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Veteran TV impresario Robert Halmi Sr. dies at 90
NEW YORK (AP) -- Prolific TV producer Robert Halmi, Sr., has died....
Hearing set for Hollywood sex abuse lawyer change
HONOLULU (AP) -- A court hearing in Honolulu has been scheduled for lawyers who want out of a case accusing `X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse....
Cinema verite documentarian Robert Drew dies at 90
Filmmaker Robert Drew, a pioneer of the modern documentary who in "Primary" and other movies mastered the intimate, spontaneous style known as cinema verite and schooled a generation of influential directors that included D.A. Pennebaker and Albert Maysles, has died at age 90....
'Flower Drum Song' lead James Shigeta dies at 85
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- James Shigeta, who played the lead in the 1961 movie musical "Flower Drum Song" and had a small role in the first "Die Hard," has died. He was 85....
George W. Bush writes book about father
NEW YORK (AP) -- His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush....
Hijuelos novel posthumous release set for 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- A novel completed by Pulitzer Prize winner Oscar Hijuelos shortly before his death last year will be published in the fall of 2015....
Contract dispute delays 'Big Bang' production
NEW YORK (AP) -- Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors....
Lollapalooza marks a decade in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon....
Review: 'Calvary' is exquisitely nuanced
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- John Michael McDonagh's 2011 debut, "The Guard," provided the wonderful Brendan Gleeson with a vehicle for some of his best screen work, playing an Irish West Country cop unencumbered by diplomacy skills. But "Calvary," the follow-up collaboration of the writer-director and lead actor is in a whole different league. Gleeson's performance as a man of profound integrity suffering for the sins of others is the lynchpin of this immensely powerful drama, enriched by spiky...
Allison Williams headed skyward as NBC's Peter Pan
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC has picked its Peter Pan: high-flying "Girls" star Allison Williams....
According to a recent Washington Post/ABC News Poll 52 percent of Americans disapprove of the president's handling of the situation between Israel and the Palestinians' compared with 39 percent who approve. Half of Americans disapprove of President Obama's handling of international affairs in general, compared with 46 percent who approve.
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you agree with five Pennsylvania congressmen that the NCAA penalties against Penn State as a result of the Jerry Sandusky scandal should be cancelled?