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‘12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ lead Critics’ Choice nominations

The nominations for the 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards have pretty much confirmed what was already known: “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” are serious contenders.

Celebrate food and family

Flavor is a universal language. It’s the common thread in family celebrations, friendly get-togethers and cultural gatherings around the world. It connects us across generations and geography, and has the power to unite and define us.

Shonda Rhimes honored by Director’s Guild of America

Producing partners Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, best known for “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice” and “Scandal,” will receive a diversity award from the Directors Guild of America for their efforts to provide directing job opportunities for women and minorities.

Playhouse lineup entertains all ages

The Palmdale Playhouse will present a cornucopia of music, dance, orchestra and stage productions—along with a visit from Ol’ St. Nick himself, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 27 and running through Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Playhouse, located at 38344 10th St. ...

Chris Brown ordered into 90-day residential substance-abuse and anger-management program

Singer Chris Brown, who is still on probation for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 and was arrested last month for allegedly punching a man in Washington, D.C., was ordered by a Los Angeles judge today to complete a 90-day residential ...

Comedian Kyle Ayers tweets rooftop breakup

Public breakups are never a good idea. It’s bad enough to have to deal with all the drama of a fight in a first place, but when this pair broke up on comedian Kyle Ayers’ rooftop Saturday evening he decided ...

“Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him”

Dirty, nasty, filthy. That’s what your mother claimed “those words” were. You said them once … and were never allowed to say them again in her presence. They were bad words.

Local author Viviane Carson holds book signing at Palmdale City Library

The Palmdale City Library, located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd., will host a book signing for local author Viviane Carson M.A., D.C.H., Ph.D. on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Throw the perfect holiday party

From cookies and milk to the partridge in a pear tree, the holidays are filled with classic pairings. This year, gather family and friends together and ring in the season with a themed party that celebrates famous couplings.

Brandon T. Jackson: US Airways booted me after attendant used ‘N word’

Actor Brandon T. Jackson was kicked off a US Airways flight Monday because he was disruptive, the airline told CNN Wednesday.

People’s Choice Awards nominees announced

Channing Tatum, Hugh Jackman, Sandra Bullock and Scarlett Johansson were among the stars receiving multiple nominations today for the 40th annual People’s Choice Awards.

DMX ditches Wendy Williams after arrest

DMX won’t sit down with Wendy Williams to talk about his legal troubles this week because of the rapper’s arrest Monday, his spokesman said.

'Ender's Game' takes down 'Bad Grandpa'

“Ender’s Game” was the top draw among movies in theaters in its first weekend of release, according to estimates furnished by Hollywood.com Box Office.

His Third Wife

Absolutely nobody can stop you. Oh, no. You’re too determined to be deterred from what you want. You’ve got plans, you’ve got might, and you’ve got the guts to make it all happen. If there’s somebody in your way, watch ...

More than 40 breweries anticipated at Field of Drafts

The city of Lancaster has announced its third round of “drafts” for the Field of Drafts Craft Beer Festival to be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at Lancaster Municipal Stadium. Event goers can now anticipate more than 40 breweries and distributors ...