Television http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23066/all en Al Jazeera buys Current TV, terms undisclosed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/al-jazeera-buys-current-tv-terms-undisclosed <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Qatar-based Al Jazeera news channel said on Wednesday it will buy Current TV, the cable channel founded by Al Gore and business partner Joel Hyatt in 2005, for undisclosed terms.</p> <p>Current, which has battled low viewership, is now distributed in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/united-states">United States</a> with cable or satellite service.</p> Al Gore Al Jazeera Arab Spring Asia CDATA Current TV Joel Hyatt Middle East Qatar Television Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:59:14 +0000 5730981 at http://www.globalpost.com Nancy Pelosi gets gig on '30 Rock' TV finale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/nancy-pelosi-gets-gig-30-rock-tv-finale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Nancy Pelosi will play some comedic hardball with Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey in the series finale of TV comedy "30 Rock," the Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Friday.</p> <p>The Emmy-winning show created by comedienne Fey about the day-to-day life of fictional sketch comedy show will air its final episode on Jan. 31 after seven seasons.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/nancy-pelosi-gets-gig-30-rock-tv-finale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 30 Rock 30 Rock Amy Poehler Entertainment IO Theater Nancy Pelosi Parodies of Sarah Palin Person Career Pilot Quotation Saturday Night Live Saturday Night Live parodies of Sarah Palin Television Tina Fey Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 19:31:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731174 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Downton Abbey' sets PBS record with 7.9 million viewers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/downton-abbey-sets-pbs-record-79-million-viewers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 7 (Reuters) - British period drama "Downton<br /> Abbey" scored rave reviews and a record 7.9 million viewers for<br /> public broadcasting channel PBS as viewers tuned in to watch a<br /> wedding and financial calamity during the award-winning show's<br /> third season U.S. premiere on Sunday.</p> <p>Fans witnessed the wedding of Matthew and Lady Mary Crawley,<br /> after two seasons in which viewers were kept wondering if they<br /> would ever tie the knot.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/downton-abbey-sets-pbs-record-79-million-viewers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CDATA Downton Abbey Masterpiece Theatre Person Career Television Television in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:02:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731555 at http://www.globalpost.com Struggling Fox hopes for better new year in TV ratings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/struggling-fox-hopes-better-new-year-tv-ratings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Fox down 20 percent in 18-49 demographic</p> <p>* Network bottom of big four U.S. networks in total viewers</p> <p>* No news on Britney Spears future with "X Factor"</p> <p>By Jill Serjeant</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly on Tuesday acknowledged that his TV network had struggled to find an audience last season but said he hoped for a better performance going forward.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/struggling-fox-hopes-better-new-year-tv-ratings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Fox Broadcasting Company Human Interest Social Issues Technology Television Television in the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 22:15:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731877 at http://www.globalpost.com A Minute With: 'Glee' star Chris Colfer's 'Lightning' film debut http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/minute-glee-star-chris-colfers-lightning-film-debut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Zorianna Kit</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Chris Colfer, best known for portraying the openly gay Kurt Hummel on the hit musical television series "Glee," will make his feature-film acting and writing debut in dark indie comedy "Struck by Lightning" on Friday.</p> <p>Colfer, 22, plays a high-school student who blackmails the popular kids into contributing to his literary magazine. The film also stars comedienne Rebel Wilson and "Modern Family's" Sarah Hyland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/minute-glee-star-chris-colfers-lightning-film-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Colfer Countertenors Entertainment Television Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732047 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>"Lincoln" leads BAFTA film nominations with 10</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Glee Health Human Interest Lima, Ohio Politics Social Issues Television Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732091 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>"Lincoln" leads BAFTA film nominations with 10</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cinema of the United States Entertainment Environment Film Health Human Interest Politics Social Issues Television Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732346 at http://www.globalpost.com Rosie O'Donnell announces birth of baby daughter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/rosie-odonnell-announces-birth-baby-daughter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Comedian and chat show host Rosie O'Donnell announced the birth of daughter Dakota on Wednesday, her first child with second wife Michelle Rounds.</p> <p>O'Donnell, 50, posted a picture of herself and Rounds with their new arrival to her 587,000 Twitter followers, with the caption, "we r thrilled to announce the arrival of r daughter Dakota."</p> <p>The baby girl is O'Donnell's fifth child.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/rosie-odonnell-announces-birth-baby-daughter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Religion Rosie O'Donnell Rosie O'Donnell Television The Rosie Show Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:45:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732390 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Rosie O'Donnell adopts baby daughter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-rosie-odonnell-adopts-baby-daughter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds adoption details)</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. comedian and chat show host Rosie O'Donnell on Wednesday announced a new addition to her family, with the adoption of baby daughter Dakota.