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1860s baseball card fetches $179,000 at auction

AP Photo/Butch Ziaks NEW YORK (AP) — A circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card that’s been in the same family for over 150 years has fetched over $179,000 at auction. The pre-Civil War baseball card was owned by Florence Sasso of Great Barrington,...

HBO chief: ‘Game of Thrones’ could wrap after 3 more seasons

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Game of Thrones” fans, brace yourselves: The fantasy saga’s end is perhaps just a few years away. HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo said Thursday that the producers of the drama series are leaning toward three more...

Kurt Cobain’s family wants death-scene photos kept sealed

SEATTLE (AP) — Kurt Cobain’s widow and daughter are urging a Seattle judge not to release death-scene photos and records that a lawsuit claims will prove the Nirvana frontman was murdered more than 20 years ago. Superior Court Judge Theresa Doyle is set to hear...

‘Law & Order’ director arrested on child porn charges in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — A television director with credits on “Law & Order” has been arrested in suburban New York on child pornography charges. Westchester County authorities say 51-year-old Jason “Jace” Alexander was charged with promoting a sexual...
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Cable network cancels 3 daytime shows

AP Photo/Virginia Sherwood NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC said Thursday that it is canceling three of its afternoon programs, part of a network-wide shift to a straight news focus during the daytime hours. Hour-long programs hosted by Ed Schultz at 5 p.m. Eastern and Alex Wagner at...
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Hollywood’s Relativity Media files for bankruptcy protection

AP Photo/Paul A. Hebert LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relativity Media, the struggling “mini major” Hollywood studio behind movies such as “Immortals” and “Mirror Mirror,” filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday. The filing will allow...
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Here’s what Betty White thinks of Cecil the lion’s killing

AP Photo/Evan Agostini BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Betty White, a passionate animal activist, has harsh words for the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe this month. “You don’t want to hear some of the things I want...

`Exorcism: Live!’ to air on TV in October

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Destination America is upping its scare factor for Halloween by scheduling what it describes as a live exorcism to air Oct. 30. “Exorcism: Live!” was announced Thursday at a news conference in Beverly Hills, California. The event...
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Lupita Nyong’o to make NYC stage debut in September

AP Photo/Evan Agostini NEW YORK (AP) — Lupita Nyong’o, the Oscar-winner for her role in Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave” will make her New York stage debut in September. The Public Theater said Thursday that Nyong’o (loo-PEE’-tuh...
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Mariah Carey to make directorial debut on Hallmark Channel

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Mariah Carey is making her directorial debut on the Hallmark Channel. Carey will direct and co-star in “Mariah Carey’s Christmas Project,” the network announced Wednesday. Production will begin in the...