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Clint Eastwood, left, and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu speak at the Producers Guild Awards Nominees Breakfast hosted by The Hollywood Reporter at the Saban Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision for The Hollywood Reporter/AP Images)

Arab group ADC to Clint Eastwood: ‘American Sniper’ ratchets ‘Islamophobic tensions’

- The Washington Times

Members of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee have turned to Clint Eastwood, director of “American Sniper,” and actor Bradley Cooper, who played the lead role of Chris Kyle in the mega-buster movie, to denounce anti-Muslim rhetoric that’s been seeping around social media — and to accept responsibility for driving some of the ethnic and religious hatred.

Sofia Vergara arrives at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

SAG Awards win sends ‘Birdman’ Oscar hopes soaring

- Associated Press

Oscar hopes for “Birdman” got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner “Boyhood.”

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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch demonstrates Sling TV, a live television streaming service, at the Dish Network's news conference at the International CES, in Las Vegas. The Sling TV option, an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than Dish Network's regular service, is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV

- Associated Press

Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either.

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2014 file photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, attends a pretrial hearing in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of murdering semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd.  A jury is expected to be seated for opening arguments in his murder trial as early as Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Judge Susan Garsh had cleared 53 potential jurors after individually questioning them to weed out people who are biased, have a hardship or have a valid reason to be excused. Lawyers from both sides will have the chance to eliminate 18 people each from the final pool on Monday for any reason. Eighteen jurors will be seated. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)

Full jury seated to hear murder trial of Aaron Hernandez

- Associated Press

A full jury was seated Monday for the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, and the judge pushed back opening statements until at least Thursday because of a blizzard bearing down on the region.

Spain: Cervantes searchers find casket with his initials

- Associated Press

Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes said Monday that they found wooden fragments of a casket bearing the initials "M.C." with bones in and around them in a crypt underneath the chapel of a cloistered convent in Madrid.

Renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos dead at 68

Associated Press

Greek singer Demis Roussos, whose often high-pitched pop serenades won him household recognition in the 1970s and 1980s across Europe and beyond and who sold more than 60 million records, has died in Athens at the age of 68, a hospital confirmed Monday.

In this Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 photo, University of Phoenix Stadium, site of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game, is seen here at sunset in Glendale, Ariz. The entire world will be watching Glendale on Sunday as it hosts the Super Bowl and the legions of fans who are shelling out big bucks to see the big game. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Super Bowl host city still reeling over sports deals

- Associated Press

The entire world will be watching Glendale on Sunday as it hosts the Super Bowl and the legions of fans who are shelling out big bucks to see the big game.

Celeb birthdays for the week of Feb. 1-7

- Associated Press

Feb. 1: Actor Stuart Whitman is 87. Singer Bob Shane (The Kingston Trio) is 81. Actor-comedian Garrett Morris is 78. Singer Don Everly of The Everly Brothers is 78. Singer Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show is 78. Bluegrass singer Del McCoury is 76. Actor-writer-director Terry Jones (Monty Python) is 73. Guitarist Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is 65. Actor-writer-producer Billy Mumy ("Lost in Space") is 61. Keyboardist Dwayne Dupuy of Ricochet is 50. Actress Sherilyn Fenn is 50. Singer Lisa Marie Presley is 47. Comedian Pauly Shore is 47. Drummer Patrick Wilson of Weezer is 46. Actor Michael C. Hall is 44. Rapper Big Boi of Outkast is 40. Singer Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT is 32. TV personality Lauren Conrad is 29. Actress-singer Heather Morris of "Glee" is 28. Singer Harry Styles of One Direction is 21.

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JAN. 25 In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, Javonte White, age 22, talks about his life growing up seeing too many people his age take a bad path in life in Waco, Texas. The teenager wants to be an inspiration to younger generations by showing community service and responsibility are more important than being "cool." White has spent the last four years serving with the Boy Scouts of American Longhorn chapter in town. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Jerry Larson)

Ex-street kid works to train upright men

- Associated Press

At the crossroads, Javonte White turned his back on gang member friends and instead chose to inspire other children to make the same decision.