How will the Kavanaugh controversy affect US midterms?

Washington, DC - With the vicious Senate battle over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh concluded by a 50-48 vote, focus now turns to the upcoming midterm elections. Early indicators are that the Republican base was energised by Kavanaugh while women voters, who already favour Democrats by nearly a 2-1 margin, were polarised even more…

TV execs are vowing to work together on advertising — but buyers are getting...

It was the week that the TV industry sounded the alarms. Work together. Change who you are. Or die at the hands of FANG. There's no doubt that executives are talking up a big game when it comes to defending the ad industry against Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Netflix. The question is, how fast do…

The Middle‘s Patricia Heaton to lead CBS multi-camera comedy

Patricia Heaton has found her first post-The Middle role! EW has confirmed that Heaton will lead the CBS comedy Carol’s Second Act, which has received a series commitment from the network. Not only will she star on the multi-camera comedy, but she’ll also executive produce. The comedy, which will be executive produced and written by Trophy Wife creators Emily Halpern and…

More than 1,000 turnout for New York limo crash victims vigil

CLOSE A vigil is held for the victims of the Schoharie accident at the Gateway Overlook in Amsterdam, New York. Peter Carr, pcarr@lohud.com Family members console one another during at the Mohawk Gatway Bridge in the City of Amsterdam on Oct. 8, 2018, during a candlelight vigil for the 20 people who were killed in…

Trump apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh for ‘pain and suffering’ he says the new Supreme...

President Donald Trump apologized to Justice Brett Kavanaugh and offered condolences to his family during Kavanaugh's ceremonial swearing-in ceremony on Monday night. "I would like to begin tonight's proceeding differently than perhaps any other event of such magnitude," Trump said at the White House on Monday. "On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize…

Erik Forrest Jackson on the ‘absurdist’ fun of putting the Muppets in classic fairy...

The Muppets aren’t just starring in A Star Is Born trailer remakes this fall. In the latest installment of Erik Forrest Jackson’s Muppets Meets the Classics book series, Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm, all your felt favorites get expertly cast in some time-honored folk stories: Miss Piggy plays an evil queen, Janet stars as Rapunzel, and…

Trump says Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was ‘proven innocent’ in confirmation battle

Richard Wolf and John Fritze, USA TODAY Published 5:22 p.m. ET Oct. 8, 2018 | Updated 8:35 p.m. ET Oct. 8, 2018 President Donald Trump is pictured applauding Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family after a ceremonial swearing-in by retired Justice Anthony Kennedy in the White House East Room. (Photo: Susan Walsh, AP…

Tesla closes at its lowest level in over 1 1/2 years (TSLA)

Maurizio Pesce / Wikimedia Commons Tesla shares have cratered 35% since approaching record highs following CEO Elon Musk's "funding secured" tweet. On Monday, they closed at their lowest level since March 2017. Watch Tesla trade in real time here. Tesla shares were under pressure Monday, closing down more than 4% and at their lowest level…

Sabrina writer unwraps a ‘cursed’ mummy movie in Trailers From Hell tribute

Where does a horror filmmaker go to find their “happy place”? If they’re Axelle Carolyn, director of 2013’s Soulmate and a writer on Netflix’s upcoming Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the answer is in the back catalog of Hammer, the British film company and prolific producer of tales about Frankenstein, vampires, and mummies back in the ’50s,…

Katy Perry is stepping away from music to focus on Orlando Bloom and shoes

CLOSE How did Katy Perry get around the Met Gala in those wings? She didn't, they were escorted out. USA TODAY US singer Katy Perry announced Monday that she is stepping back from music to focus on other interest's in her life. (Photo: VALERY HACHE, AFP/Getty Images) Katy Perry is taking a hiatus from her music…