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Nickelodeon reviving ‘Rocko’s Modern Life’ for TV special

August 11, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This image released by Nickelodeon shows characters Rocko, left, and Spunky in “Rocko’s Modern Life.” Nickelodeon announced plans Thursday to revive the 1990s animated series for a one-hour TV movie. The series originally ran from 1993 to 1996. (Nickelodeon via AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The outgoing Australian wallaby Rocko and his quirky...

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Stephen Colbert, Showtime in talks for live election special

August 11, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Dec. 6, 2015 file photo, Stephen Colbert attends the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center Hall of States in Washington. Showtime is in talks with Stephen Colbert to host a live election-night comedy special, the channel’s...

Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah each land a Showtime series

August 11, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Dec. 8, 2015 file photo, Taran Killam attends the premiere of “Sisters” in New York. Killam and Jay Pharaoah, former cast members of “Saturday Night Live” will star in their own series for Showtime. (Photo by Evan...

Executive producer open to more ‘Parenthood’ in the future

August 10, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Executive producer Jason Katims participates in the “Pure Genius” panel during the CBS Television Critics Association summer press tour on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) BEVERLY HILLS,...

CBS optimistic about cast talks for more ‘Big Bang Theory’

August 10, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this image released by CBS, Jim Parsons appears in a scene from “The Big Bang Theory.” The series about brainiacs and those who love them has an ensemble cast lead by Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki,, Kaley Cuoco and Mayim Bialik. It begins its...

Hit maker Timbaland producing music for fitness brand Zumba

August 10, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this June 25, 2015 file photo, Timbaland arrives at the 2015 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The hitmaking producer is crafting songs for STRONG by Zumba, a new non-dance inspired workout focusing on high-intensity interval...

Undaunted by hack, Rogen & Goldberg throw a ‘Sausage Party’

August 9, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — A little less than two years ago, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s North Korea comedy, “The Interview,” spawned the hack of Sony Pictures and a crisis unlike any previous in Hollywood. The experience hasn’t done much to...

Merrillville’s Star Plaza Theatre, hotel to close next year

August 9, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Hotel officials say Merrillville’s Star Plaza Theatre and its adjacent Radisson Hotel will be demolished next year to make room for a new hotel. White Lodging president and CEO for investments and development Deno Yiankes...

Townes Van Zandt to join Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

August 9, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Texas singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, along with songwriters Aaron Barker, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Bob Morrison. The 2016 inductees announced Tuesday in Nashville,...

Tim Curry on new ‘Rocky Horror,’ Cookie on ‘Empire’ fashion

August 9, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. ___ CURRY ON FRANK-N-FURTER Tim Curry’s participation in...