‘Good Morning America’ has biggest week in decades

NEW YORK (AP) — Fueled by the Oscars, ABC’s “Good Morning America” is celebrating its most-watched week in nearly 23 years. The Nielsen company said Thursday that ABC’s morning show averaged 6.3 million viewers last week, the most since the company...
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Police: 1 man, 1 woman died at South by Southwest

AP Photo/Jay Janner AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police say that the two people killed when a suspected drunken driver crashed through barricade at the South by Southwest festival were a woman on a moped and a man on a bicycle. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news...
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Nick launching sports awards show

AP Photo/Evan Agostini NEW YORK (AP) — Nickelodeon is looking to slime some athletes. The network plans to announce Thursday that it’s starting a sports award show this summer. The show will be modeled after Nick’s popular Kids’ Choice Awards that honor...
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Cameron Mackintosh credo: ‘It will be done right’

AP Photo/Rob Griffith NEW YORK (AP) — By all rights, Cameron Mackintosh should be on a beach right now. The British producer behind such megahits as “Cats,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Miss Saigon” has every right to be enjoying warm...
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Kanye, Jay Z steal the show in SXSW performance

AP Photo/Joel Ryan AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Samsung got its money’s worth from Jay Z and Kanye West. Two of rap’s top stars combined for a powerful, hit-filled two-hour show Wednesday night and Thursday morning during South By Southwest, allowing Samsung to steal...

Judge Judy files suit against Connecticut lawyer

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Television’s Judge Judy filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a Connecticut personal-injury lawyer, alleging that he used her image without authorization in advertisements that falsely suggested she had endorsed his firm. The lawsuit filed in...
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With help from thousands, ‘Veronica Mars’ reborn

AP Photo/Robert Voets NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Thomas knew he might make movie history by using Kickstarter to crowd-fund his “Veronica Mars” film. But he wasn’t prepared for the posters. Of all the prizes offered to donors of “Veronica Mars”...
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Pooches put best paw forward for Broadway role

AP Photo NEW YORK (AP) — They were raw talents – some delighted by the attention, others confused. More than one sniffed happily in the audition room, just happy to be there. Fourteen small dogs ranging from English cocker spaniels to toy poodles got callbacks...
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Jason Bateman channels his inner misanthrope

AP Photo/Sam Urdank If you’ve seen the poster for “Bad Words,” starring and directed by Jason Bateman, you’ll see a sneer on Bateman’s face. It’s truly nasty. More than most movie posters, this image sets a perfect tone for the film, much of...
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Second thoughts on TV’s second-screen experience

AP Photo/Richard Cartwright NEW YORK (AP) — Whatever happened to watching TV alone? Just me and my TV. No multiscreen experience. No smartphone or tablet horning in on the action. With my hands, excused from any laptop obligations, free to reach for my snacks and hoist a...