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UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017

Climate change a character in Discovery’s ‘Deadliest Catch’

The waters off Alaska that provide the livelihood for the show’s real-life stars warmed by a dramatic 4 degrees in one year. The cold water-loving crab is depleted in the …


UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017

Comcast said to plan online rival to Netflix using hit NBC shows

Comcast plans to introduce an online video service offering hit shows from its NBCUniversal TV networks in the next 12 to 18 months, an effort to compete with rivals Netflix …


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017

Don Rickles, lightning-fast launcher of comic insults, dies at 90

Don Rickles, the irrepressible master of the comic insult whose humor was a fast-paced, high-volume litany of mockery in which members of his audience were the (usually) willing victims of …


Review: Black Violin’s mash up of classical and hip-hop entertaining for all ages

“The point of our show is breaking stereotypes and thinking outside of the box,” Black Violin’s Kev Marcus said. “We wanted to be professional violinists but wanted to wear fitted …


Around the remote: ‘Prison Break’ comes back to life for nine-episode reboot

When we last left “Prison Break” nearly eight years ago, Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) was presumed dead, leaving his wife, Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies), to raise their baby son alone. …


Review: ‘13 Reasons Why’ is Netflix’s newest must-see series

Perhaps you’ve heard: High school is treacherous place. Students are ruthless to one another. Hormones are bad-behavior accelerants. And adults? Utterly clueless.


Where to wet your whistle as Gonzaga plays in the Final Four

Local sports bars will be opening up as early as 7 a.m. Saturday to usher in fans hoping to catch the Bulldogs earn their first Final Four victory.


Not so fast: Phelps participating in Shark Week this summer

It’s not immediately clear what Phelps will be doing, although Discovery President Rich Ross said Tuesday he’s intrigued about seeing the fastest human swimmer interact with nature’s fastest. Perhaps Phelps …


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017

‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins’ next project? ‘The Underground Railroad’

Amazon announced Monday that it will develop the TV series, with Jenkins writing and directing the adaptation of the 2016 National Book Award winner. Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad” is …


Adele’s ‘Hello’ may mean goodbye to touring

Earlier in the month, the superstar singer and songwriter confirmed to a Brisbane, Australia, audience that she had tied the knot with longtime partner Simon Konecki, and at a Sunday …


Around the remote: ‘Bones’ bids farewell after 12 seasons and 370 corpses

After 12 seasons, 246 episodes and 370 corpses, “Bones,” the longest-running drama in Fox history, bids farewell.


Netflix re-ups with Sandler, plan 4 more films together

As part of a previous four-movie deal, Sandler has already produced and starred in two films for Netflix. While neither “Ridiculous 6” nor “The Do-Over” received anything close to good …


‘Gong Show’ creator Chuck Barris dies at 87

Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included “The Dating Game,” “The Newlywed Game” and that infamous factory of cheese, “The Gong Show,” has died. He was 87.


UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017

The space between like and love, as seen on Netflix’s ‘Love’

“Love” is highly aware of the fragility of early relationships, when two people are not committed to each other but pondering it. Even in the best moments, on the best …


UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017

The film is ‘CHIPS’ and ‘CHiPs’ TV fans are poised to hate it

Fans of the original “CHiPs,” still widely seen in reruns and on DVD, have been posting angry messages all over the internet since the first trailers for the R-rated action …


Tomi Lahren’s nightly show pulled for a week after her abortion comments

Amid a conservative backlash over Tomi Lahren’s explanation on why she is “pro-choice,” the conservative commentator’s show has reportedly been pulled off air for the week, the Blaze confirmed. Lahren, …


Cosby wants jury pool prescreened for bias before trial

Bill Cosby’s lawyers hope to prescreen potential jurors to weed out those with opinions about the sex-assault case before jury selection begins in earnest.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017

Leadership change at Comcast cable as CEO Smit changes role

Comcast’s cable unit is switching up its leadership ranks, with longtime executive Dave Watson taking over for Neil Smit as CEO.


Around the remote: Lucious’, Cookie’s new projects get fireworks going in ‘Empire’

As the hip-hop drama “Empire” returns from its lengthy hiatus, Lucious and Cookie dig in for their biggest war yet.


Celebrity Focus: How Hollywood’s top stylist got Sarah Paulson out of sweats

Fresh off her SAG, Golden Globe and Emmy Award wins for playing Marcia Clark in “American Crime Story,” Sarah Paulson is celebrating the woman who put together all those red …


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017

Charismatic Pineda leads Journey through the greatest hits at the Arena

As soon as the lights dimmed Thursday night in the Spokane Arena, the entire audience rose to its feet, with many on the floor bouncing from foot to foot in …


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017

Boot, wheelbarrow, thimble ousted from Monopoly board game

The boot has been booted, the wheelbarrow has been wheeled out, and the thimble got the thumbs down in the latest version of the board game Monopoly. In their place …


Comedian, impersonator Pablo Francisco to try out new material in Spokane

The famously frenetic comic is performing Sunday night at the Spokane Comedy Club to gear up for a new hourlong special, his first since 2011.


Rosamund Pike has been preparing for career all her life

Rosamund Pike’s philosophy of acting is that it’s a process of observing what it means to be human. That way of thinking came in very handy as she tackled the …


‘You’ll Be Back’ – Brian d’Arcy James returns to ‘Hamilton’

The first King George III from “Hamilton” is ready to put on his crown again.


Amazon says it’s open to pushing content through cable boxes

Amazon.com Inc., the e-commerce giant that’s shaking up the entertainment industry, says it’s open to pursuing deals to stream content through cable operators’ set-top boxes, much like Netflix has done …


Robert Osborne, a Hollywood classic on his own

He was the nicest, most humble TV star I ever got to know, and call a friend, and his humility, I suspect, came easy because he knew his material.


Pete Davidson, the ‘SNL’ comic famous for weed jokes, announces he is sober ‘for the first time in 8 years’

“I’m a pothead, but that’s not the joke,” wunderkind Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live” told Rolling Stone last year while discussing how he felt pigeonholed into making jokes about …


Laverne Cox is cast as ex-con in ABC buddy-cop comedy pilot

Variety and Deadline report that Cox will star on “The Trustee” as ex-con Amanda Jones alongside Meaghan Rath. “The Walking Dead” star Michael Cudlitz will play a police captain on …


Bey’s Babies: Beyoncé shares photos of growing baby bump

The singer, who is expecting twins with husband Jay Z, shared photos on her