Speller balances bee with reality TV, social media stardom

U.S. 05/28/19, 16:56

Akash Vukoti is competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the third time at age 9.It's just one of his many star turns. He's coming off an appearance on "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" and has also been featured on "Little Big Shots."While at the bee, he's providing content ...

Free video streaming offers some gems – if you can find them

Entertainment 05/09/19, 11:28

Free video services let you watch thousands of movies and TV shows online, but many of the offerings consist of reality TV, long-forgotten "classics" and movies that never made it to theaters.But finding gems in the junk, like the original "Roseanne," can give you a treasure-hunting rush.Unfortunately, websites and apps ...

Remy Ma arrested in NYC for punching reality TV co-star

Entertainment 05/01/19, 16:39

Remy Ma has been arrested on assault charges for allegedly attacking a reality television personality in New York City last month.Police say the 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Reminisce Smith, turned herself in on Wednesday. She's accused of punching her "Love & Hip Hop New York" co-star Brittney Taylor ...

ABC again the top network in report on Asian-Americans on TV

Entertainment 05/01/19, 11:54

Major network television networks are hitting far more lows than highs in tapping into Asian-American talent, according to a study released Wednesday by the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition.The advocacy group's annual report on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX came on the first day of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. ...

‘Queer Eye’ star France bridges divides on TV, in real life

Entertainment 04/05/19, 12:58

The Netflix show "Queer Eye" caught on by doing something unusual: creating reality TV that touches on some of the country's deepest divides with persistent optimism.Alongside sleek new haircuts and rehabbed wardrobes, the makeover program starring five gay men tackles the contrast between urban and rural, white and black, liberal ...

New CBS contest ‘World’s Best’ wins post-Super Bowl slot

Entertainment 01/30/19, 23:24

A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. SUPER KICK-OFF CBS is betting big on "The World's Best," handing over the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot to the new talent competition shepherded by reality TV titans ...

CBS bets big with new talent show ‘The World’s Best’

Football 01/30/19, 14:53

CBS is betting big on "The World's Best," handing over the post-Super Bowl time slot to the new talent competition shepherded by reality TV titans Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell.Burnett has a track record following the NFL's showcase game. In 2001, his "Survivor: The Australian Outback" debuted in that slot, ...

Shaquille O’Neal, Ken Jeong team for reality TV comedy pilot

Sports 11/05/18, 14:55

Shaquille O'Neal and Ken Jeong are trying out as comedy teammates.TBS said it has ordered a reality series pilot that will test the pair's ability to take on odd jobs.The pilot, with the working title "Unqualified," could be the basis for a series.The concept: O'Neal and Jeong try to master ...

TV’s Farrah Abraham pleads guilty to resisting police

Entertainment 11/02/18, 19:21

Reality TV star Farrah Abraham has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor stemming from a scuffle with security at the Beverly Hills Hotel.Abraham pleaded guilty in a Los Angeles court Friday to a charge of resisting police. The 27-year-old was sentenced to two years' probation and five days of community labor.Police ...

California surgeon, girlfriend face additional rape charges

U.S. 10/17/18, 07:06

Prosecutors added criminal charges involving five additional victims Wednesday in the case of a California surgeon and his girlfriend who were previously charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women.The Orange County district attorney's office said the additional charges include kidnapping and rape by use of drugs.The new charges accuse ...

Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

News 09/19/18, 10:28

Investigators have identified three more possible victims after a California surgeon and his girlfriend were charged with drugging and raping two intoxicated women, prosecutors said Wednesday.Michelle Van Der Linden, a spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney's office, said prosecutors have received numerous calls since Tuesday, when the initial charges ...

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