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LOS ANGELES | Rap artists, women take center stage at Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rap artists and women have both felt shunned by the Grammy Awards in recent years. But this year, they took center stage. Childish Gambino’s disturbing look at race relations, “This is America,” won record and song of the year on Sunday’s telecast. It was the first time a rap-based song won … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Rap artists, women take center stage at Grammys

BURBANK, Calif. | Studio immortalizes ‘Big Bang Theory’ as series nears finale

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Champagne briefly replaced scripts Thursday for a ceremony renaming the nondescript Stage 25 on the sprawling Warner Bros. production lot after the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.” Still television’s most popular comedy, the show will exit the airwaves and the studio it has called home for 12 years this spring. Actors … Continue reading BURBANK, Calif. | Studio immortalizes ‘Big Bang Theory’ as series nears finale

NEW YORK | Fox’s ‘Masked Singer’ draws a strong audience for debut

NEW YORK —Jan 08, 2019—Fox hoped to use a week when there wasn’t much else on broadcast television besides football to draw attention to its new competition “The Masked Singer.” The strategy proved sound. The Nielsen company said that 9.37 million people watched the series debut last Wednesday. That was the biggest audience for unscripted … Continue reading NEW YORK | Fox’s ‘Masked Singer’ draws a strong audience for debut

NEW YORK | Kevin Hart says he’s considering Oscar hosting gig again

NEW YORK—Jan 04, 2019— Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres, comic Kevin Hart says he’ll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Academy Awards. Hart had backed away two days after being named host last month when some homophobic tweets he had made a decade ago resurfaced. But DeGeneres urged him to host the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Kevin Hart says he’s considering Oscar hosting gig again

NEW YORK | CBS gives no indication it will release Moonves findings

NEW YORK — CBS offered no indication Tuesday that it would publicly release the findings of the report that led the network to deny a $120 million exit package to Leslie Moonves, the chief executive who was dismissed for sexual misconduct. Moonves, once the most powerful executive in the television industry, lost the payout Monday … Continue reading NEW YORK | CBS gives no indication it will release Moonves findings

NEW YORK | Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

NEW YORK  — Janet Jackson joins her brother Michael and the Jackson 5 as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, earning induction on Thursday along with Stevie Nicks and the top fan vote-getter, Def Leppard. Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in next spring at the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

NEW YORK | Some old favorites – very old – reappear on television

NEW YORK— Some of last week’s most popular television programs are much older than most of the people who watched them. ABC’s showing of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” was the most-watched of a handful of holiday specials that aired in prime-time last week, reaching 5.3 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. It’s a tradition in … Continue reading NEW YORK | Some old favorites – very old – reappear on television

NEW YORK | Media coverage contrast’s George H.W. Bush’s era with Trump

NEW YORK — With a week commemorating the death of former President George H.W. Bush due to climax with a memorial service Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral, the national media has almost inevitably focused on the contrast between his era and the present day. Even without President Donald Trump giving fresh fuel to those … Continue reading NEW YORK | Media coverage contrast’s George H.W. Bush’s era with Trump