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Japanese pro-wrestler in popular reality show dies at 22

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:30pm

Hana Kimura, a Japanese pro-wrestler who appeared in the latest series of the popular reality show “Terrace House,” has died. She was 22.

Author Murakami DJs 'Stay Home' radio show to lift spirits

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:53pm

Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of the world with his favorite music, and said the fight against the coronavirus is a challenge in figuring out ways to help and care for each other.

ABC renews 19 shows, adds David E. Kelley drama 'Big Sky'

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 5:55pm

ABC is bringing back the lion’s share of its series for next season, including “black-ish,” “A Million Little Things” and “The Rookie.”

Kelly Clarkson, Alex Trebek among Daytime Emmy nominees

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 1:43pm

The first season of “The Kelly Clarkson Show” received Daytime Emmy Awards nominations for best entertainment talk show and host, while “Jeopardy!” veteran Alex Trebek’s nod for best game show host could give him a second consecutive win in the category.

Brady's Super Bowl journeys to be part of 2021 ESPN series

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:12am

even the legions that have made the Patriots generally a despised franchise outside of the New England base.

Jazz competition for high school students goes virtual

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 7:09am

The coronavirus pandemic has altered the annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, but it will still go on, giving students the chance to show their talents virtually.

Daytime Emmys back on TV, but with socially distanced show

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 5:34pm

The Daytime Emmy Awards are skipping a theater ceremony because of the coronavirus but the honors will be presented on a TV broadcast.

Shut-in stars rally for Red Nose TV show for kids in need

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 3:04pm

“Love Actually” filmmaker Richard Curtis, who never lacks for Red Nose Day star power, found the pandemic only boosted the fundraising telecast's celebrity quotient.

Q&A: After 10 years, it’s (probably) the end of ‘The Trip’

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 3:02pm

There was never supposed to be more than one “Trip” for Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and director Michael Winterbottom. But, however improbably, the band came back together for a second, third and, now, a fourth excursion of food, wine, impressions and mid-life crises. This time, their semi-fictionalized versions of themselves travel to Turkey and Greece to retrace Odysseus’s 10-year journey home in six days.

Fabled 'Snyder Cut' of 'Justice League' to be released

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:09pm

For several years, the slogan “Release the Snyder cut” has reverberated online as a rallying cry both genuine and ironic — a “Vive la revolution” for comic book movie fans. On Wednesday, they finally got their wish.

"Incredible:" Italian woman wins 1-million-euro Picasso

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 11:33am

An Italian accountant whose son bought her the raffle ticket as a Christmas present won a Pablo Picasso oil painting valued at 1 million euros ($1.1 million) in a charity draw Wednesday.

'CBS Evening News' wiped out in half of country by glitch

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 6:57pm

A technical glitch in CBS' Washington control room wiped out the broadcast of the “CBS Evening News” on the East Coast and in the Midwest on Tuesday.

CBS 'optimistic' about fall lineup despite production halt

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 2:52pm

CBS said it plans a fall schedule that's a close match to last season, but the network is keeping a watchful eye on when the industry will emerge from its virus-caused production shutdown.

Tribute broadcast planned for late music exec Andre Harrell

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 1:28pm

A tribute to Andre Harrell, the influential music executive who discovered Sean “Diddy” Combs and died earlier this month, will air Sunday.

UN agency warns pandemic could kill 1 in 8 museums worldwide

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 10:36am

Museums are starting to reopen in some countries as governments ease coronavirus restrictions, but experts warn one in eight worldwide could face permanent closure due to the pandemic.

Fox's Cavuto urges viewers not to take drug like Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 7:06pm

Fox News Channel anchor Neil Cavuto strongly urged viewers on Monday not to follow the example of President Donald Trump, who revealed that he is taking a malaria drug to protect against the coronavirus.

Film shows nightmare of an emergency room in Italy

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 1:43pm

Filmmaker Sasha Joelle Achilli has made documentaries on the Ebola virus and now the coronavirus. Ask which virus scares her more, and the answer is easy.

Michelle Obama joined by Barack for online reading series

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 10:56am

Michelle Obama was joined by a famous fellow reader Monday on her popular online series “Mondays With Michelle Obama.”

`This Is Us' stars Moore, Hartley co-host Red Nose special

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 8:15am

“This Is Us” stars Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley will co-host NBC's Red Nose Day special to raise money and awareness for children in need.

French actor Michel Piccoli, arthouse star, is dead at 94

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 7:41am

French actor Michel Piccoli, a prolific screen star who appeared in landmark films by directors such as Luis Bunuel - including in his Academy Award winning “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie” —and Jean-Luc Godard, has died. He was 94.