Hallmark media CEO leaves, month after same-sex ad backlash

The head of Hallmark's media business is leaving the company after 11 years, just a month after its flagship Hallmark Channel faced an outcry over a decision to

Report: Hank Azaria to quit voicing Apu on ‘The Simpsons’

Hank Azaria says he has no plans to continue voicing the character of Apu on “The Simpsons,” according to an industry blog. But that isn’t to

BBC chief Tony Hall to step down amid mounting challenges

BBC Director-General Tony Hall announced Monday that he will step down from the helm of the U.K. broadcaster in six months after seven years in the

Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’

Priyanka Chopra Jonas will star opposite Richard Madden in the U.S. edition of “Citadel,” a drama series to be produced in conjunction with programs from several other countries. “The idea is

Springsteen shows up for son’s swearing-in as firefighter

Bruce Springsteen’s son was sworn in Tuesday as a firefighter with the Jersey City Fire Department, along with 15 others. Sam Springsteen was joined by his famous father and mother, Patti

‘Bullitt’ Mustang sells for $3.74 million at Florida auction

The Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT featured in the film “Bullitt” was sold last week at a Florida auction house for $3.74 million. The

Bye, Ricky Gervais: Poehler, Fey to host 2021 Golden Globes

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will share host duties for the Golden Globes ceremony in 2021. Poehler herself shared the announcement at a TV critics

In a 24/7 food culture, periodic fasting gains followers

On low-carb diets, meat and cheese are OK. On low-fat diets, fruit and oatmeal are fine. With the latest diet trend, no

Flavored vapes may be pulled from US market

President Donald Trump says the federal government will soon announce a new strategy to tackle underage vaping, promising, “We’re going to protect our families, we’re going to protect our children,

Hello, dogo: Two new breeds get the American Kennel Club’s nod

  A powerful Argentine big-game hunter and a sociable French water dog have made the American Kennel Club’s list of recognized breeds. The club announced Tuesday that the barbet and the dogo

Mexico City zoo welcomes second baby giraffe of the year

The Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City is celebrating its second baby giraffe of the year, already as tall as a full-grown human. The female giraffe was unveiled last week after a

UK publishes celebrity home addresses by mistake

British officials have apologized after mistakenly publishing the home addresses of more than 1,000 people who received special honors including singers Elton John and Olivia Newton-John. The list also included Oscar-winning

Newseum hailed free press, but got beaten by free museums

In 2008, the Newseum — a private museum dedicated to exploring modern history as told through the eyes of journalists — opened on prime Washington real

Dancer born with one hand makes Radio City Rockettes history

A dancer born with one hand is the first person with a visible disability ever hired by New York’s famed Radio City Rockettes. “I don’t want to be known as the

Lindsey Vonn goes social with P.K. Subban marriage proposal

Lindsey Vonn popped the question to hockey star P.K. Subban. “Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!! On our 2 year anniversary, in a “non traditional” move, I asked PK to marry

30-plus years of ‘Garfield’ comic strips to sell at auction

Cartoonist Jim Davis is offering up more than 11,000 “Garfield” comic strips hand-drawn on paper in an auction that will stretch into the coming years, with

Murakami holds rare public reading to mark debut anniversary

A monkey that confesses he steals women’s identity cards, causing them to temporarily forget who they are, starred this week as author Haruki Murakami marked 40 years since his debut

Raphael show with famous Madonna paintings opens in Berlin

Berlin is opening the first of three Raphael exhibitions this week as the art world celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance master’s death next year. Five paintings of the Virgin

In reversal, Hallmark will reinstate same-sex marriage ads

The Hallmark Channel, reversing what it called a “wrong decision,” said it will reinstate commercials featuring same-sex couples that it had pulled following a complaint from a

Belgian carnival removed from UNESCO list over racism row

A  famous Belgian carnival was removed from the U.N.’s cultural heritage list on Friday following complaints that its most recent edition contained blatant displays of anti-Semitism.

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