Muscular dystrophy telethon, long run by Jerry Lewis, ends on ABC


LOS ANGELES - The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) said Friday it will end its long-standing Labor Day telethon, aired on the ABC network, to focus on more digital fundraising efforts after the success of last year's ALS Ice Bucket challenge.

Bill Cosby list of accusers grows; two more allege sexual assaults

NEW YORK - Two more women, a writer and an actress, on Friday said comedian Bill Cosby had sexually assaulted them decades ago, bringing the list of his accusers to more than 40.

U.S. 01 May 2015

Mayweather v Pacquiao packs a pricey pay-per-view punch

LOS ANGELES - Guadalupe Jaimes, a Chicago roofing supply salesman, calls the $100 pay-per-view price tag for a high-definition broadcast of Saturday's boxing mega-match "ridiculous."

Sports, 27 Apr 2015

Fonda, Tomlin reunite to play jilted wives in new Netflix comedy

LOS ANGELES - Hollywood actress Jane Fonda reunites with her "Nine to Five" co-star Lily Tomlin in a new Netflix comedy about two jilted wives who have to start life over again in their seventies. | Video

People 30 Apr 2015

ESPN sues Verizon, escalates battle over new pay TV offering

- ESPN sued Verizon Communications on Monday for breach of contract involving a new pay TV offering, as the cable sports network fired the latest volley in a mounting battle with the telecommunications company.

27 Apr 2015

Verizon says CBS Sports Network will be available on 'Custom TV'

NEW YORK - Verizon Communications said on Monday that content from CBS Corp's Sports Network will be available on its new pay TV offering starting May 1.

Sports 27 Apr 2015

Now out, Bruce Jenner shines spotlight on transgender inequality

LOS ANGELES - In coming out as a transgender woman, U.S. Olympic gold medalist and TV reality star Bruce Jenner made clear that while he is keen to help raise awareness about problems faced by the community, he is not self-appointing himself as a spokesman. | Video

People 25 Apr 2015

After 53-year run, Univision to end 'Sabado Gigante'

- Univision Network will have a giant hole in its Saturday night line-up - "Sabado Gigante," its top-rated variety show, will be going off the air after a record-breaking 53 years, the broadcaster said on Friday. | Video

17 Apr 2015

Tribeca Film Festival opens with 'Saturday Night Live' documentary

NEW YORK - The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off with a special screening of "Live From New York," a warts-and-all documentary that looks at the storied 40-year history of the late night comedy show "Saturday Night Live." | Video

Film, 16 Apr 2015

'Housewives' star Kim Richards arrested on public intoxication charge

LOS ANGELES - "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kim Richards was arrested early on Thursday on public intoxication and other charges after she refused to leave an upscale hotel in the city and later kicked an officer in the leg, police said.

People 16 Apr 2015