• Duggar family statement on axing of '19 Kids and Counting'

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — This is the full statement posted by the Duggar family on Facebook on Thursday: Today, TLC announced that they will not be filming new episodes of 19 Kids and Counting. Years ago, when we were asked to film our first one hour documentary about the logistics of raising 14 children, we felt that it was an opportunity to share with the world that children are a blessing and a gift from God. We are so thankful for our film crew that has shown up at our house for over a decade. They have become like family to us. They have invested their time and energy into our lives and have been so loving and patient.

  • Serving breakfast for dinner, with a bit of pasta in the mix

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    This is the ultimate breakfast-for-dinner dish: bacon, eggs and toast (in the form of buttery crumbs), combined with spaghetti. Comfort food to the highest degree, it's especially satisfying after a stressful day at school or the office. And all of the ingredients, except for the bacon, are cooked in one skillet. Most of us fry our bacon in a skillet, but I prefer to lay it out on a rack set into a rimmed and parchment- or foil-lined baking sheet and bake it in the oven. That way the bacon cooks more evenly. Also, it doesn't curl up and make a greasy mess of the stovetop.

  • TLC is officially canceling '19 Kids and Counting' following Duggar molestation revelations

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — TLC is officially canceling '19 Kids and Counting' following Duggar molestation revelations.

  • Emotional Caitlyn Jenner accepts Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night while urging acceptance for others who are transgender. She received a standing ovation from some of the sporting world's biggest stars after her 10-minute speech during the annual awards honoring the year's top athletes and moments. "This transition has been harder on me than anything I can imagine," said Jenner, who revealed she was in the process of becoming a woman in a televised interview with Diane Sawyer in April on ABC. From the stage, Jenner thanked Sawyer, whom she called a friend.

  • Wednesday's Sports In Brief

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    ESPY AWARDS LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs while urging acceptance for others who are transgender. She received a standing ovation from some of the sporting world's biggest stars after her 10-minute speech during the annual awards honoring the year's top athletes and moments. "This transition has been harder on me than anything I can imagine," said Jenner, who revealed she was in the process of becoming a woman in a televised interview with Diane Sawyer in April on ABC. Noting her powerful celebrity platform, the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion and current reality TV star vowed "to do whatever I can to reshape the landscape of how transgender people are view

  • 'Empire,' 'Mad Men,' Letterman vie for Emmy nominations

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Six months after the Oscars featured an all-white cast of acting nominees, television's Emmy Awards is poised to show its big-screen Hollywood sibling how diversity is achieved. The likely contenders for Thursday's Emmy nominations include hit series "Empire" and "black-ish" and their wealth of critically acclaimed black actors, and "Jane the Virgin" and its standout Latina star, Gina Rodriguez. Nominees in top categories are to be announced Thursday morning by Uzo Aduba, an Emmy winner last year for her "Orange is the New Black" role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren, and "So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley.

  • California water district OKs Tom Selleck's settlement offer

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California water district voted Wednesday night to accept Tom Selleck's offer of more than $21,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing the "Magnum, P.I." star of taking water he wasn't entitled to for his 60-acre ranch. The vote, taken during a closed session, was 3-0 with two members of the Calleguas Municipal Water District's board of directors absent. The district, which provides water to Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and several other Ventura County cities, sued Selleck and his wife earlier this month after officials said a private investigator discovered a tanker truck bound for their ranch was regularly filling up at a Calleguas fire hydrant.

  • ESPYs honor late college basketball player Lauren Hill

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lauren Hill was honored Wednesday night at the ESPY Awards for the best moment. Hill inspired people with her fight against brain cancer and raised over $1.5 million for cancer research before she died April 10. The Division III women's basketball player just wanted to play one game in college. The NCAA agreed to let Hill's team, Mount St. Joseph, move up its opening game against Hiram College by two weeks because her condition was deteriorating. Xavier University offered its 10,000-seat arena so more people could attend. Tickets sold out in less than an hour. She ended up playing in four games and made five layups. LeBron James sent her gifts and tweeted how much of an inspiration she was.

