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    ESPN laying off 100 broadcasters, writers as viewers dwindle

    NEW YORK (AP) ESPN is laying off about 100 employees, including former athletes-turned-broadcasters Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore and Danny Kanell, in a purge designed to focus the sports network on a more digital future.The cuts will trim ESPN's...

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    Attorney: Officials denied Hernandez's request for cellmate

    BOSTON (AP) A jailhouse friend of Aaron Hernandez says prison officials denied the former NFL star's request for a cellmate months before he hanged himself.David Wedge, a spokesman for Kyle Kennedy's attorney, said Wednesday the two inmates at...

    By Philip Marcelo, Associated Press|

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    Court hears arguments for releasing 38 Studios records

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) The fight over whether to release secret grand jury records in the criminal investigation into Rhode Island's $75 million deal with a video game company started by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling landed in a...

    By Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press|

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    Director Jonathan Demme, who helmed Oscar-winners 'Silence of the Lambs' and 'Philadelphia,' dies at 73, rep says

    NEW YORK (AP) Director Jonathan Demme, who helmed Oscar-winners 'Silence of the Lambs' and 'Philadelphia,' dies at 73, rep says.

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    Rock Hall induction ceremony returns to Cleveland next April

    CLEVELAND (AP) The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says next year's induction ceremony is scheduled for April 14 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland.The Rock Hall is located in Cleveland, but the city hasn't hosted the induction ceremony since...

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    NBC reporter, Latina journalism pioneer Cecilia Alvear dies

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) Cecilia Alvear, who fought for Latino inclusion in newsrooms and reached unprecedented heights for a Hispanic woman in journalism in a decades-long career with NBC news, has died, her partner said Tuesday.Alvear, who...

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    University of Michigan gets unpublished Orson Welles scripts

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Orson Welles' daughter has given the University of Michigan dozens of the renowned filmmaker's scripts, including many unpublished works from the 1950s and 1960s.The more than 70 TV, film and stage scripts have been added...

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    Disney sets May 2019 release for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

    LOS ANGELES (AP) "Star Wars" is coming back to the summer movie season.The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced that the Colin Trevorrow-directed "Star Wars: Episode IX" would fly into theaters on May 24, 2019, making it the first in the main...

    By Lindsey Bahr, AP Film Writer|

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    Gun rights group begins challenge of new California laws

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) The first in a series of challenges targeting new California gun laws prompted by the San Bernardino terror attack has been lodged by a state affiliate of the National Rifle Association.A lawsuit filed Monday in federal...

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    Los Angeles' piano-playing mayor declares 'La La Land' day

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles' mayor has proclaimed Tuesday is "La La Land" day as acrobats suspended by ropes danced their way across the outside walls of City Hall.Mayor Eric Garcetti proclaimed the honor for the musical that claimed six...

    By Ryan Pearson, AP Entertainment Writer|

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