Film / Television

'Condor' screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr. dies

Semple also wrote for the 1960s TV series "Batman." Semple once said it was the best thing he'd ever written.

Can a television network be a church? The IRS says yes

Previously undisclosed financial records from Daystar Television are examined and raise issues like the definition of "church" and the role of government in religion.

Review: 'How I Met Your Mother': An awful end to a long love story

"How I Met Your Mother" ended a nine-season run on Monday night, and it managed to do just about everything wrong.

When the twit hit the fan: 'I'm still here,' Colbert says

In his first show since a controversy erupted last week, Stephen Colbert poked fun at the media and himself, declaring that despite a #CancelColbert campaign on Twitter, "I'm still here."

Former 'Dynasty' star Kate O'Mara dies at age 74

Kate O'Mara, best known for her role in the 1980s soap opera "Dynasty," died Sunday at the age of 74.

'Noah' rises to top of box office with $44M debut

Paramount's biblical epic starring Russell Crowe in the titular role opened with $44 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

#CancelColbert: Suey Park, the activist behind the hashtag

She doesn't like the term "hashtag activism." A writer from the Chicago area, Park says her crusades against sexism and racism go beyond pithy one-liners on Twitter.

Creator of '60s TV 'Batman' Lorenzo Semple Jr. dies

The man behind "Bif! Bam! Pow!" being the three words — well, sounds — most associated with superheroes has passed away.

Bridging the language barrier at movies

A new app called myLINGO allows movie-goers to listen to the Spanish-language soundtrack in sync with the movie.

Paul Walker death: Car going 80 mph or more when it crashed

The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was speeding at the time of the crash; mechanical problems were not a factor.

Former Animal Planet host sentenced for lizard sale

Donald Schultz, the former host of Animal Planet's "Wild Recon" show, has been sentenced to two years' probation and 200 hours of community service..

On the Lot: 'Divergent,' 'God's Not Dead,' 'Jem and the Holograms'

"Divergent" won the box office this past weekend but religious drama "God's Not Dead" was the biggest surprise. And 1980s television show "Jem and the Holograms" is getting a movie remake.

'Homeland' actor James Rebhorn dies at 65

James Rebhorn, the prolific character actor whose credits included "Homeland," ''Scent of a Woman" and "My Cousin Vinny," has died. He was 65.

ABC Family pilot 'Alice in Arabia' pulled after backlash

A pilot for ABC Family was pulled from production this weekend after generating concern that it was based on stereotypes of Saudi Arabia and Muslim women.

Obama praises Cesar Chavez, cracks jokes at biopic screening

Obama spoke at a White House screening of the film "Cesar Chavez: An American Hero" before having to leave early, promising to watch the movie this weekend on DVD.

ABC Family pilot 'Alice in Arabia' faces online backlash

ABC Family announced this week it will add three new pilots to its programming. One is “Alice in Arabia,” and it's already seen a backlash on Twitter.