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  • Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84


    NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84. Bergen died at her home in Southbury,...

  • Craig Ferguson plays it loose with new game show


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Craig Ferguson approached his first TV game show host's job with a subversive attitude. Then came the simple matter of his wardrobe for "Celebrity Name Game." "I thought, 'I'm not going to wear a suit. I'm going to break that rule,'" Ferguson said. Wrong decision, he quickly...

  • E! says 'Fashion Police' will continue

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The E! TV channel says that "Fashion Police" will continue without Joan Rivers. In a statement Friday, the channel said it "thought long and hard" about what Rivers would have wanted for the show. The decision was made that the late comedian would have hoped that "Fashion Police" continue, E!...

  • Daughter calls Utah doctor a monster at sentencing

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster. The long-awaited sentence came seven years after prosecutors say...

  • TV special puts Stonehenge in spotlight

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama pronounced England's Stonehenge "cool" during a side trip there earlier this month. TV viewers can check it out for themselves with Smithsonian Channel's two-hour special on the ancient stone circle. "Stonehenge Empire" focuses on the results of a...

  • Fallon to pay up, broadcast show in Chicago

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon says he'll keep his word to bring his show to Chicago, thanks to local students making good on their promise to read millions of words this summer. Fallon announced Thursday on his late-night NBC show that he would make good on his deal with...

  • The 'New York Times' called Shonda Rhimes an 'angry black woman,' and she's NOT pleased

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    If you’re going to write an article about “the image of African-American women on television,” it might not be such a good idea to call the subject of your article an “angry black woman.” But that’s exactly what happened in a New York Times article, published Thursday, about "Scandal"...

  • 'Gotham' actor's Penguin inspired by DC Comics

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Lord Taylor remembers seeing the "Batman" film starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson on its opening night in 1989. But the film Penguin isn't the one he's channeling in the Batman prequel "Gotham" that premieres Monday on Fox (8 p.m. EDT). Instead, he says, the comic...

  • Color lines are blurred in ABC comedy 'black-ish'

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tracee Ellis Ross delivers perhaps the funniest line you'll hear on a sitcom this fall. The character she plays on ABC's comedy "black-ish" is, like Ross, an appealing mix of beauty, smarts and zaniness. She is totally plausible as a savvy mother of four and the...

  • Marvel's 'Mockingbird' makes way to TV

    BY MATTHEW PRICE, Features Editor | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Marvel comics spy agent will by played by Adrianne Palicki on ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’

  • Wig designer's suit against Nicki Minaj dismissed

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta has tossed out a lawsuit filed against rapper Nicki Minaj by her former wig designer. In a lawsuit in February, Terrence Davidson accused Onika Maraj, who uses the stage name "Nicki Minaj," and Pink Personality LLC of breaking implied contracts,...

  • Jeter going out his way, to sound of Sinatra

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter is going out his way. On the first day of the final regular-season homestand for the New York Yankees' captain, Gatorade began running a 90-second advertisement showing Jeter walking around the Bronx neighborhood outside Yankee Stadium. Shot in black and white, the...

  • New 'NCIS' spinoff sets up shop in New Orleans

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The newest members of the successful "NCIS" TV franchise understand the importance of their family roots. But the stars and producers of "NCIS: New Orleans" also are betting that the crime drama's setting, one of America's most distinctive cities, will exert its own magic...

  • Darrell Hammond takes over for Don Pardo on 'SNL'

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A familiar face — former cast member Darrell Hammond — is taking over for a familiar voice at "Saturday Night Live." Hammond, who acted on the long-running comedy show from 1995 to 2009, is replacing announcer Don Pardo. He spent three hours in the announcing booth practicing on...

  • MTV to air documentary about transgender youths

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgender people. The special, "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word," will air simultaneously on the two channels on Oct. 17. Cox, a transgender actress, was nominated for an Emmy Award for...

  • TV Guide Network renaming itself POP

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The TV Guide Network is rebranding itself as POP, promising to make itself a destination for hard-core pop culture fans. The network, owned by the CBS Corp. and Lionsgate, is currently in 80 million homes. Owners said Thursday the switch is planned for early next year. Owners...

  • ‘Grey's Anatomy’ Cast Gets Prison Mean for ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Parody Photo

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The cast of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" looked familiar, if a little off. Ellen Pompeo posted a photo to her WhoSay page with her costars doing their best impressions of the ladies from Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black," according to The Wrap. She gave it the caption "Blue is the new black," as...

  • Zachary Quinto rules out role in 'Heroes Reborn'

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Zachary Quinto got his big acting break on NBC's "Heroes," but he's ruling out any role in the "Heroes Reborn" miniseries due to air on the network next year. The 37-year-old actor, who's best known for his role as Spock on the 2009 J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" reboot, says timing...

  • Actor Michael Sheen likes variety in his roles

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Sheen can mold himself into just about any kind of role. He's played British Prime Minister Tony Blair, interviewer David Frost and a vampire in the "Twilight" films. Sheen says that with public figures like Blair and Frost, the roles are daunting, but he feels less...

  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Resting After Trip to the Hospital

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Turns out, there's a reason why the Duck Dynasty clan wasn’t in the audience at Dancing With the Stars Tuesday night, according to Patriarch Phil Robertson was taken to the hospital on Sept. 17, according to granddaughter Sadie Robertson, who is a contestant on the show’s...



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