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John Oliver: American politics a 'circus of crazy'

01/10/2014 1:32am
British-born John Oliver says his adopted America is a comedy feast.

'Girls' producers take on nudity issue

01/10/2014 1:58am
The nudity that's a part of HBO's "The Girls" has raised eyebrows. A question about it raised the ire of the show's producers.

All-star cast takes on Ryan Murphy's passion play

01/10/2014 2:09am
Producer Ryan Murphy said it was "sort of thrilling" to feature openly gay leading men Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons in an AIDS TV drama.

Teen surrenders in shooting of Wiz Khalifa's uncle

01/10/2014 7:48am
Police have identified the suspect who has surrendered in the shooting death of rapper Wiz Khalifa's uncle in the parking lot of a Pittsburgh-area fast food restaurant.

In Marvel's Ultimate universe, fate looms large

01/10/2014 8:38am
It's the end of the world for Marvel's Ultimate universe, but it's a beginning, too.

A fowl take on fresh spring rolls and peanut sauce

01/10/2014 9:45am
Why do we never see fresh spring rolls stuffed with chicken?

ND Historical Society to buy Welk boyhood home

01/10/2014 10:19am
The North Dakota State Historical Society voted Friday to buy legendary band leader Lawrence Welk's boyhood home in Strasburg, in the south of the state.

Kick Kennedy calls her stage debut 'magical'

01/10/2014 10:56am
The storied Kennedy family has produced a president, ambassadors, an attorney general, senators and plenty of congressmen. But not a professional actor.

Hawaii man sues Warner Bros. over 'Matrix' movies

01/10/2014 11:07am
A Hawaii man has filed a $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit, claiming the "Matrix" trilogy of science fiction films has striking similarities to his screenplay.

ND to buy band leader Lawrence Welk's boyhood home

01/10/2014 12:58pm
Pop the cork and start the bubble machine: North Dakota has agreed to buy the boyhood home of Lawrence Welk, the maestro of "champagne music" and one of the state's most famous sons.

Vegas prosecutors track new Flavor Flav case in NY

01/10/2014 1:15pm
A prosecutor handling a felony assault case in Las Vegas against entertainer Flavor Flav said Friday he's watching legal developments in New York after the former rap star was ticketed for speeding and driving without a license on Long Island.

Next Miss America pageant set for Sept. 14

01/10/2014 1:30pm
Miss America is staying in Atlantic City.

Amy Poehler: 'SNL' hiring Sasheer Zamata 'awesome'

01/10/2014 1:35pm
"Saturday Night Live" alumna Amy Poehler says her old show's hire of young comic Sasheer Zamata is awesome.

Palin says her new show won't be overtly political

01/10/2014 1:51pm
Sarah Palin says she doesn't expect her new outdoors television show on the Sportsman Channel to be political _ at least not overtly so.

Pizzagate: De Blasio uses fork to eat his slice

01/10/2014 2:18pm
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is dealing with a scandal of his own: pizzagate.

'Outlander' star wears kilt to promote show

01/10/2014 2:54pm
Actor Sam Heughan and producer Ronald Moore are promoting their new TV series "Outlander" by showing a little leg.

Venezuelans pay last respects to slain actress

01/10/2014 2:58pm
Hundreds of Venezuelans paid their final respects Friday to a popular actress whose slaying in front of her 5-year-old daughter has reignited debate about the nation's rampant crime.

Court to rule on television over Internet service

01/10/2014 3:30pm
The Supreme Court will decide whether a startup company can offer live television broadcasts over the Internet without paying fees to broadcasters.

Maya Angelou mourns death of poet Amiri Baraka

01/10/2014 3:45pm
Maya Angelou is mourning her friend Amiri Baraka, remembering him as a vital poet whose private persona differed greatly from his fiery public image.

Feds recognize same-sex couples in Utah

01/10/2014 4:36pm
The U.S. attorney general said Friday that the federal government would recognize same-sex unions in Utah, marking the latest significant show of support for gay marriage from the Obama administration.

Actor Stephen Baldwin makes payment on NY tax bill

01/10/2014 7:06pm
An attorney for actor Stephen Baldwin says the "The Usual Suspects" star has made another $100,000 installment payment on his unpaid New York taxes.

Nat Geo Wild's Super Bowl alternative fish tale

01/10/2014 7:34pm
As the Puppy Bowl and the Kitten Bowl aim to delight cable TV's cute animal lovers, another network will offer an underwater alternative to the Super Bowl: the four-hour goldfish bowl.

Cee Lo Green: I want to create a 'Voice' star

01/10/2014 11:10pm
"The Voice" is a ratings success for NBC, but judge Cee Lo Green says it has one more mountain to climb.

Zucker: GOP being run from Fox News headquarters

01/10/2014 11:12pm
The chiefs of CNN and Fox News Channel are throwing shots at each other, each suggesting the other's network is essentially out of the news business.

Steven Bochco on slowing down: 'I'm just old'

01/10/2014 11:20pm
Veteran television producer Steven Bochco has a three-word explanation for why he's slowing down: "I'm just old."