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  • Comedy genius, father of funny commercials Stan Freberg dies

    Stan Freberg, the spirited comic genius who lampooned American history in his landmark recordings "The United States of America" and was hailed as the father of the funny commercial, died Tuesday. He was 88. Freberg died at Santa Monica UCLA Medical...
  • James Best, Sheriff Rosco on 'Dukes of Hazzard,' dies at 88

    James Best, whose prolific career included 83 movies and 600 TV shows but is best remembered for his role as Rosco P. Coltrane, the bumbling sheriff on "The Dukes of Hazzard," died Monday night in Hickory, N.C. Best was 88. He died in hospice after a...
  • Mega hit 'Furious 7' finishes weekend above estimates

    "Furious 7" sped to the top of the charts in its opening weekend with an eye-popping $147.2 million from 4,004 locations, box office firm Rentrak reported Monday. Fueled by a growing fan base and intense interest in the late star Paul Walker, who died...
  • 'Furious 7' races past expectations with $143.6 million

    The high-octane "Furious 7" peeled out of the gates in its opening weekend, picking up a stunning $143.6 million from 4,004 locations to easily top the domestic box office, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. The expectation-shattering sum is a studio...
  • Virginia Tech's Ronny Vandyke aims for productive final season after brother's career-ending injury

    BLACKSBURG — Just a few months ago, Virginia Tech linebacker Ronny Vandyke envisioned the ideal football scenario for him and his little brother, Devin. It all seemed so perfect. The way Ronny pictured it, he'd line up at starting outside...
  • WonderCon set for pop culture playtime in Anaheim

     
    A legion of superheroes, zombies, Jedi Knights and more costumed fans will be descending upon the Anaheim Convention Center this […]...
  • 'Furious 7' on course to clear $100 million in opening weekend

    "Furious 7" got off to a fast and furious start at the box office this weekend. After taking in a healthy $15.8 million on Thursday, the testosterone-laced street racing franchise starring Vin Diesel, Jason Statham and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson pulled...
  • The power of comedy is subplot in agency war

    The power of comedy is subplot in agency war
    The defection of top agents from Creative Artists Agency to the smaller United Talent Agency this week has underscored the growing importance of comedy — and versatile comedic actors — to the entertainment business. CAA filed a lawsuit...
  • China's Huayi Bros. Media closes film slate deal with Burbank-based STX Entertainment

    China's Huayi Bros. Media closes film slate deal with Burbank-based STX Entertainment
    Chinese film production company Huayi Bros. Media Corp. has closed a major film slate deal with Robert Simonds' new movie and television studio, Burbank-based STX Entertainment, highlighting the growing business ties between Hollywood and China. ...
  • Sony faces creative uncertainty as Pascal prepares to exit

    Sony faces creative uncertainty as Pascal prepares to exit
    Amy Pascal's exit from Sony Pictures comes as the studio faces one of its biggest creative crossroads. The film studio has been trailing its Hollywood rivals when it comes to big, reliable franchises — the kind of blockbusters that drive the box...
  • Digital jobs help drive Hollywood employment to highest level in decade

    Digital jobs help drive Hollywood employment to highest level in decade
    A surge in digital entertainment jobs from new online shows on Amazon, YouTube and other new-media outlets has helped drive employment in Hollywood to the highest level in a decade. Some 8,000 new jobs were added to the motion picture and sound...