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Television's new 'genius' is Aretha Franklin

Feb. 10, 2019 6:25 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Sunday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. "GENIUS" IS ARETHA The late singer Aretha Franklin will be the subject of the National Geographic network's third...

Ex-CBS CEO Les Moonves to challenge severance denial

Jan. 17, 2019 2:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former CBS CEO Les Moonves is fighting the company's decision to deny his $120 million severance package following his firing over sexual misconduct allegations. Moonves is demanding binding arbitration proceedings to challenge the decision, CBS announced in a filing Thursday with the...

CBS News president steps down, replaced by veteran producer

Jan. 6, 2019 11:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS said Sunday that its news division president, David Rhodes, is stepping down following a troubled year that saw morning anchor Charlie Rose and the top executive at "60 Minutes" lose their jobs following misconduct reports, and is being replaced by veteran producer Susan Zirinsky....

An awards show crossroads 1 year after the Time's Up Globes

Jan. 4, 2019 12:36 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To misquote "A Star Is Born," awards shows were far from shallow in 2018. Many confronted sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry head on, but as a new year kicks off with the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday one question lingers: Will it continue for another year? For an event...

Carrie Ann Inaba gets host gig on 'The Talk'

Jan. 2, 2019 6:21 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Ann Inaba is no longer a temp on "The Talk." The CBS daytime show announced Wednesday that Inaba has joined the panel of hosts, moving up from recurring guest host. "The Dancing With the Stars" judge replaces Julie Chen, who left the talk show in September. Chen's departure came a...

Correction: YE-Top 10 Stories story

Dec. 22, 2018 8:51 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Dec. 20 about the top 10 news stories of 2018, The Associated Press gave an incorrect breakdown of students and staff killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. There were 14 students and three staff members killed. A corrected version...

Dushku says CBS agreed to monitor 'Bull' star's behavior

Dec. 20, 2018 5:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Eliza Dushku says she struggled with her decision to keep quiet about the sexual harassment she says she endured from the star of the CBS show "Bull," weighing her desire to keep her ordeal private against her worry that it would be swept under the rug. Dushku, who says she was...

Colbert jokingly claims severance denied to ex-CBS boss

Dec. 19, 2018 10:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is laying claim to the $120 million in severance that CBS' board of directors said wouldn't be paid to ousted former CEO Leslie Moonves — at least half of it. The late-night host joked, "the other half goes to Tom Selleck's mustache." Colbert didn't avoid his...