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New dates being added for Bob Seger’s final concert tour

DETROIT (AP) — New dates are being added as Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band prepare for what they say is their final tour. Promoters announced Tuesday that tickets will go on sale Sept. 28 for shows in Dallas; Houston; Cleveland; Buffalo, New York; New York City; Louisville, Kentucky; Peoria, Illinois; and Grand Rapids,…

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‘Silly old bear’: New exhibition celebrates Winnie-the-Pooh

by TRACEE M. HERBAUGH, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — When people care too much, Winnie-the-Pooh argues it’s just love. That bit of time-tested wisdom is as relevant today as it was nearly a century ago, when the beloved teddy bear and main character in A.A. Milne’s children’s books series first appeared in print. Now Pooh and…

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Judge throws out lawsuit by ex-wrestlers over concussions

by DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma including concussions that led to long-term brain damage. U.S. District Judge…

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Judge dismisses harassment charge against Liev Schreiber

NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York judge has dismissed charges against Liev Schreiber for allegedly attacking a local photographer while the actor was filming the popular Showtime series “Ray Donovan.” The 50-year-old has been hit with a harassment violation after photographer Sherwood Martinelli claimed Schreiber damaged his camera when he tried to photograph…

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Dwayne Johnson backs stuntman’s film honoring Knievel jump

by PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer Before climbing into the cockpit of his steam-powered rocket and blasting off across the Snake River Canyon, daredevil Eddie Braun scribbled two things on his bare chest in marker. Blood type: O positive. Allergies: Penicillin. Useful information for the paramedics — in case his jump on Sept. 16, 2016, didn’t…

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Harvard black culture awards to honor Kaepernick, Chappelle

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being honored by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture. All eight recipients of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal will be honored Oct. 11 by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at…

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Newly minted Emmy winner John Legend joins ‘The Voice’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fresh off an Emmy Award win, John Legend is sticking with television and becoming a coach on NBC’s “The Voice.” Legend won an Emmy on Saturday as a producer of NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” making him an EGOT — the term for someone who’s won an Emmy, Grammy,…

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From ‘Murphy Brown’ to le Carre, 6 new shows worth watching

by LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s more new television to watch than is humanly possible. But everyone has to make a time-allocation decision in the end, and that’s what we’re here to help with. Consider the list below a tip sheet to get you going on the fall TV season. Each…

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Broadway and West End star Marin Mazzie dies

by MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Actress and soprano Marin Mazzie, a three-time Tony Award nominee known for powerhouse Broadway performances in “Ragtime,” ”Passion” and “Kiss Me, Kate,” has died following a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 57. Mazzie died Thursday at her Manhattan home surrounded by close friends and…

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CBS’ Moonves, the latest powerful exec felled in #MeToo era

by DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The #MeToo movement fighting sexual misconduct had already claimed one of Hollywood’s top movie moguls in Harvey Weinstein. Now it has done the same for Leslie Moonves, one of the television industry’s most powerful executives. The CBS Corp. announced its chairman’s exit late Sunday, hours after…

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New Miss America glad she didn’t have to don swimsuit to win

by WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The first woman to win the Miss America crown without having to don a swimsuit says she’s glad she didn’t have to. Nia Imani Franklin, who won the title Sunday night in Atlantic City while competing as Miss New York, said the changes in the 98-year-old…

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Bill Daily, sidekick on hit 60s and 70s sitcoms, dies at 91

by ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Daily, the comic sidekick to leading men on the sitcoms “I Dream of Jeannie” and “The Bob Newhart Show,” has died, a family spokesman said Saturday. Daily died of natural causes in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday, at his home where he had been living…

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Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn leaving ‘Project Runway’ for Amazon

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are leaving “Project Runway.” Amazon Prime Video on Friday announced the supermodel and fashion consultant are helping to develop a new reality fashion series, which will combine content with commerce. Few details were released, but the company says the show will appeal to a “global…

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Scholars discussing legacy of Russian dissident Solzhenitsyn

by WILSON RING, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Scholars from around the world are gathering in Vermont to discuss the writings and legacy of the late dissident author Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who chronicled life in Soviet-era prison camps and spent 18 years in exile in the state before living out his days in his native Russia.…

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Burt Reynolds, star of film, TV and tabloids, dead at 82

by JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press Burt Reynolds, the handsome film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in “Deliverance” and “Boogie Nights,” commercial hits such as “Smokey and the Bandit” and for an active off-screen love life which included relationships with Loni Anderson and Sally Field, has died at age 82. His death was confirmed…

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North Korean charged in crippling Sony hack, WannaCry virus

by BRIAN MELLEY and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A computer programmer working for the North Korean government was charged with devastating cyberattacks that hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment and unleashed the WannaCry ransomware virus that infected computers in 150 countries and crippled parts of the British health care system, federal prosecutors said Thursday.…

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NFL kneeling question helps pick Miss America prelim winner

by WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A question about the propriety of NFL players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem helped select one of Thursday’s preliminary winners in the Miss America competition. Miss Virginia Emili McPhail was asked what advice she would give to players about whether to stand or kneel…

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