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    Alan Ladd Jr.'s wife says Bill Cosby raped her

    Cindra Ladd, the wife of Hollywood powerhouse Alan Ladd Jr., says Bill Cosby drugged and raped her in 1969.

    Compiled by Tony Hicks thicks@bayareanewsgroup.com|

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    Julia Roberts making 'Batkid' movie

    Julia Roberts will produce and star in a film about the Bay Area's own Batkid, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

    Compiled by Tony Hicks thicks@bayareanewsgroup.com|

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    Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) With his ex-teammates about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors said DNA on a shell casing...

    By Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    Review: Berkeley Rep's 'X's and O's' tackles football's disturbing legacy

    BERKELEY -- Playwrights KJ Sanchez and Jenny Mercein describe themselves as football "superfans." But their latest work, getting its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre through March 1, could make even the most ardent football lovers question their loyalty for the brutal game.

    By Randy McMullen rmcmullen@bayareanewsgroup.com|

  • Entertainment

    Pacific Crest Trail expects more hikers thanks to 'Wild'

    More hikers are expected on the Pacific Crest Trail this year thanks to the movie "Wild," according to the Pacific Crest Trail Association, which preserves and promotes the trail.

    By BETH J. HARPAZ, Associated Press|

  • Opinion

    Quinn: An invigorated Microsoft could make Silicon Valley better

    Over the past 20 years, Silicon Valley has become accustomed to a stumbling and cautious Microsoft, one seemingly settled into middle age and much more agreeable than the bully it once was.

    By Michelle Quinn mquinn@mercurynews.com|

  • nation-world

    Jim Parsons to play God in Broadway's 'An Act of God'

    NEW YORK (AP) Jim Parsons is going from a scientific nerd in "The Big Bang Theory" to a pretty big religious role the Almighty.Producers on Thursday said Parsons will star in a stage adaptation of the humor book "The Last Testament: A Memoir...

    By Mark Kennedy, AP Drama Writer|

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    Nickelodeon to offer Internet-only subscription service

    NEW YORK (AP) SpongeBob fans rejoice: Nickelodeon is the latest cable channel to plan a stand-alone Internet offering.What's not yet known is whether this offering will be the same channel as what cable and satellite TV subscribers now get....

    By Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer|

  • Entertainment

    Lil Wayne sues mentor's record label for $51M, seeking split

    NEW YORK (AP) Rapper Lil Wayne has had it with his record label. He's suing Cash Money in New York for $51 million after claiming that it stiffed him for $8 million on a record he delivered last month.In the federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Lil...

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  • Entertainment

    Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande to pay tribute to Stevie Wonder

    NEW YORK (AP) Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and John Legend have been added to the group of artists set to pay tribute to Stevie Wonder next month.The Recording Academy announced Thursday that the Band Perry will also perform alongside Usher and...

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