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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, a woman sits on a curb at the scene of a shooting outside of a music festival along the Las Vegas Strip, in Las Vegas. It came as little surprise to producers, but Showtime's documentary series this fall on mass shooting incidents was itself disrupted by mass shootings. The network cut back on reruns of the series following the Oct. 1 attack at a country music concert in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured hundreds. An episode that identified the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting as the nation's most deadly event had to be changed because Las Vegas made that fact outdated.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 16, 2017 - 2:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It came as little surprise to producers, but Showtime's about-to-conclude documentary series on mass shooting incidents was itself disrupted by mass shootings. Showtime cut back on reruns of the series following the Oct. 1 attack at a country music concert in Las Vegas that killed...
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November 10, 2017 - 12:37 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a reality TV star killed a U.S. Coast Guard technician in a drunken wrong-way collision on a Virginia highway. News outlets report that 25-year-old Melissa Hancock has been charged with driving while intoxicated and maiming following the death of 29-year-...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2017, file photo, Kevin Spacey impersonates Johnny Carson at the 71st annual Tony Awards in New York. Spacey says he is “beyond horrified” by allegations that he made sexual advances on a teen boy in 1986. Spacey posted on Twitter that he does not remember the encounter but apologizes for the behavior. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)
October 30, 2017 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations that have rocked the entertainment and media industries (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A former worker on "The Bachelor" television series and its spinoffs has sued the show's producers, accusing them of sexual harassment and pervasive...
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In this Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, photo, Beth Guardino, left, and her son, Christian, talk about the 17-year-old's life before and after gene therapy treatment for his hereditary blindness during an interview at their home in Patchogue, N.Y. Christian was diagnosed with hereditary blindness and received gene therapy as part of a study. On Thursday, Oct. 12, U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers will consider whether to recommend approval of the gene therapy. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
October 09, 2017 - 1:13 pm
A girl saw her mother's face for the first time. A boy tore through the aisles of Target, marveling at toys he never knew existed. A teen walked onto a stage and watched the stunned expressions of celebrity judges as he wowed "America's Got Talent." Caroline, Cole, Christian. All had mere glimmers...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2014 file photo US economist Richard Thaler poses for a photo during the award ceremony for the world economy prize in Kiel, Germany. The Nobel economics prize has been awarded to Thaler of the University of Chicago for his contributions to behavioral economics. (Carsten Rehder/dpa via AP, file)
October 09, 2017 - 7:29 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel prize in economics has been awarded to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago for research showing how people's choices on economic matters — whether on savings or game shows like "Deal or No Deal" — are not always rational. The 9-million-kronor ($1.1-million) prize...
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FILE- In this April 26, 2015, file photo, Julie Chen arrives at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. CBS announced Sept. 8, 2017, that Chen will host a celebrity edition of "Big Brother" that will air this winter. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
September 08, 2017 - 7:24 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS has announced a first-ever celebrity edition of its longtime reality staple "Big Brother." The network hasn't named any of the stars taking part in what CBS calls a "concentrated run" of a special edition of the show this winter. No premiere date was announced. "Big Brother"...
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August 22, 2017 - 2:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 14-20. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 13.44 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 10.89 million. 3. "Game of Thrones," HBO, 10.24 million. 4. "60...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2016 file photo, Padma Lakshmi participates in a speaker series at AOL Studios in New York to discuss the upcoming finale of "Top Chef." Four Teamsters charged with threatening and harassing the cast and nonunion crew of the TV reality show were acquitted of all charges on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in federal court in Boston. Lakshmi had testified she was "terrified" when a Teamster confronted her outside a Boston-area restaurant where the series filmed in 2014. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
August 15, 2017 - 1:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Four Teamsters were acquitted Tuesday of threatening "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi and using strong-arm tactics to try to extort jobs from a nonunion company filming the reality TV show in the Boston area. A federal jury found the men not guilty of attempted extortion and conspiracy...
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August 15, 2017 - 11:11 am
BOSTON (AP) — Four Teamsters have been acquitted in Boston of threatening the cast and nonunion crew of the TV reality show "Top Chef." A federal jury found the men not guilty Tuesday after 20 hours of deliberations. The Local 25 union members were accused of using strong-arm tactics to extort jobs...
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August 08, 2017 - 2:13 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Fox will counter its onetime powerhouse "American Idol" with a new singing contest. The network said Tuesday that it will launch a contest called "The Four" in 2018. Fox canceled "American Idol" after its long run because of dwindling ratings and rising costs, only to...
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