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What if the best way to change minds isn’t to tell people why they’re wrong, but to tell them why they’re right? Scientists tried this recently and discovered that agreeing with people can be a surprisingly powerful way to shake up strongly held beliefs.
ABC is taking a bold step this fall to diversify prime-time television by prominently showcasing African Americans, Latinos and other minorities on a scale never before seen on a major American network.
Dwyane Wade isn't going anywhere.
Imagine a Facebook profile picture of a young woman in a red dress with a plunging neckline and a thigh-high slit that exposes a garter -- how do you think other young women will perceive her?
Jon Favreau's adaptation of "The Jungle Book" has found its Mowgli in 10-year-old newcomer Neel Sethi, Disney announced Tuesday.
Oscar-nominee Viola Davis wanted to be the life of the party, not the setup — that's why, she said, she accepted television's invite.
The Federal Reserve's latest take on the U.S. economy put many investors into sell mode Tuesday, sending stocks mostly lower after a brief upward turn early in the day.
As a Libertarian pizza deliverer looking to upset the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina, long shot candidate Sean Haugh was bound to attract some attention.
Demonstrations began Tuesday in the Arizona town of Oracle, the latest municipality trying to come to grips with the surge in children and women from Central America who have illegally crossed into the United States in record numbers, straining local patience and politics.
South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier, who may have the best jab since Marvin Hagler, took what seemed to be a subtle poke at Alabama Coach Nick Saban.
Aaron McGruder, creator of the edgy "The Boondocks" animated series, has signed a first-look development deal with Adult Swim. The first project will be a new live action/adventure pilot with the working title of "Hooligan Squad" about an American insurgency in Japanese occupied San...
By his own admission, Conan O'Brien will never be a movie star on the level of George Clooney or Tom Hanks. But that doesn't mean he can't turn to acting at age 51. Which is why the "Conan" host announced on Monday's show that he will soon be making his debut as a thespian in the upcoming...
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and Lionsgate announced on Monday that they will launch a subscription streaming service for mainland China.
The Dodgers ought to consider a new organizational strategy for the Home Run Derby.
Pasadena-based film producers of the "Midnight Rider" Randall Miller and his wife, Jody Savin, who have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 27-year-old camera assistant, turned themselves over to authorities in rural Georgia on Sunday.
Fox won the Monday night ratings race with the combined pull of Gordon Ramsay and Jack Bauer, but CBS' "Under the Dome" regained its position as the night's top show, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen.
Quentin Tarantino's on-again, off-again project "The Hateful Eight" looks to be on again, according to potential cast member Kurt Russell.
Dwight Howard made a brief stand on a very touchy subject over the weekend.
Prominent journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas was detained at McAllen International Airport in Texas on Tuesday, according to Define American, an organization he founded.
The sniping this week between two presumed Republican candidates for president has included cracks about hopeless naïvete, a spat over the mantle of Ronald Reagan and even an insult aimed at Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s hipster glasses.