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Three reasons why Fox News is losing its ratings dominance

NEW YORK -- The stream of negative headlines for President Donald Trump about his campaign's alleged collusion with Russia and the firing of FBI Director James Comey is shaking up the cable news ratings race.

Last week, MSNBC won all five weekdays over CNN and Fox News in prime time among the coveted advertiser demographic, according to Nielsen...Read more

Hannity says 'liberal fascism' is behind efforts to get him fired over Seth Rich story

NEW YORK -- Fox News and conservative talk show host Sean Hannity are under fire Tuesday for pushing a right-wing conspiracy theory that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich may have been killed because he provided emails to WikiLeaks.

On Tuesday, Fox News retracted the online story that an FBI forensics examination showed Rich ...Read more

Roger Moore dies at 89; debonair British actor played James Bond in 7 movies

Roger Moore, the suave British actor who starred in seven James Bond movies and brought a likable, comedic dimension to the unflappable secret agent, has died after a short battle with cancer, his family said Tuesday. He was 89.

From 1973 to 1985, Moore was Agent 007 in "Live and Let Die," "The Man with the Golden Gun," "The Spy Who Loved Me," ...Read more

Katy Perry confirms it: She and Taylor Swift indeed have bad blood

It's only taken four years but pop culture gossip hounds finally have the confirmation of the rumor they've been salivating over: Yes, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are beefing.

And, according to Perry, "She started it."

Perry confirmed the rumors on James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" prime time special Monday night, explaining that the conflict ...Read more

At Cannes, trailer for England-set Muslim drama postponed in wake of Manchester attack

CANNES, France -- As Cannes Film Festival attendees carried on their work with a heavy heart Tuesday, the Manchester bombing has also had an effect on at least one studio's marketing plans.

Focus Features has ?decided to postpone the trailer launch of "Victoria and Abdul" -- a fact-based drama about a Muslim Indian immigrant to England who ...Read more

Zack Snyder to leave 'Justice League' following family tragedy; Joss Whedon to take over film

A rather stark reality hit the world of superhero fantasy on Monday, as the L.A. Times confirmed that Zack Snyder is stepping away from finishing the upcoming "Justice League" picture in the wake of the suicide of his daughter.

Originally reported at the Hollywood Reporter, 20-year-old Autumn Snyder died in March. "The demands of this job are ...Read more

List of DVD release dates for May 23 and beyond

Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:

MAY

23: Logan

23: Get Out

23: The Great Wall

23: Rock Dog

23: My Life as a Zucchini

23: XX

23: Call the Midwife: Season Six

23: I Am Heath Ledger

23: Max 2: White House Hero

23: Outsiders -- Season 2

30: The Shack

30: Fist Fight

30: Before...Read more

'Star Wars' author inspired by films, and vice versa

CHICAGO -- Timothy Zahn, who is 65 and bald and carries an ever-so-slight air of social anxiety, is nobody's image of a superstar. And yet as he sat behind table No. 26 and waited for fans, he did not wait long. The doors to the convention hall at McCormick Place opened at 10 a.m., and by 10:10 a.m. the line of people to meet Zahn was the second...Read more

Movie review: Not even Dwayne Johnson can rescue 'Baywatch'

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has so much charisma it can be seen from space. His charisma should be considered a national resource and channeled to power homes and solve world hunger. It's a precious and powerful tool that has lifted middling comedies like "Central Intelligence" and revved up the "Fast and Furious" franchise. But with the sloppy, ...Read more

Turning Emmy voters' heads: Netflix, Amazon help redefine campaigning, drawing a range of reactions from rivals

Navigating the maze of rooms and displays at Netflix's massive new Emmy campaigning space in Beverly Hills -- Look! The bikes from "Stranger Things"! Tituss Burgess' wardrobe closet from "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"! -- "Orange Is the New Black" actress Taryn Manning finally arrived at her own show's exhibit, which included a wall adorned with (...Read more

How 'Star Wars' blazed a path for filmmakers across the galaxy

It doesn't seem capitalistically feasible to imagine a world without "Star Wars" in it, selling us stuff like the now-faded "Star Wars" pillowcase in one of the upstairs bedrooms, or the long-broken lightsabers littering the nether regions of the basement closet.

But there was a time before a long time ago. This was prior to 1977 B.C. (Before ...Read more

Fatalities confirmed at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England

LONDON -- British police say there have been a "number of confirmed fatalities" and injuries at a pop concert in the northern city of Manchester.

Emergency services were responding late Monday to "reports of an explosion" at Manchester Arena, according to a statement from Greater Manchester Police.

Witnesses attending the Ariana Grande concert...Read more

The Force is with 'Star Wars' archivist

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Ask Leland Chee what he wanted to do when he was younger, and he answers so quickly that you have to ask him a couple of more times to repeat himself.

"Stwrsxprt."

Sorry?

"StrWsexprt."

Sorry?

"'Star Wars' expert -- I wanted to be a 'Star Wars' expert when I grew up."

He says this without a smirk. He is not being cute. He ...Read more

Netflix's Ted Sarandos says Cannes film fest now 'less attractive' to streaming giant

Grab the popcorn and the Champagne: Ted Sarandos has lobbed the latest volley in the budding war between streaming juggernaut Netflix and the Cannes Film Festival over how films get seen.

In tres Cannes fashion, the Netflix head -- whose company's first Cannes premiere, Bong Joon-Ho's magical pig flick "Okja," sparked an all-out culture war ...Read more

Details emerge about Megyn Kelly's new NBC show

Details are beginning to emerge about former Fox New host Megyn's Kelly's two new shows at NBC.

"Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," the host's weekly news magazine show, will premiere on NBC June 4 at 7 p.m. The New York Post was first to report the news.

So far, no guests have been announced, but sources confirm that Fox Sports reporter and "...Read more

The Billboard Music Awards were deeply forgettable — except for these 3 moments

"Facts and industry things."

That's how Blake Shelton, standing onstage at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, described his fuzzy understanding of the criteria for winning one of the least impressive prizes in the music business.

So let's not bother ourselves too much with who took home what from this year's show, broadcast live on ABC from the ...Read more

Review: Splendid 'Twin Peaks' reboot is very much itself in its long-awaited return on Showtime

It's not unusual for a television show to return from the dead in order to finish old business and propose new, in the form of a TV movie ("Gilligan's Island," "Mary and Rhoda") or new series ("Still the Beaver," "Fuller House"), or a series of TV movies ("Perry Mason," "The Rockford Files"), or a fold into another series altogether (the "...Read more

John Oliver looks at Trump's 'absolutely insane' week of scandal, a.k.a. 'Stupid Watergate'

Instead of diving deep into a seemingly boring topic -- dialysis, anyone? -- as he usually does, on Sunday's "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver addressed the elephant in the room.

That would be the nonstop revelations related to President Donald Trump, whose last week in office have yielded more "OMG, what now?" twists than a sweeps episode of "...Read more

Billy Bush regrets that 'Access Hollywood' tape, especially his daughter's reaction to it

It's been more than seven months since the leaked release of a 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape featuring Donald Trump and Billy Bush crudely discussing women in an exchange that Trump later dismissed as "locker room talk."

Since then, one of those men has become president and the other has been unemployed.

Bush broke his silence over the now-...Read more

Networks turn back time: What does a parade of oldies — 'Will & Grace,' 'Dynasty' — say about creativity?

It was deja vu all over again at the recent upfronts, the spring ritual in which the broadcast networks -- and various cable outlets -- showcase their wares for media buyers, advertising executives and jaded reporters in an effort to woo ad dollars.

The ostensible point is to show off new programming, but there was precious little that ...Read more

 

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