ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan stars in "Zero Dark Thirty," from early scenes at a detention site to the dramatic closing minutes as Navy SEALs assault the hideout of Osama bin Laden. But the Academy Award-nominated film about the hunt for the al-Qaida leader has sparked a controversy here about its portrayal of the country, and it will likely not be shown on the local big screen anytime soon.
VIENNA (AP) - These museum goers didn't just leave their coats at the coat check. They handed over their shirts, trousers and underwear.
NEW YORK (AP) - Cupcake makers, pawnbrokers and storage container raiders have all had their moments in reality television's spotlight. Now the time may be right for marijuana growers - and the people who chase them.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seth MacFarlane might be the hardest working man in show business.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The CIA thrillers "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty" have won top screenplay honors from the Writers Guild of America.
PLEASANTON. – Despite chilly, windy and possibly wet conditions, Northern California fly-fishers will kick off the 2013 season with the annual Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show, Feb. 22-24 the Alameda County Fairgrounds.
Bass Pro Shops is staging the free Spring Fishing Classic at 1356 Bass Pro Drive in Manteca.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Disney is mining The Force for even more new films.
RIPON - Golden Bough is bringing Celtic musical entertainment to the Ripon Arts League concert on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
STOCKTON - "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", the Pulitzer prize-winning musical comedy, will be presented March 7-17, by the award-winning St. Mary's High School Theatre Department.
STOCKTON - Delta College and the Division of Arts and Communication continue the Delta Jazz Festival with a concert on Wednesday, Feb. 20, featuring the Patricia Barber Quartet.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Damon is becoming a TV comedy regular.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jennifer Hudson will join the chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing "America the Beautiful" before Sunday's Super Bowl game.
NEW YORK (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will soon be crossing the Hudson River to appear on "Late Show with David Letterman."
NEW YORK (AP) - You wanted resolution on the "30 Rock" finale?
MODESTO – Poets from Central California and the Sacramento area will read their poems at the presentation of "Song of the San Joaquin", Summer Issue, Vol. XI, #3, Saturday, August 2, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Downstairs Auditorium of the Stanislaus County Library, 1500 "I" St. in Modesto.
Award-winning watercolorist Dan Petersen and ceramicist, Stan Holtz, will be combining their talents in a special two-man exhibition at the Mistlin Gallery from Aug.19 through Sept. 20.
VALLECITO - Twisted Oak Winery is presenting Chris Webster and Nina Gerber in concert on Saturday, July 26.
SACRAMENTO - Due to popular demand, the weekend "Sacramento City: California's Gold Rush Legacy" Old Sacramento walking tours have been extended through Aug. 24.
CHICAGO (AP) - The reclusive author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," one of the most acclaimed novels of the 20th century, says she never gave her approval to a new memoir that portrays itself as a rare, intimate look into the lives of the writer and her older sister in small-town Alabama.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - For the fans of Archie Andrews, his impending death marks a fitting end for the famous comic book do-gooder.
COLUMBIA - The foothills will come alive with The Sound of Music when the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical returns July 11 through Aug. 31 at Sierra Repertory Theatre's historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Buddhist Church's annual Bon Odori and Cultural Bazaar is Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 2-3, at the temple grounds located at 2820 Shimizu Drive.
COLUMBIA - Friends of Columbia State Historic Park will celebrate Columbia's 69th year as a California State Park by hosting the 20th annual Big Band Street Dance event on Main Street in Columbia on Saturday, July 19, from 6 to 10 p.m.
JAMESTOWN – California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) is offering a special "Crew for a Day" program perfect for rail fans interested in a unique, hands-on experience. The exciting new offering, which helps to raise much-needed funds for the Park, is available now but must be scheduled in advance.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Hallmark TV channels are beginning a week's worth of holiday programming on the Fourth of July - but think ornaments and egg nog instead of fireworks and hot dogs.
STOCKTON - The Market at Delta College has added Fridays to its summer festivities from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Delta's Budd 4 Parking lot.
SONORA - Sierra Rep will open its doors for an all-access Open House on Saturday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to noon. at the East Sonora Theatre.
COLUMBIA - Columbia State Historic Park is the setting for Columbia's Glorious Fourth of July Celebration-on Friday, July 4.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Divorce, it seems, has turned into a party - special cakes and all.