Arts and entertainment

July 29, 2017 - 6:57 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — AMC says it's green-lighted a new series, "Dietland," based on the darkly satiric novel about a weight-obsessed society. The show's creator is Marti Noxon, whose credits include "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" and "UnReal." AMC said the show based on Sarai (sa-RAY)...
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July 29, 2017 - 6:42 pm
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — When it comes to his most favorite things in life, Matt Young says there's nothing better than baseball — except Bruce Springsteen. Young was among the thousands of fans who came out Saturday night for the 10th annual "Bruce Springsteen Appreciation Night" staged by the...
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July 29, 2017 - 2:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lois Laurel Hawes, the daughter of famed comedian Stan Laurel, has died. She was 89. A family statement says Hawes died late Friday night at a Los Angeles hospital after a long illness. Her mother was Laurel's first wife, Lois Neilson. Laurel and his partner, Oliver Hardy, had...
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Neil Meron, from left, Jill Scott, Betsy Brandt, Marin Ireland and Melissa Mays attend the "Flint" panel during the A&E portion of the 2017 Summer TCA's at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, July 28, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
July 29, 2017 - 1:23 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Melissa Mays, a resident of Flint, Michigan, came armed to discuss the city's tainted water crisis and a new Lifetime TV movie dramatizing it. Mays, speaking to a TV critics' meeting Friday, pointed to several bottles she had filled with her tap water and challenged the...
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Caitriona Balfe participates in the "Outlander" panel during the Starz Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Friday, July 28, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
July 29, 2017 - 1:22 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The producers of "Outlander" don't expect the drama to outstrip the extensive series of novels it's based on. Diana Gabaldon has published eight books about time-traveling British nurse Claire Randall, who finds love and adventure with Jamie Fraser in 18th-century...
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Skeet Ulrich, from left, Elizabeth Smart and Alana Boden attend the "I am Elizabeth Smart" panel during the A&E portion of the 2017 Summer TCA's at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, July 28, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
July 29, 2017 - 12:45 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Elizabeth Smart said it required years for her to participate in a movie about her kidnapping ordeal. Smart said Friday that she couldn't have done so immediately after her abduction from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 at age 14. She was rescued nine months later, and...
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Skeet Ulrich, from left, Elizabeth Smart and Alana Boden attend the "I am Elizabeth Smart" panel during the A&E portion of the 2017 Summer TCA's at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, July 28, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
July 29, 2017 - 12:14 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Elizabeth Smart said it required years for her to participate in a movie about her kidnapping ordeal. Smart said Friday that she couldn't have done so right after her abduction from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 at age 14. She was rescued nine months later, and said...
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July 28, 2017 - 10:02 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Melissa Mays, a resident of Flint, Michigan, came armed to discuss the city's tainted water crisis and a new Lifetime TV movie dramatizing it. Mays, speaking to a TV critics' meeting Friday in Beverly Hills, California, pointed to several bottles she had filled with her...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2017 file photo, Katie Couric attends the Matrix Awards, hosted by New York Women in Communications, at the Sheraton Times Square in New York. Couric is leaving the online company Oath, formerly Yahoo, where she has been conducting interviews and reporting news since 2014. A representative for Couric said Friday, July 28, 2017, she turned down an opportunity for a short-term contract extension at Oath. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
July 28, 2017 - 7:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Couric is leaving the online company Oath, formerly Yahoo, where she has been conducting interviews and reporting news since 2014. The former "Today" show host and "CBS Evening News" anchor will be concentrating on production work for the time being. A representative for...
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Passers by look at the fire ball ride as Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers stand guard at the Ohio State Fair Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The fair opened Thursday but its amusement rides remained closed one day after Tyler Jarrell, 18, was killed and seven other people were injured when the thrill ride broke apart and flung people into the air. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
July 28, 2017 - 1:42 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rides at the Ohio State Fair's Kiddieland and some elsewhere in the amusement park re-opened Friday with the OK of inspectors two days after the governor shut them all down following a thrill ride malfunction that killed a teen who had recently enlisted in the Marines. The 18-...
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