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Elton John challenges new harsh Russian anti-gay law

NEW YORK (AP) - Entertainer-songwriter Elton John is declaring his support of the Russian people, and he says they still accept him despite that country's harsh new anti-gay law.

January 22, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Sales for Salinger books jump after TV doc airs

NEW YORK (AP) - The airing of a J.D. Salinger documentary has returned "The Catcher in the Rye" to the top of best-seller lists.

January 22, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


So many Grammy await on Sunday

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Predicting who will come up with the next morning's water-cooler moment at the Grammy Awards is just as difficult as guessing who will win album of the year.

January 22, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Michael Jackson tribute band performing at Black Oak Feb. 15

TUOLUMNE – Michael Jackson fans won't want to miss the electrifying Foreverland tribute band performing at Black Oak Casino Resort on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 9 p.m.

January 22, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Fallon to begin 'Tonight' run with Will Smith, U2

PASADENA (AP) - Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight" show, which debuts next month with actor Will Smith and U2 as guests, will look familiar to people who appreciate his current work in the time slot following Jay Leno.

January 20, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Paul Simon, Sting \ rehearsing for upcoming tour

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.

January 20, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


In the three-horse Oscar race, who emerges as the favorite?

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.

January 16, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


86TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

1. Best Picture: "American Hustle," ''Captain Phillips," ''Dallas Buyers Club," ''Gravity," ''Her," ''Nebraska," ''Philomena," ''12 Years a Slave," ''The Wolf of Wall Street."

January 16, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Fun stuff to know about Thursday's Oscar nominations:

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.

January 16, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


NY Film Critics apologize for heckling

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.

January 07, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Fans are up for 'Downton Abbey'

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.

January 02, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


'Saturday Night Live' comes to China's Internet

BEIJING (AP) - A popular online video site is bringing the irreverent, topical humor of "Saturday Night Live" to China.

January 02, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Extreme groomers dazzling up dogs with bling, color, & bows

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.

January 01, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


The Peabody Trio performing at Faye Spanos Concert Hall

STOCKTON - The Peabody Trio returns to Stockton on Sunday, Feb. 9

January 01, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Junior League rummage sale March 1

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.

January 01, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


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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


Sixth Floor Trio staging concert at Turlock Community Theatre

TURLOCK – Unexpected instrumentation produces unsurpassed results when the Sixth Floor Trio presents their continuum of styles and cultures at the historic Turlock Community Theatre on Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m.

February 19, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Could ‘Wolf’ mark end of DiCaprio’s O scar drought?

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Leonardo DiCaprio is poking his head out of a poolside room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

February 19, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


MJC presents screening of ‘Tough Guise 2’

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the film "Tough Guise 2" on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.

February 19, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


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