</p> <p>O'Donnell, 50, posted a picture of herself and her second wife Michelle Rounds with the baby to her 587,000 Twitter followers, with the caption, "we r thrilled to announce the arrival of r daughter Dakota."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-rosie-odonnell-adopts-baby-daughter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Religion Rosie O'Donnell Rosie O'Donnell Social Issues Television The Rosie Show Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732422 at http://www.globalpost.com Brash Brit Ricky Gervais turns sweeter in new comedy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/brash-brit-ricky-gervais-turns-sweeter-new-comedy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lisa Richwine</p> <p>PASADENA, Calif., Jan 9 (Reuters) - Ricky Gervais, the brash Briton who built a career on biting satire, is showing off his sweeter side.</p> <p>Gervais stars in "Derek," a comedy he wrote about a man who works in a retirement home filled with many characters in their 80s and 90s.</p> <p>The creator of "The Office" mockumentary said the new program featured flawed characters like the ones that were hallmarks of his earlier works, but was "sweeter."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/brash-brit-ricky-gervais-turns-sweeter-new-comedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people English people Entertainment Human Interest Ricky Gervais Television Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 02:00:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732448 at http://www.globalpost.com Adele to join in Hollywood's Golden Globe party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/adele-join-hollywoods-golden-globe-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Pop star Adele is set to attend the Golden Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills on Sunday in what will be her first public appearance since giving birth to a boy in October.</p> <p>Golden Globe organizers said the 24-year-old British singer would be attending as a nominee, rather than a performer. Her "Skyfall" theme song for the latest James Bond movie is in the running for best original song at the Golden Globes - one of Hollywood's biggest awards shows.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/adele-join-hollywoods-golden-globe-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United States Golden Globe Award Television Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 02:45:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732459 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/reuters-entertainment-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>"Lincoln" leads BAFTA film nominations with 10</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/reuters-entertainment-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Entertainment Human Interest Religion Social Issues Television The Office Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 05:15:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732483 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Lincoln, 'Argo,' Tina Fey, Amy Poehler on Golden Globes menu http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/lincoln-argo-tina-fey-amy-poehler-golden-globes-menu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Presidential movie drama 'Lincoln' leads nominations</p> <p>* Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper expected on red carpet</p> <p>* Golden Globes second-biggest awards show after Oscars</p> <p>By Jill Serjeant</p> <p>BEVERLY HILLS, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Hollywood's biggest stars turn out on Sunday for the 70th Golden Globe Awards, with "Lincoln" and Iran hostage thriller "Argo" in a close race for the top honor, best movie drama.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/lincoln-argo-tina-fey-amy-poehler-golden-globes-menu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United States Entertainment Human Interest IO Theater Social Issues Technology Television Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 15:15:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733817 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Winners in film and television at the Golden Globes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/factbox-winners-film-and-television-at-the-golden-globes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan 13 (Reuters) - The Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out the 70th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday for film and television.</p> <p>Following is a list of winners at the ceremony in Beverly Hills.</p> <p>FILM</p> <p>BEST DRAMA</p> <p>"Argo"</p> <p>BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL</p> <p>"Les Miserables"</p> <p>BEST ACTOR, DRAMA</p> <p>Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/factbox-winners-film-and-television-at-the-golden-globes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United States Entertainment Golden Globe Award Television Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 04:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733994 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Homeland' captures TV drama Globes, 'Girls' gets comedy nods http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/homeland-captures-tv-drama-globes-girls-gets-comedy-nods <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* "Homeland" takes best drama actor, actress</p> <p>* "Girls" creator Lena Dunham wins best comedy actress</p> <p>* "Game Change" reaps awards for portrayal of Sarah Palin</p> <p>By Piya Sinha-Roy</p> <p>BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan 13 (Reuters) - Post 9/11 psychological thriller "Homeland" was the big winner of the Golden Globe awards for television drama on Sunday for the second season running, while brash newcomer "Girls" and its struggling New York 20-somethings took home top comedy honors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/homeland-captures-tv-drama-globes-girls-gets-comedy-nods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest Social Issues Television Television in the United States United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 06:15:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734010 at http://www.globalpost.com