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'Star Trek: Discovery': Premiere promising, but Oct. 1 episode delivers

On the counsel of her Vulcan stepfather Sarek (James Frain), the first officer of a Federation starship, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) wants to attack a threatening Klingon force first because that will gain their respect. But…


Nikki Reed, Ian Somerhalder apologize over birth control comments

Actors Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder have apologized for a since-deleted podcast in which the married couple had joked about Somerhalder having thrown away Reed's birth control pills in order to have a baby.


Drew Scott, veteran News 12 Long Island anchor, retires

Scott, 70, has been an anchor and senior correspondent there since 1997, but has covered Long Island for various TV stations since 1973.

Sunday, Sep 24


Long Islanders' favorite TV shows: Most-searched programs according to Google data


Ever wonder which TV shows are most popular among your fellow Long Islanders? Here are the top 20 most-searched TV shows across Nassau and Suffolk.


'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' tops box office with $39 million

The R-rated spy comedy "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" has taken over the top spot at the North American box office with an estimated $39 million debut.


Banned or challenged books through the years


Naturally, "Fifty Shades of Grey" is banned from classrooms, but what's wrong with "The Hunger Games"?


Stevie Wonder takes a knee at Global Citizen Festival in Central Park

The Global Citizen Festival brought together music superstars Stevie Wonder and Green Day with political leaders, including Miroslav Lajcak, president of the United Nations General Assembly, in Central Park on Saturday to help end extreme…

Saturday, Sep 23


Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa set for ACE Comic Con Long Island

Nassau Coliseum will become a Justice League of sorts as Superman Henry Cavill, Wonder Woman Gal Gadot and Aquaman Jason Momoa are set to congregate there for the inaugural ACE Comic Con Long Island from Dec. 8 through Dec. 10.

Friday, Sep 22


Kylie Jenner pregnant, expecting first child with boyfriend Travis Scott, reports say

Reports say that the reality-TV star and her rapper-boyfriend Travis Scott, 25, anticipate the baby's arrival sometime in February.

'Star Trek: Discovery' goes where no other 'Trek' has gone before

"Star Trek: Discovery" arrives Sunday (CBS/2 at 8:30 p.m.) and rarely in recent TV history has such a short, declarative phrase as that had so much riding on it. Or so many words too: Worry, dread, fear, excitement, wonder, passion, and…


'Young Sheldon' review: 'Big Bang' Sheldon is funnier as an adult


The concern with "Young Sheldon" is that what's funny in an adult can be like a rake dragged across a chalkboard when exhibited by a child.

'The Good Doctor' review: Freddie Highmore shines as a young surgeon with autism


"The Good Doctor" on ABC follows young doctor-to-be Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) as he tests his autistic senses and medical mentor Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff) who's determined to ensure he gets every opportunity to help himself.


Shawn Mendes talks about escaping earthquake before Mexico City show, donates $100,000 to relief efforts

Shawn Mendes has launched a fundraiser to help those affected by the Mexican earthquake just days after he escaped from the quake ahead of a show in Mexico City.


'Tidal X: Brooklyn' show set for Barclays, will benefit natural disaster victims

The annual "Tidal X: Brooklyn" concert at Barclays Center on Oct. 17 into a benefit for victims of recent natural disasters.


Paul McCartney's Nassau Coliseum show will showcase his music throughout the decades

A look back on Paul McCartney's most memorable songs through the decades before his upcoming performance at the Nassau Coliseum.


Kardashian-owned boutique threatened by woman with gun, machete in West Hollywood

A woman pointed a gun Thursday at employees inside the Kardashian-owned DASH boutique in West Hollywood and returned hours later waving a machete.

Megyn Kelly hopes NBC show, 'Megyn Kelly Today,' will be a break from President Trump news

Megyn Kelly promises that "Megyn Kelly Today," will be an information-packed hour with a sense of fun.

'Full House' cast ranking: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, John Stamos and more successes

For “Full House” fans, 2017 feels a lot like 1987.


'Saturday Night Live' season 43 kicks off next Saturday with Ryan Gosling, Jay-Z

"Saturday Night Live" says it's kicking off its 43rd season Sept. 30 with guest host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-Z.

Lady Gaga writes emotional letter to fans, says 'fame is not all it's cracked up to be'

Lady Gaga has written an emotional message to fans to mark of the release of her new Netflix documentary.


Kathy Griffin's neighbor, KB Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger, put on notice after rant against comedian

KB Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger, who is a neighbor of Griffin's in California, was recorded by a security camera hurling slurs against Griffin while in a heated argument with her boyfriend.

Thursday, Sep 21


Matthew Broderick cast in Fox's 'A Christmas Story' live musical

The Tony-winning actor will portray the narrator in the network's live broadcast of the musical version of "A Christmas Story" which is set to air on Dec. 17.

Olivia Newton-John 'doing well' after breast cancer recurrence

Venerable pop star Olivia Newton-John says she's maintaining a positive outlook about beating the recurrence of her breast cancer, diagnosed earlier this year.


Audrina Patridge files for divorce from Corey Bohan, gets restraining order, report says

Former "Hills" reality star Audrina Patridge has filed for divorce after being granted a temporary restraining order against her professional BMX rider husband, according to a report.


Tom Cruise accused of lax safety in fatal plane crash on 'American Made' movie set

Following the deaths of two pilots in a 2015 plane crash on the set of the film "American Made," court documents in a lawsuit are accusing Cruise and director Doug Liman of lax safety on the set.


'War Paint' with Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole sets closing date

The clash of the cosmetics titans is about to be over.


Gregg Allman's Laid Back music fest at Jones Beach on Sunday will be a tribute

Gregg Allman, who created the Laid Back music festival, can't be in attendance but his spirit, and influence, will be reflected in every note.

Stephen Colbert debunks Donald Trump's Emmy-bashing tweet

"Every single part" of Trump's tweet is "factually inaccurate," Colbert says.