LOS ANGELES (AP) - "American Idol" is facing a $36 million-plus question: Will that combined paycheck lavished on superstar judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban pay off in ratings?
MODESTO - Marcelo Molina and Carolina Vazquez, who in 2011 won the stage category of the Argentine Tango USA competition for the Tango World Cup in Buenos Aires, will be in Modesto on Saturday, March 2.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Jodie Foster came out without really coming out, and suggested she was retiring from acting without exactly saying so, in a long, breathless and rambling speech at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - The Iran hostage thriller "Argo" was a surprise best-drama winner at Sunday's Golden Globes, beating out the Civil War epic "Lincoln," which had emerged as an awards-season favorite.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Steven Spielberg had a great day at the Academy Awards nominations, where his Civil War saga "Lincoln" led with 12 nominations.
NEW YORK (AP) - Is Justin Timberlake bringing his music career back?
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Britney Spears is out of "The X Factor" after a season in which the pop star failed to deliver a ratings boost for the singing contest, a person familiar with the show's plans said Thursday.
GOLDEN AGE: At 85 years old, Emmanuelle Riva of "Amour" is now the oldest best actress nominee, while 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is the youngest in that category. The oldest nominee across all acting categories remains Gloria Stuart, who was 87 when she received a supporting actress nod for 1997's "Titanic," and the youngest is Justin Henry, who was 8 when he was nominated as supporting actor for 1979's "Kramer vs. Kramer."
PASADENA (AP) - Meredith Vieira is leaving "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" after 11 years as host of the syndicated game show.
STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre's first show of 2013, the madcap, screwball comedy "Lend Me A Tenor," is now playing Thursdays through Sundays until Jan. 27.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are ready to crack each other up at the Golden Globe Awards.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The "Twilight" finale had better reviews than the franchise's previous four movies, but you'd never know it from the Razzie nominations singling out Hollywood's worst of the year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Slavery-era action figures tied to Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" are raising questions about whether they're appropriate.
FOX: PASSION, DISAGREEMENTS WITH NEW 'IDOL' TEAM: PASADENA (AP) - Five minutes into their season-opening news conference and the new team at "American Idol" were having their first disagreement - about their disagreements. Then Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj kept it going.
NEW YORK (AP) - There's no media entity more pleased to be called an empire than Nerdist, the online factory of earnest pop culture enthusiasm.
St. Anthony of Padua School is celebrating its 60th anniversary with their first annual auction dinner on Saturday, April 25. Please call 209.401.6712 for more information.
STOCKTON - The Nearly New Sale, produced by the Fashion Program at Delta College featuring mostly brand new merchandise at bargain-basement prices as low as $1 takes place Friday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Danner Hall on the Delta campus.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, directed by Professor Anne Martin, will present a Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium on East Campus, 435 College Ave.
MODESTO ─ The Modesto Junior College Music Department will present a Spring String Recital on Thursday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall on East Campus. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted.
OAKDALE - Tickets are now on sale for the 34th Annual Oakdale Testicle Festival which will be held on Monday, March 30, at the FES Hall in Oakdale.
LA GRANGE - Want to have a real small town, down home Western experience? Then the La Grange Rodeo on Sunday, March 29, is for you.
MODESTO – The International Club of Modesto Junior College will hold its annual International Dinner on Saturday, April 11; at 6 p.m. in the social hall of Emanuel Lutheran Church, located at the corner of College and Stoddard Avenues in Modesto.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The foodie music festival Outside Lands is celebrating its eighth year with a mix of established superstars and new ones, from Elton John and D'Angelo to Kendrick Lamar and Sam Smith.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. premiere of the fifth season of "Game of Thrones" will be held at a palatial building aptly suited for the television show about a mythical kingdom.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - On his 93rd birthday, comedian Marty Allen could easily rest on his laughs.
STOCKTON - The New York Chamber Soloists will perform in Stockton, April 12, at the Faye Spanos Auditorium on the University of the Pacific campus.
MODESTO - The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents the Phonosynthesis Electronic Music Concert on Wednesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the MJC Recital Hall on East Campus.
Get ready for a Symphony in Space.
RIO VISTA - Warming weather has wine lovers and wildflower watchers looking forward to April. Tickets are now on sale for the annual Scenic Limited and Vintage Comet trains at the Western Railway Museum. Powered completely by clean electricity, both historic trains return next month.
TRACY - Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents "Girls Night: The Musical" on Saturday, March 21, from 8 to 10:30 p.m.