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Al Franken and David Letterman collaborate on climate change video series

David Letterman joins Sen. Al Franken for video series on the politics and science of climate change.

Jay-Z announces ‘4:44’ tour kicking off in October

NEW YORK – Jay-Z will bring his latest album to life when he hits the road this fall. The rap icon announced the “4:44” tour Monday, which kicks off Oct. …

National Archives to honor Tom Hanks for his ‘illumination of the American story’

Two things you might not know about A-list actor Tom Hanks: He collects antique typewriters, and he describes himself as a “geek.” According to U.S. Archivist David Ferriero, that’s enough …

A film claims to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart’s fate

The photo is haunting. Among a number of figures gathered on a dock, the fuzzy image seems to be that of a woman, her back to the camera, gazing at …

Around the remote: Fireworks specials light up the Fourth of July

Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for July 2-8

Around the remote: Season finale for riveting, frigid, crime saga ‘Fargo,’

We’ve witnessed an Emmy-worthy, dual-role performance by Ewan McGregor, along with all the delirious mayhem and unfathomable “pinheadery” we can handle. Now, Season 3 of the riveting snow-capped crime saga …

Bill Cosby trial shocker: Defense rests after just 6 minutes

Bill Cosby’s attorneys raced through a startlingly brief, six-minute defense Monday, bringing to a close testimony in one of the most high-profile criminal cases in recent American history.

Cosby jurors hear his worry about being seen as ‘dirty old man’

A Montgomery County detective finished presenting excerpts of Bill Cosby’s lurid 2005 deposition testimony to jurors Friday, but one portion was notably absent: the 79-year-old entertainer’s statements that he used …

UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017

Sirius XM buys stake in music streaming site Pandora

Online music service Pandora is selling a nearly 20 percent stake to satellite radio company Siriuus XM for $480 million as part of moves aimed at raising cash to help …

Diane Keaton talks mom & dad, gratitude ahead of AFI honor

When Diane Keaton accepts the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award this week, she’ll say it’s all because of her mom, dad and Woody Allen.

UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017

Doug Clark: The force returned to Spokane’s Michael Runyan last week

“May the Force Be With You.” Michael Runyan stared and puzzled over those six words that have now become as recognizable as the Pledge of Allegiance.

UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017

‘Big Bang Theory’ star shares her wisdom in ‘Girling Up’

Mayim Bialik plays smart on TV’s “The Big Bang Theory” and is smart in real life, with a Ph.D. in neuroscience as evidence. She joins her intelligence with experience in …

Around the remote: Weird, wild world of ‘Twin Peaks’ returns

It’s the TV event of the season. More than two decades after it left the air, David Lynch’s trippy, twisty horror-soap returns in the form of an 18-episode series.

Secrets about the Chinese Theatre’s famous cement footprints

Film fans have been sizing themselves up against the stars in front of Hollywood’s Chinese Theatre for decades, but its world-famous collection of celebrity footprints in cement began by chance.

UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017

Judge confirms Prince’s six siblings as heirs to his estate

A judge confirmed Prince’s six siblings to be his rightful heirs in a ruling released Friday, bringing them a big step closer to collecting their shares of the music legend’s …

‘Twin Peaks’: Too weird the first time; weird enough now?

Shrouded in secrecy, the David Lynch-Mark Frost reboot of the their 1990s cult classic certainly has TV fans curious and a high bar to clear.

On sale: Marcus King, Pickwick, Josh Turner coming to town

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

Around the remote: Robert De Niro a ‘Wizard’ in HBO biopic on Bernie Madoff

Robert De Niro brings his epic talent to television in a film about disgraced financier Bernie Madoff, who orchestrated one of the largest frauds in U.S. history and sent thousands …

How Charlie Hunnam talked his way into being King Arthur

Charlie Hunnam says he convinced director Guy Ritchie to cast him as King Arthur after the two bonded over marijuana – talking about it, not indulging in it.

7 reasons to love Chance the Rapper

Chart positions, album and ticket sales and Grammy Awards seem less significant, though, compared with the other ways Chance has gained widespread success. Here are seven reasons to take the …

On sale: Kenny Rogers, Reverend Horton Heat, Carbon Leaf

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

New backers lure Steve Jobs opera to Seattle, San Francisco

A techno-infused opera about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has earned the financial backing of opera companies in San Francisco and Seattle, ensuring the musical meditation on the …

UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017

The music of Bloomsday: Along the course, bands compete to spur runners on

This may not be Philadelphia and you may not feel like Sylvester Stallone in his fighting prime when you make the second-to-last turn in Bloomsday on to Broadway Avenue. But …

Around the remote: Charles Barkley hosts discussions about race

In this two-night, four-episode special, Charles Barkely travels the country to explore the hot-button topic of race from different angles and engage in “thoughtful but spirited dialogue” with a diverse …

UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017

Is this Jimmy Kimmel’s defining moment?

Of all the late-night comedians – including ones who consistently make Trump the target of brutally biting jokes – it’s Jimmy Kimmel who thus far has had the most influence …

Doug Clark: Bring back ‘The Ghosting’ for one awfully good night

“The Ghosting” is the best so-awful-it’s-wonderful movie ever made in Spokane.

Hollywood writers, producers reach deal; strike averted

A tentative deal was reached between screenwriters and producers Tuesday, averting a strike that could have crippled TV and film production and inflicted harm on the wider California economy.

For Elisabeth Moss, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ was a waiting game

Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 book, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which premieres Wednesday, takes place in the former United States, where a far-right Christian sect has taken over every aspect …

Around the remote: National Geographic explores Einstein in miniseries

Geoffrey Rush stars as Albert Einstein in “Genius,” a 10-episode miniseries on the National Geographic Channel.

UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017

Like his ‘Veep’ character, Reid Scott has been fired – a lot

Reid Scott says he can relate to Dan Egan, the character he plays on HBO’s “Veep” – a cocky, selfish political insider who gets fired as much as he’s hired.