Emmy Award

This image released by Netflix shows Kevin Spacey as U.S. Congressman Frank Underwood in a scene from the Netflix original series, "House of Cards." (AP Photo/Netflix, Melinda Sue Gordon)

Emmys, online shows may take big leap Thursday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Netflix’s “House of Cards” and “Arrested Development” on Thursday become the first online contenders to nab top Emmy nominations, it will be a breakthrough moment for shows making a splash […]

07/17/2013

James J. "Whitey" Bulger, alleged racketeer, booking photograph obtained by WBUR 90.9 - NPR Radio Boston. (AP Photo)

Bulger, Gandolfini: Mob makes headlines this week

The death in Italy of James Gandolfini, who played Mafia boss Tony Soprano on the popular HBO show “The Sopranos,” was part of an unusual convergence of mob-related news making headlines this week. Here’s a […]

06/19/2013

Actor James Gandolfini (AP Photo)

Actor James Gandolfini dies in Italy at age 51

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO’s “The Sopranos” helped create one of TV’s greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, […]

06/19/2013

Actress Susan Lucci (AP Photo)

Lucci, Trebek donate TV objects to Smithsonian

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution is adding relics from soap operas and game shows to its national entertainment collection to tell the story of daytime television. On Thursday, actress Susan Lucci from TV’s […]

05/09/2013

Actress Jeanne Cooper (AP Photo)

‘Young and Restless’ star Jeanne Cooper dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeanne Cooper, the enduring soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on “The Young and the Restless,” has died. She was 84. Cooper died Wednesday […]

05/08/2013

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Ken Levine talks about the TV industry

What does it take to make a TV pilot? The LA Times says the five major networks are ordering more than 100 potential new shows for their 2013-14 season. Money 101 host Bob McCormick talks with Ken Levine, an Emmy-winning writer-producer-director.

04/24/2013

Nancy Pelosi

Dem Leader Pelosi to appear on ’30 Rock’ finale

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will appear on the series finale of NBC’s “30 Rock.”

01/04/2013

Oscar statue

Academy Award maker plans layoffs in Chicago

  CHICAGO (AP) — The company that makes the gold-plated Oscar statues will lay off almost 100 employees in the process of being bought out. But some workers could be rehired, it said, and the […]

12/07/2012

Zoinks, Scooby! Cartoon Network celebrates 20 years

ATLANTA (AP) – It’s been a long, strange 20 years for the Cartoon Network, which has flourished during a time when animation traced its way from the likes of “Scooby-Doo” to the racy, trippy fare […]

10/02/2012

'NCIS' star Mark Harmon receives Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – “NCIS” star Mark Harmon received the 2,482nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honoring the career of an actor who has starred in eight series since 1978 and received two […]

10/01/2012

Emmy style highlights

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The new black? Big, bold color. The Emmy Awards red carpet got a lot of its sizzle Sunday night from TV stars in red, orange, yellow, blue and green. The flashes […]

09/24/2012

Lights, camera, sweat? Emmy fashions make it work

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Each year, the Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony presents a steamy challenge for the red carpet’s most fashionable, since September is typically LA’s hottest month. This Sunday should be no exception. The […]

09/20/2012

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