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‘Lincoln,’ ‘Les Mis,’ ‘Playbook’ lead SAG award nominations

Steven Spielberg’s Civil War saga “Lincoln,” the Victor Hugo musical adaptation “Les Miserables” and the lost-soul romance “Silver Linings Playbook” led the Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nominations each Wednesday.

Ralphie May on marijuana, TMZ and the changing face of comedy


Comedian Ralphie May has come through a rough couple of years. A near-death experience with double-pneumonia left him with post-traumatic stress disorder, which made it impossible to sleep, which landed him in rehab. And then, he was busted in Guam for pot possession after petting …

‘Man of Steel’ off to a high-flying start


Look, up in the sky: It’s a franchise reborn. After a failed attempt to revive the Superman series in 2006, the son of Krypton finally took off in theaters as “Man of Steel” snared $113 million this weekend, according to studio estimates. That’s the highest …

‘Argo,’ Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis win SAG Awards


The Screen Actors Guild’s supporting actor awards go to Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables”) and Tommy Lee Jones (“Lincoln”). On the TV side, the winning casts are on “Downton Abbey” and “Modern Family.”

Mark Wahlberg on Rahm Emanuel: ‘I absolutely love the guy’


The “Broken City” star doesn’t hold back on his admiration for the mayor, urging Chicago to “let him do whatever he wants.”

Oscar nominations result in lots of stunning surprises this year


RICHARD ROEPER: That was some wake-up call for Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow. It was a hardly surprise that “Lincoln” led the way with 12 Academy Award nominations, but it was stunning that four leading contenders were shut out of the best director category.

Third ‘Wimpy Kid’ not so wimpy after all


Maybe it has to do with the lowered expectations surrounding something with “Dog Days” in its title being released during a traditionally less stellar time in the moviegoing season.

But the third installment in the “Wimpy Kid” franchise turns out to be not so wimpy …

The last ‘Twilight’ and other big fall movies


It’s twilight for one of moviedom’s biggest couples.

They’re over. They’re out. They’re kaput.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart ? Maybe, but we’re talking about their characters, Edward Cullen and his red-eyed, bloodthirsty missus, Bella Swan-Cullen.

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2,” debuting …

Ernest Borgnine, movie star with face of a workingman, dies at 95


The character actor’s career of more than 50 years included a villainous part in “From Here to Eternity,” an Oscar for “Marty,” the classic sitcom “McHale’s Navy” and even a voice role on “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis: That’s the ticket


In “The Campaign” which opens Friday, Will Ferrell and Zack Galifinakis portray two North Carolina politicians competing in an increasingly nasty congressional race. The comedians first crossed paths at “SNL” but this is their first film project together.

Search on for mutt to become Benji


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Have you seen this dog?

It’s a mutt — mischievous, medium-sized, scruffy and street-smart with soulful eyes. Comfortable as hero or underdog, yet likely to be a stray. Must be a fast learner, able to charm millions and willing to work …

Ernest Borgnine, Oscar winner for ‘Marty,’ dies at 95


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ernest Borgnine, the beefy screen star known for blustery, often villainous roles, but who won the best-actor Oscar for playing against type as a lovesick butcher in “Marty” in 1955, died Sunday. He was 95. His longtime spokesman, Harry Flynn, told …

‘Madagascar’ animals beat 2 big-name turkeys


LOS ANGELES — Zoo animals remain hot at the box office. Singing stars and Adam Sandler are not. Ben Stiller and his voice co-stars of “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” held on to the No. 1 spot again, with $35.5 million for the animated sequel’s …

Daffy ‘Madagascar 3’ tops original film


It’s something that hardly ever happens with big Hollywood studio films — a sequel that’s actually better than the original movie. Even more rare: a second sequel pulling off that feat. Happily, that’s the case with “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” the absolutely charming and …

‘Hunger Games, ‘Harry Potter’ lead at MTV Movie Awards


The fan votes — not just the odds — are in “The Hunger Games” favor at the MTV Movie Awards. The dystopian survival saga is escaping from Sunday’s 21st annual extravaganza with the most golden popcorn-shaped trophies, including best fight and best on-screen transformation. “Hunger Games” stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson were also honored for the best female and male performances.

Will Smith betting on ‘Black’ after four-year hiatus


LOS ANGELES — Will Smith has been quietly absent from the big screen since 2008. Why? He’s been building a family empire. Wife Jada’s TV show “HawthoRNe.” Daughter Willow’s hit single “Whip My Hair.” Son Jaden’s “Karate Kid” remake. “Oh man, I go back to …