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PASADENA, Calif. ‘Boomerang’ series updates story for millennial audiences

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. ‘BOOMERANG’ IS BACK Halle Berry and Lena Waithe say they’ve updated the 1992 movie “Boomerang” for a new generation. Berry said the original story that focused on black … Continue reading PASADENA, Calif. ‘Boomerang’ series updates story for millennial audiences

PASADENA, Calif. | Michelle Williams returns to TV as dancer Gwen Verdon

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. WILLIAMS RETURNS Michelle Williams is returning to television for the first time in 16 years. She’s playing dancer and actress Gwen Verdon, whose career aspirations were supplanted by … Continue reading PASADENA, Calif. | Michelle Williams returns to TV as dancer Gwen Verdon

NEW YORK | Reports: Sony drops R. Kelly after furor over allegations

NEW YORK—Jan 18, 2019— Multiple outlets have reported that Sony Music has dropped embattled R&B star R. Kelly from its roster. The announcement comes two weeks after the popular documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” drew fresh attention to the sex abuse allegations against R. Kelly, which have dogged him most of his career. The #MeToo … Continue reading NEW YORK | Reports: Sony drops R. Kelly after furor over allegations

NEW YORK | Drake, Cardi B lead American Music Awards with 8 nods each

NEW YORK — Rap has easily dominated the pop charts and on streaming services in the last few years, and that’s reflected at the 2018 American Music Awards. Drake and Cardi B are the leaders with eight nominations each — earning bids in both the pop/rock and rap/hip-hop categories. Drake has the year’s top-selling album … Continue reading NEW YORK | Drake, Cardi B lead American Music Awards with 8 nods each

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | ‘Charmed’ makers defend reboot, tout its ethnic diversity

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.  — A roundup of news Monday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. GIVE ‘CHARMED’ A CHANCE, CREATORS SAY The cast and producer of CW’s new “Charmed” are defending the reboot as a story for its time. The drama … Continue reading BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | ‘Charmed’ makers defend reboot, tout its ethnic diversity

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif | Fox passes decisions on Apu character to ‘Simpsons’ team

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.  — A roundup of news Thursday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. APU IN THE SPOTLIGHT Creators of “The Simpsons” have the freedom to handle the show’s depiction of Indian shop owner Apu in the right way for … Continue reading BEVERLY HILLS, Calif | Fox passes decisions on Apu character to ‘Simpsons’ team