Archive for month: July, 2016

Sarah Jessica Parker goes thrift shop in new HBO comedy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. --- EX IN THE CITY? In "Sex and the City," Sarah Jessica Parker's wardrobe was all about the look and the label. In "Divorce," her new HBO comedy series, it's more about emotion. Parker, back on HBO a decade after starring as single girl Carrie on "Sex and the City," plays a wife and mother Read more [...]

Norman Lear explores social inequality in Epix docuseries

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Norman Lear, age 94 and a native New Yorker, thought he knew a few things about the obstacles of housing in the Big Apple. But when he began exploring the subject for "America Divided," Lear said he was "horrified at how little I knew. Someone making a reasonable living with two children can no longer afford to live in New York City." Not only is rising costs from real-estate gentrification displacing working-class and even middle-class residents, but Read more [...]

John Cena, Victoria Justice to host Teen Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- John Cena and Victoria Justice are tag-teaming Sunday's Teen Choice Awards. The wrestler-actor and singer-actress are hosting the annual fan-favorite ceremony live on Fox beginning at 8 p.m. EDT from the Forum in Inglewood, California. The 18th edition of the awards will honor celebrities in such categories as choice movie scene stealer and choice social media king. Kobe Bryant, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Chris Evans and Daisy Ridley are among the celebs scheduled Read more [...]

China’s nuclear power ambitions sailing into troubled waters

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BEIJING (AP) -- China's ambitions to become a pioneer in nuclear energy are sailing into troubled waters. Two state-owned companies plan to develop floating nuclear reactors, a technology engineers have been considering since the 1970s for use by oil rigs or island communities. Beijing is racing Russia, which started developing its own in 2007, to get a unit into commercial operation. In China's case, the achievement would be tempered by concern its reactors might be sent into harm's Read more [...]

Q&A: Netmarble founder Bang on US mobile game opportunities

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jun Hyuk Bang founded Netmarble Games in 2000 and has grown it into a powerhouse mobile gaming company with nearly $1 billion in annual revenue. Its game, "Seven Knights," has broken into Japan's list of top 10 mobile games. Now, the South Korean company has designs on the U.S. Last year, it bought California company SGN for $130 million. Netmarble plans an initial public offering of stock in the upcoming year, possibly in the U.S. Bang spoke with The Associated Read more [...]

Man sues to get license to marry Kentucky prison inmate

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- To get a Kentucky marriage license, Bradley Jones just has to bring his fiancee to the clerk's office, but there's a problem: She's in prison and can't make the trip. Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry says state law requires both applicants to apply in person, and won't issue the license. So the Louisville man on Thursday sued Perry in federal court, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported (http://bit.ly/2a4Oamj). According to the lawsuit, Perry on July 14 denied Read more [...]

Mounted police officer rides through drive-thru on horseback

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- A mounted police officer in upstate New York has been spotted going through a Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru on horseback. Boston's WCVB-TV posted a picture of the officer and his partner in line at the Saratoga Springs drive-thru Wednesday. The station reports Saratoga Springs Officer John Sesselman ordered a cup of coffee for himself and a glazed munchkin for his horse partner, King Tut. The treat is well-earned for King Tut. The department posted pictures Read more [...]

‘Game of Thrones’ to end after season 8, but 7th still ahead

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) -- HBO has confirmed what "Game of Thrones" fans never wanted to hear: The fantasy-thriller phenomenon will be coming to an end after Season 8. Recently HBO renewed the series - adapted from George R.R. Martin's novels - for a shortened seventh season consisting of seven episodes. The eighth season will bring the saga to a close. The number of episodes for that last cycle has not been determined, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys said Saturday at the Read more [...]

Kelly Ripa not saying who she’d like as new ‘Live!’ co-host

WATER MILL, N.Y. (AP) -- If Kelly Ripa has a preference for who will join her as the co-host of "Live! With Kelly" she isn't saying who it is. Ripa said Saturday that naming a favorite candidate to join her on the morning talk show would be "like telling you who my favorite child is." Ripa spoke at a designer clothing sale to benefit ovarian cancer research in Water Mill, New York. Organizers say the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance's Super Saturday sale raised $3.4 million last Read more [...]

Couric, National Geographic team on gender documentary

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Katie Couric and National Geographic Channel are teaming up on a documentary about the science and culture behind gender. Couric is the executive producer and host of the two-hour film, described as an in-depth look at factors involved in gender fluidity, including genetics, brain chemistry and modern culture. The film, with the working title "Gender Revolution," will premiere globally on National Geographic Channel in January 2017. It will be timed to Read more [...]
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