CNN to pull plug on flopping Piers Morgan show

Feb 24, 2014

CNN to pull plug on flopping Piers Morgan show

CNN chief Jeff Zucker has decided to end television host Piers Morgan’s show after its ratings plunged, sources at the network said Sunday. The former British tabloid editor — who irked conservative Americans after launching somewhat of a crusade for greater gun control measures ...

Sid Caesar, comic genius of 1950s television, dies

| Feb 13, 2014

Sid Caesar, comic genius of 1950s television, dies

Sid Caesar, the prodigiously talented pioneer of TV comedy who paired with Imogene Coca in sketches that became classics and who inspired a generation of famous writers, died Wednesday. He was 91. Family spokesman Eddy Friedfeld said Caesar, who also played Coach Calhoun in ...

Feb 10, 2014

Home-razing blaze near Melbourne

At least 20 homes have been razed in southeastern Australia in the worst fire conditions seen since a deadly 2009 inferno that killed 173 people, with flames threatening the nation’s second-largest city, officials said Monday. Hot, dry winds and soaring temperatures fanned scores of ...

At Grammys, Daft Punk, Pharrell dominate with awards

Jan 27, 2014

At Grammys, Daft Punk, Pharrell dominate with awards

Daft Punk’s electronic-funk grooves have won big at the Grammys. The French electronic duo’s “Random Access Memories” won album of the year and their infectious hit, “Get Lucky,” won record of the year at the awards show. The song features Pharrell Williams and Nile ...

DGA: Alfonso Cuaron wins top prize for 'Gravity'

Jan 26, 2014

DGA: Alfonso Cuaron wins top prize for 'Gravity'

Alfonso Cuaron was awarded the top film honor from the Directors Guild of America for “Gravity” on Saturday night. In the recent bustle of Hollywood shows, “Gravity,” David O. Russell’s con caper “American Hustle,” and Steve McQueen’s historical epic “12 Years a Slave” were ...

China roused by the 'rich scent' of BBC's 'Sherlock'

Jan 19, 2014

China roused by the 'rich scent' of BBC's 'Sherlock'

Zhou Yeling dragged herself out of bed at 5 a.m. for a long-awaited date with her favorite Englishman — Sherlock Holmes. Zhou, 19, watched the third season premiere of the BBC’s “Sherlock” on Jan. 2 on the British broadcaster’s website. Two hours later, the ...

Nobel winner Grass stops writing novels

Jan 13, 2014

Nobel winner Grass stops writing novels

Nobel Prize-winning writer Gunter Grass, author of “The Tin Drum” and one of Germany’s most influential intellectual figures, has said he is unlikely to write another novel. “I’m 86 now. I don’t think I will manage another novel,” Grass told the regional daily Passauer ...

'American Hustle,' '12 Years a Slave' top Golden Globe awards

Jan 13, 2014

'American Hustle,' '12 Years a Slave' top Golden Globe awards

Harrowing drama “12 Years a Slave” won the coveted best drama Golden Globe on Sunday, while crime caper “American Hustle” won the musical/comedy film prize and two acting awards. Hollywood turned out in their fashion finest for the 71st annual Golden Globes, Tinseltown’s biggest ...