• Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism

    Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a way different kind of year, and so The ESPYs will be, too. For the first time, the show will feature three hosts in remote settings and a changed focus. Instead of honoring the past year’s top athletes and moments in sports, the show is celebrating heroism and humanitarian aid.

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  • Too much TV? Enter HBO Max, the latest streaming wannabe

    Too much TV? Enter HBO Max, the latest streaming wannabe

    Is a pandemic the perfect time to launch a new and relatively expensive streaming service? AT&T sure hopes so. The phone company is investing billions in HBO Max, its first big entertainment venture since it spent $85 billion for Time Warner in 2018. The good news for its timing: millions are stuck at home, watching

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  • Netflix’s ‘The Half of It’ wins Tribeca Film Festival honor

    Netflix’s ‘The Half of It’ wins Tribeca Film Festival honor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alice Wu’s “The Half of It,” a teenage spin on Cyrano de Bergerac, has won the top award from the Tribeca Film Festival. Organizers announced winners Wednesday for the festival, which had been set to take place from April 15 through April 26 in New York City. The coronavirus pandemic forced

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  • Streaming films eligible for Oscars, but for 1 year only

    Streaming films eligible for Oscars, but for 1 year only

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movies that debuted on a streaming service without a theatrical run will be eligible for the Oscars, but only for this year. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Tuesday announced the change for the 93rd Academy Awards as a response to how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the

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  • The Worm Turns: Electra recalls ‘bad boy’ Rodman’s courtship

    The Worm Turns: Electra recalls ‘bad boy’ Rodman’s courtship

    Carmen Electra’s basketball fandom wasn’t much more than wearing Jordans in high school and her awareness of Dennis Rodman was simply that the NBA bad boy had dated Madonna. But once the then-Chicago Bulls star, who used his hair as a colorful canvas and illustrated his body with tattoos, noticed the rising 1990′s entertainment star

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  • NFL draft averages record 8.4M viewers across 3 days

    NFL draft averages record 8.4M viewers across 3 days

    Seth Markman was just as nervous as NFL coaches and general managers about the unknown factors involved with a virtual draft. But the ESPN executive producer said he was overwhelmed with how everything came together over the three days. It also ended up being must-see TV as the first significant live sporting event since the

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