Pittsburgh facility.

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Mark Hamill was ‘ordered’ to grow ‘Star Wars’ beard

Luke Skywalker has swapped his usual clean-cut look for a new shaggy bearded image.

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Roman Polanski wants sex crime case dismissed

The "Roseymary's Baby" filmmaker wants the 1977 case dismissed.

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Bill Cosby’s wife defends him from sex assault claims

Camille Cosby defended her husband from accusations brought by more than a dozen women.

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Today in entertainment history: Dec.16

A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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Taylor Swift, Oprah among the year’s ‘most fascinating’

Barbara Walters has unveiled her list of the most interesting people of 2014.

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Queen Elsa beats Kim Kardashian

The "Frozen" character has topped a list of most influential fictional characters of the year.

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Army refers Bergdahl case to commander, punishment possible

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

An investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan has been completed.

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Obama signs New York state disaster declaration

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In response to last month's blockbuster storm that dumped more than 7 feet of snow in the Buffalo area.

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City to use state money for upgrades at Ithaca Falls

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$97,500 award will help create overlooks, better walkways for visitors to waterfall location off Lake Street

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Police shutter Albany-area home where 5-year-old was killed

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Home west of Albany had number of code violations; 19-year-old Tiffany VanAlstyne charged with murder

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Police: Man died from loss of blood after Cortland stabbing

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Police say stabbing victim died from loss of blood following Saturday incident