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Thu, Aug 21 2014

'Jackass' star could face charges for SeaWorld sign prank

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SAN DIEGO - Steve-O, one of the stars of the TV show "Jackass," could face criminal charges after he defaced a San Diego highway sign with a green banner that left it reading: "SeaWorld Sucks," officials said on Thursday.

21 Aug 2014

Fri, Aug 22 2014

So you think you can shock? Prizes take backseat at MTV awards

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INGLEWOOD Calif. - Blood, buttocks, snakes and angry rants are just some of the surprises served up by the MTV Video Music Awards over the last three decades, and as Sunday's ceremony looms, there is stiff competition to deliver the show's next most outrageous stunt.

Entertainment, Music 22 Aug 2014

Thu, Aug 21 2014

Emmys comedy race takes edgy turn as cable outnumbers networks

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LOS ANGELES - When ABC's "Modern Family" vies for its fifth consecutive best comedy Emmy award on Monday, not only will it battle the beloved geeks of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" but also a bunch of irreverent, foul-mouthed characters from cable and Netflix.

Fri, Aug 22 2014

Gaza war stops director attending Sarajevo film festival: organizers

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SARAJEVO - Two Gaza directors won an award at Sarajevo's film festival, though the conflict raging in their home stopped one of them from coming to receive his part of the prize, said organizers.

Entertainment, Film 22 Aug 2014

Thu, Aug 21 2014

Beyonce and Jay-Z's 2013 Cuba trip no violation of U.S. embargo

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MIAMI - American music industry power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z did not violate U.S. sanctions on Cuba by traveling to the communist-ruled island last year, a U.S. government review has found.

Entertainment, Cuba 21 Aug 2014

Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

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SAN RAFAEL Calif. - Comedian Robin Williams' ashes have been scattered in the San Francisco Bay following his apparent suicide, according to a death certificate released by Marin County on Thursday.

Entertainment, Film 21 Aug 2014

Disney brings the Force with 'Star Wars' game, TV show push

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LOS ANGELES - Walt Disney Co is ramping up its first major push to promote the "Star Wars" franchise it purchased from George Lucas in 2012, blitzing consumers this year with a mobile game, animated TV show and an expanded line of toys and clothes.

Entertainment, Tech, Media 21 Aug 2014

Jackie Chan takes 'bow of apology' after son busted for drugs

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BEIJING - Kungfu movie star Jackie Chan offered the public a "deep bow of apology" after his son, actor, singer and socialite Jaycee, was arrested in Beijing for drug use.

21 Aug 2014

Swimming away from 'sea of sameness,' U.S. network FX tests TV waters

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LOS ANGELES - Television cable network FX revels in its minimalist slogan "Fearless," but it could also opt for "It's OK To Fail," "We Have A Long Way To Go," and "Not For Everybody's Taste." | Video

21 Aug 2014

Wed, Aug 20 2014

Rapper Gucci Mane gets three years and three months prison sentence on firearms charges

ATLANTA - The rapper known as Gucci Mane was sentenced on Wednesday by a federal court judge in Georgia to three years and three months in prison on firearms charges.

20 Aug 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.