Entertainment

July 23, 2017 - 9:56 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A New Jersey man with a degree in accounting is this year's World Series of Poker champion. Scott Blumstein won the series' marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event early Sunday in Las Vegas surrounded by dozens of supporters including relatives and college friends. He is now...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2006 file photo, actor John Heard, who stars as Alex, rehearses for Steppenwolf Theatre's production of Don DeLillo's play, "Love-Lies-Bleeding," in Chicago. Heard, best known for playing the father in the “Home Alone” movie series, has died. He was 72. His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s office in California on Saturday, July 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey, File)
July 22, 2017 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the "Home Alone" series and a corrupt detective in "The Sopranos," has died. He was 72. His death was confirmed Saturday by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office in California. TMZ reported that Heard, who lived in...
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July 19, 2017 - 1:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is working on a way for news organizations to charge readers for articles they share and read on the social network. Facebook's head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown, says the current plan is to require payments after reading 10 articles from a publisher through...
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July 19, 2017 - 10:42 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A fuzzy flamingo chick is running around after its parents in New Orleans' zoo, and the Audubon Zoo's curator of birds says it's a very precocious critter. Carolyn Atherton says flamingo chicks usually spend their first six to eight days on the nest-mound where they hatch, but...
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Seth Dunlap
July 18, 2017 - 2:38 pm
It's the season premier of our rebooted "Game of Thrones" podcast, called "A Podcast Has No Name". Join Seth Dunlap and his cohosts Mike Styles and Christina "Steena" Miranda as they break recap Episode 1 of the the new season of HBO's hit drama "Game of Thrones". Cersei now sits on the Iron Throne...
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July 16, 2017 - 7:57 pm
(AP) -- A publicist for Martin Landau says the Oscar-winning actor and star of the "Mission: Impossible" TV series has died. Dick Guttman said Landau died Saturday of unexpected complications during a short stay at UCLA Medical Center. He had just celebrated his 89th birthday. Landau was the crafty...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2016, file photo, Jimmy Buffett performs on NBC's "Today" show in New York. Buffett’s childhood home of Alabama on Thursday, July 13, 2017, backed off a short-lived ban on the sale of pitchers of the tequila-based drink he made famous. The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board announced an end to the pitcher prohibition a day after al.com published a column criticizing the moratorium. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
July 13, 2017 - 1:58 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Welcome back to Margaritaville: Singer Jimmy Buffett's childhood home on Thursday backed off a short-lived ban on the sale of pitchers of the drink he made famous. The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board announced an end to the pitcher prohibition a day after al.com...
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USA TODAY
July 13, 2017 - 11:18 am
"Saturday Night Live'' and the sci-fi drama "Westworld'' are at the top of the Emmy nominations with 22 bids each. The long-running "SNL'' received a wealth of nominations for its cast, hosts and guest stars, including one to Alec Baldwin for his recurring portrayal of President Donald Trump. The...
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July 11, 2017 - 9:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough says he's leaving the GOP. The Morning Joe co-host has become a sharp critic of President Donald Trump. Scarborough said Tuesday during an interview with CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert that "I've got to become an...
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