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Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in ‘Star Wars,’ dead at 81

August 13, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Saturday, May 26, 2007 file photo, actor Kenny Baker, who portrayed the R2-D2 in the first Star Wars movie, signs autographs at Star Wars Celebration IV, billed as the world’s biggest Star Wars party, marking the 30th anniversary of the release of the first film in the Star Wars saga, at the Los [&hellip...

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Callers on hold hear school orchestra’s music in Connecticut

August 13, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Callers who are put on hold at Greenwich Town Hall in Connecticut can now enjoy some Mozart, compliments of the high school’s string ensemble. The collaboration emerged out of a search for alternatives to the music that came...

2 Fox News execs named co-presidents, will report to Murdoch

August 12, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Feb. 22, 2006 file photo, Jack Abernethy, CEO of the Fox Television Station Group, addresses reporters during a news conference in New York. Abernethy and Bill Shine will become the new co-presidents of Fox News Channel. Rupert Murdoch, chairman of...

Robert De Niro opens the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival

August 12, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 file photo, actor Robert De Niro attends a news conference in Macau. The 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival is kicking off Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 with Robert De Niro presenting Martin Scorsese’s restored “Taxi Driver.”...

Ruby Wilson, ‘The Queen of Beale Street,’ dies in Memphis

August 12, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ruby Wilson, the blues, soul and gospel singer known as “The Queen of Beale Street,” died Friday, her manager said. She was 68. Rollin Riggs, a partner at Resource Management Group, said Wilson died at a Memphis hospital....

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...

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...