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.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards will star on a new cable TV show with the woman he married after his release from federal prison on a corruption conviction.
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.
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.
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.
BURBANK (AP) - Chuck Lorre won't clear up the mystery about whether Charlie Sheen's character will return from the dead for next month's "Two and a Half Men" series finale, but he's throwing a lot of love Sheen's way.
What are you doing this weekend?
STOCKTON - The Stockton Civic Theatre presents the hilarious comedy "The Red Velvet Cake War" beginning tonight, and running through Saturday, Jan. 31.
Gabriel Iglesias is bringing his Unity through Laughter Tour to the Bob Hope Theatre on Thursday, March 26.
PASADENA (AP) - CBS has hosts and starting dates for its remade late-night lineup - Stephen Colbert on Sept. 8 and James Corden on March 23 - and now is waiting to find out what kinds of shows the two men create.
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.