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NEW YORK (AP) - So this was the deal: For $50, you got to see Brad Pitt's hotly anticipated zombie thriller "World War Z" before all your friends. You also got 3D glasses to keep, popcorn and sodas, a poster, the DVD when it comes out, and an intimate dinner with Brad.

June 26, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Entertainment Briefs

SOAPS FIND HOME ON OPRAH NETWORK: NEW YORK (AP) - "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are returning to TV. Oprah Winfrey's OWN network says it's acquired the first 40 episodes of the daytime dramas' revival on The Online Network. They'll air Monday through Thursday for a 10-week period beginning July 15. In a statement Wednesday, OWN President Erik Logan said: "These shows have proven to be very popular with a significant, loyal fan base." When the two soaps were canceled by ABC in 2011, fans begged Winfrey to give them a second life on OWN ...

June 26, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Entertainment Briefs

SOAPS FIND HOME ON OPRAH NETWORK: NEW YORK (AP) - "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are returning to TV. Oprah Winfrey's OWN network says it's acquired the first 40 episodes of the daytime dramas' revival on The Online Network. They'll air Monday through Thursday for a 10-week period beginning July 15. In a statement Wednesday, OWN President Erik Logan said: "These shows have proven to be very popular with a significant, loyal fan base." When the two soaps were canceled by ABC in 2011, fans begged Winfrey to give them a second life on OWN ...

June 26, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Sequel to Pitt's 'World War Z' is in works

NEW YORK (AP) - Brad Pitt is getting his action franchise after all.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Twain Harte hosts Summer Arts & Wine Festival on July 27-28

TWAIN HARTE - The 35th Twain Harte Summer Arts & Wine Festival takes place July 27-28 in the village's downtown district.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Carrey says his new movie too violent after Newtown

NEW YORK (AP) - Jim Carrey is distancing himself from his own movie, saying the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre changed his perspective on the violence in his upcoming action comedy "Kick-Ass 2."

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Jazz singer Josh Pfeiffer among Black Oak entertainment line-up

TUOLUMNE – The charismatic country duo LoCash Cowboys will be performing at Black Oak Casino on Thursday, July 11. All of their singles have made the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with their song "Keep in Mind" entering in the top 40.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Medication is helpful for slow-to-empty stomach

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently was diagnosed with gastroparesis. I am 73 years old. I understand there is effective treatment. My gastroenterologist has recommended a special diet to help me gain weight. -- P.M.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Manteca Rec offers cooking classes for kids

Kids can learn to cook on their own through two classes offered through the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department.

June 24, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Downey Jr. signs on for 2 more 'Avengers' films

NEW YORK (AP) - Robert Downey Jr. has signed up for two more "Avengers" films.

June 20, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Gandolfini mourned in ‘Sopranos' towns

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - A bag of uncooked ziti in the driveway, a "reserved" sign at the ice cream parlor booth where the series abruptly ended, and a framed photo at a strip club were among the tributes paid to James Gandolfini in the northern New Jersey communities where his TV character Tony Soprano lived, loved and whacked people.

June 20, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


James Gandolfini: He let characters he played star

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June 20, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


FAST FACTS

WHAT: Oakland Museum of California

June 20, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Munro says she is 'probably' done writing

NEW YORK (AP) - Less than a year after Philip Roth announced he had stopped writing books, another literary great may be retiring: Alice Munro.

June 20, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


115K expected at Electric Daisy Carnival in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Up to 115,000 partiers are expected each night this weekend for a dusk-to-dawn sensory salad of electronic dance music, lights, partying and mingling at a sprawling speedway complex outside Las Vegas.

June 19, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


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10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.

August 26, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


149th annual Scottish Highland Gathering & Games this weekend

PLEASANTON - The 1st Battalion Pipes & Drums Scots Guards and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band have been signed to perform at the 149th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games, set for this Saturday and Sunday during Labor Day weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

August 26, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


5 fall broadcast frosh fail to impress

NEW YORK (AP) - While the new broadcast season will bring many potential delights, a handful of fall entries fall far short. Fair warning from a critic looking out for you:

August 26, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Louis-Dreyfus, Parsons, win Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Network comedies including "The Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family" started out strong at Monday's Emmy Awards, and so did "True Detective" nominee Matthew McConaughey - even before his category came up.

August 25, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Ironstone Concours d’Elegance rolls into Murphys on Sept. 27

MURPHYS - The 18th annual Ironstone Concours d'Elegance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.

August 20, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Quintet performs at Twisted Oak Winery

VALLECITO - The John Jorgenson Quintet performs Saturday, Aug. 23, at Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito starting at 7:30 p.m.

August 20, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Bieber reaches plea deal in Fla. drag race case

MIAMI (AP) - Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges stemming from his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street drag race, two people directly involved in the case told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

August 13, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, 63, kills himself

TIBURON (AP) - Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

August 12, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Picnic at the Pops! salutes Neil Diamond

MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Orchestra will present its 20th annual outdoor concert, Picnic at the Pops! on Saturday, Sept. 6, on the grounds of the E&J Gallo Winery.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Stockton Symphony opens its 88th season on Sept. 13

STOCKTON - Everything from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 to the music of Billy Joel, from the dazzling symphonic spectacle of Carmina Burana to the anticipated return of Cirque de la Symphonie, from classical music inspired by planets far, far away to some of the best known compositions of Leonard Bernstein is part of the Stockton Symphony's 2014-15 Season.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Cast of ‘Big Bang Theory’ sign new season contracts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The studio that produces "The Big Bang Theory" said it has reached contract deals with the sitcom's cast.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Critter Corral at museum on weekends

LODI - Visit and pet a variety of live farm animals every weekend this August at the new Critter Corral at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Micke Grove Regional Park. Encounters with the animals are free with regular Museum admission, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Aug. 31.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Hearing reset in Justin Bieber DUI incident

MIAMI (AP) - A Miami-Dade County judge has postponed a hearing to determine whether Justin Bieber will be tried on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest.

August 05, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


‘Seussical’ play opens tonight at Cornerstone

Kodi Mattox has always wanted to play Horton from Dr. Seuss book, 'Horton Hears a Who.'

August 01, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | People & Entertainment


Bass Pro offers free seminars during Fall Hunting Classic

Bass Pro's Fall Hunting Classic at 1356 Bass Pro Drive in Manteca is set for Aug. 1 to Aug. 17.

July 31, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


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