LOS ANGELES (AP) - When "Beloved" starring Oprah Winfrey fell flat at the box office in 1998, Winfrey drowned her sorrows in macaroni and cheese.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's clear from Ashton Kutcher's tone - even though he's sitting 2,500 miles away in New York - that the 35-year-old actor and technology enthusiast holds an unflinching reverence for Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder he portrays in the film "Jobs," opening Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ben Affleck will don Batman's cape and cowl.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Duke coach David Cutcliffe says walk-on Hud Mellencamp will continue to practice with the football team while he deals with felony battery charges in Indiana.
STOCKTON - With the 50th Anniversary of Beatlemania only a few months away, an award-winning musical retelling of the Beatles story through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein comes to the Bob Hope Theatre in Stockton on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 8 pm.
STOCKTON – University of the Pacific again this fall becomes the regional center of education, culture, entertainment and athletics.
MILLBRAE - The festive spirit and flavor of the "Big Easy" is coming to the Bay Area Labor Day weekend in downtown Millbrae for the city's 43rd annual big bash - the Art & Wine Festival, Aug. 31 to Sept. 1.
NEW YORK (AP) - A Discovery network special that speculated about whether a giant prehistoric shark could still exist has drawn a passionate response from viewers and starkly raised the question about the worth of big ratings.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Michelle Dockery warns against jumping to conclusions about how her character's baby on "Downton Abbey" and the British royal infant ended up with the same name.
*WHAT: Twisted Folk Concert Series Presents: Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore, with Eric Thorin
STOCKTON - The Blue Moon Taste of San Joaquin returns to Downtown Stockton's Weber Point on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Gordon Ramsay's, dare we say it, softer side comes out when the formidable chef presides over aspiring kid cooks on a new reality show.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Cory Monteith's addiction-related death will be addressed in the "Glee" episode bidding farewell to his character, Finn Hudson, a Fox executive said Thursday.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - It doesn't debut until next month, but the Fox sitcom "Dads" is already taking heat in early reviews for being crass, sexist and exploiting racial stereotypes.
VINCE GILL, PAUL FRANKLIN REVISIT BAKERSFIELD ERA: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vince Gill, country music's modern ambassador, and Paul Franklin, Nashville's most sought after steel guitar player, are bringing the twang back to country with a new collection of songs from the Bakersfield era.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sure, living in the White House has its perks. But a clothing allowance is not one of them.
SONORA - The Double Cupp Diner sits on the side of the road "somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, NC." But from June 13 to July 27 the diner – the setting of "Pump Boys and Dinettes" – will relocate to East Sonora as Sierra Repertory Theatre stages another rendition of this popular musical.
VALLECITO - Twisted Oak Winery next summer concert on Saturday, June 14, features the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band.
STOCKTON - The free Movies At The Point offered by the City of Stockton Community Services Department starts June 13.
The Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp features free fun games for kids, activities, and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures together through July 13 at the Manteca store at the 120 Bypass and Union Road.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Theatre Department presents The Rez Sisters directed by Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell, with performances on May 29, 30 and 31 and June 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee at 2 p.m. on June 7 in the Little Theatre of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus.