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Sticker shock often follows insurance cancellation

MIAMI (AP) — Dean Griffin liked the health insurance he purchased for himself and his wife three years ago and thought he’d be able to keep the plan even after the federal Affordable Care Act […]

11/02/2013

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Television ratings up for Oscars, to 40.3M people

NEW YORK (AP) – The Oscars telecast was seen by 40.3 million people, a slight increase over last year’s show. The Nielsen Company said Monday it was the most-watched Oscars telecast in three years.

02/25/2013

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Oscar guy MacFarlane aims to perk up stodgy awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You think the Academy Awards are boring? Try the nominations. They only last a few minutes, but it’s generally a sleepy academy suit and a sleepy starlet droning a list of names at 5:30 in the morning.

02/22/2013

The Oscar Experience College Search (Photo credit: The Oscar Experience via Facebook)

MacFarlane surprises UCLA class, announces contest

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Oscar host Seth MacFarlane is inviting college students to join him on stage at the Academy Awards. The “Family Guy” creator made a surprise appearance at UCLA to announce a contest sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and mtvU that will allow winning college students to appear on the Feb. 24 Oscar telecast.

11/30/2012

TV's Walters visits with 'Fascinating' Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Veteran TV newswoman Barbara Walters paid a visit Tuesday to the New Jersey Statehouse to talk with a man she finds “pleasant, smart, funny” and even “good-natured.” Gov. Chris Christie is […]

11/20/2012

Why Seth MacFarlane is a brilliant choice (audio)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 2013 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles. First-time Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made the announcement Monday. MacFarlane made his directorial […]

10/02/2012

'Family Guy' creator MacFarlane to host Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 2013 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles. First-time Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made the announcement Monday. MacFarlane made his directorial […]

10/01/2012

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