The Ottumwa Courier


  • Ready for television fame? OTTUMWA — Are you ready for worldwide recognition? Is the world ready for you? In just three days, southern Iowans will have the opportunity to audition for the 16th season of CBS' Big Brother television show. An open casting call has been scheduled

    April 1, 2014

  • '12 Years a Slave' rises up at Academy Awards LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Steve McQueen's slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup's 1853 memoir, has

    March 3, 2014

  • ent_jimmyfallon.jpg Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' debut: Social media reacts

    Jimmy Fallon kicked off a new era on "The Tonight Show" Monday night and garnered mostly positive reviews. Here's a sampling of reaction on social media.

    February 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • First night a hit for 'Tonight' host Jimmy Fallon NEW YORK (AP) — If Jimmy Fallon had already proven he was a natural hosting NBC's "Late Night," he left no doubt Monday that "The Tonight Show" now fits him like a glove. As promised during the much-promoted run-up to his "Tonight Show" debut, Fallon

    February 18, 2014

  • Leno gave 'Tonight' his farewell, again NEW YORK (AP) — Make way for Jimmy Fallon. "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno ended a stellar if sometimes stormy run Thursday night with high emotion at concluding what he termed "the greatest 22 years of my life." Calling himself "the luckiest guy in the

    February 7, 2014

  • 0205 OTT Bridge View color photo -L -T -M Bridge View Center adds to team

    OTTUMWA — Bridge View Center and VenuWorks are welcoming two new faces to its management team — one native Ottumwan and one with previous experience in a VenuWorks facility. Matt Dowling has been named Bridge View Center's director of operations. He

    February 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Woody Allen's allies cast doubt on abuse claims NEW YORK (AP) — Some of Woody Allen's allies have come to his defense, casting doubt on renewed accusations by Dylan Farrow that she was sexually assaulted by her then-adoptive father when she was 7. Allen's lawyer, studio and publicist weighed in on

    February 3, 2014

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman leaves extraordinary legacy NEW YORK (AP) — He was only 46, busy as ever and secure in his standing as one of the world's greatest actors. There were no dissenters about the gifts and achievements of Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose death Sunday in New York brought a stunning halt

    February 3, 2014

  • Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in NY ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Buoyed by his characteristically soaring spirit, the surging crowd around him and a pair of canes, Pete Seeger walked through the streets of Manhattan leading an Occupy Wall Street protest in 2011. Though he would later admit the

    January 28, 2014

  • Daft Punk, Macklemore top left-of-center Grammys LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Awards celebrated outcasts and outsiders, lionizing a couple of French robots, white rappers and a country gal espousing gay rights, and a Goth teenager who's clearly uncomfortable with the current themes in pop music. T

    January 27, 2014

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