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.
SONORA – The Bureau of Reclamation is offering fall interpretive programs at New Melones Lake.
The Trips N' Tours group at the Manteca Senior Center has arranged four upcoming trips that are open to anyone wishing to participate.
COLUMBIA - Small-town antics, homespun humor and foot-stompin' fiddlin' come to Sierra Repertory Theatre's Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park Sept. 26 to Oct. 26 with Mark Twain's "A Murder, a Mystery and a Marriage."
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College's annual Jam 'n Jive Dance Concert, featuring the MJC Off-balance Dancers and invited guest dancers from local high schools and dance studios, will celebrate "The British Invasion" with a Preview Night this evening, and performances on Sept. 18 (Thursday) through Sept. 21, (Sunday) in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College's annual Jam 'n Jive Dance Concert, featuring the MJC Off-balance Dancers and invited guest dancers from local high schools and dance studios, will celebrate "The British Invasion" with a Preview Night on Sept. 17, and performances on Sept. 18 through Sept. 21, in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.
SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre announces its 2015 season, beginning with the musical Mary Poppins and concluding with a brand new adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Other highlights include new Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone starring SRT Artistic Director Scott Viets as the Man in the Chair, an exciting spring rock 'n' roll revue to be announced, everyone's favorite The Music Man, William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the country tribute Always, Patsy Cline, and a new comedy called Unnecessary Farce. Season Tickets are now on sale with group and general admission tickets on sale Oct. 1. Visit www.sierrarep.org or ...
STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre will present the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical "Chicago" starting tonight and running through Sunday, Sept. 28.
MODESTO - Modesto Junior College Art Gallery presents Terra Incognita, an exhibition of the work of Noah Wilson, a photography instructor at MJC.
MURPHYS - The 18th annual Ironstone Concours d'Elegance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.
STOCKTON - Stockton Symphony's new season that opens this month is offering everything from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 to the music of Billy Joel, to the anticipated return of Cirque de la Symphonie and more.
MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Orchestra will present its 20th annual outdoor concert, Picnic at the Pops! on Saturday, Sept. 6, on the grounds of the E&J Gallo Winery.