Governor signs bill raising Hollywood tax credits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry to sign legislation that more than triples the state’s annual tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California. Brown says the increase is...
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Dwyane Wade says Stern helped with fashion sense

FILE – In this Sept. 8, 2011 file photo, Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade visits backstage at the Richard Chai Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. The Miami Heat star says while he always was a fan of fine dressing, i...
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‘The Voice’ winner goes to Broadway’s ‘Pippin’

In this May 20, 2014 photo released by NBC, Josh Kaufman hold his trophy after winning the singing competition series “The Voice,” in Los Angeles. Kaufman said Thursday, Sept. 18, he’ll be taking a turn as the lead in the Tony Award-winning reviv...

Actor Michael Sheen likes variety in his roles

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Sheen can mold himself into just about any kind of role. He’s played British Prime Minister Tony Blair, interviewer David Frost and a vampire in the “Twilight” films. Sheen says that with public figures like Blair and Frost, the...
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Darrell Hammond takes over for Don Pardo on ‘SNL’

FILE – In this June 13, 2011 file photo, Darrell Hammond appears onstage at the 15th Annual Webby Awards in New York. Hammond, who spent 14 years in the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” will replace longtime announcer Don Pardo for the show’s season opener...
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MTV to air documentary about transgender youths

In this Sept. 6, 2014 image released by Starpix, actress Laverne Cox poses at the Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring 2015 show during Fashion Week in New York. Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgenders. The special, “Laverne...
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Massachusetts woman who stalked Spacey sentenced

FILE – In a April 26, 2014 file photo, actor Kevin Spacey walks the green carpet as he arrives for the 15th annual International Indian Film Awards, in Tampa, Fla. A Massachusetts woman, Linda Louise Culkin of Quincy, Mass., who threatened to blow up, torture and castrate...

Puerto Rico singer Don Omar faces abuse charges

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar has been charged with four counts of domestic violence. Police spokesman Angel Mariani said in a phone interview Thursday that 36-year-old William Omar Landron Rivera faces two counts of abuse and two counts...

A glance at disputed passages in Three Cups of Tea

Greg Mortenson’s best-selling book Three Cups of Tea came under intense scrutiny after 60 Minutes, author Jon Krakauer and some people in the book said some of the stories were fabricated. Here is a glance at some of those stories, what is being disputed and...

Massachusetts woman who stalked Spacey sentenced

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who threatened to blow up, torture and castrate Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey in what prosecutors called a “persistent and malevolent” cyberstalking campaign has been sentenced to more than four years in prison. A federal...