Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died at age 88.
DON'T MISS: "The Americans"-The suspenseful adventures of Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell) resume as this Cold War-era thriller launches its third season. Now, the undercover Russian spies have differing opinions on how to handle orders from their bosses regarding their teenage daughter. "The Americans" continues to be one of TV's standout shows. Maybe this year, Emmy voters will finally realize that. 10 p.m. Wednesday, FX.
Veteran television actor Stephen Collins and his wife of nearly 30 years have finalized their divorce, an acrimonious breakup that revealed the former "7th Heaven" star had inappropriate contact with underage girls decades ago.
Linda Williams and Max Soaper usually turn into bed early — really early. The couple run the nonprofit Misfit Island, a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center located on 500 acres of property off Zion Road, across from Henderson County High School.
The county controller said Friday she's withholding money from a Pittsburgh tourism agency until it details contributions linked to the mayor's appearance on "Undercover Boss," a move the mayor is calling a "cheap political stunt."
The video of two Japanese hostages being held by the Islamic State group seems, like past IS videos, taken in an arid, desert setting. But suspicions are emerging that the message was not prepared outdoors at all.
The man at the piano in the lobby of the Langham Huntington Hotel is playing a medley of familiar tunes. Along with a couple of Broadway musical numbers, he's belting out bits of some of the best-known numbers from Disney animated offerings.
History's "Sons of Liberty" (9-11 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) plays like a contemporary action movie, complete with modern profanity, a rooftop chase and scruffy sexy Sam Adams (Ben Barnes, "The Chronicles of Narnia") as its swashbuckling hero.
Someday, when the dust settles on the turbulent, game-changing history of early 21st-century media - at that far-off point when the use of jargon like "game-changing" is met swiftly, and by decree, with a light prison sentence - let's hope this small, tossed-off moment is not forgotten: On Jan. 11, 2015, during their opening monologue at the normally boozy and irrelevant Golden Globe Awards, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler pretended they didn't have enough time to recognize the TV people in attendance and led the audience in a call-and-response: "When we say, 'Movies,' you say, 'Awesome!' ..."
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