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    'Downton' producer doesn't shut door on big-screen film

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) With "Downton Abbey" coming to an end, its executive producer is offering hope that a follow-up movie is at least a possibility.By ending the TV drama several years shy of the 1929 stock market crash, producer Gareth...

    By Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer|

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    'Downton Abbey' to get a float in the 2016 Rose Bowl parade

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) Maggie Smith's character on "Downton Abbey" might find the pomp and circumstance uncomfortable, but the PBS show is getting its own float in the Rose Parade, two days before the premiere of its sixth and final season...

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    Dr. Dre announces release of first album in 15 years

    PHOENIX (AP) Hip hop super-producer Dr. Dre says the wait is finally over he's going to release his first album in 15 years.Dre said on his radio show, Dr. Dre's The Pharmacy, that "Compton a Soundtrack by Dr. Dre" will be available Aug. 7.He...

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    At 93, TV producer Lear seeks to keep pushing boundaries

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) Veteran TV producer Norman Lear of "All in the Family" fame is looking ahead to his next groundbreaking series.Lear, 93, told a TV critics' meeting Saturday that he's working on a Hispanic version of his single-parent...

    By Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer|

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    Bobby Brown, family mourn the late Bobbi Kristina at funeral

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) R&B singer Bobby Brown emerged from the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky.Dressed in all black, the grieving Brown was one of...

    By Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press|

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    Steven Moffat on 'Sherlock' special; how long series can go

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) "Sherlock" fans have grown familiar with the waiting game between TV seasons, but they may be encouraged that show-runner Steven Moffat says he could see it "going on for a long while."Speaking to TV critics Saturday...

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    'Finding Your Roots' to return for season 3 after PBS probe

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) "Finding Your Roots" will return for season three, but whether the celebrity genealogy series that buried an uncomfortable fact about Ben Affleck's ancestor continues after that remains in doubt, PBS' chief executive...

    By Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer|

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    Quinn: Tech tackles the last taboo -- talking about salary

    Technology has long made it possible for workers to share anonymously how much they are paid on career websites such as Glassdoor.

    By Michelle Quinn mquinn@mercurynews.com|

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    The Latest: Mourners arrive for funeral of Bobbi Kristina

    11:50 a.m. (EDT)Grammy-winning R&B singer Monica is the latest personality to show up at a church in suburban Atlanta for a memorial service for Bobbi Kristina Brown.The 22-year-old daughter of megastar Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown...

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    New York lawmakers at odds over proposed Billy Joel highway

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) A street through Billy Joel's hometown may someday bear his name but a group of New York lawmakers, for now at least, like the signs for Route 107 just the way they are.The proposed honor for the Piano Man is being held up...

    By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press|

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