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Serenades and selfies with stars tempt TV's Emmy voters


LOS ANGELES Broadway musical impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber wowed more than 600 Emmy voters on a recent Monday night in Hollywood, playing piano as acclaimed singer Sara Bareilles performed a song from NBC's production of his hit rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar."

World Cup TV rights complaint provokes new Gulf Arab row

MOSCOW Soccer's governing body FIFA on Friday accused television channel BeoutQ, which is widely available in Saudi Arabia, of illegally broadcasting the opening games of the World Cup.

Sports Jun 15 2018

Britain's Sky, Perform win broadcast rights for Italy soccer

MILAN British broadcaster Sky and sports media group Perform won the rights to screen Italy's top-flight Serie A football matches until 2021 for more than 973 million euros ($1.2 billion) a season, Italy's soccer league chairman said.

Sports Jun 13 2018

HBO gives go-ahead to 'Game of Thrones' prequel

LOS ANGELES HBO said on Friday it is moving ahead with a prequel for its hit television series "Game of Thrones," the first green light for five potential spinoff projects for the award-winning medieval fantasy.

Jun 08 2018

Celebrity chef, TV host Bourdain dies of suicide at 61

U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's food-and-travel-focused "Parts Unknown" television series, killed himself in a French hotel room, officials said on Friday, in the second high-profile suicide of a U.S. celebrity this week. He was 61. | Video

People, Jun 09 2018

Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch saves cyclist from muggers in London

LONDON British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, known for his portrayal of fictional crime-fighter Sherlock Holmes and comic book superhero Doctor Strange in the Marvel movies, has been hailed a hero for chasing away four assailants as they mugged a cyclist in London. | Video

People Jun 02 2018

Discovery Inc in $2 billion deal for international PGA golf rights

Discovery Inc, the owner of Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel, will invest more than $2 billion over the next decade to broadcast and stream golf's PGA Tour outside the United States, the company said on Monday.

Sports, Jun 04 2018

Trump calls for comedian Samantha Bee's firing after crude Ivanka slur

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump called on Friday for comedian Samantha Bee to be fired after she made a vulgar comment about his daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump on her cable television program. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, Jun 01 2018

Matt Le Blanc to step down as BBC 'Top Gear' host

LONDON Matt LeBlanc, former star of 1990s U.S. hit comedy “Friends”, said on Thursday he will step down as co-host of the BBC motoring program “Top Gear” after the next series.

People May 31 2018

Trump to Disney CEO after 'Roseanne' scrapped: Where is my apology?

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump sought an apology on Thursday from an executive behind ABC's cancellation of the sitcom "Roseanne" over a racist tweet by its star, citing critical coverage in the network's news reporting on him. | Video

May 31 2018