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'Babe' actor James Cromwell cited for SeaWorld protest

SAN DIEGO -- Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell has been charged with a misdemeanor after interrupting an orca show at SeaWorld in July.

Cromwell, who had roles in "Babe," "L.A. Confidential," "The Green Mile" and "The Longest Yard," was accused of trespassing and could be sentenced up to 90 days in prison, or fined up to $400, or both, if ...Read more

Political commentator files lawsuit alleging rape by Fox News host Charles Payne

NEW YORK -- Political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes, who this year said she was raped in July 2013 by Fox Business Network host Charles Payne, made that allegation in a civil lawsuit filed Monday.

Payne was suspended from his role as an on-air host July 6 while the allegations, made to Fox News and its parent, 21st Century Fox, were being ...Read more

What happened to the 'Narcos' location scout found dead in Mexico?

MEXICO CITY -- As a location scout for Hollywood projects filming in his native Mexico, Carlos Munoz Portal spent his workdays roaming the country, searching for landscapes that would look great on screen. By age 37, he had racked up an impressive list of credits that included the drug war thriller "Sicario" and the James Bond film "Spectre."

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Emmys ratings are flat

The CBS telecast of the 69th Emmy Awards was watched by about 11.4 million viewers Sunday, roughly equaling last year's audience level.

The good news for CBS is the number did not decline from 2016, when the broadcast aired on ABC and hit an all-time low.

Ratings for the Emmys have been on a downward slide since the 2013 telecast hosted by ...Read more

Laura Ingraham set to join Fox News as prime-time host

Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham will join Fox News Channel's prime-time lineup as a host on Oct. 30, the network announced Monday.

Ingraham, a longtime contributor to Fox News, will be the weeknight host of "The Ingraham Angle," at 10 p.m. ET. Sean Hannity on Sept. 25 will move to 9 p.m. ET, replacing "The Five," which will return to ...Read more

Conservative voice Jedediah Bila exits 'The View'

"The View" has lost yet another panelist: Jedediah Bila, the talk show's lone conservative voice, announced Monday that she will be leaving the ABC talker.

"So this is my last day at 'The View,'" Bila shared, thanking her co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sara Haines, Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin, whom she described as "friends no matter what."

"I want ...Read more

Randy Travis said only four words, but got 'roaring' reply from emotional hometown

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ailing country music legend Randy Travis managed to say only four words on stage Saturday in his hometown of Marshville, N.C. But it was clear the Union County native was happy to be among family and friends, staying for nearly two and a half hours to pose for photos and listen to fans talk about his music.

The occasion was a...Read more

Linkin Park announce Chester Bennington tribute concert at Hollywood Bowl

LOS ANGELES -- The surviving members of Linkin Park will reunite onstage for the first time since singer Chester Bennington's death in July.

The group announced Monday morning a Bennington tribute concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 27. Though no lineup details have been revealed, the band said in a statement that they'll be joined by a ...Read more

Post-Emmy gripes: OK, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, enough is enough

Here's the good news for all those funny women who keep losing to Julia Louis-Dreyfus every year at the Emmy Awards ceremony: Her HBO comedy, "Veep," has only one more season to go.

Whoo-hoo.

Try to imagine being stuck in the same category as the Michael Phelps of comedy. You get all dressed up, force your face into that ultra-wide smile and ...Read more

This year's Emmys didn't even pretend not to be political

LOS ANGELES -- Subtext became text when issues of race, gender and national politics, long a part of Hollywood awards shows, took center stage at the 69th Emmy Awards telecast Sunday night.

"You can't deny that every show was influenced by Donald Trump in some way," said host Stephen Colbert in his opening monologue. "All the late night shows, ...Read more

Riding high on Trump, 'SNL' wins big at the Emmys

LOS ANGELES -- During a glittery Emmy ceremony that also played like an extensive rebuke of President Donald Trump, the biggest winner of the night was a series that's been on the air since Gerald Ford was president.

A newly resurgent "Saturday Night Live," which has relentlessly lampooned the outsize personalities and turbulence of the Trump ...Read more

Streaming series upend the TV landscape at 2017 Emmys

LOS ANGELES -- Streaming video solidified its place as the vanguard for television creativity as Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" was honored with five statuettes including drama series at the 69th Emmy Awards.

The win in the drama category marks the first time a streaming series has earned the most prestigious prize at the awards, which were ...Read more

Emmy wins inject history into the night

LOS ANGELES -- This year's Emmys were memorable for a number of reasons, and not just for Anna Chlumsky's shocked reaction when Sean Spicer rolled that lectern onstage.

Donald Glover, the multi-hyphenate behind FX's groundbreaking comedy "Atlanta," became the first black director to win an Emmy for comedy direction. Glover won for "B.A.N.," an ...Read more

Emmys bear the Colbert stamp: Genial, poignant, exuberant and a little outrageous

LOS ANGELES -- For its 69th festival of self-benediction, broadcast Sunday on CBS, the Television Academy brought on Stephen Colbert as its master of ceremonies. Already on the CBS payroll, already schooled in hosting -- it is two years almost to the day that, having abandoned his ironic "Colbert Report" persona, he took over "The Late Show" -- ...Read more

Emmys fashion: Silver lineup, mermaid tails

LOS ANGELES -- Silver seemed to be the precious metal of choice for those seeking Emmy gold at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night. Among the most head-turning takes on the metallic trend were Sarah Paulson's fresh off the New York Fashion Week runway Carolina Herrera dress for spring and summer 2018 and Tracee Ellis Ross' Chanel ...Read more

Sean Spicer's surprise Emmy appearance flies in the face of Melissa McCarthy's win

LOS ANGELES -- Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance during Stephen Colbert's opening monologue at the 2017 Emmy Awards much to the disbelief of those in attendance at the ceremony.

As the camera cut to various celebrities' shocked faces, as the former White House press secretary took the stage, perhaps the most surprised person in the room ...Read more

No 'It' factor among the new box-office releases

LOS ANGELES -- "It" does it again.

Despite dropping 51 percent in earnings in its second weekend in theaters, the Warner Bros.' Stephen King adaptation kept the top spot in this week's box office charts, surpassing analysts' projections of $55 million by an estimated $5 million for a to-date total of $218.7 million in the U.S. and Canada.

The ...Read more

'Great News' star Briga Heelan: 'My path took some twists and turns'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- When actress Briga Heelan was growing up she was too shy to express herself. The star of NBC's "Great News" thinks acting helped her overcome that reticence. "I've always had a hard time just being angry or just being really sad – the bigger emotions," she says, easing into a wicker-backed chair in a bustling coffee ...Read more

Hallmark carves a niche among red-state viewers

LOS ANGELES--At the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Hollywood glitterati probably will bestow TV's highest honors on dark, edgy programming such as the dystopian dramas "Westworld" on HBO and Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale."

Conspicuously absent from the show will be the kind of light, family-friendly series and romantic comedies -- the TV ...Read more

Juggalos rally, march in Washington against 'gang' label

WASHINGTON -- Collecting around a stage set up at the Lincoln Memorial, several hundred Juggalos -- fans of the Detroit-based hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse -- turned out Saturday to listen to music and bring attention to what they say is an unfair gang label from the FBI that has cost some of their face-painted friends and family their jobs, ...Read more