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  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in February 2020

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV
    February is nearly upon us and that means Netflix has dozens of new and returning titles to the streaming service including the Police Academy franchise, "Back to the Future III," "Sex and the City 2," the third series ofJon Favreau's "Chef Show," "Captain Underpants Epic Choice-o-Rama" and "Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution. " Here are another five titles that caught my eye. Blade Runner: The Final CutOutside of the original Star Wars trilogy and "E. T.
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in February 2020

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV
    You'll have some extra time to catch up on the titles that are leaving Netflix in February as the schedule has nothing dropping off the streaming service until February 11, 2020. Sadly, this month is packed with great titles that you'll certainly want to consider sitting down with. Here are nine that stood out to me. Clouds of Sils Maria.
  • From rags to rhinestones, country superstar Dolly Parton turns 74

    ...- SARAH CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Singer songwriterDolly Parton turned 74 on Sunday. Born the fourth child of 12, her official website saysshe grew up in Locust Ridge, nestled against the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. The typical saying is from "rags to riches" but in Parton's case, it's more of a "rags-to-rhinestones story. " The country superstar is still working "9 to 5," and doing what she loves.
  • Oprah makes a visit in Maine to try her first lobster roll

    ...- WGME Staff
    HARPSWELL, Maine (WGME) -- Oprah Winfrey made a visit in Maine to try her first lobster roll -- ever. She posted this video on Instagram of her experience. She says she was inspired to eat one while reading the book "Olive, Again," which is a book set in Maine. She says she gathered some of her book club members and took them to Dolphin Marina & Restaurant in Harpswell for some lobster rolls over the weekend.
  • Tim Tebow now a married man

    ...- CBS12 Web Team
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) - Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow just said: "I do. " Tebow talked exclusively to People Magazine about his wedding to Miss Universe 2017 DemiLeigh Nel-Peters. The couple exchanged vows in front of about 250 guests at a resort in the bride's home country of South Africa. The sports commentator says he wrote his own vows -- mixing traditional lines with personal messages. The ceremony reportedly mixed American and South African customs.
  • STG Presents: 'Baby Shark Live!' at The Paramount Theatre March 29th

    ...- STAR Staff
    STG Presents Baby Shark Live! at The Paramount Theatre on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Take an adventure into the sea with Baby Shark as he joins up with his friend Pinkfong to sing and dance through some of your favorite new and classic songs! Baby Shark Live! is a state of the art enchanting kids spectacular. In this one of a kind concert experience young fans will be dancing in the aisles as Baby Shark and friends, go on fun adventures to learn and meet new friends!
  • Father of 'The Rock,' WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson passes away

    ...- SARAH WYNN | WSYX/WTTE Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Rocky "Soul Man" Johnson, born Wayde Douglas Bowles, a WWE Hall of Famer, former World Tag Team Champion and father of wrestler/actorDwayne "The Rock" Johnson, has passed away at 75. The wrestling legend passed away Wednesday but there's no word on the cause of his death. Johnson's career in wrestling began in the mid-1960s after he made an impression in the National Wrestling Alliance.
  • Christopher Tolkien, son, editor and literary executor of J.R.R. Tolkien, dead at 95

    ...- Larry D. Curtis
    Christopher Tolkien, the man widely consider the greatest Tolkien scholar as well as author, editor, literary executor and son of J. R. R. Tolkien, has died. He was 95. Christopher Tolkien is responsible for editing and publishing more J. R. R. Tolkien books after his father's death in 1973 than his father published during his lifetime.
  • Will you accept this rose, Seattle? 'The Bachelor LIVE' hits Paramount stage this March

    ...- STAR Staff
    STG Presents The Bachelor Live at The Paramount Theatre on Saturday, March 7, 2020. “Bachelor” franchise fan favorites Becca Kufrin and Ben Higgins will co-host The Bachelor Live on Stage. The nationwide tour – which kicks off February 13, 2020, in Mesa, Arizona and will play in 66 cities including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta – brings the most successful romance reality series in the history of television to your hometown to help you find love.
  • Review: There's an enjoyable film buried somewhere in 'Dolittle'

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Dolittle. 2. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Stephen Gaghan. Writer: Stephen Gaghan, Dan Gregor, Doug Mand, Thomas Shepherd, Hugh Lofting (character) Starring: Robert Downey Jr. , Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen. Genre: Adventure, Comedy. Rated: PG for some action, rude humor and brief language. (from left) Dog Jip (Tom Holland) and Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr. ) in "Dolittle," directed by Stephen Gaghan. (Photo: Universal)
  • Bernie Sanders says 'it would be great' for Cardi B to go into politics

    ...- Stefanie Dyga
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is encouraging Cardi B to try her hand at politics. Sanders told TMZ in an interview on Tuesday,"Cardi B is deeply concerned about what's happening in the country. She knows what it's like to live in poverty and struggle, and it would be great for her to bring that experience to politics.
  • Review: 'Troop Zero' is a strange, frequently wonderful ode to pre-teen misfits

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Troop Zero. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Directors: Bert & Bertie. Writer: Lucy Alibar. Starring: Mckenna Grace, Viola Davis, Jim Gaffigan. Genre: Comedy. Rated: PG for thematic elements, language, and smoking throughout. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: A group of elementary school misfits compete for a national competition that will allow them to record a message for NASA’s Golden Record, an audio time capsule that was sent into outer space aboard the two Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977.
  • Pearl Jam announces new album, tour

    ...- Alfred Charles, KOMONews.com Executive Producer
    SEATTLE (KOMO) -- Pearl Jam, the iconic Seattle music group that helped put the region's music on the map in the 1990s, has announced a new album and tour -- but there are no stops as of now for the Seattle area. The band tweeted information about the upcoming tour and its eleventh album, which will be named "Gigaton", Monday morning before also posting additional details about the new project on PearlJam. com.
  • Neil Peart drummer from the band Rush, dead at 67

