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And the winner of the ‘Game of Thrones’ is …

By 92.3 News | May 20, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winter has come and winter has gone, the last of the heads have been lopped off and the last of the dragon fire has been spit as “Game of Thrones” aired its 73rd and final episode Sunday night. With ratings predictably huge, the results of the game were a split decision, as they…

Herman Wouk, a consummate writer until the end, dies at 103

By 92.3 News | May 17, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Wouk was a prize-winning, million-selling author never quite in fashion. He was a religious Jew among secular peers, a respecter of authority in a field of rebels. He didn’t brag like Norman Mailer and was spared the demons driving the madness of Philip Roth’s “Portnoy’s Complaint.” After a Pulitzer early…

Netflix announces fashion design competition series

By 92.3 News | May 17, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been a minute since a new fashion design competition has occurred. Enter: “Next in Fashion,” soon to come on Netflix. The series is hosted by the first “Queer Eye” star to spin off, Tan France, along with fashion maven Alexa Chung. The show features 18 designers competing for $250,000 and…

Jussie Smollett

Judge won’t kick decision in Smollett case to another judge

By 92.3 News | May 17, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has rejected a request to have a judge outside Chicago consider whether to appoint a special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case. Judge Michael Toomin said Friday he’s not swayed by claims that it would be a conflict for Cook County judges to make the decision. Sheila O’Brien, a former…

Steve Kroft

’60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft to retire from the show on Sunday

By 92.3 News | May 17, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The ticking clock for the longest tenured reporter at “60 Minutes” is about to go silent. CBS says Steve Kroft, 73, will retire from the news magazine at Sunday’s season finale. It will cap his 30th season and Kroft will discuss his plans to step down on the air. Kroft came…

An emotional send-off for lovable geeks of ‘Big Bang Theory’

By 92.3 News | May 17, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Big Bang Theory” closed out its run as television’s top-rated comedy with an emotional final episode that saw some big changes for the show’s group of geeky misfits. The long-running series on CBS concluded with two final episodes, “The Change Constant” and “The Stockholm Syndrome,” in an hour-long finale Thursday…

Jim Parsons

‘Big Bang Theory’ exits TV airwaves with emotional episode

By 92.3 News | May 17, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Big Bang Theory” closed out its run as television’s top-rated comedy with an emotional final episode that saw some big changes for the show’s group of geeky misfits. The long-running series on CBS concluded with two final episodes, “The Change Constant” and “The Stockholm Syndrome,” in an hour-long finale Thursday…

Russian TV channel uncovers fraud in talent show voting

By 92.3 News | May 16, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Channel One TV on Thursday annulled the results of a popular TV talent show after uncovering evidence of fraud in its most recent competition that led to a landslide win for a pop star’s daughter. Mikella Abramova, the 11-year-old daughter of former Eurovision contestant Alsou and Azerbaijani banker Yan Abramov, won…

Norman Lear

Who’s ready for a new Archie Bunker, live on your TV?

By 92.3 News | May 16, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Archie Bunker is coming back to prime-time network TV and he might look a little different to viewers — even if what he says is exactly the same. Woody Harrelson is stepping into the iconic role as part of a 90-minute ABC special celebrating writer, director and producer Norman Lear. It…

New series ‘Nancy Drew,’ ‘Batwoman’ join CW’s fall schedule

By 92.3 News | May 16, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Female power rules in the CW’s new fall TV series, with heroes including teenage detective Nancy Drew and Batwoman. In “Nancy Drew,” Kennedy McMann plays the sleuth whose life has been derailed by her mother’s death. “Batwoman” stars Ruby Rose as Kate Kane, who may be crime-ridden Gotham City’s best hope…