• Auction offers Lone Ranger actor's outfit

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    WACO, Texas (AP) — The outfit Lone Ranger actor Clayton Moore wore when he made appearances as the character after retiring from television is going up for auction in Texas. Waco-based A & S Auction Co. will offer up the items on 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 for years after retiring from television, Moore made public appearances in character at events including fairs. His outfit included a powder-blue shirt and pants, red kerchief and Stetson hat. He also wore boots, a gun belt and carried Colt pistols made especially for him.

  • Bono's daughter Eve Hewson simplifies billing

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    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Those unusual, and sometimes wacky, names given by celebrities to their offspring don't always work in the real world. Just ask Eve Hewson, the 23-year-old daughter of U2 lead singer Bono. She simplified things during her school years instead of using her given name: Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson. "My parents knew I'd get bullied, so I just went with Eve," she said Thursday at the summer TV critics' tour. Bono's real name is Paul Hewson. The younger Hewson has followed her father into show business as a fledgling actress, not a musician. "He tried to teach me all about the musicality of a line, but that's not a good way to go about your acting," she said. "He has helped me in ot

  • Relics from investigated collection on display

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    SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana museum is displaying numerous Native American relics belonging to a man from whom the FBI seized many artifacts this spring. The display at the Shelby County Historical Society's Grover Museum includes arrowheads, pottery and tools on loan from Don Miller. FBI agents searched Miller's rural home in neighboring Rush County for several days in April, with officials saying he improperly possessed some items among his collection of thousands of artifacts from around the world. Grover Museum director Candy Miller told The Shelbyville News that she had been talking with Miller about the display before learning about the FBI investigation. She called the exhibit a "peek inside his collect

  • Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he's doing it his own way. Brooks, one of the last holdout big-name musicians still refusing to put his music on iTunes, said Thursday he will make his back catalog of hits and his new music available for download, but only through his own website. He said the digital downloads of previous music would be available in a few weeks to tide fans over until a new album comes out later this year. The 52-year-old country star remains one of music's top-selling artists, with 134 million albums sold, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. He has said in the past that he had no animosity toward Apple, but disagreed with its approach to s

  • Dave Grohl brings rock n' roll touch to TV tour

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    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl brought a rock n' roll sensibility to the usually buttoned-down atmosphere of the summer TV critics' tour. His enthusiasm for his new HBO project "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" was evident with f-bombs sprinkled throughout his description of the eight-part documentary series. Later, Grohl's cellphone rang ("Sorry, I'm new to this," he said, fumbling to fish the phone out of his jeans pocket) and then the mic clipped on his rumpled black jacket fell off in his lap on Thursday. Not quite the typical presentation from the carefully spoken and groomed TV directors, producers, writers and actors who come to the well-heeled Beverly Hilton to talk up their latest

  • Queen Latifah, Beyonce and Jay Z heading to HBO

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    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce and Jay Z will co-star in an HBO concert special, and Queen Latifah will play legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in a movie for the network. The music special will feature the married couple on their "On the Run Tour" performing in Paris. It will tape Sept. 12 and 13 at the Stade de France, featuring the superstars performing more than 40 songs, the network announced. It will air in September. Starring Queen Latifah, "Bessie" is written and directed by filmmaker Dee Rees ("Pariah"). Currently in production in Atlanta, it co-stars Michael K. Williams, Khandi Alexander, Charles S. Dutton, Oliver Platt and Mo'Nique. It premieres in 2015. HBO also said Mike Nichols will direct fellow

  • Robert Rodriguez unveils 'Matador' spy thriller

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    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The premiere of the new spy thriller "Matador" has a shocking moment early in the hour. It involves a human head and a sharp object. And it perfectly reflects the rawboned sensibility of Robert Rodriguez, whose network, El Rey, begins airing "Matador" Tuesday at 9 p.m. EDT. But don't blame Rodriguez, even though he directed the episode. The prolific filmmaker and entertainment impresario was called on that scene by a reporter who dubbed it "the Robert Rodriguez touch" during Thursday's session of the TV critics' tour. "I knew I was going to get the heat for that," Rodriguez chuckled. "I told the writers, 'You watch: (Viewers) are gonna think I thought of that.

