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‘Mad Max’ director ‘heartbroken’ over Mel Gibson

August 10, 2014 SAN DIEGO — “Mad Max” director George Miller was “heartbroken” over Mel Gibson’s string of scandals in recent years, and said plans for a new trilogy prompted him to pick a younger actor for... more »»

'Candid Camera' heads back to television

August 10, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Smile, "Candid Camera" is making a comeback. Starting Monday, TV Land will air a new version of the hidden-camera show that first debuted in 1948. more »»

Cowabunga! ‘Ninja Turtles’ rule box office

August 10, 2014 LOS ANGELES — “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” sliced off $65 million at the weekend box offic. more »»

Henry Stone, fixture of the disco scene, dies at 93

August 10, 2014 MIAMI — Henry Stone, a fixture on the R&B and disco scene who was instrumental in the careers of Ray Charles, James Brown and KC & the Sunshine Band, has died. He was 93. more »»

New life for song dubbed ‘viral hit of WWI’

August 10, 2014 LONDON — A century ago, British soldiers marched off to fight in World War I to a cheerful, bittersweet tune urging them to “Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile!” Now... more »»

Scrabble Championships start in New York

August 10, 2014 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Scrabble fanatics from around the globe have come to Buffalo, New York, to compete for the $10,000 top prize at the 25th National Scrabble Championship. more »»

Judge Judy, Conn. lawyer settle lawsuit

August 9, 2014 HARTFORD, Conn. — Television's Judge Judy and a Hartford personal injury lawyer she sued for allegedly using her image in ads without her permission have settled the case, she said Friday. more »»

Art from Watterson's comics return up for auction

August 9, 2014 DALLAS — Artwork from "Calvin and Hobbes" creator Bill Watterson's three-day return to comics will be auctioned to benefit Parkinson's disease research. more »»

'The View' changes to include a new producer

August 9, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Change keeps coming to ABC's talk show "The View." Its longtime executive producer, Bill Geddie, said in a statement Friday that he won't be involved in day-to-day productio. more »»

Beyonce to perform at MTV VMAs

August 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Beyonce is set to have a "Flawless" night at the MTV Video Music Awards. The singer will perform at the Aug. 24 show at The Forum in Inglewood, California. more »»

Dorothy Salisbury Davis, author, dead at 98

August 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Dorothy Salisbury Davis, a prize-winning mystery writer whose books include the best-selling "A Gentle Murderer" and numerous other works praised for their psychological suspense, has died. more »»

Billy Joel, Maria Shriver featured in PBS doc

August 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Billy Joel, Maria Shriver and Samuel L. Jackson — baby boomers all — will be among those featured in a PBS documentary about the post-World War II generation. more »»

Made-over ‘Turtles’ return in a reboot

August 7, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Rebooting the popular franchise after Paramount acquired the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” rights, producer Michael Bay and director Jonathan Liebesman have taken on a full recap of th... more »»

U.K. 'X Factor' coming to US on AXS TV channel

August 7, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The British edition of "The X Factor" is coming to U.S. television. more »»

Booth Brothers return to Cedar Falls

August 7, 2014 Award-winning gospel singing trio, The Booth Brothers, returns to Riverview Conference Center at 6 p.m. on Aug. 23. Doors open at 5 p.. more »»

'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' actress Burns dies at 65

August 7, 2014 HOUSTON — Actress Marilyn Burns, perhaps best known as the heroine in the 1974 horror classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," has died at her Houston-area home. She was 65. more »»

Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa continues bluegrass festival

August 7, 2014 CENTRAL CITY — The Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa (BMAI) will continue the Central City Bluegrass Festival after the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) opted to... more »»

Keke Palmer to be Broadway’s first black Cinderella

August 7, 2014 NEW YORK — Like many girls, actress and singer Keke Palmer grew up dreaming of meeting a prince who would whisk her away to a life of love and happiness. more »»

Soderbergh, Owen team for a 1900-era medical drama

August 7, 2014 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — No rubber gloves. No high-tech instruments. No medical-malpractice lawyers. more »»

A digital and divisive redesign of ‘Ninja Turtles’

August 7, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Over the past two years, inside the high-tech sanctuary of Industrial Light and Magic, the man who built a virtual virgin jungle for the last “Indiana Jones” movie and conjured... more »»



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