PASADENA (AP) - Sting and Paul Simon are rehearsing for their upcoming tour, a couple of longtime friends and neighbors preparing to take turns singing some of each other's biggest hits.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a hydra-headed Oscar race, "American Hustle," ''12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" all have legitimate claims to favorite status. And that's a good thing.
1. Best Picture: "American Hustle," ''Captain Phillips," ''Dallas Buyers Club," ''Gravity," ''Her," ''Nebraska," ''Philomena," ''12 Years a Slave," ''The Wolf of Wall Street."
FIRST-TIMERS: It's never too late for an Academy Award nomination. Just ask June Squibb, who is a first-time Oscar nominee for her supporting role in "Nebraska" at 84 years old. Other first-time acting nominees joining her this year are Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew McConaughey, Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Jared Leto, Sally Hawkins and Lupita Nyong'o.
NEW YORK (AP) - Hollywood's award season, never known for civility, is roiling from a heckling incident between "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen and film critic Armond White.
NEW YORK (AP) - As it returns for its much-awaited fourth season, "Downton Abbey" remains a saga about elegance, tradition and gentility - and the pressures of preserving them.
BEIJING (AP) - A popular online video site is bringing the irreverent, topical humor of "Saturday Night Live" to China.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sugarplum went into the salon as a reddish-blonde dachshund mix and came out with pink and green ears, a rainbow tail and a bow in her fur.
STOCKTON - The Peabody Trio returns to Stockton on Sunday, Feb. 9
STOCKTON - Junior League of San Joaquin County's enormous "Twice is Nice" Rummage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, March 1, at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds at 1658 S Airport Way.
*WHAT: Manteca Kindred Arts presents Golden Bough in concert
WHAT: Nashville recording artist Katie Byrd will play songs from self-titled album in full-band show.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca and Lathrop is holding its annual Crab Feed Saturday, Jan. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to midnight.
Manteca Quilter's 35th Annual Quilt and Soft Doll Show featuring Cathie Hoover and Elinor Peace Bailey is set for March 1-2 at the MRPS Hall.
MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will celebrate the joy of the holiday season at the Holiday Candlelight Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m. at the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 1416 Maze Blvd., in Modesto.
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.