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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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