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Fox Will Revive ‘The X-Files’ As A Six-Episode Event Series

Fox Will Revive ‘The X-Files’ As A Six-Episode Event Series

March 24, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Stephen Battaglio Los Angeles Times (TNS) The truth is still out there. “The X-Files” will be back on Fox as a six-episode event series with its original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, the network announced Tuesday. The short-run revival of one of TV’s most successful sci-fi se...

Theme parks’ Halloween scare tactics becoming frightfully high-tech

Theme parks’ Halloween scare tactics becoming frightfully high-tech

October 1, 2014


Filed under Technology

By Hugo Martín Los Angeles Times (MCT) To re-create a bloody scene from the 1981 horror flick “American Werewolf in London,” crews at Universal Studios Hollywood installed computer-controlled strobe lights behind the walls of a dark maze to simulate the flash of bullets. An actor wearing a rubber ...

Hulu Expands Original Content, Boasts 6 million Hulu Plus Subscribers

Hulu Expands Original Content, Boasts 6 million Hulu Plus Subscribers

July 30, 2014


Filed under Television

By Meredith Blake Los Angeles Times (MCT) NEW YORK — At its upfront presentation Wednesday in New York City, the online streaming service Hulu touted its aggressive expansion into original programming and its continued acquisition of top-rated network and cable series. These expansions come as the ...

Steve Capus, Former NBC News Chief, To Produce ‘CBS Evening News’

Steve Capus, Former NBC News Chief, To Produce ‘CBS Evening News’

May 6, 2014


Filed under Television

By Meg James Los Angeles Times (MCT) Steve Capus, who earned his stripes at NBC News as wingman for anchors Tom Brokaw and Brian Williams, soon will be piloting the cross-town rival “The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.” CBS News announced Tuesday it had hired Capus, former president of N...

Craig Ferguson leaving CBS’ ‘Late Late Show’ in December

Craig Ferguson leaving CBS’ ‘Late Late Show’ in December

April 29, 2014


Filed under Television

By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times (MCT) Craig Ferguson’s nights of dancing with the fake horse are numbered. The Scottish-born host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show” told his studio audience during Monday’s taping that he will leave in December when his current contract expires. “CBS and I ...

Death Toll Climbs To At Least 30 As Deadly Storms Move Through The South

Death Toll Climbs To At Least 30 As Deadly Storms Move Through The South

April 29, 2014


Filed under National, Outdoors

By Michael Muskal Los Angeles Times (MCT) After leaving a trail of death and destruction across at least six states, a series of violent storms that spawned dozens of tornadoes continued to move through the South on Tuesday morning. It was the third day of deadly weather to rip from the Midwest throu...

Stephen Colbert To Host CBS’ ‘Late Show’ After David Letterman Retires

Stephen Colbert To Host CBS’ ‘Late Show’ After David Letterman Retires

April 10, 2014


Filed under Television

By Ryan Faughnder Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Comedian Stephen Colbert will be the next host of “The Late Show.” CBS said Thursday that the “Colbert Report” star will take over hosting duties for the long-running late-night talk franchise when David Letterman retires i...

Barbara Walters Sets Retirement Date From ‘The View’

Barbara Walters Sets Retirement Date From ‘The View’

April 8, 2014


Filed under Television

By Meredith Blake Los Angeles Times (MCT) NEW YORK — Veteran TV journalist Barbara Walters will make her last scheduled appearance on “The View” on May 16, ABC announced Monday. The network will honor Walters’ five decades in broadcasting with a week-long celebration. “The View,” th...

Pharrell Williams Joins ‘The Voice’ As A Coach

Pharrell Williams Joins ‘The Voice’ As A Coach

April 1, 2014


Filed under Television

By Patrick Kevin Day Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Pharrell Williams will be joining the coaching lineup of NBC’s “The Voice” when that reality singing competition show returns in the fall. NBC made the announcement Monday, though the rest of the show’s seventh season coach...

‘Dancing With the Stars’ New Cast Revealed

‘Dancing With the Stars’ New Cast Revealed

March 4, 2014


Filed under Television

By Yvonne Villarreal Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The new crop of celebrity hoofers competing in Season 18 of “Dancing With the Stars” has been revealed. As has become tradition, the unveiling occurred Tuesday morning during “Good Morning America,” with the celebrity cast on...

Eating disorders plague teenage boys, too

Eating disorders plague teenage boys, too

January 30, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

By Emily Alpert Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Bryan Piperno was just 9 years old when he began keeping his secret. The Simi Valley, Calif., youngster tossed out lunches or claimed he ate elsewhere. As he grew older, he started purging after eating. Even after his vomiting lande...

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