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CNN rules ratings on opening night of Democratic convention

CNN had the largest prime-time audience on the first night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, but all three cable news networks saw ratings rise over 2012 levels. Around 29 million viewers watched the speakers featured in the 10 to 11:30 p.m. EDT time slot at the convention in Philadelphia,...

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  • Democrats' starry roster gets mixed reviews on social media

    Democrats' starry roster gets mixed reviews on social media

    When it comes to star power at the national political conventions this month, there seems to be a clear winner: the Democrats. Let’s just compare the lineups. Republicans: Former “General Hospital” actor Antonio Sabato Jr., “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson and “Happy Days” vet Scott Baio. And...

  • Marni Nixon, whose singing gave voice to Hollywood's leading ladies, dies at 86 

    Marni Nixon, whose singing gave voice to Hollywood's leading ladies, dies at 86 

    Hollywood voice double Marni Nixon, whose singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as “West Side Story,” “The King and I” and “My Fair Lady,” has died. She was 86.  Michael Kirsten, senior vice president of Nixon's talent agency, Harden-Curtis Associates,...

  • Queens of Comic-Con: Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel and other ladies who ruled the Con

    Queens of Comic-Con: Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel and other ladies who ruled the Con

    It only took 75 years, but Wonder Woman is finally getting her moment in the spotlight. And as far as Comic-Con 2016 was concerned, she wasn’t the only one.  The original warrior princess got a lot of love at this year’s festivities, buoyed by excitement for 2017’s “Wonder Woman” film, which revealed...

  • Watch every trailer that premiered at Comic-Con 2016

    Watch every trailer that premiered at Comic-Con 2016

    San Diego’s Comic-Con 2016 debuted trailers for several upcoming television series and movies. From DC Comics’ “Wonder Woman,” to Oliver Stone’s drama thriller “Snowden,” take a gander at a jam-packed list of trailers, teasers and sneak peeks below. Just in case you missed anything.  ‘Wonder Woman’...

  • China box office: Jackie Chan's ‘Skiptrace’ leaps to top spot

    China box office: Jackie Chan's ‘Skiptrace’ leaps to top spot

    The Jackie Chan-Johnny Knoxville action-comedy “Skiptrace” leaped to the top of the Chinese box office last week, taking in $62.8 million in its first four days in theaters. The debut surpassed that of Chan’s last blockbuster, the 2015 period action film “Dragon Blade,” co-starring John Cusak and...

  • Make it eight: Adele adds two more nights to Staples Center gigs

    Make it eight: Adele adds two more nights to Staples Center gigs

    Make it eight. Pop singer Adele has booked two more shows to her extended series of concerts at Staples Center in August, adding to her already slotted six sold-out gigs. The new dates are on Aug. 20 and Aug. 21.  The artist has been touring for much of the year in support of her 2015 album, “25,” after...

  • Drake, Britney Spears, U2 and more to play the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas

    Drake, Britney Spears, U2 and more to play the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas

    The lineup for the annual iHeartRadio Music Festival has been announced, and for the sixth year in a row it will feature some of the most heavily rotated musicians on the FM radio dial, including U2, Drake, Britney Spears, Twenty One Pilots, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt and others.  The festival...

  • At least 30 arrested at Guns N' Roses concert in New Jersey

    At least 30 arrested at Guns N' Roses concert in New Jersey

    At least 30 people have been arrested at a Guns N' Roses concert in New Jersey, including a woman accused of assaulting police, according to officials.  The arrests occurred at Saturday night's show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, officials said. Investigators say 30-year-old Kimberly Goodman...

  • AMC makes final $1.2 billion bid for Carmike Cinemas

    AMC makes final $1.2 billion bid for Carmike Cinemas

    Chinese-owned theater chain AMC Entertainment has boosted its offer to buy rival Carmike Cinemas, in a move to keep the closely watched deal from falling apart.  Leawood, Kan.-based AMC agreed on Monday to pay $33.06 a share for Columbus, Ga.-headquartered Carmike, a 10% increase from what the...

  • With new music festival Panorama, Goldenvoice pushes east

    With new music festival Panorama, Goldenvoice pushes east

    Several times during his politically charged set at the Panorama music festival Saturday night, Kendrick Lamar referred favorably to the host city. “New York started some of my most dedicated fans,” he said at one point, to raucous cheers. “Do you agree?"‎ The Compton  rapper, who once controversially...

  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Rizzoli & Isles' on TNT

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Rizzoli & Isles' on TNT

    SERIES The Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher is down to her last three choices among the men who have tried to win her heart. 8 p.m. ABC So You Think You Can Dance The unscripted competition continues as the top nine dancers perform before judges Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo, Nigel Lythgoe and Maddie Ziegler....

  • Stephanie Edwards and local news stations honored with Los Angeles-area Emmys

    Stephanie Edwards and local news stations honored with Los Angeles-area Emmys

    The Los Angeles area Emmy Awards honored local television news outlets Saturday night with nearly 50 awards for their coverage over the last year. During the event, which was held at the Television Academy’s new Saban Media Center, local icon and television host Stephanie Edwards was also honored...

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