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Human Rights Campaign to honor Christina Aguilera

The nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization is honoring Christina Aguilera with its Ally for Equality award


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

’Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek says he has pancreatic cancer

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek says he has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer


Adam Levine says he expected controversy surrounding Maroon 5’s Super Bowl halftime performance

Maroon 5’s performance comes amid calls for Maroon 5 to back out of the gig out of support for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began protests of …


Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stations

The nation’s largest owner of television stations launched a free, ad-supported streaming service Wednesday drawing on local news, sports and other programs from the 191 TV stations it owns in …


What to watch for at this Sunday’s Golden Globes

Sunday’s Golden Globes has dramatic movies in comedy-musical categories, song-stuffed ones in drama categories and a host that may win an award, too.


Golden Globes nominations deliver a big boost to ‘Vice,’ plus early Oscar front-runners ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Green Book’

Nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning, offering the first major indication of where this year’s awards-season winds may be blowing. Some movies expected to …


‘Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!’ celebrates 20 years

NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” officially celebrated its 20th anniversary last month, a milestone that was marked with an intellectual, refined evening befitting public radio … oh, who’s …


On sale: The symphony, Carrie Underwood, Kris Kristofferson and Penn & Teller among the shows on sale this week

Our weekly roundup of new shows going on sale in the next 7 days.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

TAG movie based on Gonzaga Prep students premieres in Spokane

Six of the 10 men whose 30 years of elaborate strategies, betrayals and friendships inspired the movie “Tag” gathered in the NorthTown Mall cinema in Spokane for the premiere of …


Summer concerts: Warmer weather means it’s time to enjoy music al fresco

The Park Bench Cafe at Manito Park kicks off its outdoor music season tonight. The folks at Arbor Crest have been at it for a few weeks now with their …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

Royal wedding: Where to watch online and on TV

The day has almost arrived: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot Saturday in the royal-family-and-“Suits” mash-up we never knew we needed. Here’s everything you need to know …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Spokane filmmaker Andrew Hyatt sees storytelling opportunities in the Bible

Andrew Hyatt couldn’t get in to see his own movie at River Park Square’s AMC Theater this past weekend. Hyatt, who lives in Spokane, is the writer and director of …


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 9:58 a.m.

Keri Russell loves ‘The Americans’ but ready to say farewell

“As a woman, these kind of characters are just rare,” Russell, 42, says. “For Elizabeth, it’s more than just being single-minded. To me, it’s such a feminist role. She is …


Rising star: Auli’i Cravalho’s finds similarities, differences with her character on ‘Rise’

It’s been a whirlwind 16 months for Auli’i Cravalho. She exploded out of obscurity at the end of 2016 when her Disney animated film, “Moana,” opened. It was the Hawaii …


Actress Jenifer Lewis embraces her bipolar self

Character actress Jenifer Lewis has played the hilarious, take-no-prisoners grandmother Ruby Johnson to great acclaim for 3


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 10:24 a.m.

Former Spokane TV anchor gets split-second appearance in Super Bowl ad

Spokanites who regularly tune in to local TV news may get a jolt of deja vu this Super Bowl Sunday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 10:12 a.m.

Moving pictures: A brief history of Spokane’s movie theaters

Before the turn of the 20th century, Spokane had numerous theaters for live shows.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 4:35 p.m.

‘Black Lightning’ delivers a jolt of reality to CW’s superhero lineup

The new year isn’t even a month old, and a new superhero is charging onto the scene, smashing into the jam-packed universe already occupied by Superman, Batman, Thor, Wonder Woman …


Around the remote: ‘American Crime Story’ delves into Versace murder

After a mesmerizing look back at the O.J. Simpson murder case, this anthology series from prolific producer Ryan Murphy turns its attention to the 1997 murder of fashion icon Gianni …


Sterling K. Brown: Award-winning actor and devoted family man

The morning after making history as the first black man to win a Golden Globe Award for lead actor in a TV drama, Sterling K. Brown fulfilled an acceptance speech …


Stream on Demand: Letterman returns to TV with monthly Netflix show

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.


Around the remote: Meyers hosts 75th Golden Globes

Normally, this celebration of the year’s best movies and TV shows is a fun, free-wheeling and booze-filled bash. But as Hollywood continues to be rocked by claims of sexual harassment …


Seth Meyers ready to be celebratory and serious at Globes

Seth Meyers regularly blends bad news with comedy on his nightly talk show, but as the host of Sunday’s Golden Globes, he has the unenviable task of setting the tone …


Angela Bassett’s new action role in ‘9-1-1’ shows us ‘what 59 can look like’

Angela Bassett turns 60 this year and she’s determined to act her age. So she’ll be starting the year getting shot at and assaulted by bad guys, and defending herself …


Netflix greenlights ‘Bright’ sequel, Smith to return as star

Despite scathing reviews from critics, Netflix has greenlit a sequel to “Bright,” with star Will Smith and director David Ayer expected to return.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 9:34 a.m.

Bing Crosby, David Bowie teamed up 40 years ago for a strange, enduring Christmas medley

The sweater-clad septuagenarian joined with the rocker known to the world as Ziggy Stardust for a collaboration in 1977. Five weeks later, Crosby was dead of a heart attack, and …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 11:53 a.m.

Stream on demand: The Crown returns to Netflix

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 12:25 p.m.

Stream on Demand: Amazon’s ‘Mrs. Maisel’ offers the flip side of ‘Mad Men’

What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.


U.S. Pavilion plans with temporary shade structure, no permanent cover approved by Spokane park officials

Park planners have signed off on a $16.5 million construction plan for the new U.S. Pavilion that will include temporary overhead shading for events in the summer. Critics said their …


Around the remote: Annual parade highlights holiday TV

Strike up the bands. Our day of gastronomical gluttony just wouldn’t be the same without the massive procession in Manhattan, with its fancy floats, cheerleaders, clowns, celebrities and bloated balloons …