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  • 3.4 million saw Travers Stakes finish; American Pharoah 2nd

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The second-place finish of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at the Travers Stakes was watched by 3.4 million viewers on NBC. The network announced the numbers Tuesday. American Pharoah was beaten…

  • Television and movie producers announced for Oscars telecast

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says David Hill and Reginald Hudlin will produce the 88th Oscars telecast. Hill is a 25-year Fox veteran and former chairman and CEO…

  • Former TV judge Joe Brown released from jail

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former television judge Joe Brown has been released from jail after serving a five-day jail sentence for contempt of court. The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/1NVcQco) Brown was released from the Shelby…

  • Nielsen’s top programs for Aug. 24-30

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 24-30. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 10.34 million. 2. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.53 million. 3. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday),…

  • MTV spreads out its awards show to get more viewers

    NEW YORK (AP) — MTV boosted the viewership of its annual Video Music Awards, this year hosted by Miley Cyrus, with a little help from its friends. The Nielsen company said just over 5 million…

  • Amazon to let Prime members download videos

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is upping the ante in the streaming-video competition with downloadable videos. The e-commerce powerhouse will now let members of its $99 annual Prime loyalty program download some shows and movies…

  • Amazon Prime titles available for download

    A look at certain content available to download on Amazon Prime.

  • Donald Trump among next week’s guests on ‘The Tonight Show’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is returning to NBC. Not to his old show, “The Celebrity Apprentice,” but to “The Tonight Show,” where he’ll be a guest on Sept. 11. Currently leading the Republican…

  • Alex Morgan featured in series produced by LeBron James

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Soccer star Alex Morgan will be the first athlete profiled on Disney’s inspirational “Becoming” series produced by LeBron James. Morgan helped the United States win the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer.…

  • Pandora to celebrate 10-year anniversary with ad-free day

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pandora will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a day of free advertisements. The streaming service said Tuesday it will launch Listener Love Day on Sept. 9 for 24 hours without ads.…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    GAY MARRIAGE-KENTUCKY Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to stay a court order requiring a Kentucky county clerk to issue same-sex marriage…

  • Harvard launches ‘virtual classroom’ for students anywhere

    BOSTON (AP) — The newest classroom at Harvard’s business school has no desks or chairs. Instead, the professor teaches facing a towering digital screen that stretches from wall to wall, filled with the live video…

  • Christie tells Fallon he might ‘go nuclear’ in next debate

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Christie says he’s thinking of taking a more aggressive approach during the next Republican presidential primary debate. During an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Monday night, the…

  • President to take wilderness trip with Bear Grylls

    NEW YORK (AP) — Survival expert Bear Grylls has bagged his biggest celebrity yet for a walk in the wilderness — President Barack Obama. NBC and the White House said Monday the president will meet…

  • President Obama to appear on ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls’

    WASHINGTON — Things can get a little crazy on the NBC adventure show “Running Wild with Bear Grylls.” The survivalist known to take sports and Hollywood celebrities through remote locations around the world will have a…