    ...- Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – Drummer from the band Rush, Neil Peart, died at the age of 67. The band released a statement on social media, confirming the death of their bandmate following a battle with brain cancer. It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and band mate of over 45 years, Neil, has lost his incredibly brave three and a half year battle with brain cancer (Glioblastoma).
  • Report: Tony Romo could become highest paid sportscaster ever

    ...- JESSIE KARANGU | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo could be in for a major payday next season, according to Front Office Sports. The publication reports Romo, who currently serves as the top analyst for NFL games on CBS, could make a move to ESPN. The cable sports network is reportedly willing to offer Romo a deal worth $10 million to $14 million per year, which would make him the highest paid sportscaster ever.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in February 2020

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV
    February is nearly upon us and that means Netflix has dozens of new and returning titles to the streaming service including the Police Academy franchise, "Back to the Future III," "Sex and the City 2," the third series ofJon Favreau's "Chef Show," "Captain Underpants Epic Choice-o-Rama" and "Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution. " Here are another five titles that caught my eye. Blade Runner: The Final CutOutside of the original Star Wars trilogy and "E. T.
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in February 2020

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV
    You'll have some extra time to catch up on the titles that are leaving Netflix in February as the schedule has nothing dropping off the streaming service until February 11, 2020. Sadly, this month is packed with great titles that you'll certainly want to consider sitting down with. Here are nine that stood out to me. Clouds of Sils Maria.
  • From rags to rhinestones, country superstar Dolly Parton turns 74

    ...- SARAH CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Singer songwriterDolly Parton turned 74 on Sunday. Born the fourth child of 12, her official website saysshe grew up in Locust Ridge, nestled against the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. The typical saying is from "rags to riches" but in Parton's case, it's more of a "rags-to-rhinestones story. " The country superstar is still working "9 to 5," and doing what she loves.
  • Oprah makes a visit in Maine to try her first lobster roll

    ...- WGME Staff
    HARPSWELL, Maine (WGME) -- Oprah Winfrey made a visit in Maine to try her first lobster roll -- ever. She posted this video on Instagram of her experience. She says she was inspired to eat one while reading the book "Olive, Again," which is a book set in Maine. She says she gathered some of her book club members and took them to Dolphin Marina & Restaurant in Harpswell for some lobster rolls over the weekend.
  • Tim Tebow now a married man

    ...- CBS12 Web Team
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) - Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow just said: "I do. " Tebow talked exclusively to People Magazine about his wedding to Miss Universe 2017 DemiLeigh Nel-Peters. The couple exchanged vows in front of about 250 guests at a resort in the bride's home country of South Africa. The sports commentator says he wrote his own vows -- mixing traditional lines with personal messages. The ceremony reportedly mixed American and South African customs.
  • STG Presents: 'Baby Shark Live!' at The Paramount Theatre March 29th

    ...- STAR Staff
    STG Presents Baby Shark Live! at The Paramount Theatre on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Take an adventure into the sea with Baby Shark as he joins up with his friend Pinkfong to sing and dance through some of your favorite new and classic songs! Baby Shark Live! is a state of the art enchanting kids spectacular. In this one of a kind concert experience young fans will be dancing in the aisles as Baby Shark and friends, go on fun adventures to learn and meet new friends!
  • Father of 'The Rock,' WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson passes away

    ...- SARAH WYNN | WSYX/WTTE Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Rocky "Soul Man" Johnson, born Wayde Douglas Bowles, a WWE Hall of Famer, former World Tag Team Champion and father of wrestler/actorDwayne "The Rock" Johnson, has passed away at 75. The wrestling legend passed away Wednesday but there's no word on the cause of his death. Johnson's career in wrestling began in the mid-1960s after he made an impression in the National Wrestling Alliance.
  • Christopher Tolkien, son, editor and literary executor of J.R.R. Tolkien, dead at 95

    ...- Larry D. Curtis
    Christopher Tolkien, the man widely consider the greatest Tolkien scholar as well as author, editor, literary executor and son of J. R. R. Tolkien, has died. He was 95. Christopher Tolkien is responsible for editing and publishing more J. R. R. Tolkien books after his father's death in 1973 than his father published during his lifetime.
  • Will you accept this rose, Seattle? 'The Bachelor LIVE' hits Paramount stage this March

    ...- STAR Staff
    STG Presents The Bachelor Live at The Paramount Theatre on Saturday, March 7, 2020. “Bachelor” franchise fan favorites Becca Kufrin and Ben Higgins will co-host The Bachelor Live on Stage. The nationwide tour – which kicks off February 13, 2020, in Mesa, Arizona and will play in 66 cities including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta – brings the most successful romance reality series in the history of television to your hometown to help you find love.
  • Review: There's an enjoyable film buried somewhere in 'Dolittle'

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Dolittle. 2. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Stephen Gaghan. Writer: Stephen Gaghan, Dan Gregor, Doug Mand, Thomas Shepherd, Hugh Lofting (character) Starring: Robert Downey Jr. , Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen. Genre: Adventure, Comedy. Rated: PG for some action, rude humor and brief language. (from left) Dog Jip (Tom Holland) and Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr. ) in "Dolittle," directed by Stephen Gaghan. (Photo: Universal)
  • Bernie Sanders says 'it would be great' for Cardi B to go into politics

    ...- Stefanie Dyga
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is encouraging Cardi B to try her hand at politics. Sanders told TMZ in an interview on Tuesday,"Cardi B is deeply concerned about what's happening in the country. She knows what it's like to live in poverty and struggle, and it would be great for her to bring that experience to politics.
  • Review: 'Troop Zero' is a strange, frequently wonderful ode to pre-teen misfits

