NBC says Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in the network's live version of "Peter Pan."

For a year, The Associated Press has been tracking movements and machinations of more than a dozen prospective presidential candidates. Here's the latest presidential prep checklist:

The Michigan Film Office says it has awarded a $1.5 million film incentive to the "Ask Dr. Nandi" talk show.

At the same time "The Strain" was in development, a commercial in heavy rotation showed three catty middle-schoolers stalking a chubby guy on a diet. Whenever he contemplated a calorie-drenched monstrosity, they'd pipe in with a rapid-fire "Ew!" "Seriously?" "So gross ..."

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Guillermo del Toro needs a hug. The acclaimed director has always had a dark side, but in such films as "Hellboy" and "Pan's Labyrinth," he showed off a playful imagination. Like a kindergartener diving into a jumbo box of magic markers, he brought a unpredictable blend of light and color to the darkest of worlds.

Miles Mikolas got through five innings in his third start for the Texas Rangers with a lead against the highest-scoring team in the majors.

Angels ace Jered Weaver noticed that there was no signal to the bullpen when manager Mike Scioscia was walking toward him in the seventh inning.

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Hulu is now the exclusive streaming home for the full run of Comedy Central's bad-boy animated series, "South Park" — all 244-and-counting episodes.

Members of Michael Jackson's extended family are stepping out of what they call "the Jackson bubble" for a reality show.

Tabloid targets LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are jumping into the fray with their own reality show, although the couple plans to keep Cibrian's two children out of it.

The outfit Lone Ranger actor Clayton Moore wore when making appearances as the character after retiring from television has sold for $195,000 at a Texas auction.

Chris Carter is back.

The Race Team Alliance is not only open for business, the ownership clique is ready for new members.

Having marked his 70th birthday earlier this week, Jeffrey Tambor is celebrating what he calls his most "transformative" role. The veteran actor plays a man who, late in life, acts on his long-suppressed need to be a woman.

A summer sunset boat trip turned out to be no cake walk for reality TV's "Cake Boss," who's thanking police and firefighters for getting his boat and passengers to safety after they were enveloped in fog in New York Harbor.

A top business journalist at China's state broadcaster was taken away by prosecutors, abruptly absent from his nightly newscast he was anchoring, China's financial news magazine Caixin reported Saturday.

Juneau residents came out in droves this week to see some live television.

Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said Saturday.

Michael McKean is joining series star Bob Odenkirk in AMC's "Better Call Saul," the much-awaited prequel to "Breaking Bad," with Jonathan Banks, another star from that wildly popular drama, also set for the new venture.

In a story July 11 about rapper Drake hosting the ESPY Awards, The Associated Press erroneously quoted him saying "take" when talking about Skylar Diggins. Drake actually said, "I don't know if she'll be able to make it."

Nicole Richie is going back to reality.

The media glorify sex, especially when targeting young people.

NASCAR President Mike Helton said Friday there is no animosity from the governing body toward the recently formed, nine-team Race Team Alliance that will collaborate on initiatives and issues facing auto racing.

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Pivot is getting into scripted drama with a new TV series starring former Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (TOO'-chee).

The Associated Press has named Vaughn Morrison as its new head of US video production.

Ana Ortiz was skeptical.

To get back into television, John Walsh had to relinquish some of the control that he'd grown used to.

There's a line in the fourth episode of FX's "The Strain" that sums up TV's latest vampire drama: "It's not for everyone."

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Discovery Channel's hit "Naked and Afraid" (10 p.m. Sunday) is inspiring a whole new genre of reality shows - VH1 debuts "Dating Naked" at 9 p.m. July 17 - but "Naked & Afraid" producers insist their show is not about being naked, the show's attention-getting title notwithstanding.

As northeast Ohio waits to find out if LeBron James will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, his foundation says it is partnering with a reality TV show to spruce up some houses in his Akron hometown.

As northeast Ohio waits to find out if LeBron James will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, his foundation says it is partnering with a reality TV show to spruce up some houses in his Akron hometown.

Given that David Rees has written a book on how to sharpen a pencil, he seems the perfect choice to host a new National Geographic Channel series that elevates mundane activities into the subject of deep investigation.

The outfit Lone Ranger actor Clayton Moore wore when making appearances as the character after retiring from television is going up for auction in Texas.

Those unusual, and sometimes wacky, names given by celebrities to their offspring don't always work in the real world.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl brought a rock n' roll sensibility to the usually buttoned-down atmosphere of the summer TV critics' tour.

Beyonce and Jay Z will co-star in an HBO concert special, and Queen Latifah will play legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in a movie for the network.

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