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  • A Christmas Story 30 Years-15 'A Christmas Story' at 30: Now part of the family CLEVELAND (AP) — Even after three decades, the triple-dog dare doesn't get old. The film "A Christmas Story" opened 30 years ago to mixed reviews but has shown its staying power as a holiday family favorite. Cleveland, where parts of the movie were f

    November 28, 2013 7 Photos

  • 2013 American Music Awards - Show-6 Taylor Swift wins AMA artist of the year Taylor Swift's fans have done it again, voting her the American Music Awards artist of the year for a third time. Swift won Sunday night's top honor, giving her a leading four trophies as fans celebrated the women of pop music. Swift didn't perform,

    November 25, 2013 3 Photos

  • Xbox One-15 To spin or not to spin: Does Microsoft need Xbox? LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates donned a cool leather jacket when he first introduced the Xbox onstage in 2000. More than a decade later, the video game console is still the hippest brand in Microsoft's portfolio. But as the company

    November 22, 2013 8 Photos

  • People Hugh Jackman Actor Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer on nose CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — "The Wolverine" star Hugh Jackman revealed he has been treated for skin cancer and shared a selfie showing his bandaged nose. "Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right!" he wrote on Instagram, referri

    November 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • Britain Monty Python-9 Monty Python's reunion show in July at London LONDON (AP) — And now for something completely different: A comeback show from the Monty Python gang, reuniting some four decades since they last performed on a British stage. The veteran comedy group said Thursday they are staging a one-off show at

    November 21, 2013 6 Photos

  • Film-It's a Wonderful Life-Sequel Paramount: 'Wonderful Life' sequel has no wings LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans outraged that a sequel to a beloved holiday film is in the works are no longer out in the cold. A spokeswoman for Paramount Pictures, who owns the rights to "It's a Wonderful Life," said Wednesday that the studio would fight a

    November 21, 2013 1 Photo

  • TV Bill Cosby -6 Cosby: laughs but no jokes, and far from finished NEW YORK (AP) — It was 30 years ago when he last filmed a concert special. Now he's gone and done it again. "Bill Cosby: Far From Finished" finds this king of comedy onstage in Cerritos, Calif., where he rules for the 90-minute special airing Saturda

    November 21, 2013 3 Photos

  • TV-Cops-Spike 'Cops,' Spike TV call themselves a happy match LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Cops" and Spike TV are having a mutual love affair, in a bad-boys manner of speaking. The documentary-style crime series has found the freedom to be edgier since moving to cable from its 25-year broadcast TV home on Fox. And Spike

    November 21, 2013 1 Photo

  • 1120 OTT Simon Estes color mugshot -L Simon Estes brings 'Roots and 'Wings' tour to Iowa

    KNOXVILLE — The Knoxville Community School District is pleased to present the next special concert event to open and support its new Performing Arts Center. Internationally renowned opera star and Iowa native Simon Estes brings his “Roots and Wings”

    November 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • 1116 OTT Night to Remember color photo -L -T -M Enjoy 'A Night to Remember' at BVC OTTUMWA — On Dec. 4, 1956, an event happened that was musically historic beyond comprehension. A jam session started at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tenn., that featured Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. Tonight, this magical mo

    November 15, 2013 2 Photos

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