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  • Mike Holmes: Buy a home using intelligence, not illusion
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 10:40 am
    Mike Holmes, famous for calling out bad plumbing, woodworking and electrical work on the HGTV show "Holmes on Homes," says there are steps homebuyers can take to avoid many of those problems.
  • Jane Birkin asks Hermes to take her name off croc handbag
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 9:57 am
    British singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to take her name off the crocodile-skin versions of the iconic Birkin handbag, after being contacted by animal rights group PETA over "cruel" slaughtering practices.
  • Jane Birkin asks Hermes to take her name off croc handbag
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 9:57 am
    British singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to take her name off the crocodile-skin versions of the iconic Birkin handbag, after being contacted by animal rights group PETA over "cruel" slaughtering practices.
  • 'Go Set a Watchman' sales drop, but it's still top seller
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 7:56 am
    Sales dropped sharply for Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" in its second week of publication. But it remained the best-selling book in the country for the week ending July 26, according to Nielsen BookScan.
  • Kristen Stewart, Idris Elba in Venice Film Festival lineup
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 7:36 am
    This year's Venice Film Festival will include Kristen Stewart in a sci-fi romance, Idris Elba at war and a thriller starring Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson, as well as potentially awards-worthy performances from Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp and Jake Gyllenhaal.
  • Anne Tyler, Marilynne Robinson up for Booker fiction prize
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 5:48 am
    Novels by Americans Anne Tyler and Marilynne Robinson are among 13 contenders for the 50,000-pound ($78,000) Booker Prize for fiction.
  • Lifetime TV to feature several touring Broadway shows
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 4:52 am
    Lifetime TV's "The Balancing Act" will feature several touring Broadway shows this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on "Kinky Boots," ''Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," ''If/Then" and "Cabaret."
  • Lifetime TV to feature several touring Broadway shows
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 4:52 am
    Lifetime TV's "The Balancing Act" will feature several touring Broadway shows this summer, including behind-the-curtain peeks on "Kinky Boots," ''Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," ''If/Then" and "Cabaret."
  • Trevor Noah takes on racism, skips politics in standup gig
    Associated Press | July 29, 2015 2:28 am
    In an hour-long comedy set, Trevor Noah hit the kind of social satire notes to be expected of Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" heir.
  • 'The Book of Mormon' gets rousing reception in Utah
    Associated Press | July 28, 2015 10:12 pm
    The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception Tuesday in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormonlandia, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater.
  • Oculus debuts virtual reality film 'Henry'
    Associated Press | July 28, 2015 8:52 pm
    Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers -- and Hollywood -- about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium.
  • Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth ready to be a normal couple
    Associated Press | July 28, 2015 5:00 pm
    Now that they're finally engaged, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth are ready to go on their first real-world date.
  • NBC cancels Poehler comedy project 'Welcome to Sweden'
    Associated Press | July 28, 2015 4:32 pm
    U.S. viewers aren't going to see the love story on TV's "Welcome to Sweden" play out.
  • The Latest: Handler admits to a fascination with Dolezal
    Associated Press | July 28, 2015 2:53 pm
    Here's the latest from the Television Critics Association summer meeting in Beverly Hills, California, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs (all times local):
  • Remains of 4 early colonial leaders discovered at Jamestown
    Associated Press | July 28, 2015 2:16 pm
    Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America's first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia.