Undercover French politicians sample 'real life' for TV show


PARIS - Eight French politicians will disguise themselves as citizens struggling with real-world problems in a TV show aimed at narrowing the gap between France's often remote political elite and the public they are elected to serve.

'American Idol' singer Clay Aiken seeks win in first political bid

ASHEBORO N.C. - "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is back on tour. This time he is trying to win over North Carolina voters with his political chops rather than his voice, and he has less than two weeks left to do it.

Politics, Music 23 Oct 2014

Saturday Night Live interns settle NBCUniversal wage lawsuit

NEW YORK - Thousands of former interns at NBCUniversal, including on the late-night TV show "Saturday Night Live," have reached a $6.4 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit claiming they should have been paid for their work.

Media 24 Oct 2014

Argentina complains to BBC over 'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson

LONDON - Argentina's ambassador in London has made a formal complaint to the BBC, accusing Jeremy Clarkson, the host of globally popular TV motoring show "Top Gear," of provocative and insulting behavior during the filming of an episode in Argentina.

Argentina 21 Oct 2014

'Friends' will 'be there for you' in Netflix streaming deal

LOS ANGELES - "Friends" may have wrapped up ten years ago, but Ross, Chandler, Monica, Rachel, Phoebe and Joey will appear on Netflix beginning in January, Warner Bros. TV and the online Internet-streaming service said on Wednesday. | Video

Tech, Media, 16 Oct 2014

TV adaptation of Ebola best-seller 'The Hot Zone' in the works

LOS ANGELES - Fox's television studio has been developing an adaptation of the best-selling 1994 Ebola chronicle "The Hot Zone" for more than a year, the Twenty-First Century Fox Inc-owned company said on Friday.

17 Oct 2014

Jay Leno signs deal to host new car series for CNBC

NEW YORK - Comedian Jay Leno, who was the host of NBC's "Tonight Show" for more than 20 years, will return to television next year to host a new series about cars, the cable network CNBC said on Wednesday.

Media 15 Oct 2014

'Guardians of the Galaxy' head to Disney XD TV in animated show

LOS ANGELES - The misfit "Guardians of the Galaxy" super heroes are headed to television in a new animated series, Walt Disney Co's children's TV network said on Friday, after they saved the universe from destruction in the summer's biggest movie.

Film, Media 10 Oct 2014

'SNL' actress Jan Hooks dies aged 57: agent's office

LOS ANGELES - Actress Jan Hooks, best known for portraying first ladies Hillary Clinton, Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan on "Saturday Night Live" in the 1980s, died in New York, the office of her agent Lisa Lieberman said on Thursday. She was 57.

People, 09 Oct 2014

'American Horror Story' crime counterpart tackles O.J. Simpson trial

LOS ANGELES - With "American Horror Story" drumming up scares for cable channel FX, its new companion series "American Crime Story" will serve those drawn to real life criminal investigations, the network said on Tuesday.

Media 07 Oct 2014