Legislature passes bill exempting UFC results from request

When "The Ultimate Fighter" returns to Florida, the public won't be able to find out the results before episodes air. Read more

Theater Review-Thanks God for Jokes

Review: Birbiglia pulls no punch lines in new 1-man show

All jokes are offensive to someone, comedian Mike Birbiglia insists, and that's OK. When his everyday encounters "become the joke later," and he exposes the ridiculousness of people he knows to an audience of strangers, he defends himself by saying, "It's just my side of the story." Read more

Riding Rivalry

Wife of jockey Kent Desormeaux wins 1st race at Santa Anita

Rosie Higgins rode her first career winner in the second race Thursday at Santa Anita, with Hall of Fame jockey and husband Kent Desormeaux watching in civilian attire. Read more

Myspace still exists? Yes, and now Time Inc. owns it

Myspace still exists? Read more

Business Highlights

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Judge lifts order blocking Chautauqua venue reconstruction

The Chautauqua Institution will be allowed to move ahead with plans to demolish and rebuild its historic open-air theater after a judge Thursday declined a request by preservationists to block the project. Read more

How Adam McKay brought unity to Congress for one night with 'Big Short' screening

Filmmaker Adam McKay had just finished introducing his Oscar-nominated movie "The Big Short" at a special screening in the Congressional Auditorium on Wednesday night, and he figured he'd stick around, stand in the shadows and see how the film would play for the bipartisan audience of assembled politicians. Read more

Gwyneth Paltrow-Stalker

Stalking defendant says he wanted Paltrow to forgive him

A man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow told jurors Thursday that he wanted the actress' forgiveness for bombarding her with lewd messages years ago, but a prosecutor urged the panel to see him as a calculated and crazy stalker intent on tormenting the Oscar winner. Read more

Lamar Odom makes appearance at Kanye West fashion show

Lamar Odom made his public return at brother-in-law Kanye West's New York Fashion Week show on Thursday. Read more

Influential Native American novel picked for reading program

A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that helped launch a Native American literary movement has been picked for a community book read sponsored by the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. Read more