    ...- Ryan Painter
    Troop Zero. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Directors: Bert & Bertie. Writer: Lucy Alibar. Starring: Mckenna Grace, Viola Davis, Jim Gaffigan. Genre: Comedy. Rated: PG for thematic elements, language, and smoking throughout. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: A group of elementary school misfits compete for a national competition that will allow them to record a message for NASA’s Golden Record, an audio time capsule that was sent into outer space aboard the two Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977.
  • Pearl Jam announces new album, tour

    ...- Alfred Charles, KOMONews.com Executive Producer
    SEATTLE (KOMO) -- Pearl Jam, the iconic Seattle music group that helped put the region's music on the map in the 1990s, has announced a new album and tour -- but there are no stops as of now for the Seattle area. The band tweeted information about the upcoming tour and its eleventh album, which will be named "Gigaton", Monday morning before also posting additional details about the new project on PearlJam. com.
  • Neil Peart drummer from the band Rush, dead at 67

    ...- Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – Drummer from the band Rush, Neil Peart, died at the age of 67. The band released a statement on social media, confirming the death of their bandmate following a battle with brain cancer. It is with broken hearts and the deepest sadness that we must share the terrible news that on Tuesday our friend, soul brother and band mate of over 45 years, Neil, has lost his incredibly brave three and a half year battle with brain cancer (Glioblastoma).
  • Report: Tony Romo could become highest paid sportscaster ever

    ...- JESSIE KARANGU | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo could be in for a major payday next season, according to Front Office Sports. The publication reports Romo, who currently serves as the top analyst for NFL games on CBS, could make a move to ESPN. The cable sports network is reportedly willing to offer Romo a deal worth $10 million to $14 million per year, which would make him the highest paid sportscaster ever.
  • Jared Leto transforms into a vampiric antihero in new 'Morbius' trailer

    ...- Stephen Loiaconi
    Sony Pictures gave audiences their first look at its latest Spider-Man spinoff film Monday with the release of a teaser trailer for “Morbius,” the tale of a “living vampire” trying to do good while struggling with his self-inflicted curse. In the film, brilliant scientist Dr. Michael Morbius, played by Jared Leto, attempts to cure his rare blood disease with an experimental and not-entirely-legal cure that involves infecting himself with vampirism. It does not go well.
  • Review: Gimmicky '1917' is still a marvelous WWI film

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV
    1917. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Sam Mendes. Writer: Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Starring: Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays. Genre: War, Drama. Rated: R for violence, some disturbing images, and language. Colin Firth as General Erinmore in "1917," the new epic from Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes.
  • Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman donate $500K to Australian wildfire relief

    ...- ANTHONY GLOVER | WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) -- Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fight the devastating wildfires in Australia. The country music star from Nashville tweeted on Saturday that his family was donating $500,000 to the Rural Fire Services who is fighting the wildfires. Urban and his wife, Nicole Kidman, who has dual Australian/United States citizenship, were in Sydney for Christmas.
  • The Best Movies of the Decade (2010-2019)

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- Until I sat down and started to cobble together a “Best Movies of the Decade” list, it hadn’t occurred to me that I’ve just celebrated my eleventh year as a professional film critic. I started out as an esoteric music journalist who wrote to a minuscule audience. I never would have imagined that my career would take me literally around the world and figuratively into the homes of thousands of people. I’ve grown as a writer in ways I never knew possible.
  • Review: Netflix's 'The Witcher' is a tangled mess of untapped potential

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    The Witcher: Season One. 2. 5 out of 5 Stars. Creator: Lauren Schmidt. Based on: “The Witcher” by Andrzej Sapkowski. Starring: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra. Genre: Action, Fantasy. Rated: TV-MA. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: The origin stories of Geralt of Rivia, Yennefer of Vengerberg and Cirilla, Princess of Cintra.
  • Cosby spokesman calls Eddie Murphy 'Hollywood slave' after 'SNL' joke

    ...- Stephen Loiaconi
    Comedy legend Eddie Murphy’s return to “Saturday Night Live" this weekend left a lot of fans laughing, but actor Bill Cosby apparently was not one of them. In his opening monologue, the comedian and former “SNL” star joked, “If you would have told me 30 years ago that I would be this boring stay-at-home house dad and Bill Cosby would be in jail, even I wouldn’t have took that bet. ”“Who is America’s Dad now? ” Murphy added.
  • Colin Kaepernick's new Nike shoes sell out in less than one day

    ...- KATU staff
    PORTLAND, Ore (KATU) -- Nike has released a new "True to 7" shoe with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick - and they've already sold out. According to Nike's website, the shoes sold out in all kids and adult sizes. Kaepernick has remained a controversial figure since taking a knee during the national anthem in 2016 to protest racial inequality in the U. S. On Monday, he tweeted ahead of the release of the new Colin Kaepernick x Nike Air Force 1. Hours later, the shoes were out of stock.
  • Herman Boone, football coach played by Denzel Washington in 'Remember the Titans,' dies

    ...- Courtney Pomeroy, WJLA Staff
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WJLA) - Herman Boone, the legendary T. C. Williams High School football coach portrayed by Denzel Washington in "Remember the Titans" has died. Boone was one of the coaches of the Alexandria school's 1971 state championship-winning football team, the integrated group of players immortalized by the Disney movie. According to Alexandria City Public Schools, Coach Boone "took the position at T. C.
  • Review: 'Rise of Skywalker' is a rushed conclusion to a grand epic

