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Nevada Gov. Sandoval signs online gambling legislation

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation Thursday legalizing online gambling in Nevada, capping a dizzying day at the Legislature as lawmakers passed the bill through the Assembly and Senate as an emergency measure.

February 21, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Students replace leggy models as this year’s Oscar trophy carriers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - You know those tall, leggy beauties that normally carry the Oscar trophies so the stars can present them?

February 21, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


DC pairing Batman, Superman in new title

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - DC Entertainment says it will unveil a new ongoing series focusing on Superman and Batman, two of the publisher's best-known and revered heroes.

February 21, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


NBC hires Axelrod, former Obama strategist

NEW YORK (AP) - David Axelrod, former strategist and aide to President Barack Obama, has landed a new job at NBC News.

February 19, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


JFK memorabilia fetches about $2M at auction

AMESBURY, Mass. (AP) - A private collection of John F. Kennedy memorabilia brought in almost $2 million at auction, including $570,000 for the former president's Air Force One leather bomber jacket.

February 19, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Animal Planet special ‘Glory Hounds’ shows glory, trauma of military dogs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's been almost seven months since a bomb exploded on a strip of dirt in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Leonard Anderson can only remember a reassuring voice.

February 19, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Judge blocks NYC from Ken Burns film footage

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday blocked New York City from getting footage gathered by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns in research for his movie about the five men exonerated in the Central Park jogger rape case.

February 19, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Little audience for 'Zero Dark Thirty' in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan stars in "Zero Dark Thirty," from early scenes at a detention site to the dramatic closing minutes as Navy SEALs assault the hideout of Osama bin Laden. But the Academy Award-nominated film about the hunt for the al-Qaida leader has sparked a controversy here about its portrayal of the country, and it will likely not be shown on the local big screen anytime soon.

February 19, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Nudes check out nudes during after hours showing at Austrian museum

VIENNA (AP) - These museum goers didn't just leave their coats at the coat check. They handed over their shirts, trousers and underwear.

February 19, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Get ready for ‘Weed Country’ & ‘Pot Cops’ on Discovery network

NEW YORK (AP) - Cupcake makers, pawnbrokers and storage container raiders have all had their moments in reality television's spotlight. Now the time may be right for marijuana growers - and the people who chase them.

February 18, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


MacFarlane putting all he's got into Academy Awards show this Sunday

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seth MacFarlane might be the hardest working man in show business.

February 18, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


'Argo,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' win at Writers Guild

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The CIA thrillers "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty" have won top screenplay honors from the Writers Guild of America.

February 18, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Pleasanton Fly Fishing show set Feb. 22-24 at Alameda Fairgrounds

PLEASANTON. – Despite chilly, windy and possibly wet conditions, Northern California fly-fishers will kick off the 2013 season with the annual Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show, Feb. 22-24 the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

February 11, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Manteca Bass Pro rolling out three weekends of free fishing seminars

Bass Pro Shops is staging the free Spring Fishing Classic at 1356 Bass Pro Drive in Manteca.

February 11, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


Disney working on stand-alone 'Star Wars' films

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Disney is mining The Force for even more new films.

February 05, 2013 | | People & Entertainment


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St. Mary’s High Theatre students staging ‘Shrek the Musical’ at UOP

STOCKTON - Everybody's favorite ogre is coming to the stage.

March 11, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Ports plan free FanFest on April 12

STOCKTON - The Stockton Ports Anchor Fund will host a free FanFest on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

March 11, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


CASTING JESUS CHRIST

NEW YORK (AP) - They say you can never be too rich or too thin. Surely it goes without saying that you can't be too good-looking, either, right? Especially in Hollywood.

March 06, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Queen, Adam Lambert to embark on tour

NEW YORK (AP) - Adam Lambert has never paid attention to the haters, and he won't start now as the lead singer for the rock band Queen on their upcoming summer tour.

March 06, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Sierra Rep hosts Les Misérables brunch

SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre continues to celebrate the start of its 35th Anniversary season with its first-ever Directors Brunch.

March 04, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Paula Deen said she identifies with Michael Sam

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paula Deen says she relates to football player Michael Sam and his desire to avoid being labeled.

February 27, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


McLarty nixes naming Arquette’s baby Astro

NEW YORK (AP) - There's one name David Arquette's expectant girlfriend will not allow for their baby boy: Astro.

February 27, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Why are there few 9 best picture nominations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Was it Lee Daniels' "The Butler," the folk rock bio pic "Inside Llewyn Davis," or Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine"?

February 27, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Oscars expect sun, but ready for rain on show day

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like the annual Tournament of Roses parade, the Oscars are usually blessed with standard Southern California weather: sunshine and blue skies.

February 27, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


OSCAR NEWS

• OSCARS TO STREAM LIVE ONLINE FOR FIRST TIME: LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Academy Awards ceremony will stream live online for the first time to select cable providers in eight U.S. cities.

February 27, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Jim Lange, ‘The Dating Game’ host, dies at 81

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jim Lange, the first host of the popular game show "The Dating Game," has died at his home in Mill Valley. He was 81.

February 26, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Bass Pro offers free fishing programs

The Spring Fishing Classic at Bass Pro Shops, 1356 Bass Pro Drive in Manteca provides adults, children and families the chance to learn how to fish at no cost.

February 25, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Tango party in Modesto March 1

MODESTO - Marcelo Molina and Carolina Vazquez, 2011and 2013 Argentine Tango USA Stage Champions, will return to Modesto on Saturday, March 1, for two workshops and to perform at a milonga (tango party).

February 25, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Oak Grove fishing derby Saturday

STOCKTON - San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the California State Department of Fish and Game will plant 2,700 pounds of trout at Oak Grove Regional Park for the 11th Annual Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 1.

February 25, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Ramis, Zen master to a wild comedy storm, dies

"Caddyshack." ''National Lampoon's Animal House." ''Ghostbusters." ''Groundhog Day." ''Stripes."

February 24, 2014 | By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer | People & Entertainment


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