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Lynn Elber

O’Reilly is out at Fox but influence endures; career too?

LOS ANGELES – Despite the inglorious end to Bill O’Reilly’s two-decade Fox News Channel career, observers say his deep imprint on Fox and other cable news outlets and his influence on barbed...

Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90

LOS ANGELES – Don Rickles, the big-mouthed, bald-headed comedian whose verbal assaults endeared him to audiences and peers and made him the acknowledged grandmaster of insult comedy, died Th...

Trump budget clouds Public Broadcasting Act’s 50th year

LOS ANGELES – The federal act that created public broadcasting is marking its 50th year, but if President Donald Trump has his way, it could be a hollow celebration. Trump’s 2018 ...

American Humane: Third-party report clears ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

LOS ANGELES – Leaked video showing a frightened dog being forced into churning water during filming of “A Dog’s Purpose” was misleadingly edited and the German shepherd was unharmed, accordi...

TV-lover gifts abound: ‘Mad Men’ opus to Roku to Slanket

LOS ANGELES – 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 ...

‘Folksong Festival’ radio host Oscar Brand dies at 96

LOS ANGELES – Oscar Brand, a longtime force on the American folk scene whose radio program “Folksong Festival” showcased Woody Guthrie and a young Bob Dylan among music greats and newcomers,...

Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ take top honors at Emmys

LOS ANGELES – “Game of Thrones” conquered the Emmy kingdom Sunday, honored as top drama for the second consecutive year and becoming the most honored prime-time TV series ever on a night of ...

Olympic network NBC vows complete Rio coverage

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Bob Costas and other top members of NBC’s Olympics coverage team veered between optimism and caution in predicting Rio de Janeiro’s ability to pull off a successful S...

’Pretty Woman’ filmmaker Garry Marshall dies at age 81

LOS ANGELES – Garry Marshall knew how to tug at moviegoers’ heartstrings, whether with unlikely love in “Pretty Woman” or sentimental loss in “Beaches.” But it was goofy, crowd-pl...

‘Game of Thrones’ earns a leading 22 Emmy Award nominations

LOS ANGELES – Power-and-blood fantasy saga “Game of Thrones” ruled the Emmy Award nominations Thursday with a leading 23 bids, including best drama, while a real-life epic of murder and cele...

A summer bounty of TV drama, comedies and even a ‘Hamilton’

LOS ANGELES – Summer travel packing list: swimsuit, sunblock, television. In this portable TV era, there’s no reason to leave small-screen entertainment at home when cable channel...

End of a TV era: ‘American Idol’ vows ‘spectacular’ finale

LOS ANGELES (AP) – “American Idol,” which gave the world Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, has one more chance to mint a star before it fades into TV and music history. ...