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV Staff
    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker3. 5 out of 5 StarsDirector: J. J. AbramsWriter: J. J. Abrams, Chris Terrio, Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, George LucasStarring: Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Ian McDiarmidGenre: Action, Sci-FiRated: PG-13 for sci-fi violence and actionSALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: The First Order, reinforced by darkness rooted in the past, prepares to destroy the remaining members of the Resistance. Review: Here we are, at the end of all things.
  • Paramount releases official Top Gun: Maverick trailer

    ...- Matthew Thomas
    Ready to feel the need for speed? Initially teased at the San Diego Comic-Con over the summer, Paramount Pictures has released the official trailer of the sequel to the 1986 hit "Top Gun. " "Good morning aviators, this is your captain speaking. Today's exercise is dogfighting. " Tom Cruise's character, "Maverick," is back after more than 30 years. According to the movie's description, Maverick became a test pilot and did his best to dodge any advancement in rank that would ground him.
  • 2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Last minute movies and snacks

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV
    Star Wars, television series and Frozen 2 (Photo: Disney, Funko, Acorn TV, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. , Universal, Mitchell) Star Wars. LucasFilm and Disney have kept narrative details for the upcoming "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" locked away.
  • James Kennedy, man who inspired 'Radio' movie, dies at 73

    ...- DREW TRIPP | WCIV Staff
    ANDERSON, S. C. (WCIV) -- James "Radio" Kennedy, a fixture of South Carolina high school football whose story inspired a 2003 feature film, has died. He was 73. Kennedy passed early Sunday morning in hospice care at a facility in Anderson County, according to a report from WYFF. “Please keep his family in your prayers in this difficult time,” T. L. Hanna High School Athletic Director John Cann said in a statement. James "Radio" Kennedy (Photo: Bruce Ollis via WLOS)
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in January 2020

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- Netflix sent out their monthly list of title coming to and leaving the streaming service in January a week earlier than normal. I'd guess that their staff is just as excited to get their holiday break as everyone else. Well, everyone else who actually get a holiday break. Breaking news sleeps for no one. It also gives me plenty of time to warn you that all ten seasons of "Friends" will be leaving the streaming service on December 31, 2019. Friends: Seasons 1 - 10.
  • Review: Eastwood's 'Richard Jewell' falls prey to the sensationalism it criticizes

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Richard Jewell. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Clint Eastwood. Writers: Marie Brenner (article), Billy Ray. Starring: Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Jon Hamm. Genre: Drama. Rated: R for language including some sexual references, and brief bloody images. (L-r) SAM ROCKWELL as Watson Bryant and PAUL WALTER HAUSER as Richard Jewell in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “RICHARD JEWELL,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Photo: Warner Bros. )
  • The Price is Right's Bob Barker celebrates 96th birthday

    ...- WKRC
    The Price is Right's Bob Barker turned 96 on Thursday. The show celebrated by saluting Barker, who was the host of the daytime show for 30 years before Drew Carey took over in 2007. He concluded each episode with,"Have your pets spayed or neutered. " Barker also hosted Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1974, as well as the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants.
  • Review: 'Jumanji: The Next Level' is a little different, mostly the same

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV STAFF
    Jumanji: The Next Level. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Jake Kasdan. Writer: Jake Kasdan, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Chris Van Allsburg (book) Starring: Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart. Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy. Rated: PG-13 for adventure action, suggestive content and some language. Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black (Photo: Sony Pictures)
  • Disney warns new 'Star Wars' film could trigger seizures in those with epilepsy

    ...- Stefanie Dyga
    Walt Disney Studios is advising movie-goers to exercise caution when going to see the highly-anticipated “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. ”According to the release in conjunction with the Epilepsy Foundation, the movie has a few sequences with "imagery and sustained flashing lights"that could negatively affect those who havephotosensitive epilepsy.
  • 'Tis the season: Freeform reveals 25 Days of Christmas 2019 lineup

    ...- Stefanie Dyga, WSBT
    'Tis the season for your favorite Christmas classics! Freeform has announced its 25 Days of Christmas 2019 lineupthat features favorites like Home Alone, The Santa Clause,Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. Check out the complete list of movies below, and happy holidays! Sunday, December 1. 7am/6c Richie Rich's Christmas Wish. 9:05am/8:05c Deck the Halls (2006) 11:10am/10:10c Arthur Christmas. 1:15pm/12:15c The Simpsons Holiday-thon. 2:45pm/1:45c The Santa Clause.
  • Disney warns 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' may cause seizures in people with epilepsy

    ...- WWMT Staff
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WWMT) -- Walt Disney Studios officials said“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" may trigger seizures in people with epilepsy. According to a statement from the Epilepsy Foundation,the film contains several sequences with imagery and flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation released the following tips to consider when making plans to watch the movie:Ask a friend to watch the movie first.
  • Pee-wee Herman headed to Austin for 35th anniversary of 'Big Adventure'

    ...- Jerrod Kingery
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBS Austin) – 35 years after looking for his missing bike in the Alamo basement, Pee-wee Herman is returning to Texas! Paul Reubens, the man behind the red bow tie, is bringing his 35th anniversary of "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" tour to Austin next year. Along with a screening of the cult classic film directed by Tim Burton, Reubens will be telling stories about the making of the movie. The screening is happening March 6th, 2020 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater.
  • Caroll Spinney, puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, dead at 85

    ...- ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop. The Sesame Workshop said in a statement that the legendary puppeteer lived for some time with dystonia, which causes involuntary muscle contractions.
  • 2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Game of Thrones, anglophiles and art house

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- Sometime in my early teens I decided that all I really wanted from life was to run away to London and immerse myself in all the British art I could consume. When I finally made it there, I was introduced to a melting pot of cultures and more artistic nooks and crannies than I could ever possibly explore. Cinema, theatre, music, modern and classical art (and everything between). This section is for the dreamers, time travelers and culturearchaeologists.
  • 2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Movies, Music, Television

