CBS takes bold digital push

LOS ANGELES--When CBS Corp. launched a stand-alone streaming service three years ago, some analysts wondered why consumers would spend nearly $6 a month to watch a TV channel that they could get over the air for free.

CBS soon will answer that question by making its big-budget bet, "Star Trek: Discovery," available exclusively on its CBS All ...Read more

Jerry Lewis excludes his six sons from his will

LOS ANGELES--Jerry Lewis' six sons were purposely excluded from the late comic's will. The legendary comedian, who died in August at 91, explicitly asked that they receive no benefits from his estate.

In documents obtained by the Blast and People, the Emmy-winning star's last will and testament declares the exclusion of his children with ex-...Read more

Jimmy Kimmel is sure Trump doesn't know anything about the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill

Jimmy Kimmel's battle against the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill continued in Round 3 on Thursday. For the third consecutive night, Kimmel slammed the proposed Obamacare repeal and the politicians who support the plan.

The "Jimmy Kimmel Live" host kicked off his monologue with his sights set on Donald Trump, who had finally tweeted his way into...Read more

Lin-Manuel Miranda kept 'half' his promise to Oscar Lopez Rivera about 'Hamilton' show

CHICAGO -- If you were holding out hopes that your unused "Hamilton" tickets would be for Lin-Manuel Miranda's much ballyhooed performance in Chicago, forget it.

Miranda excited speculation this summer when he tweeted that he would reprise his lead role for Oscar Lopez Rivera, the Puerto Rican independence activist who was sentenced to 55 years...Read more

'Megyn Kelly Today,' featuring the tough journalist, aims for 'more inspirational'

NEW YORK -- Megyn Kelly is shown shaking hands and hugging regular folks in the promotional spots for her new NBC morning show that debuts Monday. She looks like a candidate running for office, and in a way, she is.

Kelly was part of a politically charged atmosphere during her 12 years at Fox News, surrounded by conservative commentators on the...Read more

Review: Lady Gaga invites all to share her pain in her new documentary

Less than 10 minutes into the 100-minute "Gaga: Five Foot Two," a cinema verite-style documentary about Lady Gaga that emulates Madonna's 1991 documentary "Truth or Dare," the "Poker Face" pop star complains that she's been unfairly accused of stealing Madonna's style and sound.

"I could never wrap my head around the fact (that Madonna) wouldn'...Read more

Movie review: Judi Dench rules (again) in the lopsided crowdpleaser 'Victoria & Abdul'

The English director Stephen Frears has an affinity for odd-couple comedies, particularly whenever Judi Dench gets involved. Their prior collaborations include "Mrs. Henderson Presents" (2005), in which Dench played a wealthy widow enjoying a thorny rapport with a theater manager (Bob Hoskins), and "Philomena" (2013), which cast her as a devout ...Read more

Fox News adds a live program at 11 p.m. with Shannon Bream

Fox News is expanding its program lineup with a new live 11 p.m. Eastern time broadcast anchored by Shannon Bream.

The 21st Century Fox unit announced Thursday that it plans to launch "Fox News @ Night" on Oct. 30, the same night the cable news channel is kicking off its new prime-time show with conservative commentator Laura Ingraham.

Fox ...Read more

Movie review: Emma Stone and Steve Carell serve up surprising 'Battle of the Sexes'

Two battles, not one, share the spotlight in the enjoyable and entertaining "Battle of the Sexes," one you expect and one you do not. And it's the unexpected one that makes all the difference.

The part that's expected is the film's front and center subject, the ostentatious 1973 tennis exhibition between women's champion Billie Jean King and ...Read more

Sean Spicer's Emmys cameo was Trump-approved: 'He thought I did a great job'

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer continued his press tour (for what, exactly?) Thursday with an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Spicer sat down with Paula Faris, whose first question was about President Donald Trump's reaction to Spicer's heavily criticized cameo at Sunday's Emmy Awards.

"He was very supportive. He ...Read more

Jimmy Kimmel fires back at Sen. Cassidy: 'Which part don't I understand?'

Jimmy Kimmel doubled down on his criticism of Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy on Wednesday, firing back at the co-sponsor of the new Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill and many others who responded to his monologue from the previous night.

On Tuesday, the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" host called out Cassidy for, as he put it, lying to his face about his ...Read more

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell apologizes for expletive-laden tantrums caught on leaked clips

Leaked footage showing MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell having several on-camera outbursts has prompted the anchorman to do some damage control.

"A better anchorman and a better person would've had a better reaction to technical difficulties. I'm sorry," the political pundit tweeted about his expletive-laden tirade Wednesday evening.

In the ...Read more

Movie review: Jake Gyllenhaal's restrained performance gives the recovery drama 'Stronger' its strength

"Stronger" is the title of Jeff Bauman's bestselling memoir about his experience as a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, and also of David Gordon Green's fine new film adaptation. It is also a knowing riff on "Boston Strong," a call for local unity and an assertion of hometown pride that rose from the ashes of that 2013 tragedy to become a...Read more

Entertainment Q&A: Jerry Lewis' lost movie

You have questions. I have some answers.

Q: Now that Jerry Lewis has died, will the unreleased movie "The Day the Clown Cried" (1972) ever be released on DVD for serious Jerry Lewis movie collectors?

A: "The Day the Clown Cried" is the major mystery in Lewis' filmography, a film that no more than a handful of people claim to have seen, and ...Read more

Movie review: Emma Stone scores as Billie Jean King in crowd-pleasing 'Battle of the Sexes'

Engaging and sunny (literally; this is the brightest, squintiest film in months), as far as it goes, "Battle of the Sexes" is a two-headed biopic reluctant to complicate its coming-out story with too many ... complications.

This will not be a problem for most audiences. Collectively, the "Battle of the Sexes" team knows how to please a crowd. ...Read more

Movie review: Fun 'Friend Request' is silly but scary

The Facebook-themed horror movie "Friend Request" spooks its way into theaters this weekend, hoping to turn up audiences who are ready for autumn temperatures, Halloween and things that go bump in the night. Shockingly, "Friend Request" delivers. This scare-fest is so gloriously dumb that it is surprisingly a whole lot of fun.

This German/South...Read more

A revived 'Will & Grace' is ready to reclaim its 'Must See TV' tiara

When "Will & Grace" premiered in 1998, the biggest comedies of the year were "Seinfeld," "Veronica's Closet" and "Friends." It was the year President Bill Clinton denied having "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. The year that gave us Google. A time when the notion that young adults were spending less time with the...Read more

Billie Jean King, subject of 'Battle of the Sexes' biopic, continues battle for equality

Forty-four years ago, a 29-year-old female tennis champion played a tennis match, on national television, against a 55-year-old male former tennis champion. And the country, more or less, went insane.

"Battle of the Sexes" is a new movie depicting that match and its times, and the real-life woman at the center of the story was on the phone with...Read more

Movie review: 'Stronger' is a higher grade of inspirational biopic

"Stronger" is a movie you need to see, no matter how much you think you don't need to see it.

A less effective version of the same fact-based story, even with the same actors doing the same excellent work -- it's Jake Gyllenhaal's finest, truest two hours on film -- might creak and groan with "inspirational weepie" biopic machinery, over-...Read more

Movie review: 'Kingsman' is a royal pain

Not that anyone has been calling for it, but director Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" brings the spy saga back in all its overblown, inconsistent glory. In this ultraviolent farce many innocent people suffer, especially in the audience.

The urge to turn any moneymaking film into a franchise generally produces more wasted effort ...Read more

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