New Film to Chronicle Rolling Stones’ Journey

The Rolling Stones say they are releasing a documentary that traces their band’s colorful 50-year journey.

The film, titled “Crossfire Hurricane,” is due for release in some British cinemas in October.

It will feature historical footage and commentaries by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor.

Director Brett Morgen said in a statement Thursday that the film is “not an academic history lesson” but invites the audience to experience “the Stones’ nearly mythical journey from outsiders to rock and roll royalty.”

The documentary also will be shown later this year on HBO and the BBC.  (AP)

FX Orders 90 More Episodes of ‘Anger Management’

FX says it has ordered 90 more episodes of the Charlie Sheen sitcom “Anger Management.”

The unusually large order reflects the original agreement that FX made for the sitcom, which marked Sheen’s quick return to TV after he was fired from “Two and a Half Men.”

As part of the deal, FX set a ratings target for eight of the first 10 episodes of “Anger Management.” The show reached the threshold, earning an automatic 90-episode order.

FX says “Anger Management” is cable’s highest-rated new comedy series this year, averaging 4.5 million viewers.

FX Networks executive vice president Chuck Saftler says he’s confident the producers and cast will be able to produce another 90 episodes during the next two years after quickly turning out the first 10. (AP)

Oscars Change Rule for Best Original Song Nominees

There will be more songs vying for Oscars at next year’s Academy Awards.

The motion picture academy said Thursday that there will be a minimum of five nominees in the original song category at next year’s ceremony.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says that the five nominated songs receiving the highest number of votes from music branch members will be up for the final award. The voting process previously only allowed songs that earned an average score to be nominated.

Only two songs were nominated for the trophy earlier this year for the first time in Oscar history, with “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” winning the prize.

The 85th annual Academy Awards will be presented Feb. 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. (AP)

Cat Videos Get Their Moment at Film Festival

It might be art or it might just be cute, but a Minneapolis museum is giving serious attention to the online phenomenon of funny cat videos with a film festival in their honor.

The Walker Art Center’s “Internet Cat Video Film Festival” is Thursday night. The museum programmer who hatched the idea says it’s part social experiment to see if a popular online activity will translate into a shared community experience.

But program associate Katie Hill says it’s also because cat videos are funny and cute.

And hugely popular. Some classics of the form rack up YouTube views in the tens of millions. Some of those videos will be shown Thursday, with a total of about 70 clips scheduled for the festival.  (AP)

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Seth MacFarlane to be Season’s 1st ‘SNL’ Host

NBC says the big guy behind the cartoon comedy “Family Guy” will guest host the season’s first “Saturday Night Live.”

The network announced Wednesday that Seth MacFarlane will be presiding when “SNL” begins its 38th season Sept. 15. Musical guest will be Frank Ocean.

The multitalented MacFarlane created the Fox series “Family Guy” and serves as writer, producer and voice artist on the show. He recently directed his first feature film, “Ted,” and furnished the voice for its teddy-bear title character.

Future guest hosts on “SNL” this fall include actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Craig.  (AP)

Vegas Turns Prince Photo Fiasco to Tourism Pitch

The keepers of the iconic “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas” catchphrase are condemning the leak of nude Prince Harry photos in a tongue-in-cheek ad campaign.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority ad Friday in USA Today asks partiers for a “shun on these exploiters” who “traded in their pledge to their Las Vegas brethren” by distributing photos of the royal’s weekend antics.

Blurry cell phone pictures published on gossip site TMZ show the naked, 27-year-old prince cozy with an unidentified woman during a game of strip billiards.

The tourism authority runs an entire campaign about “knowing the code” and keeping hush-hush about wild Sin City weekends. The ad urges readers to click on VisitLasVegas.com/knowthecode to sign a pledge to keep Vegas  indiscretions in Vegas and to report offenders who share embarrassing Vegas pics on Facebook.

Campaign organizers call the Harry ad a reminder that even royals should be able to “celebrate adult freedom” in Las Vegas.

‘The Office’ to End Run on NBC Next Season

“The Office” will be closing next year.

Producer Greg Daniels says the NBC comedy will conclude business at Dunder Mifflin after the upcoming ninth season.

He said Tuesday that the final year will be exciting and memorable and will take creative chances. And it will reveal who’s been making the mock documentary that has provided the show with its format.

Daniels says, “I think endings can be very powerful.”

Will former regional manager Michael Scott return as a guest? Daniels says he hopes Steve Carell will reprise his role as the socially inept boss, but he isn’t counting on it. Carell left in 2011.

“The Office” was adapted from its British predecessor and premiered on NBC in March 2005.

While its ratings have slipped, it’s still NBC’s highest-rated scripted series. (AP)