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Williams taking himself off air temporarily

February 8, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Brian Williams said he is temporarily stepping away from the “NBC Nightly News” amid questions about his memories of war coverage in Iraq, calling it “painfully apparent” that he has... more »»

Pitt to star in Zemeckis romantic thriller

February 7, 2015 NEW YORK — Brad Pitt will star in a romantic thriller to be directed by Robert Zemeckis for Paramount Pictures. more »»

CNN: Pilot backtracking from Williams story

February 7, 2015 NEW YORK — CNN says that a former pilot who says he flew with NBC anchor Brian Williams in Iraq is questioning his own account of the mission that he outlined to the network on Thursday. more »»

NBC launches internal probe on Brian Williams claims

February 7, 2015 NEW YORK — NBC News has assigned the head of its own investigative unit to look into statements that anchor Brian Williams made about his reporting in Iraq a dozen years ago, an episode that’s... more »»

911 call in Knight murder case released

February 6, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Officials have released a 911 call from a witness who saw former rap mogul "Suge" Knight strike two men with his truck, killing one and leading to a murder charge. more »»

Actress-singer Mary Healy dies at 96

February 6, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Actress and singer Mary Healy, who starred opposite Orson Welles on Broadway, has died. more »»

George Takei’s musical ‘Allegiance’ finally gets to Broadway

February 6, 2015 NEW YORK — George Takei is next boldly going somewhere special — to Broadway. more »»

Brunnier Museum brings Ellen Wagener exhibit

February 5, 2015 TIMES-REPUBLICAN The exhibition “Ever Changing Land: The Art of Ellen Wagener” is now open at Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman Bldg. On Feb. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. more »»

Wal-Mart driver loses bid to delay Morgan suit

February 5, 2015 NEWARK, N.J. — A federal judge has ruled against a Wal-Mart driver involved in a crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and several others. more »»

Giannetto art exhibition at Fisher Community Center

February 5, 2015 The Central Iowa Art Association is announcing a special art exhibition and reception honoring the memory of Carl Giannetto. more »»

Former CBS News executive Socolow dies

February 5, 2015 NEW YORK — Sanford Socolow, a longtime CBS News executive who was a right-hand man to anchor Walter Cronkite, has died. more »»

Beyonce? Sam Smith? Beck? Swift? Who will win this year’s top music awards

February 5, 2015 NEW YORK — Will Beyonce reign as queen of the Grammys, or will the pop diva be dethroned by newcomer Sam Smith? The AP makes educated guesses at who will dominate music’s biggest night Sunday, when... more »»

Grammy facts: Timberlake’s redemption, Joan Rivers, Pharrell

February 5, 2015 NEW YORK — The Grammy Awards, airing live on Sunday, include predictable nominees like Beyonce and Taylor Swift, and awards like best rap song and best country album. more »»

Hollywood and Havana inch closer with new Cuba regulations

February 5, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Fermin Rojas was thick into filming his documentary on Cuban artists in Havana when a small wire connecting a camera to a monitor snapped. more »»

‘Fresh off the Boat,’ ABC’s newest sitcom

February 5, 2015 NEW YORK — Diversity on TV takes a step forward with ABC’s “Fresh off the Boat,” which boosts Asians’ scant presence in prime time with a sitcom about an Asian-American family pursuing the American... more »»

Jason Mraz YES! tour at Stephens Auditorium

February 5, 2015 Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz has announced the addition of more dates to his ongoing “YES!” intimate world tour. more »»

Knight taken to hospital after court appearance

February 4, 2015 COMPTON, Calif. — Former rap music mogul Suge Knight pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and attempted murder charges before complaining of chest pain and being rushed to a hospital. more »»

Lenny Kravitz added to 2015 Jazz Fest lineup

February 4, 2015 NEW ORLEANS — After a 10-year hiatus, rocker Lenny Kravitz returns to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. more »»

Oliver bulking up on staff with news experience

February 4, 2015 NEW YORK — John Oliver says that he’s hired three new researchers to help with what has become his HBO show’s signature, a long-form take on a newsy subject where it’s often hard to figure out where... more »»

Former rap mogul Marion ‘Suge’ Knight charged with murder

February 3, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Former hip-hop music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was charged Monday with murder and attempted murder after he struck two men with his pickup truck last week. more »»

 
 
 

 

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