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) Classics new and old on DVD and Blu-ray. (Photo: 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. , Lionsgate, Shout! Factory, Paramount, Sony, The Folio Society) Movies. "Alien" celebrated its 40th anniversary this year and 20th Century Fox marked the occasion by giving the classic sci-fi/horror hybrid a phenomenal 4K release. Remove the forced romantic elements and"Alita: Battle Angel" is an unusual slice of science fiction with some incredibly inventive visuals.
  • Review: Netflix's 'Marriage Story' is a tremendous, devastating portrait of divorce

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV Staff
    Marriage Story. 4. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Noah Baumbach. Writer: Noah Baumbach. Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Merritt Wever. Genre: Drama. Rated: R for language throughout and sexual references. Marriage Story (Photo: Netflix) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Nicole and Charlie are getting a divorce. Henry, their young son, is caught in between.
  • Scarlett Johansson tackles unfinished business in new 'Black Widow' trailer

    ...- Stephen Loiaconi
    Even death, it seems, is not the end for the Black Widow. Ten years after her introduction in “Iron Man 2,” Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is finally set to star in her own film next summer, despite having sacrificed herself to help save the world in this year’s “Avengers: Endgame. ”
  • Lil Bub the internet celebrity cat dies at 8 years old

    ...- SARAH CAVINESS | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — The four-legged internet sensation known as Lil Bub died at the age of 8 over the weekend. Lil Bub's owner,Mike Bridavsky, said Monday that she was happily laying in bed with her family Saturday night. However, they abruptly discovered she had passed away peacefully in her sleep some time Sunday morning. Known for her unique physical features, Lil Bub's genetic abnormalities and personality skyrocketed her into stardom, meeting many celebrities along the way.
  • Kid Rock responds to disparaging Oprah remarks: 'I am what I am, I ain't what I ain't'

    ...- ANTHONY GLOVER | WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) -- Kid Rock has received a lot of feedback in the past few days after making disparaging remarks about Oprah Winfrey, and he has responded. Kid Rock put out a statement on his Facebook page just before 5 p. m. Friday:"My people tried to get me to do The Oprah Winfrey show years ago and her people wanted me to write down 5 reasons why I loved her and her show????? I said f*** that and her. End of story. I am just saying what a lot of people think.
  • 2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Book lovers

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- You'll find a variety of books scattered through my various gift guides including a wide selection of Star Wars-related titles to tie in with the release of "The Rise of Skywalker" and the gorgeous "Marvel: The Golden Age 1939-1949" in the Marvel section. However, as someone who enjoys turning the pages of a book with a classic narrative, I had to give book lovers a little room of their own.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in December 2019

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- As the weather turns colder and the extended families visit more often, you might find you and yours gathered around the television in search of entertainment. Fortunately, there's a new cache of Netflix titles to choose from. Here are five that caught my eye. Marriage Story. With 2019 coming to a close we turn our eyes to award season and last month Netflix gave us Martin Scorsese's fantastic new film "The Irishman" featuring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.
  • 2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Marvel

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV
    Is there any brand in the known universe more popular than the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Delve deeper into the immersive world of Marvel past, present and future with this assortment of gift ideas. Tabletop miniatures to LEGOS and Funko Pop! to foil embossed books, there's a Marvel gift suitable for everyone's taste. (Photo: Atomic Mass Games, Disney, Funko, The Folio Society) Collectables.
  • 'Peppa Pig's Adventure!' to hit the stage at The Paramount Theatre in March 2020

    ...- STAR Staff
    STG Presents Peppa Pig's Adventure! at The Paramount Theatre on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Peppa Pig Live! is back with her action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in her new live show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Come join Peppa on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe.
  • Review: Star-studded 'Knives Out' is a ridiculously clever whodunnit

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV Staff
    Knives Out. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Rian Johnson. Writer: Rian Johnson. Starring: Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis. Genre: Comedy, Drama. Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references, and drug material. From left to right: Donna (Riki Lindholm), Walt (Michael Shannon), Meg (Katherine Langford), Trooper Wagner (Noah Segan), Joni (Toni Collette), Ransom (Chris Evans), Great Nana (K Callan), Jacob (Jaeden Lieberher), Lt.
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in December 2019

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) - While I'd rather be talking about what is new or coming soon to Netflix ("The Irishman," "Marriage Story" and "Two Popes" to name a few), we'll take a quick look at what is leaving the streaming platform by the end of 2019. Here are ten titles that you should consider watching this Thanksgiving week and on through the holiday season. Planet Earth II. There are numerous BBC documentaries that are set to leave Netflix on December 2.
  • Robert De Niro talks 'The Irishman,' reuniting with Martin Scorsese

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV
    The careers of Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese are intertwined. Between 1973 and 1995 the duo teamed up for eight films. In the last 20 years they worked together once for a short film made for Asian casinos in 2015. Sitting across from me at the end of a day of interviews, De Niro insists the break wasn’t planned. Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) is both defender and confidante to Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino). 2019 Netlfix US, LLC. All rights reserved. (Photo: Netflix)
  • New York City strip club invites Kanye West to perform Sunday Service at venue

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA | WSBT Staff
    NEW YORK CITY (WSBT) -- Kanye West has been making headlines after the release of new music and spirited performances at jails, churches and more. A New York City strip club has invited the rapper-turned-gospel singer to bring his Sunday Service to the venue.
  • It's Here! Dolly Parton's 'Heartstrings' drops on Netflix

