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Ego, publicity at stake when stars and TV critics meet

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jerrod Carmichael, lamenting what he called the “terrible” state of TV comedy, asked his audience if they’d seen some of it. Staring back at the comedian was a hotel ballroom filled with journalists whose job it is to cover television. “I think they see all of it,” helpfully offered Ramy Youssef, […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Pasadena Calif, Jerrod Carmichael, Ramy Youssef

Kaiser Permanente’s New Medical School Will Waive Tuition for Its First 5 Classes

By eliminating the financial burden of a medical education, the school hopes that more students will choose family medicine and other vital but lower-paid specialties.
Tags: News, Kaiser Permanente, Medical Schools, Tuition, New York University School of Medicine, Pasadena (Calif

The Best of TCA’s 2019 Winter Press Tour

The Television Critics Association’s winter press tour wrapped Wednesday in Pasadena, Calif. The 16-day junket featured its usual share of dull panels, bizarre questions, and awkward silences. But there were also moments that stood out for the right reasons. Among the highlights: Hulu The streaming service’s presence at the tour was genuinely impressive, with a […]
Tags: News, Hulu, Television Critics Association, Tca, Pasadena Calif

5 Things We Learned at TCA: Day 16

The final day of the 2019 winter Television Critics Assn. press tour brought Cleo TV, BYUtv and Amazon Prime Video to Pasadena, Calif. Executives from BYUtv discussed their desire to reach a “broad audience,” despite being owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, while executives from Amazon announced the order of almost 20 […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Woody Allen, Al Pacino, Transparent, Tca, Cleo, Pasadena Calif, Hanna, Church of Jesus Christ, Good Omens, Fleabag, Television Critics Assn, BYUtv

Amazon Prime Video Sees Itself as a ‘Global Network,’ and Says It’s Not Focused on Netflix

It's been exactly one year since Jennifer Salke accepted the job as head of Amazon Studios, and she gave reporters a state of the union at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif. One of her big initiatives when she arrived at Amazon from NBC, Salke said, was getting her hands around...
Tags: Amazon, Advertising, Netflix, Television Critics Association, Pasadena Calif, Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke, Salke, TCA Press Tour

Opportunity on Mars, 2004-2019: NASA sings requiem to a rover — and looks ahead

After months of silence from Mars, NASA finally read the rites over its Opportunity rover, hailing the six-wheeled machine as an overachiever that found some of the first and best evidence of the Red Planet’s warmer, wetter past. The solar-powered rover’s demise was no surprise: It fell out of contact with controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., last June — due to a globe-girdling Martian dust storm that kept Opportunity from charging its batteries. Mission managers ...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Mars, Pasadena Calif, Red Planet

Donald Glover gets 5 nominations for NAACP Image Awards

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Coming off a big night at the Grammys, Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino have been nominated for five NAACP Image Awards. Glover is nominated for his acting and directing on “Atlanta,” and Childish Gambino got three nominations on the music side. Glover won four Grammy Awards including record and […]
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NASA Will Make A Last Attempt To Contact Mars Rover Opportunity

Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., announced Tuesday that they will make one last attempt to reach the Mars rover Opportunity though they are not expecting a response.
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Kate Gosselin tries G-rated dating in ‘Kate Plus Date’

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Don’t expect anything like “The Bachelorette” with Kate Gosselin’s new TLC dating show. Gosselin said it was important to her that her eight children be able to watch “Kate Plus Date” without cringing. She called it a “respectful, G-rated show” on a family friendly network. The former star of “Jon & […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Don, Pasadena Calif, Kate Gosselin, Gosselin, Kate Plus Date

California loses border wall challenge at appeals court

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected arguments by the state of California and environmental groups who tried to block reconstruction of sections of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the Trump administration did not exceed its authority by waiving environmental regulations to rebuild […]
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Halle Berry’s ‘Boomerang’ updates story for new generation

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Halle Berry and Lena Waithe say they’ve updated the 1992 movie “Boomerang” for a new generation. Berry said the original story that focused on black characters’ lives and work was innovative for its time. But Berry said the issues that millennials face today are different and required a “fresher” approach for […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Halle Berry, Berry, Pasadena Calif, Lena Waithe

Nielsen says just under 20 million watched Grammy Awards

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 20 million people watched Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves earn four trophies each at the Grammy Awards, about the same audience as the annual music show had last year. The Nielsen company on Monday estimated the Grammy audience size at 19.9 million. The 2018 audience of 19.8 million had been […]
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‘Saturday Night Live’ star Aidy Bryant ready to be shrill

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” star Aidy Bryant says she was drawn to the Hulu series “Shrill” because of the chance to play a woman who is more than her weight. The six-part comedy is based on Seattle author Lindy West’s memoir, “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman,” which Bryant said struck a […]
Tags: Books, Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Aidy Bryant, Seattle, Hulu, Bryant, Pasadena Calif, Lindy West

Clooney returns to high school read ‘Catch 22’ for Hulu show

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — George Clooney says he never expected his next project to be a miniseries based on a novel he read in high school. But against his initial inclination, he’s directing and starring in Hulu’s series “Catch-22,” drawn from Joseph Heller’s classic work about the insanity of war. The streaming service Hulu will […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, George Clooney, Joseph Heller, Hulu, Clooney, Pasadena Calif

Resistance is key as ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ returns for season 3

