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Friday, August 14, 2020

COVID-19 budget woes: Walnut Creek lays off beloved theater director by Martha Ross

Walnut Creek's decision to part ways with Center Repertory Company artistic director Michael Butler comes as COVID-19 has devastated the city's economy and the Bay Area arts industry.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

AB-5 blues: New ‘gig’ work law upends Bay Area’s arts scene by Martha Ross

Artists and arts groups are grappling with AB-5's impact on how they do business and the extent to which theater, dance and music lovers may lose opportunities to see shows by favorite local…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Beyond Dear Abby: Cheryl Strayed contemplates the art of giving advice by Martha Ross

Why do we love advice columns? The 'Wild' author talks about 'Tiny Beautiful Things,' the play showing at San Francisco Playhouse that's based on her time dispensing advice as Dear Sugar.

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Kumail Nanjiani’s secrets to muscular new body? Marvel paying for personal trainers helps by Martha Ross

The 'Silicon Valley' star said he got in shape for Marvel's 'The Eternals,' in which he co-stars with Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kit Harington and Salma Hayek.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Ladies, William Shatner will soon be single again; files for divorce from wife no. 4 by Martha Ross

The divorce for the 88-year-old actor and one-time TV heartthrob should soon be final, a report says.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Amid father’s scandal, Princess Eugenie joins Leonardo DiCaprio, Kendall Jenner, others at Art Basel parties by Martha Ross

The 29-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew is among the many celebrities -- Gigi and Bella Hadid, Sean Penn, Rosario Dawson -- in Miami for the massive art show.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Young Broadway star’s death reveals asthma’s fatal consequences by Martha Ross

Laurel Griggs, who debuted on Broadway at age 6, was born with asthma and died after suffering a 'massive' attack while she was at home doing her homework.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

How Keanu Reeves found love again after tragedy by Martha Ross

In artist Alexandra Grant, the Hollywood A-lister and heartthrob has found a partner who is 'spiritual, sensitive and kind,' a new report says.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Of course, Keanu Reeves’ likely new girlfriend is as cool as he is by Martha Ross

Among many things, fans noted that artist Alexandra Grant is 'age-appropriate' for the 55-year-old heartthrob. And she happily wore flats to a gala, high-society event.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

‘I screwed up’: ‘GMA’ host Lara Spencer apologizes on air for laughing at Prince George’s love of ballet by Martha Ross

The "Good Morning America" host went on air Monday to apologize again and say she was "stupid and insensitive" for laughing at a little boy's interest in dance.

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Prince George becomes hero for all ballet-loving boys and men after ‘GMA’ host mocks him by Martha Ross

"Good Morning America" host Lara Spencer apologized Friday, but her comments about Prince George taking ballet had already drawn accusations of bullying.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Faye Dunaway goes ‘full-on Mommie Dearest’ and gets fired from play, report says by Martha Ross

Due to Dunaway's allegedly 'verbally abusive' behavior, producers of the Broadway-bound play 'Tea at Five' had to cancel the show minutes before curtain, a report says.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Valerie Harper’s family seeks help paying for TV legend’s cancer treatment and 24/7 care by Martha Ross

A GoFundMe campaign has been started for the "Mary Tyler Moore" and "Rhoda" star, who has been battling cancer for 10 years and whose current treatment and care is "not covered by insurance."

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

What happened to Gloria Vanderbilt’s money? by Martha Ross

Anderson Cooper's reported $1.5 million inheritance is much less than expected for the son of the famed heiress and a member of one of America's legendary families.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Danville’s Tao House: Eugene O’Neill’s ‘final harbor’ for penning his greatest plays by Martha Ross

People wondered whether an ailing, exhausted Eugene O'Neill was done with writing when he arrived in Danville. Anything but, with the Nobel Prize winner penning his greatest works in his hou…

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