DA: Cosby should get up to 10 years in prison and be branded sex offender for life

NORRISTOWN, Pa. -- Bill Cosby should be locked up for as long as a decade and be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life, prosecutors said Monday in the first day of a hearing that will determine how severely the disgraced and aging actor and comedian should be punished.

Cosby, 81, was convicted in April of three ...Read more

George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy are named co-chairmen of NBC Entertainment; Bob Greenblatt immediately departs

Two veteran NBC executives -- George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy -- were named co-chairmen of NBC Entertainment on Monday, replacing Bob Greenblatt at a time of upheaval in network television.

Greenblatt, who has been NBC's top programmer for nearly eight years, approached his boss, NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke, about two weeks ago and ...Read more

Sarayu Blue on 'I Feel Bad'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Actress Sarayu Blue admits she's not living up to the illusion of the ideal woman. "I'm a disaster," she gasps, "do you know how many thank-you cards I haven't written? I just can't keep up. I feel guilty if I don't remember someone's birthday on time. I feel guilty if I don't call my mom on a certain day -- not even a ...Read more

'Inside the Actors Studio' is moving to Ovation TV; James Lipton will fade to a behind-the-scenes role

Little about the show screamed success: No real action, just a bespectacled school dean conducting interviews, a sparse setting and students in the studio audience.

But "Inside the Actors Studio" bloomed into an unconventional hit for Bravo, while its host James Lipton, the former dean of the Actors Studio Drama School who created the show, ...Read more

Hope takes flight in NBC's 'Manifest,' but it's a bumpy ride

Redemption and second chances are born of a spooky aviation mystery in NBC's "Manifest" when a flight from Jamaica to New York goes missing somewhere over the Atlantic and then inexplicably touches down at its destination 5 1/2 years later -- plane, crew and passengers intact.

Authorities are flummoxed by the return of Montego Air Flight 828, ...Read more

Review: 'Magnum P.I.' is on the case in reboot. Minus the mustache, for starters

Beyond the fact that it doesn't star Tom Selleck and that these are not the 1980s, there is nothing wrong with the reborn, lightly rebooted "Magnum P.I.," which Monday joins "Hawaii Five-0," "S.W.A.T." and "MacGyver" in the CBS House of Reborn, Reboot-ed Mysteries.

Whether it will blossom into the sort of living, breathing TV entity that the ...Read more

Review: Beyoncé and Jay-Z put 'real love' onstage at the Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. -- True, grown-up commitment -- not the romance of a fairy tale -- is what Beyonce and Jay-Z were determined to celebrate Saturday night at the Rose Bowl, where music's highest-profile couple played the first of two concerts on their joint On the Run II tour.

"This is real love," read a message on a giant video screen near the ...Read more

'House With a Clock in Its Walls' leads box office as 'Fahrenheit 11/9' fails to leave an impression

LOS ANGELES -- Of the four new wide releases this past weekend, only Universal's "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" managed to place among the top five at the box office.

Amblin Entertainment's PG-rated fantasy opened in first place in the United States and Canada with $26.8 million, above analysts' predictions of $18 million to $25 million,...Read more

Suge Knight's courtroom persona belied his longtime image as a feared enforcer

Suge Knight was almost always cheery in court.

Whenever the judge overseeing his murder case cracked a sarcastic aside, the former rap impresario belly laughed so hard his broad shoulders bounced for several seconds. Where he could, he slipped compliments to Judge Ronald S. Coen.

"I trust you," Knight told him during a pretrial hearing. "You'...Read more

Judge to sentence Bill Cosby next week

PHILADELPHIA -- Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 60 women. He's been tried twice in the nearly three years since he was charged with drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand. And he's been found guilty by a jury.

Now, his fate lies in the hands of one man.

In days, Judge Steven T. O'Neill could order the 81-year-old...Read more

'This Is Us' creator Dan Fogelman reacts to the dismal 'Life Itself' reviews and says he's not weepy

Warren Beatty was silent. It had been five minutes since "Life Itself" ended, a movie in which his wife, Annette Bening, plays a therapist. The couple had just seen the film for the first time, alongside one of Bening's co-stars, Mandy Patinkin. They were all at the home of "This Is Us" creator Dan Fogelman, who'd directed the drama.

Bening and...Read more

Noah Cyrus may have shed some tears over her breakup, but don't fall for this prank

Hold up.

Before you fall for this one: Whatever you do, don't buy tears from Noah Cyrus.

On Thursday, Miley Cyrus's younger sister claimed she was peddling her tears after an extremely painful breakup from rapper Lil Xan. He reportedly cheated on the pop singer.

They are being "sold" in a dropper for $12,000 for 48 hours on a site called ...Read more

Review: 'Maniac' is a riot of conflicting tones

"Maniac," whose 10 episodes began streaming Friday on Netflix, is a big, weird, tightly controlled mess of a show. It swings for the bleachers and doesn't always connect -- and when it does, it can seem to skip some bases or run them out of order. But it does keep swinging and running.

Starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, it was developed by ...Read more

Alec Baldwin's lampooning of Donald Trump will continue on 'Saturday Night Live'

Alec Baldwin will bring back his puckering lampoon of President Trump to "Saturday Night Live" once again.

"I have fun doing it, there's no doubt about that," the "30 Rock" star said of portraying the reality star-turned-president.

Baldwin has already earned a supporting actor Emmy Award for his repeat appearances as the 45th president. He ...Read more

'Murphy Brown' ready to take on new political wars

LOS ANGELES -- The last episode of Murphy Brown that aired in 1998 was titled "Never Can Say Goodbye." It sounded like nothing more than a sweet way for the CBS comedy to end its 10-year run, but turned out to be very prophetic. After an extended absence from television (that would be two decades), "Murphy Brown" returns with most of the ...Read more

James Roday psyched about 'A Million Little Things'

LOS ANGELES -- "A Million Little Things," the new ABC drama, is based on the idea that friendship isn't one big part of our lives but is made up of a multitude of tiny moments. Some are so small they are easy to overlook until a tragedy strikes.

The event that makes a group of male friends take another look at what brought them together is a ...Read more

Review: 'The Good Cop' on solid footing

The waning power of broadcast network TV was one of the big takeaways from Monday's Primetime Emmys. The televised ceremony saw streaming services rival premium cable in top awards, while NBC and ABC were given just one award each.

The influence of shows that once topped ratings on those grandfather networks, however, is on the rise. Original ...Read more

Cary Fukunaga takes his surreal touch to a new level in Netflix's inventive 'Maniac'

QUEENS, N.Y. -- On a morning last October, Jonah Hill and Emma Stone were having an intense conversation about globular clusters.

Neither a brand of granola nor an exciting new indie band, globular clusters are a crucial (if mysterious) element of "Maniac," an inventive series directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, in which Stone and Hill star as ...Read more

Suge Knight pleads no contest to manslaughter charge in 2015 hit-and-run death

LOS ANGELES -- Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter Thursday in the 2015 hit-and-run death of a man outside a Compton restaurant after a dispute related to the film "Straight Outta Compton."

The plea deal struck in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom calls for Knight, 53, to serve 28 years in state prison.

Knight's ...Read more

Capsule reviews of feature films

ALPHA. 3 stars. Old-fashioned adventure yarn with new-fangled special effects. A young man (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is left for dead on a prehistoric buffalo hunt, and must cross dangerous lands to find his home, with the help of a wounded wolf he meets along the way. In IMAX 3D. Directed by Albert Hughes. 1 hr. 36 PG-13 (violence) -- Gary Thompson

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