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Helen Mirren makes regal bow as Harry Potter quiz show host

Nov. 24, 2021 12:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Mirren is oddly absent from the Harry Potter film franchise that proved close to a full-employment act for Britain's acting greats. But she's found her own path into its magical world. Dame Helen, as the Oscar, Emmy and Tony-winning actor is...

Not a game show: Ex-TV star at center of Lebanon-Saudi row

Nov. 10, 2021 04:21 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — George Kordahi was popular among TV viewers in the Middle East for his dapper charm. He schmoozed with beautiful women, dropped jokes and recited lines of Arabic poetry — all the while weighing in with his political opinions about the region’s events. ...

British stage and TV veteran Lionel Blair dies at 92

Nov. 05, 2021 05:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Entertainer Lionel Blair, who taught himself to dance by watching Fred Astaire movies and became a staple on British stage and television for decades, has died. He was 92. Blair’s agent said he died Thursday. No cause of death was given. ...

Bahrain urges its citizens to leave Lebanon as crisis grows

Nov. 02, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The island kingdom of Bahrain on Tuesday urged all its citizens in Lebanon to leave immediately as a diplomatic crisis escalates between Gulf Arab states and cash-strapped Lebanon. Bahrain’s foreign ministry ordered all Bahrainis to...

EXPLAINER: Why Saudi Arabia is upset, lashing out at Lebanon

Nov. 02, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A televised remark by a game show host turned Cabinet minister in Lebanon about the war in Yemen has taken the country’s crisis with Saudi Arabia to new depths. Anger over George Kordahi’s comments led to steps by Gulf Arab countries that further...

'Jeopardy!' begins season with already-ousted Richards

Sep. 13, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The very brief Mike Richards era on “Jeopardy!” began on Monday as the beleaguered game show dealt with the embarrassment of opening its 38th season with a host that its fans already know is toast. Richards stepped down as Alex Trebek's replacement...

Game show 'The Price Is Right' celebrates its 50th season

Sep. 13, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If you can remember the price of a 30-ounce jar of mayonnaise, what an Armani purse goes for and how much to pay for an iPhone 12, there's really only one place to shine — “The Price Is Right.” The longest-running game show in television history is...

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...

Mike Richards is out as producer of 'Jeopardy!' and 'Wheel'

Aug. 31, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Richards is out as executive producer of “Jeopardy!”, days after he exited as the quiz show’s newly appointed host because of past misogynistic and disparaging comments. Richards is also no longer executive producer of “Wheel of...