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NBC's Tokyo Olympics viewership gets off to rough start

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC Universal is still waiting to see if there will be a surge of interest in viewership for the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Durin... continue reading
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Singer Luke Combs pays for funerals of 3 who died after show

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Country singer Luke Combs is paying the funeral expenses of three young men who saw him perform at a Michigan music fe... continue reading
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LeVar Burton: 'Jeopardy!' host gig began 'scary,' ended fun

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeVar Burton’s quest to become the new host of “Jeopardy!” has been a confident, upbeat effort by the ac... continue reading
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NBC estimates 17 million in US saw opening of Tokyo Olympics

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC says an estimated 17 million people in the United States saw the opening of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. That's a 36% de... continue reading
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Country star Morgan Wallen addresses his use of racial slur

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In his first interview in six months, disgraced country star Morgan Wallen said it was ignorant of him to use a racia... continue reading
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Taylor leaves ESPN after failing to reach contract extension

Maria Taylor is leaving ESPN after the two sides were unable to reach an agreement on a contract extension. Taylor has been with ESPN since 2014. H... continue reading
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IndyCar inks new NBC Sports deal, 2 races to run on Peacock

IndyCar has signed a multi-year extension with NBC Sports that guarantees a majority of the racing schedule will air on its main NBC channel. The o... continue reading
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‘Space Jam’ dunks on ‘Black Widow’ to take box office No. 1

“Black Widow” ceded its No. 1 spot to an unlikely foe in only its second week in theaters: The Tune Squad. LeBron James, Bugs Bunny and... continue reading
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Video games coming to Netflix? Latest hiring offers a clue

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Netflix has hired veteran video game executive Mike Verdu, signaling the video streaming service is poised to expand... continue reading
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WWE leaves virtual reality behind in 1st tour since 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — WWE is ready to hit the road and start a summer tour this weekend in Texas. WWE has held only one live show since March 2... continue reading
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Plenty at stake for NBC as COVID Olympics opening looms

NEW YORK (AP) — In a perfect world for NBC Universal, Americans will soon be buzzing about the Olympics performance of Simone Biles, Gabby Th... continue reading
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Can't watch fireworks at home? Millions choose NBC

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 8 million television viewers took in NBC's coverage of the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks on Sunday. About 5 milli... continue reading
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Former Fox, NBC star Megyn Kelly lines up SiriusXM talk show

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Fox News and NBC star Megyn Kelly will start a live weekday talk show on SiriusXM in September, building on a successf... continue reading
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All Universal films coming to Peacock starting in 2022

The streaming service Peacock is ramping up its offerings with a new deal with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. The companies said Tuesday tha... continue reading
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Regulator halts Iowa amusement ride after accident kills boy

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A regulator has ordered an Iowa amusement park not to restart a popular water ride pending an investigation into a boa... continue reading
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ESPN takes Nichols off NBA Finals duty after leaked comments

PHOENIX (AP) — ESPN has replaced Rachel Nichols as its sideline reporter for the NBA Finals following a report detailing critical comments sh... continue reading
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Las Vegas is bouncing back, but the virus is on the rise too

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fifteen months after the pandemic transformed Las Vegas from flamboyant spectacle to ghost town, Sin City is back. Tourists ... continue reading
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Actor Will Smith pays for July 4 fireworks in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fireworks are returning to New Orleans on Independence Day thanks to actor Will Smith. City officials say Smith is picking... continue reading
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'Voice' stars Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton wed in Oklahoma

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — “The Voice” coaches Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton celebrated their nuptials over the Fourth of July holi... continue reading
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Former Fox, NBC star Megyn Kelly lines up SiriusXM talk show

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Fox News and NBC star Megyn Kelly will start a live weekday talk show on SiriusXM in September, building on a successf... continue reading
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Meghan McCain says she's quitting 'The View' in late July

NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative firebrand Meghan McCain says that she's quitting ABC's daytime talk show ‘The View’ after four years... continue reading
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Watch what you like on streaming -- assuming you can find it

As streaming services proliferate, it’s becoming more of a challenge to track down your favorite TV shows and blockbuster movies when streami... continue reading
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The top 10 movies on the Apple Store

Movies US charts: 1. Nobody 2. Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train 3. The Misfits 4. The Courier (2021) 5. The Hitman&rsquo... continue reading
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'America's Got Talent' tops TV's Nielsen ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — There was plenty of competition across the television dial last week — the NBA conference finals, Olympic trials and ev... continue reading
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Chris Pratt rises to a blockbuster challenge: Originality

Chris Pratt may be a loyal star of two of the biggest movie franchises of the moment, between Marvel and “Jurassic World,” but even he ... continue reading