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Discovery network cancels Everest jump

In this May 18, 2013 file photo released by mountain guide Adrian Ballinger of Alpenglow Expeditions, climbers make their way to the summit of Mount Everest, in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. AP/Alpenglow Expeditions, Adrian Ballinger

The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil’s planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Friday.

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Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

Stephen Colbert. AP FILE PHOTO

CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, who will take over the “Late Show” next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.

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Teleserye plots thicken–and ‘quicken’

Anne Curtis makes a splash as the adult Dyesebel

The big news on “Dyesebel” late last month was the long-delayed, and thus much-awaited, appearance of the series’ adult stars: Anne Curtis, Gerald Anderson, Sam Milby and Andi Eigenmann. Previously, the new series bided its time and twiddled its thumbs with excessive focus on its child characters.

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Brutal training primed ‘Beki’ lead star

Alwyn Uytingco lost a few pounds preparing for the series

Alwyn Uytingco is no stranger to gay roles, having tackled one in the popular “Ang Tanging Ina” film franchise. But the threat of being typecast worried him, the actor confessed, so he thought twice about accepting TV5’s offer to star in the drama-comedy series, “Beki Boxer.”

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Ex-Navy SEAL meets match in PH jungles

Joel Lambert is a fan of the Philippines but not of its forests. “But the Scout Rangers were awesome. They were good fighters.”

Discovery Channel’s “Manhunt,” a reality series putting a new spin on the game of cat and mouse, stars Joel Lambert, former US Navy SEAL, as he visits various countries around the globe. He challenges different elite military and law enforcement tracking units to hunt him down within a 48-hour period. This tests Lambert’s vast evasion, misdirection and survival skills, while the local hunter force agents treat him as a criminal-like target to be contained and captured before he reaches his extraction point.

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Stern on ‘Late Show’ job: ‘My plate is full’

This Jan. 15, 1993 file photo shows talk-show host David Letterman announces his new contract with CBS television for his new show "The Late Show with David Letterman," in New York. Letterman announced his retirement during a taping on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Although no specific date was announced he told the audience that he will leave his desk sometime in 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Howard Stern is just one of the names industry spectators are floating around as a possible replacement for David Letterman.

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Blood, sex and dragons: ‘Game of Thrones’ returns

This image released by HBO shows Natalie Dormer, left, and Diana Rigg in a scene from "Game of Thrones." The fourth season premieres Sunday at 9p.m. EST on HBO. (AP Photo/HBO, Macall B. Polay)

There will be blood. And nudity. And dragons. Millions worldwide will tune in for the fourth season of medieval fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” from Sunday as the hit show returns to television screens, promising to deliver its usual jaw-dropping mix of sex, violence and vengeance.

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David Letterman saying good night to ‘Late Night’

David Letterman. Photo taken from Late Show with David Letterman Facebook Page

David Letterman, a pillar of American late-night TV talk shows, announced Thursday that he’ll be stepping down as host of “Late Night” on CBS next year after a 22-year run.

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Unfaithful hunk meets match in gritty wife

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE  Karylle (left) and mom Zsa Zsa Padilla, during the car ride to the church. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Sporty Hunk had countless flings before he married Bawdy Wife, his absolute match. Then SH met Sultry Siren in a bar out of town. SH and BW almost split up because of SS, who proceeded to join show biz using SH to get one foot in the door! Miraculously, BW prevailed.

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Stars hit red carpet ahead of knife-edge Oscars show

Sally Hawkins, left, and Cate Blanchett arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. AP

Hollywood’s finest hit the Oscars red carpet Sunday as the sun emerged just in time for the 86th Academy Awards, the most fiercely contested show in decades with no clear frontrunner for the top prize.

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‘American Idol’ votes routed to US pizzeria

Screengrab from http://www.gordyspizza.com

The phones were ringing off the hook at Gordy’s Pizza & Pasta in Port Angeles last Wednesday, but the callers weren’t looking for the eatery’s signature fettucine.

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CNN to pull plug on Piers Morgan show

In this May 7, 2013, file photo, honoree Piers Morgan poses at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Los Angeles Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. CNN said Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, that the prime-time talk show "Piers Morgan Live" is coming to an end and that the show's final airdate has yet to be determined. AP

WASHINGTON – CNN president Jeff Zucker has decided to end television host Piers Morgan’s show after its ratings plunged, sources at the television network said Sunday.   The former British tabloid editor – who irked conservative Americans after launching somewhat of a crusade for greater gun control measures – struggled after stepping into the shoes [...]

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