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Bazinga! 'Big Bang Theory' writers hit Comic-Con

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Past "Big Bang" Comic-Con panels have paid off for fans that score tickets. One viewer was awarded a trip to space. And there was a surprise appearance by Johnny Galecki, who hid in the audience in costume until he asked a... More>>

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Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

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The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con. More>>

Sam Raimi announces planned 'The Last of Us' film

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"The Last of Us" video game is becoming a film. More>>

Dallas Cowboys LB McClain convicted in Alabama

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A judge on Friday convicted Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his Alabama hometown and imposed an 18-day jail term that could interrupt the player's bid to restart... More>>

Bayreuth Wagner fest starts with stage malfunction

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Bayreuth's annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption shortly after the opening performance of Richard Wagner's "Tannhaeuser" kicked... More>>

Zimmerman says he'll appeal NBC lawsuit dismissal

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George Zimmerman has filed a notice to appeal the dismissal of his defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal and three reporters. More>>

Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

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The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con. More>>

BSkyB to create multinational European TV network

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London-based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a multinational European broadcaster. The deal could have a wider impact on the media industry, giving... More>>

Ron Howard sells house in NYC suburbs for $27.5M

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Now that they're empty-nesters, Ron Howard and his wife have sold their nest straddling the New York and Connecticut state line for $27.5 million. More>>

Lifetime drops reality TV show on Texas mortuary

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The Lifetime TV network says it dropped a reality show about a Texas mortuary after eight decaying bodies were found at the facility and the co-owners were charged with corpse abuse. More>>

'Lust, Caution' actress Tang marries in Sweden

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"Lust, Caution" star Tang Wei found legendary director Ingmar Bergman's island home to be the perfect scene for a wedding. More>>

Scientists make love, war weapons in 'Manhattan'

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Writer-producer Sam Shaw was grappling with how to craft a TV drama about the war on terror and the price it exacts from those who keep its secrets. More>>

Lockout looms as Met contracts set to expire

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Figaro might not be getting married anytime soon. Mimi and Rodolfo might not fall in love in that cold Parisian garret. And Macbeth might never murder his way to the throne. More>>

Scrap-metal Transformers on mission to save planet

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Watch out, Transformers are in town! More>>

Fox, Arnett share 'TMNT' love with Comic-Con crowd

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For the human stars of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," it's all about Michelangelo. More>>

NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts Video included

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Some of the hottest tickets in town - to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game - were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than... More>>

SD museum, collector dispute Elvis' broken guitar

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An acoustic guitar Elvis Presley smashed during his final tour has sparked a custody fight between the South Dakota museum that currently displays it and a collector who insists the instrument never should have ended up... More>>

'Under the Dome' cast teases possibility of escape

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"Under the Dome" is broadening its scope. More>>

Harmon: 'Community' online won't be too different

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Just because "Community" is going online to Yahoo doesn't mean it's in for a lot of changes. More>>

Nolan, McConaughey surprise with 'Interstellar'

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Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey came to Comic-Con unannounced and surprised attendees with a first look at "Interstellar," but neither offered many details about the highly anticipated space adventure. More>>

Bridges offers Comic-Con a look at 'The Giver'

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Jeff Bridges keeps on giving at Comic-Con. More>>

Dwayne Johnson holds surprise 'Hercules' screening

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Hercules came to Comic-Con. More>>

Marriage, power and sex rule CW's 'Reign' season 2

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When The CW's "Reign" returns for its second season, we will see Mary, Queen of Scots, and the new King, Francis II, in the first year of marriage. More>>

Woody Allen on magic, movies, and life's meaning

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By The Associated Press Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight" stars Colin Firth as a stage magician and Emma Stone as a young medium whose self-proclaimed powers he's trying to debunk. Allen... More>>

Malkovich, Cumberbatch make Comic-Con premieres

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John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch each made their Comic-Con debuts - as themselves and as their first animated characters. More>>

