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—- Tesla stock is soaring. Madness or visionary investing? DETROIT (AP) — Eight months after it seemed headed for the corporate junkyard, Tesla is now worth more th...

Big names like Marvel, Star Wars as Disney streaming debuts

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney will sprinkle its pixie dust on the streaming arena Tuesday. Its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star War...

Study finds LGBTQ characters hit record high on network TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Pose" and "Batwoman" are among the shows contributing to a surge in LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD. ...

Apple TV Plus joins streaming wars with Oprah but no library

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the streaming wars near a fever pitch and viewers are targeted from every vantage point — Disney Plus has the Marvel and Star Wars brands! HBO Max counters with "Game of Thrones"...

AT&T says HBO Max streaming service to launch in May for $15

AT&T said Tuesday that its HBO Max streaming service will launch in May for $15 a month, joining a crowded field. The company has said HBO Max will become the "workhorse" for its...

HBO orders 10 episodes of 'Game of Thrones' prequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO is green-lighting a new "Game of Thrones" prequel after reportedly canceling another that starred Naomi Watts. The cable channel said Tuesday that it's given a...

Mary J. Blige to star in first of several "Power" spinoffs

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The end of the hit Starz series "Power" is the beginning of several planned spinoffs, the first featuring Mary J. Blige. The Grammy-winning singer and ac...

'One Day At a Time' rescued from cancellation by Pop TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are more days ahead for "One Day at a Time." The CBS Corp.-owned cable channel Pop TV says Thursday it's greenlighted a new season of the reboot canceled by ...

Netflix's first Arabic original sparks backlash on home turf

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Netflix's first Arabic original series has sparked a conservative backlash on its home turf of Jordan. In a Netflix statement, the show's writer Bassel Ghandour ...

Netflix's first Arabic original causes controversy in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Netflix's first Arabic original series, the supernatural teen drama "Jinn," has debuted worldwide with much fanfare, but sparked uproar in Jordan where it is set. ...

1990s drama 'Party of Five' reboot involves deported parents

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A reboot of the 1990s teen drama "Party of Five" will center on a Mexican American family whose parents are deported to Mexico. Disney announced this month t...

Disney, Comcast now Hulu's only owners as AT&T exits

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T has sold its 9.5% share in Hulu back to the streaming TV company, leaving Disney and Comcast as its owners. Hulu said Monday that AT&T sold its stake for...

Oprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple trotted out few details on its long-awaiting streaming service on Monday, but it didn't skimp on high-wattage celebrity. Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Jen...

Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser reunite for 'Mad About You' sequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul and Jamie Buchman are picking up where they left off 20 years ago on "Mad About You." On-demand service Spectrum Originals said Wednesday a limited series wil...

Luke Perry has died at 52 after suffering stroke: publicist

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Perry, who gained instant heartthrob status as wealthy rebel Dylan McKay on "Beverly Hills, 90210," died Monday after suffering a massive stroke, his publicist ...