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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Newhart, the deadpan accountant-turned-comedian who became one of the most popular TV stars of his time after striking gold with a classic comedy album, has died at 94. … more
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Bear" went on a tear at Wednesday morning's Emmy nominations with a comedy-series record 23, and "Shogun" led all nominees with 25 in a dominant year across categories … more
After more than a month in Sumter theaters, the last showing of "Bull Street" in Sumter will be Thursday, July 18. According to film director Lynn Dow, the feature film, starring Loretta Devine, Amy Madigan, Malynda Hale, Arielle Prepetit, Gary … more
Join Sumter Museum in welcoming three authors who will speak about their new books on Thursday, July 18, during a lunch event. Colleen Coble, Rick Acker and Denise Hunter will visit the museum … more
Come talk about literature over lunch at Sumter Museum at 122 N. Washington St. this Tuesday, July 16, at noon. Beatriz Williams, the author of several New York Times, USA Today and international … more
James Sikking, who starred as a hardened police lieutenant on "Hill Street Blues" and as the titular character's kindhearted dad on "Doogie Howser, M.D.," has died at 90. Sikking died of … more
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shannen Doherty, the "Beverly Hills, 90210" star whose life and career were roiled by illness and tabloid stories, has died at 53. After years with breast cancer, … more
Making a bold leap in Sumter's art scene, Sumter Little Theatre will launch its inaugural community festival on Saturday, July 20. Alison Pulcher, executive director of the theater, is still reeling from the success of the 2023-24 SLT season. … more
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge on Friday threw out the involuntary manslaughter case against Alec Baldwin in the middle of his trial and said it cannot be filed again. Judge Mary … more
Shelley Duvall, the intrepid, Texas-born movie star whose wide-eyed, winsome presence was a mainstay in the films of Robert Altman and who co-starred in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining," has died. She … more
NEW YORK (AP) — The August theatrical release for the second chapter of Kevin Costner's ambitious Western epic "Horizon: An American Saga" has been canceled after the first film fizzled in … more
If you watch "God's Not Dead: In God We Trust," coming to theaters Sept. 12, you might see something or someone familiar. Earlier this year, 400 people from Sumter and surrounding states answered the call to be extras in the filming of parts of … more
Participants create art during the Sumter County Gallery of Art youth summer camp on Tuesday morning, July 9. This week at the gallery, students are participating in Fun in the Mud, Art Without Limits, … more
NEW YORK (AP) — The entertainment giant Paramount will merge with Skydance, closing out a decades-long run by the Redstone family in Hollywood and injecting desperately needed cash into a … more
John Cena announced Saturday night that he will retire from professional wrestling next year after two decades in the ring. The wrestler-turned-actor delivered a heartfelt speech to a stadium of … more
NEW YORK (AP) — After a historically bad first half of the year, the box office is suddenly booming. "Despicable Me 4," the Illumination Animation sequel, led the way over the holiday … more
Eddie Murphy reprising his role as Axel Foley in "Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F" and country music star Zach Bryan releasing a new studio album are some of the new television, movies, music and games … more
NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine stepping into a life-sized whale carcass decoy and steering it into deep water. You're looking — yes, looking — for a group of hungry sharks to spark a … more
To make a submission to our events list, email pressrelease@theitem.com with EVENTS in the subject line. SUMTER COUNTY Why not catch a baseball game this summer and see the hometown team in action? Watch the P-15's on weekdays through … more
" A Quiet Place: Day One " is making noise at the box office. The prequel earned an estimated $53 million in its first weekend in North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. … more
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