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Horse Racing Drama ‘Luck’ Proved too Real for HBO

The Associated Press

March 21

Filed under Entertainment, Television

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Horse racing has long withstood the deaths of its skittish, injury-prone thoroughbreds. Hollywood proved it lacks the stomach for it. HBO abruptly cancelled its racetrack drama series "Luck" this past week af...

Anderson Cooper Struggling to Survive in Daytime

The Associated Press

February 22

Filed under Entertainment, Television

NEW YORK (AP) — To celebrate the 100th episode of Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show in an hour that airs Monday, a giant cup of frozen hot chocolate topped with whipped cream was wheeled onto the set after its star...

YouTube Enlists Big-Name Help to Redefine Channels

The Associated Press

February 22

Filed under Entertainment, Television

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — YouTube is enlisting Hollywood’s help to reach a generation of viewers more familiar with smartphones than TV remotes. The online video giant is aiming to create 25 hours of programming per day wit...

FX’s Sons of Anarchy Renewed for Two More Seasons

Ashley Johnson

February 15

Filed under Entertainment, Television

The renewal of the series comes as part of a new overall deal for Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter. Under the three-year pact with 20th Century Fox TV and FX Productions, Sutter will remain in control of the show, and will develo...

Super Bowl Ads Battle for Championship

The Associated Press

February 8

Filed under Entertainment, Television

NEW YORK (AP) — The pressure was on. The tension was thick. And then, there were yawns in between. The Super Bowl may have been a nail biter, but the ads were a snooze. Actor Clint Eastwood waxed for two minutes about ...

Mary Tyler Moore Honored for Lifetime Achievement

The Associated Press

February 1

Filed under Entertainment, Television

The 75-year-old actress, who as Mary Richards "turned the world on with her smile" in her groundbreaking 1970s sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," received the lifetime achievement award at Sunday night’s 18th annual Screen...

Starz Announces “Marco Polo” Series

Cristal Reyes

January 25

Filed under Entertainment, Television

Television viewers are about to get a glimpse of a famous historical icon in a new light. Starz Entertainment television channel announced a new series, Marco Polo, this past week, which will chronicle the life of the legendary th...

Pauley Perrette: Goth go-to gal on drama ‘NCIS’

The Associated Press

December 14

Filed under Entertainment, Television

NEW YORK (AP) — It figures that Pauley Perrette would excel playing forensic scientist Abby Sciuto, the Goth lab rat on CBS' crime procedural, "NCIS." On the job in her high-tech lair, Abby is an information magnet and a bl...

Ernie and Cindy Claim $1 Million Prize on ‘Race’

The Associated Press

December 14

Filed under Entertainment, Television

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Amazing Race" took its final three teams on a frantic scramble through Atlanta during Sunday’s conclusion of the CBS competition show. In the end, it was Ernie Halvorsen and his fiancee Cindy Chiang,...

Meloni in Talks for True Blood

Cristal Reyes

December 14

Filed under Entertainment, Television

For months, the TV shows Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and True Blood have been dominating the ratings. Recent reports gave surfaced that Christopher Meloni (Detective Stabler on Law and Order) is in talks to join the cast...

Obama Gets Laughs at Kennedy Center Honors

The Associated Press

December 7

Filed under Entertainment, Television

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama in lauding the actors, musicians and others receiving Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night, also was looking for advice. "Everybody likes him," Obama said of Yo-Yo Ma, one of the several artist...

‘Idol’ Producer: No major Changes for New Season

The Associated Press

November 30

Filed under Entertainment, Television

NEW YORK (AP) — "American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe says don’t expect any major changes when the hit Fox TV show returns in January after undergoing an extensive makeover last season. Lythgoe, who helped transform Brita...

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