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FILE - In a Thursday, May 29, 2014 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin looks up while seated on stage during Harvard University commencement ceremonies, in Cambridge, Mass., where she was presented with an honorary Doctor of Arts degree. Franklin has some harsh words for a New York server at a at a Johnny Rockets restaurant in Lewiston near Buffalo who told the Queen of Soul she wasn’t allowed to eat her takeout inside the restaurant. A spokesman for Franklin says on Tuesday, July 22, Franklin ordered a hamburger after performing a sold-out show. But he says the server screamed at Franklin, saying she couldn’t sit down to eat because she had ordered takeout. A Johnny Rockets spokeswoman says the franchise owner is sorry for the actions of “a new and very young employee.”  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Aretha Franklin slams server's D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a New York server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn't allowed to eat her takeout inside the restaurant. A spokesman for Franklin says the situation unfolded Tuesday at a Johnny Rockets restaurant in Lewiston near Buffalo. The spokesman ...

A woman dressed as the character Katniss Everdeen from the movie, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," poses in front of Comic-Con Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. Thousands of fans with four-day passes to the sold-out pop-culture spectacular flocked to the event Thursday, many clad in costumes.  (AP Photo)

Comic-Con gets first look at 'Mockingjay' trailer

The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con. Fans gathered Friday at the Capitol Gallery in downtown San Diego, where holographic versions of two characters from the film offered visitors a silent welcome before the minute-long teaser trailer was shown. ...

Tatiana Maslany attends the "Orphan Black" panel on Day 2 of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 25, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)

Tatiana Maslany addresses Emmy snub at Comic-Con

If Tatiana Maslany is upset she wasn't nominated for an Emmy for portraying multiple clones on TV's "Orphan Black," she didn't show it at Comic-Con. The actress appeared Friday alongside co-stars including Jordan Gavaris and Maria Doyle Kennedy. When the moderator asked Maslany about getting overlooked for an Emmy bid, ...

Pedro Pascal and from left, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gwendoline Christie attend the "Game of Thrones" panel on Day 2 of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 25, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

New 'Game of Thrones' actors revealed at Comic-Con

They traveled a long way from the continent of Westeros to get there, but cast members of HBO's "Game of Thrones" at Friday's Comic-Con panel remained tight-lipped on spoilers. Fans were told they would not get any plot details about the upcoming fifth season. They did play a blooper reel ...

This photo released by Twentieth Century Fox shows, Rupert Friend, left, as Agent 47, and Hannah Ware as Katia, in a scene from the film, "Hitman: Agent 47." (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox, Reiner Bajo)

'Hitman: Agent 47' trailer takes aim at Comic-Con

The first trailer for "Hitman: Agent 47" was unloaded at Comic-Con. Footage from the video game adaption starring "Homeland" co-star Rupert Friend as a genetically engineered assassin debuted Friday at the pop-culture convention. Friend wasn't present to show off the trailer because he's shooting the next season of "Homeland" in ...

Andrew Lincoln attends "The Walking Dead" panel on Day 2 of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 25, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

'Walking Dead' plays season 5 trailer at Comic-Con

Fans attending Friday's panel for "The Walking Dead" at Comic-Con got to see the first trailer for season five. The new episodes stick largely to the comic-book version created by Robert Kirkman, and producers say it will get even darker in tone. "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln as a ...

Colin Firth is a killer spy in new 'Kingsman' film

Colin Firth is a "gentleman spy" with a killer umbrella and Samuel L. Jackson is a blood-hating villain with a lisp in Fox's forthcoming "Kingsman: The Secret Service." The two actors were joined by fellow cast members and the film's writer Friday at Comic-Con to present an early look at ...

This photo released by courtesy of Radius-TWC shows Salma Hayek in a scene from the film, "Everly." (AP Photo/Radius-TWC)

Salma Hayek pulls trigger on 'Everly' at Comic-Con

For Salma Hayek, her role in "Everly" was her toughest yet. "It might not seem like shooting those guns is physical, but it was," Hayek told the crowd at Comic-Con on Friday. "They were heavy!" Hayek plays a captured woman who tries to escape from an apartment building by any ...

Concert-goers watch Jenny Lewis perform at the Newport Folk Festival Friday, July 25, 2014, in Newport, R.I., the first of three days of concerts at Fort Adams State Park. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)

Newport Folk Festival celebrates 55th anniversary

The Newport Folk Festival has kicked off three days of music to a sold-out crowd. The festival began Friday with a lineup that includes Ryan Adams, Jimmy Cliff and Band of Horses, along with some lesser-known acts including Rhode Island-based Death Vessel. It continues Saturday and Sunday with Jack White, ...

Christine and Justin Skolek walk outside during Comic-Con Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. Thousands of fans with four-day passes to the sold-out pop-culture spectacular flocked to the event Thursday, many clad in costumes. (AP Photo)

Stan Lee cancels Comic-Con appearance

Stan Lee is missing in action at Comic-Con. A spokesman for the 91-year-old co-creator of superheros such as The Avengers, X-Men and Spider-Man says Lee lost his voice because of laryngitis. He added that Lee is otherwise in good health and is disappointed he's missing the celebration. The former Marvel ...

