• Radio, TV personality David 'Kidd' Kraddick dies
    2013-07-28 07:43:03 UTC

    Radio and TV personality David "Kidd" Kraddick, the high-octane host of the "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" show heard on dozens of U.S. radio stations in national syndication, has died at a charity golf event near New Orleans, a publicist said. Kraddick was 53. The Texas-based radio host whose program is syndicated by YEA Networks, ...
  • Diane Lane to Play Hillary Clinton
    2013-07-28 01:28:19 UTC

    NBC announced that it will air a four-hour miniseries titled Hillary about Hillary Clinton starring Diane Lane as the former secretary of state at the 2013 Summer Press Tour on Saturday. While no airdate has been set as the project is currently in the early stages, NBC's president Bob Greenblatt said the miniseries would likely air bef...
  • 'Glee' actor says Monteith was show's leader
    2013-07-28 01:21:37 UTC

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Glee" cast member Mike O'Malley says Cory Monteith, who died earlier this month of a drug overdose, was a leader on the show. O'Malley plays Burt Hummel, dad to Chris Colfer's Kurt on the musical. He told the Television Critics Association on Saturday that Monteith was a welcoming colleague, a talented ...
  • Jason Sudeikis leaving 'SNL' cast
    2013-07-25 06:30:18 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — After eight years on the air at "Saturday Night Live," Jason Sudeikis says he's calling it quits. Sudeikis used another late-night institution to make his announcement, telling David Letterman in the taping of Wednesday's show that he's leaving NBC's weekend program. Sudeikis had a busy election year on "Saturday Nig...
  • Authorities: Man said he was headed to kill Grace
    2013-07-25 21:26:57 UTC

    PHOENIX (AP) — A New York man indicted in Arizona on charges that he made Twitter threats against two national TV commentators over their Jodi Arias coverage told detectives he was on his way to kill one of them. Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say David Lee Simpson of Bath, N.Y., told investigators Wednesday night after being b...
  • CORY MONTEITH: Glee boss breaks silence
    2013-07-21 05:14:10 UTC

    One week after Cory Monteith's tragic death, Glee boss Ryan Murphy is breaking his silence, telling E! News how the show will move forward—and how there were discussions that the entire Fox series might be shut down for good. Glee will return for its fifth season Sept. 26, one week later than originally planned. The show will air thre...
  • Cory Monteith Death: "We've Lost a Really Great Guy"
    2013-07-19 07:11:54 UTC

    An emotional Jane Lynch talked about losing a man she referred to as a "really great guy" while appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this evening. "Cory's one of the biggest hearts, was a real bright light. He was one of those guys that…you know, he knew he was breathing rarified air…the gifts that this wonderful show gave us,"...
  • 'Dexter' cast, crew bid farewell at Comic-Con
    2013-07-19 06:44:07 UTC

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — There weren't any kills at the final panel for "Dexter" at Comic-Con, but there were some tears. "Dexter" actresses Jennifer Carpenter and Lauren Velez held back the waterworks as they expressed their gratitude to fans gathered inside the San Diego Convention Center for the pop-culture convention. "You're the rea...
  • Sheila MacVicar latest hire for Al Jazeera
    2013-07-15 17:26:51 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sheila MacVicar, a longtime London-based correspondent for American television networks, is the latest hire at Al Jazeera America. The news network that plans to launch next month and has been hiring personnel for offices in New York and Washington, and on Monday announced MacVicar's job. Other contributors include f...
  • Cory Monteith, star of hit show 'Glee,' died of overdose
    2013-07-17 01:18:31 UTC

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — "Glee" actor Cory Monteith, who had struggled for years with substance abuse and once said he was lucky to be alive, died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia coroner's office said Tuesday. "There is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith's death was anything other than a most tr...
  • 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 and Barnes &, following her admission she used a racial slur. Ballantine Books announced Friday it would not release "Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened...
  • '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." Now Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are getting into the mix with "The Heat," and advance t...
  • '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 '60s pals and roommates Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney, workers in a Milwaukee brewery. T...
  • 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 out of control," he told his wife, Megan, after a night in a drunk tank after punching out a...
  • 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 used racial slurs in the past. The 66-year-old Savannah kitchen celebrity has been swampe...
  • 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 of The Second City. Alumni of the Chicago comedy club spent Monday remembering Sahlins,...
  • 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. The 13-date, two-stage tour concludes Sept. 22 in Phoenix. The 39-year-old Chappelle has...
  • '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-year-old actor was arrested for allegedly smashing the windows of the other person's car....
  • 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 and includes more than 300 hours of new programming. It expands on an existing relationshi...
  • 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 posh New York apartment that comes with it and usher in her successor during the competiti...
  • 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 ( ) that CBS declined to renew a contract with producers of the show, which will appear locally on WBZ-TV. The show's executive producer, David...
  • 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 on the Internet. Top-rated "The Young and the Restless" takes on last year's winner "Ge...
  • 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 at the creative arts ceremony held Friday night. He shared trophies for outstanding pre-sch...
  • 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, Joseph, . If that’s the last we’ve heard of them, we’ll eat will’s spray-can. Naturally, yo...
  • 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 can’t wait! Taking over from Brian Dowling, the lovely Emma Willis is the new top dog in ...