Bolshoi acid attack, ballet's underbelly examined in HBO documentary


LONDON Sergei Filin, the Russian ballet director who was partially blinded in a 2013 acid attack, is the focus of the behind-the-scenes HBO documentary "Bolshoi Babylon" that shows the flipside of a world most people associate with glamor and beauty.

'Jessica Jones' strips down a superhero as Marvel gets gritty on Netflix

LOS ANGELES Marvel's first leading female superhero on-screen, "Jessica Jones," swigs whiskey out of a paper bag, relishes a scathing put-down, is not afraid to get dirty fighting villains and does what she pleases in a new Netflix series.

20 Nov 2015

'Saturday Night Live' with Trump earns best ratings in years

NEW YORK Donald Trump's appearance as guest host of "Saturday Night Live" helped the TV comedy sketch show earn its highest viewership ratings since 2012, the NBC television network said on Sunday.

Election 2016, Politics, 08 Nov 2015

CBS substitutes episodes for two TV shows after Paris attacks

NEW YORK CBS rescheduled two episodes of "Supergirl" and "NCIS Los Angeles" in deference to sensitivities arising from Friday's deadly attacks in Paris, the network said on Sunday, one of several gestures of respect made by the entertainment industry.

15 Nov 2015

"Charlie Brown" voice actor pleads guilty to threat charges

SAN DIEGO The actor who once gave voice to beloved cartoon character Charlie Brown pled guilty on Tuesday to making threats against a mobile home park manager and a Southern California sheriff, prosecutors said.

10 Nov 2015

TV networks open labs to read the minds of viewers

NEW YORK TV networks are trying a new tactic to understand what shows and commercials people like to watch: read their minds.

Tech, 04 Nov 2015

Comedian Jon Stewart returns in HBO short-form deal

NEW YORK Comedian Jon Stewart has signed a deal with cable television channel HBO to produce short-form digital content on current events in what will be his first announced entertainment project since quitting "The Daily Show" in August.

People 03 Nov 2015

New charges in 'Sopranos' star's ex-husband's $300 million fraud case

NEW YORK U.S. authorities on Wednesday announced a new indictment against the former husband of "The Sopranos" star Jamie-Lynn Sigler, and three additional arrests over allegations they ran a $300 million stock manipulation scheme.

04 Nov 2015

'Star Trek's bold new TV streaming series has fans concerned

NEW YORK The sci-fi show "Star Trek" is boldly going into the streaming universe, with a series that will introduce characters and alien civilizations but which left fans on Monday largely underwhelmed.

Film, 02 Nov 2015

'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller pleads not guilty to fraud

PITTSBURGH, Pa. Reality television show star Abby Lee Miller pleaded not guilty on Monday to concealing over $755,000 in income that U.S. investigators say she earned from Lifetime network's "Dance Moms" and spinoff projects during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

02 Nov 2015