• Emmys 2017: Key categories to watch

    The nominees: "Better Call Saul" (AMC), "The Crown" (Netflix), "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu), "House of Cards" (Netflix), "Stranger Things" (Netflix), "This Is Us" (NBC), "Westworld" (HBO) "24" was the last broadcast TV series to win best drama at the Emmys back in 2006. NBC's breakout hit "This Is Us" stands as a strong contender in this race. If the big prize indeed goes to this wholesome drama, it would no doubt be a big win for the Big Three, as the siblings on the show are called, and the Big Four (networks) alike. The spoiler here could be Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale," a drama based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood that has been praised for both its performances and timely themes. Both

  • Narcos location scout shot dead in Mexico

    A location scout for the Netflix crime drama Narcos has been shot dead while working in central Mexico. The bullet-riddled body of Carlos Muñoz Portal, 37, was found in his car in a rural area in the town of Temascalapa, in Mexico state, one of the country's most violent. Mexican officials were reportedly having difficulties investigating the case given a lack of witnesses. Netflix said the facts surrounding his death were "still unknown". A friend of Mr Muñoz told the Spanish newspaper El País (in Spanish) that the victim was travelling in the region taking photographs for locations. The death happened on Monday but news of it has only recently emerged. Mr Muñoz's 10-year career included scouting

  • Emmys: Your guide to the best US TV drama

    We are, as we are regularly told, in a golden age of TV - and the cream of the current crop will be rewarded when this year's Primetime Emmy Awards are handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday. Five of the seven nominees in the most keenly contested category - outstanding drama series - are new shows. Game of Thrones, which has won for the past two years, is not eligible this time. With so many new shows having made a splash over the past year, you'd be forgiven for not having caught up with them all. Here's a rundown of the best American TV drama series, as per the Emmy best drama category. Westworld Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton In a nutshell: A Wild West theme park is

  • Wire star calls for more opportunities

    The US star of The Wire has called for more opportunities for black British actors to stop them heading abroad. "They're going where the work is," said Clarke Peters, who played detective Lester Freamon in the TV crime drama. "When Britain decides to build up its film industry and compete, then those cats will stay here," he continued. Star Wars' John Boyega and Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya are among those who have won high-profile Hollywood roles after making their mark in UK productions. Others include David Oyelowo, who played Martin Luther King in Selma, and David Harewood, star of Homeland and Supergirl. Peters, who was born in New York and came to work in Britain in the 1970s, said the trend

  • Salman Khan on meeting his British fans

    Salman Khan is one of the top grossing actors in Bollywood and has made more than 100 films. He's performing on tour in the UK for the first time in 12 years. He spoke exclusively to the BBC Asian Network's Haroon Rashid.

  • Harry Dean Stanton, longtime character actor, dies at 91

    Stanton often played haggard men with battered souls, Turner Classic Movies said in its description of him. TCM is owned by CNN's parent company, Time Warner. "A restless, unconventional spirit off-camera, Stanton always lent a sympathetic realness to the menacing criminals and barroom-dwelling outsiders he stashed beneath his craggy face and wiry, worn frame," TCM said. Well-lined face was 'the story' Writer and director David Lynch said in a statement that Stanton was a great human being as well as a great actor. "There went a great one. There's nobody like Harry Dean. Everyone loved him," he said. Lynch appeared in the 2012 documentary "Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction." "How would you like

  • Watch: Jennifer Garner cries over 'Hamilton'

    Garner posted the #TBT video of herself on laughing gas. She's not the first celebrity to do so.