Spend this holiday TV season with Paddington, Melissa McCarthy, Lori Loughlin and more

As the temperature drops (in many places), the holiday TV calendar is heating up with a variety of festive options.

Jimmy Kimmel to host the Oscars for the fourth time

Jimmy Kimmel is returning as host of the Academy Awards for the second straight year and fourth time overall.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 19-25

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Nov. 19-25 include “Dancing With the Stars” judge Bruno Tonioli, football player-turned-TV host Michael Strahan and actor Katherine Heigl.

What’s streaming now: Dolly Parton rocks out, Godzilla stomps, ‘The Crown’ returns, ‘Rustin’ marches

This week’s new entertainment releases include an album of rock songs by Dolly Parton, the first half of the final season of “The Crown” returns to Netflix and three dudes from “Saturday Night Live” get their first feature-film shot.

Daytime Emmys set for Dec. 15 in the first major awards show since Hollywood strikes ended

The Daytime Emmys are back on after being postponed by the Hollywood writers’ strike. The 50th annual ceremony honoring talk shows and soap operas will air Dec. 15 live on CBS and be livestreamed on Paramount + and will be hosted by Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner of “Entertainment Tonight.”

Buck and Aikman are now the longest-tenured broadcast crew in NFL history

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman were nicknamed “The A Team” when they joined Cris Collinsworth to form Fox’s top NFL broadcast crew in 2002.

CBS Sports reaches multiyear rights deal with the United Soccer League

CBS Sports has reached a multiyear rights agreement with the second-tier United Soccer League to air 100 matches each season across CBS’ linear and digital properties.

Broadcast, audio companies will be eligible for Pulitzer Prizes, for work on digital sites

The Pulitzer Prizes will soon be accepting entries from broadcast and audio outlets, although primarily for written work.

James Corden heading to SiriusXM next year with a weekly show

James Corden may be off TV screens after leaving CBS’ “The Late Late Show” but that doesn’t mean he’s stopped chatting with celebrities.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 12-18

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Nov. 12-18 include actor-TV host Whoopi Goldberg, guitarist Kirk Hammett of Metallica and singer TJ Osborne of Brothers Osborne.

This holiday season, the mean ol’ Grinch gets a comedy podcast series hosted by James Austin Johnson

What would the mean ol’ Grinch be doing in 2023? Would that Christmas sad sack be hosting a cooking show on TikTok? Writing long essays for Substack?

Matthew Perry Foundation established for late ‘Friends’ actor to help people with addiction

Less than a week after his death, a foundation has been established in the name of Matthew Perry to help people dealing with addiction.

Christiane Amanpour to debut weekly show after years of reduced presence on domestic CNN

Even Christiane Amanpour felt it was odd that CNN’s best-known international journalist had little visible presence on the company’s North American network for the past several years.

What’s streaming now: Chris Stapleton, Call of Duty, ‘The Killer,’ Tim Allen’s Santa return

This week’s new entertainment releases include country superstar Chris Stapleton’s fifth studio album, Michael Fassbender playing a hitman in David Fincher’s “The Killer” and Tim Allen putting on his Santa suit for season two of “The Santa Clauses.”

Movies and TV shows affected by Hollywood actors and screenwriters’ strikes

Hollywood’s actors and studios are edging closer to a deal that would allow the industry to return to production after a strike of more than three months.

The final ‘Yellowstone’ episodes delayed until late 2024 due to Hollywood strikes

The final episodes of “Yellowstone” starring Kevin Costner will air in November 2024, a delay of a year.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 5-11

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Nov. 5-11 include singer Art Garfunkel, actor Ethan Hawke and rapper Pepa of Salt-N-Pepa.

What’s streaming now: Annette Bening, Jason Aldean, ‘Planet Earth,’ NKOTB and ‘Blue Eye Samurai’

This week’s new entertainment releases include a studio album from Jason Aldean and a posthumous release from Jimmy Buffett, a new Hulu series inspired from Charmaine Wilkerson’s novel “Black Cake” and Annette Bening portrays a real-life hero who swam the treacherous passage from Cuba to Key West in

Matthew Perry tributes pour in, including fellow ‘Friends’ actors, classmate Justin Trudeau and SNL

Matthew Perry was mourned on social media by “Friends” creators, co-stars and some very famous fans.

Matthew Perry, Emmy-nominated ‘Friends’ star, dead at 54

Matthew Perry, who starred as Chandler Bing in the hit series “Friends,” has died. He was 54. Coroner’s records show the Emmy-nominated actor was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Saturday.

The strike has dimmed the spotlight on the fall’s best performances. Here’s 13 you shouldn’t miss

One of the many impacts of Hollywood’s lengthy actors strike has been that most performers haven’t been able to promote their work.

The booming business of F1 to be explored in CNBC documentary airing ahead of Las Vegas Grand Prix

Formula One fanatics will get more behind-the-scenes access to the global motorsports series through a new CNBC documentary that explores the business aspects of the highest form of racing in the world.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4 include actor Winona Ryder, actor Tracee Ellis Ross and reality show personality and model Kendall Jenner.

What’s streaming now: ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version),’ Emily Blunt and ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’

This week’s new entertainment releases include Taylor Swift’s “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” a glossy look at opioid addiction with the movie “Pain Hustlers” starring Emily Blunt, Chris Evans and Andy Garcia, and the streaming horror flick “Five Nights at Freddy’s.”

UK stage and screen star Haydn Gwynne dies at 66 after cancer diagnosis

British stage and screen start Haydn Gwynne has died at 66 after being diagnosed with cancer. Gwynne’s agent Alex Irwin said she died in a London hospital early Friday, “surrounded by her beloved sons, close family and friends.”

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 22-28

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Oct. 22-28 include actor Kevin Kline, bassist Robert Trujillo of Metallica and comedian Samantha Bee.

Mark Goddard, who played Don West on ‘Lost in Space,’ dies at 87

Mark Goddard, an actor best known for playing Major Don West in the 1960s TV show “Lost in Space,” has died. He was 87.

Suzanne Somers, of ‘Three’s Company,’ dies at 76

Actor Suzanne Somers, who’s best known for playing Chrissy Snow on the U.S. TV sitcom “Three’s Company,” has died. She was 76.

LeVar Burton will host National Book Awards ceremony, replacing Drew Barrymore

LeVar Burton will host next month’s National Book Awards ceremony. He replaces Drew Barrymore, who was dropped because of her decision to resume taping of her show during the writers’ strike.

Hollywood writers vote to approve contract deal that ended strike as actors negotiate

Hollywood writers have voted almost unanimously to approve the contract agreement reached by their union leaders that ended a strike after nearly five months.