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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 14-20

Oct. 9, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

Oct. 14: Country singer Melba Montgomery is 81. Singer Cliff Richard is 78. Singer Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues is 72. Actor Greg Evigan ("My Two Dads," ''B.J. and the Bear") is 65. Singer Thomas Dolby is 60. Actress Lori Petty ("A League of Their Own") is 55. Actor Steve Coogan ("Night at the Museum") is...

Tim Allen wins TV bragging rights over Candice Bergen

Oct. 2, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After the first week of the television season, Tim Allen has bragging rights over Candice Bergen. The return of Allen's sitcom, "Last Man Standing," reached 8.1 million viewers on Fox last Friday night. That was more than the 7.5 million people who tuned into the revival of Bergen's "Murphy...

Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 24-30

Oct. 2, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 24-30. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Baltimore at Pittsburgh, NBC, 17.92 million. 2. NFL Football: Minnesota at L.A. Rams, Fox, 14.51 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 13.54 million. 4. "The Big Bang Theory" (Monday),...

Hillary Clinton appears on premiere of new 'Murphy Brown'

Sep. 28, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hillary Clinton made a cameo appearance on the premiere of the "Murphy Brown" reboot as an applicant for a secretarial job who says she has "some experience with emails," a line the show's creator said Friday she was surprised that Clinton was happy to deliver. The former secretary of...

Bill Cosby behind bars: Appeal looming, lawsuits pending

Sep. 26, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

Their famous client behind bars, Bill Cosby's legal team is readying a long-shot bid to get his sexual assault conviction overturned. They're also fighting civil lawsuits filed by some accusers that threaten to drain his vast fortune. The 81-year-old Cosby's lawyers gave glimpses of their expected appeal as his...

Cosby in cuffs: TV star gets 3 to 10 years for sex assault

Sep. 25, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — At an age when other Hollywood stars are settling into retirement and collecting lifetime-achievement awards, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars in what was seen by many of his accusers as a reckoning...

CBS' 'Murphy Brown' is back, ready to 'make some noise'

Sep. 25, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Last season's short-lived "Roseanne" revival blew an air kiss to President Donald Trump in its debut episode before it reverted to finding laughs in family and working-class woes, not politics. Expect "Murphy Brown," another reborn 20th-century sitcom, to be consistently faithful to its...

Correction: Bill Cosby-Legacy story

Sep. 24, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

In a story Sept. 23 about the legacy of Bill Cosby, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote from Keon McGuire, an education professor, to Jon Francois, a radio deejay. A corrected version of the story is below: Cosby sentencing reveals generational divide over his legacy Bill Cosby sentencing reveals...

Freddy Krueger ready to scare the cast of 'The Goldbergs'

Sep. 21, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freddy Krueger is coming for "The Goldbergs." ABC announced Friday that Robert Englund is reprising his role as the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" slasher for a Halloween episode of the ABC sitcom. The show is keeping with its 1980s setting. The Krueger episode, titled "Nightmare on Elk...

'Game of Thrones,' 'Mrs. Maisel' triumph at Emmys

Sep. 18, 2018 2:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" became the first streaming series to win top Emmy comedy honors and HBO's "Game of Thrones" recaptured the best drama series award Monday at a ceremony that largely slighted its most ethnically diverse field of nominees ever. With the exception of...