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Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

Jul. 22, 2021 03:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998. Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto said a day ahead of the opening ceremony that...

Olympic organizers fire opening ceremony director because of Holocaust joke made in comedy show in 1998

Jul. 21, 2021 23:06 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Olympic organizers fire opening ceremony director because of Holocaust joke made in comedy show in 1998.

Old Broadway pizazz collides with 2021 in 'Schmigadoon!'

Jul. 14, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of modern-day hikers step out of the woods and into a town where they are greeted by something strange: Suspiciously friendly residents who burst into a high-kicking, knee-slapping group welcome song. “What is this and why is music coming from...

'The Crown,' 'Mandalorian' top Emmy nominations with 24 each

Jul. 14, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Crown” tied with “The Mandalorian” for the most Emmy nominations Tuesday with 24 apiece, but the Marvel universe also got bragging rights with runner-up “WandaVision.” The bounty reinforced the rapid rise of streaming, with most of the...

Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79

Jun. 17, 2021 23:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with an affection for polyester plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died. He was 79. Bonner died Wednesday from complications of Lewy body dementia, said his daughter, Desiree...

Politics still pack a punch(line) for Iranian-American comic

May. 31, 2021 02:06 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — For Iranian-American Maz Jobrani, a stand-up show in Dubai marked the first time he's been in front of a major live audience overseas since the start of the coronavirus pandemic — and he feels it. “Doing stand-up comedy is kind of...

CBS' 'Mom' exits after 8 seasons with season ratings high

May. 18, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The CBS comedy “Mom” signed off after eight seasons last week before 6.2 million viewers, the biggest audience of its final season. The Chuck Lorre-produced comedy starring Allison Janney ended with her title character in an Alcoholics Anonymous...