North Carolina editorial roundup
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers:
‘The Profit,’ NC city settle dispute over giant US flag
STATEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The star of CNBC's "The Profit" has settled a yearlong dispute with a North Carolina city over a huge U.S. flag at the reality TV star's recreational vehicle...
‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ star faces his own health problems
DENVER (AP) — Duane Chapman, known to millions as the star of the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show, tells People magazine that he is facing his own medical problems after the death of his...
Ex-reality TV star Ravenel pleads guilty to assault on nanny
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Reality television star and ex-South Carolina treasurer Thomas Ravenel has been fined $500 after taking a plea deal to charges he assaulted a former nanny.
‘Survivor’ producer imprisoned for wife’s death is released
GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — A former reality TV show producer convicted of killing his wife is back home in Southern California after his release from a Mexican prison.
Alice Marie Johnson hawks Kim Kardashian West shapewear line
NEW YORK (AP) — Alice Marie Johnson, who Kim Kardashian West helped get out of prison, has popped up on Instagram hawking the reality TV star's new shapewear line.
Texas county cuts ties with ‘Live PD’ police TV show
GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — A television production company behind a law enforcement reality TV show is no longer welcome to film in a Texas county after prosecutors and attorneys complained about a...
Nevada mining family strikes turquoise on reality TV show
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even if he had attempted to hide his tears, the dust on his face would have betrayed their passage. Tony Otteson is at once rattled and relieved, a brief show of emotion cleansing...
EDGEWATER, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a burglary of a business owned by reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman (all times local):
Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman urges burglary suspect to surrender
EDGEWATER, Colo. (AP) — Reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman is calling on the person who broke into a Colorado business he owns and stole show merchandise and items belonging to his late wife to...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Reality TV star Jesse James is offering a $5,000 reward for the return of one of his beloved dogs.
James in an Instagram post says the 6-year-old French bulldog named...
AURORA, Colorado (AP) — Friends and family of the late "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show co-star Beth Chapman gathered in Colorado on Saturday where they remembered her as tough and...
SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge has ordered the South Fulton City Council to appear in court because a legal document hasn't been submitted.
S.Korea actress charged in Thailand for catching giant clams
BANGKOK (AP) — A South Korean actress has been charged in Thailand with catching endangered giant clams while participating in a reality TV show and could face up to four years in prison if found...
Japan official to Kardashian West: Kimono belongs to Japan
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade minister says the kimono belongs to Japan — not to Kim Kardashian West's shapewear brand.
West announced the line, Kimono Solutionwear, last week. But some...
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii memorial service for "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show co-star Beth Chapman will feature a prayer followed by family and friends paddling out into the...
‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ co-star Beth Chapman dies at 51
HONOLULU (AP) — Beth Chapman, who co-starred with her husband on the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show and later spoke out against some bail reform measures as a leader of a national bail...
Justice Department: Omarosa didn’t file financial disclosure
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former White House staffer and reality TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman, alleging she failed to file a legally required...
Bounty hunter’s wife remains in coma in Honolulu hospital
HONOLULU (AP) — The wife of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman remained in a medically induced coma Monday so that she can be treated without suffering pain.
HONOLULU (AP) — The wife of reality TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman is in a medically induced coma, a report said.
Beth Chapman is in the intensive care unit of Queen's Medical Center...
STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city has voted against the flying of really big flags, holding its ground against a reality TV star's huge Stars and Stripes.
Central Arkansas tattoo artist returns to reality TV contest
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas tattoo artist headed back to New York recently to coach contestants around the country for the upcoming reality TV competition Ink Master, with this season's...
Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi gives birth to 3rd child
NEW YORK (AP) — Reality TV personality Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has welcomed her third child into the world.
The 31-year-old "Jersey Shore" cast member tells People magazine she gave birth...
Speller balances bee with reality TV, social media stardom
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Akash Vukoti no longer stands out at the Scripps National Spelling Bee for his age, not with a record 23 spellers competing this year who are 9 or younger.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama country singer Dexter Roberts has come in third place on Season 16 of NBC's "The Voice."
Roberts competed on celebrity country crooner Blake Shelton's team...
Free video streaming offers some gems - if you can find them
NEW YORK (AP) — Free services let you watch thousands of movies and TV shows online, but using them feels like wandering through a low-rent, digital version of Blockbuster (RIP).
- Business WireWatch4 Leverages Brightcove Technology to Expand Audience Reach and Improve Overall Viewer ExperienceOctober 15, 2019
- Business WireEstrellaTV Taps Chiquis For “Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento” Celebrity Judge PanelAugust 12, 2019
- Business WireMTV and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, the Grammy® Award-Winning, Multi-Platinum Artist and Business Mogul, Announce the Epic Return of “Making the Band” In 2020July 15, 2019
- BusinessWireRuby Rose is the McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity™ 2018October 2, 2018
- BusinessWireRuby Rose is the McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity™ 2018October 2, 2018
HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) — Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin has announced that he and his wife are expecting their ninth child.
In a post late Monday on his official House website, Duffy wrote: "God...
