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'All About That Bass' gives singer a breakthrough

'All About That Bass' gives singer a breakthrough

August 8th, 2014 9:50 am by MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer

Meghan Trainor, the 20-year-old who is having a pop culture moment with the song about body acceptance, said she initially wrote the track and pitched it to other artists, but was turned away.

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While 'Avatar' waits, Cameron dives into an abyss

While 'Avatar' waits, Cameron dives into an abyss

August 6th, 2014 6:16 pm by Associated Press

In the documentary of his record-breaking deep-sea dive, "Deepsea Challenge 3D," James Cameron asks, "Am I a filmmaker who does exploration work on the side, or am I an explorer who does filming on the side?"

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A digital and divisive redesign of 'Ninja Turtles'

A digital and divisive redesign of 'Ninja Turtles'

August 5th, 2014 9:24 pm by DERRIK J. LANG, Associated Press

The revitalized reptiles were fashioned by blending computer-generated imagery with motion-capture performances by four actors. It's a radical departure from the original '90s trilogy, when Jim Henson's Creature Shop crafted puppety suits for the actors.

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Author guards fan favorites in TV's 'Outlander'

Author guards fan favorites in TV's 'Outlander'

August 5th, 2014 7:42 am by LAURI NEFF, Associated Press

The 1991 bestselling romance novel about a time-travelling nurse premieres on Starz Aug. 9 at 9 p.m. EDT. The author says to her surprise, the producers have "very kindly" taken her opinions into account.

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HARDTACK and HARD TIMES: 7th Annual Lo Country Boil is this Saturday.

August 5th, 2014 2:49 am by Ned Jilton

Enjoy good food and good music while helping to maintain and expand historic Netherland Inn.

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DirecTV reaches deal to carry SEC Network

DirecTV reaches deal to carry SEC Network

August 4th, 2014 8:02 pm by Associated Press

DirecTV has reached a deal with ESPN to carry the SEC Network when it launches. The announced agreement Monday means the network will be available in 87 million households when it goes on the air on Aug. 14.

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Bacon Brothers set to sizzle in Greeneville

Bacon Brothers set to sizzle in Greeneville

August 4th, 2014 10:22 am by Staff Report

Long before Kevin launched his prolific stage and screen career, and before Michael became known as a go-to composer for film and television, they were just two brothers growing up in Philadelphia and making music together.

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Two Bible Belt filmmakers expand box office horizons

Two Bible Belt filmmakers expand box office horizons

August 3rd, 2014 4:41 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — It's the Hollywood ending every studio wants: Low-cost production and high returns at the box office. Filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick seem to have the formula dow.

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Batman creator's personal copies to be auctioned

Batman creator's personal copies to be auctioned

August 3rd, 2014 2:00 am by Associated Press

ComicConnect is selling Batman creator Bob Kane's file copies of Detective Comics Nos. 27 through 45 and Batman Nos. 1 through 3, a nearly mint copy of the first Incredible Hulk comic book and a 1942 Archie comic book.

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Birthplace of Country Music Museum opens with weekend of festivities

Birthplace of Country Music Museum opens with weekend of festivities

August 2nd, 2014 12:36 am by J. H. Osborne

A trip through the museum might take a few hours, but it will lead visitors on a journey from the summer of 1927 — when Bristol was the scene of "the Big Bang of country music."

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