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The Black Crowes Announce Breakup — and It’s Official This Time

The Black Crowes, a band known for temporary breakups, announces a permanent split.

‘Frozen’ Star Josh Gad Got Hit Up for Cash by a Times Square ‘Olaf’

While visiting "The Tonight Show" to promote his latest film, "The Wedding Ringer," actor Josh Gad shared an Times Square anecdote with host Jimmy Fallon regarding his work on the animated hit "Frozen."

Sleater-Kinney Enlist Famous People for ‘No Cities to Love’ Video

Andy Samberg, Miranda July, Connie Britton and more cameo in the band's new clip.

‘Whiplash’: The $3 Million Indie Film That’s Now an Oscar-Nominated Best Picture

The film wasn’t necessarily on the radar for a lot of Oscar categories, but it nabbed writer-director Damien Chazelle his first-ever nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture, with a total of five.

‘Gone Girl’s’ Rosamund Pike: ‘I Think I’ve Done My Job OK as a Sociopath’

'Gone Girl' actress Rosamund Pike Talks with Speakeasy about her Academy Award nomination and why the role of Amy Dunne suited well.

Oscar Nominee Mark Ruffalo: ‘Channing Should Be Here in My Place’

The actor discussed his second Oscar nomination, for playing Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz in “Foxcatcher."

Literary Screenwriters Through the Ages

It was a rough year for literary screenwriters. Neither Gillian Flynn nor Nick Hornby--for "Gone Girl" and "Wild," respectively--scored an Oscar nomination. Surprisingly few novelists have had success adapting their own work for the big screen.

Oscar Nominations: Why Did ‘Foxcatcher’ Miss the Best Picture Cut?

Here are the top five scoring best picture nominees -- and two that were left out of a potential field of 10 movies.

Oscar Nominations: A Closer Look at the Surprises

A look at the films that the Academy passed over in announcing this morning's Oscar nominations.

Oscar Nominations: A Closer Look at the Surprises Here

A look at the films that the Academy passed over in announcing this morning's Oscar nominations.

#OscarsSoWhite: Critical Reactions to Oscar Nominations Surface on Twitter

After Oscar nominations were announced Monday morning, reactions on Twitter began to surface with the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. With a mix of humor and disdain, commentary focused largely on the lack of diversity among nominations for actors and directors.

Which Film Should Win the Oscar for Best Picture?

We'd like to hear from you, readers, about your pick for the best film of 2014.

Oscars Nominations: Watch the Live Video of the Announcement

The Oscar nominations are being live streamed for the first time, so watch the announcement here.

Seth Meyers Addresses Comedy Censorship in Wake of Charlie Hebdo Attack

"Late night" host Seth Meyers took time out to address the arrest of a French comedian who allegedly expressed solidarity with gunmen who attacked a kosher supermarket in Paris last week.

The Comeback: Mike Myers Signs Deal with HBO

Comedian Mike Myers, the "Saturday Night Live" alumnus who brought us the "Wayne's World" and "Austin Powers" films, entered and agreement with HBO.

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