Remy Ma arrested on charges of punching reality TV cast mate
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma was arrested Wednesday on charges of attacking a reality show cast mate at a New York concert venue, a new round of legal trouble for a rapper still...
ABC again the top network in report on Asian Americans on TV
Major 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...
DALLAS (AP) — A medical examiner says the grandson of actor Clark Gable died of an accidental drug overdose.
The Dallas County Medical Examiner's office says an autopsy found Clark James...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A dog-friendly Wichita restaurant that celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay remodeled as part of a reality TV show is closing.
Owner Greg Buss posted Wednesday on social media...
‘Queer Eye’ star France bridges divides on TV, in real life
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — 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...
NEW YORK (AP) — A former cast member of the reality TV series "Bad Girls Club" was sentenced to a year in prison for stealing the debit card information of a man found dead from a drug overdose in...
Georgia city fires judge over bullying allegations
SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (AP) — The recently formed city of South Fulton, Georgia, has fired its first municipal judge over allegations that she bullied workers and approved filming a reality TV show in...
Reality TV star ‘Mama June’ arrested in Alabama
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Reality television star June "Mama June" Shannon has been arrested on drug charges in Alabama.
News outlets report that Shannon and a friend, Eugene Doak, were arrested...
Trump appointee completes month of public housing stays
NEW YORK (AP) — Since she took over as President Donald Trump's top housing official in the New York City area, Lynne Patton has been criticized for bringing a reality TV approach to what's...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The husband of one of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" reality TV stars has been released from federal prison and is waiting to see if he'll be deported back to...
Clark Gable III, grandson of acting great, dies in Dallas
DALLAS (AP) — Clark James Gable III, host of the reality TV show "Cheaters" and grandson of late Academy Award-winning actor Clark Gable, has died in Texas.
New CBS contest ‘World’s Best’ wins post-Super Bowl slot
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.
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 Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell.
CBS bets big with new talent show ‘The World’s Best’
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — 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 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, drawing more than 45 million viewers.
CBS scored again in 2010 when "Undercover Boss" followed the Super Bowl and lured more than 38 million viewers.
Bounty hunter reality TV stars closing bail bonds office
HONOLULU (AP) — "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman's bail bonds office in Honolulu is closing.
A news release from a publicist for Chapman and his wife Beth says the couple's Da Kine Bail Bonds will be closing at the end of the month because the building will be demolished.
A&E series "Dog the Bounty Hunter" was canceled in 2012. The Chapmans later starred in "Dog and Beth: On the Hunt" which aired on Country Music Television.
Lochte, Anthony Scaramucci among ‘Big Brother’ celeb cast
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympic champion swimmer Ryan Lochte is among the cast announced for the second season of "Big Brother: Celebrity Edition."
Other house members announced Sunday by CBS include former NFL star Ricky Williams, Olympian Lolo Jones and former WWE wrestler Natalie Eva Marie.
Lochte has said he is training for a shot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 12-time Olympic medalist was undergoing alcohol counseling in October. He recently announced his wife is expecting their second child.
The Latest: R. Kelly’s attorney denies abuse allegations
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly (all times local):
An attorney for R. Kelly says abuse allegations made against the R&B star in a recent documentary are false.
In a phone interview Tuesday evening, Kelly's Chicago attorney Steve Greenberg dismissed the allegations, calling them "another round of stories" being used to "fill reality TV time."
Reality TV next for Mainer who creates art with moose scat?
SOMERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Lights, camera, scat.
That's the premise of a potential new reality series featuring a Maine woman who is locally famous for making creations out of moose droppings. The Portland Press Herald reports Mary Winchenbach and her wife, Deb Nicholls, are in discussions with TNT about bringing their brand of poop art to cable television.
U of Louisville dance team coach, reality TV star terminated
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The coach who led the University of Louisville's women's dance team to more than a dozen national titles and starred in a reality television show has been terminated from his position.
University of Louisville spokesman John Karman told news outlets Monday night that Todd Sharp had been relieved of his duties, calling the termination a personnel matter. Further details weren't provided.
Nevada utility manager gets seat won by dead brothel owner
TONOPAH, Nev. (AP) — The general manager of a local utility company has been appointed to fill a district seat on the Nevada State Assembly that was won posthumously by a well-known brothel owner the month after he died.
Trump can rail against Powell, but he can’t fire him
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome Powell, the man President Donald Trump chose last year to lead the Federal Reserve, may at times think he's living through a prolonged episode of the "The Apprentice," the reality TV show in which Trump was famous for declaring, "You're fired!"
Lawyers seek ‘Apprentice’ tapes in Trump immigration suit
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers suing President Donald Trump over his decision to end special protections shielding certain immigrants from deportation are seeking unaired footage from his reality TV show "The Apprentice" to try to bolster their case alleging the move was racially motivated, the attorneys said Wednesday.
Pimp Dennis Hof wins Nevada legislative race after death
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada brothel owner and reality TV star Dennis Hof died last month but still won a heavily GOP state legislative district after fashioning himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate.
County officials will appoint a Republican to take Hof's place in the state Assembly. He was found dead Oct. 16 after a weekend of parties celebrating his 72nd birthday. Officials are still determining his cause of death, but they don't suspect foul play.