Jan 30, 2015

Toshiba to exit TV business in North America

Toshiba Corp. said Thursday it will stop developing and selling televisions in North America, licensing the business to a Taiwanese firm, as the Japanese electronics-maker showed robust earnings for the April to December period. Toshiba, facing intensifying price competition in the global TV market, ...

Jan 28, 2015

Tajik TV airs films in English as learning aid

Tom Cruise’s Tajik and Russian are on the way out in Tajikistan, where state television has made English — without subtitles — the preferred lingo to boost opportunity in the impoverished former Soviet state. Viewers can now watch Hollywood films in the original language, ...

Model who says Cosby sexually abused her meets with police

Jan 15, 2015

Model who says Cosby sexually abused her meets with police

A model who claims comedian Bill Cosby drugged and sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 met with Los Angeles police on Wednesday to pursue criminal charges. An attorney for Chloe Goins, Spencer Kuvin, said she is the first woman accusing Cosby ...

Golden Globes spread love around — except to North Korea

Jan 12, 2015

Golden Globes spread love around — except to North Korea

The 72nd annual Golden Globes Awards spread the love around to everyone except North Korea and Bill Cosby. The awards season favorite, Richard Linklater’s 12-years-in-the-making “Boyhood,” won best director for Linklater and best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette. Perhaps the chief Oscar rival to ...

Jan 12, 2015

List of winners for the Golden Globe Awards

List of winners of the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: Motion Pictures Picture, Drama: “Boyhood.” Picture, Musical or Comedy: “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Actor, Drama: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” Actress, ...

Woman hopes Internet fame translates to TV

Jan 9, 2015

Woman hopes Internet fame translates to TV

A 170-kg North Carolina woman whose dancing video was seen by more than 6 million people online last year is trying to be the next reality TV star. The TLC network will premiere “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” on Tuesday. It is about Whitney ...

Jan 8, 2015

Protesters shout at fans as Cosby returns to stage in Canada

Scandal-plagued Bill Cosby got applause from Canadian fans as he took the stage Wednesday for first time since November, but protesters outside shouted “Shame on you!” at ticket-holders streaming in. Cosby’s show in Kitchener was the first of three performances planned in Canada’s Ontario ...

Jan 7, 2015

Cleavage censorship riles TV viewers in China

Chinese censors should pay more attention to public opinion, a state-run newspaper argued Wednesday, following an online backlash over the removal of all cleavage from a TV show about China’s only female emperor. “Empress of China,” about the Tang dynasty ruler Wu Zetian, who ...

Jan 4, 2015

Sexy China TV drama busted, returns to air more sedate

A Chinese television drama that was pulled off the air after the female characters appeared on screen showing cleavage has returned to the screen, though this time showing only the actresses’ heads, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday. The drama, “The Empress of ...