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Derrik J. Lang

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Mulling the controller’s future

LOS ANGELES — Will this year mark the death of the joystick? With major video game publishers

Cowboys, detectives among 11 ‘Amazing Race’ teams

LOS ANGELES — Jet and Cord McCoy, a pair of bull-riding brothers from Tupelo, Okla., are among the

‘Friends’ stars reunite on ‘Cougar Town’ episode

CULVER CITY, Calif. — These “Friends” like sticking together. Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow, who

Motocross gets theatrical with Nuclear Cowboyz arena shows

LOS ANGELES — The Nuclear Cowboyz may do for motocross what World Wrestling Entertainment did for

Fitness video games reshape medium

LOS ANGELES — At first glance, the rack of video games seems out of place next to the row of

Will everybody love Ray Romano in ‘Men of a Certain Age’?

LOS ANGELES — Ray Romano isn’t really into bromances. Though his first series since “Everybody

Iraheta finds her voice with her debut album

LOS ANGELES — Allison Iraheta has come a long way since her awkward first interview with Ryan

Multiplayer ‘Star Trek Online’ to beam gamers to the bridge

LOS ANGELES — The most iconic setting in “Star Trek” almost didn’t make it into the series’ online

Meet the teams on new season of ‘Amazing Race’

LOS ANGELES — One team will have a leg up on the competition in the upcoming season of “The Amazing

‘Wipeout’ is much harder than it looks, reporter discovers

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — A row of mechanized, doughnut-shaped hurdles took turns punching my jaw,

Nimoy is comfortable with mysterious role on ‘Fringe’

LOS ANGELES — Outside Leonard Nimoy’s Bel Air home, workers are busy constructing a new driveway,

Better games based on films

Hollywood wants the video game industry to quit putting out clunkers. LOS ANGELES — Video

A sequel is unlikely, cast members say.

A sequel is unlikely, cast members say. Fans should plan to savor every visual morsel when

Meet new teams on ‘Amazing Race’

A couple from Ohio are among the contestants. LOS ANGELES — Most contestants on “The Amazing

‘An American Carol’ lampoons liberals

The conservative comedy is one of a kind in left-leaning Hollywood. LOS ANGELES — It’s a movie

‘Spore’ designer spills on explicit creatures

All versions of the new game will provide a different experience. LOS ANGELES — Will Wright

Meet new teams for the ‘Race’

The series makes first-ever stops in Kazakhstan and Cambodia. LOS ANGELES — An ex-NFL player

SSLqRock Band 2’ to include new online modes, songs

The new version has retroactive compatibility. LOS ANGELES — “Rock Band” is ready for an

Global food crisis finally gets White House’s focus

Had someone in the White House done an Internet search of the topic “global food crisis” months ago,

Activists: States not doing enough to protect privacy

Fraud and ID theft cost Americans about $1.2 billion in 2007, the FTC said. MADISON, Wis. (AP) —

Bride-to-be should be up-front with Dad before big day

Dear Annie: My daughter, “Meg,” moved to Florida to attend college and graduate school. She is now

Check labels when picking up prescriptions

Dear Readers: When you called in or dropped off your last prescription, did you check it when you

Today is Tuesday, April 29, the 120th day of 2008. There are 246 days left in the year. On this date

Today is Tuesday, April 29, the 120th day of 2008. There are 246 days left in the year. On this date

Kerkorian acquires 4.7 percent of Ford

DETROIT (AP) — Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian, making another attempt to shape the U.S.

GM to cut a shift at 4 gas-guzzler plants

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Corp. said Monday it plans to cut one shift at four North American

Analysts expecting record sales

There has been very little build-up to the premiere of ‘Grand Theft Auto IV.’ LOS ANGELES —

In 45 years, ‘General Hospital’ has seen it all

The soap opera has been adding new elements, such as using computer-generated images to remain

Gervais says bye to ‘Extras’ and hello to a film career

The star wanted the last episode to stand on its own. NEW YORK — It feels like an actual scene

‘Heroes’ cast members give insight into second season

There will be new characters; some old ones won’t survive. NEW YORK — Last year this time,

Remarks, fights fuel bloggers

Many fans watch the unedited version on the Internet and Showtime Too. NEW YORK — It’s just


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