March 21st, 2019

Entertainment News

2 hats are better than 1: Mendoza happy with ESPN, Mets role

By Ronald Blum, The Associated Press on March 21st, 2019

NEW YORK – Jessica Mendoza has heard the ribbing. An ESPN “Sunday Night Baseball” analyst since 2015, she added a part-time role last month as a New York Mets baseball operations adviser. “OK, you work for the Mets, we can’t talk to you anymore,” she recalled hearing from teams during her spring training rounds, quickly ... Read More »

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Feds seek return of ‘Amorous Couple’ art looted by Nazis

By The Associated Press on March 21st, 2019

NEW YORK – The U.S. government says it wants to return a painting to its true owner that was looted from a museum in Nazi-controlled Ukraine near World War II’s end. Manhattan prosecutors said Thursday that “An Amorous Couple,” by Pierre Louis Goudreaux, was stolen from the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of the ... Read More »

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Dierks Bentley joins list of performers for NFL Draft

By The Associated Press on March 21st, 2019

NASHVILLE – Country star Dierks Bentley has joined the list of scheduled performers for next month’s NFL Draft festivities. Bentley will perform a free outdoor concert April 27 in downtown Nashville to coincide with the draft and the running of the Nashville Marathon. Grammy-winning country performer Tim McGraw and Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe Winans already ... Read More »

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Donny and Marie Osmond announce end of Las Vegas residency

By The Associated Press on March 21st, 2019

LAS VEGAS – Donny and Marie Osmond say they will end their Las Vegas show later this year, concluding an 11-year run on the Strip. The brother-sister duo made the announcement during an appearance on “Good Morning America” on Thursday. Their final performance at the Flamingo Las Vegas is scheduled for Nov. 16. According to ... Read More »

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‘Full House’ to big house in college scheme? Experts differ

By Alanna Durkin Richer, The Associated Press on March 21st, 2019

BOSTON – Could Aunt Becky be headed to prison? It could go either way, experts say. Some of the wealthy parents accused of paying bribes to get their kids into top universities may get short stints behind bars, if convicted, to send a message that the privileged are not above the law, some lawyers say. ... Read More »

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Daniel and Eugene Levy discuss decision to end ‘Schitt’s Creek’ after season 6

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press on March 21st, 2019

TORONTO – “Schitt’s Creek” fans, prepare to say goodbye to the Rose family. As the hit Canadian comedy series cements its status as a critical and cultural smash during its fifth season, father-and-son co-creators Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy have announced the story will come to an end next year. In a statement on Daniel ... Read More »

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David Letterman: I stayed on network TV for too long

By The Associated Press on March 21st, 2019

NEW YORK – David Letterman says he stuck around on network television about 10 years too long. He made that revelation during an appearance Thursday on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show. Letterman quit in 2015 after 33 years as a late-night host on CBS and NBC, and is beginning his second season on his more leisurely-paced ... Read More »

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Mom with kids on YouTube channel suspected of child abuse

By Jacques Billeaud And Terry Tang, The Associated Press on March 21st, 2019

MARICOPA, Ariz. – A woman who operated a popular YouTube channel featuring kids is facing allegations she used pepper spray to discipline her seven adopted children, and locked them for days in a closet at their home outside Phoenix, authorities said Wednesday. Machelle Hobson’s children had no food, water or access to a bathroom whenever ... Read More »

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K-pop star Jung Joon-young arrested in sex video scandal

By The Associated Press on March 21st, 2019

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – South Korean police on Thursday arrested K-pop singer Jung Joon-young over allegations that he illegally shared sexually explicit videos of women taken without their knowledge or consent. The Seoul Central District Court issued an arrest warrant for Jung hours after he appeared at a hearing and apologized to the victims ... Read More »

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Scripts from ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ to be digitally preserved

By The Associated Press on March 21st, 2019

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – Hollywood producer Carl Reiner and the National Comedy Center say they’re working together to digitally preserve Reiner’s collection of scripts from the 1960’s “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” The scripts are full of Reiner’s handwritten changes to the dialogue. Reiner, who turned 97 on Tuesday, says creating and producing the comedy is ... Read More »

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Daniels: ‘Pain and anger’ around ‘Empire’ in recent weeks

By The Associated Press on March 20th, 2019

LOS ANGELES – “Empire” co-creator and executive producer Lee Daniels says the weeks since cast member Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with fabricating a racist and homophobic attack have been “a freakin’ rollercoaster.” In an Instagram video that doesn’t refer to Smollett by name, Daniels says since “the incident” he and his cast have ... Read More »

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