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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • Bryan Cranston to reprise role as LBJ in 'All the Way' for HBO

    It's back to the small screen for Bryan Cranston. The Tony-winning actor will reprise his role as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in an adaptation of the Broadway play "All the Way" for HBO, the network announced Wednesday.  Playwright Robert...
  • Millions in federal emergency communications funding lost, diverted

    WASHINGTON Four years ago, Commerce Department officials were touting their pilot grant program as a way to vault police, firefighters and other emergency responders into the age of high-speed broadband. With seven grant awards, the department promised...
  • Rob Lowe Appears in a New 'Sex Tape'

    Rob Lowe finally has a sex tape he wants you to see. In Sony Pictures' July 18 release "Sex Tape," the 50-year-old actor, known for making his own infamous sex tape in the late 1980s, plays Hank, a buttoned-up CEO at the office with a penchant for...
  • Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary

    Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Julian Castro as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, elevating the rising Democratic star to President Obama's Cabinet. The vote was 71-27, with 18 Republicans supporting the...
  • Taking the mic at stand-up comedy class helps people overcome their fear

    Taking the mic at stand-up comedy class helps people overcome their fear
    Comedian Jerry Seinfeld does a great bit about a study he saw that said speaking in front of a crowd is considered the No. 1 fear of the average person: "Death is No. 2?" he shrieks. "This means to the average person that if you have to be at a funeral,...
  • Romeoville professor wins book award

    Romeoville professor wins book award
    Telling the story of the Chicago park that Dr. Dennis Cremin became fascinated by when he arrived in the city to attend Loyola University in 1990 has won him a book-of-the-year award. A history professor at Lewis University in Romeoville, Cremin...
  • Jimmy Fallon gets Chris Christie to boogie on TV

    Jimmy Fallon gets Chris Christie to boogie on TV
    It's no secret that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is a large man. And because of his size, we don't usually see him doing active things on TV, like hiking, biking or dancing. Which is probably why Jimmy Fallon recruited him to perform "The Evolution of...
  • John Kass: Don't tune out the newest Benghazi developments

    Why is Benghazi important to Americans? You'll hear a lot about Benghazi in coming days and you'll hear the familiar screeching of partisan politics, now that House Speaker John Boehner has decided to convene a select committee to investigate the 2012...
  • HGTV Halts Benham Brothers' 'Flip It Forward' in Wake of Anti-Gay Controversy

    HGTV has decided not to move forward with its recently greenlit reality show "Flip it Forward," starring David and Jason Benham, after reports surfaced about the twin brothers' ties to anti-gay, anti-choice extremists - including their father, evangelical...
  • HGTV drops reality show starring anti-gay-marriage Christian activist

    HGTV drops reality show starring anti-gay-marriage Christian activist
    HGTV has decided to scrap plans for a new reality series, "Flip It Forward," after an online outcry over the views of one of its stars on gay marriage, abortion and Islam. In the planned program, announced last month and originally slated to premiere in...
  • Obama considering tapping San Antonio's Mayor Castro for HUD post

    Obama considering tapping San Antonio's Mayor Castro for HUD post
    President Obama is considering tapping San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a person familiar with the matter. Castro’s elevation to the administration post would raise the profile...