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  • ‘Birdman’ wins Producers Guild’s top trophy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Birdman” received a welcome lift on its flight to the Oscars after winning the Producers Guild of America’s highest film award Saturday night at a ceremony in Los Angeles. The win…

  • TV talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted…

  • As Brady, Gronk know, pre-Super Bowl injury talk always big

    Perhaps already annoyed by the attention to his left elbow ahead of the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman used a quip to answer one reporter’s question about that joint’s range of motion. “If…

  • Following news of split, Dempsey avoids attention at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Actor and racing enthusiast Patrick Dempsey is trying to keep a low profile at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. A day after he and his wife announced they are divorcing…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — McDonough; former Gov.…

  • ‘7th Heaven’ actor Stephen Collins’ divorce finalized

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran television actor Stephen Collins and his wife of nearly 30 years have finalized their divorce, an acrimonious breakup that revealed the former “7th Heaven” star had inappropriate contact with underage…

  • Viacom CEO’s 2014 pay rises 19 percent to $44.3 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman’s pay climbed 19 percent to $44.3 million last year while the TV-and-film company’s stock slumped and its earnings remained flat. The compensation package disclosed in a Friday…

  • Pittsburgh mayor, official spar over ‘Undercover Boss’ fund

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The county controller said Friday she’s withholding money from a Pittsburgh tourism agency until it details contributions linked to the mayor’s appearance on “Undercover Boss,” a move the mayor is calling a…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — McDonough; former Gov.…

  • Oosterhuis to retire after 20 years as golf broadcaster

    NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Oosterhuis of England is retiring after 20 years as a golf analyst for CBS Sports and Golf Channel. Oosterhuis won 20 times on the European Tour and played the PGA…

  • Super Bowl TV Ratings

    Super Bowl television ratings and shares, including network (both NBC and CBS televised the first Super Bowl). The rating represents the percentage of televisions tuned in to a program. The share is the percentage of…

  • Children’s TV activist Peggy Charren dies at 86

    BOSTON (AP) — Peggy Charren, the founder of Action for Children’s Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children’s programming, has died. She was 86. Charren, who had vascular dementia, died…

  • GoPro, NHL in deal to bring cameras closer to the action

    NEW YORK (AP) — GoPro has signed a deal with the NHL to bring its wearable cameras closer to the action on the ice and let viewers see games from the perspective of players and…

  • Miss Universe contestants show off jaw-dropping costumes (Photos)

    WASHINGTON — Forget itty-bitty bikinis — the National Costume round of the Miss Universe competition is becoming the most jaw-dropping segment of pageant. The contestants showed off their selections on Jan. 21 during the 63rd annual Miss…

  • Saudi King Abdullah, a gradual modernizer, dead at 90

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — His changes looked minute to the outside world. But in a kingdom where ultra-conservative Muslim clerics long have held a lock on all aspects of society, King Abdullah’s incremental reforms…