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50 shades of green: How studio roped men into seeing ‘Grey’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Universal bumped "Fifty Shades of Grey" from August 2014 to Valentine's Day, 2015, it seemed like a cheesy gimmick. Now that box office results are in, it's clear that was the most brilliant stroke of all.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


SNL’ celebrates its big 4-0

NEW YORK (AP) - With a measure of anniversary hoopla perhaps exceeded only by the nation's bicentennial, "Saturday Night Live" celebrated its 40th season on Sunday with a 3½-hour gala of stars, laughs and memories.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Producers promise Oscar night filled with magic and song

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lady Gaga. Jennifer Hudson. Common and John Legend. Adam Levine. Rita Ora. Tegan & Sara. Tim McGraw.

February 16, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Fly fishing show set for Feb. 20-22

PLEASANTON - The annual Northern California Fly Fishing Show begins the 2015 angling season at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Friday, Feb. 20, through Sunday, Feb.22.

February 10, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Freethinkers mark Darwin’s 206th birthday on Saturday

Charles Darwin's 206th birthday will be celebrated this Saturday at the Manteca Library.

February 06, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


SJ museum adds major exhibit on early settlers

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 ...

January 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


EU High JROTC dinner Feb. 27

The East Union High JROTC Fundraiser Dinner is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27, at Chez Shari, 305 North Union Road, Manteca.

January 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Museum seeks volunteer docents

Volunteers are being sought to serve as docents for the Manteca Historical Society Museum.

January 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC science series talk on Wednesdays

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.

January 27, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Wine tasting weekend set in Calaveras

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.

January 27, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Royal Southern Brotherhood performs at Black Oak Casino

TUOLUMNE CITY - Southern blues rockers Royal Southern Brotherhood will kick off the entertainment line-up in February at the Black Oak Casino.

January 27, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


‘Girls Night” The Musical’ on stage at Tracy’s Grand Theatre

TRACY - Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents "Girls Night: The Musical" on Saturday, March 21, from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

January 27, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Seth Rogen responds to ‘American Sniper’ comments

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.

January 22, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Merced prof talks about stem cell engineering

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.

January 22, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


YouTube hit performing at Bob Hope

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.

January 22, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


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Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a move virtually unprecedented, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was ...

October 15, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Pulitzer Prize- winning poet, dies at age 96

BELMONT, Mass. (AP) - Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of ...

October 15, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


OJ Simpson freed; parole official says he’ll live in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Officials at a remote Nevada prison where O.J. Simpson was set free early Sunday after nine years for armed robbery arranged ...

October 01, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


New season of ‘SNL’ roars back by mocking Trump early

NEW YORK (AP) - The new season of "Saturday Night Live" wasted no time getting topical - or mocking Donald Trump - with an opening sketch that featured ...

October 01, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Jake LaMotta the boxer who inspired ‘Raging Bull,’ dies at 95

Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film "Raging ...

September 21, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Trump omnipresent over ceremony

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump never won an Emmy, it's true. But his presence was felt at this year's television awards ceremony ...

September 18, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


2017 EMMY AWARDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The dystopian vision of "The Handmaid's Tale," the deeply cynical Washington comedy "Veep" and the ever-topical "Saturday Night Live" won top ...

September 18, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Gone to Pot: Former Raider is selling weed in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The display case just inside the front door is filled with the kind of stuff you would find at any sports memorabilia ...

September 11, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Miss North Dakota Cara Mund is new Miss America

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Miss North Dakota, a 23-year-old who said President Donald Trump was wrong to pull the United States out of the ...

September 11, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Which Emmy nominee will be Best Drama pick?

NEW YORK (AP) - Year after year, too many Emmy categories are laden with expected and oft-repeated winners. No drama then, when the envelope is torn.

September 11, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Taylor Swift’s eye-popping new video debuts at VMAs

NEW YORK (AP) - Taylor Swift debuted the eye-popping music video for her new song at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, which featured the singer ...

August 27, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Tobe Hooper, ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ director, dies at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tobe Hooper, the horror-movie pioneer whose low-budget sensation "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" took a buzz saw to audiences with its brutally ...

August 27, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


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