Jun 24, 2015

'Eight is Enough' dad Dick Van Patten dead at 86

Charismatic actor Dick Van Patten, star of the popular 1970s “Eight is Enough” television series, died Tuesday in Los Angeles aged 86. The actor, who also starred in “The New Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Happy Days” and “The Love Boat,” died of complications from ...

Donald Trump candidacy a boon for late-night comics

Jun 18, 2015

Donald Trump candidacy a boon for late-night comics

He doesn’t need the money, but if Donald Trump’s presidential campaign falters, late-night comics would surely pass the hat to keep it going. An animated Jon Stewart looked like he was second-guessing his decision to step away from “The Daily Show” in the wake ...

KFC resurrects Colonel Sanders in new TV ads

May 20, 2015

KFC resurrects Colonel Sanders in new TV ads

Colonel Sanders, dead for more than three decades, is back on television promoting KFC. Sanders, who founded the fast-food chicken chain, will be played by “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Darrell Hammond in TV commercials. The real Colonel Harland Sanders died nearly 35 years ago, ...

BBC chief receives death threats after axing Clarkson of 'Top Gear'

Mar 29, 2015

BBC chief receives death threats after axing Clarkson of 'Top Gear'

British police were on Sunday investigating death threats against BBC Director General Tony Hall following his decision to drop “Top Gear” presenter Jeremy Clarkson. Scotland Yard police headquarters confirmed it was examining allegations made on Wednesday, when Hall confirmed Clarkson’s contract would not be ...

Hit British show 'Downton Abbey' to end after six series

Mar 27, 2015

Hit British show 'Downton Abbey' to end after six series

The sixth season of British television series “Downton Abbey” will be its last, producers said Thursday, bringing an end to the hit drama followed by millions around the world. “Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and ‘Downton’ is no exception,” ...