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This wasn’t Gibson’s first rodeo with unwanted press

Q: I heard that the actor who plays Hotch on "Criminal Minds" got in some trouble the other day. What happened? Also, my mom insists she remembers he starred in a soap. Is she right? If so, which show was he on? - Lawrence, Louisville, Ky.

August 21, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Norman Lear explores social inequality

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Norman Lear, age 94 and a native New Yorker, thought he knew a few things about the obstacles of housing in the Big Apple.

July 31, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Judy Collin performs in Livermore

LIVERMORE - The milestone Tenth Season at the Bankhead Theater in downtown Livermore will officially open on Saturday, Sept, 10, with "Brilliance at the Bankhead," a gala celebration headlined by the legendary singer/songwriter Judy Collins.

July 31, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Reaction to death of former first lady

Here's how U.S. and world political leaders are reacting to the death of former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan:

March 06, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


‘Her mission was backing ‘Ronnie’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - First lady Nancy Reagan swept into the White House in 1981, a swirl of designer gowns and pricey china, and was quickly dismissed as a pre-feminist throwback concerned only with fashion, decorating and entertaining. She needed a less frivolous image. And she got it.

March 06, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nancy Reagan, the helpmate, backstage adviser and fierce protector of Ronald Reagan in his journey from actor to president - and finally during his 10-year battle with Alzheimer's disease - has died. She was 94.

March 06, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Damning study finds a ‘whitewashed’ Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In one of the most exhaustive and damning reports on diversity in Hollywood, a new study finds that the films and television produced by major media companies are "whitewashed," and that an "epidemic of invisibility" runs top to bottom through the industry for women, minorities and LGBT people.

February 21, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Playboy Mansion for sale but Hugh Hefner wants to stay put

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Playboy Mansion is up for sale but longtime resident Hugh Hefner wants to stay put.

January 11, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Stallone finally wins Golden Globe honor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sylvester Stallone scored a knockout 29 years after the first "Rocky," Jennifer Lawrence notched her third Golden Globe and Matt Damon landed both best actor for his stranded astronaut in "The Martian" and withering jabs from host Ricky Gervais at the 73rd annual Golden Globes Awards.

January 10, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Boston Marathon gets 1st documentary

BOSTON (AP) - America's marquee marathon is ready for its close-up.

January 03, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


‘Star Wars’ box office surpasses ‘Titanic’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" marched confidently into the new year, raking in an additional $88.3 million over the New Year's weekend and topping the box office for a third week, according to studio estimates Sunday.

January 03, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on ‘M.A.S.H.,’ dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wayne Rogers, whose Trapper John McIntyre alongside Alan Alda's Hawkeye Pierce brought mischief, martinis and meatball surgery to the masses in the 1970s every week on "M.A.S.H.," has died.

January 01, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Natalie Cole, Grammy winning singer, has died

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, who carved out her own success with R&B hits like "Our Love" and "This Will Be" before triumphantly intertwining their legacies to make his "Unforgettable" their signature hit through technological wizardry, has died. She was 65.

January 01, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Caitlyn Jenner settles suit by injured woman

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman injured in a fatal crash involving Caitlyn Jenner settled her lawsuit against the Olympic gold medalist, according to court papers.

January 01, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


1986: Nuce wins world title for bull riding; gets key to Manteca

100 years ago

January 01, 2016 | | 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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