ABC announces ‘The Connors’: A Roseanne spinoff without Roseanne

“Roseanne” will return, but without Roseanne. ABC announced Thursday evening that it’s ordered a 10-episode season of a spinoff called “The Connors” that will premier in the fall. A press release said Roseanne Barr will have no creative or financial involvement with the new show, but the rest of the cast will return. The “Roseanne” show’s reboot was abruptly canceled last month after a racist Tweet from Barr. In response to a comment about former President Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, […]

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Disney raises its bid for Fox to $71 billion

Disney just raised the stakes in the fight for 21st Century Fox. The company sweetened its offer Wednesday — $71.3 billion for Fox’s movie studio, along with Fox’s regional sports networks and cable channels like FX and National Geographic. That’s more than the $65 billion Comcast offered a week ago. Disney had initially bid $52.4 billion for Fox in December. 21st Century Fox is the next big prize as the media industry consolidates to survive against competitors such as Netflix […]

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Disney issues seizure warning for Incredibles 2

Moviegoers seeing Disney’s “Incredibles 2” might notice some health-related warning signs posted regarding the film, which had the biggest box office opening for an animated movie ever. The Pixar movie hit theaters in the United States on Friday. Over the weekend, several fans who saw the flick posted on Twitter that there were some scenes containing flashing lights that could be concerning for people with photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivities. CNN has reached out to Disney for comment. Just a day after those posts […]

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Ellen DeGeneres is coming to Seattle as part of mini-tour this summer

Ellen DeGeneres is heading out on the road for the first time in 15 years. The daytime talk-show host will only be hitting three cities this time around. “I’m doing my first standup shows in 15 years,” DeGeneres posted on social media. “I’m coming to #Seattle, #SanFrancisco and #SanDiego. Come see me.” Her final stop will be at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington where she will film a standup special for Netflix. DeGeneres announced the new special last year on […]

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World’s largest Christmas light maze coming to Seattle’s Safeco Field

SEATTLE — “A world of Christmas wonder awaits!” It may still be spring, but the holidays will be here before we know it. For five weeks in 2018, Enchant will be at Seattle’s Safeco Field — billed as the world’s largest Christmas light maze! “Experience millions of dazzling lights as you explore The World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze, shop in the artisan market for Christmas gifts or celebrate in one of the VIP lounges. Enchant is now inside the ball […]

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North America to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

The United States, Canada and Mexico will jointly host the 2026 World Cup. FIFA member federations voted in favor of the North American bid over Morocco. FIFA promises to publish each voter’s selection. The 2026 World Cup will have 48 teams playing a total of 80 games – 60 are planned in the U.S. and 10 each in Canada and Mexico. All three hosts should get automatic places in the lineup, and each host a game on opening day. Morocco […]

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‘America’s Got Talent’ winner Neal E. Boyd dead at 42

SIKESTON, Mo. – Neal E. Boyd, an opera singer who won NBC’s reality competition series “America’s Got Talent” in 2008, died Sunday, authorities tell CNN. He was 42. Boyd died at his mother’s house in Sikeston, Missouri on Sunday night, according to Scott County Coroner Scott Amick. He had heart failure, kidney failure and liver problems, the coroner said. Boyd won Season 3 of “America’s Got Talent,” earning the favor of judges David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne with […]

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