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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

Boston Marathon gets 1st documentary

BOSTON (AP) - America's marquee marathon is ready for its close-up.

January 03, 2016 | | People & Entertainment

‘Star Wars’ box office surpasses ‘Titanic’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" marched confidently into the new year, raking in an additional $88.3 million over the New Year's weekend and topping the box office for a third week, according to studio estimates Sunday.

January 03, 2016 | | People & Entertainment

Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on ‘M.A.S.H.,’ dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wayne Rogers, whose Trapper John McIntyre alongside Alan Alda's Hawkeye Pierce brought mischief, martinis and meatball surgery to the masses in the 1970s every week on "M.A.S.H.," has died.

January 01, 2016 | | People & Entertainment

Natalie Cole, Grammy winning singer, has died

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, who carved out her own success with R&B hits like "Our Love" and "This Will Be" before triumphantly intertwining their legacies to make his "Unforgettable" their signature hit through technological wizardry, has died. She was 65.

January 01, 2016 | | People & Entertainment

Caitlyn Jenner settles suit by injured woman

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman injured in a fatal crash involving Caitlyn Jenner settled her lawsuit against the Olympic gold medalist, according to court papers.

January 01, 2016 | | People & Entertainment

1986: Nuce wins world title for bull riding; gets key to Manteca

100 years ago

January 01, 2016 | | People & Entertainment

Lucas apologizes: Calls Disney ‘white slavers’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - George Lucas has apologized for criticizing Disney's handling of "Star Wars" and saying he had sold his characters to "white slavers" in a recent interview with Charlie Rose.

January 01, 2016 | | People & Entertainment

‘Concussion’ movie subject exaggerated role, researchers say

BOSTON (AP) - In the trailer for the movie "Concussion," star Will Smith says: "I found a disease that no one has ever seen."

December 18, 2015 | | People & Entertainment

‘Horror Show’ actress dies

DENVER (AP) - Rose Siggins, who played a legless character on "American Horror Story: Freak Show," died Saturday in Denver, a representative said.

December 14, 2015 | | People & Entertainment

Make Room for Daddy’ star Marjorie Lord dies at 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marjorie Lord, the Broadway and film actress who became a TV star on the sitcom "Make Room For Daddy," has died. She was 97.

December 14, 2015 | | People & Entertainment

James Lagier, former AP bureau chief, dies

WALNUT CREEK (AP) - Manteca native James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the bulletin on Robert F. Kennedy's death and overseeing AP's reporting of the 1995 Kobe earthquake that killed more than 6,000 people, has died.

November 23, 2015 | | People & Entertainment

One Direction wins big at AMAs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One Direction might have debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts behind Justin Bieber, but they won the top award at Sunday's American Music Awards.

November 22, 2015 | | People & Entertainment

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Nun involved in lawsuit with Katy Perry over convent dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A nun who was involved in a lawsuit with pop star Katy Perry over the sale of a convent in Los Angeles ...

March 12, 2018 | | People & Entertainment

Billy Graham mourned as body taken to his library

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Admirers took photos on their phones, fire trucks parked on freeway overpasses and police officers saluted as a motorcade carrying the ...

February 25, 2018 | | People & Entertainment

Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show set for Feb. 23-25 at fairgrounds

PLEASANTON – Anglers from the Bay Area to the Oregon border and Sierra to the sea are prepping for the 2018 Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show, Feb ...

February 11, 2018 | | People & Entertainment

MJC faculty recital Feb. 23

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Friends of Music concert series is offering a Faculty Recital on Friday, Feb, 23, at 7 p.m. in the ...

February 11, 2018 | | People & Entertainment

Unlimited movie-theater deal may not last

NEW YORK (AP) - MoviePass is trying to bring to movie theaters what Netflix did for DVDs and online streaming: Let subscribers watch as many movies ...

February 09, 2018 | | People & Entertainment

‘It’s such a loss’ — Tom Petty mourned at Grammy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) - With song and words, Tom Petty was mourned at the Grammys, with artists as diverse as a children's music writer and ...

January 29, 2018 | | People & Entertainment

Bruno Mars wins 6 for 6 during 2018 Grammy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) - Bruno Mars owned the Grammys with his R&B-inspired album "24K Magic," winning all six awards he was nominated for at a ...

January 28, 2018 | | People & Entertainment

Activist who helped legalize medical pot in California, dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dennis Peron, an activist who was among the first people to argue for the benefits of marijuana for AIDS patients and helped ...

January 28, 2018 | | People & Entertainment

Morgan Freeman accepts life achievement honors at SAG

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Morgan Freeman first stood on a stage when he was 8 years old, playing Little Boy Blue in a pageant. That's ...

January 22, 2018 | | People & Entertainment

‘Three Billboards’ sweeps female- focused SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Western-inspired revenge tale "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" swept the female-focused and led Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday with wins for ...

January 22, 2018 | | People & Entertainment


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