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Directors Guild finds TV diversity hiring stalled

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 17th - 10:00pm
Women and minorities are largely shut out of the ranks of TV series directors in a stubbornly unchanged pattern of hiring, according to a Hollywood guild study released Wednesday.

TV show helps spur arrest in 1997 Arizona killing

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 17th - 9:41pm
A television show that featured the nearly two-decade-old killing of an Arizona teenager and her unborn baby helped lead to the arrest of her ex-boyfriend, police said Wednesday.

Jason Isbell cleans up at Americana Awards

Chris Talbott, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 17th - 9:21pm
Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell swept the major awards Wednesday night at the Americana Honors & Awards, creating another special moment with his wife, Amanda Shires.

'Genius grant' winner Bechdel has memoir coming

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 17th - 8:20pm
MacArthur Foundation "genius" Alison Bechdel is not about to rest.

Jane Smiley on longlist for National Book Awards

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 17th - 6:20pm
Novels by Marilynne Robinson, Jane Smiley and Richard Powers were among the 10 nominees announced Wednesday for the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards.

Ben McKenzie primed to lead Fox's Batman prequel

Alicia Rancilio, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 17th - 5:10pm
Ben McKenzie expects viewers to tune into the premiere episode of Fox's Batman prequel series, "Gotham," on Monday.

Tribal canoe journey likely to take 1-year hiatus

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 17th - 4:01pm
A large annual event that celebrates the Pacific Northwest's Native American culture with a tribal canoe journey and ceremonies is expected to take a one-year hiatus in 2015 because no tribe has stepped up to host it, officials said.

Correction: Art-Bill Cosby story

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 17th - 3:31pm
In a story Sept. 15 about Bill Cosby loaning African-American art to the Smithsonian Institution, The Associated Press, relying on information from the National Museum of African Art, reported erroneously that Cosby and his wife would lend their entire collection to the museum. They will lend 62 works, not the entire collection of more than 300, according to new information from the museum.

Playwright Samuel D. Hunter wins 'genius grant'

Warren Levinson, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 17th - 3:21pm
Among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants" is a playwright who promises to keep doing what he he's been doing.

Puerto Rico police arrest reggaeton star Don Omar

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 17th - 1:40pm
Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar was arrested Wednesday in the U.S. territory on suspicion of domestic violence.

Emma Watson 'touched' by reception in Uruguay

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 17th - 1:12pm
British actor Emma Watson says she is "immensely touched" by the reception she received in Uruguay, where she traveled as a goodwill ambassador for the UN's women's agency.

Venezuela threatens citizenship of actress Alonso

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 17th - 1:10pm
Venezuela's leftist government says it is moving to revoke the citizenship of actress Maria Conchita Alonso, a bitter critic of the government.

Peter Fonda's 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 17th - 11:51am
The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.

Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job

Sue Manning, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 17th - 11:31am
For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken.

Washington and Fuqua ride again in 'The Equalizer'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  posted Sep 17th - 11:30am
It's been a dozen years since Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua rode the corrupt Det. Alonzo Harris and their Los Angeles crime odyssey "Training Day" to Oscar glory (for Washington) and a Hollywood breakthrough (for Fuqua).
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