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Apple TV Plus joins streaming wars, has Oprah but no catalog

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the streaming wars near a fever pitch and viewers are targeted from every vantage point — Disney Plus has the Marvel and Star Wars brands! HBO Max counters with "Game of Thrones" and DC superheroes! — Apple TV Plus could...

 

HBO orders 10 episodes of 'Game of Thrones' prequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO is green-lighting a new "Game of Thrones" prequel after reportedly canceling another that starred Naomi Watts. The cable channel said Tuesday that it's given a 10-episode order to "House of the Dragon," set 300 years before...

 

'To Kill a Mockingbird' compromise offered to small theaters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. forced to abandon productions of "To Kill a Mockingbird" under legal threat were offered an olive branch in the form of Aaron Sorkin's script for the Broadway...

 

Readers pick America's best-loved novel in nationwide vote

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "To Kill a Mockingbird," a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overcame wizards and time travelers to be voted America's best-loved novel by readers nationwide. The 1961 book by Harper Lee emerged as No. 1 in PBS'...

 

Jane Fonda looks ahead to '9 to 5' sequel, back to Vietnam

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jane Fonda said she's still confronted by Vietnam War veterans over her 1970s anti-war activism and welcomes the encounters. Such moments provide an opportunity to talk, she said, which needs to be done with what Fonda...

 

Barr, President Trump revel together in "Roseanne' success

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roseanne Barr is reveling in Donald Trump's support for her returning sitcom's impressive debut, which the president says was a cultural and political breakthrough. "It was a thrill to get a congratulatory phone call from The Pre...

 

Church of Scientology launches TV channel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Church of Scientology launched its own TV channel with a vow that it will be candid about every aspect of the church and its operations but isn't seeking to preach or convert. "There's a lot of talk about us. And we get it,"...

 

Survey: Parents binge on media, say they're good role models

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Parents spend more than nine hours a day with TVs, computers and other screen devices while also giving themselves high marks as role models for their children's media use, according to a survey released Tuesday. Among all those...

 

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