ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An actor from the TV show “Breaking Bad” was set to be sworn in on Albuquerque's school board.
Steven Michael Quezada was scheduled Wednesday to take his oath during the board's regular meeting. He won a seat on the city's west side last month after running unopposed.
Quezada plays federal drug agent Steven Gomez on the Albuquerque-based show.
Three of Quezada's four children attend the Public Academy for the Performing Arts, a charter school where the actor has been active on the governing board.
The AMC hit series is filming its fifth and final season.
Mendes says no to next James Bond film
LONDON — Never say never again? Sam Mendes says he won't be directing the next James Bond film, but may work on the series again someday.
Mendes has been praised for his work on “Skyfall,” the first Bond film to rake in more than $1 billion in revenue.
But Mendes says he has made the “very difficult decision” to focus on other projects “that need my complete focus over the next year and beyond.” They include upcoming London stage productions of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “King Lear.”
In comments published Wednesday by movie magazine Empire, Mendes said he was honored to have been part of the Bond family, “and very much hope I have a chance to work with them again.”
Clarkson, Strait to sing at ACM Awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Already busy co-hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan also will perform during this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.
The country cut-ups are among the first round of performers announced Wednesday for the annual awards show in Las Vegas. They'll be joined by Shelton's wife, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Hunter Hayes and The Band Perry.
Pop star and former “American Idol” champion Kelly Clarkson, a two-time ACM winner in 2012 and a nominee this year, also will perform as she continues to increase her country profile since moving to Nashville.
-- Compiled by the Associated Press