• TV depiction of Colombia's only saint angers her devotees

    Updated: 57 min ago

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia's next big prime-time sensation. But the planned debut Wednesday of a TV soap opera dramatizing the life of Colombia's only Roman Catholic saint is shrouded in controversy after devotees of the missionary nun known universally as Madre Laura filed a lawsuit seeking to correct what they say is an unseemly depiction. Born in Colombia's coffee-growing region in 1874, Laura Montoya was a nun and teacher who devoted her life to protecting indigenous tribes from discrimination when not outright violence by the country's white elite.

  • NBC cancels Poehler comedy project 'Welcome to Sweden'

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — U.S. viewers aren't going to see the love story on TV's "Welcome to Sweden" play out. NBC has canceled the comedy starring Greg Poehler two weeks into its second season. Poehler's sister Amy served as one of the executive producers of the series. "Welcome to Sweden" was an international production, filmed in Sweden with American and Swedish actors. It aired there and in the United States. The premise is based on Greg Poehler's real-life experience of falling in love with a Swedish woman and moving to her home country to be with her. NBC says "Hollywood Game Night" will air this Sunday in its place, and the network is deciding when the rest of the episodes will air. ___

  • Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth ready to be a normal couple

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Now that they're finally engaged, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth are ready to go on their first real-world date. The bachelorette and her chosen fiancé are now able to live their love away from TV cameras after Monday night's "The Bachelorette" finale on ABC. Bristowe chose the 29-year-old personal trainer as her one true love. Bristowe said the couple will go on their first real date Tuesday night. "We were counting down the Mondays so we could get to this point and now it's here so we are going to enjoy it," Booth said. Twenty-five other men competed to woo the 30-year-old former dance instructor in the 11th season of the reality dating competition.

  • The Latest: Handler admits to a fascination with Dolezal

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here's the latest from the Television Critics Association summer meeting in Beverly Hills, California, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs (all times local): 1:02 p.m. Since ending her E! talk show "Chelsea Lately," Chelsea Handler has enjoyed removing herself from pop culture and keeping up with the Kardashians. There was one water cooler story, however, that she admits a fascination with. "Rachel Dolezal from the NAACP was a very joyful story for me to watch," she told journalists Tuesday. "I thought that was beyond ridiculous and the commentary on it was beyond ridiculous." "Chelsea Lately" aired for seven seasons.

  • Nielsen's top programs for July 20-26

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 20-26. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 10.5 million. 2. "Celebrity Family Feud," ABC, 8.71 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.91 million. 4. "NCIS," CBS, 7.53 million. 5. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 7.34 million. 6. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 6.97 million. 7. "Zoo," CBS, 6.69 million. 8. "American Ninja Warrior," NBC, 6.68 million. 9. "Last Comic Standing," NBC, 6.1 million. 10. "Big Brother" (Sunday), CBS, 5.95 million. 11. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 5.89 million. 12. "Big Brother" (Wednesday), CBS, 5.8 million. 13. "Big Brother

  • 'Celebrity Family Feud' a summertime hit

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The survey says: ABC's version of "Celebrity Family Feud" ended its run on Sunday as an unexpected summertime hit. The Steve Harvey-hosted show, which aired six hour-long editions, averaged 9.1 million viewers and was the most-watched new television program this summer, the Nielsen company said. It more than doubled the viewership ABC had in the same time slot last year with "Wipeout." "We had high hopes, but it certainly shot past all of them," said Rob Mills, senior vice president for alternative programming, late night and specials at ABC. With all of the new programming constantly available, there's something to be said about a TV version of comfort food, Mills said.

  • Trump dominates nightly news on election, study shows

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Since the beginning of June, Donald Trump has received more coverage on the broadcast network evening newscasts than all of the other candidates for president combined, with his estranged former partners at NBC giving him the most attention. The statistics offered by Andrew Tyndall, a consultant who studies the content of evening newscasts, is one snapshot of how Trump has seized the media's attention to the detriment of his rivals. The ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts spent 114 minutes on campaign coverage from the beginning of June through the end of last week, and Trump was the focus of 60 of them. The closest competitor was Jeb Bush with 15 minutes.

  • Correction: The Bomb story

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story July 27 about a new PBS special called "The Bomb," The Associated Press reported erroneously the author of a 1946 New Yorker essay on the victims of Hiroshima. The essay was written by John Hersey, not John Henry. A corrected version of the story is below: PBS special 'The Bomb' seeks to tell story of atomic weapons PBS special 'The Bomb' seeks to tell story of atomic weapons for 70th anniversary By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The creation of the atomic bomb in a New Mexico secret city and newly restored and declassified footage will be featured in a new PBS special released as the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshi

  • Mexico national team coach allegedly hits TV journalist

    Yesterday

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The coach of Mexico's national soccer team is known for his histrionic displays of emotion during games. Now Miguel Herrera's off-field composure is being questioned after a television sports anchor claimed the coach punched him at the Philadelphia airport following Mexico's 3-1 victory over Jamaica to take the Gold Cup. Television Azteca sports anchor Christian Martinoli described the incident Monday on a Television Azteca program. He said Herrera apparently wanted to hit him again but fellow sports commentator Luis Garcia got between them. Martinoli has criticized Herrera's performance as coach as have many Mexicans.

  • Central Arkansas-Houston Baptist football on TV Oct. 10

    Yesterday

    CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Central Arkansas will appear on TV this season under a deal the Southland Conference has reached with the Sinclair Networks Group. The league on Monday announced a multi-year agreement to televise football and men's basketball games on the American Sports Network. Twelve football games are set to be broadcast this season. The games will also be streamed online at www.southland.org The first game in the deal will be Southeastern Louisiana at Northwestern (La.) State on Sept. 3. Central Arkansas will play at Houston Baptist on Oct. 10 in a game to be televised on the network of stations.

