Fast Track: ‘The Artist’ dominates the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards


A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday

‘The Artist’ wins big at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. (Los Angeles Times)

And in case you missed the show, here’s a look at some of the best and worst moments from it. (Los Angeles Times)


Heather Locklear is “just fine” after being hospitalized Thursday night, the “Melrose Place” star’s parents say. A 911 call was made from her house after she reportedly mixed alcohol and prescription meds. (Los Angeles Times)

Stephen Colbert for president? The TV personality says he’s sacrificing his “super PAC” (handing it over to Jon Stewart) to enter the Republican presidential primary. (Los Angeles Times)

Meanwhile, Beyonce is designing shirts to help the Obama campaign. (Beyonce)

After nearly four months of silence, Adele will take the stage at the Brit Awards. (MTV)

Rihanna ditched the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday for the Clippers game next door. (Contact Music)

Vinny Guadagnino leaves “Jersey Shore” to better manage his clinical anxiety. (MSNBC)


Angelina Jolie says she had a “complete meltdown” while making “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” (Daily Mail)

The trailer is out for Wes Anderson’s new film “Moonrise Kingdom,” an offbeat story about two kids who cause a stir when they fall in love and run away together. (Metro)

Movie review: “Contraband” packs a punch, but there are too many loose ends. (Los Angeles Times)

“The Hunger Games’” director Gary Ross says he couldn’t have done it without Jennifer Lawrence. (Los Angeles Times)

Hulu ended 2011 with more than 1.5 million subscribers. (Los Angeles Times)

An iPhone’s marimba ringtone brings the New York Philharmonic to a halt. (Wall Street Journal)


-- Noelene Clark

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