'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' sweeps MTV Movie Awards


LOS ANGELES - Young adult favorite "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" was voted 'movie of the year' and scooped top acting honors at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, reflecting the irreverent ceremony's appeal to young fans. | Video

'Mad Men' premiere draws 2.3 million, lowest season debut since 2008

LOS ANGELES - Advertising drama "Mad Men," facing a night of stiff competition on cable television, drew 2.3 million viewers to the premiere of its seventh and final season, network AMC said on Monday.

Fashion, Media 14 Apr 2014

Sans persona, new kind of Colbert steps up to CBS 'Late Show'

LOS ANGELES - A new kind of Stephen Colbert will be coming to late-night network television as he succeeds CBS's "Late Show" host David Letterman next year, capping the generational shift in late-night TV's landscape across U.S. networks eager to attract younger viewers and online followings. | Video

Fashion, Media 11 Apr 2014

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell taking extended leave after taxi accident

LOS ANGELES - Cable news commentator Lawrence O'Donnell is taking a leave of several weeks from his job as host of the MSNBC program "The Last Word" to recuperate from injuries he suffered in a taxi accident while vacationing abroad, the network said on Monday.

Media 15 Apr 2014

A Minute With: Billy Bob Thornton on recasting himself for TV

WEST HOLLYWOOD, California - Billy Bob Thornton, the actor of dark, psychological films such as "Sling Blade" and "A Simple Plan," takes a turn on the small screen as a laconic hit man in a TV adaptation of 1996 Oscar-winning black comedy "Fargo."

Fashion, Media 09 Apr 2014

HBO renews 'Game of Thrones' for two more seasons

LOS ANGELES - The HBO fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" has been renewed for two more seasons, the premium cable network said on Tuesday, two days after the show's season four premiere drew the network's biggest audience in seven years.

Fashion 08 Apr 2014

DirecTV to resume hosting The Weather Channel from Wednesday

- Satellite TV provider DirecTV said on Tuesday that it would resume airing The Weather Channel from Wednesday, ending a nearly three-month dispute.

08 Apr 2014

TV journalist Barbara Walters announces retirement date

NEW YORK - Pioneering American TV journalist Barbara Walters, who was the first woman to co-anchor an evening news program, will make her final television appearance on the morning talk show "The View" next month, the network ABC said on Monday.

People, Fashion 07 Apr 2014

NBC executive predicts first win in a decade in key U.S. age group

- Longtime ratings laggard NBC is expected to win this season's broadcast TV ratings race in the age group most prized by advertisers, 18 to 49, for the first time in a decade, NBC Universal Chief Executive Steve Burke said on Monday.

Media 08 Apr 2014

Letterman retirement gives CBS chance to draw younger viewers to late night

LOS ANGELES - David Letterman's surprise retirement announcement gives CBS a much-needed chance to lure younger viewers to his late-night television time slot, matching the recent elevation of Jimmy Fallon that reenergized rival NBC's "Tonight Show" franchise, according to media executives. | Video

Fashion, People, Media 04 Apr 2014