Suspended WR Blackmon arrested on drug complaint

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have no plans to part ways with troubled receiver Justin Blackmon. More>>

Ricky Martin to be judge on 'The Voice ... Mexico'

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And the fourth and final judge for "The Voice ... Mexico" is: Ricky Martin. More>>

Jon Bon Jovi to be honored for humanitarian work

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Rock star Jon Bon Jovi will be honored with an award named for an opera singer. More>>

Fox won't air men's retry of failed Knievel jump

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Fox Broadcasting officials say they will not televise two daredevils' efforts to jump southern Idaho's Snake River Canyon where Evel Knievel failed 40 years ago. More>>

London critics fall for 'Shakespeare in Love'

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A hit. A very palpable hit. More>>

Kiss, Usher, J.Lo to perform at Fashion Rocks

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Kiss, Usher and Jennifer Lopez will perform at the Fashion Rocks concert this fall. More>>

Baldwin, LaBeouf share a role _ defendant_ in NYC

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Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf never ended up sharing a Broadway stage as planned last year, but real-life dramatics landed both of them Thursday in a distinctly less celebrated venue: Manhattan criminal courts. More>>

Hermes names new womenswear designer

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French luxury powerhouse Hermes has named Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski as its new womenswear designer. More>>

Pop star Azalea talking fashion on MTV

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Pop star Iggy Azalea (uh-ZALE-yuh) is taking on a new role as a commentator for the MTV Video Music Awards. More>>

Lawyers working to resolve LaBeouf's NYC arrest

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Lawyers say they are trying to resolve Shia LaBeouf's (SHY'-uh luh-BUFS') disorderly conduct case stemming from an incident at a Broadway show last month. More>>

Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens

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By The Associated Press Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love - after navigating crowds and waiting in line. More>>

UK: Former reporter sentenced for phone hacking

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A former British tabloid reporter was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence Thursday for his role in the long-running phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire. More>>

Pacino, Dafoe set for Venice Film Festival

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This year's Venice Film Festival will tackle topics from the financial crisis to drone warfare, and feature performances from Willem Dafoe, Al Pacino, Jennifer Aniston and Ethan Hawke. More>>

More works found at German collector's apartment

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More art works have been found at the Munich apartment of the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt, including a sculpture apparently by Edgar Degas and another that could be by Auguste Rodin, the task force investigating the... More>>

Bing Crosby's kids recall dad's duet with Bowie

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David Bowie's duet with Bing Crosby on the entertainer's 1977 Christmas television special left an indelible impression on Crosby's teenage children. More>>

Stonestreet: Acceptance will grow for gay athletes

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Actor Eric Stonestreet predicts that one day, it's not going to take an act of courage for an openly gay person to play in the NFL. More>>

Fans hop aboard exclusive train to Comic-Con

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For a lucky fellowship of fans, Comic-Con is beginning early on a private train car trekking to the pop-culture convention. More>>

Musician Nas finds his family tree in PBS series

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When Nas became the first rapper invited to trace his family tree through the PBS series "Finding Your Roots," he welcomed the opportunity. More>>

Jury reaches no verdict in Ventura defamation case

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There's still no verdict as jurors try to decide whether a decorated military sniper libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir. More>>

CBS event marks civil rights anniversary

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A CBS News event Thursday marking the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation is both a look back at history and a glimpse into future business opportunities for a broadcast news division. More>>

Filmmaker Michael Moore's divorce is finalized

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Filmmaker Michael Moore's divorce from Kathleen Glynn has been finalized, ending their two-decade-long marriage. More>>

'Sinister Six' spinoff to come next for Spider-Man

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The Spider-Man franchise will detour next with a "Sinister Six" spinoff in 2016, pushing "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" to 2018, Sony's Columbia Pictures said Wednesday in announcing an updated schedule. More>>

George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

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A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed - by beetles. More>>

Shemar Moore to return to 'Young and Restless'

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Shemar Moore is returning to his daytime roots with a two-day guest appearance on "The Young and the Restless." More>>

