HBO Max removes nearly 200 episodes of ‘Sesame Street’
The change comes after HBO Max announced earlier this week it would remove 36 titles from its lineup to prepare for its merge into a single streaming platform with Discovery Plus. “Sesame Street is and has always been an important part of television culture and a crown jewel of our preschool offering,” an HBO Max representative wrote in a statement. “Sesame Street” first aired on PBS in 1969, introducing Big Bird, Kermit the frog and Cookie Monster to early Generation X’ers starting preschool and kindergarten. It began airing on HBO in 2016 and then HBO Max in 2020. HBO owning Sesame Street is already a slap in the face to Sesame fans.washingtonpost.com
HBO Max cuts dozens of titles in a cost-cutting move before a merger with Discovery+
HBO Max is pulling 36 titles from its streaming platform this week. The move isn't a kid-friendly one, with the service dumping several animated shows such as Infinity Train and Summer Camp Island.npr.org
Actor and comedian Teddy Ray dies in Southern California
Teddy Ray, a comedian and actor who appeared on the HBO Max series “PAUSE with Sam Jay,” has died, authorities confirmed on Saturday. The Riverside County Sheriff's Office and the county's coroner's office confirmed that the comedian, whose legal name was Theadore Brown, was found dead at a private residence on Friday morning in the desert community of Rancho Mirage, the Los Angeles Times reported. Sheriff's Sgt. Brandi Swan told the newspaper that the cause of death was not known.news.yahoo.com
What happened the night 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews disappeared?
It is every parent’s worst nightmare: A father comes home and realizes his 12-year-old daughter was nowhere to be found. Decades later, the still-grieving family hopes to bring the man suspected in Jonelle Matthews’ disappearance to justice.news.yahoo.com
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward: "The Last Movie Stars"
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were that rarity: a happily-married Hollywood couple. But the story of their life together was partly myth, as explored in the new HBO Max docuseries, "The Last Movie Stars." Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz talks with actor Ethan Hawke, the series' director, and with Paul and Joanne's daughter, Clea Newman, about how the couple's seemingly perfect life had its share of turbulence off-screen, and what made the couple's stardom and marriage unique.news.yahoo.com
The CIA, Hypnosis, and Cocaine: Why a Pilot Faked His Own Death in Front of His Family in 1977
HBOOn Sept. 18, 1977, Hazen, Arkansas’s Gary Betzner took a daytime drive with his wife and daughter in his El Camino to a dairy bar. Afterwards, he stopped on a bridge due to car trouble, opened the hood to check on the problem, and then suddenly and inexplicably dove into the White River. This sent his wife Sally into hysterics, and cast an immediate and terrible pall over his family, which—like everyone else in their small, rural southern town—was plagued by a single, persistent question: whynews.yahoo.com
The best of the streaming services
In a world of media variety and streaming services galore, Trinity students watch more than just HBO Max’s hit “Euphoria.” Although the drama-filled, engaging, and sometimes controversial stories that “Euphoria” portrays gain lots of viewers, the show announced that there will not be another season until 2023 or 2024. Until then, streaming services have so...trinitonian.com
SAG Awards: What to know from the emotional show, including celebrities sharing their support for Ukraine
Though some celebrities admitted they weren't in a celebratory mood given everything going on in the world, the show tried its best to be an "escape," honoring TV and movies such as "Squid Game" and "CODA."washingtonpost.com
Queen Elizabeth II tests positive for COVID, but Buckingham Palace says her symptoms are mild
People around the world voiced concern for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II after Buckingham Palace confirmed she is positive with COVID-19. As CBS News correspondent Ian Lee reports, she is experiencing cold-like symptoms and even plans to carry on working.news.yahoo.com
LGBTQ+ Representation in Euphoria
From its first episode, the HBO original series “Euphoria” has drawn both excitement and controversy, debates sparking over its choices regarding explicit content and its portrayal of drug use. People find it shocking and vulgar but simultaneously intriguing and even applicable to their own lives, especially regarding main characters being openly queer, something that not...trinitonian.com
Euphoria’s bleak reality behind the extreme
SAN ANTONIO - After a two-and-a-half-year hiatus with a two-part special in between, Euphoria returns to offer youthful angst, mental health issues, and big feelings. The hard-hitting and unapologetic themes presented in HBO's new series, Euphoria, have continued to stir much controversy since the pilot of the second season episode aired in January 2022. Critics…lakefrontollu.com
Protests erupt over hijab ban in southern India
A dispute over Muslim women wearing traditional Islamic headscarves in schools and colleges is causing religious tensions in India. Deina Abdelkader, an associate professor for the political science department at University of Massachusetts, Lowell and a research associate at Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies, joined CBS News to discuss.news.yahoo.com
Ryan Grim: Possible ballot HARVESTING video goes viral, 2/3 GOP still believe '20 election was fraud
Ryan Grim breaks down the viral video raising questions about ballot harvesting. About Rising: Rising is a weekday morning show with bipartisan hosts that breaks the mold of morning TV by taking viewers inside the halls of Washington power like never before. The show leans into the day's political cycle with cutting edge analysis from DC insiders who can predict what is going to happen. It also sets the day's political agenda by breaking exclusive news with a team of scoop-driven reporters and demanding answers during interviews with the country's most important political newsmakers. Follow Rising on social media: Website: Hill.TV Facebook: facebook.com/HillTVLive/ Instagram: @HillTVLive Twitter: @HillTVLivenews.yahoo.com
And just like that, ‘And Just Like That’ is finally starting to get good
We’re six episodes into the reboot of “Sex and the City” series called “And Just Like That,” and after a bit of a rough start, the new show is finally starting to feel like the show that viewers fell in love with over 20 years ago.
A look back: Best of South Texas Pride in 2021
In late 2021, KSAT revamped the South Texas Pride series to bring viewers more long-form content full-length Q&As. We highlighted some stories that made a difference to the local LGBTQ+ community, as well as state, national and even international communities.
New this week: 'Sex and the City,' Juice Wrld and Will Smith
This week’s new entertainment releases include a double album from Alicia Keys and a posthumous one from Juice Wrld, Sandra Bullock playing an ex-con in the Netflix film “The Unforgivable” and Will Smith testing himself in a wildlife documentary series.
Hong Kong grants quarantine exemption to Nicole Kidman
Hong Kong’s government says it has granted a quarantine exemption to an individual to perform “designated professional work” following reports that Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman did not have to spend time in quarantine when she arrived in the city to film a TV series.