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Jagger and Scorsese strum up rock 'n' roll's 'Game of Thrones'

Paris - The 1970s may have been the decade that fashion forgot, but Martin Scorsese believes that was because the world was too busy with drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll to care.

'Spotlight' and diversity winners at SAG Awards

Los Angeles - "Spotlight," a drama about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, landed the top prize at the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards that also saw black actors score major wins.

Making a Murderer: 5 important updates about Steven Avery case

You finished Netflix's hit documentary series Making a Murderer and are now hungry for the latest Steven Avery news. Below are five important updates, and note they may contain spoilers for those who haven't finished watching the doc.

Panasonic's transparent TV disappears when you wave at it

As part of its demonstrations during CES 2016 last week, Panasonic unveiled a new television that goes completely transparent at the wave of a hand. The TV can effectively disappear from view, revealing whatever is positioned behind it.

Sets from UK's 'Jekyll and Hyde' sent to Calais as refugee housing

London - Sets built for British television show "Jekyll and Hyde" have been shipped to the Calais "Jungle" as shelters for migrants and refugees after the series was cancelled, its creator has announced.

Bill Cosby: From beloved TV patriarch to pariah

Los Angeles - A celebrity's fall from grace is always ugly, but that of Bill Cosby -- a once-beloved comedian who broke barriers by bringing a black TV family into white living rooms -- is a true gut punch to America.

Bill Cosby appears in US court on sexual assault charge

US comedian Bill Cosby appeared in a Pennsylvania court on Wednesday to face a sexual assault charge over an incident that took place in 2004 -- the first criminal charge filed against the actor after dozens of women claimed abuse.

Review: Doctor Who Christmas special delights Special

This year's Doctor Who Christmas special served up plenty of action and the probable final meeting between the Doctor and the character River Song. Warning: this review contains spoilers.

Jail term for man who stormed Dutch TV raised to 40 months

Den Haag - A man who stormed a Dutch national television studio earlier this year brandishing a fake gun and demanding airtime saw his jail term increased to 40 months on Tuesday.

Fads and phases: TV's bid to make you buy the 'Next Big Thing'

Over the past few years, televisions have changed to include new display types, online streaming and party-trick features such as 3D. Much of this has yet to see widespread adoption though, raising the question of what we're looking for in a TV.

Bill Cosby sues seven sex assault accusers

New York - Disgraced TV icon Bill Cosby, who allegedly used his celebrity over the years to sexually assault more than 50 women, has filed a defamation suit against seven of his accusers, his attorney said.

Two dead in MTV helicopter crash in Argentina

Buenos Aires - At least two people were killed when a helicopter being used by film crew with the American television channel MTV crashed into a lake in western Argentina, officials said.

A chat with actor Tony Roberts about his new autobiography Special

The 76-year-old New Yorker, best known for the six Woody Allen films in which he appeared, recently published his life story. Digital Journal spoke to him ahead of the official launch in a few days' time.

Russian TV host reveals HIV-positive status live on air

Moscow - A well-known Russian television host announced live on air that he is HIV-positive, an unprecedented revelation in a country with rising infection rates but where HIV/AIDS remains a largely taboo subject.

Sky to 'set TV free' with an all-new range of set-top boxes

European TV provider Sky has unveiled an all-new range of set-top boxes and mobile apps that combine to create a "whole new way of watching TV." The service is supposed to seamlessly blend live and on-demand content.

Charlie Sheen reveals he is HIV-positive

Washington - US actor Charlie Sheen, as well known for his on-screen work as his off-screen debauchery with drugs, booze and prostitutes, revealed Tuesday he is HIV-positive -- and paid millions of dollars in hush money.

Ex 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson, BBC sued by punched producer

London - A television producer who was punched by former "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson is suing him and the BBC for racial discrimination, the broadcaster reported Friday.

Op-Ed: Why ESPN layoffs are just the beginning

ESPN just announced it will have to layoff somewhere in the range of 300 people. This layoff is not an aberation, but the start of a trend for what is coming in the paid television industry.

Supersized Kazakhs battle to drop pounds in hit TV show

Almaty - Gulmira Jumagulova, a 125-kilogramme (275-pound) contestant on a popular Kazakhstan fat camp reality show, is still haunted by the words of a boyfriend who dumped her mid-pregnancy."He told me 'I could never introduce you to my relatives.

Op-Ed: Republican front-runner challenges party line on Sept. 11

Washington - Say what you want about Donald Trump, and there always seems to be plenty to say, the front-runner for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination is — to his credit — forcing all candidates to face important national issues they'd rather avoid.

Dozens of major websites crash all at once

San Francisco - Dozens of major websites including Netflix, Uber and the BBC went down simultaneously in some areas of the United States, but were soon up again in most cases.

Model files sexual assault suit against Bill Cosby

Los Angeles - A 25-year-old model filed a lawsuit against disgraced US comedian Bill Cosby alleging he sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008.

MacGyver is coming back to television

CBS is working on bring the show MacGyver back to television. The director of Furious 7, James Wan, will serve as executive producer of the series.

Samsung accused of 'having its own Volkswagen scandal' with TVs

An independent report has accused Samsung of doctoring energy efficiency tests for televisions in a similar manner to Volkswagen's cheating of diesel emissions tests. Samsung denies the claims which say the TVs can detect when they are being tested.

Jon Hamm, Viola Davis win best drama actor Emmys

Los Angeles - Jon Hamm won his first Emmy, taking home the prize for best actor in a drama series for his portrayal of seductive, mysterious 1960s ad man Don Draper on "Mad Men.

Amazon's 'Transparent' wins big as Emmys open

Los Angeles - Amazon won big for its dark transgender comedy "Transparent" as the Emmy Awards opened Sunday -- a breakthrough for the online retail giant in its bid to catch up with streaming pioneer Netflix.

2015 Emmys: 'Game of Thrones' top drama and 'Veep' takes comedy

Los Angeles - UPDATE: Tracy Morgan made his first appearance since his accident and presented the last award of the evening. He was understated when he said "thank you," and thanked to his wife, he is "still here."

Amazon's new Fire TV goes head-to-head with Apple TV, costs $100

Not content with just unveiling tablets today, Amazon has also announced two new additions to its Fire TV range. The new model features support for 4K Ultra HD videos and a 75 percent performance increase in a package designed to rival the Apple TV.

Clinton: Trump campaign is 'amazing'

New York - Hillary Clinton ventured into the playful but politically appealing world of after-hours US TV on Wednesday night and could not help but talk about, who else? The Donald.

'Game of Thrones' takes eight early Emmys; HBO grabs 29

Los Angeles - The 67th Emmy Awards will be handed Sept. 20. But, many winners were announced at a gala last night (Sept. 12) in downtown Los Angeles
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