  • Hulk Hogan takes to Twitter after WWE cuts ties

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hulk Hogan is taking to Twitter in the aftermath of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. cutting ties with him amid a report that the wrestling star used racial slurs in a conversation captured on a sex tape. The 61-year-old reached out to his 1.3 million followers in a series of tweets this weekend, thanking them for their support and saying he was "overwhelmed by the love." "I will prove who I really am," he wrote in another tweet. Hogan's publicist confirmed Monday that Hogan is using his Twitter account to retweet messages of support and respond to fans. WWE has not said why it ended its relationship with the "Hulkmania" star.

  • Correction: Movie Theater Shooting story

    Yesterday

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — In stories published July 25 about Louisiana movie theater gunman John Russell Houser, The Associated Press, relying on court filings his family's lawyer submitted to obtain a protective order against him in 2008, reported erroneously that Carroll County Probate Judge Betty Cason ordered him committed involuntarily to a hospital for mental health treatment. Cason says her order was limited to detaining Houser against his will if necessary and delivering him to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

  • Feds: 'Wicked Tuna' TV fisherman claimed to be disabled

    Yesterday

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Massachusetts man seen manning big fishing rods and harpooning huge fish on the reality show "Wicked Tuna" collected government benefits while claiming to be disabled and unable to work, federal prosecutors said. Paul Hebert, 50, of Gloucester, Massachusetts, accepted more than $44,000 in Social Security and Medicaid benefits between 2010 and 2013, according to a four-count indictment filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Burlington. Hebert first filed for Social Security disability in the spring of 2009, claiming on his application that he was unable to work at any job, could not walk properly, could not lift heavy weights or drive for more than short distances, according to the indictment.

  • Trial set for man who threw banana peel at Dave Chappelle

    Yesterday

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The man accused of throwing a banana peel at comedian Dave Chappelle during a New Mexico performance is headed to court. Jury selection is scheduled for Sept. 23 for the trial of Christian Englander, Assistant District Attorney Anastasia Martin told the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper Monday (http://goo.gl/rRyQ9I ). Englander, 31, has been charged with disturbing the peace and battery after the fruit-throwing disturbance in March while Chappelle was on stage at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. The petty misdemeanors each carry a jail sentence of up to six months and a possible fine of $500.

  • IOC awards Olympic broadcast rights to Qatar's beIN Media

    Yesterday

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has awarded broadcast rights in the Middle East and North Africa from 2018-2024 to Qatar's beIN Media Group. The IOC said Monday the deal would cover the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, and Olympics in 2022 and 2024. The IOC hasn't yet chosen hosts for 2022 and 2024. The beIN Media Group acquired Al Jazeera's sports channels in 2013. Its sports arm now has 36 channels worldwide, broadcasting in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as the Middle East and North Africa. BeIN already shows Spanish, Italian and French soccer leagues in the United States and Canada.

  • Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, has died

    Yesterday

    DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own. Born and raised in the shadow of fame and litigation, shattered by the loss of her mother, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina was overwhelmed by the achievements and demons of others before she could begin to figure out who she was. Her demise was the most awful inheritance of all. Bobbi Kristina died on Sunday at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in the suburban Atlanta townhome she shared with Nick Gordon, the man she called her husband. She was 22-years-old. "Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family.

  • Comedy Central's 'Key & Peele' will end after current season

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedy Central's irreverent sketch comedy series "Key & Peele" will come to an end after this season, the network confirmed Sunday. Co-creator and star Keegan-Michael Key told the online trade publication "The Wrap" that the decision to stop after the fifth season was his and Jordan Peele's. Key said it will give him and Peele time to "explore other things." Among the show's most popular sketches were the "East/West Bowl" and Luther, President Barack Obama's Anger Translator — who even appeared at the White House Correspondents' Dinner this year. The show won a Peabody Award in 2013 and received a handful of Emmy nominations this year, including Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for

  • 2016 Republicans use Trump, TV to make debate cut

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — Rick Perry is attacking Donald Trump's credibility and branding the billionaire businessman "a cancer on conservatism." Rick Santorum is a stalwart conservative, but he popped up on a TV program popular with liberals. Lindsey Graham set his cellphone on fire. The first debate of the Republican presidential campaign is approaching, and the White House hopefuls are trying everything they can to improve their polling position. To land a spot on the stage in Cleveland on Aug. 6, a candidate needs to place in the top 10 in an average of national polls. Fox News Channel has set the criteria.

  • Oh, my! Dick Enberg feted in Cooperstown with writer Gage

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasters was presented on Saturday to Dick Enberg and Tom Gage received the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for writers in a ceremony at Doubleday Field. Enberg, a national voice for multiple sports on both NBC and CBS, has spent nearly 20 years calling big league games. "Oh, my!" he said to start his speech. "'Oh, my!' has been an expression and a great friend of mine for over 50 years of my career, and never have those two words expressed more personal joy than at this very moment. How privileged I am to be in such noble baseball company. I guess it all worked out." Gage was the beat writer for the Detroit News, covering the Tigers from 1979 to 2014. "Wow.

  • The Latest: FIFA keeps Russia and Ukraine apart

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The latest on Saturday's 2018 World Cup qualifying draw (times are local): 10:20 p.m. FIFA made a political decision after the draw to ensure Russia will not play neighbor Ukraine. The countries have clashed over Russia annexing the Crimea last year, and the conflict is ongoing in eastern Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russian separatists. According to the draw, Russia and Ukraine were on course to play two friendlies in 2016 and 2017. Russia, as host nation, has no competitive qualifying matches, which UEFA centrally markets to broadcasters on behalf of its member federations. The teams and Russian broadcasters were set to fill their fixture list with friendl




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