  • Fox's chief political anchor Bret Baier signs new deal

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News says it has signed its chief political anchor, Bret Baier, to a new multi-year contract just as a new political season is beginning. Baier is due to moderate Fox's Aug. 6 debate involving 10 of the Republican presidential candidates with Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace. He co-anchored coverage of big political nights in 2012 with Kelly, a role he is expected to fill again. Baier has anchored Fox's 6 p.m. weeknight newscast from Washington since 2009. Terms of the new deal, including its length, were not released Wednesday.

  • Lawsuit: DirecTV's 'NFL Sunday Ticket' is illegal monopoly

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — DirecTV's exclusive right to broadcast certain NFL games is an illegal monopoly that raises costs for bars and restaurants, a San Francisco bar says in a lawsuit against the league and the satellite TV provider. The lawsuit filed this week in federal court in California challenges DirecTV's deal with the league for "NFL Sunday Ticket," which gives subscribers nationwide live broadcasts of many Sunday games played in other cities. Those games are available to the subscribers only through DirecTV. The lawsuit by the bar Ninth Inning Inc. says the deal stifles competition by preventing other TV providers, such as Dish Network, from airing the games.

  • Marlene Sanders, TV news reporter and executive, dies at 84

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Marlene Sanders, a veteran television journalist for ABC and CBS News at a time when relatively few women did that job, has died of cancer. She was 84. Sanders also was the mother of CNN and New Yorker journalist Jeffrey Toobin, who announced on his Facebook page that she died Tuesday. "A pioneering television journalist — the first network newswoman to report from Vietnam, among many other firsts — she informed and inspired a generation," Toobin wrote. "Above all, though, she was a great mom." Sanders was a producer for the late Mike Wallace in the early stages of his career. She wrote, reported and produced news and documentaries for WNEW-TV in New York before joining ABC News in 1964. She worked

  • Atomic bomb test marks 70th birthday amid renewed interest

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The 70th anniversary of the U.S. government's test of the first atomic bomb over a remote stretch of New Mexico desert comes amid renewed interest in the secret World War II project, thanks to new books and a television drama series. It also comes as residents of the historic Hispanic village of Tularosa say they were permanently affected by the Trinity Test and want the government to acknowledge it. On July 16, 1945, scientists from the then-secret city of Los Alamos successfully exploded the first atomic bomb at the Trinity site, near Tularosa. Tina Cordova, co-founder of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders, says the aftermath later caused rare forms of cancer for many who lived nearby.

  • Baseball's All-Star Game draws record-low television rating

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's All-Star Game has drawn a record-low television rating. The AL's 6-3 win over the NL in Cincinnati on Tuesday night earned a 6.6 rating and 12 share on Fox. The previous low was a 6.8 in 2012. Fox said Wednesday that the broadcast averaged 10.9 million viewers. That's down from the 11.3 million for last year's game, Derek Jeter's final All-Star appearance. Baseball's All-Star Game remains the highest-rated of the four major North American pro sports leagues. It was Fox's best Tuesday prime-time rating since Game 6 of the World Series. Ratings represent the percentage of homes with televisions tuned to a program, while shares measure the percentage of TVs in use at the time.

