Trump cuts prison sentence for Illinois ex-governor Blagojevich
(Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the former Democratic governor of Illinois convicted of corruption for trying to sell former President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.
Quantum tech company Nanoco files patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung
(Reuters) - British nanotechnology company Nanoco said on Monday it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co and affiliates in a district court in Texas relating to quantum dots.
Hollywood therapist Amie Harwick found dead: media
(Reuters) - Hollywood family and sex therapist Amie Harwick died after falling from a third floor balcony and a former boyfriend has been arrested in connection with her death, local media reported, citing police.
Actor Jussie Smollett charged again related to alleged staging of hate crime
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count felony indictment accusing him of staging a phony hate crime in Chicago, nearly a year after similar charges were abruptly dismissed by local prosecutors.
'Better Call Saul,' Season 5: TV Review
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Particularly when considering the series from which it was spun off, "Better Call Saul" seems like a drama unusually in love with deliberateness.
Demand for streaming TV services remains strong, Nielsen survey suggests
(Reuters) - Consumers love streamed TV and film and want content providers to keep it coming, a new survey from U.S. data and measurement firm Nielsen suggests.
Oscars TV audience hits record low in 'driverless' ceremony
(Reuters) - The U.S. television audience for the 2020 Oscars fell to an all- time low for a ceremony that brought big wins for South Korean satire "Parasite" but was criticized by reviewers as long and haphazard.
Oscars Review: 'Parasite's' Surprise Wins Saved an Otherwise Frantic Ceremony
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The 92nd annual Academy Awards quickly lost its own plot amid a million distractions courtesy of ABC's frenetic, often baffling production decisions. But then, through the sheer pleasure of the groundbreaking winners of "Parasite" breaking through the expected narrative to triumph, the show became something far more beautifully chaotic than the show's producers could have hoped for.
Obamas' studio lands documentary Oscar for 'American Factory'
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "American Factory," a Netflix film from Barack and Michelle Obama's nascent production house chronicling what happened to a group of Ohio autoworkers laid off during the 2008 recession, won the Oscar for best documentary feature on Sunday.
HIGHLIGHTS-Highlights from the 2020 Oscars ceremony
LOS ANGELES, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The 2020 Oscars ceremony took place on Sunday in Los Angeles, the climax of Hollywood's awards season.
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