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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ at the Fox on Sept. 29; Las Vegas residency begins in January

No tea, no shade, but shantay, they’re staying! Fresh on the heels of a “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour 2019” date at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox …

Networks sue Locast, a service that streams TV for free

The country’s biggest TV networks – ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox – have sued Locast, a streaming service that transmits their broadcasts for free, in federal court in New York.

100 years ago in Spokane: Father of woman dubbed Spokane’s ‘mystery girl’ says she suffered from mental illness following meningitis

Spokane’s “mystery girl” was not, as previously suspected, Lillian Davis, a criminal fugitive from California.

XFL reaches multiyear agreement with ESPN and Fox

The XFL, which will have a franchise in Seattle, reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports on Monday to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced …

Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business, putting “Cinderella,” “The Simpsons,” “Star Wars” and “Dr. Strange” under one corporate roof.

Actor in Fox’s ‘Rent’ is injured and the show wasn’t live

One of the stars of the live broadcast of the musical “Rent” on Fox was injured during a rehearsal Saturday, forcing the producers to use pre-recorded material Sunday night.

Fox begins digital service for people who want more opinion

The new streaming service Fox Nation that launches Tuesday is aimed at people who don’t think Fox News Channel offers enough opinion.

Disney-Fox deal gets China’s approval

Walt Disney Co. said it has received unconditional approval from Chinese regulators for its blockbuster deal to buy much of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc., clearing another key hurdle …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Fox News doesn’t condone Hannity appearance with Trump

Fox News said Tuesday that it has addressed the “unfortunate distraction” of Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro speaking at President Trump’s campaign rally in Missouri the night before, and that …

Lachlan Murdoch says Megyn Kelly is not returning to Fox News

Apparently you can’t go home again at Fox News Channel.

Gonzaga releases full television schedule for regular season

Gonzaga on Monday announced its full television schedule for the upcoming men’s basketball season.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Former Trump aide Hope Hicks to work at Fox company

President Donald Trump’s former communications chief Hope Hicks has been hired as communications director at the newly revamped Fox company.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018

Lowe, Timberlake, Cannon involved in new TV game shows

Rob Lowe, Justin Timberlake and Nick Cannon are getting into the game-show business.

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018

Shareholders approve Disney’s $73.1B acquisition of Fox entertainment

Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox’s entertainment division is one step closer after shareholders overwhelmingly approved the deal Friday.

Swift foxes, considered locally extinct for decades in Montana, are making a comeback

Tiny, shy and nocturnal, swift foxes have stealthily invaded pockets of Montana where they haven’t been seen for almost a century. Or maybe folks just weren’t looking for them and …

Comcast drops Fox bid, paving way for sale to Disney

Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox’s entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind “The Simpsons” and X-Men.

UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018

Disney-Comcast battle for Fox dominates Sun Valley gathering

Media and tech titans turned up in good spirits at the billionaire’s summer camp at the Sun Valley Resort in Idaho, even though the U.S. just started a trade war …

Trump in talks with Bill Shine for press job

President Donald Trump is expected to name former Fox News executive Bill Shine as director of White House press and communications.

Comcast challenges Disney with $65B bid for Fox

Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox’s entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company.

UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018

Gonzaga alum captures dramatic video of aerial battle between a fox and an eagle

Normally any story involving a rabbit, a fox and an eagle comes with a heavy dose of morality and a life lesson or two.

Suzanne Scott promoted to chief executive of Fox News

Suzanne Scott has been been elevated to chief executive officer of Fox News, the company announced Thursday.

Mostly American World Cup announcers for Fox despite no U.S.

Fox’s World Cup debut will have an American accent, even though the United States failed to qualify for the soccer tournament. And four of the six broadcast crews will call …

Newsmax hires former Fox executive to run TV operations

Newsmax on Monday hired a former Fox News Channel executive to run its television operation, a sign that the media company is looking to become more competitive with the network …

‘Reefer Madness’ returns to Spokane April 7

Irony is a primary component of humor. And that may be especially true of cannabis humor.

UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018

Trump is staffing – or casting– from Fox

President Donald Trump’s favorite TV network is increasingly serving as a West Wing casting call, as the president reshapes his administration with camera-ready personalities.

AP source: Fox gets Thursday night football for 5 years, $3B

Fox and the NFL have agreed to a five-year deal for Thursday night football games. Those games previously were televised by CBS and NBC, two of the league’s other network …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018

Gretchen Carlson named chairwoman of Miss America organization

Former Fox News Channel anchor and 1989 Miss America Gretchen Carlson was named chairwoman of the Miss America Organization’s board of directors Monday, and three other past pageant winners will …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017

Fox seeks to quell uproar over Rupert Murdoch’s comments about sexual harassment

21st Century Fox on Saturday sought to tamp down a furor over Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch’s comments that downplayed the magnitude of the sexual harassment scandal that has roiled Fox …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

Disney-Fox deal expected to get close antitrust scrutiny

Walt Disney Co.’s proposed takeover of 21st Century Fox is likely to raise thorny regulatory concerns at a time when the Justice Department has been putting media mergers and acquisitions …

Comcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with Fox

Citing a Comcast statement, the Wall Street Journal reported that the cable company is no longer in discussions to buy pieces of 21st Century Fox . That could open the …