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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

Jonas Brothers' family to open new restaurant in Las Vegas

Nov. 15, 2021 11:21 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Jonas Brothers' family is expanding their restaurant business with a new eatery set to open in Las Vegas next year. Kevin Jonas, Sr., the trio's father, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in a recent interview that Nellie's Southern Kitchen will be...

TV's 'Ghosts,' 'Wonder Years' are long-view ratings winners

Oct. 26, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At first glance, broadcast newcomers “Ghosts” and “The Wonder Years” have barely had a chance to prove themselves in the ratings. The CBS comedy “Ghosts” has shown early promise, so far landing just outside the top 20 for the young season...

Boo! Sitcom 'Ghosts' combos misfit spirits, feel-good charm

Oct. 14, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The title seems to be a dead giveaway, but there’s more to the new comedy “Ghosts” than things that go bump in the night. “We totally think of this show as ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ meets 'Ted Lasso,” said producer Joe Wiseman. ...

Emmys Latest: Sudeikis celebrates "big team win" for "Lasso"

Sep. 20, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

The Latest on The Emmy Awards in Los Angeles (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Jason Sudeikis took home best actor in a comedy series for his leading role in “Ted Lasso,” but the actor seemed more enthused to share the show’s victory with his...

Emmys: Jean Smart pays tribute to late husband in speech

Sep. 20, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

Jean Smart held back tears while accepting the best actress in a comedy series Emmy for her role in “Hacks,” which she dedicated to her late husband. “Before I say anything else, I have to acknowledge my late husband who passed away six months ago yesterday,”...

Norm Macdonald, former 'Saturday Night Live' comic, dies

Sep. 14, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Norm Macdonald, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer who was “Weekend Update” host when Bill Clinton and O.J. Simpson provided comic fodder during the 1990s, has died. Macdonald, who was 61, died Tuesday after having...

Norm Macdonald, comedian and 'Saturday Night Live' star, dead at 61 after private cancer fight

Sep. 14, 2021 15:46 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Norm Macdonald, comedian and 'Saturday Night Live' star, dead at 61 after private cancer fight.

Jay Leno bets on reboot of Groucho Marx 1950s game show

Sep. 13, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If leaving the storied role of “The Tonight Show” host mandates retirement, Jay Leno ignored the memo. Since his longtime late-night gig ended in 2014, Leno has kept up a brisk pace. He pops up regularly on TV projects from fellow comedians Jerry...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 19-24

Sep. 13, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 19-25: Sept. 19: Actor Rosemary Harris is 94. Actor David McCallum (“The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and “NCIS”) is 88. Singer Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers is 81. Singer Sylvia Tyson of Ian and Sylvia is 81....