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  • Rivers refuses to apologize to women held captive

    Updated: 30 min ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Cleveland. Rivers and her daughter discussed their reality show Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show and she complained about her living arrangements,...

  • Bronze statue of Roger Ebert unveiled at Ebertfest

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Ebert's final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off: "I'll see you at the movies." The award-winning film critic died two days later. Visitors to the central Illinois theater that hosts the annual "Ebertfest" film festival he started now may feel like...

  • ABC signs Stephanopoulos to contract extension

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News has signed George Stephanopoulos to a contract extension, the last member of its "Good Morning America" team to agree to a new deal. ABC News said Thursday that Stephanopoulos will remain as Robin Roberts' chief partner on the top-rated morning show, and will continue...

  • Meg Ryan lands new TV role

    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Meg Ryan has signed on to provide the disembodied voice of Future Sally in the How I Met Your Mother spin-off’s pilot, reports. HIMYD is described as a “kindred spirit” of HIMYM — only this time telling the story of a relationship from the point of view of Sally (played by Frances...

  • 'American Idol' has a grumpy guest star

    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Wednesday's top six theme on "American Idol" was "A Little Bit Country and a Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll" — because, you know, nothing ropes in those all-important younger viewers like a Donny & Marie reference, according to Yahoo Music. The bigger draw was no doubt Internet sensation Grumpy...

  • 'Bachelorette' contestant dies while paragliding

    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Eric Hill, one of the suitors vying for Andi Dorfman's roses in the upcoming season of ABC's "The Bachelorette," has died following a paragliding accident over the weekend. He was 32, according to Yahoo TV. "Eric shared his final journey with us this morning as all his immediate family were able...

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: St. Vincent to play on "Saturday Night Live" finale - will she get to be funny like she's been on "Portlandia"?

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Tulsa native St. Vincent will make her debut on the venerable sketch program “Saturday Night Live” on the May 17 season finale, according to “SNL” alumnus Andy Samberg will host the NBC show’s 39th season finale. As for the rest of May: On May 3, Andrew Garfield of...

  • Country star McGraw loves life in GT fast lane

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tim McGraw drives in the carpool lane most days instead of pushing 100 mph with the windows rolled down and hair pulled back. Next tour stop, Wally World. "I drive the Griswold family cruiser," McGraw said, laughing. "I drive a 10-year-old Cadillac Escalade because I'm always...

  • Courteney Cox makes directorial debut at Tribeca

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Courteney Cox's directorial debut is uniquely personal. It features a cameo from her daughter, Coco, songs by her boyfriend, Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid, and a scene with her ex-husband, David Arquette. The film opens with 9-year-old Coco singing a song of McDaid's. Later, she...

  • Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO


    NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of classic HBO shows like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network. Starting on May 21, Amazon Prime members — who pay $99 a year for streaming...

  • Stephen Colbert visits David Letterman

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    It's a "Late Show" lovefest tonight as outgoing host David Letterman welcomes his replacement, Stephen Colbert, as a guest for the first time since Colbert signed on to take the reins of CBS's late-night talk show next year, according to Yahoo TV. And this is no Leno-Conan situation; these two...

  • Performing dogs go big after $1 million TV prize


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A million dollars will change you. Since a father and son took their 10 flipping, twirling dogs from the center ring of a circus to the stage of a reality show, where they won TV competition "America's Got Talent," people pack their performances at large venues and they...

  • Harris channels 'Hedwig' when audience acts unruly


    NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Patrick Harris knows that his character Hedwig speaks directly to the audience throughout his Broadway show, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." So he understands how things can sometimes get unruly. "Hedwig's energy transfers itself into a dialogue with the audience. So if...

  • Letterman gets visit from his successor, Colbert

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert, who will take over for a retiring David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" next year, revealed Tuesday that he almost worked for Letterman — twice. Colbert, the Comedy Central host, visited the "Late Show" for the first time since it was announced earlier this...

  • Video: Blake Shelton clears the air about tabloid rumors as "The Voice" goes live

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    “The Voice” Season 6 went live Monday night, with members of the top 12 singing their hearts out for the chance to move on in the reality TV competition. To see the first performances of the live rounds, click here. The first live results show of the season airs at 7 tonight on NBC.

  • Cat Deeley ditches fun side for bad girl role

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.K.-born and bred Cat Deeley has found a place in Hollywood, thanks to hosting the Fox dance competition show, "So You Think You Can Dance," which will launch its 11th season next month. The Emmy-nominated TV personality also has a role in the Hulu original comedy series...

  • Jay Leno to give commencement address at Emerson

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Jay Leno is returning to his alma mater, Emerson College, to deliver the commencement address this spring. The small liberal arts college in Boston announced Tuesday the 1973 graduate will speak at the 134th commencement ceremony on May 11. NPR's "Weekend Edition Saturday" host...

  • Nielsen's top 20 TV programs for April 14-20

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 14-20. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "NCIS," CBS, 17.12 million. 2. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 14.78 million. 3. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 14.69 million. 4. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 11.85 million. 5....

  • DeGeneres making design series for HGTV

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres is making a furniture design competition series for the HGTV network. HGTV said Tuesday that "Ellen's Design Challenge" is expected to air sometime next year. It will feature six competitors who sketch, design and build furniture within 24 hours, and will play...

  • Because Stone Cold said so! WWE's Steve Austin is all for marriage equality

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    WWE personality Stone Cold Steve Austin didn’t pull any punches when he spoke recently about his thoughts on marriage equality. In a very NSFW (’cause of language) section of a podcast, Stone Cold basically said: Any human being in America … who wants to be married … more power to...



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