'The X-Files' to return after 13-year 'commercial break'

Mar 25, 2015

'The X-Files' to return after 13-year 'commercial break'

Cult sci-fi TV show “The X-Files” is returning for six new episodes, 13 years after David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson’s last outing as agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series — which ran for nine seasons, or over 200 ...

NHK beats commercial TV stations to simulcast punch

| Mar 23, 2015

NHK beats commercial TV stations to simulcast punch

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NHK’s announcement earlier this month that it will start trial simultaneous broadcasts of its programming on the Internet signaled a new era in TV broadcasting. Commercial broadcasters, which have yet to offer such services and are thus intimidated by the giant public broadcaster’s move, ...

Mar 11, 2015

Mugging of reporter is caught on camera in South Africa

Two men, one armed with a gun, were caught on camera late Tuesday mugging a South African journalist as he prepared for a live television report on Zambian President Edgar Lungu’s hospital treatment. The video, which was posted on the Internet, shows the men ...

Leonardo DiCaprio partners with Netflix for documentary projects

Mar 5, 2015

Leonardo DiCaprio partners with Netflix for documentary projects

Becoming the latest high-profile name to partner with Netflix Inc., Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and his production company, Appian Way, will produce a documentary and a series that will premiere exclusively on the digital streaming service, the company said on Wednesday. DiCaprio, who worked with ...

Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science fiction

Feb 28, 2015

Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science fiction

Leonard Nimoy didn’t just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction world, he also left his mark on science itself. Seth Shostak, who researches the possibility of extraterrestrial life as the senior astronomer at SETI Research, recalled that Nimoy was regularly willing to lend ...

'Star Trek' Spock actor Nimoy dies at age 83

Feb 28, 2015

'Star Trek' Spock actor Nimoy dies at age 83

Leonard Nimoy, who won fame with his portrayal of the logic-bound, half-alien Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” TV series and movies, died on Friday at 83. Nimoy, who had battled chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), died at his home in Los Angeles’ Bel ...

New cable show offers sex in a box as therapy

Feb 27, 2015

New cable show offers sex in a box as therapy

A relationship therapy TV show that premieres Friday gives most participating couples the same prescription: Go into a modular, windowless room onstage and have sex while the studio audience waits until they’re done. Not surprisingly, “Sex Box” has attracted some negative attention. The Parents ...

Feb 25, 2015

Reality TV shows draw hordes of S. Koreans to Croatia

Koreans finding love and adventure traveling through Croatia in reality TV shows have put the Balkan nation on the map, making it a popular tourist destination for the Asian market. It all started back in 2012 with the filming of the South Korean show ...

'Sherlock' star Cumberbatch ties the knot

Feb 15, 2015

'Sherlock' star Cumberbatch ties the knot

Sherlock Holmes star Benedict Cumberbatch married pregnant fiancee Sophie Hunter on Saturday, according to British media, with British actress Keira Knightley among the stars joining the celebrations. Cumberbatch, 38, who has been nominated for his depiction of World War II codebreaker Alan Turing in ...

Longtime 'The Daily Show' anchor Stewart announces end of reign

Feb 11, 2015

Longtime 'The Daily Show' anchor Stewart announces end of reign

Jon Stewart’s fans were gobsmacked by the sad news he delivered on Tuesday’s edition of “The Daily Show”: He’s leaving his phony anchor desk and ending his reign as phony newsman, and the loss is to real news. “This show doesn’t deserve an even ...