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Jorge Garcia makes the most of ‘Hawaii Five-O’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since playing the lucky-unlucky lottery winner Hurley on “Lost,” Jorge Garcia’s career has moved along nicely from “Alcatraz” to “Hawaii Five-O” and upcoming big-screen movies. It’s logical that he might indulge himself in, say, a fast car or pricey wristwatch. But to think that is to badly misjudge the man and, [...]

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Tiny Harris defends implants to change eye color

NEW YORK (AP) — Reality TV star Tameka “Tiny” Harris, the wife of rapper T.I., has the attention of skeptical eye doctors and social media haters over a procedure she underwent to permanently lighten the color of her eyes. Harris, once a member of the ’90s R&B group Xscape, told ABC News on Thursday that [...]

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LeBron brings Cleveland together in new commercial

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James huddles with teammates before each game, pulling them close to deliver a message. In a new TV commercial, James does the same to bring an entire city together. To celebrate James’ homecoming in Cleveland, Nike launched a stirring advertisement on Thursday to coincide with the Cavaliers’ season opener against the [...]

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Taylor Swift gets a Bronx cheer as NYC Ambassador

NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift! The locals are kvetching about you already. Swift’s new gig as New York City’s global welcome ambassador is getting a Bronx cheer (not that she knows what that is) from locals who questioned her street cred and mocked the videos she made for the city’s [...]

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Monica Potter wants to save her show ‘Parenthood’

  NEW YORK (AP) — Monica Potter is like most fans of NBC’s “Parenthood” — she’s in denial that the show is in its final season. “I actually was talking to Jason Katims, our producer, creator about this,” Potter said in a recent interview. “I’m like, ‘What about Netflix? What about Amazon? What about Hulu?’ [...]

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Neil Patrick Harris to host new NBC variety series

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is bringing Neil Patrick Harris back to series television as host of a comedy-variety series. The new show is based on the successful British TV format “Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.” NBC didn’t announce an official title or premiere date for its adaptation, which will air for 10 episodes. The series [...]

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New ‘Drumline’ casts a new beat to original

  ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Cannon remembers when youngsters often approached him, telling him that the 2002 film “Drumline” influenced them to attend a historically black college and university. Cannon believes the sequel could have the same impact. “People told me back then they went to an HBCU because of that movie,” said Cannon, who [...]

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Review: ‘Language’ explores a relationship in 3-D

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Written, directed and edited by Jean-Luc Godard, the fragmented French drama “Goodbye to Language 3-D” explores a relationship’s dynamics through three-dimension technology. A dog. An often naked couple. A ship docking. 3-D in your eye. A snippet of Beethoven. Blood down a bathtub drain. A big TV screen. Literary quotations. [...]

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Award-winning Japanese actor seeks complete art

  TOKYO (AP) — In person, Shota Sometani is still and quiet, speaking in a soft, almost lackadaisical voice. His ideal acting role, he says, would be one in which he couldn’t rely on facial expressions, such as a character wearing a mask. The 22-year-old, who has acted since age 7, has earned a reputation [...]

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Sarah Ruhl on her new play and book of essays

  NEW YORK (AP) — Inspiration for a play can come from anywhere. For Sarah Ruhl’s latest, it came from somewhere close. So close it was in her house all along: It was the baby sitter. Ruhl, the twice-Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright, works from her Brooklyn home and spent many days caring for her three children [...]

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Medical examiner: Rivers died of low blood oxygen

  NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers died of brain damage from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure to check out voice changes and reflux, the medical examiner’s office ruled Thursday. The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4 after she’d been hospitalized for about a week when she went into cardiac arrest during [...]

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