CBS says Colbert keeping CBS' 'Late Show' in NYC

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Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman's footsteps, he'll be doing it on the same stage. More>>

Duran Duran accuses fan club of contract breach

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Popular 1980s band Duran Duran is suing its own fan club. More>>

4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

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Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza. More>>

Dumb Starbucks explained on Comedy Central show

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Dumb Starbucks is coming back, but only on TV. More>>

Americans aplenty as UK's Booker Prize goes global

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The Americans have arrived in force for Britain's Booker literary prize. More>>

No romance for 'Downton Abbey' in-laws, say actors

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Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech of "Downton Abbey" say Cupid's arrow is not headed for their characters. More>>

Swift, Coldplay set for iHeartRadio festival

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Taylor Swift, Coldplay and One Direction are part of the star-studded lineup for this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival. More>>

Coroner: Heroin overdose killed Peaches Geldof

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Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose after relapsing from a battle to give up the drug, a British coroner ruled Wednesday. More>>

3 NYC students get recording contract approval

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Three middle school students in a heavy metal band have gotten permission from a Manhattan judge to sign a multi-year recording contract with Sony. More>>

Son of British singer Adele wins privacy case

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British singer Adele's toddler son has won a five-figure sum in damages after paparazzi photographed private family moments. More>>

LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

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LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month. More>>

Spike Lee helps a film student face his past

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When a film student decided to revisit his criminal teenage past, he found a powerful ally in filmmaker Spike Lee. More>>

Pat Schroeder: Clinton would face 'subdued sexism'

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Former House Democrat Pat Schroeder predicts that Hillary Clinton would face "a lot of sexism" if she decides to run for president in 2016. More>>

Nathan Lane: Straight actors can play gay roles

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Gay actors shouldn't have a monopoly on gay roles, award-winning stage and screen actor Nathan Lane said. More>>

Another author boosted by 'Colbert Bump'

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The "Colbert Bump" is becoming contagious. More>>

Ken Burns turns his lens on Roosevelt dynasty

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For 30 years, Ken Burns has found the Roosevelt family "irresistible." More>>

Toronto Film Festival unveils lineup

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The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled a star-heavy lineup amid increased festival jockeying for the most plum premieres of Hollywood's fall season. More>>

Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

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The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian. More>>

'Downton Abbey' back on Jan. 4 for season 5

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"Downton Abbey" will be back for its fifth season on Jan. 4, but the return date for another hit PBS series, "Sherlock," is up in the air, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said Tuesday. More>>

Freida Pinto speaks at girls' rights summit in UK

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Actress Freida Pinto of "Slumdog Millionaire" fame has joined forces with girls' rights campaigners in calling for an end to the practice of female genital mutilation. More>>

The Source mag launches expo, all-star concert

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The hip-hop magazine The Source is celebrating its 25th year with an expo and an anniversary concert. More>>

T.J. Ward hearing on Denver assault charge delayed

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A court hearing for Broncos safety T.J. Ward on charges stemming from an incident at a strip club has been delayed until next month. More>>

Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

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Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. More>>

'X-Men' VR experience coming to Comic-Con

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Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X. More>>

Big milestone for Britain's little prince

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The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes. More>>

Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

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The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. More>>

Imax, Shanghai Film to open 19 screens in China

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Imax and China's biggest state-owned film exhibitor are teaming up to open 19 giant screen cinemas in the world's No. 2 movie market. More>>

Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

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Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. More>>

Love and Manson guest on 'Sons of Anarchy'

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Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson have roles on the upcoming final season of "Sons of Anarchy." More>>

'Fargo' gets 2nd season on FX with new cast, crime

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FX is taking another trip to "Fargo," where the cast is changing but some of the characters are not. More>>

Box office top 20: 'Apes' holds reign with $36.3M

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"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," maintained its box office rule with $36.3 million over the weekend, according to final studio figures Monday. More>>

Bills DT Dareus to enter substance abuse program

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Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program in a bid to have felony drug charges in Alabama dismissed, his attorney said on Monday. More>>

Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

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A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. More>>

Israel violence moves production of FX's 'Tyrant'

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Production of FX's series "Tyrant" recently relocated from Tel Aviv to Istanbul, showrunner Howard Gordon told a TV Critics' panel Monday. More>>

Conor Oberst dismisses lawsuit against accuser

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Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst has dropped his federal libel lawsuit against a woman who accused him of sexual assault in online comments. More>>

Shania Twain's Vegas residency to end in December

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Country superstar Shania Twain will end her residency in Las Vegas with a final show Dec. 13, two years after she made a grand Sin City entrance on horseback and began performing at Caesars Palace. More>>

'Simpsons' marathon, digital Simpsons World coming

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The full 25-year run of "The Simpsons" will arrive on cable channel FXX with a summer marathon, to be followed this fall by a digital extravaganza that could turn other TV shows yellow with envy. More>>

Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll: Toys of Comic-Con

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When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the... More>>

Ex-'X Factor' judge trial nixed over lying claims

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The drug trial of a former British "X Factor" judge collapsed on Monday after the judge said the star prosecution witness, an undercover reporter known as the "Fake Sheik," had lied under oath. More>>

New alcohol charge against John Mellencamp's son

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The 20-year-old son of rock star John Mellencamp faces an underage drinking charge while awaiting resolution of charges that he and his brother seriously injured a man in a fight. More>>

Swimwear on Miami Beach runway goes sporty chic

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Surf's up next summer. More>>

Kirilenko ends engagement to NHL star Ovechkin

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Another sports power couple's engagement is off. More>>

ABC's Paula Faris gets weekend anchor job

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Paula Faris is replacing the departing Bianna Golodryga as the news anchor on the weekend edition of "Good Morning America." More>>

Johnson calls Christie 'a buddy' despite video

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Dwayne Johnson says he considers New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie "a buddy" despite making Christie take down an online video that featured the Hollywood star. More>>

Court: Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund' kids

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Court documents show Philip Seymour Hoffman rejected his accountant's suggestion that he set aside money for his three children because he didn't want them to be "trust fund" kids. More>>

Sam Smith, Maroon 5 on tap for iTunes Festival

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Last year Sam Smith says he was a spectator at the iTunes Festival. This year, his view will be much improved - he'll be onstage. More>>

Charlie Hunnam talks about leaving 'Fifty Shades'

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The first trailer for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie will be released this week and the original Christian Grey, Charlie Hunnam, says he can't wait for the finished product. More>>

Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

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Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. More>>

'Simpsons' producer jokes about crossover show

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"We're doing a crossover with Scooby-Doo to find Casey Kasem's body." - "The Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean on whether there would be a crossover with "The Simpsons" and "Futurama." More>>

Rimes applauds skimpy bikinis at Miami Beach show

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Country singer LeAnn Rimes attended the Mercedes Benz Fashion Swim shows in Miami Beach and says she was wowed by a selection of skimpy swimwear on the walk. More>>

Reactions to the death of James Garner

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By The Associated Press "Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." - Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files." More>>

Producers: 'Gracepoint' differs from U.K. version

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"Gracepoint," the American version of the critically acclaimed British crime drama "Broadchurch," won't be a mirror image of the original, its producers promise. More>>

Leslie headlines 2015 women's Hall of Fame class

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday. More>>

Bartusiak, actress from 'The Patriot,' dies at 21

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Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who portrayed Mel Gibson's young daughter in the 2000 film "The Patriot," died in her Houston home, her mother said Sunday. She was 21. More>>

Batman will not appear in Fox's 'Gotham' series

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Yes, the new Fox series "Gotham" will feature a young Bruce Wayne, but don't expect him to turn into the caped crusader. More>>

'Apes' outmuscles 'The Purge' at box office

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The summer box office continued to lack mojo, as the R-rated "Sex Tape" failed to turn on moviegoers over a weekend where "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" maintained its rule. More>>

