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Ice bucket, Brazil elections popular on Facebook

Ice bucket, Brazil elections popular on Facebook

December 9th, 2014 9:34 am by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer

"At its best, social media makes the world a smaller place and builds community on a global level," Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, said in an interview.

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Mobile apps still collect information on kids

Mobile apps still collect information on kids

December 9th, 2014 12:15 am by Associated Press

"Unfortunately, there are still companies out there that are more concerned about generating revenue than protecting the privacy of kids."

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Scott, Bale defend 'Exodus' casting

Scott, Bale defend 'Exodus' casting

December 8th, 2014 9:25 am by JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press

The biblical film "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has come under fire for white actors being cast in the main roles as Egyptians. But director Ridley Scott has a message for those trying to boycott the movie: "I say, 'Get a life.'"

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Passage of time makes proving Cosby claims tough

Passage of time makes proving Cosby claims tough

December 7th, 2014 6:11 pm by ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES — Any case against Bill Cosby would rely on conflicting testimony, and possibly jurors' emotions, legal experts say.

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Battle of Blountville park taking shape

Battle of Blountville park taking shape

December 6th, 2014 10:00 am by Nick Shepherd

The concept calls for a large green space in the historic zone of Blountville and to have all the historic sites involving the battle connected somehow, most likely with walkways.

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Next Bond film gets retro name: 'SPECTRE'

Next Bond film gets retro name: 'SPECTRE'

December 5th, 2014 7:04 pm by Associated Press

Director Sam Mendes announced the name of the 24th official Bond movie Thursday at Pinewood Studios near London, along with the identity of several new cast members and a new version of Bond's iconic Aston Martin.

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TV Review: NBC's 'Peter Pan' falls sadly flat

TV Review: NBC's 'Peter Pan' falls sadly flat

December 5th, 2014 9:16 am by MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Writer

NBC's live telling of J.M. Barrie's classic tale Thursday was an oddly ponderous, disconnected, disjointed and jerky mess. If it had been a Broadway show, it would have gotten the hook (pun intended).

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Grammy Awards: Beyonce, Coldplay and Sam Smith should get nods

Grammy Awards: Beyonce, Coldplay and Sam Smith should get nods

December 4th, 2014 9:26 am by By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

For commercial popular music, the Grammys are a kind of break, a celebration of melodic and lyrical sunshine that serves as a time stamp, embedded in memories for the decades to come.

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Even viewers 55 and older abandoning TV in favor of phone, computer

Even viewers 55 and older abandoning TV in favor of phone, computer

December 3rd, 2014 1:53 pm by By Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

The shifts in TV viewing are part of an ongoing trend brought on by the proliferation of new streaming websites, apps and devices people now use to watch television programming.

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New lawsuit brings Cosby abuse claims into court

New lawsuit brings Cosby abuse claims into court

December 3rd, 2014 9:21 am by ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer

A lawsuit by a woman who claims Bill Cosby molested her when she was 15 years old has moved allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian from the court of public opinion into the courthouse.

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