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Lucas apologizes: Calls Disney ‘white slavers’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - George Lucas has apologized for criticizing Disney's handling of "Star Wars" and saying he had sold his characters to "white slavers" in a recent interview with Charlie Rose.

January 01, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


‘Concussion’ movie subject exaggerated role, researchers say

BOSTON (AP) - In the trailer for the movie "Concussion," star Will Smith says: "I found a disease that no one has ever seen."

December 18, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


‘Horror Show’ actress dies

DENVER (AP) - Rose Siggins, who played a legless character on "American Horror Story: Freak Show," died Saturday in Denver, a representative said.

December 14, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Make Room for Daddy’ star Marjorie Lord dies at 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marjorie Lord, the Broadway and film actress who became a TV star on the sitcom "Make Room For Daddy," has died. She was 97.

December 14, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


James Lagier, former AP bureau chief, dies

WALNUT CREEK (AP) - Manteca native James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the bulletin on Robert F. Kennedy's death and overseeing AP's reporting of the 1995 Kobe earthquake that killed more than 6,000 people, has died.

November 23, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


One Direction wins big at AMAs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One Direction might have debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts behind Justin Bieber, but they won the top award at Sunday's American Music Awards.

November 22, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Sierra Rep gives ‘Christmas Carol’ production local twist

COLUMBIA - Sierra Repertory Theatre presents a brand new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic with A Columbia Christmas¬ Carol, playing at the Fallon House Theatre November 13 through December 20. SRT co-founder Doug Brennan recreates the English tale in a heart-warming Gold Rush story set in Columbia during the 1860s.

November 08, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Gunnar Hansen, killer of ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre,’ movie dies

LOS ANFELES (AP) - Gunnar Hansen, who played the iconic villain Leatherface in the original "Texas Chain Saw Massacre," died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Maine, his agent said. He was 68.

November 08, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Molinaro, drive-in owner in ‘Happy Days,’ dies

GLENDALE (AP) - Al Molinaro, the loveable character actor with the hangdog face who was known to millions of TV viewers for playing Murray the cop on "The Odd Couple" and malt shop owner Al Delvecchio on "Happy Days," died Friday at Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, his son Michael Molinaro said.

November 01, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Paul Walker’s daughter sues Porsche over fatal crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Walker's daughter sued Porsche for wrongful death Monday, claiming the sports car that her father was in when he was killed suffered from numerous design defects.

September 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Toekheim on WII Honor Flight

By GLENN KAHL

September 07, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | People & Entertainment


Apology doesn’t change opinions on Serra

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pope Francis' apology for the Roman Catholic Church's crimes against indigenous peoples has not softened opposition among some California Native Americans to his decision to canonize 18th-century Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra.

September 07, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


WWII war hero Ben Kuroki dies

CAMARILLO (AP) - Ben Kuroki, who overcame the American military's discriminatory policies to become the only Japanese American to fly over Japan during World War II, has died. He was 98.

September 06, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Project Runway design speaks at Delta

STOCKTON - Emily Payne, one of the top fashion designers of Project Runway Season 13 is coming to Stockton to share her experiences with the Haute Couture Society and students in the Fashion Program at Delta College on Saturday, Sept. 12.

September 06, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


6 times drugs were mentioned during the MTV Video Music Awards show

NEW YORK (AP) - Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards were peppered with commercials warning young adults about the dangers of drugs - but during the show itself, drug references were almost as predominant as the music.

September 03, 2015 | | 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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