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Program features teen who began book club for black students

Jan. 21, 2020 11:42 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — When a black student from St. Louis created a book club because didn’t find books at his majority-white school’s library that told stories of people who look like him, he had no idea his initiative would land him on Disney’s screen as a hero. Sidney Keys III founded...

In this undated photo provided by Zyper, Amber Atherton poses for a photo. Atherton formed a software company called Zyper in 2017. It connects brands like Kelloggs, Nestle and cosmetics brand Rituals with “super fans”, every day customers who have a strong affinity toward the brand, instead of paid professional influencers. (Rick Heath/Zyper via AP)

Tech entrepreneur connects brands with top fans

Jan. 19, 2020 1:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Amber Atherton hit celebrity status as the co-creator and star of of British reality TV show “Made in Chelsea" in 2012, companies making everything from cream cheese to leggings wanted to pay her big bucks to promote their products. That happened despite the fact that she...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8. 2020 photo, jewelry is positioned next to old family photos as family heirloom jewelry comprise a portion of Michael Cruz's antique collection at his home in Westminster, Md. (Brian Krista/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Maryland boy, antiques enthusiast could appear on PBS show

Jan. 18, 2020 9:00 AM EST

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — A black rotary phone sits beside the bed. World War II uniforms adorn the wall above where the room’s occupant rests his head at night. Not far from them is a Purple Heart, a Bible with a worn cover, and several black-and-white photos. Neatly organized on a shelf are...

Vagrant vet to TV star: Local goes on 'Say Yes to the Dress'

Jan. 18, 2020 8:41 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville-based entrepreneur and veteran RaeShanda Johnson has said "no" to plenty of things in her life, like homelessness and poverty, but this weekend she's ready to "Say Yes To The Dress" on TLC's wildly successful reality series hosted by fashion guru Randy Fenoli. "After I got...

The logo for NBCUniversal's upcoming streaming service, Peacock, is displayed on a computer screen on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in New York. NBCUniversal is expected to unveil the price and other details about Peacock on Thursday. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)

NBC hopes 'free' makes Peacock stand out in streaming era

Jan. 16, 2020 8:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal is launching a new streaming service that will have a large part available for free, an approach it hopes will resonate with people who aren't interested in traditional TV. The service, Peacock, will debut April 15 for customers of Comcast, NBCUniversal's parent company....

This image released by BBC America shows a female puma on the hunt in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile, featured in the nature series

New BBC America documentary series tackles global change

Jan. 15, 2020 1:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — If sheer drama is what you crave on TV, look no further than the tale of a fearless mother at the far edge of South America. She is a puma and this big cat repeatedly launches herself over and over at a llama-like creature more than three times her size, desperate to get meat for her three...

Woman recorded by TV show wearing just a towel seeks $1M

Jan. 14, 2020 3:26 PM EST

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman has asked her hometown for $1 million to settle her complaint that local police allowed a reality television show to record her wearing nothing but a towel. The complaint, filed in November and first reported by WPRI-TV on Monday, says East Providence...

Billy Porter attends the National Board of Review Awards gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Billy Porter to star on Jordan Peele's 'The Twilight Zone'

Jan. 12, 2020 9:30 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Billy Porter is among the actors who will appear on Jordan Peele’s “The Twilight Zone” anthology series next season. Jenna Elfman, Chris Meloni, Gillian Jacobs, Joel McHale and Jimmi Simpson also will each appear in an episode for season two, the CBS All Access...

FILE - In this July 10, 2019, file photo, Gabrielle Union arrives at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. An investigation of Union's complaints of racism and other troubling behavior on the set of

NBC: Change will come to 'America's Got Talent' if needed

Jan. 11, 2020 8:08 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — An investigation of Gabrielle Union’s complaints of racism and other troubling behavior on the set of “America’s Got Talent” is being taken very seriously by NBC, the network’s entertainment chief said Saturday. Paul Telegdy said the company will...

Paula Kerger, President and CEO at PBS speaks at the executive session during the PBS Winter 2020 TCA Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

PBS to mark its 50th anniversary with 'American Portrait'

Jan. 10, 2020 2:50 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — PBS will mark its 50th year with an exploration of what it means to be an American in a rancorous period. “At a time when our country feels perhaps the fabric is becoming a bit frayed, we felt it was important for us to step back and really look at who we are,” PBS...