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Manziel leaving Texas A&M for NFL draft

AP Photo/David J. Phillip Johnny Football is heading to the NFL. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel declared for the NFL draft on Wednesday following two spectacular seasons in which he became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy and helped the Aggies make a splash...

Popular Chinese microfilm turned into a movie

BEIJING (AP) — A pivotal online microfilm, “Old Boys,” which was watched by tens of millions and helped to establish the genre in China, is being made into a feature-length movie. The filmmakers presented a trailer for the film at a news conference Thursday in...

Bullock top winner at People’s Choice Awards

AP Photo/John Shearer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winners of the 40th annual People’s Choice Awards: Movie: “Iron Man 3″ Movie actor: Johnny Depp Movie actress: Sandra Bullock Movie duo: Sandra Bullock and George Glooney, “Gravity” Action movie:...

‘Saturday Night Live’ adds black women as writers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Saturday Night” is expanding its ethnic diversity off-screen as well as on. A network spokeswoman, Lauren Roseman, said Wednesday that NBC’s comic institution is adding two black women to its writing staff. The move follows the addition...

WWE set to launch own 24/7 network in February

WWE is moving outside the ring to mesh the best of Hulk Hogan, The Rock and John Cena all in place – its own network. It’s time to lay the smack down 24/7. The WWE Network launches Feb. 24 as a streaming service for $9.99 per month with a six-month commitment and will...

Trucks, Haynes leaving Allman Brothers Band

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks are leaving the Allman Brothers Band at the end of the year. A statement released by the band’s spokeswomen Wednesday says the guitarists are leaving the rock band to spend more time with their families and work on...

Broke Girls’ wit opens People’s Choice Awards

AP Photo/John Shearer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The People’s Choice Awards are underway with a gut-busting set of wisecracks from hosts Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs. Dennings’ dry delivery cutely blended with Behrs’ quirky disposition, making the stars of hit show...

Motion picture academy to honor film lab employees

AP Photo/Matt Sayles LOS ANGELES (AP) — The motion picture academy is honoring employees of film laboratories with an honorary Oscar. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that other Scientific and Technical Awards recipients this year will include...

‘Lone Survivor’ a brutal tribute to Navy SEALs

AP Photo/Victoria Will NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Luttrell, the former Navy SEAL whose deadly mission in Afghanistan has been turned into the film “Lone Survivor,” strides into a hotel room for an interview, trailed by his service dog, Mr. Rigby. The tall, hulking,...

Insane Clown Posse sues feds over gang label

DETROIT (AP) — The Insane Clown Posse is suing the U.S. Justice Department over a 2011 FBI report that depicts the rap-metal duo’s devoted fans, the Juggalos, as a dangerous gang. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Detroit federal court...
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