‘Svengolie’ horror host Rich Koz gets a Halloween tribute

LOS ANGELES — Rich Koz is keeping the grandly eccentric tradition of the horror movie host alive on MeTV’s “Svengolie” and can count Mark Hamill, Joe Mantegna and, just maybe, Lady Gaga among his fans. But it’s a compliment he received from Rick Baker, a seven-time Oscar winner for special make-up effects, that most gratifies … Read more

‘Crown,’ ‘Interview With the Vampire’ among TV highlights

LOS ANGELES — What’s fall got to do with the fall TV season? Summer had yet to roll up its Labor Day beach blanket when two major series, “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” and “House of the Dragon” arrived. While the broadcast pattern of a strict September-to-May season has been degraded … Read more

Victim’s family to appeal Syed’s release in ‘Serial’ case

BALTIMORE — The family of a young woman who was killed in 1999 will appeal a Baltimore judge’s recent decision to overturn the conviction of Adnan Syed, the man imprisoned for decades for Hae Min Lee’s death, according to an attorney for the family. Syed, whose case was examined in the popular true-crime podcast “Serial,” … Read more

LIV Golf denies report of deal to buy TV time on FS1

Saudi-funded LIV Golf denied a report Tuesday that it was close to a US television deal in which it would buy time to be shown on FS1. Golfweek cited multiple sources it did not identify in saying the agreement is still being finalized. It would go against what Greg Norman, the CEO and commissioner of … Read more

Network nightly newscasts morph, adapt for the streaming age

NEW YORK — For more than half a century, ABC, CBS and NBC have aired evening newscasts each weeknight on television. This fall, the competition has spread to another medium. The launch of John Dickerson’s “CBS News Prime Time” in September means that all three news divisions have unique streaming newscasts at night, a nod … Read more

Meredith Tax, Feminist Author and Activist, Dead at Age 80

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Meredith Tax, a prominent activist and writer of second-wave feminism who challenged herself, her peers and the world at large to rethink long-held ideas about gender, race and class, has died. She was 80. Tax died Sunday, according to her friend Frances Kissling, who did … Read more

Krakow cancels Roger Waters gigs, urges him to visit Ukraine

WARSAW, Poland — The Polish city of Krakow canceled gigs by Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters because of his sympathetic stance toward Russia in its war against Ukraine, a local councilman said Monday, inviting the singer to visit Ukraine with him to see the extent of Russian crimes. Councilman Lukasz Wantuch said the city owns … Read more

Ad-Supported Streaming Is Coming. One Stock to Buy Now.

Text size Redbox’s 36,000 DVD-rental kiosks are now owned by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. Dreamtime One of this year’s most surprising tech deals was the acquisition of the movie-rental kiosk chain Redbox by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment . Don’t let the name fool you: Chicken Soup for the Soul is a … Read more

Fort Worth Foodies Facebook group hits milestone 100,000 members — with big plans ahead

If you’re out of ideas of things to do in Fort Worth, one local author has you covered. Celestina Blok has compiled her top recommendations in her new book, 100 Things to Do in Fort Worth Before You Die. Blok, a third generation Fort Worth native and TCU alumna, has written about Fort Worth for … Read more

Theater Community Unites for Special Anti-Censorship Podcast

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The theater community is banding together for a special podcast to combat censorship that features performances from plays and musicals under threat and appearances by Bryan Cranston, Raúl Esparza, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Richard Kind. The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund’s “Banned Together: An Anti-Censorship Podcast” has … Read more