‘Two and a Half Men’ wraps up a dozen years of comedy

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2009 file photo, from left, Charlie Sheen, Angus T. Jones and Jon Cryer, pose for a picture backstage with their favorite TV comedy award for "Two and a Half Men" at the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles. There's been plenty of comedy onscreen and tons of drama behind the scenes. It all comes to an end Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, as "Two and a Half Men," the remarkably durable hit CBS sitcom, wraps its 12-season run with a one-hour series finale. Funny or not, the conclusion will answer this burning question: Will former series star Sheen make a conciliatory guest appearance, as rumored, four years after his rancorous firing? (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Harper lives — at least, he lived until the final moments of Thursday’s series finale of “Two and a Half Men.”

Eddie Murphy said no to Cosby sketch, SNL cast member says

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, Paige Butcher, left, and Eddie Murphy attend the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza in New York. The presence of Murphy on the 3 1/2-hour special was billed as a highlight among the dozens of SNL alums and other celebrities who were involved. It was his first return since 1984 to the show where he became the breakout star. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A lingering letdown for fans after Eddie Murphy’s half-hearted display on the recent “Saturday Night Live” bash has been rekindled by a report of what might have been: Murphy impersonating Bill Cosby.

Smithsonian TV documentary, box set celebrate Lead Belly

This image released courtesy of the Lead Belly Estate shows folk and blues musician Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly. Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1949. But the folk-singing legend, who is being celebrated as part of Black History Month with a TV documentary and 5-CD box set, left behind a treasure trove of recordings. Among those influenced by Lead Belly, best known for his recordings of Good Night Irene and The Midnight Special: Lonnie Donegan, the founding father of British pop, who inspired British teens to form skiffle groups, including 15-year-old John Lennon who founded The Quarrymen in 1956 and later added Paul McCartney and George Harrison to the band. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Lead Belly Estate)

NEW YORK (AP) — Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in 1949. But the folksinging legend, who is being celebrated next week as part of Black History Month by the Smithsonian with a TV documentary and 5-CD box set, left behind a treasure trove of recordings that yielded many hits for those who followed him.

Source: Whitney Houston’s ailing daughter has tracheostomy

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, Bobbi Kristina Brown, left, and Nick Gordon attend the Los Angeles premiere of "Sparkle" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. The man Whitney Houston's daughter calls her husband says he is looking for permission from Brown's family to visit her in the hospital. Gordon said in a statement through his lawyers Randy Kessler and Joe Habacy on Wednesday night, Feb. 18, 2015, that he hopes his request will be granted. The 21-year-old Bobbi Kristina has been "fighting for her life" at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta since she was found in her bathtub face-down and responsive on Jan. 31. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Doctors have replaced Bobbi Kristina Brown’s breathing tube with a tube usually used for patients who need to be on a ventilator for an extended period, a person close to the family said Thursday.

YMCA fundraiser party to benefit children’s programs

It’s a hands on arts and craft project at the YMCA’s after school program in this 2009 file photograph. Post Register file photo

If your “To-Do” list includes finding a fun date night idea, doing a good deed or learning to play poker, you’re in luck. All those things can be accomplished at the YMCA’s 10th annual Jump, Jive and Wail Fundraiser on Feb. 28.

‘Imitation Game’ showcases WWII codebreakers

Kenneth Rendell, founder and director of the World War II Museum, poses with Nazi Enigma encryption machines on display in Natick, Mass., Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. In the Oscar-nominated film "The Imitation Game," Benedict Cumberbatch leads a code-breaking operation targeting the Nazis' infamous Enigma encryption machines. Rendell says his museum boasts the largest U.S. collection of Enigmas outside of the NSA. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

NATICK, Mass. (AP) — The Oscar-nominated film “The Imitation Game” may fudge some of the facts and amp up the drama to appeal to Hollywood audiences, but there’s still a lot the film gets right about the Allied effort to crack the German armed forces’ sophisticated communications code during World War II, says the owner of one of America’s largest collections of Enigma encryption machines used by the Nazis.

Modern Family’ to air episode that takes place only online

This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox Television shows, from left, Claire Dunphy, Jay Pritchett, and Phil Dunphy, in a scene from the episode, "Connection Lost," of "Modern Family." ABCs Modern Family airs an episode on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at 9 p.m. EST that takes place entirely online. (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox Television)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — How to keep the “modern” in “Modern Family” in its sixth season? Create an episode that plays out completely on a computer and in the realm of social media.

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