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?
LODI - A new permanent exhibition has been completed at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum. It tells the story of the early American settlers of the region, families who came after the Gold Rush to build farms and futures here. "The Historical Society was extremely fortunate to be able to use the Elliott family as an example of the early settlers. They came from their tallgrass prairie homestead in Illinois to San Joaquin County in 1859," says David Stuart, director of the museum. "Their descendants preserved one of the six wagons that made up the Elliott family wagon train; it ...
The East Union High JROTC Fundraiser Dinner is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27, at Chez Shari, 305 North Union Road, Manteca.
Volunteers are being sought to serve as docents for the Manteca Historical Society Museum.
MODESTO - Modesto Junior College's weekly Science Colloquium spring semester series continues today with "Valley Fever: It's Tthis Valley That Gave it its Name" presented by pulmonologist Dr. Robert Tanka.
MURPHYS - The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the 19th annual Presidents' Wine Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all 22 CWA wineries.
TUOLUMNE CITY - Southern blues rockers Royal Southern Brotherhood will kick off the entertainment line-up in February at the Black Oak Casino.
TRACY - Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents "Girls Night: The Musical" on Saturday, March 21, from 8 to 10:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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STOCKTON - The Stockton Civic Theatre presents the hilarious comedy "The Red Velvet Cake War" beginning tonight, and running through Saturday, Jan. 31.
Gabriel Iglesias is bringing his Unity through Laughter Tour to the Bob Hope Theatre on Thursday, March 26.
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.