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Comic-Con offers Mattel toy designers a chance to go wild

Mattel designers have spent the past year working on 10 toys created especially for the Comic-Con crowd.

ABC's diversity is 'authenticity,' executive says

ABC's fall slate includes new series about black, Asian-American and Hispanic families. But calling the network's choices a case study in diversity is to miss the point, said Paul Lee, ABC... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Halle Berry's 'Extant' leads in TV ratings

Halle Berry made her small screen debut at a spot befitting an Academy Award winner — first place in the television ratings — but it's too early to call her summer drama "Extant" a hit. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Archie's death latest comic book to inject reality

For most of Archie Andrews' life, the red-headed comic book icon's biggest quandary was whether he liked Veronica or Betty. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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7 ways to find the right film for you and your family

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Looking for the right film for you and your family? Here's a helpful guide. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Erin Stewart: A prime-time mockery of marriage

Men and women looking for love via reality TV are getting more desperate than ever. In a new FYI Network show called “Married at First Sight,” three men and three women will show up at... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Wright Words: Why I said ‘no’ to 'Shark Tank'

My family first discovered ABC’s “Shark Tank” two seasons ago. We’d been fishing for shows we could watch together as a family and it didn’t take long before we were... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Tongan community disappointed, offended by new HBO show

A petition is going around asking HBO to take a show out of its lineup before it even hits the air. The six-part mockumentary series “Jonah From Tonga” centers on a young boy from the... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: From nothing to something is an incalculable achievement

Small is big. Change does not have to be disruptive in volume or degree to be important. Even the action of thought to do better is beyond and far above the cold and dead zero. Pulling the plug on... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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'Twelfth Night' is nonstop fun

"Twelfth Night" is full of music, laughter and fun. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Archie to be shot saving gay friend in comic book

Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Stars are safer because of actress' murder

They've shown up in Selena Gomez's guest house, outside Halle Berry's kitchen door and inside Sandra Bullock's home, despite gates, tall fences and guards meant to keep the stars safe. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Nadine Gordimer, Nobel laureate, activist, dies

Nadine Gordimer was first a writer of fiction and a defender of creativity and expression. But as a white South African who hated apartheid's dehumanization of blacks, she was also a determined... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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'Planet of the Apes' thumps chest with $73 million debut

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" thumped its chest at the box office with a $73 million opening weekend. Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Book review: Author Maggie Stiefvater brings werewolves to LA in 'Sinner'

Author, artist, musician, liar, thief, storyteller, mood changer: Maggie Stiefvater can claim many titles. But in the end, she hopes to be called the author of books to which readers could lose... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Book review: 'The Jedi Doth Return' closes the trilogy on a simple note

Ian Doescher finished his epic retelling of the Star Wars series in Shakespearean style with “The Jedi Doth Return,” which covers the events of the “Return of the Jedi” film. Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Book review: 'Earth Awakens' a satisfying finale to Card, Johnston's Formic War trilogy

Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston deliver an action-packed, thrilling conclusion to their First Formic War trilogy in “Earth Awakens.” Read more »

July 12, 2014

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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... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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'Frozen' star Santino Fontana talks princely behavior, upcoming performance with Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Hailed for “mellifluous singing” by New York magazine, Mormon Tabernacle Choir guest soloist Fontana has been wildly successful in Broadway musicals and equally praised for his dramatic... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Utah author, illustrator put a twist on the tooth fairy myth in 'Tooth Fairy Wars'

"The Tooth Fairy Wars" by Bountiful author Kate Coombs and Provo illustrator Jake Parker is a picture book about a boy named Nathan who wants to keep his teeth instead of letting the Tooth Fairy... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Book review: Promised mystery lags in 'The Qualities of Wood'

“The Qualities of Wood” is the literary equivalent of that childhood friend who was always promising to have a secret without actually having anything to say. Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Book review: Paranormal 'Unwept' has elements of a romance, thriller and mystery (+video)

Weird and strange are the best words to describe the book "Unwept: Book One of the Night Birds" by husband-wife team Tracy and Laura Hickman. Read more »

July 12, 2014

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'Measure for Measure' tackles the giant question of justice

The Utah Shakespeare Festival offers a dark comedy that explores right versus wrong and asks whether a punishment fits its crime. Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Actor Liev Schreiber balances fatherhood, 'Ray Donovan'

Actor Liev Schreiber has made it a priority to spend time with his two sons with longtime partner Naomi Watts — 6-year-old Sasha and 5-year-old Samuel. He set aside plans to direct again... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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'Forrest Gump' remains popular after 2 decades

When he learned from his dad about a neighbor's child who despite mental handicaps displayed savant behavior, University of Alabama graduate Winston Groom already was a successful journalist and... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Drive-ins use creativity to afford digital switch

Many in the movie industry feared the need to convert to digital could be the death knell for drive-ins, but drive-in operators are finding creative ways to afford the switch. Read more »

July 12, 2014

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