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2017 EMMY AWARDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The dystopian vision of "The Handmaid's Tale," the deeply cynical Washington comedy "Veep" and the ever-topical "Saturday Night Live" won top series honors Sunday in an Emmy Awards ceremony that took almost nonstop aim at President Donald Trump in awards and speeches.

September 18, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Gone to Pot: Former Raider is selling weed in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The display case just inside the front door is filled with the kind of stuff you would find at any sports memorabilia store. Frank Hawkins used to run interference for Marcus Allen back in the day, and there are plenty of signed footballs and pictures of No. 27 in silver and black.

September 11, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Miss North Dakota Cara Mund is new Miss America

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Miss North Dakota, a 23-year-old who said President Donald Trump was wrong to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, was named Miss America 2018 Sunday night in Atlantic City.

September 11, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Which Emmy nominee will be Best Drama pick?

NEW YORK (AP) - Year after year, too many Emmy categories are laden with expected and oft-repeated winners. No drama then, when the envelope is torn.

September 11, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Taylor Swift’s eye-popping new video debuts at VMAs

NEW YORK (AP) - Taylor Swift debuted the eye-popping music video for her new song at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, which featured the singer dressed like a zombie in one scene and surrounded by slithering snakes in another.

August 27, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Tobe Hooper, ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ director, dies at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tobe Hooper, the horror-movie pioneer whose low-budget sensation "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" took a buzz saw to audiences with its brutally frightful vision, has died. He was 74.

August 27, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.

August 20, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Jerry Lewis, comedy icon host dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.

August 20, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


No ‘Game of Thrones’ in latest HBO hack leak

NEW YORK (AP) - Hackers continue to pester HBO, but didn't release any material related to the network's hit show "Game of Thrones" in their latest leak.

August 14, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Pratt drops in at Teen Choice Awards but Cyrus a no-show

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Teen Choice Awards, always a bubble of teenage celebration, took time out during Sunday night's ceremony to consider the world its young audience will inherit.

August 13, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Pioneering researcher on the brain’s ‘plasticity’ dies

OAKLAND (AP) - Marian Diamond, a neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein's brain and was the first to show that the brain's anatomy can change with experience, has died. She was 90

July 30, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Angelina Jolie says child casting story is false, upsetting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Angelina Jolie says accounts of her casting process for children to appear in her film "First They Killed My Father" are false and upsetting. An excerpt from a Vanity Fair profile of the director sparked backlash online earlier this week from people who criticized the methods as being cruel and exploitative.

July 30, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Burns sees Vietnam War as virus

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - Filmmaker Ken Burns views the Vietnam War as a virus that infected Americans with an array of chronic illnesses - alienation, a lack of civil discourse, mistrust of government and each other. And he hopes his new documentary can be part of a cure.

July 16, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Only woman to win math equivalent of Nobel Prize dies

STANFORD (AP) - Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics, has died. She was 40.

July 16, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Surfers paddle out to honor wetsuit pioneer Jack O’Neill

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Thousands of surfers have taken to the waters off California in tribute to wetsuit pioneer Jack O'Neill.

July 10, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


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Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show set for Feb. 23-25 at fairgrounds

PLEASANTON – Anglers from the Bay Area to the Oregon border and Sierra to the sea are prepping for the 2018 Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show, Feb ...

February 11, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


MJC faculty recital Feb. 23

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Friends of Music concert series is offering a Faculty Recital on Friday, Feb, 23, at 7 p.m. in the ...

February 11, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Unlimited movie-theater deal may not last

NEW YORK (AP) - MoviePass is trying to bring to movie theaters what Netflix did for DVDs and online streaming: Let subscribers watch as many movies ...

February 09, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


‘It’s such a loss’ — Tom Petty mourned at Grammy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) - With song and words, Tom Petty was mourned at the Grammys, with artists as diverse as a children's music writer and ...

January 29, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Bruno Mars wins 6 for 6 during 2018 Grammy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) - Bruno Mars owned the Grammys with his R&B-inspired album "24K Magic," winning all six awards he was nominated for at a ...

January 28, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Activist who helped legalize medical pot in California, dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dennis Peron, an activist who was among the first people to argue for the benefits of marijuana for AIDS patients and helped ...

January 28, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Morgan Freeman accepts life achievement honors at SAG

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Morgan Freeman first stood on a stage when he was 8 years old, playing Little Boy Blue in a pageant. That's ...

January 22, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


‘Three Billboards’ sweeps female- focused SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Western-inspired revenge tale "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" swept the female-focused and led Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday with wins for ...

January 22, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dies at age 86

NEWPORT BEACH . (AP) - Dan Gurney, the first driver with victories in each of the Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR Cup series, died Sunday from complications ...

January 14, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


YouTube suspends star over suicide video, doesn’t shut door on future

PASADENA (AP) - YouTube has suspended a star who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim but said Saturday that doesn't ...

January 14, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Oprah, ‘Three Billboards’ triumph

BEVERKLY HILLS (AP) - With a red carpet dyed black by actresses dressed in a color-coordinated statement, the Golden Globes were transformed into an A-list expression ...

January 07, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Jerry Van Dyke, ‘Coach’ star, brother of Dick, dies at 86

NEW YORK (AP) - Jerry Van Dyke, the younger brother of Dick Van Dyke who struggled for decades to achieve his own stardom before clicking as ...

January 07, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young dies at age 87

HOUSTION (AP) - Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday. Young ...

January 07, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Cumming says important to portray gay character in time of Trump

PASADENA (AP) - Actor Alan Cumming, who is portraying what is believed to be the first gay lead character in a broadcast network drama, said Saturday ...

January 07, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


Grafton, writer of ‘alphabet’ mysteries, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sue Grafton, author of the best-selling "alphabet series" of mystery novels, has died in Santa Barbara. She was 77.

December 29, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


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