• Climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time ‘person of the year’

    MADRID (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to learn she had been named Time’s youngest “Person of the Year,” saying the accolade deserved to be shared by others in the global movement she helped inspire.

  • NFL, NCAA football fuel Fox TV’s win of the prime-time week

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fueled by both college and pro football, Fox won a rare title as champ of the broadcast week among networks.

  • Lizzo claps back with gratitude after twerking controversy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lizzo is going to keep doing Lizzo after social media exploded with fat shaming over her exposed, thong-covered backside as she danced at a Los Angeles Lakers game while the team’s cheerleaders performed to her hit “Juice.”

  • Review: Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ offers a flawed critique

    “Richard Jewell” is a typically strong late-period Clint Eastwood docudrama that balances grand American themes while captivatingly dramatizing the villainization of the Atlanta Olympics bombing hero, only to needlessly tarnish itself with a wanton and unfounded depiction of a female journalist at the center of the 1996 media storm.

  • Adam Sandler on plunging into the Safdies’ ‘Uncut Gems’

    TORONTO (AP) — Adam Sandler was waiting to be thrown into a midtown fountain on Sixth Avenue for a scene in Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Uncut Gems” when he noticed a familiar face on the sidewalk.

  • Newspaper criticizes film’s take on Olympic bombing coverage

    ATLANTA (AP) — After a bomb exploded in a downtown Atlanta park midway through the 1996 Olympics, a security guard initially cast as a hero was recast as a villain virtually overnight. More than 20 years later, a movie to be released later this week, “Richard Jewell,” explores the roles played by law enforcement and the media in the guard’s ordeal.

  • Review: Townshend, Daltrey return to The Who’s rocking ways

    The Who, “WHO” (Interscope)

  • National Spelling Bee will have fewer wild cards next year

    The Scripps National Spelling Bee will have fewer participants next year. Whether it will have fewer champions remains to be seen.

  • The Associated Press picks the top moments on TV from 2019

    NEW YORK (AP) — Many have noticed how fragmented our TV viewing is, with multiple competing streaming services and dozens of channels pulling us in different directions. But the year also saw some jaw-dropping moments that found huge audiences, whether it was a royal interview or a viral alien. The Associated Press has put together a list of the best TV moments in 2019.

  • Broadcast TV shut out of Globe nods, Netflix edges HBO

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globe TV nominations were most striking not for what they included, but what they didn’t: The traditional broadcast networks were completely shut out in all 55 nominations.