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Lynn Elber

‘Portlandia’ takes a different path in season 5

LOS ANGELES – Ask Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein to give up hints about the new season of “Portlandia,” and a few words suffice to make any true admirer of the IFC satire giddy with anti...

Allen Leech finds a happy home at ‘Downton Abbey’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – “Downton Abbey” star Allen Leech has a winning way with accents. The Irish-born actor employs his native brogue in portraying Tom Branson, the former chauf...

Stage, screen actor Edward Herrmann dies at 71

Edward Herrmann, the towering, melodious-voiced actor who brought Franklin D. Roosevelt to life in films and documentaries, won a Tony Award and charmed audiences as the stuffy dad on TV’s “...

Comedian Joan Rivers, 81, dies

Fashion, acting were early dreams for this daughter of Russian parents

Robin Williams’ wife: He had Parkinson’s disease

LOS ANGELES – Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide, his wife said Thursday. In a statement, Susan Schnei...

‘Game of Thrones’ earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

LOS ANGELES – The fantasy saga “Game of Thrones,” defying the Emmy Awards’ grudging respect for genre fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, includin...

‘Reading Rainbow’ gets a boost

Seth MacFarlane pledges to match up to $1M for children’s program

No hesitation for TV airing Sam reaction

Networks don’t flinch at NFL player’s kiss

‘The Bachelor’ star apologizes for his anti-gay comments

LOS ANGELES – The star of ABC’s “The Bachelor” made anti-gay comments that drew a swift rebuke from the network and an apology from the bachelor himself on Saturday. Juan Pablo Ga...

Study: TV violence ratings fall short

Research shows it fails parents

‘Mob City’ brings Frank Darabont back to series TV

At first glance, it appears that Frank Darabont has shifted gears big time from “The Walking Dead” to TNT’s new drama series “Mob City,” lurching from grisly zombies to the dolled-up danger ...

Stars align for telethon to aid U.S. veterans

LOS ANGELES – Connie Francis, Alan Alda and Joe Mantegna are joining forces to help raise money for veterans suffering the wounds of war. The trio will host the Homeward Bound tel...