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  • Late-night TV vet Bill Maher forges ahead with hit formula

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Maher strides into the weekly writers meeting for his HBO show and puts his feet up on the table. His team of scribes, many of whom he’s worked with for…

  • Danielle Brooks heading to Broadway in ‘The Color Purple’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Danielle Brooks is going from orange to purple — jumping from “Orange Is the New Black” on TV to a Broadway stage in the upcoming “The Color Purple” revival. The…

  • David Duchovny takes a dangerous ’60s trip in ‘Aquarius’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Between wrapping “Californication” and the return of “The X-Files,” David Duchovny is making a detour to the mind-bending 1960s. In NBC’s drama “Aquarius,” he plays a Los Angeles police detective whose…

  • CBS’ Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At 78, Bob Schieffer is entitled to reminisce about the “good old days” of reporting. He believes young people coming into the business can also learn from them. Schieffer will host CBS’…

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus joins Jerry Seinfeld web series

    WASHINGTON – Elaine and Jerry are getting back together. Julia Louis-Dreyfus will appear on the new season of Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” a web series of one-on-one conversations with comedians in cars, well, getting coffee. Her appearance…

  • Jon Stewart reveals program to help vets enter TV

    WASHINGTON – You know him as the wisecracking host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” a post he’ll resign this fall. But Jon Stewart is also busy helping American military veterans enter the TV industry. The New…

  • Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder share wedding video

    WASHINGTON – Actress and singer Nikki Reed has shared her wedding video. It celebrates one month of marriage to actor Ian Somerhalder. You know Reed from “Lords of Dogtown” and “The Twilight Saga” and Somerhalder from…

  • TV showdown in Ukraine highlights press freedom anxieties

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Crunch time is coming in a Ukrainian showdown that may yield clues into an increasingly asked question: How free is the press in Ukraine as it fights to stay out of…

  • William Shatner treks to DC for wrath of Awesome Con

    WASHINGTON — It may not be the final frontier, but it’s a must-hit event for pop culture fanatics. The third annual Awesome Con convention returns to the Washington Convention Center from May 29 to 31…

  • Historian, author of ‘The Pacific’ Hugh Ambrose dies at 48

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hugh Ambrose, who wrote the World War II history “The Pacific” after years of researching for his father, the renowned historian Stephen Ambrose, has died at age 48. Ambrose died of…

  • What Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could mean for consumers

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the Internet has upended their business, cable companies have been racing to reinvent themselves as dominant broadband providers and distributors of online video. Charter Communications’ $55 billion bid for Time…

  • Record-setting scoring changes face of college softball

    The pitchers’ duels that once dominated college softball are less common with teams across the country scoring runs and hitting homers at unprecedented levels. As the Women’s College World Series gets ready to start Thursday…

  • World Series of Poker starts this week with new events

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — If the World Series of Poker is lucky, the popularity of the Las Vegas championship’s newest event could cause a poker chip shortage. The annual set of 68 tournaments at the…

  • TV food star Sandra Lee back home after cancer surgery

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Food Network star Sandra Lee is recovering at home after being discharged from the hospital following a double mastectomy. Lee posted photos to her Facebook page Monday showing her smiling and…

  • Nielsen survey says Liam Neeson is big ad man

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can’t do much better than actor Liam Neeson. That’s the conclusion of the Nielsen company, which looked at celebrities who made…