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Elizabeth Smart finally ready for a movie to tell her story

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 11:50pm

A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.

Producers: No end in sight for 'Outlander' as season 3 nears

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 11:31pm

The producers of "Outlander" don't expect the drama to outstrip the extensive series of novels it's based on.

Lifetime movie 'Flint' dramatizes city's water crisis

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 11:31pm

Melissa Mays, a resident of Flint, Michigan, came armed to discuss the city's tainted water crisis and a new Lifetime TV movie dramatizing it.

Elizabeth Smart finally ready for a movie to tell her story

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:50pm

Elizabeth Smart said it required years for her to participate in a movie about her kidnapping ordeal.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 5:34pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Leading Disney parks 'Imagineer' Martin Sklar dies at 83

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 4:51pm

Martin A. "Marty" Sklar, a right-hand man of Walt Disney and central figure in the development and expansion of his company's theme parks around the world, has died.

D.L. Menard, Cajun music ambassador, is dead at 85

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 3:51pm

D.L. Menard, the Cajun musician whose song "The Back Door" became an anthem for his culture and carried him to 38 countries on State Department tours, has died at the age of 85.

Linkin Park singer's widow opens about husband's death

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:11pm

The widow of late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington says she's feeling the love from the rocker's fans but she's also feeling the loss.

Allman's final music 'obvious farewell' but full of life

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:36am

Only a tight circle of family and friends knew Gregg Allman had been diagnosed with liver cancer a second time and wouldn't survive it.

Former judge in 'kids for cash' case receives appeal hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:21am

A former Pennsylvania judge serving a 28-year prison term for a scandal that became known as "kids for cash" has secured an appeals hearing to overturn some of his convictions.

Lost, then found: Rare J.M. Barrie play published this week

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:13pm

As mysteries go, "The Reconstruction of the Crime" is especially light, a stage farce billed as one "Sensational Scene" in which a man identified only as "The Victim" asks the audience to help find the culprit.

Sarah Silverman's show asks divided US to give love a chance

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:10pm

Sarah Silverman is out to show that Americans can bridge even their deepest differences and enjoy a laugh as well.

'Mindy Project' final season promises clarity on key romance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:11pm

The producers of "The Mindy Project" say the series' final season will provide some clarity on the main character's key romantic relationship.

Working with Cosby? Tiffany Haddish says she was joking

Nicole Evatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:39pm

"Girls Trip" breakout star Tiffany Haddish says she was just joking when she said she wanted to work with Bill Cosby.

Tracy Morgan relishes post-crash chance to be 'better man'

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:33pm

Tracy Morgan has a ready answer when asked about getting a second chance after his near-fatal crash three years ago.

Rx for Dr. McDreamy: Boxing lessons this summer in Maine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:38pm

Actor Patrick Dempsey is working on his boxing skills this summer in his native Maine.

'Son of Sam' film brings to life New York 40 years ago

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:14pm

Geraldo Rivera dates the low point in modern New York City history to Aug. 9, 1977.

Ed Sheeran, Stormzy in running for Britain's Mercury Prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:03pm

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, poet Kate Tempest and grime artist Stormzy are among a dozen finalists for the prestigious Mercury Prize , recognizing the British or Irish album of the year.

Hillary Clinton calling new book 'What Happened'

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:22pm

Hillary Clinton is calling her new book "What Happened" and promising unprecedented candor as she remembers her stunning defeat last year to Donald Trump.

HBO doc 'Baltimore Rising' explores life after Freddie Gray

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:32am

The producers and participants in "Baltimore Rising" say national and local media sensationalized the protests that erupted after the death of Freddie Gray, but that their new documentary humanizes the narrative.