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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


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


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George H.W. Bush improving, wife staying night in hospital

HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush's health continues to improve and his wife, who is also recovering from illness, has chosen to ...

January 22, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Charlie Liteky, who gave back his Medal of Honor, dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Charlie Liteky, an Army chaplain in Vietnam who was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing more than 20 wounded men but ...

January 22, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight’ top Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - "La La Land" steamrolled through a Jimmy Fallon-hosted Golden Globes that mixed the expected, Champagne-sipping Hollywood celebration with often-voiced concern over president-elect ...

January 08, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher to be buried together

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Debbie Reynolds' son said Friday his mother and sister, actress Carrie Fisher, will have a joint funeral and will be buried together.

December 30, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Zsa Zsa Gabor’s life, glamour, honored at funeral Mass

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Zsa Zsa Gabor was remembered Friday during a funeral Mass for being the epitome of Hollywood glamour, an elegant and attention-seeking actress ...

December 30, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Beloved Golden State Warriors fan ‘Sweetie’ dies at 107

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A 107-year-old Northern California woman who gained fame very late in life as an avid and gregarious fan of the Golden State ...

December 23, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at age 99

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Zsa Zsa Gabor, the jet-setting Hungarian actress who made a career out of multiple marriages, conspicuous wealth and jaded wisdom about the ...

December 18, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Homeless advocate who lost leg returns to LA’s Skid Row

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A homeless advocate who lost his leg to the streets has returned to Skid Row in a wheelchair.

December 11, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


‘Last Tango in Paris’ rape scene sparks new outrage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Last Tango in Paris" is making headlines again 44 years after the controversial film came out. A recently unearthed video interview with ...

December 04, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


MADONNA SLAMS TRUMP

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Madonna kissed Ariana Grande, repeatedly criticized President elect Donald Trump and said she was ashamed to be an American in a ...

December 04, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


NBC boss, ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ producer Tinker dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Grant Tinker, who brought new polish to the TV world and beloved shows including "Hill Street Blues" to the audience as both ...

November 30, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Cuba’s Fidel Castro dies at 90

HAVANA (AP) - Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 ...

November 25, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


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