Cosby controversy, a decade in the making

Nov 23, 2014

Cosby controversy, a decade in the making

The sexual assault allegations that recently resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005, when a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at his suburban Philadelphia home. Here is how the ...

More Cosby shows canceled as women allege rape

Nov 22, 2014

More Cosby shows canceled as women allege rape

Performances by Bill Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them many years ago. The director of The Broadway Center in Tacoma, Washington, said Friday that it has ...

Nov 14, 2014

Sony to launch streaming TV service via PlayStation

Entertainment colossus Sony Corp. has announced plans to debut a cable-style TV service delivered through its popular PlayStation video game consoles. Pricing was not disclosed for subscriptions to PlayStation Vue, which will debut with an invitation-only test phase in New York this month and ...

Autopsy of Robin Williams found no illegal drugs

Nov 8, 2014

Autopsy of Robin Williams found no illegal drugs

The autopsy of Robin Williams found no alcohol or illegal drugs were in his body when he killed himself at his Northern California home in August, sheriff’s officials said Friday. The results, released by the Marin County sheriff’s office, found that the actor had ...

Nov 7, 2014

Man claims he allowed snake to 'eat' him for TV show

A young American naturalist, filmmaker and adventurer in the Amazon set off an Internet stir Thursday after he claimed he offered himself for dinner to a giant snake for a TV show. “I’m Paul Rosolie and I’m about to be the first person to ...

Soaps trigger outcry over romanticizing rape

Oct 17, 2014

Soaps trigger outcry over romanticizing rape

by Jocelyn Gecker

In a famous scene from Thailand’s award-winning soap opera “The Power of Shadows,” the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady. He later begs her forgiveness, and they live happily ever after. Boy meets girl, boy rapes girl, boy marries girl. The ...

Springfield comes alive as 'The Simpsons' take over the Hollywood Bowl

Sep 14, 2014

Springfield comes alive as 'The Simpsons' take over the Hollywood Bowl

Under the starry skies of Hollywood on Friday, the animated world of America’s longest-running television series “The Simpsons” came alive through music and lively performances from the cast on stage at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl. Matt Groening, the show’s creator, kicked off the first ...

Militants lampooned by Arab satire

Sep 2, 2014

Militants lampooned by Arab satire

The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town — not realizing he’s fired it backward at his leader. The “Looney Tunes”-style cartoon targeting ...

Sep 2, 2014

TV forecasters imagine climate change in 2050

Imaginary television weather forecasts predicted floods, storms and searing heat from Arizona to Zambia within four decades, as part of a United Nations campaign on Monday to draw attention to a U.N. summit this month on fighting global warming. “Miami South Beach is under ...

Aug 28, 2014

'Cops' crew member killed in U.S. police shooting

Police who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant struck and killed a crew member with the long-running “Cops” television show and the suspect, who was carrying a pellet gun, authorities said Wednesday. Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said witnesses and officers ...