2 August 2015

Bobby Brown's sister vows family feud is just beginning

R&B singer Bobby Brown hugs an unidentified woman after a funeral service for his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Alpharetta, Ga. Bobbi Kristina, the only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Bobby Brown's sister vowed the family feud was "far from over" between their family and the late Whitney Houston's kin during the memorial service for her niece, Bobbi Kristina Brown.


1 August 2015

Veteran actress to step into Valerie Harper's role in play

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2011, file photo, Brenda Vaccaro arrives at the premiere of "The Lady" during AFI FEST 2011 in Los Angeles. Vaccaro will replace Valerie Harper in a play in Maine after the TV actress became ill before a performance and was hospitalized briefly. The Ogunquit Playhouse said in a release Saturday night, Aug. 1, 2015, that the Academy Award-nominated Vaccaro will step into the role of Millicent Winter in the production of “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” which playing through Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)OGUNQUIT, Maine (AP) — Performer Brenda Vaccaro will replace Valerie Harper in a play in Maine as Harper recovers from an illness and brief hospitalization.


1 August 2015

'Downton' producer open to possibility of big-screen film

From left, Penelope Wilton, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael and Joanne Froggatt attend the 'Downton Abbey' cast photo call during the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here's a roundup of news Saturday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs:


1 August 2015

At 93, TV producer Lear seeks to keep pushing boundaries

Television writer and producer Norman Lear, the subject of an "American Masters" documentary that will air on PBS in 2016, poses for a portrait during the 2015 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Veteran TV producer Norman Lear of "All in the Family" fame is looking ahead to his next groundbreaking series.


1 August 2015

Rapper arrested after encouraging fans to jump barricades

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials say rapper Travis Scott is facing disorderly conduct charges after encouraging fans to jump over security barricades during his performance at Lollapalooza.

1 August 2015

'Downton' producer doesn't shut door on big-screen film

Hugh Bonneville, a cast member in the PBS television series "Downton Abbey," poses for a portrait during the 2015 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — With "Downton Abbey" coming to an end, its executive producer is offering hope that a follow-up movie is at least a possibility.


1 August 2015

'Downton Abbey' to get a float in the 2016 Rose Bowl parade

From left, Penelope Wilton, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael and Joanne Froggatt attend the 'Downton Abbey' cast photo call during the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Maggie Smith's character on "Downton Abbey" might find the pomp and circumstance uncomfortable, but the PBS show is getting its own float in the Rose Parade, two days before the premiere of its sixth and final season on Jan. 3.


1 August 2015

Bobby Brown, family mourn the late Bobbi Kristina at funeral

R&B singer Bobby Brown leaves a funeral service for his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Alpharetta, Ga. Bobbi Kristina, the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — R&B singer Bobby Brown emerged from the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky.


1 August 2015

Dr. Dre announces release of first album in 15 years

FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2015, file photo, Dr. Dre performs at HOT 97's "The Tip Off" at Madison Square Garden in New York. Hip hop super-producer Dr. Dre said Saturday, Aug. 1, that he is going to release his first album in 15 years. Dre said on his radio show, Dr. Dre's The Pharmacy, that "Compton a Soundtrack by Dr. Dre" will be available Aug. 7. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)PHOENIX (AP) — Hip hop super-producer Dr. Dre says the wait is finally over — he's going to release his first album in 15 years.


1 August 2015

Correction: TV-MSNBC-Shows Canceled story

This undated image released by MSNBC shows Ed Schultz, host of "The Ed Show." MSNBC said Thursday that it is canceling three of its afternoon programs, part of a network-wide shift to a straight news focus during the daytime hours. Hour-long programs hosted by Ed Schultz at 5 p.m. Eastern and Alex Wagner at 4 p.m. were both axed, as was "The Cycle," a roundtable that aired at 3 p.m. with hosts Ari Melber, Toure, Abby Huntsman and Krystal Ball. (Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 30 about MSNBC canceling 3 daytime shows, The Associated Press implied that Ari Melber was named the network's chief legal correspondent last week. He was named to the position in April.