Reactions to the death of James Garner

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By The Associated Press "Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." - Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files." More>>

Actor Tyler Posey to host Teen Choice Awards

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Actor Tyler Posey will host Teen Choice 2014, with musical groups Magic and Rixton performing on the show that awards popular teens in television, music, film, sports and fashion. More>>

Fox admits 'Idol' has lacked engaging contestants

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"American Idol" needs to find contestants the audience cares about. More>>

Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies

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Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. More>>

Tom Hanks in Egypt to film 'Hologram for the King'

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Hollywood star Tom Hanks has started shooting portions of his new film "A Hologram for the King" in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of Hurghada, the country's state news agency reported Saturday. More>>

Judge orders James Brown documents made public

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A judge has ordered South Carolina's attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the court fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown. More>>

Judge orders James Brown documents made public

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A judge has ordered South Carolina's attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown. More>>

Group hopes to build Oklahoma pop culture museum

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Jamie Oldaker toured the world drumming for the likes of Eric Clapton, among others, but he never lost touch with Oklahoma, where he honed the skills that enabled him to spend his life making music. More>>

Fonda, Kardashian voice Fox animated episodes

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Jane Fonda, Sarah Silverman and Nick Offerman are among the guest voices on "The Simpsons" this fall, while Kim Kardashian lends her voice in the final episode of "American Dad." More>>

'Ninja Warrior' competitor wants to inspire others

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A YouTube video that shows Kacy Catanzaro, a 5-foot, 100-pound gymnast, breezing through an obstacle course where others twice her size often fail has garnered more than 6 million views since she competed in the "American... More>>

Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

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Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after a group of scientists named a water mite in her honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico. More>>

Police: Movie, TV legend James Garner dies

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Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police said. He... More>>

CNN reassigns reporter after 'scum' tweet

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CNN has pulled reporter Diana Magnay out of the Middle East after she referred to a group of Israelis who had allegedly threatened her while reporting on Gaza as "scum" in a tweet. More>>

NBC sends reporter back to Gaza after sudden exit Video included

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NBC said Friday it was sending Middle East correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin back to the Gaza strip this weekend after he left the region for unexplained reasons following his eyewitness report on the killing of four... More>>

Exec producer of 'The Flash' teases new series

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Geoff Johns, executive producer of "The Flash," says the upcoming CW series is probably the most faithful DC Comics adaptation ever. More>>

Lawyer: Unclear where Casey Kasem's body is

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A judge has granted Casey Kasem's daughter a temporary restraining order preventing the famous radio host's wife from cremating his remains, but it's unclear where those remains are or whether they've... More>>

Jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos dies at 103

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Centenarian jazz musician Lionel Ferbos died Saturday at his home in New Orleans, just days after celebrating his 103rd birthday on July 17 with friends and family in the French Quarter. More>>

'Supernatural' stars still energized at season 10

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"Supernatural" stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki say the TV series they started nine years ago remains just as fun today as it did at the beginning. More>>

Bid of $10,755 wins 1937 'Snow White' billboard

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A large, colorful billboard from the 1937 release of the animated film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" has been sold at auction for $10,755. More>>

Correction: Switzerland-Obit-Winter story

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In a story July 17 about the death of Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Winter's last performance was on July 12 at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria. His last... More>>

Teen metal band plans book after Sony label deal

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The teen metal band Unlocking the Truth, which recently signed a multi-album deal with Sony, plans to release a book next year. More>>

Beyonce exhibit to debut at Rock Hall-Museum

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A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers. More>>

Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open

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Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance... More>>

'Homeland' has eye on 4th year after Emmy snub

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Seeing "Homeland" lose out on an Emmy best-drama nomination after two consecutive nods was painful, series co-creator Alex Gansa said. More>>

'Treme' actor settling profiling suit vs. Macy's

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A black actor who accused Macy's of racially profiling minorities as shoplifters is settling his civil rights lawsuit, one of several cases that drew attention last year to long-simmering complaints about how big... More>>

