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‘Chrisley Knows Best’ stars charged with federal tax evasion

Chace Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Julie Chrisley

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal grand jury in Atlanta on Tuesday indicted reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley on charges including tax evasion, alleging among other things that they tried to hide their income from “Chrisley Knows Best” from the IRS. The 12-count indictment also accuses the pair of conspiracy, bank fraud and wire fraud. “The allegations contained in …

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‘America’s Got Talent’ dominates the ratings competition

Simon Cowell

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a week dominated by competition shows, “America’s Got Talent” dominated the competition. NBC’s variety showcase brought in 9.7 million viewers last week according to the Nielsen company’s ratings. The show chose the singers, comedians, dancers and beatboxers that will be on its season-ending live episodes. That was well clear of second-place “60 Minutes” on CBS, …

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Cicely Tyson joins cast of Ava DuVernay series on OWN

Cicely Tyson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson will join the cast as a series regular in Ava DuVernay’s new romance anthology series on OWN, “Cherish the Day.” The network said Tuesday that the 94-year-old legend will play Miss Luma Lee Langston, a star of stage and screen in decades past. She joins previously announced leads Xosha Roquemore and Alano Miller. The …

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CBS, Viacom to reunite as media giants bulk up for streaming

NEW YORK (AP) — The newly combined ViacomCBS will invest in more movies and TV shows and try to sell more advertising as it seeks to become a bigger player in the growing business of streaming video. Yet the bigger company still might not be big enough to be competitive, as larger rival Disney launches its own service in November …

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CNN backs Chris Cuomo after caught-on-video confrontation

Chris Cuomo

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN says it completely supports anchor Chris Cuomo after he was seen on video threatening to push a man down some stairs during a confrontation after the man apparently called him “Fredo,” in a seeming reference to the “Godfather” movies. The video appeared Monday on a conservative YouTube channel. Host Brandon Recor told The Washington Post …

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Comedian Andy Dick reports attack in New Orleans

Andy Dick

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Comedian Andy Dick says he was assaulted outside a New Orleans nightclub after performing in the French Quarter. Dick tells The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate he was unconscious for 15 minutes after someone knocked him to the ground with a punch early Saturday. The comedian and musician is known for his role on the 1990s NBC-TV …

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NBA 2019-20: Some tip-offs earlier, back-to-backs down again

Steve Kerr

The NBA schedule is a little bit easier on players. Fans might be catching a break — and some more sleep — as well. The league announced its 2019-20 schedule on Monday, featuring another dip in back-to-back games for teams and a major change in the number of nationally televised games starting at 10:30 p.m. on the East coast. Golden …

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New AMC drama follows Japanese American internment horror

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The second season of an AMC-TV drama series follows the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and a number of bizarre deaths haunting a community. “The Terror: Infamy” is set to premiere Monday and stars Derek Mio and original “Star Trek” cast member George Takei as they navigate the forced internment and supernatural spirits …

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Judge rejects bid for new trial in ‘Making a Murderer’ case

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — A judge has rejected a man’s bid for a new trial in a Wisconsin killing featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” Judge Angela Sutkiewicz on Thursday denied Steven Avery’s request in the 2005 killing of photographer Teresa Halbach. Halbach’s remains were found in the Avery family’s salvage yard. Avery argued the state turned over …

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Democrats use Iowa event to attack Trump _ not each other

John Delaney

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The packed field of Democratic presidential candidates descended Friday night on a small, northern Iowa town, delighting a raucous crowd of voters by largely attacking President Donald Trump rather than each other. Some of the loudest applause at the Wing Ding fundraiser came for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who tailored her message to her rural …

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