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Jim Nabors, who made cheery Gomer Pyle a TV icon, dies at 87

NEW YORK — Jim Nabors made good on his last name when he brought Gomer Pyle to “The Andy Griffith Show.” His big-hearted, ever-cheery gas-pump jockey was a neighbourly fit in the easygoing town of Mayberry. But when Gomer enlisted in the Marines for five TV seasons, he truly blossomed. So did the actor who …

David Cassidy: A rocking romancer to millions of young fans

NEW YORK — David Cassidy could sell the heck out of uncertainty. “I Think I Love You,” the smash hit that in 1970 launched the Partridge Family musical group plus the ABC comedy-with-songs show of the same name, found Cassidy centre stage delivering such lyrics as “I think I love you, so what am I …

Branagh, Friel among winners of International Emmy Awards

NEW YORK — Kenneth Branagh won the International Emmy for Best Actor, while Anna Friel won the Best Actress trophy at the 2017 International Emmy Awards gala Monday night in New York. Branagh and Friel were among 11 winning performers and programs spanning eight countries: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Norway, Turkey, the United Kingdom and …

Harvey Weinstein sues former company over emails, records

NEW YORK — Disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein sued his former company on Thursday, seeking access to emails, his personnel file and other records he contends may exonerate him from multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault. Weinstein’s lawsuit filed Thursday in Delaware seeks access to the records, which Weinstein’s lawyers argue are key to …

Harvey Weinstein sues former company over emails, records

NEW YORK — Disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein sued his former company on Thursday, seeking access to emails, his personnel file and other records he contends may exonerate him from multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault. Weinstein’s lawsuit filed Thursday in Delaware seeks access to the records, which Weinstein’s lawyers argue are key to …

Stephen Colbert: A smooth Emmy host while roughing up Trump

NEW YORK — If President Donald Trump’s ears have been burning thanks to late-night TV, especially “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” they must have positively sizzled Sunday as Colbert hosted the Emmy Awards. Colbert has boosted his own show’s ratings in the Trump Era by keeping the president in his comic cross-hairs. The choice …

Sean Spicer pressed (gently) as ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ guest

NEW YORK — It was a different Sean Spicer who paid a visit to ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday night. This was a smiling, chill Spicer, in marked contrast to the six hot-tempered months he spent as White House Press Secretary, conducting volatile news conferences that were given added heat thanks to Melissa McCarthy’s unsparing …

‘Sopranos’ mobster, veteran actor Frank Vincent dies at 80

NEW YORK — Frank Vincent, a veteran character actor who often played tough guys, including mob boss Phil Leotardo on “The Sopranos,” has died. He was 80. Vincent died peacefully on Wednesday, a statement from his family said. No cause of death was given. Besides Leotardo, the ruthless New York mob boss who frequently clashed …

Shelley Berman, comedian bard of everyday life, has died

NEW YORK — Comedian Shelley Berman, who won gold records and appeared on top television shows in the 1950s and 1960s delivering wry monologues about the annoyances of everyday life, has died. He was 92. Berman died Friday at his home in Bell Canyon, California, from complications from Alzheimer’s disease, according to spokesman Glenn Schwartz. …

‘Game of Thrones’ might spawn new HBO shows, says creator

NEW YORK—HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is in its home stretch. But the game isn’t over for its creator, George R.R. Martin, who is in the thick of planning for potential new series on the network. Posting on his website, Martin shared some tidbits about what any future “GOT”-related shows might, or might not, be. HBO …

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