Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets
Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr.
What Disney gets as its $71.3B buy of Fox assets closes
It's finally complete. Disney closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets on Wednesday, more than a year after the mega merger was proposed .
Jay-Z, Dead & Co, the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer.
Goodbye console? Google launches game-streaming platform
NEW YORK (AP) — Google on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business.
Coroner says 'Young and Restless' star died of heart disease
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, with excessive drinking at the time of his death a contributing factor, according to a coroner's report released Tuesday.
Egads, Batman! Dubious interns cited in White House report
WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's Economic Report of the President credits an unusual group of interns that includes the alter egos of Batman, Spider-Man and Captain America, Monty Python alumnus John Cleese, Kathryn Janeway from "Star Trek: Voyager" and the corpulent Star Wars villain Jabba the Hutt.
In end of 20th Century Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox Studio backlot, first built in 1926 on a Century City ranch in Los Angeles, was enormous. Before much of it was sold off in the 1960s, it was four times the size of its current, and still huge, 53 acres.
Unusual 'Bachelor' finale pays off for ABC in ratings race
NEW YORK (AP) — An unusual ending to ABC's long-running attempted love matches on "The Bachelor" paid off for the network. Both parts of the finale to the 23rd edition of the series hit the Nielsen company's top 10 last week, as bachelor Colton Underwood — who started his reign as a virgin — revealed he was dating contestant Cassie Randolph.
Nielsen's top programs for March 11-17
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "NCIS," CBS, 12.08 million.
Jeanine Pirro case squeezes Fox News in two directions
NEW YORK (AP) — The apparent suspension of Jeanine Pirro is squeezing Fox News Channel in two directions. A prominent Muslim-American civil rights organization is calling for advertisers to boycott Fox News, while another group is petitioning to have the weekend host reinstated.
After 'Gotham,' Ben McKenzie goes from hero to movie bad guy
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben McKenzie is looking forward to his next career chapter after "Gotham," both on-screen and behind the camera.
Jordan Peele dares everyone to look at the horrors of 'Us'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Peele's sweet spot as a filmmaker are the "pit in your stomach" moments. That thing that happens when you realize the woman stirring the tea isn't just there for conversation.
Now 30, 'The Little Mermaid' paved the way for Elsa and Anna
NEW YORK (AP) — It's not uncommon for people to just look at Jodi Benson and burst into tears. Sometimes they hyperventilate or scream.
Bill O'Reilly book on Trump coming out in fall
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O'Reilly's next book will not be about JFK or Abraham Lincoln, but a president he knows well. Donald Trump. Henry Holt and Company announced Tuesday that O'Reilly's "The United States of Trump: How the President Really Sees America" will come out this fall.
MLB '19: Longtime baseball voices going, going, almost gone
Steve Blass spent his boyhood afternoons in Connecticut flinging a rubber ball against the side of a half-barn, fantasizing that he was pitching in the majors.
Bernie Torme, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, dead at 66
NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Torme, a guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, died a day before his 67th birthday, according to his drummer. Drummer Mik Gaffney told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Torme died on Sunday at a London hospital.
Chicago police union wants federal probe in Smollett case
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago police union's president alleges that the county's top prosecutor interfered with the investigation of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett before recusing herself and wants the Justice Department to determine if she broke any laws.
Booksellers association CEO, Oren Teicher, is retiring
NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime head of the American Booksellers Association is retiring. Oren Teicher, who presided over a resurgence of independent stores, is stepping down at the end of the year.
Wendy Williams reveals she is living in 'sober house'
NEW YORK (AP) — Wendy Williams says she's living in a "sober house" because of addiction struggles. The 54-year-old talk show host tearfully revealed the information Tuesday to the audience at "The Wendy Williams Show."
Tommy Orange wins PEN/Hemingway Award for debut novel
NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Tommy Orange keeps winning awards. PEN America announced Tuesday that the author of "There There," the most honored literary debut of 2018, has received the PEN/Hemingway award for "distinguished" new novel.
Colbert postpones visit to New Zealand after attack
NEW YORK (AP) — Talk show host Stephen Colbert has postponed what was supposed to be a surprise visit to New Zealand following the terrorist attack in Christchurch that killed 50 people.
Jerry Lee Lewis cancels shows, is recovering from stroke
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center following a stroke last month, but will have to cancel upcoming shows, including his appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival.
James Corden returns to host the 2019 Tony Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — James Corden is returning to host the 73rd annual Tony Awards. The American Theatre Wing on Tuesday announced that the host of CBS' "The Late Late Show" will preside over Broadway's biggest night which honors the season's best plays and musicals.
A rough journey to new music for Jenny Lewis
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Life hasn't been easy for singer Jenny Lewis since the sunnier days when she performed in support of a 2014 album while wearing a rainbow-hued pantsuit and carrying a guitar with similar bright colors.
Filmmaker David Lynch teaching a class on creativity
LOS ANGELES (AP) — According to filmmaker David Lynch, all it takes are 70 ideas to make a feature film. The visionary mind behind "Blue Velvet," ''Mulholland Drive" and "Twin Peaks" is imparting this and other wisdom, like never giving up final cut, in a new MasterClass on creativity and filmmaking that's available now for enrollment online.