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

By 92.3 News | March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Daniels: ‘Pain and anger’ around ‘Empire’ in recent weeks
Lee Daniels

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “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 …

Mom with kids on YouTube channel suspected of child abuse

By 92.3 News | March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Mom with kids on YouTube channel suspected of child abuse

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — 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 …

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

By 92.3 News | March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Scripts from ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ to be digitally preserved

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — 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 …

Danica Patrick to join NBC’s Indy 500 team

By 92.3 News | March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Danica Patrick to join NBC’s Indy 500 team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports’ inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. Patrick retired from racing after last year’s Indianapolis 500. Her eighth appearance in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” prepped her for a return as a television personality. She told The Associated Press …

Coroner says ‘Young and Restless’ star died of heart disease

By 92.3 News | March 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Coroner says ‘Young and Restless’ star died of heart disease
Kristoff St. John

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Young and the Restless” star Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, with excessive drinking at the time of his death a contributing factor, according to a coroner’s report released Tuesday. Investigators listed “hypertrophic heart disease” as the cause of the 52-year-old’s death on Feb. 4 at his home in …

Chicago police union wants federal probe in Smollett case

By 92.3 News | March 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Chicago police union wants federal probe in Smollett case

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago police union’s president alleges that the county’s top prosecutor interfered with the investigation of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett before recusing herself and wants the Justice Department to determine if she broke any laws. WLS-TV in Chicago reports that Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham wrote the Justice Department following …

Colbert postpones visit to New Zealand after attack

By 92.3 News | March 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Colbert postpones visit to New Zealand after attack

NEW YORK (AP) — Talk show host Stephen Colbert has postponed what was supposed to be a surprise visit to New Zealand following the terrorist attack in Christchurch that killed 50 people. Colbert’s “Late Show,” the top-rated American late-night show, said that he was supposed to travel to New Zealand on Wednesday for a week …

Meghan McCain fires back at Trump tweets against her father

By 92.3 News | March 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Meghan McCain fires back at Trump tweets against her father
Meghan McCain, John McCain

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meghan McCain says President Donald Trump’s life is “pathetic” after his weekend Twitter attack against her father, the late Sen. John McCain. She fired back at Trump on ABC’s “The View” Monday after the president tweeted comments criticizing her father, who died last year after battling brain cancer. McCain says Trump …

Fox News hires Donna Brazile as political contributor

By 92.3 News | March 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Fox News hires Donna Brazile as political contributor
Donna Brazile

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile, who was fired by CNN for tipping off the Hillary Clinton campaign about debate topics in 2016, has joined Fox News Channel as a political commentator. Brazile said Monday she knows fellow liberals will criticize her for joining Fox, but that it’s important for …

The Latest: Best bet: Duke is favored to win NCAA Tournament

By 92.3 News | March 17, 2019 | Comments Off on The Latest: Best bet: Duke is favored to win NCAA Tournament

The Latest on Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 9:36 p.m. Betting on March Madness is starting with many gamblers throwing their weight behind Duke and freshman phenom Zion Williamson. William Hill US says nearly 20 percent of the money bet on the NCAA Tournament winner over the past year has backed …