Folake Olowofoyeku hearts life in the television comedy lane

NEW YORK (AP) — Folake (Foh-LOCK-ay) Olowofoyeku (Oh-LOW-oh-woo-foy-eh-koo) became an actress against the wishes of her parents who wanted her to have a career in law. Her Nigerian p...

Actress Jessica Hecht's Emmy night comes down to the dress

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Hecht, the "Special" actress, inherited at least a couple of things from her mother: "I'm lucky to be sample size. My mother gave me many gifts and this was a very specific one...

Did you lose Downton Abbey in the British fog? Catch up here

NEW YORK (AP) — Does it feel like forever since we lost the style, splendor and scandals of "Downton Abbey?" Well, dust off your jewels and put up the kettle because the twists and t...

Bandwagon builds for LGBTQ diversity on children's TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Wilson Cruz, a co-star in the new Hulu animated children's series "The Bravest Knight," describes the show's dad couple this way: "We're not explaining homosexuality, or same-gender se...

'Orange is the New Black' leaves legacy for women of color

NEW YORK (AP) — Corrupt overseers, dilapidated conditions and brutality. Those are just a few of the prison issues "Orange is the New Black" took on as it turned one white woman's story of her unlikel...

Race, power, drive: Elaine Welteroth shares all in new book

NEW YORK (AP) — When she was about to graduate from college, Elaine Welteroth came up with a life plan: She'd hit the top of a magazine masthead, then move into TV, books, film and beyond. ...

Khloe Kardashian bestie Malika Haqq fierce on cheating front

NEW YORK (AP) — Who's the best wing woman on the planet? That would be Malika Haqq. The Khloe Kardashian bestie has taken to social media amid a swirl of rumors that Tristan Thompson...

Adam Levine's Super Bowl nipple reveal prompts backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — First, critics panned Maroon 5's Super Bowl halftime performance. Then social media folks went full-on snark over Adam Levine's throw pillow-like tank top design. Then he peeled off th...

Ta-ta 2018, keep your chicken coops and, yes, the Floss

NEW YORK (AP) — Keep your backyard chicken coops, dear 2018, and your vampire facials, too. And the stiff-arm Floss dance? Stomp it out in the new year. Among other things we're over...

Doo doo doo doo doo doo: 'Baby Shark' bites into the culture

NEW YORK (AP) — In the wise words of James Corden, there comes along a song every so often that defines a generation. Doo doo doo doo doo doo. The late-night TV hos...

Netflix docu-series 'Dogs' lovingly serves up the human bond

NEW YORK (AP) — In these heated and oft-difficult times, do we need dogs more than ever? Do we need to rescue them, let them run free, accept their precious help with our most trying...

Coming clean: Public embrace for celeb addicts offers hope

NEW YORK (AP) — More celebrities than ever before are going public with their addiction struggles. The momentum in sharing their journeys hasn't been lost on those in the trenches of the recovery move...

Eagles' Joe Walsh tells his addiction story at gala evening

NEW YORK (AP) — Eagles band member Joe Walsh and his wife, Marjorie Walsh, have been honored by the nonprofit Facing Addiction with NCADD for their support of the recovery movement. ...

Score! Scrabble dictionary adds 'OK,' 'ew' to official play

NEW YORK (AP) — Scrabble players, time to rethink your game because 300 new words are coming your way, including some long-awaited gems: OK and ew, to name a few. Merriam-Webster rel...

Wendy Williams' new hot topic: Helping substance abusers

NEW YORK (AP) — Talk show diva Wendy Williams feels lucky to be alive after more than a decade of cocaine abuse and now wants to help others be present in their own lives. Williams h...