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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — He plays a bumbling dad on ABC’s “Modern Family,” but in Salt Lake City Ty Burrell is trying out for a role as restaurateur. Burrell has just opened Beer Bar, a beer garden-like eatery that … more ...
40 years of songs for Tom Petty   Published Apr 22, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Forty years of practice has made songwriting harder, not easier, for Tom Petty. “As life goes by, you get a little more carefree or distracted by other things and you have to really police yourself — I … more ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp’s new movie. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” added another $26 million to its … more ...
PARIS — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month’s Cannes Film Festival. Organizers of the ritzy Riviera festival famed … more ...
4 Non Blondes to reunite in L.A. NEW YORK — What’s up with 4 Non Blondes? How about a one-night-only reunion? The ’90s rock band will perform May 10 at “An Evening With Women” to benefit the L.A. Gay & … more ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Consider the simple but beloved chocolate chip cookie. Now imagine that cookie encrusting a brioche roll tucked around a turkey meatball. Or turn your thoughts to a mass-produced cherry pie transformed into an eggroll with dipping … more ...
NEW YORK — She’s famous as an actress for “Clueless.” But Alicia Silverstone is also famous for her sometimes controversial ideas about mothering, and now she’s put those philosophies down in writing in a just-published book, “The Kind Mama” (Rodale). … more ...
NEW YORK (AP) — “Captain America” continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as “The Winter Soldier” took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas. The strong second-week performance for the Walt Disney release in … more ...

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NEW YORK (AP) — CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, who will take over the “Late Show” next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television … more ...
NEW YORK — The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday. Other factors cited … more ...
LOS ANGELES — Wild kittens that will number in the tens of millions this year are starting to be born, and overtaxed shelters will be forced to euthanize most of the millions they receive. It is a grim reality a … more ...
Travel groups love made-up words   Published Apr 10, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Hotels advertise “bleisure” packages. The Thai Tourism Authority is promoting “honeyteering.” Whatever you’re doing on vacation, chances are there’s a made-up word to describe it. Combine honeymoon and volunteering, you get honeyteering. Combine business and leisure, … more ...
Garden pest control naturally   Published Apr 10, 2014
Gardeners worried about the safety of synthetic pest-control products sometimes turn to botanically derived compounds instead. But many of those also contain toxic ingredients, such as nicotine, rotenone and pyrethrins. Don’t use home remedies, said Linda Chalker-Scott, an extension horticulturist … more ...
Kidman keeping it real in latest roles   Published Apr 10, 2014
LOS ANGELES — With several films set to debut this year, including such disparate turns as a taxidermist villainess, mysterious amnesiac and an actress-turned-princess, Nicole Kidman will again become a familiar face in theaters. While maintaining a steady presence in … more ...
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