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    'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competition

    LOS ANGELES (AP) "Furious 7" might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but the high-octane action movie maintained first place for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $29.1 million, according to box office tracker Rentrak.This...

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  • Entertainment

    Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

    BOSTON (AP) Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the...

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  • Celebrities

    Email: Ben Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

    BOSTON -- Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.

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  • Music

    Review: Barry Manilow thrills on One Last Time! Tour

    Barry Manilow took a moment during his show on Saturday to reflect back on his amazing career.

    By Jim Harrington jharrington@bayareanewsgroup.com|

  • Music

    Review: Barry Manilow thrills on One Last Time! Tour

    Barry Manilow took a moment during his show on Saturday to reflect back on his amazing career.

    By Jim Harrington jharrington@bayareanewsgroup.com|

  • Entertainment

    Ringo Starr, Green Day rock their way into Rock Hall

    CLEVELAND (AP) Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends.The mop-topped drummer who kept the beat for the Beatles, Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a...

    By Tom Withers, Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy."It's not like a choice. It's like I was drafted," Hamill told a massive crowd Saturday night at...

    By Lindsey Bahr, AP Film Writer|

  • Entertainment

    'Star Wars' design team teases 'Force Awakens' themes

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is about a generational transfer in more ways than one. Set 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi" and coming to theaters just over 30 years after the film first debuted, that idea...

    By Lindsey Bahr, AP Film Writer|

  • Entertainment

    Scarlett O'Hara outfit fetches $137,000 at auction

    DALLAS (AP) An outfit Vivien Leigh wore when she played Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 film "Gone With the Wind" has fetched $137,000 at auction.Heritage Auctions offered the gray jacket and skirt, featuring a black zigzag applique, plus other...

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  • Entertainment

    Quinn: For most of the SV150's 30 years, HP dominated

    Over the nearly three decade history of the SV150, this newspaper's annual report card on the Silicon Valley tech industry, no single company has better reflected the trends buffeting the other companies on the list than Hewlett-Packard.

    By Michelle Quinn mquinn@mercurynews.com|

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