SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The buzz is building outside the Salt Lake City theater where the satirical musical that mocks Mormons is set to make its debut in the heart of Mormonlandia.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many journalists who have written feature profiles of public figures will have experienced that light-bulb moment, once the cautious mutual-assessment phase is concluded and you start digging for the meat, when the subject perhaps casually reveals some illuminating aspect of him- or herself around which the entire article can be built. Those moments come thick and fast in "The End of the Tour," James Ponsoldt's exquisitely elegiac film about David Foster Wallace, examined over the course of a five-day interview with Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, 12 years before the influential writer's suicide in 2008 at age 46.
Organizers of the annual Toronto International Film Festival unveiled an ambitious lineup Tuesday leading off with psychological drama "Demolition" by Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallee. "Alien" director Ridley Scott's eagerly-awaited space adventure "The Martian" will also be among the highlights at the movie fest that runs September 10-20. "Demolition" tells the story of Davis, a brilliant investment banker played by Jake Gyllenhaal who must come to terms with the death of his wife in a terrible automobile accident.
Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game was upheld Tuesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell said the New England quarterback told an assistant to destroy Brady's cellphone on or just before March 6. Brady met with independent investigator Ted Wells on that day.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A person familiar with the trade says the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to trade All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Washington Nationals.
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels have acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor league pitcher Eduar Lopez.