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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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LA Critics name ‘Call Me By Your Name’ best film of 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - The Los Angeles Film Critics Association voted "Call Me By Your Name" the best film of the year, bestowing a total of ...

December 03, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Q-Tip blasts Grammys for failing to nominate Tribe album

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest is blasting the Grammys in an angry video for failing to recognize the band's final ...

November 28, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Spring wedding at Windsor Castle for Prince Harry and Markle

LONDON (AP) - It will be a spring wedding on the glorious grounds of Windsor Castle for love-struck Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

November 28, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Aspiring actress details allegations against Weinstein

NEW YORK (AP) - An aspiring actress who met Harvey Weinstein by chance in 2014 detailed in tears Tuesday how she said the media mogul made ...

November 28, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Charles Manson is dead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the summer of 1969, a scruffy ex-convict with a magnetic hold on young women sent some of his disciples into the ...

November 20, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Senator Al Franken cut from PBS David Letterman tribute

LOS ANGELES (AP) - PBS and WETA say Minnesota U.S. Senator Al Franken will not appear substantially in David Letterman's Mark Twain Prize special ...

November 19, 2017 | Ryan Balbeuna | People & Entertainment


Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country music star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a ...

November 19, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Tennis great Pancho Segura dies at 96; coached Connors

CARLSBAD (AP) - Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships and was one of the world's ...

November 19, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


Jane Juska, who wrote about late -in-life sex, dies

CHICO (AP) - Jane Juska, whose chronicle of searching for sex as a woman in her 60s became a best-selling memoir and later a stage show ...

October 29, 2017 | | People & Entertainment


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