'The Partridge Family' star and singer David Cassidy hospitalized
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer and actor David Cassidy, a 1970s teen heartthrob who starred in "The Partridge Family" television show, entered a hospital this week for treatment of liver failure, his spokeswoman said on Saturday.
Exclusive: Qualcomm set to win conditional Japanese antitrust okay for NXP deal - source
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm
is set to win “imminent” Japanese antitrust clearance for its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors and gain Europe’s approval by the end of the year with slight tweaks to its concessions, a person familiar with the matter said.
Verizon close to announcing digital streaming deal with NFL: Bloomberg
(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc, no. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, is close to a new deal with the National Football League for digital streaming rights, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
TV Review: Lifetime's 'I Am Elizabeth Smart'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Do you want it to stop?" Elizabeth Smart asks. She is facing the camera directly, making eye contact. We are listening to the sound of her being raped for the first time -- in Lifetime's dramatization of her 9-month abduction, starring Alana Boden as Smart and Skeet Ulrich as kidnapper and rapist Brian David Mitchell.
Teen angst plus super powers collide in 'Runaways'
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Brian K. Vaughan was approached by Marvel Comics to write a comic book to bring in new readers, he hit on the idea of "Runaways," the story of a diverse group of teenage friends whose bond grows stronger when they make a gruesome discovery.
Diddy, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, Charlie Walk to Judge Fox's 'The Four'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - New Fox singing competition show "The Four: Battle for Stardom" has locked in its judges' panel. The network announced today that Sean "Diddy" Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor and music executive Charlie Walk will make up the "Four," which premieres on Jan. 4.
Buyers circle suddenly attractive U.S. media companies
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All of a sudden, it seems, everybody wants to own a U.S. media company.
Ben Affleck on Harvey Weinstein: 'I Knew He Was Sleazy'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Ben Affleck sat down Friday morning with Savannah Guthrie on the "Today" show, where he discussed the sexual misconduct scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein, who was instrumental in launching his career.
'Nashville' to End After Upcoming Season 6 on CMT
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Nashville" is coming to an end for the second time.
Netflix's Marvel antihero 'The Punisher' explores the toll of violence
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Frank Castle, the vigilante sniper assassin at the center of Netflix Inc's new Marvel series "The Punisher," is neither a hero nor a villain. He is a man in pain.
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