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‘Green Book’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards

By 92.3 News | January 20, 2019 | Comments Off on ‘Green Book’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards
Peter Farrelly

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscars race may have gotten a little clearer Saturday night as the race-themed road trip drama “Green Book” drove off with the top honor at the Producers Guild Awards, winning out over presumed front-runners like “Roma,” ”A Star Is Born” and “Black Panther.” “When you make ‘Dumb and Dumber’ …

Film airing on PBS highlights Native American links to rock

By 92.3 News | January 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Film airing on PBS highlights Native American links to rock
George Harrison, Klaus Voorman, Jesse Ed Davis, Eric Clapton

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As a child, Fred Lincoln “Link” Wray Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parents’ home in rural North Carolina. Racist groups often targeted the poor family of Shawnee Native American ancestry as the Wrays endured segregation in the American South just like African-Americans. Wray …

The Latest: Mueller’s office says BuzzFeed report inaccurate

By 92.3 News | January 18, 2019 | Comments Off on The Latest: Mueller’s office says BuzzFeed report inaccurate
Michael Cohen

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress (all times local): 7:50 p.m. The special counsel’s office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of a news report saying that President Donald Trump told his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie …

Reports: Sony drops R. Kelly after furor over allegations

By 92.3 News | January 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Reports: Sony drops R. Kelly after furor over allegations
R. Kelly

NEW YORK (AP) — Multiple outlets have reported that Sony Music has dropped embattled R&B star R. Kelly from its roster. The announcement comes two weeks after the popular documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” drew fresh attention to the sex abuse allegations against R. Kelly, which have dogged him most of his career. The #MeToo …

Wendy Williams to take health-related break from TV show

By 92.3 News | January 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Wendy Williams to take health-related break from TV show
Wendy Williams

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal with health issues related to her immune system disorder, her family said Friday. The family wrote in a statement that Williams has suffered complications from Graves’ disease in the past few days. Treatment is necessary and will …

Gladys Knight to sing national anthem at the Super Bowl

By 92.3 News | January 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Gladys Knight to sing national anthem at the Super Bowl
Gladys Knight

NEW YORK (AP) — Gladys Knight will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at this year’s Super Bowl. The seven-time Grammy Award-winner says she’s proud to use her voice to “unite and represent our country” in her hometown of Atlanta. The 74-year-old and the Pips were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. …

Bob Costas exits longtime home at NBC Sports

By 92.3 News | January 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Bob Costas exits longtime home at NBC Sports
Bob Costas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC’s prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network’s sports division altogether. NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. Sandy Montag, Costas’ manager, said it was handled smoothly. “Everything in this transition was planned …

Colbert, Maddow are coveted slots for presidential wanna-bes

By 92.3 News | January 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Colbert, Maddow are coveted slots for presidential wanna-bes
Kirsten Gillibrand, Stephen Colbert

NEW YORK (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand is hitting the television daily double this week. The New York senator announced her presidential candidacy on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show,” following it up with an MSNBC interview Wednesday with Rachel Maddow. Her itinerary reflects the importance of those two media figures to the expected crowd of Democrats seeking …

Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stations

By 92.3 News | January 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stations

NEW YORK (AP) — Sinclair Broadcast wants to “Stirr” up streaming. The nation’s largest owner of television stations launched a free, ad-supported streaming service Wednesday drawing on local news, sports and other programs from the 191 TV stations it owns in 89 U.S. markets. Sinclair said the motivation behind Stirr is in part to help …

TV journalist Chris Hansen accused of bouncing checks

By 92.3 News | January 16, 2019 | Comments Off on TV journalist Chris Hansen accused of bouncing checks

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A TV journalist known for confronting would-be child predators has been snared himself in a police investigation alleging he wrote bad checks for $13,000 worth of marketing materials. Former “To Catch a Predator” host Chris Hansen was arrested Monday in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut. He was charged with issuing a …