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Barry Diller’s IAC buying magazine co Meredith for $2B

NEW YORK — Barry Diller’s IAC is buying Meredith, one of the country’s largest magazine companies and the publisher of People, Southern Living and InStyle, in hopes of accelerating a digital shift as print fades. IAC’s Dotdash, a collection of websites including Investopedia, Brides, ...

Russian film crew in orbit to make first movie in space

MOSCOW — A Russian actor and a film director rocketed to space Tuesday on a mission to make the world’s first movie in orbit, a project the Kremlin said will help burnish the nation’s space glory. Actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko blasted off for the International Space ...

William Shatner will fly to space aboard Blue Origin rocket

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Captain Kirk is rocketing into space next week — boldly going where no other sci-fi stars have gone. Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, announced Monday that “Star Trek” actor William Shatner will blast off from West Texas on Oct. 12. “Yes, ...

Pat Robertson steps down as host of long-running ‘700 Club’

NORFOLK, Va. — Pat Robertson, who turned a tiny Virginia television station into a global religious broadcasting network, is stepping down after a half-century running the “700 Club” on daily TV, the Christian Broadcasting Network announced on Friday. Robertson, 91, said in a statement ...

Osmond takes singing career in new symphonic direction

LOS ANGELES — The coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a halt. It also slowed Marie Osmond, but not for long. The entertainer used the time to take her singing career in a different direction. She’s cultivating her childhood love of opera in a new album and upcoming tour featuring a ...

Britney’s father is out, but scrutiny of him just beginning

LOS ANGELES — Britney Spears and her attorney successfully drove her father from the conservatorship that has run the singer’s life and controlled her money, but they say they are not done scrutinizing him and the actions he took over the past 13 years. After a Los Angeles Superior Court ...