Producer: 'The Rookie' co-star's misconduct claims unfounded
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Afton Williamson's claims of misconduct against her on the set of "The Rookie" weren't substantiated by an independent investigator, according to the ABC drama series' producer.
Welcome to Orcland: Lord of the Rings to film in New Zealand
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Amazon announced Wednesday it will film its upcoming television series "The Lord of the Rings" in New Zealand, marking a return of the orcs, elves and hobbits to the country they became synonymous with over the course of six movies directed by Peter Jackson.
Veteran television newsman Sander Vanocur dies at 91
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sander Vanocur, a television newsman who for decades covered momentous events from political campaigns to assassinations, the Vietnam War to the civil rights movement, has died, his son said Tuesday.
Justice Department files lawsuit against Snowden over memoir
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, alleging he violated nondisclosure agreements by publishing a memoir without giving the government an opportunity to review it first.
Tekashi 6ix9ine testifies for prosecution at gang trial
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine testified on Tuesday against two alleged members of a Brooklyn street gang, describing how he discovered a formula for success with the crew before betraying it by becoming a prosecution witness.
Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 9-15
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 9-15. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
Football carries television networks until start of season
NEW YORK (AP) — The new television season hasn't begun yet, but the football season has, and it's carrying the networks in the interim.
'Jeopardy!' host Trebek says he's resumed chemotherapy
NEW YORK (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he's had a setback in his battle with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy again.
Old-fashioned reporting most compelling aspect of 'She Said'
"She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement" (Penguin Press), by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement" by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the behind-the-scenes book about how these reporters investigated Harvey Weinstein, is jarring, riveting and, for journalism, necessary.
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75
NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians and a pioneering journalist who chronicled Washington from Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump for NPR and ABC News, died Tuesday of complications from breast cancer.
Benetton makes a splash on the eve of Milan Fashion Week
MILAN (AP) — Benetton has long made waves off the runway with its provocative advertising campaigns. But the storied family-owned knitwear brand is seeking to make waves inside the world of Italian fashion under the artistic guidance of French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.
Review: Linwood Barclay's 'Elevator Pitch' is vivid story
"Elevator Pitch: a Novel" (William Morrow), by Linwood Barclay It first seems like an accident when a Manhattan office tower elevator smashes to the basement below, killing four people.
Emmy Predictions: Amid newcomers, will 'Thrones' slay again?
In the Way Too Much TV Era, it truly is an honor just to be nominated. Imagine that you're working on a television series, one of the many actors, writers and others who give daily thanks for the rise of cable and streaming that has led to gazillions — at least — of shows and growing employment opportunities.
Heroine yearns to build meaningful life in 'Single Thread'
"A Single Thread: a Novel," Viking, by Tracy Chevalier Violet Speedwell seems an unlikely heroine at the opening of Tracy Chevalier's "A Single Thread."
National Book Awards list for translation has global reach
NEW YORK (AP) — Authors from Asia, Africa and South America are among those on the National Book Awards longlist for translated literature, a category started last year.
Review: Robertson looks back at The Band in 'Sinematic'
Robbie Robertson, "Sinematic" (UMe) Robbie Robertson, the former lead songwriter and guitar player for The Band, taps into his love of films for "Sinematic," his first new studio album in eight years.
NBC's 'Peacock' to join the streaming fray in April
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast's NBCUniversal said Tuesday that its upcoming streaming service will be called Peacock, in an homage to NBC's logo.
Steve Martin's bluegrass award faces uncertain future
NEW YORK (AP) — One morning last week in Boston, Victor Furtado woke up to a mailman's knock. He was handed a little unmarked package.
Colson Whitehead among Kirkus Prize finalists
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead's novel "The Nickel Boys" and Kwame Alexander's picture story "The Undefeated" are among the finalists for the Kirkus Prize, a $50,000 honor given for the year's outstanding fiction, nonfiction and young readers' books.
Kane Brown, Luke Combs among CMT Artists of the Year
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay and Thomas Rhett will be honored as the country's top stars at the 10th annual CMT Artists of the Year television special.
Weinstein attorney: He's a sinner, but not 'a rapist'
NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for Harvey Weinstein said on Tuesday that her client is not without sin — but he's also not "a rapist."
The New York Times faces questions over Kavanaugh story
NEW YORK (AP) — Between an offensive tweet and a significant revision, The New York Times' handling of a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh attracted almost as much attention as the accusation itself.
Celebs to read bedtime story to help fight homelessness
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith and Dame Helen Mirren will read a bedtime story during a one-night fundraising event to help fight global homelessness.
Brad Pitt asks astronaut: Who was better? Clooney or me?
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Brad Pitt, star of the new space movie "Ad Astra," had a burning question for a real-life astronaut. "Who was more believable? Clooney or Pitt?" In a televised call Monday, NASA astronaut Nick Hague answered Pitt — "absolutely" — getting a big laugh.
Yada yada yada: Netflix to air 'Seinfeld' starting in 2021
LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — Move aside, "Friends" and "The Office." Netflix now has a new gem — a show about nothing. The company announced Monday it would start streaming all 180 episodes of "Seinfeld" in 2021, gaining a hugely popular addition to its library as the battle for viewers heats up.