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Texas county cuts ties with ‘Live PD’ police TV show

By 92.3 News | August 22, 2019

GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — A Texas county has banned a television production company from filming law enforcement officers there for a reality show. Williamson County leaders voted Tuesday to discontinue its contract with Big Fish Entertainment, which produces “Live PD.” The show must stop filming on county property in 30 days. District Attorney Shawn Dick…

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Sarah Sanders heads to Fox News as a contributor

By 92.3 News | August 22, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who once sparred with journalists, has decided to join them. Fox News said Thursday that Sanders has been hired to provide political commentary and analysis across all its properties, including Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and the radio and podcast division. Sanders was…

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Christie Brinkley, Sean Spicer make ‘Dancing with the Stars’

By 92.3 News | August 21, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Christie Brinkley, Hannah Brown of “The Bachelorette” and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer are among the contestants on the next season of “Dancing with the Stars” — but not everyone is happy with the list. ABC announced the celebrity lineup Wednesday for season 28 on “Good Morning America.” The…

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‘America’s Got Talent’ continues summer dominance for NBC

By 92.3 News | August 20, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — “America’s Got Talent” wasn’t content with just the top spot in the Nielsen company’s rankings of the most popular television programs last week. This time it took the top two. First place is familiar territory for NBC’s talent competition. It has been the most-watched summer series for six straight years and…

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Larry King seeks divorce from seventh wife after 22 years

By 92.3 News | August 20, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King is seeking a divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn King, after 22 years. The 85-year-old talk show host filed a petition to end the marriage Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Larry King and Shawn King, then a singer and TV host, married in 1997 and have two adult…

Judge to rule on tossing suit against Smollett in October

By 92.3 News | August 20, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge hearing the city of Chicago’s lawsuit against Jussie Smollett says she’ll rule on the actor’s request to toss the suit in October. The 10-minute status hearing Tuesday was the first since the civil case was moved to federal court from state court. The former “Empire” actor didn’t attend the…

Writers union says talent agents are violating antitrust law

By 92.3 News | August 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Writers Guild of America filed claims Monday in federal court alleging the entertainment industry’s biggest talent agencies are violating antitrust and anti-racketeering laws, the latest move in a long and heated battle between those who write scripts and the agents who represent them. The filings are a response to lawsuits…

Earnhardt ‘truly blessed’ nobody was seriously hurt in crash

By 92.3 News | August 19, 2019

Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his family is “truly blessed” that nobody was seriously injured when his plane crash-landed last week in Tennessee. The retired NASCAR driver, now a television analyst, issued a statement Monday on social media praising the “quick response of my pilots, local law enforcement, emergency personnel and hospital staff.” He thanked people…

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Early Epstein accuser: Police could have stopped him in 1997

By 92.3 News | August 19, 2019

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — More than two decades before Jeffrey Epstein took his own life, a woman went into a California police station and filed one of the earliest sex-crime complaints against him: that he groped her during what she thought was a modeling interview for the Victoria’s Secret catalog. Alicia Arden said she…

Bubba Hiers, brother of Paula Deen, dies of cancer at 65

By 92.3 News | August 19, 2019

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Hiers, who left behind landscaping to help his celebrity sister Paula Deen grow her Savannah restaurant business as she rose to fame, has died at age 65. “Bubba was the greatest brother who was loved by so many people,” Deen said in an emailed statement Monday. “We will miss him…