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TV newcomers 'True Detective,' 'Orange' storm Emmys race


LOS ANGELES - Television newcomers "True Detective," a crime drama from HBO, and "Orange is the New Black," a dark prison comedy from Netflix, racked up a dozen Emmy nominations each on Thursday in a challenge to stalwarts like "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family."

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A list of key nominees for the Emmy Awards

NEW YORK - Following is a list of nominees in key categories for the Emmy Awards, the highest honors in U.S. television, announced on Thursday.

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Actor George Clooney slams UK story about his future marriage


NEW YORK - Actor George Clooney criticized Britain's Daily Mail on Wednesday for publishing what he called a "completely fabricated" story that said his future mother-in-law opposes his upcoming marriage to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

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British author Ahlberg says rejects award due to Amazon link

LONDON - British children's author Allan Ahlberg has rejected a lifetime achievement award after finding out it was sponsored by Internet bookseller Amazon, which he said does not pay its fair share of tax in Britain.

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Justin Bieber gets two years probation for egg pelting


LOS ANGELES - Pop star Justin Bieber pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vandalism on Wednesday for pelting a neighbor's home with eggs and was sentenced to two years probation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney said.

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Trey Songz's 'Trigga' debuts at No. 1 on U.S. Billboard chart


LOS ANGELES - R&B singer Trey Songz on Wednesday scored his second No. 1 album on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart, with "Trigga" selling 105,000 copies in its debut week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park gets British art prize


LONDON - An outdoor museum in the English county of Yorkshire that features works by Chinese dissident artist Ai Wei Wei, Henry Moore and other noted sculptors won a 100,000-pound ($170,200) prize on Wednesday as The Art Fund's Museum of the Year.

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James Patterson's 'Maximum Ride' to come to life on YouTube


LOS ANGELES - Best-selling author James Patterson has reached a deal to turn his young adult book franchise "Maximum Ride" into an Internet video series that will be released on YouTube.

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Wed, Jul 9 2014

'Dawn of Planet of Apes' marks digital lib for actors


LOS ANGELES - It's not easy playing an ape, even a highly intelligent one, but if Andy Serkis succeeds in captivating moviegoers, he will be thanking the obscure world of "motion capture," a digital technology that accurately translates performance into animation.

09 Jul 2014

Actor John Wayne's heirs sue university to use 'Duke' nickname


WINSTON-SALEM N.C. - Heirs of film star John Wayne have sued Duke University over their right to use the late Academy Award winner's nickname, "Duke," to market a line of bourbon, describing the school's protests over such branding efforts as "ludicrous."

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