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Gervais returns to 'The Office' for Netflix movie

June 17, 2016 NEW YORK — Ricky Gervais is reopening "The Office" for a spinoff movie to stream on Netflix. more »»

'Wicked' movie slated for Dec. 2019

June 17, 2016 LOS ANGELES — The long-gestating film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical "Wicked" has been slated for a release on Dec. 20, 2019, Universal Pictures announced Thursda. more »»

Lin-Manuel Miranda leaving ‘Hamilton’ July 9

June 17, 2016 NEW YORK — The news that no die-hard “Hamilton” fan — or anyone who hasn’t seen the Broadway smash yet — wants to hear has arrived: Lin-Manuel Miranda, its creator and star, is leaving the show this... more »»

Led Zeppelin songwriter ignorant of similar ‘Stairway to Heaven’ riff

June 16, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page testified Wednesday that until a few years ago, he’d never heard a song the megastar band is accused of ripping off for the introduction to “Stairway... more »»

Johnson, Hart say they really were having that much fun

June 16, 2016 NEW YORK — On their first day shooting “Central Intelligence,” their new spy-themed action comedy, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart were given an extremely difficult scene. more »»

Razing Riviera casino will level part of Vegas’ mobster past

June 14, 2016 LAS VEGAS — The Riviera Hotel and Casino — the Las Vegas Strip’s first high-rise that was as famous for its mobster ties as its Hollywood personification of Sin City’s mobster past — will officially... more »»

Tony Awards kick off with somber message against hate

June 13, 2016 NEW YORK — The Tony Awards have gotten underway with a heavy heart a night after a gunman killed 50 people at a gay Florida nightclub, leaving many in the Broadway community upset, angry and... more »»

Iowans of the Stage and Screen

June 12, 2016 Editor’s note: This article is the latest in a monthly series highlighting the personalities featured in the Exhibit Hall at the Orpheum Theater Center. more »»

Gawker files for bankruptcy, to sell itself to Ziff Davis

June 11, 2016 NEW YORK — Gawker Media is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and putting itself up for sale, strained by a jury’s verdict that that it must pay $140 million to pro wrestler Hulk Hogan in a... more »»

'Nashville' television drama gets a new life

June 11, 2016 NEW YORK — The television series "Nashville" is getting a second life. more »»

Rod Stewart knighted by queen

June 11, 2016 LONDON — Rocker Rod Stewart has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in her annual Birthday Honors List, which also included recognition for astronaut Tim Peake and "Downton Abbey" star Penelope... more »»

Actor Bruce Campbell says conservative tweet was faked

June 10, 2016 "Ash vs. Evil Dead" star Bruce Campbell is setting the record straight after he says a conservative Twitter account co-opted a photo of a bloody makeup test for one of his co-star. more »»

Adam Rodriguez joins 'Criminal Minds' cast

June 10, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Former "CSI: Miami" star Adam Rodriguez is joining the CBS FBI drama, "Criminal Minds." Rodriguez and CBS announced the move Wednesday. more »»

Top ‘Hamilton’ premium ticket pushed to record $849

June 10, 2016 NEW YORK — Be prepared to fork over a lot more Hamiltons to see the Broadway smash “Hamilton.” Producers have pushed the top premium seat price up to a record $849. more »»

Applause Calendar

June 9, 2016 June 9 Gigantic Kiwanis PM Garage Sale Activities Building Central Iowa Fairgrounds Exercise Your Mind: READ! Marshalltown Public Library Kick-off event 5:30 p.m. more »»

Heard's ex-girlfriend defends actress

June 9, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Amber Heard's ex-girlfriend said Wednesday the actress was wrongfully accused of domestic violence in 200. more »»

‘Warcraft’ a visual effects spectacle

June 9, 2016 It can be hard to tell orcs apart at first. The fictional giants of the “Warcraft” video game franchise all have mean faces, protruding tusks and muscles so massive, they make The Rock look puny. more »»

Cowell to 12-year-old: 'The next Taylor Swift'

June 9, 2016 NEW YORK — Simon Cowell made a bold prediction about a 12-year-old singer with a ukulele: "I think you're the next Taylor Swift. more »»

'Small handful' of NBC employees opt out of Olympics

June 8, 2016 NEW YORK — Savannah Guthrie of the "Today" show put a public face Tuesday on what NBC says is a "small handful" of employees who will not travel to Rio de Janeiro this summer for Olympics coverage... more »»



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