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'Hyperloop' travel idea gains fans if not backers

08/23/2013 3:18am
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk urged the public to polish sketch plans he released last week for a "Hyperloop" that would shoot capsules full of people at the speed of sound through elevated tubes connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Philadelphia tries less salt in Chinese takeout

08/23/2013 3:58am
Amar Jones knows that high-salt Chinese takeout isn't good for his high blood pressure. But the lure of shrimp with broccoli is hard to resist.

Affleck to play Batman in 'Man of Steel' sequel

08/23/2013 7:14am
Ben Affleck will don Batman's cape and cowl.

You don't need to be vegan to appreciate tofu

08/23/2013 9:00am
Many years ago, I was vegan. And I was rather fond of my tofu.

Spacey says TV must adapt to viewer demand or die

08/23/2013 10:15am
Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey says television has overtaken cinema as the home of quality character-driven drama, but the industry risks failure if it doesn't recognize that viewers want control over what they watch, and when.

Toronto mayor defeats Hulk Hogan in arm-wrestling

08/23/2013 12:20pm
Toronto's larger-than-life mayor took down wrestling star Hulk Hogan in a friendly arm-wrestling match Friday to kick off an annual pop culture convention.

Argentina's dubbing decree praised and parodied

08/23/2013 12:58pm
Argentines call popcorn "pochoclo," but you wouldn't know that watching television here, where many shows are made in the U.S. and come dubbed by actors with Mexican or Spanish accents who call it "palomitas."

Steven Moyer cast in NBC's `The Sound of Music'

08/23/2013 1:47pm
Steven Moyer will play Capt. Von Trapp in NBC's upcoming live production of "The Sound of Music."

Wong Kar-wai has a hit with 'The Grandmaster'

08/23/2013 4:00pm
Wong Kar-wai swears he's seen people fly.

Kanye West unveils photo of baby on TV's `Kris'

08/23/2013 4:32pm
Baby North West has made her television debut.

NBC re-airing Martin Luther King Jr. interview

08/23/2013 5:10pm
NBC News says it will rebroadcast a 1963 "Meet the Press" interview with Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of the March on Washington's 50th anniversary next week.

Patrick Dempsey out of Tully's Coffee venture

08/23/2013 11:21pm
Actor Patrick Dempsey and his business partner in the venture that acquired Tully's Coffee out of bankruptcy have dissolved their partnership.