    ...- Kaylin Jorge & Caitlyn Shelton, WZTV Staff
    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WZTV) - Dolly-fanatics have something new to cheer about: the country queen's new series just dropped on Netflix. "Dolly Parton's Heartstrings" is an eight-part anthology series "celebrating family, faith and forgiveness. " It officially dropped on Friday. Each episode is based on a Dolly song. The first show in the series is based on her hit "Jolene" and Julianne Hough stars in the episode. Dolly said the stories in this series are meant to tug at your heartstrings.
  • Country icon Dolly Parton nominated for two Grammy Awards

    ...- ADRIAN MOJICA | WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) --Country Music icon Dolly Parton has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. The list of nominees for 2020 Grammys was released on Wednesday morning with Parton receiving nods in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category and Best Song Written For Visual Media category. Country icon Dolly Parton nominated for two Grammy Awards. (Photo: Netflix via MGN Online)
  • DNA testing shows Tom Hanks and Mister Rogers are 6th cousins

    ...- Ida Domingo
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (WSET) --Tom Hanks recently found out that he's related to the man he is portraying in an upcoming movie. Hanks and Fred Rogers are sixth cousins according to Ancestry. com, CNN reports. "It all just comes together, you see," Hanks told Access Hollywood when the show informed him of the relation on Sunday, Nov. 17. According to CNN,Ancestry figured out the two are sixth cousins, and their common ancestor was Johannes Meffert.
  • Review: 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' sees Rogers from an unbeliever's perspective

    ...- Ryan Painter
    "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Marielle Heller. Writers: Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster. Starring: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper. Genre: Biography, Drama. Rated: PG for some strong thematic material, a brief fight, and some mild language. Matthew Rhys stars in TriStar Pictures’ A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. (Photo: Sony)
  • Review: Appealing 'Frozen II' reunites audiences with old friends

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Frozen II. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee. Writer: Jennifer Lee. Starring: Chris Buck, Marc Smith, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez. Genre: Animated, Comedy. Rated: PG for action/peril and some thematic elements. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven journey to a land shrouded in mist and discover the unspoken history of their ancestors. FROZEN II (Photo: Walt Disney)
  • Nicolas Cage in works to star as Nicolas Cage in film about Nicolas Cage

    ...- HUNTER GEISEL | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- Yes, you read that right. According to a Friday article from The Hollywood Reporter, the award-winning actor is apparently in negotiations with movie studio Lionsgate for a project about one of the most iconic characters in film history: himself. Yes, you read that right. (Photo: MGN)
  • Man with special needs meets, sings with Garth Brooks before concert

    ...- BRANDON BAILEY, WCYB
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WCYB) - Will Gott has always been a huge fan of Garth Brooks. His mother Tracy says he has sung Brooks' songs in church and school talent shows for years. On Saturday, one of Will's dreams came true. It started out when some of Will's friends sent his story to a radio station in Knoxville. Tracy says the station forwarded Will's story to Garth Brooks. On Friday, Tracy says she received a call from Chuck, who is Brooks' road manager.
  • Share a funny kid moment to WIN tickets to 5th Avenue Theatre's 'Mrs. Doubtfire'

    ...- STAR Staff
    Based on the beloved 1993 film starring Robin Williams, Mrs. Doubtfire is a hilarious and heartfelt new musical celebrating its world premiere at Seattle’s The 5th Avenue Theatre right in time for the holidays! A truly inspiring story about the lengths we will go to for love, Mrs. Doubtfire is a joyful musical that will make you laugh and lift your spirits playing November 26th through December 29th. Following its world premiere at The 5th Avenue Theater, Mrs.
  • Review: 'The Report' is a bleak view into backroom politics and abuses of power

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV
    "The Report" 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Scott Z. Burns. Writer: Scott Z. Burns. Starring: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm. Genre: Drama, Thriller. Rated: R for some scenes of inhumane treatment and torture, and language. Annette Beningin The Report (Photo: Amazon Studios) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Daniel J. Jones is asked by Senator Dianne Feinstein to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Interrogation Program created after 9/11.
  •  Review: 'Charlie's Angels' is a slice of silly escapism

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV
    Charlie’s Angels. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Elizabeth Banks. Writers: Elizabeth Banks, Evan Spiliotopoulos, David Auburn. Starring: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska. Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy. Rated: PG-13 for action/violence, language and some suggestive material. Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott star in Charlie's Angels. (Photo: Sony)
  • Report: 'Friends' reunion special with original cast in the works for HBO Max

    ...- Stefanie Dyga
    Looks like your favorite friends are still there for you, even after all these years. The Hollywood Reporter says an unscripted "Friends" reunion special is in the works with upcoming streaming service HBO Max. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter the original main cast -- Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer -- are in talks to appear alongside creators of the show David Crane and Marta Kauffman.
  • Jennifer Nettles makes statement in 'Equal Play' dress on CMA Awards red carpet

    ...- CAITLYN SHELTON | WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) -- Country music star Jennifer Nettles made a statement with her ensemble of choice as she walked across the red carpet at the CMA Awards Wednesday evening. Nettles sported a white pant suit with a long pink train bearing the words, "Equal play" and "Play our f*@#! n records. Please and thank you! "A representative for the singer-songwriter said Nettles decided to "turn fashion into action" at this year's event.
  • Netflix joins forces with Nickelodeon to take on Disney+

    ...- JESSIE KARANGU, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) -- One day after Disney launched their new streaming service, Netflix responded by signing a deal with Nickelodeon to produce new movies and television shows based on old and new characters from the network. The New York Times reports the deal is worth more than $200 million and will include a music-based spin-off of "Spongebob Squarepants" centered around popular character Squidward.
  • Report: Entire cast of 'Days of Our Lives' released from contract