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Lifetime drops reality TV show on Texas mortuary

The Lifetime TV network has dropped a reality show about a Texas mortuary after eight decaying bodies were found at the facility and the co-owners were arrested for alleged corpse abuse. Lifetime announced in June it would produce a show called "Good Grief" about the Johnson Family Mortuary in Fort ...

This image released by CBS shows Jim Parsons in a scene from "The Big Bang Theory."  (AP Photo/CBS, Michael Yarish)

Bazinga! 'Big Bang Theory' writers hit Comic-Con

Past "Big Bang" Comic-Con panels have paid off for fans that score tickets. One viewer was awarded a trip to space. And there was a surprise appearance by Johnny Galecki, who hid in the audience in costume until he asked a question. For the second year in a row, the ...

Sam Raimi announces planned 'The Last of Us' film

"The Last of Us" video game is becoming a film. Filmmaker Sam Raimi and the game's author, Neil Druckmann, announced the planned adaptation Friday at Comic-Con. The 2013 action-adventure horror game follows a young woman, Ellie, as she navigates a post-apocalyptic United States plagued by sickness and zombie-like cannibals. Raimi ...

Guests  arrive for  opening of the Bayreuth Festival in Bayreuth, Germany,  Friday,  July 25, 2014. The  annual Richard-Wagner opera festival is one of the most important cultural a events in Germany.  Bayreuth’s annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption shortly after the opening performance of Richard Wagner’s “Tannhaeuser” kicked off.German  news agency dpa, citing its reporters at the performance, reported that the  audience was asked to leave the auditorium after about 20 minutes for safety reasons. (AP Photo/dpa,Tobias Hase)

Bayreuth Wagner fest starts with stage malfunction

Bayreuth's annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption shortly after the opening performance of Richard Wagner's "Tannhaeuser" kicked off. German news agency dpa, citing its reporters at Friday's performance, said the audience was asked to leave the auditorium after ...

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Zimmerman says he'll appeal NBC lawsuit dismissal

George Zimmerman has filed a notice to appeal the dismissal of his defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal and three reporters. The appeal notice was filed Tuesday with the Seminole County Clerk of Courts. Judge Debra Nelson on June 30 dismissed Zimmerman's lawsuit, saying the former neighborhood watch leader had failed ...

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BSkyB to create multinational European TV network

London-based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a multinational European broadcaster. The deal could have a wider impact on the media industry, giving Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox a cash boost to potentially revive its attempt to buy ...

Ron Howard sells house in NYC suburbs for $27.5M

Now that they're empty-nesters, Ron Howard and his wife have sold their nest straddling the New York and Connecticut state line for $27.5 million. Howard and his wife, Cheryl, bought the Conyers Farm estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Armonk, New York, in 1991 and spent years constructing the house and ...

FILE - In this April 13, 2014 file photo, Chinese actress Tang Wei poses on the red carpet of the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards in Hong Kong. “Lust, Caution” star Tang and South Korean director Kim Tae-yong wed in a small ceremony July 12 at legendary director Ingmar Bergman’s home on the Swedish island of Faro. Tang's management sent out a statement on Thursday night, July 24, 2014 saying the couple visited the Bergman home to pay their respects to the late film director and the wedding was a spur-of-the-moment decision. Tang and Kim met on the set of his romance drama "Late Autumn" in 2010. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

'Lust, Caution' actress Tang marries in Sweden

"Lust, Caution" star Tang Wei found legendary director Ingmar Bergman's island home to be the perfect scene for a wedding. The Chinese actress and South Korean director Kim Tae-yong wed in a small ceremony July 12 at Bergman's home on the Swedish island of Faro. The couple had announced their ...

This photo released by WGN America shows, John Benjamin Hickey as Frank Winter, in a scene from the TV series, "Manhattan." The show debuts 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, Sunday, July 27, 2014, on cable channel WGN America. The drama is set in a makeshift, desolate New Mexico desert community, one of several that sprang up as part of the Manhattan Project aiming to beat Nazi Germany to the bomb. (AP Photo/WGN America, Greg Peters)

Scientists make love, war weapons in 'Manhattan'

Writer-producer Sam Shaw was grappling with how to craft a TV drama about the war on terror and the price it exacts from those who keep its secrets. He found the answer by looking back to the early 1940s, when U.S. scientists and others working in isolation created the first ...

In this  Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, pedestrians stroll at dusk in front of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York's Lincoln Center. Fractious labor negotiations threaten to disrupt the Met's new season for the first time in more than 30 years. This week, the company's general manager, Peter Gelb, vowed to lock out union members _ cutting off pay and health insurance _ unless they settle before contracts expire July 31. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Lockout looms as Met contracts set to expire

Figaro might not be getting married anytime soon. Mimi and Rodolfo might not fall in love in that cold Parisian garret. And Macbeth might never murder his way to the throne. That's the bleak scenario at the Metropolitan Opera, where fractious labor negotiations threaten to disrupt the new season for ...

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