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Tracee Ellis Ross: 'Black-ish' role is my life

Tracee Ellis Ross says her upcoming role on the ABC comedy "Black-ish" allows her to be who she really is: a biracial woman.

'X-Files' auteur Chris Carter back with new series

Largely absent from the scene since "The X-Files" series and films he masterminded years ago, Chirs Carter is returning with a sci-fi thriller, "The After."

TV's 'Cake Boss' helped from fogged-in boat in NYC

A summer sunset boat trip turned out to be no cake walk for reality TV's "Cake Boss," who's thanking police and firefighters for getting his boat and passengers to safety after they were enveloped in fog in New York Harbor.

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Last original Ramones member dies

The Ramones always seemed too fast. Their songs rushed by, often two minutes or less of pure adrenaline. Their influence outstripped their sales. And now, with the death of drummer Tommy, all four original members of the seminal punk rock band are gone.

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Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash

Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said Saturday.

Russellville to stage fireworks show Saturday

The Russellville Lions Club has teamed up with Bax Fireworks, Community Point Bank and the Relay for Life to create a huge event Saturday, including more than 1,000 expected attendance and $5,000 in fireworks displayed.

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Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site

Garth 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.

Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback

Aereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that suspended operations after the Supreme Court ruled against it, is refusing to disband for good.

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Riders call tallest waterslide scary, but worth it

Halfway up the 264 stairs leading to the top of the world’s tallest waterslide, it was clear this was the most breathtaking ride I’d ever encountered.

Branson magician sends big cats into retirement

A Branson magician’s decision to downsize his act has sent three tigers and two leopards into retirement and marked an end to big cats performing in the southwest Missouri tourism mecca.

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Salute's carnival, events on tap again today

The event's public fireworks display is over, but the Salute to America continues today in downtown Jefferson City.

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Headbanging caused brain bleed in Motorhead fan

It may not destroy your soul, but it turns out heavy metal music can be hazardous to your brain. At least in some rare cases.

Clinton book sells 26,000 copies in its 3rd week

Hillary Rodham Clinton's book "Hard Choices" is on track to be one of the year's top nonfiction books despite another slip in sales.

King, Tartt among authors backing anti-Amazon letter

Stephen King, Nora Roberts and Donna Tartt are among the hundreds of authors who have added their names to an online letter criticizing Amazon.com for restricting access to works published by Hachette Book Group.

With 'Tammy' and 'Freak Show,' Bates keeps roaring

Kathy Bates calls herself "an old lion." The actress says she also plays one in the big-screen comedy "Tammy," in theaters this weekend.









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