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  • Barbara Walters sets May 16 for exit

    Barbara Walters plans to make her final appearance on "The View" on May 16, part of a daylong retirement celebration that will include ABC News naming its New York headquarters after her.

    Later that night, ABC will air a two-hour prime-time special on her career. Walters, who is 84, began in television in 1961 and became the medium's best-known interviewer. She announced last year that she will retire from regular TV appearances.

    April 7, 2014

  • Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

    Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.

    A superstar in his youth, Rooney was Hollywood's top box-office draw in the late 1930s to early 1940s. He epitomized the "show" part of show business, even if the business end sometimes failed him amid money troubles and a seesaw of career tailspins and revivals.

    April 7, 2014

  • 'Captain America' sets April record with $96.2M

    Disney and Marvel could be one of the finest teams around.

    Continuing the success of their superhero franchise, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has set a record as the biggest domestic April release ever. The Disney sequel debuted with $96.2 million, topping the previous record-holder, 2011's "Fast Five," which opened with $86.2 million.

    April 6, 2014

  • Music ACM Awards [Duplicate] Prism of modern country on display NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The new artist of the year category at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards is a primer in Modern Country 101 with three nominees who perfectly capture the genre's 21st century sound. Pop country crooner Brett Eldredge, rowdy

    April 5, 2014 3 Photos

  • Sex, movies and the desperate attempt to shock audiences

    For the past year or two, it seems, movies have become obsessed with sex, continually upping the ante on tone, subject matter and explicitness - and "50 Shades of Grey" hasn't even come out yet.

    April 4, 2014

  • Comic books and race in America go hand in hand

    Comic books haven't always been a place where African-Americans can find characters they relate to. Black comic characters ranged from being barely noticeable and featuring blatantly disrespectful instances, to receiving lessened moments of racism from decade to decade.

    April 4, 2014

  • TV-Discovery-Wallenda [Duplicate] Discovery says Wallenda's next walk is in Chicago NEW YORK -- Nik Wallenda is taking his high-wire act to Chicago for a tightrope walk to be televised this fall on Discovery, part of the network's strategy to entice viewers with live events. Wallenda's walk across the Grand Canyon area of Arizona la

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • 'Good Morning America' says goodbye to Elliott NEW YORK (AP) -- ABC's "Good Morning America" is saying goodbye to Josh Elliott -- minus Josh Elliott. The top-rated morning show paid a brief tribute to its departed news anchor on Thursday's show. Elliott left last weekend for a job at NBC Sports,

    April 4, 2014

  • David Letterman to retire from 'Late Show' in 2015

    David Letterman says he's retiring next year as host of "Late Show."

    During a taping of Thursday's show, Letterman said he has informed his CBS bosses that he will step down in 2015, when his current contract expires.

    He told his audience he expects his departure will be "at least a year or so" from now.

    April 3, 2014

  • news_amazonfiretv.jpg Amazon introduces Fire TV to challenge Apple in living rooms

    Amazon.com Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos is stepping up efforts to win over customers in their living rooms with a $99 TV box for watching digitally delivered shows and movies, challenging Apple's TV device.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

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