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  • Actor Stephen Collins denies he’s a pedophile in interview

    NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled actor Stephen Collins says he’s not a pedophile and insists he has inappropriately touched a minor just once. In an interview with Yahoo’s Katie Couric posted online Friday, the “7th…

  • IOC awards Olympic TV rights in Cuba for 2016

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Cuba’s state broadcaster has been awarded the country’s exclusive television rights to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The IOC says it granted the rights across all broadcast platforms to…

  • Stephen Colbert retires his ‘Report’ and the host he played

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is dead. Stephen Colbert is immortal? Long live Stephen Colbert! Nine years of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” came to an end Thursday night along with its mythical presiding…

  • Marathon bombing survivor in ‘Yes to Dress’ finale

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon bombings took Rebekah DiMartino’s leg, but they couldn’t rob her of her joy as a new bride. Her sometimes faltering search for the perfect wedding dress — trying on…

  • AP Explains: Stephen Colbert vs. “Stephen Colbert”

    Stephen Colbert leaves Comedy Central’s satirical political talk show “The Colbert Report” after nine years Thursday night. He will become host of the “Late Show” on CBS, replacing David Letterman in May. So ends the…

  • ‘Sorority Sisters’ draws criticism, loses sponsors

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — VH1 says it’s sticking with “Sorority Sisters” despite criticism of the reality show’s depiction of black sorority members and the growing defection of commercial sponsors. There are no plans to change…

  • Bruce and Kris Jenner finalize divorce

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show Kris and Bruce Jenner have finalized their divorce, but they won’t be officially single until March. A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday signed off on the couple’s divorce…

  • Byron Pitts replacing Dan Abrams as ABC ‘Nightline’ anchor

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News says Byron Pitts is taking over for Dan Abrams as a co-anchor of “Nightline.” Pitts, the network’s chief national correspondent, will replace Abrams after Thursday’s edition of the late-night…

  • Piper Perabo is a world traveler thanks to ‘Covert Affairs’

    NEW YORK (AP) — On TV’s “Covert Affairs,” Piper Perabo plays a field agent with the CIA. And in real life, she’s traveling around the globe with the show, thanks to location shoots. The series,…

  • Craig Ferguson to end 10 years as host of ‘Late Late Show’

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not such a great day, America — not for fans of Craig Ferguson. Ferguson, television’s kinetic Scottish cutup, on Friday brings to a close his decade-long run as host of…

  • Van Zandt fretted directing Springsteen in ‘Lilyhammer’

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s always a bit uncomfortable having to tell your boss what to do. So imagine how Steven Van Zandt felt when he directed his longtime friend and E Street Band mate…

  • Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

    They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment was when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the…

  • The D’oh of Homer: Professors employ TV’s Simpsons

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn’t stopped them from showing up on college campuses. Universities across the country are using satirical references…

  • Kurdish Iraqi forces launch operation in Sinjar

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish Iraqi forces launched a major operation Wednesday to retake the militant-held town of Sinjar in northern Iraq, part of a push to secure the road that leads directly to the Syrian…

  • Dish adds Netflix app to some of its set-top boxes

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dish is making it easier to watch video from an online rival, Netflix. The satellite TV company said Wednesday that it is adding the Netflix app to its latest set-top boxes,…