• Familiar Stars Hollow faces back for 'Gilmore Girls' reboot

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some familiar Stars Hollow faces will be on hand for the "Gilmore Girls" reboot. Netflix says that the four-episode series will include Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano and Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger. Also returning are Liza Weil as Paris Geller and Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard, Netflix said Wednesday. They'll be joining previously announced stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, who are reprising their roles as mom Lorelai and daughter Rory from the 2000 to 2007 broadcast network series. Original cast members Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Keiko Agena and Sean Gunn also will be part of the new series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and set in the fictional Connecticut town of Sta

  • Perfect for the weekend _ a well-seasoned, low and slow lamb

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    I love lamb in all its guises: lamb chops, lamb stew, rack of lamb, ground lamb, souvlaki... You name it, I dig it. But my favorite is a big old leg of lamb, seasoned and roasted, with each succulent slice landing on the plate like a steak unto itself. At the supermarket, you have a choice. Leg of lamb is available on the bone or off the bone and butterflied (in which form it's scored to an even thickness). Buying it on the bone has two advantages. The first has to do with taste; the meat next to the bone is sure to be moist. The second has to do with presentation; serving leg of lamb on the bone is an act of drama. (I imagine a medieval feast with everyone sitting around the leg of lamb.) But carving a leg of lamb on the bon

  • IMAX film 'National Parks Adventure' celebrates parks

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    A new IMAX movie debuts Friday, starring geysers, red rock canyons, mountaintops and redwood forests. Called "National Parks Adventure," the film celebrates the beauty and thrills of America's parks. It's part of a yearlong celebration marking the centennial of the National Park Service. The movie was filmed over nine months in more than 30 national parks, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Grand Tetons and Death Valley. "Over 100 years ago these treasured places were protected for eternity for everyone and the national parks were born," intones the narrator, Robert Redford. The actor later adds that "Utah has 13 national park locations, which is precisely why I choose to live here.

  • Trump settles lawsuit against Univision

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and Univision say they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed after the company decided last summer not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants. Trump owned the pageants at the time. Univision dropped them following remarks Trump made about Mexicans during the announcement of his presidential candidacy. The New York developer then fired back with a $500 million lawsuit claiming the Spanish-language broadcaster unjustly broke a contract. Univision claimed Trump had "offended millions" with comments that Mexico sends criminals over the border into the U.S. Trump said the two sides had amicably resolved their differences, and neither side gave

  • APTOPIX Germany Berlin Film Festival 2016

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    US actor George Clooney, left, and his wife Amal Clooney arrive at the red carpet for "Hail, Caesar!" the opening film of the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

  • The Latest: San Diego court says man is Louisiana fugitive

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    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a San Diego court hearing to confirm that a recently arrested man is a fugitive from Louisiana wanted in an investigation of 1979 child sex abuse allegations (all times local): 10:30 a.m. A California judge has determined that a man recently arrested in a San Diego suburb is a fugitive wanted in a 1979 child sexual abuse investigation in Louisiana, where he was a children's TV show host known as "Mr. Wonder." A San Diego County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday after a brief identity hearing. Authorities say Frank John Selas III assumed a new identity in the San Diego area, where he often invited children to his house to swim and was a Cub Scout leader. He was arrested in January

  • BRIEF: WATCH: Oscars Speed Painting - Leonardo DiCaprio

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    The Oscars are almost here! Check out this speed drawing of Leonardo DiCaprio from "The Revenant," and stop by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art for some 2016 Academy Award®-nominated films, January 15-March 13. ——— ©2016 The Oklahoman Visit The Oklahoman at www.newsok.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

  • NY Fashion Week: BCBG inspired by Bowie's style, spirit

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    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runway designs to the celebrity-filled front rows. Here are some highlights from Thursday's opening day: _ DAVID BOWIE INSPIRES BCBG, IN STYLE AND SPIRIT The inimitable strains of David Bowie's "Fame" and "Let's Dance" filled the cavernous runway space at the BCBG Max Azria show, a tribute to the late rock star's passion for the art of performance. "We have an inspiration board in our design offices and we had so many pictures of David Bowie — and this was before he passed away," said Lubov Azria, one half of the designing duo, in a backstage interview. "I think we loved the idea of performance and performer. We are all performin

  • As 'Force Awakens' winds down, 'Avatar' remains supreme

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Two months after opening to unprecedented fanfare, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is finally winding down in theaters, leaving behind arsenals of plastic lightsabers and a trail of box-office records. "The Force Awakens" is still playing in more than 2,000 theaters in North America and remains ranked in the top-five at the box office as it enters its ninth week of release. But the lion's share of its theatrical revenue has been pocketed, and one thing is abundantly clear: it's not going to touch "Avatar." Regardless of further receipts, "The Force Awakens" (currently with $2.008 billion worldwide) will slot in at No. 2 all-time on the global box office list, if you don't account for inflation or rereleases.

