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Chef Batali fired from 'The Chew' after sex harassment accusations


NEW YORK ABC Television Network said on Friday that it fired celebrity chef Mario Batali from its daytime cooking show, "The Chew," after he was accused of sexual misconduct.

Disney buying Fox film, TV units for $52 billion in digital push

Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion in stock, giving the world's largest entertainment company an arsenal of shows and movies to combat growing digital rivals Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc . | Video

Film, Dec 15 2017

SAG nominations focus on indie movies, snubbing Streep and Day-Lewis

LOS ANGELES Small-town dramedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" led the 2018 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations on Wednesday in a list that shut out veterans Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis as well as Steven Spielberg's press freedom movie "The Post." | Video

Film, Dec 13 2017

Fox's Star to bring Disney cash and cricket in India

Walt Disney Co's deal with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc gives the world's best-known entertainment company new advantages in India, such as cricket rights and local-language TV shows for the fast-growing media market.

Sports, Dec 14 2017

Female directors snubbed, Plummer surprises at Golden Globe nominations

LOS ANGELES Women were shut out of the directors race at the 2018 Golden Globe nominations on Monday, while Ridley Scott's scramble to reshoot "All the Money in the World" led to a surprise nod for actor Christopher Plummer, who replaced Kevin Spacey.

Film Dec 11 2017

Sports sector wins reprieve in EU copyright reform

BRUSSELS Soccer leagues such as England's Premier League and Germany's Bundesliga won a reprieve on Friday when EU ambassadors agreed to exclude them from the scope of a copyright reform that would help make content more easily available online.

World, Germany Dec 15 2017

Comcast drops bid for Fox assets, leaving Disney in pole position

Comcast Corp said on Monday it had abandoned its bid for most of the assets of Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, leaving Walt Disney Co as the sole suitor in pursuit of the $40 billion-plus deal.

Dec 12 2017

More 'Big Little Lies' on its way to television

LOS ANGELES "Big Little Lies," the Emmy-winning drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, is returning for a second season, HBO announced on Friday, with most of the cast expected to return.

Dec 08 2017

Amazon Prime Video now available on Apple TV

Amazon.com Inc and Apple Inc have partnered to bring the Amazon Prime Video app to Apple TV in more than 100 countries, the companies said on Wednesday.

Tech, Dec 06 2017

NBC's 'Today' show ratings jump after Lauer firing

LOS ANGELES Ratings for NBC's "Today" show rose last week after the network announced it had fired longtime co-host Matt Lauer following an allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior, according to Nielsen data released on Tuesday.

People Dec 05 2017