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at 00:12 on July 31, 2014, EDT.

Veteran TV impresario Robert Halmi Sr., producer of more than 200 programs, dies at 90

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Prolific television producer Robert Halmi, Sr., has died.

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at 20:30 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

AP NewsBreak: George W. Bush writes book about his father; scheduled for November release

NEW YORK, N.Y. - His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush.

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at 20:29 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

James Shigeta, actor known for roles in 'Flower Drum Song' and 'Die Hard,' dies at 85

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - James Shigeta, who played the lead in the 1961 movie musical "Flower Drum Song" and had a small role in the first "Die Hard," has died. He was 85.

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at 19:20 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Digital original series like 'Blue' and 'Guidestones' picking up steam

TORONTO - Eight years after earning an Emmy Award nomination for directing on HBO's "Big Love," Rodrigo Garcia no longer thinks of networks as the primary goal for his scripted series.

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at 17:42 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Start of production on CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory' delayed over negotiations with actors

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors.

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at 18:13 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Music, movie figure who beat back big 1980s payola case faces new charge in NYC gambling probe

NEW YORK, N.Y. - He's been one of the nation's most influential record promoters, the producer of an Oscar-nominated movie, a defendant who successfully fought racketeering charges in a high-profile payola case, and an admitted loan shark who shook down borrowers in ritzy Beverly Hills.

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at 18:02 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Oscar Hijuelos novel's posthumous release scheduled for fall 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A novel completed by Pulitzer Prize winner Oscar Hijuelos shortly before his death last year will be published in the fall of 2015.

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at 17:58 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

ESPN announcers to call Sunday's Red Sox-Yankees game from atop Fenway Park's Green Monster

BOSTON - ESPN announcers will call Sunday night's Red Sox-Yankees game from atop Fenway Park's Green Monster.

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at 14:55 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Lena Dunham to do live reading from new book at Toronto's JFL42

TORONTO - "Girls" star and creator Lena Dunham will give a sneak peek of her new book at Toronto's JFL42 comedy festival in September.

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at 11:59 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Kelsey Grammer says he forgives man who raped, killed sister but doesn't want him paroled

DENVER - Actor Kelsey Grammer says he forgives the man who raped and killed his sister in Colorado nearly 40 years ago but doesn't want him to be paroled.

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at 14:03 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

Playwright Rabe, journalist Wolcott, poet Bidart are among the winners of PEN literary awards

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Playwright David Rabe, journalist and critic James Wolcott and poet Frank Bidart are among this year's winners of awards given out by the PEN American Center, the literary and human rights organization.

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at 12:06 on July 30, 2014, EDT.

'Sharknado 2' plans to please fans by sticking to the formula, says Ian Ziering

TORONTO - How does the sequel to SyFy's instant campy classic "Sharknado" meet the unexpected success of last summer's original?

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