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SHOW BITS: ‘Who won? Who won?’; Zooey’s TV nails

Show Bits brings you the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item. …


‘Watch,’ ‘House,’ ‘Curve’ land in photo finish

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood is in photo-finish mode with three new movies bunched up tightly for the No. 1 spot during a sleepy weekend at the box office. Studio …


US State Dept. blasts CNN report on Stevens’ diary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CNN reported on the personal journal of slain American ambassador Christopher Stevens over objections from his family, a State Department spokesman said Saturday. The news channel, …


Judge says anti-Muslim clip can stay on YouTube

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 14-minute film trailer blamed for protest violence in the Middle East will remain on YouTube, after an actress lost her legal challenge to take it …


Decades later, Brooklyn has its own pro team again

NEW YORK (AP) — It was like a death in the family for Brooklyn baseball fans when their beloved Dodgers left the borough behind in 1957 for the California coast. …


Video shows Lohan-pedestrian encounter at NY club

NEW YORK (AP) — Grainy surveillance footage released Thursday shows Lindsay Lohan’s car driving toward a man who says she hit him outside a nightclub and kept going, but the …


Myanmar’s Suu Kyi calls for release of Pussy Riot

Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is calling for the release of the members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot. At an event organized by Amnesty International …


Judge denies request to stop anti-Muslim film clip

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who appeared in an anti-Muslim film trailer that sparked violence in the Middle East lost her legal challenge on Thursday to have the 14-minute …


Prophet film puts spotlight on US Copts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The anti-Islamic movie trailer inflaming the Middle East opens with Muslims ransacking a Christian medical clinic and then segues into a flashback of Muhammad’s life. “Set …


Lofty NYC art venue is not for the faint-hearted

NEW YORK (AP) — Most New Yorkers can only dream of an apartment like this. Spectacular views of midtown Manhattan. An iconic work of art in the living room. Prime …


Planned AEG sale means hazy future for LA sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A for-sale sign for the owner of the Staples Center arena, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy and a stake in the …


Macy’s NYC flagship getting $400M makeover

NEW YORK (AP) — A $400 million makeover is giving New York’s iconic Macy’s store a sleek, new 21st-century style. And some preservationists aren’t happy about it. They see the …


Philly pizza museum serves up slices, memorabilia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — How much does Brian Dwyer love pizza? Let us count the ways: He holds the Guinness World Record for largest collection of pizza memorabilia; he has a …


Free speech, religion clash over anti-Muslim film

CERRITOS, Calif. (AP) — While the man behind an anti-Islam movie that ignited violence across the Middle East would likely face swift punishment in his native Egypt for making the …


‘The Master’ smashes box-office records

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Thomas Anderson’s cult drama “The Master” commanded a huge following in its opening weekend, smashing records on just a handful of screens. The Weinstein Co. …


‘Resident Evil’ rules box office with $21.1M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Resident Evil: Retribution” ruled the box office this weekend, taking in an estimated $21.1 million. The fifth film in the Sony Screen Gems action franchise, starring …


Panetta: violence leveling off; protests to go on

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the turmoil raging across the Muslim world is likely to continue into the days ahead, but he …


FAMU holds first home game without famed band

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — As Florida A&M’s Marching 100 quick-stepped across the grass, the stadium announcer’s voice would boom through the speakers to remind those in the stands that no …


Calif. filmmaker: I won’t return to besieged home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed Saturday at a Los Angeles sheriff’s station and afterward …


Calif. filmmaker released, avoids besieged home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed and released Saturday by federal probation officers at a …


LA Sheriff: Feds interview Calif. filmmaker

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed by federal probation officers at a Los Angeles sheriff’s …


Anger for Islam ties players behind prophet film

DUARTE, Calif. (AP) — The shared belief that radical Islam threatens the world brought together an ex-convict, an insurance salesman and a Christian charity in production of a crudely crafted …


Anger for Islam ties players behind prophet film

DUARTE, Calif. (AP) — The shared belief that radical Islam threatens the world brought together an ex-convict, an insurance salesman and a Christian charity in production of a crudely crafted …


Romney: Gene Hackman should play him in a movie

NEW YORK (AP) — Who would Mitt Romney like to see play him in a movie? (Gene Hackman) What’s Romney’s guilty pleasure (peanut butter sandwiches and chocolate milk).


Anti-Muslim film promoter outspoken on Islam

HEMET, Calif. (AP) — The public face for the anti-Muslim film inflaming the Middle East is not the filmmaker, but an insurance agent and Vietnam War veteran whose unabashed and …


Calif. art work emerges from Solyndra’s bankruptcy

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A small building tucked in the hills of Northern California shines with an unusual green glow from hundreds of glass tubes jutting out from one side …


Lawyers: ‘Pink slime’ lawsuit an uphill climb

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. will face a steep climb in its “pink slime” defamation lawsuit against ABC News as the South Dakota-based meat processor works to rebuild …


For Muhammad Ali, a Liberty Medal in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Retired boxing champ Muhammad Ali was known as “The Greatest” inside the ring. But some say the moniker has been even more fitting in the years since …


Muhammad Ali receives Liberty Medal in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Boxing great Muhammad Ali was honored Thursday with the Liberty Medal for his longtime role outside the ring as a fighter for humanitarian causes, civil rights and …


Anti-Muslim film promoter outspoken on Islam

HEMET, Calif. (AP) — The public face for the anti-Muslim film inflaming the Middle East is not the filmmaker, but an insurance agent and Vietnam War veteran whose unabashed and …