    ...- FALYCIA CAMPBELL | WSYX/WTTE Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- It looks like the hour glass on Days of Our Lives is coming to a halt. According to several news outlets, the entire cast of the NBC soap opera have been released from their contracts. The daytime soap opera is set to go on an indefinite hiatus at the end of this month, according to TMZ. TMZ said the show shoots eight months in advance which means there will be enough episodes in the bank to last through summer 2020.
  • 'Ford v Ferrari' is an adrenaline rush with art house appeal

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV
    Ford v Ferrari. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: James Mangold. Writers: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Jason Keller. Starring: Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Caitriona Balfe. Genre: Biography, Drama, Action. Rated: PG-13 for some language and peril. Matt Damon in Twentieth Century Fox’s FORD V FERRARI. (Photo: Twentieth Century Fox)
  • Alex Trebek gets choked up during Jeopardy!, inspiring an outpouring of love

    ...- ABC7 Staff
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- Monday night's episode of Jeopardy! saw host Alex Trebek getting emotional after a contestant responded to a Final Jeopardy question with "What is 'We [heart] you, Alex! '" Alex Trebek gets choked up during Jeopardy! , inspiring an outpouring of love (Jeopardy Productions, Inc. ) "Oh, that's very kind, thank you," Trebek said, as the crowd awwed, and sounded choked up as he moved on to the next contestant.
  • Florida man sues Madonna over concert time change

    ...- Teresa Hornstein
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) – A man in Miami-Dade County is suing Madonna over her late concert start times. Nate Hollander filed a lawsuit in court against both Live Nation and Madonna. He alleged the change in start times for Madonna's Madame X Tour is a breach of contract between the singer and the ticket buyer. Hollander bought the tickets in August to Madonna's December 17 show at the Fillmore in Miami Beach. The concert was set to start at 8:30 p. m. , according to the lawsuit.
  • AMC offering free popcorn for active military, veterans all weekend

    ...- Melissa Scavelli, KOKH
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) – AMC Theaters is thanking military members and veterans with free large popcorn all weekend to celebrate Veterans Day. To get the deal military members must purchase a military priced ticket using their AMC Stubs membership. Service members are always eligible for a Military Discount, AMC said, when they show a valid military I. D. at the box office. To see which movie theaters are participating click here.
  • Sweet nothings: 'Last Christmas' is a pleasant mid-winter romance

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Last Christmas. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Paul Feig. Writers: Emma Thompson, Greg Wise, Bryony Kimmings. Starring: Emilia Clarke, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding. Genre: Romance, Drama. Rated: PG-13 for language and sexual content. (from left) "Santa" (Michelle Yeoh) and Kate (Emilia Clarke) in "Last Christmas," directed by Paul Feig. (Photo: Universal Pictures)
  • 'Doctor Sleep' teases greatness, settles for being a serviceable sequel to 'The Shining'

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Doctor Sleep. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Mike Flanagan. Writers: Mike Flanagan, Stephen King. Starring: Rebecca Ferguson, Ewan McGregor, Kyliegh Curran. Genre: Horror, Fantasy. Rated: R for disturbing and violent content, some bloody images, language, nudity and drug use. EWAN McGREGOR as Dan Torrance in the Warner Bros. Pictures’ supernatural thriller “STEPHEN KING’S DOCTOR SLEEP,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Photo: Warner Bros. )
  • Whitney Houston's closest friend breaks silence on their friendship in new book

    ...- MICHAEL CADENHEAD, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - Robyn Crawford, the longtime friend of Whitney Houston, is breaking her silence on what she says was the end of their physical relationship. People magazine revealed excerpts from her up-and-coming book, “A Song For You: My Life with Whitney Houston. ” In the book, Crawford says, ”I’d come to the pointwhere I felt the need to stand up for our friendship. And I felt an urgency to stand up and share the woman behind the incredible talent. ”
  • STAR 101.5 Pet of the Week with Seattle Humane: Meet Robin, an Australian Cattle dog

    ...- STAR Staff
    Introducing the STAR 101. 5 Pet of the Week! Every Wednesday, tune in to the Curt, Corine and Leonard Morning Show at 8:45am to hear about a new pet who is up for adoption through Seattle Humane. "This week’s pet is Robin, a clever, happy-go-lucky Australian Cattle Dog. This cutie is just a year old and has tons of puppy energy that, when directed, enables him to accomplish amazing things. He would be an all-star agility athlete, tennis ball retriever, and an encouraging running buddy.
  • Rapper T.I. says he goes to daughter's gynecologist appointments to 'check her hymen'

    ...- CBS Austin Staff
    Rapper and actor T. I. says he goes to his daughter's gynecologist appointments every year to ensure she's still a virgin, reports say. BuzzFeed News reports T. I. , real name Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. , made the claim on Tuesday during an episode of the podcast "Ladies Like Us. " When the hosts asked if he had the sex talk with his daughters, including 18-year-old Deyjah Harris, T. I. said "we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen," and "yes, I go with her. "
  • Sarah Jessica Parker says original 'Hocus Pocus' witches have said yes to a sequel

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA | WSBT Staff
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WSBT) -- It looks like the Sanderson sisters are back. You've probably heard the ooky spooky news that a sequel to the Disney classic "Hocus Pocus" is reportedly in the works through Disney+. But Sarah Jessica Parker -- who played hilariously giddy Sarah Sanderson -- has announced news that makes us want to grab our broomsticks and cauldrons already. Last week, Parker took to Instagram with a picture of the original witches from the 1993 film with the caption, "Halloween 2019.
  • Kelly Clarkson announces residency at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

    ...- Matthew Seeman, KSNV Staff
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — As one coach from "The Voice" leaves Planet Hollywood, another coach arrives. Singer Kelly Clarkson announced Friday she will headline a new residency at the Las Vegas Strip property starting in spring. The residency, called "Kelly Clarkson: Invincible," will begin on Wednesday, April 1, at Zappos Theater. Clarkson has been a regular coach on NBC series "The Voice" for the past four seasons.
  • 'Terminator: Dark Fate' returns to the past to move into the future

