22 dogs will get lucky on new CBS television show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon McMillan has trained as many as 10,000 dogs for television, movies, commercials, videos and people. Then he started saving dogs from animal shelters, training them and finding homes for them. When Litton Entertainment…

Rexford Kennamer, doctor to the stars, dies at 93

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Dr. Redford Kennamer, a “physician to the stars” whose clients once included some of Hollywood’s biggest names, has died in Alabama. He was 93. The physician died at the house he had shared with…

Paramount to cut 110 positions, 5 pct of workforce

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viacom Inc.’s movie studio, Paramount Pictures, is cutting 110 positions worldwide in a reorganization that the company says will help it adapt to increasing competition. Paramount Chief Operating Officer Frederick Huntsberry announced the move…

Vt.’s Captain Phillips says he never empathized

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — The real-life ship captain being played by Tom Hanks in a Hollywood movie says he never felt feel empathy for the pirates who hijacked his vessel and took him captive four years ago. Richard…

NYC Opera to file for bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Opera said Tuesday it is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy protection after seven decades as a fixture on the metropolitan cultural scene. The company announced Sept. 12 that it needed…

Angelina Jolie to direct ‘Unbroken’ in Australia

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal Pictures has announced that Angelina Jolie is in Sydney, Australia, to direct the survival saga “Unbroken.” The film will tell the true story of Lou Zamperini, a World War II hero and track…

Nielsen’s top 20 TV programs for Sept. 23-29

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 23-29. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: New England at Atlanta, NBC, 20.49 million. 2. “The Big Bang Theory” (Thursday, 8:31 p.m.), CBS, 20.44 million. 3.…

Band Perry singer engaged to Toronto catcher

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Band Perry singer Kimberly Perry is engaged to Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia. The engagement, which was first reported by The Tennessean, was confirmed by the band’s publicist on Tuesday. Perry told…

Donald Trump interested in NY’s Plum Island

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump is thinking about adding an island to his already flashy portfolio. The real estate mogul and TV reality star said Tuesday he’s considering purchasing New York’s Plum Island, but has yet to…

New York City Opera Timeline

NEW YORK (AP) — A timeline of the New York City Opera, which announced Tuesday it will file for bankruptcy protection and wind down operations: March 5, 1943 — After New York City forecloses on the Mecca Temple…

NYC Opera to file for bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Opera said Tuesday it is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy protection after seven decades as a fixture on the metropolitan cultural scene. The company announced Sept. 12 that it needed…

Review: ‘Sean Saves the World’ a funny new sitcom

NEW YORK (AP) — Beloved for his supporting role on “Will & Grace,” Sean Hayes is back in an NBC sitcom, this time as the leading man whose name is in the title: “Sean Saves the World.” The…

Bullock calls ‘Gravity’ her ‘best life decision’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sandra Bullock says making the lost-in-space movie “Gravity” with director Alfonso Cuaron was “the best life decision I think I ever made.” Cuaron coaxed Bullock into playing an astronaut coping with disaster at the…

Scribd, HarperCollins offer e-book subscriptions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Online document-sharing site Scribd is taking a page from Netflix’s success story as it sets out to create the world’s largest subscription service for digital books. The opening chapter in Scribd’s quest begins Tuesday…

Jordan: In his prime, he could beat LeBron, others

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA legend Michael Jordan believes he could beat LeBron James in a one-on-one basketball game when he was in his prime. He’s not sure about Kobe Bryant. In a video promoting the NBA 2K14…

‘Welcome to the Family’ creates blended family

NBC’s new comedy “Welcome to the Family” starts with an unfortunate image problem. The series, which debuts Thursday (8:30 p.m. EDT), is about an aimless California girl from a middle class white family who is impregnated by the…

Justices to hear appeal over ‘Raging Bull’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The daughter of the man whose work was the basis of the Oscar-winning movie “Raging Bull” is hoping the Supreme Court will give her a final second TKO against a movie studio for ownership of…

Memoir by ’60s Dylan tour manager out in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A posthumous memoir by Bob Dylan’s tour manager during the 1960s is due out next September. St. Martin’s Press announced Tuesday that it had acquired “Another Side of Bob Dylan,” by Victor Maymudes (may-’MOO-dess),…

NYC Opera to file for bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Opera says the company will file for bankruptcy protection and wind down operations after failing to raise enough money to stage the rest of its season. The company announced Sept. 12…