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Endurance swimmer cancels record swim attempt due to winds

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An endurance swimmer ended her attempt on Saturday to become the first woman to accomplish the longest solo, unassisted swim after facing high winds during the 93-mile swim from Sacramento to Tiburon on the western edge of San Francisco Bay.

September 11, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) - Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the mad scientist of "Young Frankenstein," has died. He was 83.

August 29, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Beyonce proves she’s in her own at MTV video awards

NEW YORK (AP) - Beyonce proved once again she is the contemporary rock star, and she used the MTV Video Music Awards stage to showcase her skills and outshine her peers, from Rihanna to Britney Spears.

August 29, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ strums stop-motion wonder

Early in "Kubo and the Two Strings," our hero meekly strides into an ancient Japanese village marketplace the way Toshiro Mifune might have entered a Kurosawa film, but with greater bustle.

August 21, 2016 | JAKE COYLE | People & Entertainment


The Pitch is On With ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2015’

Konami's "PES" series has been going head to head against EA's "Fifa" series since the turn of the century, and the result usually favored "Fifa." It took a while for Konami to pull ahead, but "Pro Evolution Soccer 2015" scores a hat trick with a new gaming engine, complex ball handling and realistic A.I.

August 21, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


‘War Dogs’ tells a crazy story of young arms dealers

"War Dogs " is too good of a true story not to get the Hollywood treatment, even if the end result doesn't entirely do justice to the moral ambiguities and larger geopolitical implications of one of the craziest hustles in modern American history.

August 21, 2016 | LINDSEY BAHR | People & Entertainment


This wasn’t Gibson’s first rodeo with unwanted press

Q: I heard that the actor who plays Hotch on "Criminal Minds" got in some trouble the other day. What happened? Also, my mom insists she remembers he starred in a soap. Is she right? If so, which show was he on? - Lawrence, Louisville, Ky.

August 21, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Norman Lear explores social inequality

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Norman Lear, age 94 and a native New Yorker, thought he knew a few things about the obstacles of housing in the Big Apple.

July 31, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Judy Collin performs in Livermore

LIVERMORE - The milestone Tenth Season at the Bankhead Theater in downtown Livermore will officially open on Saturday, Sept, 10, with "Brilliance at the Bankhead," a gala celebration headlined by the legendary singer/songwriter Judy Collins.

July 31, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Reaction to death of former first lady

Here's how U.S. and world political leaders are reacting to the death of former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan:

March 06, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


‘Her mission was backing ‘Ronnie’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - First lady Nancy Reagan swept into the White House in 1981, a swirl of designer gowns and pricey china, and was quickly dismissed as a pre-feminist throwback concerned only with fashion, decorating and entertaining. She needed a less frivolous image. And she got it.

March 06, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nancy Reagan, the helpmate, backstage adviser and fierce protector of Ronald Reagan in his journey from actor to president - and finally during his 10-year battle with Alzheimer's disease - has died. She was 94.

March 06, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Damning study finds a ‘whitewashed’ Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In one of the most exhaustive and damning reports on diversity in Hollywood, a new study finds that the films and television produced by major media companies are "whitewashed," and that an "epidemic of invisibility" runs top to bottom through the industry for women, minorities and LGBT people.

February 21, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Playboy Mansion for sale but Hugh Hefner wants to stay put

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Playboy Mansion is up for sale but longtime resident Hugh Hefner wants to stay put.

January 11, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


Stallone finally wins Golden Globe honor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sylvester Stallone scored a knockout 29 years after the first "Rocky," Jennifer Lawrence notched her third Golden Globe and Matt Damon landed both best actor for his stranded astronaut in "The Martian" and withering jabs from host Ricky Gervais at the 73rd annual Golden Globes Awards.

January 10, 2016 | | People & Entertainment


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Remy Ma beats Nicki Minaj at BET Awards

NEW YORK (AP) - Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak at the 2017 BET Awards, a show highlighted by '90s R ...

June 26, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Judy Garland enshrined in mausoleum

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Judy Garland has been laid to rest in a mausoleum named for her at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

June 11, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Batman forever: Original TV Batman Adam West, 88, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Batman" only aired for three seasons in the 1960s, but Adam West would remain associated with the role forever.

June 11, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Gwyneth Paltrow brings her website to life at Goop

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) - There were organic paleo wraps and matcha smoothies, crystal readings and aura photography, hydrating IV drips and an "oxygen bar," $72 ...

June 11, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Maher apologizes use of racial slur during HBO show

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bill Maher apologized Saturday for using a racial slur to describe himself as a house slave during a live segment for his ...

June 04, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


MTV Awards salute ‘Beauty & the Beast,’ ‘Stranger Things’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Film hit "Beauty and the Beast" and Netflix newcomer "Stranger Things" were the night's big winners with two trophies apiece as ...

May 07, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


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