  • 'Kids' Choice Sports' telecast to salute World Cup champs

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "Kids' Choice Sports" awards show is adding a tribute to America's new soccer superstars. The telecast will open with a celebration of the World Cup champion U.S. women's soccer team. Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo and Alex Morgan are among the players set to appear, the Nickelodeon channel said Wednesday. Other athletes taking part in the 90-minute show include Derek Jeter, Lindsey Vonn and Mo'Ne Davis, the channel said. The awards, hosted by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, invited youngsters to vote on which teams and players will get to claim an orange blimp trophy. Music and competition are part of the show's mix. Nickelodeon's "Kids' Choice Sports" airs at 8 p.m. Eastern on Thurs

  • Seacrest hosts new feel-good show 'Knock Knock Live' on Fox

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Seacrest has noticed a pattern when he knocks on a stranger's door. "Most men answer the door without a shirt on," he said in a recent interview. The "American Idol" host picked up on this while preparing for his new game show, "Knock Knock Live," premiering July 21 on Fox (9 p.m. EDT). "I just went down a street the other night in Los Angeles and tested it," Seacrest said. "It's a little frightening when you walk up to doors because you hear animals and people are, 'Who is it?'" On his new show, answering a knock on the door could lead to a major surprise. Seacrest will be in an L.A. studio while a team of helpers like Kellie Pickler and Ross Mathews arrive at the front door of people

  • Denis Leary plays a rock has-been in his new FX comedy

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — For starters, you must understand that Denis Leary is a rock 'n' roll fan. It doesn't take much to get him weighing in on the Clash record that means the most to him ("London Calling") or the merits of John Lennon's final album (loves him, hates it). But Leary's rock 'n' roll immersion goes much deeper. Decades of his own brand of stardom as an actor and stand-up comic have found him rubbing elbows with rock gods like Mick Jagger and Steven Tyler. And on his stand-up comedy tours, he brings along a band of "real rock 'n' roll musicians and session guys," he says proudly, with whom he performs just for fun. So he never saw himself as a rock star.

  • Cambodian tycoon's attack on actress prompts uproar

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — In the grainy black-and-white video the tycoon is seen dragging the actress off a leather couch at a Phnom Penh restaurant. He throws her to the ground, kicks her head and pummels her with body blows. Now the man is pleading for mercy in a case that has outraged Cambodia. The 1-minute video, which the actress and TV personality known to fans as "Sasa" posted on her Facebook page last week, has become the focus of social media and morning talk shows and put pressure on police to deliver justice in a country where the wealthy often act with impunity. "He pulled my hair and smashed my head against the floor. He was punching and kicking me.

  • Teen out of hospital after surviving mountain plane crash

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — Search crews looking for a small plane that crashed in north-central Washington with three people aboard say they have located wreckage in the general area where a crash survivor emerged from the woods. A Washington state Transportation Department spokeswoman says the wreckage was located Tuesday evening in the general area where 16-year-old survivor Autumn Veatch emerged from the woods on Monday. However, spokeswoman Barbara LaBoe says crews were not able to reach the site yet and no positive identification has been made of either the plane or the two missing occupants, Leland and Sharon Bowman of Marion, Montana. Efforts to reach the site will resume in the morning. Earlier Tuesday, the girl was relea

  • 'Dead 7' TV film cast has Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync pedigree

    Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A zombie TV movie is bringing together members of two boy bands. Backstreet Boys Nick Carter, A.J. McLean and Howie Dorough will star in the Syfy channel's "Dead 7," along with Joey Fatone of 'N Sync fame. Movie production company The Asylum said the post-apocalyptic drama follows ragtag gunslingers trying to free a town of a zombie plague. Carter is also producing and co-writing the film, and his wife, Lauren Kitt Carter, will join him as part of the cast. "Dead 7" is scheduled to air in 2016, the Syfy channel said Tuesday.

  • NHRA leaves ESPN, signs long-term deal with Fox Sports 1

    Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Drag racing is about to get a little more exposure. NHRA and Fox Sports announced Tuesday they have agreed to a long-term contract that will put four drag-racing events on the main Fox network each year, a deal NHRA President Peter Clifford calls a "game-changer." It begins in 2016. NHRA has been on ESPN since 2001. They agreed to end their contract a year early, clearing the way for NHRA to be featured more prominently on Fox Sports 1. Fox Sports already owns rights to NASCAR, Supercross, the United SportsCar Championship, the FIA World Endurance Championship, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and other racing events.




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