  • The Latest: Bloomberg sees chance in NH primary results

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    PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Michael Bloomberg sees an opportunity emerging in presidential politics after Hillary Clinton's blowout defeat in New Hampshire and Donald Trump's victory there. But those close to the former New York City mayor caution that he's not rushing to join the race. Bloomberg — widely considered a fiscal conservative but social liberal — has taken the first steps to mount an independent campaign. If he runs, he'd be looking to tap interest among middle-of-the-road voters in an election year dominated by candidates supported by those on the fringes of their parties.

  • Film-Star Wars Box Office

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    This photo provided by Disney/Lucasfilm shows a scene from the new film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The film is still playing in more than 2,000 theaters in North America and remains ranked in the top-five at the box office as it enters its ninth week of release.

  • George Clooney hopes to meet Merkel to discuss refugees

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    BERLIN (AP) — Actor George Clooney says he plans to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the situation in Syria, which has contributed to the surge in refugees coming to Europe over the past year. Clooney told reporters at the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday that the movie industry is sometimes slow to react to events in the news. The Hollywood star was asked whether he plans to make a sequel to his 2005 political thriller "Syriana" that would reflect the turmoil that has shaken the Middle East since then. Clooney said telling those stories would be "tough" but necessary. Clooney said he will meet with Merkel on Friday to ask "what messages and what things we can do and the things that we can help wi

  • Germany Berlin Film Festival 2016

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    British actor and jury member Clive Owen arrives at the red carpet for "Hail, Caesar!" the opening film of the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

  • Arkansas chief justice cites Johnny Cash in bail dissent

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Objecting to the Arkansas Supreme Court ruling that lower-court judges can require defendants to pay their bail in cash, the high court's chief justice on Thursday cited a musician seldom thought of as a legal scholar: Johnny Cash. Interim Chief Justice Howard Brill cited Cash's song "Starkville City Jail" in a dissent, saying it was wrong for the court's majority to deny a defendant's objection to a $300,000 cash-only bail in an aggravated assault and domestic battery case. "After being arrested for trespassing and picking flowers, Johnny Cash spent the night in the Starkville City Jail," Brill wrote. "His ballad suggests he was not taken before a magistrate or given the opportunity to be released

  • Not the best choice for Valentine's Day

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    "The Choice" is as groan-inducing this Valentine's Day as an over-priced, heart-shaped box of chocolates. Nicholas Sparks' latest film is a disappointment. None of the standard Sparks magic is present in "The Choice" and what might have been a decent flick with two intriguing lead actors is nothing more than a flop. What happened? Sparks' movies are rarely exceptional, but are usually sure bets to leave your heart aflutter with emotions. They almost always entertain. Unfortunately for any reluctant viewer dragged to the theater by their significant other this holiday weekend, "The Choice" just isn't going to do much for anyone.

  • Germany Berlin Film Festival 2016

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    Chinese artist Ai Weiwei takes a photo with his smartphone as he arrives on the red carpet for "Hail, Caesar!" the opening film of the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

  • San Diego hearing to determine if man is Louisiana fugitive

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    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego court will determine whether a recently arrested man is a former children's TV show host known as "Mr. Wonder," who fled Louisiana in 1979 amid allegations he sexually abused children on a camping trip. Authorities say Frank John Selas IIII assumed a new identity in the San Diego area, where he often invited children to his house to swim and was a Cub Scout leader. Thursday's court hearing is intended to establish whether or not the man is the fugitive, which he denied in an earlier hearing after his arrest in January. At that time a defense attorney read a family statement saying he was well-loved and respected in the San Diego community.

  • Red Wings make plans to mark final season at Joe Louis Arena

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    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings are making plans for the team's final season at Joe Louis Arena. The team and Olympia Entertainment on Thursday announced some "Farewell Season at The Joe" events planned during the 2016-17 season. Plans call for highlighting notable Red Wings games and concerts that have been held at the arena. A commemorative logo will be worn on Red Wings uniforms. There will be celebrations honoring Stanley Cup championships, special entertainment performances, a design for Red Wings tickets that highlights the final season and giveaways for fans. The team says there also will be a special private event to mark the final season. Additional details are expected to be announced later.

  • Celebrity chef Voltaggio settles lawsuit over overtime pay

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    BALTIMORE (AP) — A lawyer representing three former employees of celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio says they're settling their federal lawsuit alleging wage violations. Baltimore attorney Benjamin Davis declined to discuss terms of the settlement revealed in a U.S. District Court document Thursday. Voltaggio's lawyer didn't immediately respond to a telephone message and email from The Associated Press. The former line cooks filed the lawsuit in September, contending Voltaggio and business partner Hilda Staples had not paid them for working overtime at the Volt restaurant in Frederick. They said they were required to arrive early but not allowed to clock in until their scheduled start times. The defendants maintaine

  • Taylor Swift to kick off the Grammy Awards with performance

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift will open the 58th annual Grammy Awards with a performance from her nominated album, "1989," while Alabama Shakes, Miguel and 12-year-old jazz pianist Joey Alexander will also perform. The Recording Academy on Thursday announced the final round of performers for Monday's awards show in Los Angeles. LL Cool J is hosting the Grammys, which will be aired live on CBS at 8 p.m. EST. Swift is one of the year's top nominees with seven nominations, including album of the year, record of the year and song of the year. She previously performed "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," at the beginning of the Grammy Awards show in 2013.