Comic book character Archie to die 'heroically'

Apr 9, 2014

Comic book character Archie to die 'heroically'

Not even Archie Andrews is immortal in the world of comics. Archie Comics announced Tuesday that the famous comic book character will heroically sacrifice himself while saving the life of a friend in a July installment of “Life with Archie,” a comic book series ...

U.S. Comedian Colbert accused of racism over Asian tweet

Mar 29, 2014

U.S. Comedian Colbert accused of racism over Asian tweet

Social media erupted in outrage and counterattacks Friday after U.S. comedian Stephen Colbert used language that mocked Asian-Americans in what was intended as an anti-racist jibe. Colbert, who is liberal but parodies a blustery conservative on his late night talk show, took aim at ...

Mar 24, 2014

Jimmy Fallon off to fast start on 'Tonight'

One month in, NBC’s generational trade of Jay Leno for Jimmy Fallon at the “Tonight” show is succeeding beyond the hopes of executives who engineered it. Fallon’s fast start is clear in television ratings and even more stark in social media metrics. While too ...

Hollywood movie titles lost in translation

Mar 1, 2014

Hollywood movie titles lost in translation

David O. Russell’s crime drama “American Hustle” could be a big winner at Sunday’s Academy Awards. But for the movie’s many international fans, it may take a little longer to realize it. In their country, there is simply no word that captures the true ...

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 ...