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Jamie Lee Curtis shares sweet moment with Comic-Con fan who says she saved his life
Who knew a panel at San Diego Comic-Con for the upcoming "Halloween" film would produce one of the most emotional moments of this year's annual fan convention?

This is what Shonda Rhimes has been working on for Netflix
Shonda Rhimes's first batch of shows for Netflix will primarily be female-powered stories, several of which will be spearheaded by female creatives.

James Gunn fired as 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' director
Disney has parted ways with director James Gunn after a number of what the studio called "indefensible" tweets he wrote years ago resurfaced.

Four ways President Trump is changing prime time TV
The so-called "resistance" to President Trump takes many forms. In Hollywood, writers and producers are using the tools of their trade -- jokes and dramatizations -- to make statements about Trump and the dangers of demagoguery more broadly.

Andrew Lincoln breaks hearts as he confirms 'Walking Dead' exit at Comic-Con
Prepare to say goodbye to Rick Grimes.

Aaron Paul's daughter in a mini hazmat suit is ridiculously cute
Actor Aaron Paul, who is best known for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman on "Breaking Bad," brought his daughter to the San Diego Comic-Con dressed in a hazmat suit like one he wore on the television show.

'Mamma Mia' is your weekened feel-good movie
At a moment where gloom feels pervasive in many quarters, "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" rides a tide of joy, fun and mother-daughter bonding, again set to a jaunty array of ABBA tunes. This decade-later sequel also features a pair of natural assets -- the dazzling beauty of its island setting, and the utterly winning presence of Lily James, who occupies what amounts to the central role as the younger version of Meryl Streep's character.

Denzel Washington picks off familiar targets in 'Equalizer 2'
A sequel to a movie based on a TV show is basically the ultimate commentary on Hollywood's infatuation with presold titles, but at least "The Equalizer 2" doesn't harbor many pretentions about its marching orders. Anchored by Denzel Washington's steely presence, it's a spare, brutal vigilante exercise, with an element of righteous revenge mixed into the balance.

Disney's battle plan? Just look around Comic-Con
For those seeking to understand Disney's strategy under CEO Robert Iger, just take a look around the colorful halls of Comic-Con: Thousands of people who spent hard-earned cash trekking to San Diego -- in some cases great distances -- to savor their favorite pastimes, many dressed in purchased or home-made costumes.

It's a summer of love over on Netflix
Matt Brodlie, director of original films at Netflix, knows that along with warm weather comes romance.

Celebrities audition for 'Batgirl'
Celebrities audition on "Conan" for the upcoming Batgirl movie.

Jinger Duggar welcomes baby girl
The Duggar family has a new addition.

Here's the story of two famous TV houses
Two California houses owned by famous fictional families from "Brady Bunch" and "Full House" are in the news for very different reasons -- one is hoping to drum up some interest while the other is hoping for less attention.

Jennifer Lopez's 'Second Act'
It's been far too long since we've seen Jennifer Lopez flex her comedy muscles on the big screen, but our wait is almost over.

Harvey Weinstein files motion to dismiss Ashley Judd suit
Harvey Weinstein has asked a federal judge to dismiss Ashley Judd's defamation suit against him, according to court documents obtained by CNN.

Comic-Con kicks off amid period showing off fandom's ugly side
Comic-Con, we have a problem.

Adrian Cronauer, disc jockey who inspired Robin Williams' role in 'Good Morning, Vietnam,' dies
Adrian Cronauer, the former US airman whose radio show provided the inspiration for Robin Williams' character in "Good Morning, Vietnam" has died, his family said.

'Batwoman' TV series in the works with first lesbian superhero in the lead
"Batwoman" is coming to TV.

Bruce Springsteen is coming to a screen near you
Netflix may have just saved you a few thousand dollars.

Is Sacha Baron Cohen still funny?
Sacha Baron Cohen's act hasn't changed, from "Da Ali G Show" to "Borat" to his new Showtime series, "Who is America?" But the world has, which, in light of the media uproar he's triggered, raises the question whether the timing was very right -- or wrong -- for this comeback.

Robin Williams remembered in poignant HBO doc
The intimate bond that comedians forge with an audience makes their loss feel more intimate and personal. What remains somewhat mysterious -- and at times mystifying -- is the darker side of stand-up, which has contributed to the premature deaths of so many comedy stars.

Here we go again with the Beyoncé baby rumors
We've been here before, Beyhive.

Drake meets his hit's viral dance creator
It's safe to say Shiggy was probably in his feelings when he met Drake.

