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Julia Roberts, reboots and diversity part of new TV season

Aug. 9, 2018 7:31 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — What's the television industry's top summer destination? A hotel in which 200-plus U.S. and Canadian entertainment reporters and critics gather for an early look at next season's shows and the chance to question the actors, writers and producers who create them. The Television...

'Murphy Brown' revival to tackle MeToo movement, free press

Aug. 5, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Sunday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. "MURPHY" AND METOO "Murphy Brown" will weigh in on the MeToo movement when the series starring Candice...

'60 Minutes' exec named in misconduct article delays return

Aug. 5, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The executive producer of the CBS news show "60 Minutes" is delaying his return from vacation until an investigation into sexual misconduct claims at the network wraps up. Meanwhile, CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl told reporters on Sunday that CBS isn't saying it's perfect and that...

'Murphy Brown' weighs in on MeToo movement in series return

Aug. 5, 2018 4:19 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Murphy Brown" will weigh in on the MeToo movement when the series starring Candice Bergen returns to a very different world in September, the show's creator said Sunday. The 13-episode reboot reunites Bergen as a sharp-tongued investigative journalist and TV anchor with most...

CBS programming chief defends his turf despite Moonves probe

Aug. 5, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — CBS' entertainment chief fielded a barrage of questions about sexual harassment at CBS Corp. during a session with reporters intended to promote the network's fall TV schedule. The network's presentation Sunday to the Television Critics Association summer meeting came amid...

CBS' 2Q net income up as CEO faces sexual-misconduct probe

Aug. 2, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS on Thursday reported a boost in second-quarter net income from the tax overhaul and higher fees from affiliates and subscribers, as turmoil swirls around the media company ahead of the important fall TV season. CEO Les Moonves is facing an investigation after the New Yorker magazine...

The Latest: Moonves of CBS mum on misconduct allegations

Aug. 2, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into allegations that Les Moonves, who heads CBS, was involved in incidents of sexual misconduct that stretch over three decades (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Embattled CBS CEO Les Moonves says he is confident about the company's future but made no statement...

USC Annenberg suspends use of Moonves' name on media center

Aug. 2, 2018 4:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism will temporarily suspend the use of the media center's name: The Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center. In a statement Wednesday, Dean Willow Bay says, "In recognition of the sensitivities surrounding recent allegations...

LA prosecutors decline sex abuse charges against Les Moonves

Jul. 31, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors in Southern California declined to pursue sexual abuse claims against CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves because the statute of limitations has expired, according to documents. The unidentified woman, who worked in the television industry, went to Los Angeles police in February to...

Asian markets mixed ahead of Bank of Japan policy statement

Jul. 30, 2018 11:18 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday with narrow trading ahead of a key statement by the Bank of Japan, which could indicate a tightening of its monetary policy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index dropped 0.3 percent to 22,476.72 and South Korea's Kospi was flat at 2,293.43. The...