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  • 'Ask Dr. Nandi' earns $1.5 million film incentive

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Film Office says it has awarded a $1.5 million film incentive to the "Ask Dr. Nandi" talk show. The hour-long program focuses on medical and lifestyle issues and is filmed, produced and edited in the state. Dr. Partha Nandi is a gastroenterologist who practices in suburban Detroit. "Ask Dr. Nandi" features patients and practitioners discussing diseases or other health problems and developing solutions for patients and their families. It's currently shooting in Farmington Hills and airs on Doctor Television Channel and the Diya TV network. According to the film office, 14 projects have been awarded $58 million in incentives during fiscal year 2014. ___ Onlin

  • Book signings

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Weekly book signings list

  • Features in brief

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Features in brief

  • Book review: 'FaceOff,' edited by David Baldacci, featuring short stories by members of the International Thriller Writers trade group

    By Glen Seeber, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Short stories in the book are by Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly, Ian Rankin, Peter James, R.L. Stine, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, M.J. Rose, Lisa Gardner, Steve Martini, Linda Fairstein, Jeffery Deaver, John Sanford, Healther Graham, F. Paul Wilson, Raymond Khoury, Linwood Barclay, John Lescroart, T. Jefferson Parker, Steve Berry, James Rollins, Lee Child and Joseph Finder.

  • A conversation with author Ian Doescher, who turned “Star Wars” into an Elizabethan drama.

    By Ken Raymond, Book Editor | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Ian Doescher wrote three “Star Wars” and Shakespeare mash-ups in two years, making his way onto the best-seller lists. He will speak and sign books on Sunday, July 20, in Tulsa.

  • Book review: 'Port Robertson: Behind the Scenes of Sooner Sports' by Edgar L. Frost

    By Hayley Riggs McGhee, Assistant Sports Editor | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Nonfiction book shares stories about former OU coach Port Robertson.

  • Book review: 'The Summer of Letting Go' by Gae Polisner

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    One teenager’s very bad summer turns into a mystery when she meets a peculiar 4-year-old boy who seems like the reincarnation of her dead brother.

  • Two with Oklahoma ties return to 'Succeed'

    By Rick Rogers, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Frank Loesser’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ follows J. Pierrepont Finch’s meteoric rise from window washer to executive at the mythical World Wide Wicket Company.

  • Oklahoma fine arts notes

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Fine arts notes

  • 'Life in Motion': Acclaimed ballet dancer Misty Copeland makes first trip to Oklahoma City

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Misty Copeland, just the third black female soloist and first in two decades at New York’s esteemed American Ballet Theatre, taught a master class at Oklahoma City Ballet School’s Summer Intensive and drew about 150 fans to a book signing and Q&A Tuesday.

  • Art review: Oklahoma City show reacts to nature

    By John Brandenburg, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Works of sculptor Don Narcomey and painter Liz Roth are featured in combined exhibit at JRB Art at the Elms in Oklahoma City.

  • 'South Park' catalog finds a new home on Hulu

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Hulu is now the exclusive streaming home for the full run of Comedy Central's bad-boy animated series, "South Park" — all 244-and-counting episodes. New episodes will continue to also appear on Comedy Central's website as well as the website of South Park Studios. The announcement was made Saturday at the summer TV critics' tour, where the "South Park" creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, made an unbilled appearance. They didn't stay long. "Tomorrow we have to start another new episode," said Stone. The pair, who introduced "South Park" to an unsuspecting Comedy Central audience in 1997, have since built an empire that includes films, a video game and their record-breaking B

  • Shakira: I thank World Cup for changing my life

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Preparing to perform at her third World Cup, pop star Shakira says she thanks football for changing her life. Shakira says she "will never forget that I met the love of my life at the World Cup." She and Spain defender Gerard Pique met when promoting her 2010 World Cup anthem, "Waka Waka — Time for Africa," and the couple have an 18-month-old son. Speaking ahead of Sunday's closing ceremony concert, Shakira says "if it wasn't for the World Cup my son Milan would not be here." In Maracana Stadium before the Argentina vs. Germany final she will perform "La La La (Brazil 2014)" with Brazilian musician Carlinhos Brown. Shakira says though Pique was affected by defending champion Spain's

