Television show ‘Cops’ returns to Albuquerque area

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A decade after Albuquerque’s mayor banned `Cops’ from filming in the New Mexico city, the reality show is returning. But this time, it’s partnering with the county. And a spokeswoman for current Mayor Richard Berry made it clear...

CEO accused of assaulting reality TV star in Utah

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The CEO of a California company is accused of assaulting one of the stars of the now-canceled ABC Family reality show “Beverly Hills Nannies” at his Utah vacation home. Summit County prosecutors say they’ve charged 51-year-old...

Drake: Done with interviews after Rolling Stone

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake says he won’t do magazine interviews following his recent story in Rolling Stone magazine. The rapper was supposed to be on the cover of the magazine’s new issue, but was replaced by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Drake tweeted Thursday...

60 years an actor, June Squibb takes a bow

NEW YORK (AP) — June Squibb recently ducked into a Times Square office above the theaters she spent decades knocking about, taking any decent part she could get. “We ran around,” she recalls. “We ate matinee days.” After a lifetime of Broadway,...

Borrowing an idea from football for Olympics

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBC is borrowing an idea – and a voice – from football’s popular “Red Zone” broadcasts for a digital channel that tries to reflect the breadth and immediacy of busy days at the Winter Olympics. The “Gold Zone”...

First Oscar Concert honors nominated composers

AP Photo/Charles Sykes LOS ANGELES (AP) — After 85 years, Oscar is putting on his very first concert, and there are plans to televise future shows worldwide. The motion picture academy will present a live Oscar Concert in the days leading up to the 86th annual Academy...

LaBeouf’s paper-bag art stunt draws curious crowd

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite the paper bag covering his noggin declaring “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE,” Shia LaBeouf can still draw a crowd. A line of more than 200 curious individuals seeking a few minutes of face time – Or should that be bag time? – with...

Comcast confirms $45B Time Warner Cable deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comcast Corp. has confirmed that it plans to buy Time Warner Cable for about $45.2 billion in stock in a deal that would combine the nation’s top two cable TV companies. The deal amounts to $158.82 per share, which is about 17 percent above the...

Comcast confirms $45B Time Warner Cable deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comcast Corp. has confirmed that it plans to buy Time Warner Cable for about $45.2 billion in stock in a deal that would combine the nation’s top two cable TV companies. The deal amounts to $158.82 per share, which is about 17 percent above the...

Online content influences China’s traditional TV

BEIJING (AP) — A popular online show about a young Chinese couple’s trips to the far corners of the world is set to be broadcast on the country’s main television network, highlighting how popular online content is influencing China’s highly regulated...