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  • Testimony wraps up for day in TV actor's bar-fight trial

    Updated: 34 min ago

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Testimony has wrapped up for the day in the trial of television actor Dustin Diamond, who is accused of stabbing a man during a bar fight in Wisconsin after a woman punched his girlfriend. The 38-year-old Diamond, who played Screech in the 1990s show "Saved by the...

  • FIFA probe shines light on middle-man sports marketing firms

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department's targeting of FIFA, soccer's global governing body, has put a spotlight on the powerful role that marketing firms play in the global sports arena. Such firms act like talent agencies: They work with athletes, teams and athletic associations to sign...

  • Michael King, innovative syndicator of 'Oprah,' dies at 67

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael King, an innovative TV syndicator who helped make stars of Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil McGraw and Rachael Ray, has died. A family member confirms King died Wednesday in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia. He was 67. With his brother Roger, Michael King inherited...

  • Oprah Winfrey Network miniseries on Tulsa Race Riot hopes to begin filming in September

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    The creative team behind a proposed miniseries set during the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot hope to begin shooting in September, executive producer Nancy Miller said Wednesday. “I don’t believe anything until we’re on set and they say ‘Action!’ and even then it’s questionable,” Miller said. “But we...

  • ABC's latest 'Bachelor' Chris Soules splits from his fiancee

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Another couple from ABC's "The Bachelor" has broken up. Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff have split two months after the finale of the reality dating show where the couple got engaged. At the time, the 33-year-old Soules, a farmer from Arlington, Iowa, was gearing up to...

  • 'The Daily Show With Trevor Noah' Will Premiere in September

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Trevor Noah will debut as the new host of "The Daily Show" on Sept. 28, 2015, Comedy Central has announced. BuzzFeed reports the announcement came via a video released on Thursday, which sees Noah getting a feel for current "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart’s desk.

  • Debut of 'Daily Show With Trevor Noah' set for Sept. 28

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy Central says Sept. 28 will be opening night for Trevor Noah as the new host of "The Daily Show." The 31-year-old South African comedian will be stepping into the job held by Jon Stewart since 1999. The previously announced departure date for Stewart is Aug. 6. The parody...

  • Hulu pulls '19 Kids' after allegations against Josh Duggar

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hulu has pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its lineup, following reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile. Although the streaming-video service didn't confirm removal of the TLC...

  • Fava beans: They're long overdue to make their mark in US

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    You wouldn't know it looking at grocers' produce sections in the U.S., but lots of people have been eating lots of fava beans for an awful long time. Also called broad beans, favas were a dietary staple of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and continue to be widely consumed in Latin America,...

  • Lawyer: Tracy Morgan happy Wal-Mart crash lawsuit behind him

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan was very emotional after settling his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Morgan's lawyer, Benedict Morelli, said Morgan is...

  • Oprah Winfrey Network miniseries on Tulsa Race Riot hopes to begin filming in September

    BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World | Updated: 6 hr ago

    The creative team behind a proposed miniseries set during the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot hope to begin shooting in September, executive producer Nancy Miller said Wednesday.

  • 'Outlander' finale: responsible violence in drama

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rape is dramatic. No wonder it's a tried-and-true device for TV drama. It's certainly a staple of "Game of Thrones," the wildly popular HBO series whose disapproving viewers "fear that rape has become so pervasive in the drama that it is almost background noise: a routine and...

  • David Oyelowo creates a tortured soul in HBO's 'Nightingale'

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's "Nightingale" is a small film with an indelibly big performance by David Oyelowo, who plays an emotionally damaged man losing himself further after a spasm of off-camera violence. The demands of the one-character drama gave him pause, the British actor said. But he...

  • TNT has 7 percent rise in viewers from '14 conference finals

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland's four-game sweep of Atlanta in the Eastern Conference finals averaged 6.8 million viewers on TNT, a 7 percent increase from last season's coverage. The four games, along with the Inside the NBA studio show, were the two highest-rated programs on cable each night. Game...

  • "Hard Knocks" coming to Houston

    Yesterday

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans will be the stars of this season of "Hard Knocks." The popular HBO reality series picks one team each season to follow during training camp. This year, viewers will get an inside look at the team with Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt and last year's No. 1...

  • Late-night TV vet Bill Maher forges ahead with hit formula

    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Maher strides into the weekly writers meeting for his HBO show and puts his feet up on the table. His team of scribes, many of whom he's worked with for 22 years, pepper him with ideas and information: the new Republican presidential candidates, the latest outlandish...

  • 'Dancing,' 'Voice' on top as viewers got musical last week

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Music and dancing ruled on the airwaves last week, as "Dancing With the Stars" and "The Voice" tuned up to score five out of the 10 most-watched shows. ABC's "Dancing" took the top two slots, followed by a pair of regular broadcasts of NBC's "The Voice." A third, special edition...

  • Nielsen's top programs for May 18-25

    Yesterday

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for May 18-25. Listings include the week's ranking and viewerships. 1. "Dancing With the Stars" (Monday), ABC, 14.35 million. 2. "Dancing With the Stars" (Tuesday), ABC, 13.49 million. 3. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 11.56 million. 4. "The...

  • Danielle Brooks heading to Broadway in 'The Color Purple'

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Danielle Brooks is going from orange to purple — jumping from "Orange Is the New Black" on TV to a Broadway stage in the upcoming "The Color Purple" revival. The actress, who plays Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson on the Netflix series, will play the proud, no-nonsense Sofia in...

  • David Duchovny takes a dangerous '60s trip in 'Aquarius'

    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Between wrapping "Californication" and the return of "The X-Files," David Duchovny is making a detour to the mind-bending 1960s. In NBC's drama "Aquarius," he plays a Los Angeles police detective whose search for a missing teen leads to a would-be rock star destined to become...



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