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2014 gave viewers great shows on-air and online

In this image released by The CW, Gina Rodriguez portrays Jane in the new series, “Jane The Virgin.” (AP Photo/The CW, Tyler Golden) In this image released by The CW, Gina Rodriguez portrays Jane in the new series, “Jane The Virgin.” (AP Photo/The CW,...
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Merriam-Webster names ‘culture’ word of the year

This Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 photo shows the word “culture” in the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, in New York. Merriam-Webster has named “culture” its 2014 word of the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) This Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 photo shows the...
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Wartime, Hollywood photographer Phil Stern dies

FILE – This Feb. 8, 2005 file photo, photographer Phil Stern walks past a gallery of photographs in Los Angeles, that he took of the late actor James Dean. Stern, the award-winning photographer who lugged his camera into combat during World War II and later became known for...

James Patterson donating to independent bookstores

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanks to a holiday windfall, Left Bank Books in St. Louis plans to install a security system and possibly update its phones. Strand Book Store in New York City is looking to sponsor field trips that will bring in students from low income neighborhoods....

Spelman College suspends its Cosby professorship

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta college is suspending its endowed professorship with Bill Cosby amid allegations by more than two dozen women that the comedian and actor sexually assaulted them. Spelman College is the latest school to disassociate itself from Cosby. Spelman...
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‘Theory of Everything’ star Eddie Redmayne weds

FILE – In this Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 file photo, actor Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe arrive on the blue carpet for the UK premiere of “The Theory of Everything,” at the Odeon in Leicester Square, central London. Redmayne is celebrating more than his...
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‘True Blood’ actress Anna Camp to star in new play

FILE – In this June 17, 2014 file photo, actress Anna Camp arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of the 7th and final season of “True Blood” in Los Angeles. Camp, who also starred in the film “The Help†and the plays “Equus†an...

R&B star Jeremih charged after airport incident

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — R&B star Jeremih and two others face charges in New Jersey after one of the men allegedly opened a door to a boarding ramp at Newark International Airport after it had been closed to prepare for takeoff. Port Authority police say a member of the...

Wahlberg plea underscores risk of issuing pardons

BOSTON (AP) — Actor Mark Wahlberg’s plea for a pardon has focused fresh attention on excusing criminal acts — something governors rarely do because it’s so politically risky. Massachusetts hasn’t approved a pardon in more than a decade....
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Katy Perry, spider-dog top popular online videos

FILE – In this Nov. 24, 2013 file photo, Katy Perry arrives at the 2013 American Music Awards, in Los Angeles. Perry and a dog dressed as a spider are among 2014’s top online video subjects. Perry’s “Dark Horse†reigned supreme o...