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Biden's State of the Union draws audience of 27.3 million

Feb. 08, 2023 20:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 27.3 million people watched President Joe Biden's State of the Union address on television, the second smallest audience for the annual event in at least 30 years, the Nielsen company said on Wednesday. It was also down nearly 28% from the 38.2 million...

Sheryl Lee Ralph wishes late parents could see her success

Feb. 08, 2023 19:14 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Sheryl Lee Ralph is living a career dream: The “Abbott Elementary” star won her first Emmy last year and will lend her powerful vocals as a Super Bowl pregame performer this weekend. With all her success, the veteran actor-singer only wishes her late parents were...

Will Ferrell, Alicia Silverstone star in Super Bowl ads

Feb. 08, 2023 17:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl is advertising's biggest, glitziest stage. Big name advertisers from Netflix to Google are paying as much as $7 million for a 30-second spot during the big game on Sunday, in order to capture the attention of the roughly 100 million viewers who tune...

Review: Con artists accumulate in the slinky 'Sharper'

Feb. 08, 2023 16:09 PM EST

Almost invariably, we root for the con artist. Seldom does the ingenuity and cleverness of a good hustler, card sharp or con man not win us over. They are, of course, walking metaphors for the movies. Through finesse and daring, they pull the wool over our eyes while emptying our...

Disney cuts Simpsons 'forced labor' episode in Hong Kong

Feb. 08, 2023 05:23 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Walt Disney Co. has removed an episode from cartoon series The Simpsons that included a reference to “forced labor camps” in China from its streaming service in Hong Kong. The company declined to comment on why the episode, “One Angry Lisa” from The...

Grammys rebound from COVID years, reach 12.4 million viewers

Feb. 06, 2023 17:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 12.4 million people tuned in to watch stars Harry Styles, Lizzo and Bad Bunny perform at the Grammy Awards, along with a tribute to 50 years of rap history. That's up from the pandemic-affected broadcasts of the last two years, the Nielsen company said...

Well-known Atlanta nightclub owner killed in front of club

Feb. 06, 2023 14:13 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The owner of a popular Atlanta nightclub was shot and killed Saturday morning in front of his own establishment, authorities said. Michael Gidewon, who owned the Republic Lounge, was found dead outside the club on Saturday morning, the Fulton County Medical Examiner...

ABC's 'Not Dead Yet' is a comedy with a weekly ghost story

Feb. 06, 2023 12:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — While TV writers Casey Johnson and David Windsor were winding down the emotional roller coaster series “This Is Us,” they had another project waiting to soar — one with ghosts. Their new “Not Dead Yet,” about a newspaper obituary writer haunted by the...

Charles Kimbrough, who played anchor in 'Murphy Brown,' dies

Feb. 06, 2023 00:49 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charles Kimbrough, a Tony- and Emmy-nominated actor who played a straight-laced news anchor opposite Candice Bergen on “Murphy Brown,” died Jan. 11 in Culver City, California. He was 86. Kimbrough played newsman Jim Dial across the 10 seasons of CBS hit...

Hasty Pudding celebrates Coolidge as its Woman of the Year

Feb. 04, 2023 21:29 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Dressed up as a dolphin and forced to give someone a lightning-fast makeover, “The White Lotus” actress Jennifer Coolidge was roasted Saturday before being honored as the 2023 Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. As the...