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Charlie and the Doll Factory? Penguin's cover of beloved book sparks controversy

A new cover for the 50th anniversary of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" has many shaking their heads.

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Boleyn trilogy author argues that 'twisted history' is still historical fiction

Author Laura Andersen's alternate-history Boleyn trilogy novels might make readers rethink the definition of historical fiction. Read more »

Aug. 9, 2014

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10 celebrities who left their jobs for family

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Working can be really beneficial. But it seems a lot of people — including celebs and others in the public eye — wouldn't mind leaving their work for a bit more family time. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Let them eat quiche

Those who knew Dad best knew he had The Gift. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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'Shark Week' 2014 features more technology, gadgetry and big great whites (+video)

Dickie Chivell doesn't have a lot of fear when it comes to sharks. But he did have a theory, which is why he ended up on a flimsy-looking homemade decoy while multiple great white sharks swam below... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Paul McCartney rocks at EnergySolutions Arena

Paul McCartney's third time performing in the Beehive State Thursday night was filed with Fab Four favorites. The legend proved to a packed EnergySolutions Arena that, even at 72, he can still rock. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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10 ways the Internet has changed your life

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Think your life would be the same without the Internet? Think again. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Katherine Heigl wants to stay at home

"I felt like my priorities were messed up," Heigl says. "I was putting so much time and energy into just my work. I was raised to believe that family comes first." Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Routine 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' shouldn't give 'Guardians' a box office fight

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is a completely passable and forgettable late summer CGI action film. It has a couple of nice moments and a couple laughs, but you won’t remember... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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'The Hundred-Foot Journey' is a fun clash of culinary titans

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a dangerous movie to watch on an empty stomach. If you have dinner plans after watching this film, be prepared to eat yourself into a steep check. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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'The Hundred-Foot Journey': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "The Hundred-Foot Journey." Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Jim Gaffigan, Brian Regan, other comedians find that 'clean' works for them

In a world of increasingly low standards, there are a few in the entertainment business committed to staying clean. Comedians Brian Regan, Jim Gaffigan, Henry Cho, Jenna Kim Jones, Jeff Allen and... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Soaked for charity: Ice bucket challenges get cool

The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Cicely Tyson stars in ‘Trip to Bountiful,’ now on DVD

Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony-winning Broadway role for the Lifetime cable movie ‘The Trip to Bountiful,” now on DVD. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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When does it become piracy?

It's not always easy to distinguish between piracy and legitimate media usage. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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New 'trashy' reality TV show focuses on recyclers

"Human Resources," which debuts Friday on the Pivot network, will focus not on hard-partying beachgoers but on a socially conscious recycling company. The "reality docu-drama" chronicles what it is... Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Will the Guardians of the Galaxy ever cross paths with the Avengers?

"Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn reveals what Marvel's basic plans are for the two superhero teams. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Chris Hicks: Movies that attract kids, like 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' should strive to be less profane

“Guardians of the Galaxy” is funny, except when it falls back on coarse language as a punch line. Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Why much of what our media say is a lie

Most entertainment media are represented as a reflection of typical or majority lifestyles, values and conduct. However, media is more in the business of creating trends, suggesting lifestyles, and... Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Cookbook review: 'Gourmet French Macarons' shares tips for making cute, unique treats

Mindy Cone guides the chef in the process of creating unique macarons in "Gourmet French Macarons." There are different styles for all chefs to use. The tips and tricks Cone shares really make... Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Cookbook review: 'Glorious Layered Desserts' perfect for every sweet tooth

"Glorious Layered Desserts" is a new cookbook from Utah-based publisher Cedar Fort that gives a delicious, modern twist to the traditional trifle. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Cookbook review: 'Sweet and Unique Cupcake Toppers' full of cute, doable ideas

The cupcake toppers in Lynlee North Beckett's book "Sweet and Unique Cupcake Toppers" are adorably cute, adaptable to any theme or party and rely mostly on fondant and creative thinking. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: When it comes to family, blood is thicker than fighting over a toy

As I watch my kids play, pester each other and play some more, I'm just glad they have each other. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Architectural student turns old bus into a modular home

Hank Butitta, a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Master's in Architecture, built a modular living environment out of an old bus. He is embarking on a 5,000 mile journey across... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2013

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