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PBS to air P.D. James' 'Pride & Prejudice' sequel

08/07/2013 1:42am
The "Pride and Prejudice" sequel "Death Comes to Pemberley" is coming to PBS.

Call the vet, reserve a jet, grab sick pet and go

08/07/2013 1:48am
Jill Zarin had to take a cross-country business trip, but her dog Ginger was sick. She couldn't leave the 7-pound Chihuahua behind, so she hired a vet to go with them.

Radical theater in Belarus performs under pressure

08/07/2013 3:27am
Two emotions course through spectators at the Belarus Free Theater _ excitement at watching avant-garde drama and fear that police will haul them away.

Murder spree figure critically hurt in Mich. crash

08/07/2013 6:10am
A woman who was one of two teenage participants in a killing spree that left 11 people dead 55 years ago and became the basis of the movie "Badlands" starring Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen has been critically injured in a crash, western Michigan authorities said Tuesday.

Favorite old T-shirts find new life as skirts

08/07/2013 6:55am
Remember that old REM concert T-shirt from 1989? Or the shirt from the 10K race where you set a personal best?

Ask a Designer: a family room for the whole family

08/07/2013 6:59am
In many homes, the "family room" is decorated with just one purpose: to withstand the impact of juice-spilling, game-playing, cookie-eating, crayon-wielding children.

Discovery hammered for shark special

08/07/2013 8:15am
A Discovery network special that speculated about whether a giant prehistoric shark could still exist has drawn a passionate response from viewers and starkly raised the question about the worth of big ratings.

Allegretti, 'Captain Kangaroo' character, dies

08/07/2013 8:41am
Cosmo Allegretti, who created and voiced puppet characters like Grandfather Clock and Dancing Bear on the children's television show "Captain Kangaroo," has died. He was 86.

Dan Lauria to rejoin 'A Christmas Story' musical

08/07/2013 8:46am
Dan Lauria will once again lead the cast of the Tony Award-nominated musical based on the film "A Christmas Story" when it tours the Northeast this winter.

George Saunders turns viral grad speech into book

08/07/2013 8:53am
Best-selling author George Saunders is turning his graduation speech that went viral into a book.

Royal pair defend the crown on Starz' White Queen'

08/07/2013 10:11am
As Woody Allen would famously declare five centuries later, "The heart wants what it wants."

AMC's 'Low Winter Sun' looks deep into Detroit

08/07/2013 10:35am
"Low Winter Sun" isn't a reality show about police in Detroit, the city in which it's set and filmed. Nor is it a "ripped-from-the-headlines" crime-solving drama like others that have come before.

Lynde, creator of 'Rick O'Shay' comic strip, dies

08/07/2013 11:11am
Western cartoonist and author Stan Lynde, creator of the nationally syndicated "Rick O'Shay" comic strip, has died of cancer in Montana. He was 81.

Boat overturns at Austrian opera fest, singers wet

08/07/2013 11:43am
A Mozart opera performed at one of Austria's premier music festivals has made an unscheduled splash after a boat carrying three singers overturned and dumped them into a lake.

Improve that red wine with just a push of a button

08/07/2013 12:43pm
Something about fine wine invites mystique, ritual _ and more than a little pretension.

D'Angelo cancels festival appearance over illness

08/07/2013 12:45pm
D'Angelo has added the Outside Lands music festival to his list of cancellations due to an unspecified medical emergency.

Colbert's song of the summer: not Daft Punk

08/07/2013 12:47pm
Stephen Colbert's "song of the summer" special was either a real-life corporate tiff over Daft Punk or the most elaborately-planned _ and funniest _ corporate cross-promotions in memory.

'Breaking Bad' star Dean Norris: never misses it

08/07/2013 12:47pm
The wait is almost over.

LeAnn Rimes, Eddie Cibrian get VH1 series

08/07/2013 2:16pm
Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes already get a lot of tabloid attention.

Man finds maggots on sandwich at Atlanta airport

08/07/2013 2:25pm
A restaurant says it has switched vendors after a customer found a cluster of maggots on his sandwich at Atlanta's airport.

CBS orders 'Dome'-like series for next summer

08/07/2013 3:17pm
After its success with "Under the Dome" this summer, CBS is ordering another high-concept thriller for next summer.

Haiti's musician president to perform in benefit

08/07/2013 3:46pm
Haiti's singer-turned-president is set to get back on the stage Saturday for a rare concert.

A PBS series explores 5 centuries of black history

08/07/2013 3:58pm
After a tragedy like the Trayvon Martin killing, calls routinely arise for a conversation about race.But Henry Louis Gates thinks the more direct way for structural change is through schools and their curriculum.

More insensitive remarks on CBS 'Big Brother' show

08/07/2013 4:21pm
A run of ethnically insensitive remarks has continued during filming for the CBS reality TV show "Big Brother," raising questions about whether the network should be doing more to police it.

Charlie Rose adding 4th TV show to his workload

08/07/2013 5:13pm
As if Charlie Rose didn't have enough jobs, he's adding a fourth one.

PBS film 'Latino Americans' aims for wide audience

08/07/2013 5:40pm
An ambitious PBS documentary on the 500-year history of Latinos in America is aimed at a broad audience, its producer said Wednesday.

Actors say Latinos deserve award-worthy roles

08/07/2013 6:37pm
Oscar-winning actress Rita Moreno says she has a ready answer for those who ask why more Latinos fail to receive Hollywood honors.

Kutcher: Better at keeping personal life private

08/07/2013 11:02pm
Ashton Kutcher admires the way Steve Jobs kept his personal life private, and wishes he could do the same.