  • World Cup semis each seen by more than 12M in US

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    NEW YORK (AP) — The World Cup semifinals each were seen by an average of more than 12 million viewers in the United States on ESPN and Spanish-language Univision. ESPN said Germany's 7-1 rout over host Brazil on Tuesday averaged 6,643,000 viewers and Argentina's penalty-kicks win over the Netherlands the following day averaged 6,823,000. The games, which both kicked off at 4 p.m. EDT, are the two highest-rated World Cup semifinals on any U.S. network, ESPN said Thursday. Univision said its coverage of Brazil-Germany averaged 5,804,000 and Netherlands-Argentina 5,444,000, also its most-viewed semifinals. ESPN's telecasts have averaged 4,289,000 through 62 games, up 43 percent from 2010's 2,989,000 and 108 percent

  • Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Aereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that suspended operations after the Supreme Court ruled against it, is refusing to disband for good. The company is now using the Supreme Court's own language to force broadcasters to treat it just like a cable TV company. In Aereo's view, that means broadcasters must license their signals to Aereo under a 1976 copyright law. But the Supreme Court actually stopped short of declaring Aereo a cable company, and previous court rulings have said Internet-based services don't qualify. Even if Aereo is considered a cable company, a 1996 communications law overrides some of the guarantees that Aereo is seeking.

  • Rock Hall planning Everly Brothers tribute show

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    NEW YORK (AP) — The Rock and Roll of Fame will honor the Everly Brothers with a tribute concert this fall. The Rock Hall announced Thursday that surviving member Don Everly will appear at the Oct. 25 event at PlayhouseSquare's State Theatre in Cleveland. Phil Everly died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease earlier this year. His older brother said in a statement that he wishes "Phil were here to share this honor." Don Everly also thanked the Rock Hall and the duo's fans "for keeping the Everly Brothers alive." Singer Rodney Crowell will work as the musical director for the concert, which will take place during the Rock Hall's 19th annual "Music Masters" series. Performers will be announced at a later date.

  • A look at the top Emmy contenders

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at this year's Emmy contenders with the most nominations: ___ SERIES — HBO's "Game Of Thrones," 19 nominations — FX's "Fargo," 18 nominations. — FX's "American Horror Story: Coven," 17 nominations. — AMC's "Breaking Bad," 16 nominations. — HBO's "The Normal Heart," 16 nominations. — NBC's "Saturday Night Live," 14 nominations. — Netflix's "House of Cards," 13 nominations. — Fox's "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," 12 nominations. — PBS' "Downton Abbey," 12 nominations. — Netflix's Orange Is the New Black," 12 nominations. — PBS' "Sherlock: His Last Vow," 12 nominations. — HBO's "True Detective," 12 nominatio

  • Stars react to 66th Emmy Awards nominations

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    Stars react to nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, announced Thursday in Los Angeles: — "If the phone rings, I completely forget what's going on. I think someone is in trouble, someone is in jail, I'm in trouble, what could possibly be wrong? I immediately go to that place, and it's my publicist saying congratulations. I go to the dark place. — Matt LeBlanc on getting the early-morning call with news of his nomination for lead actor in a comedy series for Showtime's "Episodes." — "I was lying in bed with my son and I was thinking I shouldn't scream and wake him up but I need to scream and wake him up. So I did and he put the pillow over his head." — Minnie Driver on how she responded to her lead actress n

  • 'The Good Wife,' Leno among Emmy snubs

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Before the Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday, television academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum noted an embarrassment of riches. He said there were more Emmy-worthy series and movies produced by the industry than ever before. That's great for viewers, not so great for creators who look to the Emmys each year for validation. The stronger the material, the more memorable performances, the greater the chance that someone who expected to compete for a trophy will be snubbed. Broadcast network executives are no doubt feeling steamed on Thursday, particularly those in charge of developing dramas. The prestigious best drama category has some heavyweights, including the final season of "Breaking Bad" and PBS'

  • Emmys nominations odds, ends, facts and figures

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A glimpse at fun facts about Thursday's Emmy nominations: ___ PROUD TO BE NOMINATED: "Orange Is the New Black" co-star Laverne Cox is breaking down another barrier: She's the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy. Other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Emmy contenders this year include Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Kate McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Nathan Lane. ___ PROUD TO BE NOMINATED AND A NEW PAPA: Congratulations are pouring in for Jimmy Kimmel, and not just because "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" earned another Emmy nomination. The talk-show host announced on Twitter that he welcomed a daughter Thursday morning with wife Molly McNearny.

  • Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Model Agency, dies

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley and countless others, has died. She was 92 and died Wednesday of complications from a brain tumor and osteoporosis, according to Arielle Baran, a spokeswoman for Derris & Co., which handles public relations for Ford and announced the death Thursday. Ford was known for her steely manner and eye for talent. She demanded professionalism from her models, putting them on strict diets and firing those with a taste for late-night revelry.

  • All about the DVR: How Emmy nominees watch TV

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before Emmy nominations were announced Thursday, the president of the television academy declared that "quality television is now platform-agnostic," with awards-worthy content distributed by broadcast, cable and Internet outlets. TV's top talents — the stars and producers nominated this year — say they prefer shows large and on-demand. Most rely on digital video recorders to track their favorite programs, and avoid watching on tablets and smartphones. "I have a big-screen TV," said Kate Mulgrew, nominated for her role as Red on "Orange Is the New Black." ''That's how I always prefer to watch television." "I'm a DVR person most of the time," said Anna Chlumsky, who was nominated for her supporti

  • Beyoncé and J-Lo's designers cap Paris couture

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    PARIS (AP) — They're fashion newcomers — but already have star clients like Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lopez. Not bad for "up-and-coming" houses Ralph & Russo and Zuhair Murad — part of a new wave of business-minded couture designers — whose shows capped fall-winter 2014-15 shows Thursday. Here are the highlights of the end of couture week, including why Kate Winslet defends aging, and why couture can be cruel to models. ___ RALPH & RUSSO They've certainly hit the ground running. With the finesse of a heritage house, in only her second show, designer Tamara Ralph's produced an archetypal couture display.

  • TruTV gets funny with a new sketch-comedy series

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    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Are you brothers? Or twins?" a reporter asked comedians Keith and Kenny Lucas. "Both, I think," replied Keith (or was it Kenny?) in a way that made everyone laugh. The Lucas twins were gathered with five fellow funny people at the summer TV critics' tour to talk about their new sketch-comedy series, "Friends of the People." Among other ways, the show is distinguished by the network it will air on, truTV, where it premieres Oct. 28 for a 10-episode season. TruTV is broadening its focus in a new upbeat direction, adding not just comedy but, among a slate of upcoming projects, a wacky competition series, "Fake Off," which pits teams against each other to re-enact famous moments in pop

  • 'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmy voters may need to steel themselves to sort through this year's top nominees: a macabre, medieval-style tale; a meth kingpin and his violent downfall; a bleak mystery about detectives tracking a ritual killer, and a heartbreaking saga of the AIDS epidemic's roots. Small-screen fare has steadily been pushed into bolder, even brilliant territory by cable and, now, online offerings, and it's enticing the TV academy to recognize programs that are more emotionally and dramatically complex — as well as sexually explicit and, for better or worse, much more violent. In this widely proclaimed golden age of television-plus, the brutal fantasy saga "Game of Thrones," based on the work of novelist George R.R.

  • ABC says O'Donnell is back on 'The View'

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Rosie O'Donnell will return to ABC's "The View" this September for a most unexpected second act. ABC announced Thursday, via Twitter, that O'Donnell will join Whoopi Goldberg on the nearly empty couch at the daytime chatfest. Show creator Barbara Walters retired this spring from on-air appearances, Sherri Shepherd announced she was leaving after seven years and ABC didn't renew the contract of Jenny McCarthy after only one season. The roundtable has generally had five hosts, including Walters, throughout its history. This season there are four. O'Donnell, the veteran comedian whose daytime talk show was wildly popular in the 1990s, spent a combative eight months on "The View," ending in 2007.