Emmy Awards to feature more contenders in comedy, drama categories


LOS ANGELES - New rules will expand the number of contenders for top honors in the comedy and drama categories in television's annual Emmy Awards this year, organizers said on Friday.

Ex-local TV anchor Kathleen Matthews plans House run: Politico

WASHINGTON - Kathleen Matthews, a former longtime television anchor in the Washington area turned Marriott International executive, plans to run for the congressional seat held by Representative Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, according to Politico.

Politics 11:44am EST

Nickelodeon unveils paid streaming service for kids

- Viacom Inc's Nickelodeon unveiled on Wednesday a paid streaming service for children called Noggin that will launch on March 5 for $5.99 a month.

Tech, 25 Feb 2015

Wanted: ideas to engineer a female MacGyver TV series

WASHINGTON - Hollywood and top engineers are crowdsourcing ideas for a TV series with a female MacGyver, the brainy 1980s small-screen secret agent who used little more than a paper clip to solve tricky problems.

19 Feb 2015

'Saturday Night Live' marks 40 years with who's who roster of fame

- Top actors, pop stars, sports heroes and veteran comics turned out in force on Sunday for a special broadcast celebrating the 40th anniversary of the seminal late night comedy program, "Saturday Night Live" during a marathon live show.

16 Feb 2015

Two more women accuse Bill Cosby of drugging them

LOS ANGELES - Two women accused Bill Cosby on Thursday of drugging them decades ago when they met him as young models, and one said he sexually assaulted her, as more of his performances were shelved amid an outcry from activists over similar allegations. | Video

People 13 Feb 2015

Stan Chambers, Los Angeles TV journalism institution, dies at 91

LOS ANGELES - Stan Chambers, who joined KTLA-TV news in Los Angeles in the late 1940s, at the dawn of the television age, and spent six decades as a local TV journalism institution, died on Friday at the age of 91, the station said.

U.S. 13 Feb 2015

NBC's 'Nightly News' pledges to earn viewers' trust after Williams' suspension

WASHINGTON - Acknowledging it was "an enormously difficult story" to report, "NBC Nightly News" aired a segment on its broadcast on Wednesday about the six-month suspension of its anchor Brian Williams and pledged to make itself worthy of viewers' trust.

11 Feb 2015

NBC's Brian Williams suspended for six months over Iraq claims

- Brian Williams, the anchor of NBC's top-rated "Nightly News" program, has been suspended without pay for six months after admitting last week that a story he told about coming under fire on a helicopter during the Iraq war was not true, the network said on Tuesday. | Video

11 Feb 2015

Netflix glitch gives sneak peek to 'House of Cards' fans

LOS ANGELES - Netflix Inc's political thriller "House of Cards" made a brief surprise return on Wednesday after the streaming service accidentally released new episodes of its flagship show two weeks ahead of their scheduled debut.

11 Feb 2015