This year’s coverage of entertainment stories showcases the work of AP’s and Invision’s photographers, offering an up close view, from celebrity portraits, film festivals and concerts, to the industry’s biggest award shows.
As the editors of AP Images blog, we are proud to highlight the best photos from the top entertainment stories of 2014.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in “Capote,” was found dead Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in his New York apartment. He was 46. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive for the “Maleficent” exhibit in Kensington Gardens, in London, Thursday, May 8, 2014. (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Actor Shia LaBeouf poses for photographers, with a paper bag over his head that says “I am not famous anymore” on the red carpet for the film “Nymphomaniac” at the International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)
Singer Conchita Wurst, representing Austria who performed the song “Rise Like a Phoenix”, listens as points are announced during the judging at the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in the B&W Halls in Copenhagen, Denmark, Saturday, May 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
George Clooney, left, and Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Taylor Swift performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
This image released by Ellen DeGeneres shows actors, front row from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong’o Jr. and, second row, from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie as they pose for a “selfie” portrait on a cell phone during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ellen DeGeneres)
Iggy Azalea, left, and Jennifer Lopez perform at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Actor Robin Williams poses for a photo in Los Angeles, Aug. 14, 2009. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide. Williams was 63. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Sofia Vergara, left, and Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum speak on stage at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Kim Kardashian, left, and Kanye West arrive at the LACMA Art + Film Gala at LACMA on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Model Lina Sandberg gets her hair prepared prior to the presentation of Lena Hoschek’s Autumn Winter 2014 collection during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Beyonce on stage with Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy as she accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Singer Miley Cyrus performs at the Barclays Center in New York, Saturday, April 5, 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
A woman, dressed as a game character called Draenei, attends the BlizzCon, the fan-centric celebration of video game publisher Blizzard, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. The annual convention kicked off Friday with more than 25,000 attendees. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Rock musician and creator of the new HBO series “Foo Fighters Sonic Highway” Dave Grohl poses for a portrait, on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
Matthew McConaughey accepts the award for best actor in a leading role for “Dallas Buyers Club” on stage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Bruno Mars, left, performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Nicki Minaj performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Actress Sophia Loren, front center, takes a photo as she sits with photographers during a photo call for Human Voice (Voce Umana) at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Lupita Nyong’o accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for “12 Years a Slave” during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Lorde performs at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Cast members in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” from left, Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, pose for a portrait in New York, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)
Britain’s Prince William, right, and Kate, second from right, Duchess of Cambridge, watch former Houston Rockets player Dikembe Mutombo joke with Cleveland Cavaliers’ Brendan Haywood, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Beyonce and JAY Z perform during the Beyonce and Jay Z – On the Run tour at Stade De France on Friday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Paris, France. (Photo by Rob Hoffman/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)
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