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Actress Halle Berry arrives at the screening of the film "Things we Lost in the Fire" with the french title "Nos Souvenirs Brules" during the Champs-Elysees Film Festival, at the "Publicis Cinema" in Paris.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Halle Berry to star in CBS series next summer

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says Halle Berry will star in a serialized drama coming to the network next summer. The Oscar-winning actress will headline “Extant,” a 13-episode thriller. Berry will play an astronaut trying […]

10/04/2013

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Founder of Dolby Laboratories dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ray Dolby, audio pioneer, American inventor and founder of Dolby Laboratories, has died at the age of 80. The company said Thursday that Dolby died in his home at San Francisco. […]

09/12/2013

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs out of bounds as Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews dives for him during the second quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

ESPN, Fox earn record NFL opener ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco’s victory over Green Bay was the highest-rated and most-watched telecast of any kind since the Academy Awards in February, leading Fox to its best NFL opening week ever. Sunday’s […]

09/10/2013

Kodak CEO Antonio Perez speaks with an AP reporter during an interview at Kodak Headquarters in Rochester, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2013. (AP Photos/Heather Ainsworth)

Kodak CEO talks company’s future

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — You can feel the spirit of George Eastman in Antonio Perez’s office. A picture of Eastman, who founded Kodak in 1880, sits among the current CEO’s collection of family photos. The […]

09/03/2013

Actor Kevin Spacey at a rehearsal before delivering the keynote speech to the James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh television festival on Thursday Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/ David Cheskin/PA)

Spacey says TV must adapt to viewer demand or die

LONDON (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey says television has overtaken cinema as the home of quality character-driven drama, but the industry risks failure if it doesn’t recognize that viewers want control over what they […]

08/23/2013

Actress/singer Rita Moreno discusses the documentary film "Latino Americans" at the PBS Summer 2013 TCA press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Actors say Latinos deserve award-worthy roles

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Rita Moreno says she has a ready answer for those who ask why more Latinos fail to receive Hollywood honors. It’s because Hispanic actors aren’t cast in the […]

08/07/2013

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres to host Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — Comic and daytime television host Ellen DeGeneres was picked to host the Academy Awards for the second time. Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced DeGeneres’ selection Friday. The movie […]

08/02/2013

Thelma and Louise, a two-headed Texas cooter turtle born in June 2013 at the San Antonio Zoo. (AP Photo/San Antonio Zoo, File)

2-headed turtle at Texas zoo gets Facebook page

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A two-headed turtle born last month at the San Antonio Zoo has become so popular that she has her own Facebook page. Zoo officials say the Texas cooter, named Thelma and […]

07/29/2013

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Boyfriend convicted of murder in NY designer’s death

NEW YORK (AP) — The playboy boyfriend of a fashion designer was convicted Thursday of strangling and drowning her in the bathtub of a swank hotel room. Nicholas Brooks, whose father was an Oscar-winning composer […]

07/11/2013

James J. "Whitey" Bulger, alleged racketeer, booking photograph obtained by WBUR 90.9 - NPR Radio Boston. (AP Photo)

Robert Duvall spectator at Bulger trial in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Academy Award winner Robert Duvall is one of the spectators at the racketeering trial of reputed gangster James “Whitey” Bulger. Duvall sat in the back of the courtroom Friday at Bulger’s trial […]

06/21/2013

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