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In this 1980 file image released by Warner Brothers Pictures, actress Eileen Brennan as Capt. Doreen Lewis in a scene from, "Private Benjamin." (AP Photo/Warner Brothers Pictures, File)

‘Clue’ actress Eileen Brennan dies at 80

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eileen Brennan, who played the captain in “Private Benjamin,” has died at 80. Kim Vasilakis, an assistant to Brennan’s managers, says Brennan died Sunday in Burbank after a battle with bladder […]

07/30/2013

This publicity image released by CBS shows, cast members, from left, Cote de Pablo, Sean Murray and Michael Weatherly in a scene from "NCIS." (AP Photo/CBS, Michael Yarish)

CBS: It was de Pablo’s decision to exit ‘NCIS’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — CBS Corp. chief executive Les Moonves says every effort was made to keep the actress who plays Ziva David on TV’s highest-rated show, “NCIS.” Moonves says Cote de Pablo was […]

07/29/2013

Flat screen TV

‘Alarming’ rise in children injured by falling TVs

CHICAGO (AP) — Falling televisions sent nearly 200,000 U.S. children to the emergency room over 20 years and the injury rate has climbed substantially for these sometimes deadly accidents, a study found. Doctors and safety […]

07/21/2013

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

TV ratings

Racially insensitive remarks heat up ‘Big Brother’

NEW YORK (AP) — Racially insensitive language hurt some cast members’ reputations in the CBS game “Big Brother,” but it may not have been bad for television ratings. Contestants on this season’s “Big Brother” have […]

07/10/2013

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Study: TV’s female characters are sexual targets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teenage female characters are sexual fodder for broadcast network TV series, especially comedies, according to an advocacy group’s new study. An examination of 238 sitcoms and dramas airing during four weeks […]

07/09/2013

Bert and Ernie mark DOMA decision on New Yorker cover

Referring to this week’s landmark Supreme Court decisions regarding same-sex marriage, the new cover of The New Yorker features famous “are they or aren’t they” couple Bert and Ernie of “Sesame Street” snuggled up on […]

06/28/2013

Discovery Channel ad for Shark Week posted on YouTube.

‘Shark Week’ ad: offensive or funny?

A new ad for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week is getting a lot of attention. Some find it hilarious – others are disgusted. What do you think?

06/27/2013

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Beware of ‘Life Alert’ scam!

Robocall scammers are using “Life Alert” to swindle seniors. If there are senior citizens in your family, make them aware of a new barrage of annoying robocalls is targeting the elderly all across the country […]

06/26/2013

Actor James Gandolfini (AP Photo)

Tony Soprano more than a memorable TV character

    NEW YORK (AP) — James Gandolfini’s portrayal of Tony Soprano represented more than just a memorable TV character. He changed the medium, making fellow antiheroes like Walter White and Dexter Morgan possible and […]

06/20/2013

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