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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON: The fate of the planet again hangs in the balance as the band of Marvel superheroes led by Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) must face an artificial-intelligence program (created by Tony) that has gone rogue. The aim of villainous Ultron (James Spader) is human extinction.  Read More...

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This week, the five major networks will be holding their upfronts. This is where they announce their fall lineups, summer programming and what shows won't be coming back - ever. Once upon a time, the upfronts meant something to TV ...   Read More...
 
A True History of Sugar: Andrew F. Smith, author of "Sugar: A Global History," discusses the topic at a meeting of the Culinary Historians of Southern California, 10:30 a.m. May 9. Free. Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. Fifth St. www.chscsite.org   Read More...
 
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Blues legend B.B. King remains in hospice care at his Las Vegas home.   Read More...
 
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Julianna Margulies was honored with the 2,550th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Television on Friday, May 1, 2015. Her star is located at 6621 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics & Makeup Academy.   Read More...
 
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For the first time since Jim Mora coached his first game at UCLA, the Bruins did not produce a first-round NFL draft pick.   Read More...
 
The stepchildren of a woman killed in an automobile crash involving Bruce Jenner have sued the Olympic gold medalist.   Read More...
 
The Museum of Latin American Art will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with live music and a dance party Sunday. But since this is a cultural facility, don't expect a typical party to commemorate the victory of Mexico over France in the state of Puebla in 1862.   Read More...
 
The top predator of the New World's rainforests slunk past fallen tree trunks, crawled over a crag of rocks, then glided next to a glistening pool.   Read More...
 
Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and a solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm 'n blues classics as "Stand by Me," ''There Goes My Baby" and "Spanish Harlem," has died.   Read More...
 
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Legendary artist Gregg Allman sold out two nights at Agoura Hills' Canyon Club, where his son Devon Allman opened the show with his own bluesy set.   Read More...
 
 
 
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