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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jane the Virgin" and John Oliver's satirical news show are among the winners in the first round of this year's Peabody Awards. The Peabody panel deemed the CW sitcom "Jane the Virgin" a "smart, self-aware telenovela" and its star Gina Rodriguez "incandescent...
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series "Game of Thrones." The University Honors Program calls the class "Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History" and students can take the course for honors credit, The (...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Expecting music at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards? You should be ready for comedy. Hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan held a press conference Friday at the AT&T Stadium and offered a preview of what's to come when the ACMs celebrate their...
NEW YORK (AP) — In the three decades since USA Network had last broadcast an NHL playoff game, just about everything in television watching changed. In that rapidly evolving world, the cable channel is again embracing the value of sports. USA aired two games as hockey's...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Expecting music at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards? You should be ready for comedy. Hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan held a press conference Friday at the AT&T Stadium and offered a preview of what's to come when the ACMs celebrate their...
MIAMI (AP) — Television's longest-running variety show is calling it a wrap after 53 years. The Miami-based Univision network announced Friday that "Sabado Gigante" will end its weekly broadcast on Sept. 19. The Spanish-language program created by its Chilean-born host, the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Kristin Hannah says her new novel, "The Nightingale," is her favorite book she's written. That's a bold statement since she's had a number of best-sellers, including "Firefly Lane," ''Home Front" and "True Colors." "That always gets me in trouble with readers who...
SUCHA, Poland (AP) — At a 13th-century castle in Poland, wizards and witches are sneaking through the halls and stone staircases of the College of Wizardry that opened this weekend for Harry Potter's devotees. In their magic cloaks and wielding wands, some 140 wizardry fans from...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Force isn't merely awakening on the big screen. It's also returning to the video game realm. "Star Wars: Battlefront" publisher Electronic Arts and Swedish developer DICE showcased their next-generation rendition of the "Star Wars" multiplayer shooter...