• Redskins GM's wife apologizes for tweet about reporter

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The wife of Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has apologized for "disparaging" and "unfounded" comments on her Twitter account about an ESPN reporter. The Redskins issued a statement on behalf of Jessica McCloughan on Wednesday night in which she acknowledged making the remarks, which said the reporter exchanged sexual favors for information. Jessica McCloughan's statement begins: "I deeply apologize for the disparaging remarks about an ESPN reporter on my personal Twitter account. The comment was unfounded and inappropriate, and I have the utmost respect for both the reporter and ESPN." That apology never mentioned Dianna Russini by name.

  • Stephen Colbert one-ups Jeb Bush raffle with 1 of his own

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Score one for Stephen Colbert. Jeb Bush, a scheduled guest on Colbert's first night hosting CBS' "The Late Show" on Tuesday, recently sent a letter to potential supporters raffling off a "VIP ticket" to the taping in exchange for a $3 donation to his presidential campaign — a move a CBS entertainment spokesman said wasn't a coordinated tie-in with the show. So Colbert took things into his own hands: In a video posted Wednesday, he praised the contest as "a great idea." "But here's the thing," he said. "No one from Jeb's campaign asked me if this was OK with me to raise money off my first show.

  • Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug," has died of Parkinson's disease. He was 84. He died Monday in Los Angeles, Jones' publicist Richard Hoffman said Wednesday. Jones' long association with The Walt Disney Co. began after he received an unexpected call from Walt Disney himself, who praised his work on the TV show "Ensign O'Toole," noting it had "some good closing sequences." Jones, himself a former Navy man, played the title role in the 1962 sitcom.

  • Colbert, Abrams to join forces for film festival fundraiser

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Stephen Colbert (kohl-BEHR') and J.J. Abrams will soon be joining forces for a celebrity nerd-off that will benefit a New Jersey film festival. The Nov. 21 event at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark was announced Wednesday by organizers of the Montclair Film Festival, which town resident Colbert has supported for years. They say the duo will discuss their works and creative influences. Colbert recently ended a long stint as host of "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central and is scheduled to start next week as the new host of the "Late Show" on CBS. Abrams is a noted writer, director and producer of television series and films and is one of the creative forces behind the upcoming Star Wars mo

  • Best sex education video ever, made by a Brit

    BY GINNIE GRAHAM, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Sometimes, it's takes a foreigner to put an American hangup into perspective. Comedian and host of  HBO's "Last Week with John Oliver"  summed up in 21 minutes all the weak arguments and approaches the U.S. has with sex education. Warning: It's a bawdy piece. But, it's a hilarious with points well-made. I've watched it four times.

  • Video: Gary Busey rides a horse on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' to announce he will join Season 21 of 'Dancing with the Stars'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Oscar-nominated Tulsa native Gary Busey donned a rhinestone cowboy suit and rode a horse onto the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" stage Tuesday night to announced that he will be a contestant on Season 21 of "Dancing with the Stars." When the comedian asked Busey what made him agree to be a part of the show, the actor replied, “I didn’t have anything else to do.

  • 3 new comics added to 'Daily Show'

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anticipating its relaunch with Trevor Noah as host later this month, Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" has added three new comics to its rotating cast of correspondents. Ronny Chieng, who has spent the bulk of his comic career in Australia; Desi Lydic, who appeared in MTV's "Awkward"; and Roy Wood Jr., a stand-up comic who participated in NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and Comedy Central's "Laugh Riots" competition, are the new staff members. Holdovers from the Jon Stewart era include Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, John Hodgman, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi and Kristen Schaal. Noah begins as host of the weeknight show on Sept. 28.

  • Video: Carrie Underwood & 11 NFL players star in 'Waiting All Day For Sunday Night,' debuting Sept. 13 on NBC'S 'Sunday Night Football'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Eleven NFL players will join seven-time Grammy Award winner and  Checotah native Carrie Underwood for her performance of  “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the opening theme for primetime television’s No. 1 program, "Sunday Night Football" on NBC. As previously reported, Underwood will visit with "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Thursday, Sept. 10 to show a sneak peek of the opening theme and will also perform her new single “Smoke Break.”  After performing the opening theme for the past two seasons, Underwood returns in 2015 beginning with NBC’s first SNF broadcast of the 2015 NFL season as the defending NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys host the New

  • NBC to celebrate NASCAR's history at Darlington Raceway

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The return of the Southern 500 to Labor Day weekend will be marked by a throwback celebration at Darlington Raceway that will include everything from the retro paint schemes on the track to the actual broadcast booth. The Southern 500 last ran on the holiday weekend in 2003. NBC has agreed to be part of the throwback theme, with its on-air talent scheduled to wear 1970's-style clothing. The on-screen graphics and music will also be a nod to that era. The booth will also briefly step back in time, as the regular crew of Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will be temporarily replaced in-race by Hall of Famers Ken Squier, Ned Jarrett and Dale Jarrett.

