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Off the radar: Russian TV ignores PM wife's plane scandal

Moscow - Russians posted plane emojis and angry comments on Thursday as journalists and TV stars interviewing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev failed to raise explosive claims over his wife's use of a private jet.

Georgia's independent TV channels allege state pressure

Tbili - Georgia's prominent TV personalities and managers on Wednesday accused the ruling party of seeking to stifle independent media and stepping up pressure on critics ahead of elections next year.

Australian broadcaster and writer Clive James dies aged 80

London - Clive James, the Australian broadcaster, writer, critic and poet who charmed generations of Britons with his humour and wit, has died at the age of 80, his agents said Wednesday.

TV prequel to Polanski's 'Chinatown' in works

New York - The Oscar-winning writer of Roman Polanski's "Chinatown" is working on a television series set before the events of the 1974 movie, a spokeswoman told AFP on Tuesday.

Polish bears face grizzly wake-up during noisy New Year party

Warsaw - Let sleeping bears lie? Not in Poland this New Year's Eve, where a row is brewing over the decision to relocate an annual televised event with fireworks and partying to the slopes of the country's main ski resort -- a hibernation area for the areas.

Review: Regina King delivers superb performance in 'Watchmen' on HBO Special

Oscar-winning actress Regina King ("If Beale Street Could Talk") is superb in the superhero television series "Watchmen" on HBO.

Five men a week: Women spoilt for choice in new TV dating shows

Cannes - Women have never had the stakes stacked more in their favour in the television dating game, with a plethora of new shows turning gender tropes upside down.

Netflix revs up growth as streaming TV war looms

San Francisco - Netflix shares rallied Wednesday after its latest quarterly update showed robust subscriber growth and better-than-expected profits ahead of a major escalation in the streaming television war.

Meet Shannon Beador of 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' Special

Television personality Shannon Beador of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" chatted with Digital Journal about her experience on the show and she opened up about urinary incontinence.

Margaret Atwood unveils sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale'

London - Margaret Atwood released the much-anticipated sequel to her award-winning 1985 novel "The Handmaid's Tale" on Tuesday, with "The Testaments" set to become a similar smash.

Star Wars and Marvel TV shows lead vast Disney streaming lineup

Anaheim - Disney lifted the lid on three live-action Star Wars series for its much-hyped new television streaming service Friday, including Ewan McGregor's return as Obi-Wan Kenobi, as the company revealed a vast lineup for its Netflix rival.

International launch set for Disney+ streaming service

San Francisco - The Walt Disney Company said on Monday its streaming television service will debut in November in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Netherlands.

'Game of Thrones' cast defend final season at Comic-Con

San Diego - The "Game of Thrones" cast leapt to the defense of its much-maligned final season in front of a boisterous crowd at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, blaming the backlash on negative media coverage.

"Don't Panic": Britain and EU trade sitcom jibes

Apo - Britain is due to leave the EU in 15 weeks with or without an agreement on future ties and officials from both sides are trading insults inspired by a 1970s WWII sitcom.

Bad sex and fake fur: Russians trash 'The Last Czars'

Moscow - From awkward sex scenes to cheap-looking robes and a shot of Red Square in 1905 with the Lenin Mausoleum already in place, Russians have found plenty to criticise in Netflix's new series "The Last Czars"."What's wrong with Netflix's 'The Last Czars'?

Bad sex and fake fur: Russians trash Netflix's 'The Last Czars'

Moscow - From awkward sex scenes to cheap-looking robes and a shot of Red Square in 1905 with the Lenin Mausoleum already in place, Russians have found plenty to criticise in Netflix's new series "The Last Czars"."What's wrong with Netflix's 'The Last Czars'?

Rip Torn, 'Larry Sanders Show' star, dead at 88

New York - Oscar-nominated actor Rip Torn, best known for his roles in the cult TV series "The Larry Sanders Show" and the Hollywood blockbuster "Men in Black", died at the age of 88 on Tuesday, his publicist said.

Putin opposes sanctions against Georgia

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he was against imposing sanctions on Georgia after MPs backed economic measures in Russia's latest row with the neighbouring Caucasus country.

Thrilling yarn: tapestry depicts 'Game of Thrones' saga

Belfast - In a Belfast museum, seamstresses are at work depicting gory battles and warring kings in shimmering threads of red and gold -- an epic homage to the TV phenomenon "Game of Thrones".

'Avengers' dominates MTV awards as Larsen honors stunt doubles

Los Angeles - Box office-busting "Avengers: Endgame" dominated the MTV Movie and TV Awards Monday, as "Captain Marvel" star Brie Larsen led tributes to real-life heroines by ceding the spotlight to her stunt doubles.

'I'm no hero' says Chernobyl diver portrayed in hit TV series

Kiev - In the acclaimed US mini-series "Chernobyl", Oleksiy Ananenko is hailed as one of three men who helped avert an even greater disaster after the worst nuclear accident in history.

Netflix gets its game on at E3 with 'Stranger Things'

Los Angeles - Netflix on Wednesday made its first formal appearance at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, showcasing plans for video games based on hit original shows such as "Stranger Things.

Chernobyl TV series reaps praise, criticism in Russia

Moscow - A US-made television series on the Chernobyl nuclear disaster was well-received by Russian audiences, even if some critics accused the makers of distorting the facts to show the Soviet-era authorities in a particularly bad light.

Iran state TV fires managers over 'insult' to Sunnis

Tehran - Iranian state TV has fired two channel managers over a live programme deemed insulting to Sunni Muslims, it said in a statement Sunday.

Virtual Vlad to host new BBC chat show

London - A computer generated Vladimir Putin is to host a comedy chat-show on the BBC, with British political spin doctor Alastair Campbell among those pitting his wits against the Russian leader, the broadcaster announced Wednesday.

Netherlands mulls host city for Eurovision 2020

Den Haag - Several Dutch cities threw their hat in the ring Sunday to host Eurovision 2020 after the Netherlands won this year's glitzy song contest with a stirring power ballad about heartache.

Disney+ streaming service sets November launch

San Francisco - Disney announced Thursday that its video streaming service would launch in the US in November, spotlighting its blockbuster-making studios as it takes on powerhouse Netflix.The company said that after launching in the US on November 12 at $6.

Dubrovnik or King's Landing? Game of Thrones is 'blessing and curse'

Dubrovnik - Shepherding tourists through the arches and towers of Croatia's medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, Ivan Vukovic spends half his time leading tours of a capital that doesn't exist: the fictional King's Landing from "Game of Thrones".

'Game of Thrones' author to discover TV ending to his saga

Los Angeles - "Game of Thrones," the fantasy epic imagined more than 20 years ago by author George R.R. Martin, will have its much-anticipated finale on HBO later this year.

George R.R. Martin: father of 'Game of Thrones'

Paris - George R.R. Martin, the 70-year-old writer behind HBO's blood-spattered epic "Game of Thrones", has created a multitude of fantasy worlds spanning medieval pasts to distant sci-fi futures.
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