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  • President Obama attends 'A Raisin in the Sun'

    Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in "A Raisin in the Sun" are hard to come by, but one man managed it - President Barack Obama.

  • This image released by Philip Rinaldi Publicity shows Denzel Washington, left, and LaTanya Richardson Jackson during a performance of "A Raisin in the Sun," at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Philip Rinaldi Publicity, Brigitte Lacombe)

    Review: Washington great in 'A Raisin in the Sun'

    Talk leading up to opening night of the latest Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun" hinted at flaws - it was coming back too soon, a lead actress had to be replaced late, and Denzel Washington is just too old for it.

  • Aretha Franklin and Denzel Washington with Clifton Oliver, rear, attend her 72nd birthday celebration on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Aretha Franklin celebrates birthday with Denzel

    The fellas love Aretha Franklin: Denzel Washington helped the Queen of Soul celebrate her 72nd birthday in style, and Andre 3000 and Babyface are working on new music for the icon.

  • This image released by Starpix shows actor Denzel Washington at a press availability for the production, "A Raisin in the Sun," Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Kristina Bumphrey)

    With kids grown, Washington wants more stage roles

    Now that his children are grown, you can expect to see a lot more of Denzel Washington on Broadway.

  • Denzel Washington, left, and Mark Wahlberg in a scene from "2 Guns." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Patti Perret)

    MOVIE REVIEW: '2 Guns'

    There are more than a few explosions in “2 Guns,” but what really ignites this schlocky, good-natured action comedy are the easygoing performances from its charismatic lead actors.

  • Actor Denzel Washington, right, attends the premiere of "Two Guns" with his wife actress Pauletta Washington, left, on Monday, July 29, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

    Denzel Washington: Actor is returning to Broadway

    Denzel Washington is returning to Broadway — but he won't be singing.

  • Bassett drawn to action flick because of director

    The idea of working with director Antoine Fuqua was enough for Angela Bassett to appear in the action flick, "Olympus Has Fallen." But things got better for the Oscar-nominated actress when she found out she'd share most of her scenes with Morgan Freeman.

  • Clint Eastwood is persistently popular among Americans, according to Harris Polls, which ranks him second on a list of favorite movie stars. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Beltway: The persistence of Eastwood

    The Hollywood hero who boosted Republican morale during the 2012 presidential election campaign remains an all-American favorite.

  • Denzel Washington modest about 6th Oscar nod

    Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington isn't taking his sixth nomination for granted, saying he's just happy that people still value his work.

  • **FILE** Army Gen. William E. "Kip" Ward, Commander of U.S. Africa Command, speaks Oct. 1, 2008, at the Pentagon. (Associated Press)

    General demoted for lavish travel, spending

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.

  • ‘Flight’ hits turbulence in some circles

    Denzel Washington's character in "Flight" drinks a lot throughout the film, but his portrayal of a highly functioning alcoholic pilot isn't going down well with brewing company Anheuser-Busch or the distributor of Stolichnaya vodka.

  • APNewsBreak: Budweiser seeks removal from 'Flight'

    Denzel Washington's character in "Flight" drinks a lot throughout the film, but his portrayal of a highly functioning alcoholic pilot isn't going down well with brewing company Anheuser-Busch or the distributor of Stolichnaya vodka.

  • Not wrecked by Sandy, 'Ralph' tops box office

    The weekend box office was not only undeterred by the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, it was buoyed by it.

  • MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Flight’

    If the filmmakers behind "Flight" were really interested in an accurate one-word title, they might have called their movie "Booze." The movie's true subject isn't flying but drinking, and the personal will it requires to stop — or not.

  • Review: Denzel soars as troubled pilot in `Flight'

    If "Flight" weren't so exceptionally crafted and acted, this tale of self-destruction and eventual redemption might feel like the sort of feel-good fare you'd see on the Lifetime Movie Network, or even a 12-step-program promotion.

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