Last Updated: Friday, December 02, 2016 10:38:37 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Football helped loft NBC to a ratings win last week, according to the Nielsen company.
Its Thursday night clash between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts was the week's most-watched show, scoring nearly 21 milli ...
Last Updated: Friday, December 02, 2016 10:38:26 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Los Angeles romance "La La Land" has landed 12 nominations from the Critics' Choice Awards, including best picture, best director for Damien Chazelle and nods for its stars, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
The Broadcast Film Crit ...
Last Updated: Friday, December 02, 2016 10:38:23 AM
By The Associated Press
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 21-27. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at Indianapolis, NBC, 20.88 million.
2. NFL Football: Kansas City at Denv ...
Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2016 10:07:49 AM
By JAKE COYLE
AP Film Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- After spending two straight falls consumed by awards season, Eddie Redmayne is taking a break from the Oscars and fronting his first franchise.
In the Harry Potter prequel "Fantastic Beasts and ...
Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2016 10:07:33 AM
By RICK BENTLEY
The Fresno Bee
LOS ANGELES -- Directors Ron Clements and John Musker made sure that everything in their new animated film, "Moana," was as near perfection as possible. From the smallest blade of grass to a mountain of lava, it ...
Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2016 9:45:56 AM
By GREGORY KATZ
It shouldn't be a surprise, really, but still it's a bit startling to hear just how well the Rolling Stones can play the blues. Strip away the glitz, the oversized stages and the pyrotechnics, and you're left wit ...
Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2016 9:45:42 AM
By RICK BENTLEY
The Fresno Bee
This week's new DVD offerings range from fabulous to fantasy.
"Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie"; 3 out of 4 stars: The self-indulgent, hard-drinking, party-hearty, man-crazy, egomaniacal and unaware Patsy Stone ...
Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2016 9:45:39 AM
Capsule reviews of feature films
The Philadelphia Inquirer
THE ACCOUNTANT. 3 stars. Crime thriller specialist Gavin O'Connor ("Hope and Glory"), delivers a slick, well-paced actioner based on the most ludicrous premise. Ben Affleck stars ...
Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2016 9:34:13 AM
By RENE RODRIGUEZ
Hollywood likes to save its best films for last, in order to take advantage of holiday moviegoing crowds and be fresh in the minds of Academy voters when they start submitting their Oscar ballots in January. Here ...
Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2016 9:34:11 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Disney's South Pacific animated tale "Moana" fell short of a "Frozen"-sized debut but nevertheless dominated the Thanksgiving box office with an estimated $81.1 million over the five-day weekend.
The well-reviewed "Moana," about a ...
Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2016 9:33:51 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ron Glass, the handsome, prolific character actor best known for his role as the gregarious, sometimes sardonic detective Ron Harris in the long-running cop comedy "Barney Miller," has died at age 71.
Glass died Friday of respi ...
Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2016 4:08:39 AM
By RICH HELDENFELS
Tribune News Service
You have questions. I have some answers.
Q: Why do TV shows use canned laughter? It just makes the shows less funny. It is very annoying.
A: It has also been around for close to 70 years. To be sure, ...
Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2016 4:08:42 AM
By CHUCK BARNEY
East Bay Times
DON'T MISS: "CMA Country Christmas" -- Jennifer Nettles returns for the seventh time to host this annual holiday hoedown from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Among her many pals dropping by to perform seas ...
Last Updated: Friday, November 25, 2016 10:28:45 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The familiar voices float softly from a black screen, as if in a dream.
There's Luke, gruffly: "How many cups have you had this morning?"
And this parent-child banter: "Did you do something slutty?" Rory teasingly asks her mom ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 9:41:09 AM
Reports say Kanye West has been hospitalized in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kanye West has been hospitalized after abruptly canceling the last 21 dates of his national tour, according to reports from several media outlets.
Citing anonymous l ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 9:39:33 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The TV lovers in your life deserve holiday gifts that recognize their passion.
There's lots of ways to achieve that, with creative goods that lets fans flaunt their series allegiances or products new and old that adds to the eas ...
Last Updated: Monday, November 21, 2016 10:02:00 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harry Potter spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" cast a spell over audiences in its debut, summoning $75 million according to studio estimates Sunday and unseating "Doctor Strange" from the top spot.
Starring Eddie ...
Last Updated: Monday, November 21, 2016 10:00:27 AM
By MESFIN FEKADU
AP Music Writer
The 2016 American Music Awards featured a number of pop stars strumming their guitars, Drake making a rare awards show appearance, an emotional speech from Selena Gomez and political moments about President-ele ...
Last Updated: Monday, November 21, 2016 10:00:21 AM
By JOHN CARUCCI
NEW YORK -- Jon Bon Jovi has been waiting for a cue from Mick Jagger to know when it's time hang up his microphone.
"At least I know where the end zone is," Bon Jovi joked.
But then after hearing that Chuck ...
Last Updated: Saturday, November 19, 2016 4:08:44 AM
By VERNE GAY
THE SERIES: "The Affair"
WHEN, WHERE: Third-season premiere Sunday at 10 p.m. on Showtime
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: At the end of the second season, Noah (Dominic West) saved Helen (Maura Tierney) from prison when he confessed ...
Last Updated: Saturday, November 19, 2016 4:08:46 AM
By CHUCK BARNEY
East Bay Times
DON'T MISS: The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade -- Strike up the bands. Our day of gastronomical gluttony just wouldn't be the same without the massive procession in Manhattan, with its fancy floats, cheerleaders, ...
Last Updated: Friday, November 18, 2016 9:54:17 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The "Duck Dynasty" family says its A&E series will end after this season.
Their announcement was paired with Wednesday's debut episode.
"Duck Dynasty," one of reality TV's biggest hits, starred a successful Louisiana duck ...
Last Updated: Friday, November 18, 2016 9:54:08 AM
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel had never received a Latin Grammy Award during his lifetime, but on Thursday, he became a posthumous double winner.
The late Mexican superstar won album of the year and best vocal pop traditional alb ...
Last Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:27:16 AM
"Bleed for This" -- Miles Teller stars as Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza, a boxer who suffered a death-defying car accident that severed his spine, only to battle back and reclaim his world title with the help of trainer Kevin Rooney. With Aaro ...
Last Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:27:14 AM
By Rick Bentley
The Fresno Bee
Two very different animated offerings top this week's new DVD releases.
"Finding Dory" Grade 3.5 of 4 stars: "Finding Dory," the long awaited follow-up to the 2003 release "Finding Nemo," has all the fun and ch ...