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#MeToo personal for 'Handmaid's Tale' costume designer

New York - From the United States to Argentina, by way of Ireland and Poland, the red habit and white bonnet synonymous with "The Handmaid's Tale" have become a powerful symbol of the #MeToo movement.

Chef Jamie Oliver slams TV bosses over junk food ads

Cannes - Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver slammed his own bosses Monday in an extraordinary attack on their defence of junk food advertising on television.

First kids' TV show about sexual harassment being made: Italian broadcaster

Cannes - The world's first children's television series about sexual harassment will be screened next year, its Italian makers told AFP Saturday.

Danish sub killer investigation to be made into docudrama

Copenhagen - The investigation into the murder of a Swedish journalist onboard Danish inventor Peter Madsen's homemade submarine is to be turned into a television series by a screenwriter of the hit Nordic noir show "Borgen", the production company said on Thursday...

Comcast faces continued doubts over wisdom of Sky purchase

New York - As it prepares to take control of British telecommunications company Sky following a tense, months-long bidding war, American cable giant Comcast faces continued doubts about its strategy for content and technology -- and whether it will pay off.

'House arrest' drama and others test boundaries in Russia

Moscow - Russian courts are sometimes described as a theatre of the absurd, but it is television and cinema that have recently pushed political boundaries with their depictions of trials on screen.

Camila Cabello leads in nominations for MTV Europe Music Awards

New York - US singer Camila Cabello leads in nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, according to a list released Thursday.

Cosby sent to prison for three to 10 years

Norristown - Disgraced television icon Bill Cosby was handcuffed and taken into custody Tuesday to begin a minimum three-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago.

Meet Maria Menounos: Cookbook author, TV host, lifestyle expert Special

Greek-American cookbook author, television host, and lifestyle expert, Maria Menounos chatted with Digital Journal about her latest projects, which include Home Chef.

Bert and Ernie a 'loving couple' says 'Sesame Street' writer, before backtracking

Washington - Bert and Ernie of "Sesame Street" may only be puppets, but that hasn't stopped audiences from speculating over the years that the two roommates might be more than just best friends.

'Game of Thrones' takes top prize at surprising Emmys

Los Angeles - HBO's record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience.

Five things to watch for on Emmys night

Los Angeles - Hollywood's A-listers will don their black-tie best on Monday for the 70th Emmy Awards, which honor the best in television.

Moonves leaves CBS over sexual misconduct claims

New York - US television giant CBS announced Sunday the immediate departure of powerful CEO Leslie Moonves, one of the biggest scalps in the #MeToo era, following a slew of escalating sexual misconduct allegations.

Belgium presenter's tearful plea on racist attacks goes viral

Apo - A black woman who presents the weather forecast on a Belgium public broadcaster posted an emotional video Thursday which quickly went viral calling out the torrent of racist abuse she has received since appearing on television.

Belgian TV presenter arrested over armed robbery

Apo - One of Belgium's top football TV presenters has been arrested as part of a police probe into a series of armed robberies, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Turkey to block Periscope during live football broadcasts

Ankara - A Turkish court on Saturday ruled to block the live video-streaming service Periscope during top flight football matches, following a demand from the company with the exclusive rights to broadcast the games.

YouTube launches first series in Spanish, starring Gael Garcia Bernal

New York - Online video platform YouTube announced Friday plans to launch several series in Spanish for the first time, one of which will feature Mexican movie star Gael Garcia Bernal.

Berlusconi sinks nationalist pick to run Italy state broadcaster

Rome - The nomination of a nationalist conspiracy theorist to head state broadcaster RAI was rejected Wednesday after Silvio Berlusconi led parliamentary opposition to a candidate proposed by the media magnate's supposed political allies.

CBS weighs Moonves suspension over assault claims: report

San Francisco - CBS directors are weighing whether chairman and chief executive Leslie Moonves should step aside as the US television network investigates claims he sexually harassed women, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

CBS titan Moonves accused of sexual misconduct

New York - A bombshell article published in The New Yorker on Friday accused CBS chairman and chief executive, Leslie Moonves, of sexual misconduct stretching back decades and painted a broader picture of similar behavior within the most watched US television net...

CBS titan Moonves accused of sexual misconduct

New York - A bombshell article published in The New Yorker on Friday accused CBS chairman and chief executive, Leslie Moonves, of sexual misconduct stretching back decades and painted a broader picture of similar behavior within America's most watched television ...

US host's gibe over 'African-ness' of World Cup victors sparks wider debate

Washington - A light-hearted quip about a soccer team has sparked a serious debate about identity politics and the merits of France's "colorblind" republican model versus American multiculturalism.

US host spars with French envoy over 'African-ness' of World Cup champs

Washington - The host of America's late-night TV program "The Daily Show" has drawn the ire of France's ambassador to the US after joking that "Africa won the World Cup.

Netflix shares dive as subscriber growth misses mark

San Francisco - Netflix shares plunged Monday after the leading streaming television service said subscriber growth fell short of expectations in the recently ended quarter.Membership in the quarter grew 5.

Fire engulfs celebrated TV drama set in Istanbul: official

Istanbul - A celebrated outdoor film set in Istanbul, used in a number of top-rating Turkish soap dramas, caught fire on Friday but there were no casualties, local officials said.

Broadcasters are World Cup losers owing to piracy trend in Africa

Libreville - Blaise has a beer in his hand, he's in front of a TV screen showing the World Cup, and the smile on his face suggests life doesn't get much better than this.

UK TV star Alan Sugar accused of racism over World Cup tweet

London - British businessman turned BBC TV star Alan Sugar came under fire Wednesday after tweeting a picture of the Senegal national football team with the caption "I recognise some of these guys from the beach in Marbella".

Preach! Indonesia's got Ramadan talent

Jakarta - It's a make or break moment for Indonesian high schooler Puteri Ara and her hijab-clad friends as they rap about religious tolerance to a cheering TV studio audience.

France bans 'big screen' zones for World Cup over terror fears

Paris - The threat of terrorist attacks in France has put paid to fans' hopes of watching the World Cup on big screens in public spaces, France's ministry for the interior announced Tuesday.

Celebrity chef Mario Batali accused of sexual assault: report

New York - Already accused of sexual harassment and groping, US celebrity chef Mario Batali now faces allegations that he sexually assaulted impaired women at a New York restaurant, CBS television's "60 Minutes" reported Sunday.
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