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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - During production of his final post-midnight show, Jimmy Kimmel's studio audience waited patiently while he taped a string of promotional spots.
OSCAR HOST SETH MACFARLANE TO ANNOUNCE NOMINATIONS: LOS ANGELES (AP) - For the first time in 40 years, the host of the Academy Awards will help announce the Oscar nominations.
NEW YORK (AP) - There's heartbreak ahead for some "General Hospital" fans.
PASADENA (AP) - On his upcoming NBC comedy, Michael J. Fox will play a newscaster who had quit his job due to Parkinson's Disease but returns to work in the show's first episode because a new medical regimen has helped him control many of the disease's symptoms.
STOCKTON - The Pacifica Quartet is performing Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2:30 p.m. at the Faye Spanos Concert Hall at the University of the Pacific.
MODESTO –Modesto Junior College Art Gallery presents Pictures of the Past, an exhibition of the ceramic work of Rebekah Bogard, an associate professor of ceramics at University of Nevada, Reno.
MODESTO – The Associated Students of Modesto Junior College (ASMJC) is teaming up with Students United Reaching for Equality (SURE) and MJC's International Student Program to host a workshop for high school seniors and recent graduates on how to make college a reality, with an emphasis on assisting California Dream Act students and those who need information about financial aid.
ATLANTA (AP) - Sony's "The Interview" has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release.
NEW YORK (AP) - Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.
Nelson & Nelson will be the Christmas performance presented by the Manteca Kindred Arts. The concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 21, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church starting at 3 p.m.
NEW YORK (AP) - More than 32 years of late-night talk will pass into history next May 20, with CBS' announcement Wednesday that David Letterman will host his final "Late Show" on that day.
STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre offers a special Christmas treat on Saturday, Dec. 20, presenting "A Patsy Cline Christmas" starring Stockton's own Joni Morris and the After Midnight Band. Two performances are scheduled at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on the SCT stage.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Symphony will present its annual Holiday Pops concerts on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2:30 p.m. in the Warren Atherton Auditorium, located on the Delta College campus, 5151 Pacific Ave.