Stars fill the stage as Stephen Colbert closes his 'Report'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stephen Colbert filed his final "Colbert Report" on Thursday, bidding farewell to his popular cable television show with the help of scores of celebrities who crowded onto the stage for a rousing sendoff to the tune of "We'll Meet Again."

Actress Audra McDonald to appear in Billie Holiday show on HBO

Six-time Tony-award winning singer and actress Audra McDonald will reprise her role as legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in the hit Broadway show "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" in a special for HBO, the cable network said on Wednesday.

NBC anchor Brian Williams renews contract: network

Brian Williams, anchor of the "NBC Nightly News" for the past decade, has renewed his contract and will continue to lead the newscast and serve as managing editor, NBC said on Monday.

DreamWorks to launch family TV channel in Asia

DreamWorks Animation SKG <DWA.O> said it plans to launch a 24-hour family-oriented television channel in 19 Asian countries during the second half of 2015 as part of its effort to expand television production and distribution.

Tongue in cheek, Obama displaces comedian Colbert on popular show

President Barack Obama slipped into the role of late night talk show host on Monday, nudging Stephen Colbert away from his perch during an appearance on the comedian's satirical program and poking fun at himself in the process.

James Franco pokes fun at Sony computer hacking scandal on SNL

Just days after a massive hacking attack on employees at Sony's Hollywood studio, distributor of the new James Franco comedy about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the actor wasted no time as host of "Saturday Night Live" and mined the situation for all it was worth.

Not all magic and fairy dust for live TV production of Peter Pan

More than 9 million people tuned in to watch a high-flying Allison Williams as Peter Pan and a tap-dancing Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in a live television production of the classic musical that drew mixed reactions from fans and critics.

Garth Brooks cancels TV appearances amid Ferguson unrest

Country music star Garth Brooks canceled scheduled media appearances this week, saying it would be in poor taste to promote his comeback album during national protests after a grand jury did not indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

MTV reality star Ryan Knight found dead at 28 in Wisconsin

Ryan Knight, a former star on MTV show "Real World: New Orleans," has been found dead at a friend's home in Wisconsin after complaining about stomach issues, police said on Friday. He was 28.

Actress Rachel McAdams added to HBO's 'True Detective' cast

Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly have joined the cast for the second season of HBO crime thriller "True Detective," the premium cable network said on Monday.