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Showtime says ‘Shameless’ will air final season this summer

Showtime says ‘Shameless’ will air final season this summer

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The wild ride of the Gallagher family on “Shameless” is coming to an end.The series will air its 11th and final season this summer, Showtime entertainment president Gary Levine said Monday. The debut date was not immediately announced.“It will be one last hurrah for the Gallaghers and their unique blend of…
Willis Tower receives highest level of green certification

Willis Tower receives highest level of green certification

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s Willis Tower skyscraper on Thursday became the largest building in the U.S. to reach the highest level of energy efficiency.Building owner Equity Office, the U.S. office arm of private-equity giant Blackstone Group, announced that the 110-story skyscraper reached the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Platinum certification, the Chicago…
Billionaire Burkle’s son found dead at Beverly Hills home

Billionaire Burkle’s son found dead at Beverly Hills home

FILE - This March 13, 2007 file photo shows Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle in Pittsburgh. Burkle's adult son Andrew has been found dead at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Burkle family says in a statement to People magazine that Andrew Burkle died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)FILE - This…
TV casting director sues production firms after SC filming

TV casting director sues production firms after SC filming

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A former casting director for the television series “Mr. Mercedes” says she wasn’t paid for overtime work for the show that filmed in South Carolina and aired on Audience.Taylor Campbell says in a recently filed federal lawsuit that she was an extras casting director during the first part of 2018.She worked…
Redevelopment of historic Route 66 motor lodge almost done

Redevelopment of historic Route 66 motor lodge almost done

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A nearly three-year effort to redevelop another old motel along Albuquerque’s stretch of historic Route 66 is almost complete. The De Anza Motor Lodge’s iconic sign will once again shine as developers are hosting a lighting ceremony Sunday. The property had fallen into disrepair before being purchased and rebuilt as an…
Incoming Wichita mayor’s gala to raise money for wife’s PAC

Incoming Wichita mayor’s gala to raise money for wife’s PAC

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita’s incoming mayor is planning a formal gala to celebrate his inauguration next month that will raise money for a political action committee run by his wife.Mayor-elect Brandon Whipple’s plans include individual and corporate sponsorships of up to $2,500 for his Jan. 11 celebration. The Wichita Eagle reports that Whipple said…
2 Vegas man plead guilty in illegal video streaming case

2 Vegas man plead guilty in illegal video streaming case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Las Vegas computer programmers have pleaded guilty in federal court in Virginia to charges stemming from illegal video streaming operations. Federal prosecutors say 36-year-old Darryl Julius Polo pleaded guilty Thursday to copyright infringement and money laundering charges while 40-year-old Luis Angel Villarino pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to commit copyright…
Reward offered in case of missing Alabama woman

Reward offered in case of missing Alabama woman

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A $5,000 reward is being offered in the case of an Alabama woman who’s been missing for a week. Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama said Friday it was offering the money for information about Paighton Lane Houston, 29, of Trussville. Houston was last seen on Dec. 20 leaving the Tin Roof…
Going up: Iowa State Fair admission ticket prices

Going up: Iowa State Fair admission ticket prices

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It will cost you more to attend the Iowa State Fair this year.Gate prices for adults will rise to $14 from $12 last year, and tickets for children ages 6 to 11 will increase to $8 from $6, the fair announced Wednesday. Advance purchase prices are going up a dollar:…
NBC: Change will come to ‘America’s Got Talent’ if needed

NBC: Change will come to ‘America’s Got Talent’ if needed

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — An investigation of Gabrielle Union’s complaints of racism and other troubling behavior on the set of “America’s Got Talent” is being taken very seriously by NBC, the network’s entertainment chief said Saturday.Paul Telegdy said the company will respond appropriately when it receives the findings of its inquiry, which he said may…

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