QUICKQUOTE: CW's president on Shatner's tweets

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"I am thrilled that Captain Kirk tweets. It's always good to have someone who is passionate about your shows," said The CW President Mark Pedowitz of William Shatner's tendency to live-tweet his network's shows. More>>

Alexandra Shipp to play R&B singer Aaliyah in film

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Alexandra Shipp has very little time to get ready for her new role as the late R&B singer Aaliyah. More>>

Man convicted of killing former Little Rascal dies

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A man convicted of fatally stabbing former "Little Rascals" actor Jay R. Smith and dumping his body in the Nevada desert in 2002 died in prison this week, authorities said. More>>

Sandusky son says victim's story sounded familiar

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Hearing the first victim to take the witness stand against Jerry Sandusky helped push the former Penn State coach's adopted son Matthew to come forward with his own allegations of abuse, he said in a television interview. More>>

NYC museum gets gift of Lichtenstein sketchbooks

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The estate of Roy Lichtenstein has donated 21 of the pop artist's sketchbooks and two of his early drawings to the Morgan Library & Museum. More>>

UK court orders 'Glee' name change in legal row

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Glum news for "Glee" - Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs. More>>

Broadway lights will be dimmed in Stritch's memory

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Broadway marquees will be dimmed in memory of a Tony- and Emmy-winning actress who epitomized New York and the theater world. More>>

Eviction delayed from 'Real Housewives' mansion

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"Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast members Melissa and Joe Gorga won't be able to move back into their Montville mansion just yet. More>>

Man gets probation for trespassing at Swift's home

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A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to probation after being found guilty of trespassing at singer Taylor Swift's seaside mansion in Rhode Island. More>>

Lawsuit over Oprah's Colorado property dismissed

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A lawsuit accusing Oprah Winfrey of blocking access to hiking trails near her property above Telluride, Colorado, has been dismissed. More>>

German artist Otto Piene dies, aged 86

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German artist Otto Piene, known for his colorful paintings and gigantic open-air sculptures, has died at age 86. More>>

Singapore won't destroy 2 gay-themed book titles

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Two children's books dealing with gay subjects won't be destroyed after all and will be restored to Singapore's public libraries, an official said Friday. More>>

Jerry Sandusky son alleges even worse abuse

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Jerry Sandusky's adopted son Matthew said in a television interview Thursday that his sexual abuse at the former Penn State coach's hands consisted of oral sex, a more serious allegation than he made to detectives... More>>

Universal distances itself from 'Compton' casting

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Universal Pictures and the filmmakers behind the planned N.W.A. biopic are distancing themselves from an offensive casting announcement for the film. More>>

'Stalker' creator says show doesn't cross a line

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Kevin Williamson says if you think his new CBS series, "Stalker," crosses a line, "change the channel." More>>

Uproar: Self-published poet laureate in NC resigns

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North Carolina's poet laureate resigned Thursday, less than a week after her appointment as criticism of the governor for choosing a writer with just two self-published books of poems continued. More>>

CBS' 'Battle Creek' turns city into star magnet

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The Michigan city of Battle Creek is becoming a star magnet. More>>

Marvel unveils black Captain America

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The new Captain America will be an African-American. More>>

Allman movie: Filmmakers speak out on train crash

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Two filmmakers charged in a train collision that killed a camera assistant while shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman said Thursday her death "will haunt us forever." But they insisted they committed no crimes that... More>>

Mark Harmon to appear on new 'NCIS: New Orleans'

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Mark Harmon is getting busier. More>>

Elaine Stritch mourned as a feisty, funny broad

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Elaine Stritch was more than a Broadway actress. She was a New York institution, strolling around in a fur coat, pork pie hat or oversized sunglasses. She often wore shorts and ties, or just black stockings and a white... More>>

Siegfried & Roy welcome 3 snow-white lion cubs

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Magicians Siegfried & Roy welcomed three new snowy white lion cubs to their Secret Garden habitat on the Las Vegas Strip. More>>

