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  • Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019
This Sept. 8, 2019, file photo shows Afton Williamson attending the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews of "The Rookie" at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Afton Williamson, co-star of the ABC crime series "The Rookie," said she's quitting the show because of sexual harassment and racial discrimination she experienced during the show's first season.

In an Instagram post Sunday, Williamson said that throughout the filming of the show's pilot, "I experienced racial discrimination/racially charged inappropriate comments from the hair department."

Williamson said the treatment worsened when she was sexually harassed by a recurring guest star, bullied by executive producers and ultimately was sexually assaulted by a crew member at a wrap party.

ABC Studios responded later Sunday with a statement, largely referring to its production partners, Entertainment One.

"The allegations involve a production from Entertainment One," the network said. "In late June, eOne made us aware and informed us that they launched an investigation that is ongoing. The safety of working environments is a top More

  • Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019
Jim Carrey participates in the Showtime "Kidding" panel during the Summer 2019 Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- 

Ariana Grande returns to her acting roots with an appearance in Jim Carrey's series "Kidding."

The Grammy-winning singer with the big vocal range guests in season two of the Showtime series that returns on Nov. 3. And yes, she sings.

Carrey told a TV critics gathering on Friday that Grande was game to be silly and have fun. Carrey plays children's TV host Mr. Pickles who has a difficult family life off-screen.

Carrey joked that he's sure Grande was nervous singing with him. He calls Grande "a singular artist" whose vocal ability is like magic while he says he croaked out his performance.

In an Instagram post, Grande called it "the most special experience of my life." She said she's been a fan of Carrey since childhood.

Grande began her career as an actress, appearing on Broadway in the musical "13" and two Nickelodeon TV series.

  • Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019
In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Claire Danes attends the "Homeland" FYC Event at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Showtime says the eighth and final season of “Homeland” will debut in early 2020. Production on the acclaimed drama’s last 12 episodes is underway, the channel said Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- 

Showtime says the eighth and final season of "Homeland" will debut in early 2020.

The channel said on Friday that production on the acclaimed drama's last 12 episodes is underway.

Former CIA agent Carrie struggled last season to uncover an international conspiracy to harm America's democratic institutions.

The final season will open with Carrie, played by Claire Danes, recovering physically and mentally from her imprisonment in a Russian gulag. She's enlisted to help co-star Mandy Patinkin's Saul in a bid for peace in Afghanistan.

Other cast members include Beau Bridges, Maury Sterling and Linus Roache.

Showtime says the final season of "Homeland" will begin Feb. 9.

  • Friday, Aug. 2, 2019
In this May 6, 2019 file photo, Gal Gadot attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition in New York. Gadot will star in and executive produce an untitled limited series for Showtime about actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr announced by the network Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- 

"Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot is taking on a real-life woman's remarkable history.

Showtime said Friday that Gadot will play actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr in a limited series.

Lamarr, a stunning beauty who came to Hollywood from Europe in the late 1930s, worked with top stars including Judy Garland and Clark Gable. "Ziegfeld Girl" in 1941 and 1940's "Boom Town" were among Lamarr's films.

But it was her work as an inventor that distinguished her, including a patented device that became a foundation for modern Wi-Fi technology.

The untitled series will look at feminism during Hollywood's golden age and World War II through Lamarr's life and work, Showtime said. An airdate was not announced.

The late actress was the subject of a 2017 documentary, "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story."

  • Friday, Aug. 2, 2019
In this Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, producer Dick Wolf attends TV Guide Magazine's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" 400th episode celebration, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
CHICAGO (AP) -- 

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation extending tax credits for film production through 2026, a move he says will attract more industry jobs to the state.

The incentives, which give companies 30% tax credits on production costs and on salaries up to $100,000, were set to expire in 2021.

Dick Wolf, the producer of three television shows filmed in Chicago, was at Thursday's bill signing and said he was "vastly relieved."

Wolf said he wants "Chicago Fire," ''Chicago P.D." and "Chicago Med" to be on the air as long as his earlier creations. "Law & Order" ran for 20 seasons, and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is entering its 21st season.

Wolf said he previously told Pritzker that "if the tax credit goes, we have to go."

  • Friday, Aug. 2, 2019
In this Nov. 1, 2016 file photo, Michael Weatherly attends a special screening of "Doctor Strange" at AMC Empire 25 in New York. CBS is standing behind "Bull" and its star, Weatherly, who is getting leadership training in the wake of a sexual harassment settlement. CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl told a TV critics' meeting Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, the drama remains popular. Its star Weatherly is "loved" by viewers even after allegations against him by former "Bull" actress Eliza Dushku, Kahl said. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- 

"Bull" star Michael Weatherly remains loved by viewers despite Eliza Dushku's claim of on-set sexual harassment against him, CBS said in defending its decision to keep the show and the actor on the air.

