Television

'American Idol' crowns a winner

"American Idol" has named a winner. Down to the final three contestants, Grace Kinstler, Willie Spence and Chayce Beckham, performed for the last time on Sunday's nailbiter. "I can tell you, it's very close at the moment. You can't assume…

'Nomadland' wins best picture at a social distanced Oscars

Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland,” a wistful portrait of itinerant lives on open roads across the American West, won best picture Sunday at the 93rd Academy Awards, where the China-born Zhao became the first woman of color to win best director and a historically diverse group of winners took home awards.

Disney+ unveils 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' cast

The world of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" is taking shape. Disney+ on Monday revealed the cast for the upcoming "special event series" that is set 10 years after the events in "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith." Joining Ewan McGregor and Hayden…

Oscar and Emmy-winning actor Cloris Leachman dies at 94

Cloris Leachman, a character actor whose depth of talent brought her an Oscar for the “The Last Picture Show” and Emmys for her comedic work in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and other TV series, has died. She was 94. Millions of viewers knew her as the self-absorbed neighbor Phyllis in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” She also appeared as the mother of Timmy on the “Lassie” series. She played a frontier prostitute in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” a crime spree family member in “Crazy Mama,” and the infamous Frau Blucher in Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein.”

Sentimental video tribute closes Trebek's final "Jeopardy!"

More than two months after Alex Trebek’s death, fans of “Jeopardy!” finally got the chance to say goodbye. A video tribute to the host closed Friday’s episode of the quiz show, the final one that Trebek taped before pancreatic cancer claimed his life on Nov. 8. The 90-second montage, set to Hugh Jackman singing the song “Once Before I Go,” is a lighthearted and laughter-filled remembrance showing Trebek’s changing look through his 36 years as host. It shows Trebek with moustache and without, dancing and verbally sparring with contestants. It ends with Trebek saying “so long” to viewers through the decades. 

HBO Max and Roku finally reach a deal

New York (CNN Business) -- Christmas came early for Roku users. WarnerMedia reached a deal with Roku on Wednesday that brings HBO Max, the company's nascent streaming service, to Roku devices starting on Thursday. The deal is a significant one…