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.
STOCKTON - Stockton Civic Theatre, Jr. Summer Program 2013 will present a full-scale musical production of The Wizard of Oz: Young Performers' Edition.
TUOLUMNE CITY - Southern blues rockers Royal Southern Brotherhood will kick off the entertainment line-up in February at the Black Oak Casino.
TRACY - Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents "Girls Night: The Musical" on Saturday, March 21, from 8 to 10:30 p.m.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seth Rogen responded to the outrage incited by a series of tweets he wrote regarding the film "American Sniper" in a statement issued exclusively to the Associated Press on Thursday, saying it wasn't his intent to offend anyone or to say anything with political implications.
MODESTO - The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer a presentation entitled "Cardiovascular Stem Cell Engineering" by Kara E. McCloskey, Ph.D., founding and associate professor for the School of Engineering at University of California, Merced.
STOCKTON - International YouTube sensation Miranda Sings is bringing a hilarious night filled with comedy, hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic readings of hate mail, and never before seen videos on Thursday, May 14, at the Bob Hope Theatre, 242 Main St.
BURBANK (AP) - Chuck Lorre won't clear up the mystery about whether Charlie Sheen's character will return from the dead for next month's "Two and a Half Men" series finale, but he's throwing a lot of love Sheen's way.
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STOCKTON - The Stockton Civic Theatre presents the hilarious comedy "The Red Velvet Cake War" beginning tonight, and running through Saturday, Jan. 31.
Gabriel Iglesias is bringing his Unity through Laughter Tour to the Bob Hope Theatre on Thursday, March 26.
PASADENA (AP) - CBS has hosts and starting dates for its remade late-night lineup - Stephen Colbert on Sept. 8 and James Corden on March 23 - and now is waiting to find out what kinds of shows the two men create.
STOCKTON - The Pacifica Quartet is performing Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2:30 p.m. at the Faye Spanos Concert Hall at the University of the Pacific.
MODESTO –Modesto Junior College Art Gallery presents Pictures of the Past, an exhibition of the ceramic work of Rebekah Bogard, an associate professor of ceramics at University of Nevada, Reno.
MODESTO – The Associated Students of Modesto Junior College (ASMJC) is teaming up with Students United Reaching for Equality (SURE) and MJC's International Student Program to host a workshop for high school seniors and recent graduates on how to make college a reality, with an emphasis on assisting California Dream Act students and those who need information about financial aid.