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From left to right, Author/producer Lawrence Wright, former Scientology church member Spanky Taylor, director Alex Gibney, Sara Bernstein, Senior Vice President of Programming for HBO Documentaries and former Scientology church member Mike Rinder attend the premiere of "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

First Look: Sundance doc pulls back curtain on Scientology

"Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house — not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection. A week before the premiere, the Church of Scientology took out full-page ads in the New York Times and Los ...

Actress Toni Collette attends the premiere of "Glassland" during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

Sundance Watch: Fans angle for selfies, Reynolds talks poker

The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here's what they've seen and heard: ____ FIRST LOOK: 'KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK' "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," a fiery, evocative and deeply felt look at one of rock's most misunderstood and ...

Cobie Smulders poses for a portrait to promote the film, "Results", at the Eddie Bauer Adventure House during the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

Sundance Quick Quote: Smulders on sprinting in the heat

"Luckily I had just finished a Marvel film so I was already in a training mentality and then this movie happened and I was really just trying to focus on like as much cardio as possible because in this film I do a lot of running and a lot of ...

Toni Collette poses for a portrait to promote the film, "Glassland", at the Eddie Bauer Adventure House during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

Main Street is the place for celebrity selfies at Sundance

Star-watchers looking for photographic evidence of their celebrity sightings were likely to find success on Park City's Main Street. As actors and filmmakers make their way from premieres to interviews to appearances, most travel on foot, where they're often swarmed by fans asking for selfies. Toni Collette, sporting a platinum ...

FILE - In this May 15, 2014 file photo, Melissa Rivers, left, and Joan Rivers attend the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment 2014 Upfront at the Javits Center in New York. Melissa Rivers filed a malpractice lawsuit Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, against doctors and the clinic where her mother Joan Rivers had a routine medical procedure, stopped breathing, and later died. Rivers said in a statement that filing the suit was one of the most difficult decisions she had to make. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Melissa Rivers files lawsuit in mother Joan Rivers' death

While Joan Rivers lay sedated in a Manhattan clinic, her doctors performed unauthorized medical procedures, snapped a selfie with the comedian and failed to act as her vital signs deteriorated, according to a malpractice lawsuit filed Monday by her daughter, Melissa. The 81-year-old comedian and star of "Fashion Police" on ...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2014, file photo, Sam Smith performs on stage at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Tom Petty has earned a writing credit on Sam Smith’s megahit “Stay With Me” for its similarities to his song, “I Won’t Back Down.” Smith’s representative said Monday the publishers of Petty’s 1989 hit contacted the publishers of Smith’s song, which was one of last year’s biggest hits. Smith and “Stay With Me” writers James Napier and William Phillips say they agree their song is similar to Petty’s song, written with Jeff Lynne. Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” peaked at No. 12 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. A representative for Petty declined to comment. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Petty earns writing credit for Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

Tom Petty has earned a writing credit on Sam Smith's megahit "Stay With Me" for its similarities to his song "I Won't Back Down." Smith's representative said Monday the publishers of Petty's 1989 hit contacted the publishers of Smith's song, which was one of last year's biggest hits. Smith and ...

Why Ryan Reynolds says he's a dangerous poker player

Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn ventured deep into the heart of America to film the gambling drama "Mississippi Grind," a gritty, 70s-style road trip movie about two near-strangers travelling from Dubuque, Iowa to New Orleans. The production spanned the heartland as they drove all over Mississippi, Missouri, Louisiana and Alabama, ...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Louis C.K. performs at the 8th Annual Stand Up For Heroes, presented by New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Louis C.K.’s comedy show in New York was canceled because of the weather. The comedian-actor sent an email to ticketholders expecting to see his Madison Square Garden show Tuesday, poking fun at the hysteria surrounding the snowstorm hitting the Northeast. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

Louis C.K. cancels NY show, jokes about Northeast snowstorm

Louis C.K.'s comedy show in New York has been canceled because of the bad weather, but the star has still delivered the laughs. The comedian-actor sent an email to ticketholders hoping to see his Madison Square Garden show on Tuesday, poking fun at the hysteria surrounding the blizzard expected to ...

From left, Goldie Hawn, Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace and Kate Hudson pose as they arrive for the show of the Atelier Versace Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, France, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Kate Hudson reveals derriere at Versace, Portman hits Dior

At Paris' high-octane couture week, what happens on the catwalk is only half the story. Academy Award winner Goldie Hawn and her daughter Kate Hudson made a surprise appearance at Atelier Versace in an atypical family night out in Paris. But the real frenzy didn't start until the 35-year-old "Almost ...

Clarification: Super Bowl-Neon Carnival Party story

In a story Jan. 26, The Associated Press reported that the party Neon Carnival, which is held during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, will host an event two days before the Super Bowl. Neon Carnival is not affiliated with the Coachella festival. A new version of the story ...

