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With Manfred's support, Braves bring chop to World Series

Oct. 28, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As the World Series shifts to Atlanta, some TV viewers may be offended to see Braves fans still chopping and chanting in force. After teams in the NFL and Major League Baseball have dropped names considered racist and offensive to Native Americans the...

Gordon Ramsay's social media project culminates in cookbook

Oct. 28, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — How did Gordon Ramsay spend his pandemic lockdown? Getting frenetic in a kitchen, of course. The chef with a dizzying number of books, restaurants and TV shows was home in Cornwall, England, with mouths to feed last year when he did a series of lives on...

World Series opener viewers up 17.5% over last year's low

Oct. 27, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Atlanta’s 6-2 victory over Houston in Game 1 of the World Series drew an average of 10,811,000 viewers on Fox, up 17.5% from the record low of 9,195,000 for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ opening 8-3 win over Tampa Bay last year. The Braves-Astros number...

Second NCAA gender equity report shows spending disparities

Oct. 26, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

The NCAA spends more on average on male athletes than female ones, particularly when it comes to the “mere handful of championships” viewed as revenue sources, according to a new report. The law firm hired by the NCAA to investigate equity issues released its 153-page...

TV's 'Ghosts,' 'Wonder Years' are long-view ratings winners

Oct. 26, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At first glance, broadcast newcomers “Ghosts” and “The Wonder Years” have barely had a chance to prove themselves in the ratings. The CBS comedy “Ghosts” has shown early promise, so far landing just outside the top 20 for the young season...

Mike Lucci, Pro Bowl player with Detroit Lions, dies at 81

Oct. 26, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Mike Lucci, a Pro Bowl linebacker who played nine seasons with the Detroit Lions, died Tuesday at age 81. Lucci died after an extended illness, according to an obituary posted by Glick Family Funeral Home in Boca Raton, Florida. ...

Diversity study: TV looks more like US and viewers approve

Oct. 26, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television fare that reflects the nation’s increasing racial and ethnic diversity is finding favor with industry gatekeepers and viewers, according to a study of the 2019-20 TV season released Tuesday. Despite the pandemic that stymied Hollywood...

Judge says Oklahoma can proceed with 5 lethal injections

Oct. 25, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Monday the state can move forward with scheduled lethal injections for five death row inmates, including Julius Jones, whose case has drawn international attention and who is scheduled to die on Nov. 28. Judge...

New this week: Kaepernick, Sheeran and 'Star Trek' spin-off

Oct. 25, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “Army of Thieves,” coming to Netflix on Friday, is set in a world where...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Oct. 25, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6: Oct. 31: Actor Lee Grant is 96. Anchorman Dan Rather is 90. Folk singer Tom Paxton is 84. Actor Ron Rifkin (“Alias”) is 83. Actor Sally Kirkland is 80. Actor Stephen Rea (“The Crying Game,” ″V For Vendetta”)...