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'Game of Thrones' dominates and 'kick-ass' women break through at Emmys

Jul 17 2019

LOS ANGELES Medieval fantasy "Game of Thrones" scored a record 32 Emmy nominations on Tuesday, but the contenders for the highest honors in television were dominated by newcomers, many of them women, and shows about political and social justice. | Video

Taylor Swift shakes off Kardashian clan as highest-paid celebrity

Jul 11 2019

LOS ANGELES Singer Taylor Swift was named the world's highest-paid entertainer on Wednesday but was closely followed by two members of the wider Kardashian clan - reality star turned cosmetics queen Kylie Jenner and rapper Kanye West. | Video

Rapper Nicki Minaj pulls out of controversial Saudi Arabia concert

Jul 09 2019

LOS ANGELES U.S. rapper Nicki Minaj said on Tuesday that she was pulling out of a planned concert in Saudi Arabia next week, citing her support for the rights of women and the LGBTQ community.

'Loudest Voice' TV series casts critical eye on Roger Ailes and Fox News

Jun 26 2019

LOS ANGELES Two years after his ouster and death, Roger Ailes returns to television in a new drama series that traces the rise and fall of the controversial creator of Fox News and underscores his lasting impact on the U.S. media landscape.

Empowerment rules at MTV awards, with win for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Jun 18 2019

LOS ANGELES Superhero blockbuster "Avengers: Endgame" was the top winner at the MTV Movie and TV awards on Monday in a show marked by messages of empowerment and self-esteem. | Video

Woodstock 50 loses NY site for anniversary music festival

Jun 10 2019

The troubled Woodstock 50 music festival on Monday lost the site of a planned anniversary event in August, the latest setback for the weekend marking the famed 1969 "peace and music" festival, but organizers said they were pursuing a new location.

Obamas jump into booming podcast business with Spotify partnership

Jun 06 2019

LOS ANGELES Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle entered the booming podcast business on Thursday, announcing a multi-year partnership with streaming service Spotify to produce a series of exclusive podcasts.

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