'Boy Erased' trailer previews film about gay conversion therapy
Lucas Hedges better get his tux dry cleaned and pressed because he might be having a very active award season.

'Castle Rock' is Stephen King scary
As is so often the case with Stephen King adaptations, "Castle Rock" -- an original Hulu series, stitched together from the author's multi-verse -- looks better on paper. Name-checking and drawing inspiration from various King works, the J.J. Abrams-produced show boasts a gaudy cast (some with King connections), but proves enamored with atmosphere while failing to scare up a compelling story.

'Whitney' brings heavy hand to Whitney Houston's troubled life
"Whitney," the second feature-length Whitney Houston documentary in 10 months, has the advantage of being produced with cooperation from Houston's estate, providing greater access to those closest to her, including multiple relatives. The overall message, though, is much the same and painfully familiar -- how the price of fame, and being pulled in multiple directions, contributed to the premature end of a one-for-the-ages talent.

'Skyscraper' stands tall on Rock-solid foundation
The "Die Hard" comparisons are inevitable with "Skyscraper," the latest action vehicle for the very busy Dwayne Johnson. While the movie doesn't quite scale those heights, it delivers similar old-fashioned, popcorn-y pleasures with its Rock-solid foundation, with a bare-bones plot and plenty of stunts that do for tall buildings what "Jaws" did for sharks.

Disney wins antitrust approval to purchase most of Fox

Russell Crowe to star as Fox News' Roger Ailes in Showtime miniseries

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Jean Smart: After the Witch Trials
What do you do when the paper trail for your ancestor ends? Jean Smart discovered the answer was to not give up. Jean went on a road of discovery and found that her 8x great-grandmother, Dorcas Galley, was accused as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Shortly after her trial in 1692, Dorcas appeared to vanish Read More

Molly Shannon: Secrets in Irish Marriage Records
Sometimes a simple piece of paper can unlock a deep and tragic story about your ancestors. That’s what happened for Molly Shannon, who went on an emotional journey to trace her 2x great-grandparents, Hugh Cattigan and Bridget Farry. Molly’s adventure led her to Ireland, where she discovered their 1851 marriage certificate. That simple piece of Read More

Ancestry Product Update: Family Group Sheets are Back!
The Family Group Sheet has returned to aid in your research! If you are unfamiliar with a Family Group Sheet (or Family Group Record), it is a view of parents and children in a family, and is designed to show names, dates, and places of birth, marriages, and deaths in an easy-to-read format. It has Read More

Alternative WWI Army Service Detail Sources
Searching for information on Army military service from World War I can be a bit difficult for some researchers due to the 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). We tend to think we have to only look for World War I Army service information at the NPRC and if the records burned, Read More

Hilary Duff: Tracing Rags back to Riches
Hilary Duff knew her father was born into money, but her mother grew up poor. She assumed that, because of the poverty, little could be learned about her mother’s side of the family. But once Hilary embarked on the quest to discover her mother’s ancestors, she soon found secret gems buried in her family history. Read More

Megan Mullally: Courageous Women and Their Untold Stories
When Megan Mullally began her journey into the past, she discovered that many records for her family belonged to her male ancestors. She learned the sad truth that most legal documents in the 19th century related to men, with far fewer records belonging to women at the time. Megan realized, like many others researching their Read More

Laverne Cox: Expressions of Freedom
The search for African American ancestors often reveals a tale of hardship and overcoming trials. Laverne Cox went on the hunt to learn more about the family of her 2x great-grandmother, Georgiana Banks, and discovered a trove of stories that showed the African American experience in the 19th century, as well as expressions of freedom Read More

Ancestry Product Update: Conduct Search Utilizing the information on another Member’s Tree
Customers have been able to conduct a search for a person within their own tree utilizing the information in their timeline. Now we have made it possible for customers to conduct a targeted search from a person in a Public Member Tree. Steps: Navigate in the person page of another customer’s tree. To search Read More

It’s the Most Jamboree Time of the Year
One of my favorite conferences of the year is the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree held in June in Burbank each year.  The speakers are stellar.  The exhibit hall is full of learning opportunities.  There are great prizes to won and lots of genealogy networking to be done. In Person If you live anywhere near Burbank, Read More

Jon Cryer: Ascension to a Legacy
Through an incredible journey, Jon Cryer discovered that his 9x great-grandfather, James Adams, came to America as an indentured servant. After a disastrous attempt to repel the English from his beloved Scotland, James Adams and other Scots were captured, shipped to Massachusetts against their will, and compelled into approximately 7 years of indentured service for Read More