Garth Brooks cancels TV appearances amid Ferguson unrest


LOS ANGELES - Country music star Garth Brooks canceled scheduled media appearances this week, saying it would be in poor taste to promote his comeback album during national protests after a grand jury did not indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. | Video

Actress Rachel McAdams added to HBO's 'True Detective' cast

LOS ANGELES - Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly have joined the cast for the second season of HBO crime thriller "True Detective," the premium cable network said on Monday.

Media 24 Nov 2014

Canada radio host drops lawsuit against broadcaster in sex scandal case

TORONTO - The celebrity radio host at the heart of one of Canada's biggest sex scandals has dropped his lawsuit against his former employer, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp, and will pay its legal costs, the public broadcaster said on Tuesday.

People, Media 25 Nov 2014

Authorized documentary on Nirvana's Kurt Cobain to air on HBO

LOS ANGELES - The first documentary made with the cooperation of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain's family will be released in 2015, U.S. premium cable network HBO said on Tuesday.

Film, Music, 25 Nov 2014

Middle-earth meets Middle Kingdom in NZ: China TV deal

WELLINGTON - China and New Zealand are to sign a deal which will make it easier to produce television content in the two countries, enabling the South Pacific island nation to showcase its natural landscape to lure more tourists.

21 Nov 2014

Judge dismisses 'American Idol' racial bias lawsuit

NEW YORK - A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by 10 black male contestants on "American Idol" who accused the singing competition show, its producers, sponsors, and the Fox television network of racial discrimination.

20 Nov 2014

Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris lead stars on HBO's 'Westworld'

LOS ANGELES - Sir Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris will lead the cast of HBO's upcoming drama series "Westworld" to air next year, Time Warner Inc's cable network said on Monday.

17 Nov 2014

Many of China's TV shows, films are rubbish, minister says

BEIJING - Many of the television shows, movies and publications produced in China each year are rubbish, and the solution is to banish decadent themes and concentrate on uplifting social values instead, a senior government minister has said.

Film, China 18 Nov 2014

Widow cannot sue ABC over husband's televised death: court

NEW YORK - The widow of a man whose death was aired on a reality show cannot hold ABC or the hospital that treated him liable for inflicting emotional distress, a New York appeals court has ruled.

Media 18 Nov 2014

U2's Bono injured while cycling, 'Tonight Show' gig delayed

- U2 frontman Bono was injured while cycling in New York's Central Park, forcing a delay in the Irish rockers' return to "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," the band said on Sunday.

Music, People 16 Nov 2014