  • California man recounts tackling gunman on Paris-bound train

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of three Americans who foiled an attack on a Paris-bound train said he and his friends did whatever they could to disarm the gunman. Anthony Sadler said in an interview set to air Wednesday on "NBC Nightly News" that he didn't think about what could have gone wrong until days later. He said the gunman tried to fire at his friend, but the gun didn't go off. Sadler, 23, a senior at Sacramento State University, along with Oregon National Guard specialist Alek Skarlatos and U.S. Airman Spencer Stone earned worldwide acclaim when they tackled the gunman carrying a handgun and assault weapon while the Americans were on vacation in August. Authorities identified the gunman as 26-year-old Ayoub El-Kha

  • ACC faces many variables on TV channel to rival SEC, Big Ten

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    The Atlantic Coast Conference is still figuring out whether it will start a dedicated cable channel of its own. Details have been scarce about the behind-the-scenes process the league and broadcast partner ESPN are navigating in an effort to determine whether it makes financial sense to start an ACC-specific channel like the ones some other conferences have. League Commissioner John Swofford has even joked about the situation, "I know you're very tired of hearing me talk and not say much on that subject." The possibility excites ACC coaches and athletic directors who say they want the league's ultimate decision — whatever it is — to be a prudent one.

  • Clooney, Bush and Biden among Stephen Colbert's first guests

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly nine months after exiting Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert returns Tuesday as host of CBS' "The Late Show," airing nightly at 11:35 p.m. EDT. Here is his first week's guest list: Tuesday: George Clooney and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush. Wednesday: Scarlett Johansson and SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, with Kendrick Lamar performing and being interviewed. Thursday: Vice President Joe Biden and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, with musical guest Toby Keith. Friday: Amy Schumer and author Stephen King, with Troubled Waters performing and being interviewed.

  • Unmasked, Stephen Colbert debuts Tuesday hosting 'Late Show'

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is about to turn a corner in his career: onto Broadway at 54th Street. Having split from cheeky Comedy Central a few blocks away, he will now hold court at old-guard CBS. He will inherit the theater, time slot and series title (though with an added "The") owned for 22 years by David Letterman.

  • France hero in ABC's new 'Dancing' cast

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC moved quickly to land one of the three men who foiled a terror attack on a Paris-bound train last month for the 21st season cast of "Dancing With the Stars." The network announced Wednesday that Alek Skarlatos, who overpowered a gun-toting man last month with his friends Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, will be in the dancing competition that starts again on Sept. 14 (8 p.m. EDT). Chef Paula Deen, actor Gary Busey and Bindi Irwin, actress-daughter of the late wildlife TV star Steve Irwin, are among the other cast members.

  • Actor tries to rescue neighbor in Manhattan high-rise fire

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Dylan Baker tried to rescue an elderly neighbor before escaping a high-rise apartment fire in Manhattan. It happened on the 33rd floor of a building on West 43rd Street just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Baker, who has a recurring TV role in "The Good Wife," told NBC New York (http://bit.ly/1UlFF6V ) he had just returned home when an alarm went off and he saw smoke coming from his neighbor's apartment. He says he pounded on her door and called her name before opening the door and seeing flames everywhere. He says he shut the door and called 911 before hurrying his family out of the building. Firefighters quickly put out the fire. The woman was hospitalized in critical condition.

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: Go behind the scenes of Carrie Underwood's 'Smoke Break,' which she will debut on 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 19 hr ago

    As previously reported, music superstar and Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood will head to New York next week to present her Calia by Carrie Underwood fall collection at the world-renowned New York Fashion Week and to guest judge the finalists’ runway-shown collections on Lifetime’s Emmy-nominated series "Project Runway."  The Checotah native will also visit "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Thursday, Sept. 10 to perform the television debut of her new record-breaking single, “Smoke Break.” Plus, Underwood will appear on the "Today" show on Monday, Sept. 7 in a taped package about her shoot of the opening for a new season of "Sunday Night Football.

  • Toby Keith performs hometown show for upcoming 'Neighborhood Sessions' TV special

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 22 hr ago

    NORMAN - Toby Keith took the stage at his new place in his old neighborhood and played new songs and old hits for an invitation-only crowd of about 500 people Tuesday night. The country music superstar and his band put on the private show on a newly built stage behind Hollywood Corners, a 1920s-era roadhouse and service station in north Norman that he recently bought and revamped into a roadside delicatessen. The intimate outdoor concert was filmed for the second installment in the State Farm "Neighborhood Sessions." An hourlong television special, "Neighborhood Sessions Featuring Toby Keith," is due to air on TBS in October, the same month the Oklahoma native will release his new album "35 MPH Town.

  • Oklahoma food news and notes

    BY DAVE CATHEY Food Editor dcatchey@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Oklahoma food news and notes

  • Biden to appear on Colbert's 'Late Show'

    Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will be among Stephen Colbert's inaugural guests on "The Late Show." CBS announced Tuesday that Biden will join previously announced guests Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and country singer Toby Keith on Sept. 10. Colbert takes over hosting duties from David Letterman on CBS' "The Late Show" beginning Sept. 8. Other guests set to appear during Colbert's debut week include George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Schumer, author Stephen King, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush. "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" will air weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EDT.

  • CBS to stream some regular-season NFL games for 1st time

    Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — CBS will stream some regular-season NFL games online for the first time. The network said Tuesday that the Oct. 4 matchup in London between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins will be streamed. That kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time. The Thanksgiving afternoon game between Carolina and Dallas will also be streamed. The games will be available for free on laptops, desktops and tablets at CBSSports.com and on televisions through certain connected TV devices. A live stream of the Super Bowl was first offered in 2012. Every playoff game was available through streaming starting in 2014. The NFL's prime-time games are available through streaming. ___ Online: AP NFL website: www.pro