• hallmark channel Dec 17, 2019

    Hallmark's Flip-Flop on Same-Sex Ads Backfires

    Hallmark’s decision to pull, then reinstate an ad featuring a same-sex couple kissing shows how controversy can generate more publicity than simply ignoring it. Under pressure from a conservative group, Hallmark says it pulled the ad to “not continue to generate controversy.” Instead, Hallmark faced criticism from celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres and William Shatner. Hallmark was also mocked on “Saturday...

  • hallmark channel Dec 16, 2019

    Hallmark to Reinstate Same-Sex Marriage Commercial It Pulled

    The Hallmark Channel, reversing what it called a “wrong decision,” said Sunday it will reinstate same-sex marriage commercials that it had pulled following a complaint from a conservative group. The earlier decision by Crown Media, Hallmark’s parent company, to pull several ads for the wedding planning site Zola featuring two brides kissing at the altar had caused a storm...

  • hallmark channel Dec 15, 2019

    Under Pressure, Hallmark Pulls Gay-Themed Wedding Ads

    Under pressure from a conservative advocacy group, The Hallmark Channel has pulled ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar. The family-friendly network, which is in the midst of its heavily watched holiday programming, removed the ads because the controversy was a distraction, a spokesperson said in an interview Saturday. “The debate surrounding these commercials on...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Jun 25, 2019

    John Stamos Calls Lori Loughlin's College Scandal a ‘Difficult Situation'

    John Stamos is speaking out about the college scandal involving Lori Loughlin. The actor spent many years working alongside on-screen wife Loughlin on “Full House,” starring as Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky. The pair also reunited in recent years on the Netflix spin-off series, “Fuller House,” which is currently in production on its final season. So, how is the show...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Jun 25, 2019

    John Stamos Calls Lori Loughlin's College Scandal a ‘Difficult Situation'

    John Stamos is speaking out about the college scandal involving Lori Loughlin. The actor spent many years working alongside on-screen wife Loughlin on “Full House,” starring as Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky. The pair also reunited in recent years on the Netflix spin-off series, “Fuller House,” which is currently in production on its final season. So, how is the show...

  • New York Apr 9, 2019

    Huffman, 13 Others to Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

    Actress Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy parents and athletic coaches at some of the nation’s most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday. The “Desperate Housewives” star and 12 other prominent parents will admit to charges in the scheme, which authorities say involved rigging standardized test scores and...

  • New York Apr 4, 2019

    Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin Appear in Boston Court for College Admissions Scam

    Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin appeared in Boston federal court on Wednesday to face charges that they participated in a wide-ranging college admissions cheating scam. The actresses, along with Loughlin’s fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and dozens of others, were charged last month in a scheme in which authorities say parents paid an admissions consultant to bribe college coaches and...

  • Los Angeles Mar 16, 2019

    Life Before Their ‘Terrible Nightmare:' Inside Lori Loughlin's Tight-Knit Family's Bond

    Oh no, Aunt Becky. That seemed to be the initial collective reaction when the news broke on Tuesday that Lori Loughlin was charged with being part of an alleged $25 million racketeering scheme that helped wealthy American parents get their children into elite universities. Along with Loughlin, “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman was among the 50 people named in the...

  • Attorney Mar 14, 2019

    College Admissions Scandal Fallout: Hallmark Drops Loughlin, Daughter Loses Sephora Amid Uproar

    The Hallmark Channel cut ties Thursday with favored star Lori Loughlin, a day after her arrest in a college admissions scam put the family-friendly network and extended Hallmark brand in uncomfortable proximity to a headline-grabbing scandal.

  • Prince Nov 28, 2018

    ‘Tis the Season for More TV Christmas Movies Than Ever

    Have you heard the one about the girl who didn’t care about Christmas but found herself in a small town for the holidays surrounded by decorations, cookies and carolers, and found a new boyfriend and her Christmas spirit by Dec. 25? Hallmark Channel has, and they’re airing 22 original movies this year built around plots similar to that. The premise...

  • Donald Trump Jul 5, 2018

    Trump Praises Military for Keeping US ‘Safe, Strong, Proud'

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised the U.S. military for keeping America “safe, strong, proud, mighty and free” and used the Independence Day holiday to thank them for being willing to put their lives on the line in defense of the nation. “Two hundred and 42 years ago on July 4, 1776, America’s founders adopted the Declaration of independence and...

  • Super Bowl Feb 3, 2018

    Cats from LI Will Be Pouncing for Victory in the Kitten Bowl

    The Giants and Jets may have not made this weekend’s big game, but that doesn’t mean that some of the tri-state’s fiercest competitors won’t be clawing for victory in Mineapolis this weekend. Cats from the North Shore Animal League on Long Island for Hallmark Channel’s yearly Kitten Bowl, set to broadcast from noon to 6 p.m. on...

  • DIRECTOR Jan 4, 2017

    Denzel Washington Treaded Carefully in Adapting ‘Fences' to Film

    When August Wilson’s widow first toured the set for the new movie based on his play “Fences,” she carefully examined the modest two-story brick house, the small yard and the tree where a ball hung from a rope — and she wept.

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