Publisher cancels multibook Paula Deen contract
2013-06-30 08:33:34 UTC
Paula Deen's publisher has canceled a deal with her for multiple books, including an upcoming cookbook that was the No. 1 seller on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com, following her admission she used a racial slur.
Ballantine Books announced Fr...
'Heat' broadens buddy-cop movie mix with 2 women
2013-06-30 08:31:50 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The buddy-cop movie has been around for decades, typically starring two mismatched male characters, except for those few instances where the buddies are actually a man and a dog, as in 1989's "K-9" and "Turner & Hooch."
'Laverne & Shirley' stars reunite on Nick comedy
2013-06-26 11:00:19 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leading ladies of "Laverne & Shirley" are reuniting.
Nickelodeon said Wednesday that Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams will guest star in an episode of its new sitcom "Sam & Cat."
The actresses starred as 1950s and '60...
A wakeup call heeded as 'Mad Men' season ends
2013-06-24 12:43:02 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — We have now left Don Draper in a state ripe for rehab — both literally and figuratively.
Airing Sunday night, the season finale of "Mad Men" found its troubled hero reeling from one bender too many.
"I realized it's gotten ou...
Food Network won't renew Paula Deen's contract
2013-06-23 17:51:21 UTC
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Food Network said Friday it's dumping Paula Deen, barely an hour after the celebrity cook posted the first of two videotaped apologies online begging forgiveness from fans and critics troubled by her admission to having us...
Second City co-founder brought intellect to comedy
2013-06-18 04:34:07 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — Comedy fans know the names — John Belushi, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Joan Rivers — but before those famous faces graced Hollywood movies or the "Saturday Night Live" stage they were discovered by Bernie Sahlins, co-founder ...
Dave Chappelle to headline monthlong comedy tour
2013-06-18 04:32:38 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Chappelle is making his most substantial return to stand-up comedy with a one-month tour for Funny Or Die.
The comedian will headline the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, which kicks off Aug. 23 in Austin, Texas. T...
'Curb Your Enthusiasm' actor Jeff Garlin arrested
2013-06-17 18:36:42 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actor and comedian Jeff Garlin has been arrested on a felony vandalism charge after a dispute with another motorist over a parking space.
Police Sgt. Harry Rosenfeld says the 51...
Netflix to run original TV series from Dreamworks
2013-06-17 17:14:35 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is going to start running original television series from Dreamworks Animation.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Netflix Inc. says the multi-year agreement is its biggest deal ever for original first-run content ...
Beauty queens vie for Miss USA crown in Las Vegas
2013-06-16 17:50:38 UTC
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A group of 51 beauty queens from every U.S. state and the District of Columbia are preparing to smile and strut their way toward the 62nd Miss USA title.
Reigning queen Nana Meriwether will relinquish her crown and the ...
CBS ends national broadcast of July 4 Pops concert
2013-06-16 17:47:18 UTC
BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in more than 20 years, the July 4 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will not be televised nationally.
The Boston Globe reports (http://b.globe.com/12OrqO8 ) that CBS declined to renew a contract with producers...
Shrinking soaps vie for Daytime Emmy Awards
2013-06-16 17:36:56 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It's survival of the fittest among shrinking soap operas at the Daytime Emmy Awards.
Sunday's ceremony pits the only four remaining soaps still airing on the broadcast networks against one that found new life ...
Former Elmo puppeteer wins 3 Daytime Emmy awards
2013-06-16 17:33:41 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Clash, the Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid allegations that he sexually abused underage boys, won three Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on "Sesame Street."
Clash won as outstanding performer in a children's series a...
Who’s made it through to the final - The Voice UK
2013-06-15 22:06:53 UTC
So there we have it, the semi-final is over. And what an unbelievable feast of vocals, drama, shocks and breakdancing it was.
First and foremost, let’s shed a tear and wave goodbye to four tremendous artists: Ash, Karl, Leah, Cleo, Mike, Josep...
Big Brother 2013: The Brand New Series Kicks Off With A ‘Secrets And Lies’ Theme
2013-06-14 02:30:44 UTC
It’s back! Britain’s most famous house once again opens its door for the summer and this time it‘s more evil than ever! Following a ‘secrets and lies’ theme, Big Brother is set to be the most cunning, mysterious and secretive series yet- and we ca...
Months later, Sarah Palin back as Fox News analyst
2013-06-14 02:05:48 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin is rejoining Fox News Channel as an analyst less than half a year after they decided to part ways.
The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate has signed on as a contributor to Fox and ...
The Voice Final Three Revealed
2013-06-12 04:23:43 UTC
“The Voice” is down to the final three!
The music competition’s finalists were revealed on Tuesday’s results show, where two contestants were eliminated just one week before the big season finale.
So, after record-breaking voting, which were...
'Kinky Boots' struts off with the most Tony Awards
2013-06-10 04:34:45 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The feel-good musical "Kinky Boots," with songs by pop star and Broadway newcomer Cyndi Lauper, won a leading six 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday, including best musical, best score and best leading man.
Christopher Durang's co...
Patina Miller wins best actress in a musical Tony
2013-06-10 04:32:04 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Patina Miller has danced away with a Tony Award for her role in the revival of "Pippin."
Miller, last on Broadway in "Sister Act," won the best lead actress in a musical trophy playing the same emcee part that won Ben Vere...
Cicely Tyson wins Tony for best actress in a play
2013-06-10 04:30:23 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Cicely Tyson, who returned to Broadway this season for the first time in 30 years, has taken home the Tony Award for best leading actress in a play.
In Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful," Tyson plays a widow in 1953 wh...
Tracy Letts wins best actor in a play Tony Award
2013-06-10 04:28:44 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Tracy Letts, who won a Tony Award as a playwright, now has one as an actor.
Letts takes home the trophy for best performance by an actor in a play for playing George, one-half of the bickering couple at the heart of Edward...
Billy Porter wins best actor in a musical Tony
2013-06-10 04:27:53 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Porter, who plays a fierce drag queen in "Kinky Boots," has strutted off with the Tony Award for best actor in a musical.
Porter, the 1992 winner of "Star Search," has amassed several Broadway credits, including "Mis...
Two longtime producers leave 'American Idol'
2013-06-10 04:20:09 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Add two more departures to the "American Idol" post-season tally.
Fox said Sunday that longtime executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick are exiting the singing contest. Its 12th season ended in May with a reco...
Cable operators buff up guides for Internet age
2013-06-09 17:05:05 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of making money providing Internet service, cable TV companies are now tapping the power of the Internet to improve clunky program guides that are a relic of the 1990s.
Over the past year or so, Comcast Corp....
Tivo settles with Cisco, Motorola and Time Warner
2013-06-07 16:22:51 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Tivo settled patent disputes with Cisco, Motorola Mobility and Time Warner Cable, averting a trial that was to begin next week and bringing to a close a string of long-running legal squabbles over its pioneering digital vid...