Football, dramas lead Nielsen’s weekly top 20 list

NEW YORK – Here’s the Nielsen company’s list of the 20 most-watched prime-time television programs for the week of Oct. 3-9: 1. NFL Football: Cincinnati at Baltimore, NBC, 15.88 million.…

Bob LuPone, who helped lead MCC Theater, has died at 76

NEW YORK – Bob LuPone, who as an actor earned a Tony Award nomination in the original run of “A Chorus Line” and played Tony Soprano’s family physician, and also…

Delfonics lead singer William ‘Poogie’ Hart dead at 77

NEW YORK – William “Poogie” Hart, a founder of the Grammy-winning trio the Delfonics who helped write and sang a soft lead tenor on such classic “Sound of Philadelphia” ballads…

NBA Finals, Jan. 6 hearing lead ABC to ratings win

NEW YORK – ABC was the top-rated television network last week largely behind the NBA Finals, and its news division won bragging rights for the first prime-time hearing of the…

Jill Biden, Selena Gomez lead talk on youth mental health

WASHINGTON – Selena Gomez joined first lady Jill Biden and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy at the White House on Wednesday for a conversation about youth mental health. The singer/actor…

Brandi Carlile, Yola, Allison Russell lead Americana noms

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Brandi Carlile, Allison Russell and Yola are the leading nominees for the 2022 Americana Honors and Awards, with each one up for album of the year, artist…

‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Euphoria’ lead MTV Movie & TV Award nominees

SANTA MONICA (CNS) — “Spider-Man: No Way Home” collected a leading seven nominations Wednesday for the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, while the HBO teen drama “Euphoria” earned six…

Former ballerina Susan Jaffe to lead American Ballet Theatre

NEW YORK – When she was 18, she was handpicked by Mikhail Baryshnikov to dance a high-profile role at American Ballet Theatre, launching a celebrated career as one of the…

William and Kate lead royals at Easter service; queen absent

LONDON – Senior British royals including Prince William and his wife Kate have attended an Easter Sunday church service at Windsor Castle. Queen Elizabeth II, who has been experiencing mobility…

‘Dune,’ ‘Power of the Dog’ lead race for BAFTA film awards

LONDON – Sci-fi epic “Dune” and dark western “The Power of the Dog” lead the race as the British Academy Film Awards return Sunday with a live, black-tie ceremony after…