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  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Islamic State group claims responsibility for attack at Texas cartoon-drawing contest PHOENIX (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet…

  • Team behind Tony Awards to produce Kennedy Center Honors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Producers who have created the Tony Awards show for the past 12 years will be given a “clean slate” and a mandate to update the “Kennedy Center Honors,” marking a new direction…

  • In online era, chefs face scorn, raves of the amateur critic

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The online reviews had filtered in, and they weren’t good: The restaurant Mark Cammarano had invested nearly all of his mother’s retirement money in got just two stars. So the FYI…

  • CBS keeps its winning ways with another top-ranked week

    NEW YORK (AP) — A slate of CBS dramas and comedies dominated the Nielsen Top 20 last week, lifting CBS to its 10th consecutive win in viewership. CBS claimed 13 of the Top 20 series,…

  • Bono and U2 set as sole guests on Friday’s ‘Tonight Show’

    NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers have been running into Bono and his band, U2, all over town the past few days. The group has been taping music and comedy bits to include in their…

  • Nielsen’s top programs for April 27-May 3

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 27-May 3. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “NCIS,”CBS, 14.9 million. 2. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 14.6 million. 3. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 13.9…

  • ‘Ultimate Survival Alaska’ personality found dead in Alaska

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An outdoorsman and past character on National Geographic’s reality show “Ultimate Survival Alaska” has been found shot dead, and Alaska State Troopers were investigating the case as a homicide. Officers responded…

  • Fonda, Tomlin play it ‘fierce’ in comedy ‘Grace and Frankie’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Age rarely catches a break in pop culture. But when Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin lend their outsized talents to a sitcom, expect something far removed from old-lady cliches and self-negating…

  • ‘Walking Dead’ actor accused of drunken driving, drug charge

    ATLANTA (AP) — An actor who plays a priest on the AMC drama “The Walking Dead” is facing drunken driving and drug charges after police say he was clocked going 107 mph on a Georgia…

  • Black, Fallon take on Extreme’s 1991 ballad ‘More Than Words’

    WASHINGTON — This is more comedy than words can say. Jack Black and Jimmy Fallon, both music connoisseurs and musicians in their own right, took on  90’s prom staple, Extreme’s “More Than Words,” on Monday’s Tonight…

  • Obama jokes with Letterman about post-retirement life

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is envisioning a future of playing dominoes with retiree David Letterman. Obama joked about their quieter futures during his eighth “Late Show” appearance Monday, saying Americans have grown…

  • Oscar-winning producer shares his golden curiosity

    WASHINGTON — There’s more than one way to skin a cinematic cat. While Hollywood pitch rooms may reference Blake Snyder’s “Save the Cat” for screenplay structure, producer Brian Grazer knows the real secret is to kill the cat —…

  • Fox anchor: Report of police shooting was in error

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News Channel mistakenly reported that a man was shot while being pursued by police in Baltimore, Maryland, Fox anchorman Shepard Smith said. Smith told viewers that reporter Mike Tobin’s mistake…

  • Obama jokes about a future playing dominoes with Letterman

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is envisioning a future of playing dominoes with retiree David Letterman. Obama joked about their quieter futures during his eighth “Late Show” appearance Monday, saying Americans have grown…

  • Boxing match pops up on phones as TV habits change

    NEW YORK (AP) — It should have been a proud moment for TV: A much-hyped sports event drawing in millions of paying viewers and showcasing the clout still held by traditional media heavyweights. Instead, the…