Weatherly and the drama's executive producer, Glenn Gordon Caron, are receiving "leadership coaching," CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl said Thursday.

The actor is taking responsibility "as the head of a show to make the set a positive place to work," Kahl said.

Dushku has said she was written off "Bull" after complaining that Weatherly remarked on her appearance and made jokes involving sex and rape in front of cast and crew in early 2017. Last year, the allegation and a $9.5 million confidential settlement reached with Dushku were made public in a report by The New York Times.

In a Q&A session with TV critics, Kahl was peppered with questions about Dushku's allegations, including that Caron abruptly fired her after More

  • Friday, Aug. 2, 2019
This combination photo shows actor James Marsden at a screening of "Westworld" during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in New York on April 19, 2018, left, and actress Amber Heard at the Planned Parenthood of New York City spring gala benefit in New York on May 1, 2019. Marsden and Heard will star in the CBS All Access limited series "The Stand," based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel. (Photos by Brent N. Clarke, left, and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- 

James Marsden and Amber Heard will star in "The Stand," a limited series based on the Stephen King novel.

CBS All Access said Thursday that King will write the final chapter of the drama, a coda not in his book about a plague-devastated world.

Marsden will play Stu, a factory worker facing an extraordinary situation. Heard's character is Nadine, who follows an evil being with supernatural powers.

Odessa Young and Henry Zaga also will be part of the cast, the streaming service said.

"The Stand" was adapted for a 1994 miniseries, which was written by King and included Gary Sinise and Ruby Dee in the cast.

The premiere date and other stars of CBS All Access' "The Stand" have yet to be announced.

  • Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2019
This April 25, 2019 file photo shows actor Cameron Boyce at WE Day California in Inglewood, Calif. Los Angeles coroners officials said Tuesday, July 30, 2019, that Boyce died unexpectedly from epilepsy. He was pronounced dead at his home on July 6. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

The Los Angeles County coroner's office says Disney actor Cameron Boyce died unexpectedly from epilepsy.

An autopsy report released Tuesday states the "Descendants" star was found unresponsive at home on July 6, and later pronounced dead at the scene.

Boyce's family said previously that the 20-year-old died due to an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated, but did not reveal specifics.

The family statement called Boyce one of the world's brightest lights, and described his family as heartbroken over his sudden death.

Disney Channel canceled the red-carpet premiere of "Descendants 3" after Boyce's death, and said Friday's telecast will be dedicated to Boyce's memory.

  • Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2019
In this July 9, 2019, photo, people walk in front of the headquarters of Sony Corp., in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
TOKYO (AP) -- 

Sony Corp. reported Tuesday a 33% drop in its fiscal first quarter profit as sales dipped in its electronics operations, including TV sets and camcorders.

The Japanese electronics and entertainment company's April-June profit totaled 152 billion yen ($1.4 billion), down from 226 billion yen in the same period of the previous year.

Quarterly sales inched down 1% to 1.93 trillion yen ($17.7 billion).

Tokyo-based Sony, which makes Bravia digital TVs and the Aibo robotic dog, kept its profit forecast for the fiscal year through March 2020 unchanged at 500 billion yen ($4.6 billion).

For the latest quarter, sales from the company's movie division Sony Pictures Entertainment benefited from the higher theatrical revenue from "Men in Black: International" and "Spider-Man: Far From Home."

Its video game business benefited from better sales in its PlayStation 4 game console, it said.

Sony's music unit also improved from More

  • Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2019
Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., host and executive producer of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots," addresses the audience during the 2019 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton, Monday, July 29, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- 

The celebrity ancestry show "Finding Your Roots" has a message to counter divisive political rhetoric, said its host, educator Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The PBS series demonstrates that "we're all descended from immigrants," whether they came to America willingly or as slaves, and all share a common origin, Gates told a TV critics meeting Monday.

"People want that reassurance that we're all the same," he said, especially as some seek to divide the nation and distinguish between who does and doesn't have the right to be an American and live in America.

It was an apparent reference to President Donald Trump's call for four Democratic House members of color to "go back" to their countries, although all are U.S. citizens and all but one was born in the United States.

"Guess what, we're all home. This is our home. And our ancestors came here and fought for the right to make this our home. ... and we all have an equal purchase on the More

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