1937 'Snow White' billboard offered at auction

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A large, colorful billboard from the 1937 release of the animated film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is up for auction. More>>

Tea Leoni gets go-ahead from kids for TV return

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Tea Leoni got the go-ahead from her kids to get back to work. More>>

Owner of offbeat Elvis museum found dead

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A man who converted his antebellum home into a cluttered, quirky Elvis Presley shrine was found dead Thursday on the front porch, two days after police said he fatally shot a man who forced his way into the museum. More>>

CBS in planning stages for new late-night era

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CBS is taking a wide-open approach to replacing Craig Ferguson in late-night, including the possibility of a host from politics, CBS Entertainment chief Nina Tassler said Thursday. More>>

CBS explains pass on 'How I Met Your Dad' pilot

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"How I Met Your Dad" may not be dead yet. More>>

Westbrook: Basketballs and baskets of clothes

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Go shopping with powerhouse basketball player Russell Westbrook - whose colorful style has made headlines outside of sports - and you'll probably be surprised by his favorite section: the sale rack. More>>

McEnroe's son charged with drug possession

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The son of tennis star and ESPN analyst John McEnroe and actress Tatum O'Neal has been charged with drug possession. More>>

Fincher's 'Gone Girl' to open New York Film Fest

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David Fincher's "Gone Girl" will make its world premiere as the opening night film at the 52nd New York Film Festival. More>>

Route 91 Harvest country music fest set for Vegas

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A country music extravaganza featuring some of the biggest names in the genre will descend on Las Vegas this fall, taking a cue from the massive rock, pop, electronic dance music and indie festivals that have recently made... More>>

Beyonce leads MTV Video Music Awards with 8 nods

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Doing a visual album has paid off for Beyonce: She's the leading nominee at the MTV Video Music Awards. More>>

'Nine-Nine' cast has fun with Q&A stenographer

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A funny thing happened during a Q&A for Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." More>>

Samberg has advice for anyone fired from 'SNL'

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Andy Samberg wants ousted "Saturday Night Live" cast members to know there is life after the comedy show. More>>

Actors exchange 'I do's' on Chinese concert stage

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The closing act at a charity event, Chinese actress Zhou Xun sang two songs then stayed on stage for the best of encores. More>>

NYC mayor's plan for rail strike? He's outta here

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A screaming headline that reads "Good luck on that, I'm off to Italy." A composite photo depicting his family in a gondola in Venice. Withering criticism from a former mayor. More>>

Colbert ribs NY mayor about planned Italy trip

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) has taken a ribbing from Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert about his planned trip to Italy during a possible commuter rail strike. More>>

Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

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Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the... More>>

Ex-Miss Delaware sues to regain pageant title

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A woman stripped of her Miss Delaware title last month for being too old is suing state pageant officials and the Miss America organization. More>>

'All the Way' with HBO for Bryan Cranston as LBJ

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HBO says it's "All the Way" with Bryan Cranston reprising his role as President Lyndon Johnson in a TV adaptation of his recent Broadway debut. More>>

First lady salutes Grammy Museum, music teachers

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Michelle Obama says every arts organization in the country should embrace the mission of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, which focuses on education. More>>

Ron Howard to direct Beatles documentary

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Ron Howard will direct a documentary on the Beatles that focuses on the band's touring years during the early 1960s. More>>

NC gov defends his self-published poet laureate

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North Carolina's governor, facing criticism that he bypassed a traditional selection process in choosing a poet laureate with only two self-published books to her name, said Wednesday he seeks to give opportunities to... More>>

NC gov defends his self-published poet laureate

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North Carolina's governor, facing criticism that he bypassed a traditional selection process in choosing a poet laureate with only two self-published books to her name, said Wednesday he seeks to give opportunities to... More>>

Police say Kennedy intruder was seeking Katy Perry

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A man accused of breaking into a home in the Kennedy compound on Cape Cod and telling authorities he was looking for singer Katy Perry has been sent to a mental health facility for evaluation. More>>

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