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Acctor talks about becoming 'Jobs'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's clear from Ashton Kutcher's tone - even though he's sitting 2,500 miles away in New York - that the 35-year-old actor and technology enthusiast holds an unflinching reverence for Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder he portrays in the film "Jobs," opening Friday.

August 22, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Affleck to play Batman sequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ben Affleck will don Batman's cape and cowl.

August 22, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Duke coach: Mellencamp's son practicing with team

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Duke coach David Cutcliffe says walk-on Hud Mellencamp will continue to practice with the football team while he deals with felony battery charges in Indiana.

August 22, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


50th anniversary of Beatlemania celebration set for Stockton Stage

STOCKTON - With the 50th Anniversary of Beatlemania only a few months away, an award-winning musical retelling of the Beatles story through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein comes to the Bob Hope Theatre in Stockton on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 8 pm.

August 22, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


U of Pacific offers education, culture,entertainment this fall

STOCKTON – University of the Pacific again this fall becomes the regional center of education, culture, entertainment and athletics.

August 14, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Flavor of ‘Big Easy’ coming to Millbrae for 43rd annual Art & Wine Festival

MILLBRAE - The festive spirit and flavor of the "Big Easy" is coming to the Bay Area Labor Day weekend in downtown Millbrae for the city's 43rd annual big bash - the Art & Wine Festival, Aug. 31 to Sept. 1.

August 14, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Discovery hammered for shark special

NEW YORK (AP) - A Discovery network special that speculated about whether a giant prehistoric shark could still exist has drawn a passionate response from viewers and starkly raised the question about the worth of big ratings.

August 06, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Downton' actress notes a UK George trend

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Michelle Dockery warns against jumping to conclusions about how her character's baby on "Downton Abbey" and the British royal infant ended up with the same name.

August 06, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


FACT FACTS

*WHAT: Twisted Folk Concert Series Presents: Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore, with Eric Thorin

August 06, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Blue Moon Taste of San Joaquin returning to Weber Point Aug. 17

STOCKTON - The Blue Moon Taste of San Joaquin returns to Downtown Stockton's Weber Point on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

August 06, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Ramsay holds his sharp tongue working with kid chefs on show

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Gordon Ramsay's, dare we say it, softer side comes out when the formidable chef presides over aspiring kid cooks on a new reality show.

August 01, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Fox: Tribute to Cory Monteith on ‘Glee’ will address addiction

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Cory Monteith's addiction-related death will be addressed in the "Glee" episode bidding farewell to his character, Finn Hudson, a Fox executive said Thursday.

August 01, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Fox sitcom 'Dads' blasted weeks before its debut

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - It doesn't debut until next month, but the Fox sitcom "Dads" is already taking heat in early reviews for being crass, sexist and exploiting racial stereotypes.

August 01, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Entertainment Briefs

VINCE GILL, PAUL FRANKLIN REVISIT BAKERSFIELD ERA: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vince Gill, country music's modern ambassador, and Paul Franklin, Nashville's most sought after steel guitar player, are bringing the twang back to country with a new collection of songs from the Bakersfield era.

August 01, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Youth SCT actors staging ‘The Wizard of Oz’

STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre, Jr. Summer Program 2013 will present a full-scale musical production of The Wizard of Oz: Young Performers' Edition.

July 31, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


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Seth Rogen responds to ‘American Sniper’ comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seth Rogen responded to the outrage incited by a series of tweets he wrote regarding the film "American Sniper" in a statement issued exclusively to the Associated Press on Thursday, saying it wasn't his intent to offend anyone or to say anything with political implications.

January 22, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Merced prof talks about stem cell engineering

MODESTO - The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation entitled "Cardiovascular Stem Cell Engineering" by Kara E. McCloskey, Ph.D., founding and associate professor for the School of Engineering at University of California, Merced.

January 22, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


YouTube hit performing at Bob Hope

STOCKTON - International YouTube sensation Miranda Sings is bringing a hilarious night filled with comedy, hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic readings of hate mail, and never before seen videos on Thursday, May 14, at the Bob Hope Theatre, 242 Main St.

January 22, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Lorre throwing love in direction of Charlie Sheen

BURBANK (AP) - Chuck Lorre won't clear up the mystery about whether Charlie Sheen's character will return from the dead for next month's "Two and a Half Men" series finale, but he's throwing a lot of love Sheen's way.

January 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Manteca, Stockton offer restaurant week specials

What are you doing this weekend?

January 15, 2015 | Nina Frisby | People & Entertainment


SCT staging ‘Red Velvet Cake War’

STOCKTON - The Stockton Civic Theatre presents the hilarious comedy "The Red Velvet Cake War" beginning tonight, and running through Saturday, Jan. 31.

January 13, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Comic show set March 26 at Bob Hope

Gabriel Iglesias is bringing his Unity through Laughter Tour to the Bob Hope Theatre on Thursday, March 26.

January 13, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


CBS says Colbert to bow on Sept. 8

PASADENA (AP) - CBS has hosts and starting dates for its remade late-night lineup - Stephen Colbert on Sept. 8 and James Corden on March 23 - and now is waiting to find out what kinds of shows the two men create.

January 12, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Pacifica Quartet performs Feb. 8 at Faye Spanos Hall

STOCKTON - The Pacifica Quartet is performing Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2:30 p.m. at the Faye Spanos Concert Hall at the University of the Pacific.

January 07, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC displays ceramic works

MODESTO –Modesto Junior College Art Gallery presents Pictures of the Past, an exhibition of the ceramic work of Rebekah Bogard, an associate professor of ceramics at University of Nevada, Reno.

January 07, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Workshop for high school seniors set Jan. 31 at MJC

MODESTO – The Associated Students of Modesto Junior College (ASMJC) is teaming up with Students United Reaching for Equality (SURE) and MJC's International Student Program to host a workshop for high school seniors and recent graduates on how to make college a reality, with an emphasis on assisting California Dream Act students and those who need information about financial aid.

January 07, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Streaming release test for industry

ATLANTA (AP) - Sony's "The Interview" has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release.

December 25, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Capacity crowds pack screenings

NEW YORK (AP) - Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.

December 25, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Kindred Arts presents Nelson & Nelson in concert Sunday

Nelson & Nelson will be the Christmas performance presented by the Manteca Kindred Arts. The concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 21, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church starting at 3 p.m.

December 14, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Letterman’s last show for May 20

NEW YORK (AP) - More than 32 years of late-night talk will pass into history next May 20, with CBS' announcement Wednesday that David Letterman will host his final "Late Show" on that day.

December 10, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


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