  • Members of extended Jackson family in reality show

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Members of Michael Jackson's extended family are stepping out of what they call "the Jackson bubble" for a reality show. The six-episode show, debuting Nov. 18 on Reelz, focuses on Alejandra Jackson, the ex-wife of Michael's brother Jermaine, and her five children. After Michael's death five years ago, they left the Jackson family home in suburban Encino, a move that a clip from the show suggests wasn't their idea. "We didn't want it to happen that way," Alejandra's daughter Genevieve said Saturday at the summer TV critics' tour. Son Donte Jackson added, "Some of the politics came into play." At the same time, Genevieve said the family lived under constraints at the Encino house.

  • LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian jump into reality TV

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tabloid targets LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are jumping into the fray with their own reality show, although the couple plans to keep Cibrian's two children out of it. Cibrian's two sons — ages 11 and seven — with ex-wife Brandi Glanville don't appear in "LeAnn & Eddie," an eight-episode series debuting Thursday on VH1. Glanville appears on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Rimes, Cibrian and Glanville have had a history of rocky exchanges in recent years. "We do discuss Eddie's ex-wife when it needed to be discussed," Rimes told the summer TV critics' meeting. "You can't really do a show without talking about that." Cibrian said the show isn't an opportunity to fire back at the

  • TV's 'Cake Boss' helped from fogged-in boat in NYC

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A summer sunset boat trip turned out to be no cake walk for reality TV's "Cake Boss," who's thanking police and firefighters for getting his boat and passengers to safety after they were enveloped in fog in New York Harbor. Buddy Valastro was bringing the boat back Friday evening to Jersey City, New Jersey, after a dinner excursion with friends and family, when a clear day suddenly changed. "All of a sudden — boom! — we were in a really deep fog where you couldn't see anything," even 5 feet ahead, he recalled by phone Saturday. About 12 people were aboard, including about eight children, said Valastro, who stars in TLC's "Cake Boss" and "Next Great Baker." His Carlo's Bakery has four locations in N

  • Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said Saturday. Morgan will continue his recovery at home with an "aggressive outpatient program," spokesman Lewis Kay said. The former "30 Rock" star suffered a broken leg and broken ribs when the limousine van he was riding in was hit from behind June 7 by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike. The wreck killed 62-year-old comedian James McNair, who went by the name Jimmy Mack. Comedian Ardley Fuqua and another passenger, Jeffrey Millea, were injured.

  • Lone Ranger actor's outfit sells for $195,000

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WACO, Texas (AP) — The outfit Lone Ranger actor Clayton Moore wore when making appearances as the character after retiring from television has sold for $195,000 at a Texas auction. Waco-based A & S Auction Co. said the outfit was sold Saturday. Moore, who died in 1999, played the masked lawman on the ABC television series "The Lone Ranger" from 1949 to 1957. The auction house says that after retiring from television, Moore made appearances in character at events including fairs. His outfit included a powder-blue shirt and pants, red kerchief, Stetson hat, boots, gun belt and Colt pistols. The outfit spent more than a decade in the collection of a late Texas businessman whose family offered it at auction.

  • 'X-Files' auteur Chris Carter back with new series

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Chris Carter is back. Largely absent from the scene since "The X-Files" series and films he masterminded years ago, Carter is returning with a sci-fi thriller, "The After." Arriving on the Amazon Prime website in early 2015, "The After" follows a group of strangers thrown together by a mysterious calamity that strikes Los Angeles and brings it to a panic-ridden halt. During a panel discussion Saturday at the summer TV critics' tour, Carter said he resists the label of "post-apocalyptic" for what has befallen the city: "We are doing a show where something is happening, and we're playing it in real time.

  • Last original Ramones member dies

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Ramones always seemed too fast. Their songs rushed by, often two minutes or less of pure adrenaline. Their influence outstripped their sales. And now, with the death of drummer Tommy, all four original members of the seminal punk rock band are gone. Tommy Ramone, born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary, died Friday at age 65, said Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management. Frey had no further details. Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee and Tommy Ramone, taking their surname from an alias Paul McCartney used to check into hotels, formed in Queens, N.Y. in 1974. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members were among the leaders of the original punk rock movement with songs like "I Wanna Be S