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Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

Mark Burnett, Downey launch new TV network

Roma Downey and her husband, producer Mark Burnett, have created some extraordinary spiritual TV shows like "The Bible," "Dovekeepers," "Women of the Bible," "A.D. the Bible Continues," but now they're begetting an entire network.

Tribune News Service
Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

BIRTHDAYS

Game show host Wink Martindale is 83. Pop singer Freddy Cannon is 80. Actor-producer Max Baer Jr. is 79. Actress Gemma Jones is 74. Rock musician Bob Mosley (Moby Grape) is 74. Musician Terry Woods (The Pogues) is 69. Rock singer Southside Johnny Lyon is 68. Actor Jeff Bridges is 67.

It's 'Mariah's World'
Dec 4, 2016 4:00 AM

It's 'Mariah's World'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Though it won't be easy, fans may capture a glimpse of the real Mariah Carey when her docuseries, "Mariah's World," premieres on E! and Bravo today.

By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service
Nov 27, 2016 4:00 AM

Alan Thick back on TV with REELZ show

Alan Thicke will be back in the thick of things when he hosts "Entertainment Weekly Presents: '80s Stars -- Where are They Now?" (long enough title?) on REELZ starting Nov. 30. Thicke, who starred in "Growing Pains" and hosted his own talk show, says he's done standup comedy too.

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'Gilmore Girls' returns
Nov 27, 2016 4:00 AM

'Gilmore Girls' returns

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Just when we thought the Gilmore Girls had shuffled off to the TV bone yard, they are back, chatting like rappers on speed and proving you can go home again.

By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service
Nov 27, 2016 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Author Gail Sheehy is 79. Footwear designer Manolo Blahnik is 74. Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow is 65. TV host Bill Nye ("Bill Nye, the Science Guy") is 61. Actor William Fichtner is 60. U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy is 59.

'Brady Bunch' matriarch Florence Henderson dies
Nov 25, 2016 10:28 AM

'Brady Bunch' matriarch Florence Henderson dies

LOS ANGELES — Florence Henderson, who went from Broadway star to become one of America’s most beloved television moms in “The Brady Bunch,” has died. She was 82.

By Lynn Elber | Associated Press
Nov 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Actress-comedian Kaye Ballard is 91. Actress Estelle Parsons is 89. Comedian Dick Smothers is 78. Vice President Joe Biden is 74. Actress Veronica Hamel is 73. Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is 70. Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton is 68. Actress Bo Derek is 60.

Bold new role for Lady Mary
Nov 20, 2016 4:00 AM

Bold new role for Lady Mary

Fans of "Downton Abbey" may want to sit down before reading this: In the opening scene of Michelle Dockery's new TNT series, "Good Behavior," the woman formerly known as Lady Mary Crawley scrubs a filthy toilet bowl.

By Meredith Blake Los Angeles Times
Carrie Fisher reveals 'Star Wars' affair with Harrison Ford
Nov 16, 2016 2:23 PM

Carrie Fisher reveals 'Star Wars' affair with Harrison Ford

Carrie Fisher has revealed that Princess Leia's romance with Han Solo in "Star Wars" extended off-screen, as well.Fisher tells People magazine that she enjoyed an "intense" affair with co-star Harrison Ford during the filming of the 1977 blockbuster.

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Imagining the queen's personal side
Nov 13, 2016 4:00 AM

Imagining the queen's personal side

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- When a princess is crowned the queen in fairy tales, it's "happily ever after" and galloping off in the sunset. Not so in real life. When Elizabeth II of England became queen at 27, it was a seismic shock.

By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service
Nov 13, 2016 4:00 AM

Documentaries airing on TNT in November

There's no lying in documentary films -- at least there's not supposed to be. Turner Classic Movies will set aside its fictional flicks on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout November with a collection of top-notch documentary films, which began last Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Nov 13, 2016 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Journalist-author Peter Arnett is 82. Actor Jimmy Hawkins is 75. Country singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard is 70. Actor Joe Mantegna is 69. Actress Sheila Frazier is 68. Actress Frances Conroy is 63. Musician Andrew Ranken (The Pogues) is 63. Actress Tracy Scoggins is 63.

For 1st time, CoverGirl ads feature woman wearing a hijab
Nov 7, 2016 4:02 PM

For 1st time, CoverGirl ads feature woman wearing a hijab

CoverGirl is featuring a woman wearing a hijab in its advertising for the first time in the makeup line's history.

By The Associated Press
Nov 6, 2016 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Actress June Squibb is 87. Country singer Stonewall Jackson is 84. Singer Eugene Pitt (The Jive Five) is 79. Singer P.J. Proby is 78. Actress Sally Field is 70. Singer Rory Block is 67. Jazz musician Arturo Sandoval is 67. TV host Catherine Crier is 62.

Oct 30, 2016 4:00 AM

Birthdays

Actor Dick Gautier is 85. Movie director Claude Lelouch is 79. Rock singer Grace Slick is 77. Songwriter Eddie Holland is 77. Rhythm-and-blues singer Otis Williams (The Temptations) is 75. Actress Joanna Shimkus is 73. Actor Henry Winkler is 71. Broadcast journalist Andrea Mitchell is 70.

Oct 30, 2016 4:00 AM

Spooky stuff planned for Halloween

Just in time for Halloween the complete collection of spooky "Twilight Zone" episodes are available on Blu-ray and DVD. The classic show was voted No. 3 by the Writers Guild among the "101 Best Written TV Shows.

Tribune News Service
'Rectify' star draws on alienation
Oct 30, 2016 4:00 AM

'Rectify' star draws on alienation

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Actor Aden Young always felt like an outsider. Even when he first encountered acting, he was sure he didn't belong. Born in Canada, his family moved to Australia when he was 9. "My mother is Australian. She would tell us about Australia.

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Kanye mad kids haven't played with Jay Z's daughter
Oct 24, 2016 4:00 AM

Kanye mad kids haven't played with Jay Z's daughter

SEATTLE -- Kanye West is lamenting that his kids have yet to play with the daughter of his friend, mentor and collaborator Jay Z.

DJ Khaled, fiance welcome baby boy
Oct 24, 2016 4:00 AM

DJ Khaled, fiance welcome baby boy

LOS ANGELES -- It's a boy for music producer DJ Khaled and his fiance Nicole Tuck, who welcomed their first child into the world early Sunday morning.