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'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

Jul 10, 2014

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fantasy saga "Game of Thrones," defying the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for genre fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama series.

Other top nominees included a pair of ambitious ...

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Emmy nominations for actress in a TV drama series

Jul 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Primetime Emmy nominations for best actress in a television drama series have been announced in Los Angeles by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The nominees announced Thursday morning are: Lizzy Caplan, "Masters of Sex"; Claire Danes, "Homeland"; Michelle ...

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Emmy nominations for actor in a TV drama series

Jul 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Primetime Emmy nominations for best actor in a television drama series have been announced in Los Angeles by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The nominees announced Thursday morning are: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"; Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"; Jon Hamm, "Mad ...

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Tom Hollander recites rare Dylan Thomas ditty

Jul 9, 2014

By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tom Hollander treated television critics to an impromptu reading of a drinking ditty penned by Dylan Thomas.

The British actor pulled out his cellphone, where he had stored the ode to a pub, and recited the rhyming verses against a ...

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Lifetime orders 'Clan of the Cave Bear' pilot

Jul 9, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Lifetime TV channel says it has ordered a drama pilot based on the best-selling works of the author of "The Clan of the Cave Bear."

Lifetime said Wednesday that the project's executive producers include filmmakers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.

The pilot is titled "The Clan ...

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Coroner: Electric Daisy attendee OD'd on Ecstasy

Jul 9, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 24-year-old California man who was found unresponsive in the parking lot of last month's Electric Daisy Carnival died of an Ecstasy overdose, authorities in Las Vegas said Wednesday.

Clark County coroner's officials ruled the death of San Leandro resident Montgomery Tsang an ...

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Justin Bieber pleads no contest in vandalism case

Jul 9, 2014

VAN NUYS, Calif. (AP) — Justin Bieber must pay $80,900 in damages and serve two years on probation after pleading no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor vandalism charge for throwing eggs at a neighbor's home.

Bieber also was ordered to complete five days of community labor and a 12-week ...

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'Calm' Kardashian joins Emma Watson at Valentino

Jul 9, 2014

By THOMAS ADAMSON, AP Fashion Writer

PARIS (AP) — She says her life is a lot calmer since she married fashionista-rapper Kanye West. And she prefers to stay at home with her baby.

But calm did not prevail Wednesday when Kim Kardashian, in a whistle-stop 24-hour visit to Paris, faced the incandescent ...

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'Orphan Black,' 'Broadchurch' back for new seasons

Jul 9, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — BBC America is bringing the critically acclaimed dramas "Orphan Black" and "Broadchurch" back for new seasons in 2015.

The cable channel said Wednesday that the third season of "Orphan Black" will include 10 episodes. In the eerie drama, Tatiana Maslany plays varied ...

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Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields reunite for TV movie

Jul 9, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Move over Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth. A couple of other old TV pals are reuniting, too.

Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields, who co-starred on the hit sitcom "The Facts of Life," are teaming in a new Hallmark Channel movie called "For Better Or For Worse," airing July 19.

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Get them back: Where are Robin Thicke's fans?

Jul 9, 2014

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Thicke may be pleading to get his wife back, but he needs to work on getting his fans back, too.

The crooner's new album, "Paula," sold only 24,000 units in its debut week in the United States. That's a far cry from the "Blurred Lines" album,

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'Under the Dome' off to slow start this season

Jul 9, 2014

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — A substantial number of the people who made CBS' "Under the Dome" the surprise hit of last summer appear to have lost interest in the fate of the fictional town of Chester's Mill, Maine.

The second-season premiere of the show about a town placed ...

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Vintage stars return for real-life 'Heartbreakers'

Jul 9, 2014

By FRAZIER MOORE, Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Investigation Discovery is going to camp this summer. Campy TV, that is.

Departing from its usual true-crime reality fare, the network is unrolling "Heartbreakers," which brings back stars from the past in scripted melodramas that ...

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'Naked and Afraid' participants share naked truth

Jul 9, 2014

By FRAZIER MOORE, Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — How do you prepare to be a survivalist-in-the-buff on "Naked and Afraid"? One way: You start at the bottom and work up.

"I walked around barefoot for months," said Dani Julien, who then spent 21 days undressed in the wilderness on the ...

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Sigourney Weaver reprises 'Alien' role in new game

Jul 9, 2014

By DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sigourney Weaver and the cast of "Alien" are virtually returning to the starship Nostromo.

The actress who portrayed unflappable officer Ellen Ripley in the "Alien" film franchise is reprising her role in "Alien: Isolation," an ...

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Dick Jones, voice of Pinocchio, dies at 87

Jul 9, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Jones, the voice of Pinocchio in the classic 1940 Walt Disney cartoon, has died. He was 87.

His son Rick Jones tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1o7Wv59 ) his father died Monday after a fall at home. The cause hasn't been determined.

Dick Jones was just 10 years ...

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Kim Kardashian visits Jersey shore

Jul 9, 2014

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Kim Kardashian is playing Jersey shore tourist.

Kardashian and her friend, Jonathan Cheban, went on rides on the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights and stopped for frozen custard on Tuesday.

Her rep told the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1oiNy7o ) they were taping ...

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Newspaper says sorry after Clooney slams story

Jul 9, 2014

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Daily Mail newspaper apologized to George Clooney on Wednesday for alleging his fiancee's mother opposed the marriage on religious grounds — a story Clooney called both wrong and irresponsible.

Clooney is engaged to Beirut-born London lawyer ...

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Heading 'Strain' cast, Stoll once was an outcast

Jul 9, 2014

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — "I chose a very strange profession for someone who had such body issues," says actor Corey Stoll, who, at 38, not only has a thriving career but also a ripped physique that could shame a couch potato into hitting the gym.

Still, he can't ...

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Pink, Hudson, Leto make Armani a celebrity circus

Jul 9, 2014

By THOMAS ADAMSON, AP Fashion Writer

PARIS (AP) — Fashion is the playground for the rich and famous.

But Tuesday saw Giorgio Armani outdo even this old maxim in his celebrity-circus of a couture show. On the front row, a shimmying Kate Hudson mingled with Jared Leto, Sophia Loren pouted sultrily,

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