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  • Indian film star Priyanka Chopra joins US TV’s ‘golden age’

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Indian film star Priyanka Chopra says she was eager to add a U.S. TV series to her resume. “It’s like the golden age of television right now and I wanted…

  • Kelly Osbourne apologizes for ‘View’ remarks about Latinos

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Osbourne apologized Tuesday for remarks she made on “The View” that suggested if Latinos were expelled from the United States, there would be no one to clean Donald Trump’s toilets.…

  • Debate line-up illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign

    NEW YORK (AP) — Iowa and New Hampshire are still on the horizon — but first there’s the Fox primary, and the buildup to this week’s first Republican presidential debate shows that the influence of…

  • Kermit and Miss Piggy split, but team up on ABC comedy

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, who have been on-again, off-again over the years, have now called it quits. But they’re vowing to remain professional on their new prime-time comedy,…

  • NHL entrusting live-game app, cable network to baseball

    NEW YORK (AP) — The National Hockey League is passing its digital puck to Major League Baseball in an unusual sports partnership. Major League Baseball will distribute the hockey league’s Internet streaming service and run…

  • Chris Hyndman, host of TV show ‘Steven and Chris,’ has died

    TORONTO (AP) — Chris Hyndman, co-host of the Canadian lifestyle show “Steven and Chris,” has died. The Canadian Broadcast Corporation, which broadcasts “Steven and Chris,” said Tuesday that Hyndman, 49, was found without vital signs…

  • ABC President says killing Dempsey’s McDreamy ‘was great’

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The first question asked of ABC President Paul Lee, at a bi-annual news conference for TV critics Tuesday, was about the decision to kill off Patrick Dempsey’s character from “Grey’s…

  • Nielsen’s top programs for July 27-Aug. 2

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 27-Aug. 2. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “America’s Got Talent,” NBC, 10.33 million. 2. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.46 million. 3.…

  • Disney movie ‘Descendants’ proves a big hit

    NEW YORK (AP) — The teenage progeny of some of Disney’s favorite villains proved to be a winning idea for a film, as the Disney Channel’s “Descendants” easily became the most-watched cable movie of the…

  • Zooey Deschanel marries Jacob Pechenik, delivers baby girl

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zooey Deschanel is now a wife and mother. A spokeswoman for the 35-year-old entertainer confirmed Tuesday that Deschanel recently married Jacob Pechenik and gave birth to the couple’s “beautiful, healthy” baby…

  • ‘Transparent’ star says transgender Maura would envy Caitlyn

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here’s a roundup of news Monday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs: MAURA LOVES CAITLYN Jeffrey…

  • Brad Paisley to mentor on ‘Voice’ with Blake Shelton

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Brad Paisley is joining “The Voice” this season as an advisor to help fellow country singer Blake Shelton. Paisley will help Shelton mentor his contestants on Team Blake in…

  • ‘Star Trek’ star Nichols headed for NASA flight

    WASHINGTON — Nichelle Nichols, who blazed trails and enshrined herself in TV history with her portrayal of Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek TV series, is headed up on a NASA flight next month.…

  • ‘Real Housewives’ star Kim Richards accused of shoplifting

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Kim Richards is out on bail after she was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting in Los Angeles. Police Officer Liliana Preciado says the 50-year-old…

  • Official: Iran to partially allow BBC to report for a week

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian government official said Tuesday the Islamic Republic will allow some BBC journalists to report there for a week’s time, loosening restrictions on a news organization often vilified in local…