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18:  Stanley Tucci attends The London Critics' Circle Film Awards at The Mayfair Hotel on January 18, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

A murder at the edge of the world takes 'Fortitude' to crack

A sick child. Buried treasure. A bit of wiggle room in honoring wedding vows. An all-important tourist project suddenly imperiled. Plus polar bears that outnumber humans, which means everyone (kids included) totes a rifle just in case. That's about the size of it in tiny Fortitude, population 713. Oh, there's ...

Frances Bean Cobain, left, daughter of Kurt Cobain and executive producer of the documentary film "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," embraces her mother and Cobain's widow Courtney Love at the premiere of the film at The MARC Theatre during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Sundance Watch: 'Cobain' premieres, women talk Hollywood

The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here's what they've seen and heard: ____ AMATEUR PORN SPOTLIGHTED IN 'HOT GIRLS WANTED' "Teen" is the most searched term in online pornography, and thousands of young people enter the amateur porn industry ...

McCain gives thumbs up to 'American Sniper' movie

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says critics of U.S. foreign policy are disparaging the movie, "American Sniper" and denigrating the memory of Chris Kyle, the U.S. serviceman depicted in the film. In a statement Monday, Sen. John McCain congratulated director Clint Eastwood and the cast and crew ...

Frances Bean Cobain, left, daughter of Kurt Cobain and executive producer of the documentary film "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," embraces her mother and Cobain's widow Courtney Love at the premiere of the film at The MARC Theatre during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Sundance First Look: New doc goes inside Kurt Cobain's head

"Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," a fiery, evocative and deeply felt look at one of rock's most misunderstood and tragic figures, presents a portrait of a man and an artist in despair with the aid of never-before-seen home videos, personal notes and archival footage. The film, a fully authorized account ...

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 file photo, Meghan Trainor attends the 2014 Billboard Women in Music luncheon at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Meghan Trainor and One Direction star Harry Styles got together to write a duet called "Someday Maybe." Trainor, who releases her debut album “Title” in Britain Monday Jan. 26, 2015, said she is looking for the right people to sing it and doesn’t know if she would record it with Styles. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Trainor and Styles write a duet about heartbreak

Meghan Trainor and Harry Styles have put their heartbreak into a duet. The American singer known for the megahit "All About That Bass" and the One Direction star got together to write a song called "Someday Maybe." Trainor, 21, told the Associated Press she was impressed with Styles' ability to ...

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Cumberbatch says sorry for calling black actors 'colored'

Benedict Cumberbatch says he was an "idiot" to refer to non-white actors as "colored." The Academy Award-nominated actor used the word on PBS talk show "Tavis Smiley" last week while discussing diversity in the entertainment industry. He said that "as far as colored actors go," there were more opportunities in ...

In this image released by  Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Alex Sharp appears in a scene from the National Theatre production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." Producers of the London hit said Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, that the play has recouped its $4.75 million capitalization. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)

Broadway's 'Curious Incident of the Dog' recoups capital

The British have another hit on Broadway: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." Producers of the London hit said Monday that the play has recouped its $4.75 million capitalization. It's based on Simon's Stephens' adaptation of Mark Haddon's best-selling 2003 novel. Both look at the world through ...

FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, actress Emma Watson arrives for the UK Premiere of Noah in London. Watson will play Belle in Disney’s live-action remake of “Beauty of the Beast.” The Walt Disney Co. announced the casting of the “Harry Potter” star Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, setting the prettier half of the romance at the center of the fairy tale. Disney said production will begin later this year. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)

Emma Watson to star in live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'

Emma Watson will play Belle in Disney's live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast." The Walt Disney Co. announced the casting of the "Harry Potter" star Monday, setting the prettier half of the romance at the center of the fairy tale. Who will play the Beast hasn't yet been announced. ...

FILE - In this July 14, 2014 file photo, Jaime Primak Sullivan attends the NBC 2014 Summer TCA held in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sullivan has a deal with Touchstone for a “hilarious and frank fish-out-of-water memoir” about living in Birmingham, Alabama, that is scheduled for publication this fall. The book is called “Saved by the Belles: The Southern Education of a Jersey Girl,” Touchstone announced Monday. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

'Jersey Belle' star writing memoir, planned for fall release

"Jersey Belle" star Jaime Primak Sullivan has more than one way of getting real. Sullivan has a deal with Touchstone for a "hilarious and frank fish-out-of-water memoir" about living in Birmingham, Alabama, that is scheduled for publication this fall. The book is called "Saved by the Belles: The Southern Education ...

Author of Twitter best-seller working on Silk Road book

The author of a best-seller about Twitter is working on an investigative book about the black market website Silk Road. New York Times columnist Nick Bilton has a deal with Portfolio for a "detailed narrative," the publisher announced Monday. The book is currently untitled and no publication date has been ...

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