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Jeremy Irons to star in “The Borgias” TV show
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Jeremy Irons to star in “The Borgias” TV show

Scheming Italian renaissance family “The Borgias” will be the subject of a U.S. television series next year, with Oscar-winning British actor Jeremy Irons playing the starring role.

Stritch does Sondheim in patchy tribute
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Stritch does Sondheim in patchy tribute

Elaine Stritch turns 85 next month, but nobody can accuse her of slacking off.

NBC says it will lose money on Vancouver Olympics
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
NBC says it will lose money on Vancouver Olympics

U.S. television network NBC said on Sunday it would lose money for the first time on the winter Olympics, which starts in Vancouver in February.

NBC in embarrassing retreat on prime time Leno show
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
NBC in embarrassing retreat on prime time Leno show

NBC retreated on Sunday from its controversial bid to shake up prime time U.S. television, saying it was “going back to basics” with traditional dramas and comedies to try to rebuild audiences and its reputation.

“Avatar” box office hits $1.3 billion worldwide
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
“Avatar” box office hits $1.3 billion worldwide

“Avatar” ruled the worldwide box office for a fourth weekend on Sunday, creeping closer to the all-time record held by writer/director James Cameron’s earlier effort “Titanic,” distributor 20th Century Fox said on Sunday.

Pope condemns religious attacks after Copt deaths
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Pope condemns religious attacks after Copt deaths

Pope Benedict called on political and religious authorities on Sunday to prevent violence against Christians, in an apparent reference to recent attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt.

Chavez warns businesses after currency devaluation
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Chavez warns businesses after currency devaluation

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez ordered soldiers to seek out businesses that raise prices after a sharp devaluation of the bolivar currency last week, saying he will expropriate firms that engage in price gouging.

Israel vows “powerful response” to Gaza attacks
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Israel vows “powerful response” to Gaza attacks

Three Palestinian militants were killed in an Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a “powerful response” to any attacks from the territory.

Jurist Josipovic wins Croatia presidential vote
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Jurist Josipovic wins Croatia presidential vote

Opposition Social Democrat Ivo Josipovic convincingly won Sunday’s Croatian presidential election, pledging to help the government’s efforts to complete

Snow strands thousands of travelers around Europe
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Snow strands thousands of travelers around Europe

Snow and icy weather disrupted travel across Europe on Sunday, closing Geneva airport on one of its busiest tourist weekends of the year and prompting a state of emergency on part of Germany’s Baltic coast.