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Mar 26, 2017 4:00 AM

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Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is 87. Actor Alan Arkin is 83. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is 82. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is 77. Journalist Bob Woodward is 74. Singer Diana Ross is 73. Actor Johnny Crawford is 71. Rock singer Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) is 69.

'Sesame Street' addresses autism
Mar 26, 2017 4:00 AM

'Sesame Street' addresses autism

NEW YORK -- Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes -- and autism.

By Frazier Moore Associated Press
Mar 26, 2017 4:00 AM

'Dancing With the Stars' back with a record

Mr. T will be pitying the fool, Charo will cuchi-cuchi her way through the waltz and baseballer David Ross hopes to throw a curve ball as ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" returns Monday with a whole new cast and the record 400th episode. Along with Mr.

The Purrfect mix of kittens and basketball
Mar 19, 2017 4:00 AM

The Purrfect mix of kittens and basketball

NEW YORK (AP) -- Watch out Villanova and Kentucky (and Arizona and Northwestern), there's a new set of cats going wild for March Madness. Time for Meow Madness, coming in April.

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Mar 19, 2017 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Theologian Hans Kung is 89. Author Philip Roth is 84. Actress Renee Taylor is 84. Actress-singer Phyllis Newman is 84. Actress Ursula Andress is 81. Singer Clarence "Frogman" Henry is 80. Singer Ruth Pointer (The Pointer Sisters) is 71. Actress Glenn Close is 70.

CMT aims to reinvent itself
Mar 19, 2017 4:00 AM

CMT aims to reinvent itself

NASHVILLE -- Outside the CMT building, Nashville is booming. Cranes dot the skyline downtown, and thousands of tourists flood the neon-lighted clutch of clubs on Lower Broadway.

By Sarah Rodman Los Angeles Times
'SNL' 'Weekend Update' segment gets summer prime-time run
Mar 14, 2017 2:49 PM

'SNL' 'Weekend Update' segment gets summer prime-time run

LOS ANGELES — "Saturday Night Live" gets the summer off, but "Weekend Update" will keep the political satire coming in prime time.

Associated Press
Mar 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Actress Sonya Walger thrives on villainy

While writer Allan Heinberg doesn't exactly call her a villainess, actress Sonya Walger says her character of Margot in "The Catch" is a kissing cousin to that. "I think she's so fun. When I can make a psychopath humane, that's always good. It's all Allan's writing.

Mar 12, 2017 4:00 AM

BIRTHDAYS

Politician, diplomat and civil rights activist Andrew Young is 85. Actress Barbara Feldon is 84. Broadcast journalist Lloyd Dobyns is 81. Actress-singer Liza Minnelli is 71. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is 70. Singer-songwriter James Taylor is 69. Former Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., is 69.

D'Agosto keeps pushing himself
Mar 12, 2017 4:00 AM

D'Agosto keeps pushing himself

PASADENA, Calif. -- The timing couldn't have been worse for actor Nicholas D'Agosto. He finally captured the spiffy role of a frazzled lawyer in NBC's new comedy, "Trial and Error," premiering March 14. But his wife was pregnant, and they'd just made a big move back to L.A.

By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service
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George Michael died of natural causes, British coroner says
Mar 7, 2017 11:03 AM

George Michael died of natural causes, British coroner says

LONDON — George Michael died of natural causes as the result of heart disease and a fatty liver, a British coroner said Tuesday.

By Jill Lawless, Associated Press
Mar 5, 2017 4:00 AM

'Goodfellas' actor Ray Liotta defends police

Ray Liotta, who plays the chief of a tight band of Brooklyn detectives in "Shades of Blue," returning to NBC tonight, is sticking up for the police. "I really respect and am thankful to policemen, as I am to servicemen, the people that protect us in our armed forces," he says.

Mar 5, 2017 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Singer Harry Prime is 97. Actor Paul Sand is 85. Actor James B. Sikking is 83. Actor Dean Stockwell is 81. Actor Fred Williamson is 79. Actress Samantha Eggar is 78. Actor Michael Warren is 71. Actor Eddie Hodges is 70. Singer Eddy Grant is 69. Rock musician Alan Clark (Dire Straits) is 65.

'Feud' gets into Crawford-Davis spat
Mar 5, 2017 4:00 AM

'Feud' gets into Crawford-Davis spat

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- It was a clash of the titans when Robert Aldrich cast Joan Crawford and Bette Davis in the gothic film, "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" in 1962.

By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service
Oscars flap eclipses 'Moonlight' win
Feb 27, 2017 9:34 AM

Oscars flap eclipses 'Moonlight' win

LOS ANGELES — The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever to befall the esteemed awards show when the best picture Oscar was presented to the wrong movie.

By Lindsey Bahr, Ap Film Writer
Feb 26, 2017 4:00 AM

BIRTHDAYS

Game show host Tom Kennedy is 90. Fats Domino is 89. Country-rock musician Paul Cotton (Poco) is 74. Actor Bill Duke is 74. Actress Marta Kristen (TV: "Lost in Space") is 72. Rock musician Jonathan Cain (Journey) is 67. Singer Michael Bolton is 64.

'Dog Whisperer' shares wisdom
Feb 26, 2017 4:00 AM

'Dog Whisperer' shares wisdom

CHICAGO -- When I sat down with Cesar Millan recently, he had just finished a speaking event in town. I asked how it went. "In other places, you get the feeling you don't belong," he said, "so it can be challenging to deliver this message in places like Los Angeles or New York." That message?

By Nina Metz Chicago Tribune
Feb 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Playwright who inspired film wins PEN award

NEW YORK (AP) -- The playwright who inspired the Oscar-nominated movie "Moonlight" has won a prize from PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. Tarell Alvin McCraney received an award for best mid-career playwright, PEN announced Wednesday.

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What will win, what should win
Feb 24, 2017 4:00 AM

What will win, what should win

LOS ANGELES -- Ahead of Sunday's 89th Academy Awards, Associated Press film writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony many expect will be a "La La Land" sweep.

By Lindsey Bahr And Jake Coyle Ap Film Writers
Feb 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dead at 66

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died. Fox spokeswoman Dana Klinghoffer confirmed his death Thursday.