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Resistance is the theme as “The Handmaid’s Tale” returns this summer with 13 episodes for its third season. Streaming service Hulu said Monday the dystopian drama will debut three new episodes on Wednesday, June 5. Other episodes will follow on subsequent Wednesdays. Hulu said this season of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” starring […]
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Television’s new ‘genius’ is Aretha Franklin

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Sunday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. “GENIUS” IS ARETHA The late singer Aretha Franklin will be the subject of the National Geographic network’s third installment of its “Genius” series. The network said on […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Nation, National Geographic, Television Critics Association, Pasadena Calif

TV show ‘Extra’ suspends host to investigate misconduct

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A.J. Calloway, a host on the syndicated entertainment news show “Extra,” is suspended as his parent company investigates sexual misconduct allegations. The company said Saturday it had investigated prior accusations against Calloway and found no suggestion of workplace misconduct. But he was suspended after Warner Brothers became aware of additional allegations […]
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Why Big Little Lies, Originally a Miniseries, Is Coming Back to HBO for Season 2 This June

Two years ago at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif., the cast and producers of HBO's Big Little Lies insisted their show was a miniseries and that the story would not continue. Cut to two years later, and the original cast--Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz and Shailene Woodley,...
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‘Big Little Lies’ stars superfan Meryl Streep in new season

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Meryl Streep says she was addicted to “Big Little Lies” and welcomed the chance to be part of its second season. HBO’s hit, award-winning limited series returns in June with stars and executive producers Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. Streep plays mother-in-law to Kidman’s Celeste, whose abusive husband died at the […]
Tags: Hbo, Television, News, Ap, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Pasadena Calif, Kidman, Celeste, Reese Witherspoon Streep

‘Veep’ star Julia Louis-Dreyfus no fan of Trump

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — “Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus doesn’t know who she’ll support for president in 2020, but is sure about who she won’t. She called Donald Trump a “pretend president” and said “I’m not a fan.” Louis-Dreyfus was asked her political views Friday while promoting the final, seven-episode season of her HBO series, which […]
Tags: Hbo, Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump, Pasadena Calif, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Louis Dreyfus

‘Free Solo’ film about El Capitan conquest gets TV debut

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Makers of the “Free Solo” documentary about Alex Honnold’s unaided climb up the rock face of Yosemite’s El Capitan say they would have still made the film if Honnold had slipped and fell to his death. Film editor Bob Eisenhardt said Friday the possibility had been discussed. He said that he […]
Tags: Television, News, Yosemite, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Alex Honnold, El Capitan, Pasadena Calif, Honnold, Bob Eisenhardt

Trump speech viewed by 46.8 million viewers

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was seen by 46.8 million television viewers, an increase over his 2018 speech. The Nielsen company said the speech, which was delayed by the government shutdown, topped last year’s audience of 45.6 million. His first such address before Congress in 2017 was seen […]
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Charlie Collier on Fox’s ‘Startup’ Mentality, Owning vs. Licensing and Finding a Hit Comedy

Charlie Collier is ready to rev up programming activity at Fox. The newly appointed Fox Entertainment CEO spoke with Variety on Wednesday on the heels of his first major public appearance in the new role when he addressed the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif. Collier weighed in on the future of Fox […]
Tags: News, Fox, Television Critics Association, Tca, Pasadena Calif, COLLIER, Charlie Collier, Fox Entertainment

Owens named chief executive behind CBS’ ’60 Minutes’

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Incoming CBS News president Susan Zirinsky opted for continuity on television’s most popular news program, appointing Bill Owens as executive producer of “60 Minutes” on Wednesday. Owens has been executive editor at “60 Minutes” since 2008, and has been running it on an interim basis since his predecessor Jeff Fager was […]
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Craigslist founder donates $15 million for journalism ethics

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The founder of Craigslist says he will donate $15 million to Columbia University and the Poynter Institute for separate efforts promoting ethics in journalism. The announcement on Wednesday establishes Craig Newmark in the forefront of philanthropists focused on journalism, a cause he’s supported with some $85 million in the past few […]
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Eva Longoria a triple threat with ABC series ‘Grand Hotel’

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. STAR TURN Eva Longoria was so busy behind the scenes of the upcoming series “Grand Hotel,” it took a bit for the actress to realize there was no […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Abc, Nation, Eva Longoria, Television Critics Association, Pasadena Calif

Eva Longoria works in front, behind camera on ‘Grand Hotel’

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Eva Longoria was so busy behind the scenes of the upcoming series “Grand Hotel,” it took a bit for the actress to realize there was no part for her. As an executive producer on the ABC drama, Longoria was in position to do something about it. She asked writer Brian Tanen […]
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Marcia Clark tells familiar tale in new show ‘The Fix’

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Marcia Clark insists she’s not reliving her post-O.J. Simpson trial life in the new series “The Fix.” Clark co-created the ABC show about a character that viewers who followed the Simpson saga will recognize. Robin Tunney stars as a Los Angeles district attorney whose failed prosecution of a famous movie star […]
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ABC executive sees silver lining in Oscar flap: interest

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — ABC’s new entertainment chief says this year’s pre-Oscars disarray had an upside. Entertainment President Karey Burke said Tuesday the “lack of clarity” over the ceremony kept the Oscars in the public conversation. The biggest flap was over Kevin Hart’s quick exit as host because of years-old homophobic tweets for which he […]
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ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ to end next year after 11 seasons

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — ABC’s “Modern Family,” the five-time Emmy Award winner for best comedy, will end its run next year after 11 seasons. ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke announced the end of the series about the boisterous extended family on Tuesday. It will finish three seasons short of the longest-running sitcom ever, “The Adventures […]
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