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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Uber CEO walks back comment on Saudi writer’s slaying

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is being criticized for calling the murder of a Washington Post columnist “a mistake” and comparing it to the death of a pedestrian struck by one …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Ten highlights from Washington State’s appearance on HBO 24/7 College Football

The all-access show offers behind-the-scenes looks at various team meetings, invades the house of quarterback Anthony Gordon, running back Max Borghi and linebacker Hank Pladson, tags along with the wide …


No sunshine and cupcakes: After filming trio of top-20 teams, HBO will give authentic look at struggling Washington State

Few people residing in Pullman have benefited from Washington State’s three-game losing streak, the sudden departure of a high-profile defensive coordinator or the dramatic twists that have emerged from both …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

HBO announces “24/7 College Football” program featuring Washington State, three other programs

After much speculation, HBO has announced it will spotlight Washington State and three other schools, Arizona State, Penn State and Florida, in a college football all-access series that will air …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

Washington State announces deal with HBO to bring ‘Hard Knocks’-type show to campus

It’s official: Washington State’s football program will be spotlighted in an HBO program this fall modeled after the network’s “Hard Knocks” documentary series.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Practice report from Day 13 of Washington State preseason camp: HBO cameras descend on Martin Stadium

A daily fall practice update from The Spokesman-Review’s Washington State beat writer, Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR). We set the scene, list the day’s important notes, highlight one big play, pick the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Cougars believe HBO “Hard Knocks” could have both positive, negative ramifications at Washington State

Washington State and its notoriously polarizing coach, Mike Leach, could be the subjects of a new HBO program modeled around the network’s popular “Hard Knocks” documentary series.


Illegal or just immoral? Film explores texting suicide case

Michelle Carter sent her suicidal boyfriend countless text messages encouraging him to follow through on his plan to take his own life until he actually did. Two years after Carter …


‘Chernobyl’ creator urges visitors to be respectful after viral (and misleading) tweet

“It’s wonderful that #ChernobylHBO has inspired a wave of tourism to the Zone of Exclusion,” Mazin tweeted on Tuesday. “But yes, I’ve seen the photos going around.


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019

Raiders picked to be featured on ‘Hard Knocks’

Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden will be a TV star once again. HBO announced that the Raiders will be featured on the network’s “Hard Knocks” show in training camp this …


The ‘Game of Thrones’ finale didn’t answer all of our questions: Here are 13 things still bothering us

Warning: This contains many spoilers covering the entirety of “Game of Thrones.” We have finally come to the end: Winter has come and gone, the watch is over (sort of) …


I know you’re mad at the show. But ‘Game of Thrones’ is still one of the best epic fantasies ever.

When Daenerys Targaryen went full Mad Queen on our television screens last week – and I found myself screaming on my couch, furiously scrolling on my phone as she blazed …


‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 premiere draws 17.4 million viewers to HBO

Nielsen data showed that the program – the first of the series’ final six episodes – was seen by 11.8 million viewers who watched on the premium cable network in …


‘Game of Thrones’ review: Like a dragon joyride, season opener thrills

Forget winter. The Great War is coming. Armies are marching. Evil queens are scheming. There is no time to waste. The end is near, just five episodes away.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

HBO has elaborate, sneaky ways of keeping ‘Game of Thrones’ secrets

HBO’s ironclad battle against spoilers has often bordered on the absurd, but it’s difficult to deny that the show has been about as leakproof as the Mueller investigation.


Making the case: Spokane resident Asia McClain Chapman participates in HBO’s ‘The Case Against Adnan Syed’

McClain Chapman was a classmate of Adnan Syed and the late Hae Min Lee, who was the subject of the “Serial” podcast.


Military experience fortified actor Alexander Skarsgard for what was to come

Born into an acting family – his father is the well-known Stellan Skarsgard – Alexander Skarsgard found himself in a couple of movies before he hit puberty. It was not …


HBO channels, now controlled by AT&T, are yanked off Dish Network

Dish Network customers, including those who subscribe to SlingTV, have lost access to HBO channels and Cinemax – months after AT&T gained control of HBO’s parent company – in the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018

Knock, knock: Browns there; team set for HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’

The Cleveland Browns are becoming summer TV stars. The team has agreed to appear on HBO’s award-winning “Hard Knocks” series, which gives NFL fans a behind-the-scenes look into a team’s …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018

“Paterno” movie a polarizing story with unanswered questions

“Paterno” aims to tell the polarizing story of a legend’s fall, when the most essential question can never be answered. The HBO movie directed by Barry Levinson debuts Saturday, April …


Graceland opens vault for Elvis documentary to air on HBO

“Elvis Presley: The Searcher,” a two-part, three-hour documentary, will premiere April 14 on HBO.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

Judge dismisses coal company suit against HBO’s John Oliver

A West Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by coal company Murray Energy against HBO host John Oliver.


Stream on demand: ‘Seven Seconds’ drops on Netflix

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


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018

Oliver relishes being able to do show without restrictions

HBO’s John Oliver so relished being able to trash AT&T’s cell phone service that he can’t imagine doing “Last Week Tonight” under corporate restrictions.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017

HBO cuts ties with Russell Simmons amid second allegation

HBO distanced itself from Russell Simmons and scrubbed his name from a stand-up comedy series he helped produce on the eve of its debut following a second sexual misconduct allegation.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017

Iran-based hacker charged with trying to extort HBO over stolen episodes, scripts

An Iran-based hacker plotted to extort HBO out of $6 million by threatening to release stolen episodes and scripts of hit shows, such as “Game of Thrones,” at one point …


‘Game of Thrones’ cast gets no scripts, star says

According to Coster-Waldau, security for this final “Game of Thrones” season is the tightest yet. Actors in each scene are equipped with earpieces and are fed their dialogue to deliver, …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017

Hanford becomes comical punching bag for HBO’s John Oliver

Just days after Energy Secretary Rick Perry made his first trip to the Hanford nuclear reservation, HBO’s John Oliver used the polluted nuclear site as a satirical punching bag for …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017

Leaked email shows HBO negotiating with hackers

Hackers released an email from HBO in which the company expressed willingness to pay them $250,000 as part of a negotiation over electronic data swiped from HBO’s servers.


Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

A group of hackers posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday, and demanded a multimillion-dollar ransom from the network to prevent the release of entire television series …