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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 19-25

Aug. 13, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

Aug. 19: Actor L.Q. Jones ("The Virginian") is 91. Actress Debra Paget ("Love Me Tender") is 85. Actress Diana Muldaur ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") is 80. Drummer Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith) is 79. Singer Johnny Nash is 78. Actress Jill St. John is 78. Singer Billy J. Kramer is 75. Country...

Correction: Britain-Friends story

Aug. 11, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a story Aug. 10 about the TV show "Friends," The Associated Press reported erroneously that it had been cancelled. "Friends" was not cancelled but was brought to an end by its producers with a final season. A corrected version of the story is below: Still there for you: 'Friends'...

Ask Marilu Henner about a day and you'll hear every detail

Aug. 10, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's best not to get into an argument about past events with Marilu Henner. You will definitely lose. The actress is hard-wired with the ability to instantly recall facts that are decades old. "What I have is known as Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. It's like a fancy name," she...

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...

It's TV love for Schwimmer, Messing on 'Will & Grace'

Aug. 9, 2018 7:16 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former "Friends" star David Schwimmer will appear on "Will & Grace" as a new love interest for Debra Messing's character. NBC said Wednesday that Schwimmer will play opposite Messing's Grace on the sitcom revival that's back Oct. 4 on NBC. Schwimmer isn't the only familiar face...

Post-'SNL,' Killam relishes challenge of 1 character

Aug. 7, 2018 8:46 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Taran Killam bounced from one character to the next on "Saturday Night Live," tossing out impersonations of everyone from Brad Pitt to Eminem to Matthew McConaughey each week. Then the bottom dropped out. In August 2016, Killam along with Jay Pharoah was let go from the...

'Facts of Life' star Charlotte Rae dies at 92

Aug. 6, 2018 1:05 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life" during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has died. She was 92. Rae died at her Los Angeles home Sunday...

'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...

Tim Allen: Expect centrist 'Last Man,' not vocal Trump fan

Aug. 2, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Last Man Standing" isn't rushing to pick up the "Roseanne" pro-Trump mantle when it starts life at its new network this fall. Tim Allen, star of the comedy that was axed by ABC and picked up by Fox, said his character is a centrist who would support Trump administration...