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10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

August 28, 2014 NEW YORK — It’s a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare. more »»

Celebrities join public TV anti-dropout effort

August 28, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Tony Bennett and Edward James Olmos are among the celebrities joining a public media effort to boost school graduation rates. more »»

These 5 fall broadcast TV frosh fail to impress

August 28, 2014 NEW YORK — While the new broadcast season will bring many potential delights, a handful of fall entries fall far short. Fair warning from a critic looking out for you: — “STALKER” (CBS, premieres Oct. more »»

John Lennon’s killer sorry for being ‘an idiot’

August 28, 2014 BUFFALO, N.Y. — John Lennon’s imprisoned killer says he still gets letters about the pain he caused in his pursuit of notoriety nearly 34 years ago. more »»

Ex-007 actor spying again in ‘Nov. Man’

August 28, 2014 By JOHN DeFORE THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER LOS ANGELES — Onetime 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldson’s “The November Man,” playing a former CIA agent whose autumnal... more »»

Dunham, Poehler among those with books this fall

August 28, 2014 NEW YORK — So many memoirs are coming out this fall, written in so many ways. more »»

Brad Paisley returns to happier themes

August 28, 2014 Brad Paisley, “Moonshine In The Trunk” (Arista Nashville) Brad Paisley backs away from social issues and strikes up a party on his 10th studio album, “Moonshine In The Trunk. more »»

Des Moines Renaissance Faire returns Labor Day weekend

August 28, 2014 On the west edge of Pleasant Hill lies one of the most unique attractions in Iowa. more »»

NBC's Emmycast logs 15.6M viewership

August 27, 2014 NEW YORK — NBC says the Emmys thrived despite a Monday airing in the dog days of August. Broadcast on a nontraditional night prior to Labor Day, the television awards show nonetheless logged 15. more »»

Jamaica Kincaid wins American Book Award

August 27, 2014 NEW YORK — Author Jamaica Kincaid and film critic Armond White are among the winners of the 35th annual American Book Awards, which celebrate multiculturalism and free expressio. more »»

Essay: Emmys owe TV newcomers a better chance

August 27, 2014 NEW YORK — There was something embarrassing about the rash of repeat treating on Monday’s Emmycast. more »»

Network shows doing fine at Emmys — despite jokes

August 26, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Network comedies including “The Big Bang Theory” and “Modern Family” started out strong at Monday’s Emmy Awards, which took a somber turn as Robin Williams was remembered with restrain... more »»

Miley Cyrus: ‘I’m in constant gratitude of life’

August 26, 2014 NEW YORK — Miley Cyrus said when she stole the night at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards, she didn’t realize her impact and influence. Now, the singer says she wants to use her powers for good. more »»

Prince to release new album in September

August 26, 2014 NEW YORK — Prince is releasing a new album on Sept. 30. The pop icon announced Monday that he would release “Art Official Age” on Warner Bros. more »»

Rap mogul Suge Knight hurt in nightclub shooting

August 25, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was injured in an early morning shooting Sunday in a packed nightclub but was expected to survive, a Los Angeles County... more »»

Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

August 25, 2014 LONDON — Acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, whose film career on both sides of the camera spanned 60 years, has died. He was 90. more »»

Azalea falls off stage during pre-VMA show

August 25, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Iggy Azalea tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert, but she appeared unharmed and posted a video of the fall on social medi. more »»

Richard rejects sexual assault allegation

August 25, 2014 LONDON — British pop star Cliff Richard says police have questioned him about a sexual assault allegation. more »»

China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival

August 24, 2014 BEIJING — Chinese authorities on Saturday blocked an annual independent film festival from opening, seized documents and films from its organizers’ office and hauled away two event officials. more »»

Cirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports

August 24, 2014 LAS VEGAS — Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim. more »»



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