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Terminator: Dark Fate. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Tim Miller. Writers: James Cameron, Charles H. Eglee, Josh Friedman, David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes, Billy Ray, Gale Anne Hurd (characters) Starring: Natalia Reyes, Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis. Genre: Action, Sci-Fi. Rated: R for violence throughout, language and brief nudity. Mackenzie Davis, left, and Linda Hamilton star in Skydance Productions and Paramount Pictures' "TERMINATOR: DARK FATE.
  • John Cena donates $500,000 to help first responders at California wildfires

    ...- JASON HALL | WZTV Staff
    WASHINGTON (WZTV) -- Actor and WWE legend John Cena is making a huge contribution to helping first responders battling wildfires in California. Cena tweeted that, on behalf of Paramount Pictures, he plans to donate $500,000 to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation and the California Fire Foundation. "Two incredible choices. @LAFDFoundation and @CAFireFound," Cena tweeted. "On behalf of Paramount and the cast of #PlayingWithFireMovie, a total of $500K is coming your way.
  • Alex Trebek in new cancer PSA: 'I wish I had known sooner'

    ...- COURTNEY POMEROY | WJLA Staff
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- Alex Trebek has teamed up with the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition to raise awareness for the disease he's been battling. In a public service announcement the came out today, the "Jeopardy! " host says pancreatic cancer is "the only major cancer with a five-year survival rate in the single digits. " He encouraged people to be aware of the symptoms of the illness.
  • STAR 101.5 Pet of the Week with Seattle Humane: Meet Old Man Mr. Sam!

    ...- STAR Staff
    Introducing the STAR 101. 5 Pet of the Week! Every Wednesday, tune in to the Curt, Corine and Leonard Morning Show at 8:45am to hear about a new pet who is up for adoption through Seattle Humane. This week's Pet of the Week is Old Man Mr. Sam! He’s an 11-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix who is wise beyond (or not so beyond! ) his years. :) Old Man Mr. Sam knows several commands like “sit” and “down” as well as tricks “shake” and “roll over!
  • John Legend, Kelly Clarkson remaking 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'

    ...- FALYCIA CAMPBELL | WSYX/WTTE Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- John Legend and Kelly Clarkson are updating the Christmas classic song "Baby, It's Cold Outside. " Legend teamed up with Natasha Rothwell from HBO's "Insecure" to update the lyrics for a more sensitive narrative. The song came under fire during the #METOO movement, some said the song ignored the importance of consent in a relationship.
  • Hit musical "Grease" spinoff ordered by HBO Max

    ...- Michael Cadenhead
    HBO is rebooting the 1978 Golden Globe-nominated musical “Grease. "HBO Max, the companies new streaming service, has ordered “Grease: Rydell High," inspired by the classic movie. The show reprises some old characters with new. Set in the 1950s, the musical will feature classic songs from the first film and new original tunes. Hit Musical "Grease" Spinoff ordered by HBO Max (Photo: WarnerMedia Press Release)
  • Man accused of threatening Big Machine Label Group over Taylor Swift pleads guilty

    ...- Jason Hall
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - A Texas man accused of threatening a CEO of Big Machine Label Group over Taylor Swift pleaded guilty in U. S. District Court to interstate stalking and threatening on Monday. Eric Swarbrick, 26, was charged in September 2018 and initially arrested in Travic County, Texas before being transferred to the Middle District of Tennessee, according to U. S. Attorney Don Cochran.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in November 2019

    ...- Ryan Painter
    We've looked at what's leavingNetflix in November, now it's time to look ahead to what lies ahead. Last year, Netflix kicked against the establishment with their release of "Roma," a fabulous Mexican film that would eventually win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at 2019's Academy Awards. This year, Netflix is offering "The Irishman," the new film from Martin Scorsese that sees the director reunite with Robert De Niro, as its flagship Oscar contender.
  • Dave Chapelle receives Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    ...- MARIANA BARILLAS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - Funnyman Dave Chapelle was honored in his hometown Sunday with a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to comedy. Reflecting on what he'd tell a younger version of himself trying to break into the business, Chapelle shared with Sinclair Broadcast Group on the red carpet before the star-studded event began on one of the biggest lessons he's learned. I'm just a lover of the attempt.
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in November 2019

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- November, why so soon? Just as I was sitting down with a hot chai, winter is threatening to disrupt my current fascination with fall. It also signals the comings and goings to and from Netflix. There's a lot to look forward to, but for a moment let's look at what we'll be leaving behind. 42. The baseball season did not end with the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees World Series that many were hoping for.
  • KOMO Newsradio anchor looks to wigs for daily dose of humor while battling breast cancer

    ...- Marilyn Napier | KOMO News Staff
    SEATTLE -- KOMO Newsradio and Star 101. 5 anchor Marina Rockinger said her breast cancer diagnosis blindsided her. It happened back in July, after she had just climbed Mt. Rainier for the Climb to Fight Cancer to benefit the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, not knowing at the time she had cancer herself. She was climbing for her sister, who battled non-Hodgkin Lymphoma for eight years and is now in remission. Marina summiting Mt. Rainier (KOMO News)
  • Famed director calls for a female Oscar named 'Anna'

    ...- Samantha Kerrigan
    Should Oscars be called Annas? Italian film director, Lina Wertmüller, announced her support for a female Oscar at the Governors Awards Sunday night. The 91-year-old received an honorary Oscar and used the platform to propose the idea for an Oscar with a feminine name like 'Anna. 'She even started a chant, "We want Anna, a female Oscar! "Wertmüller then dedicated her “Anna” to her daughter and husband.
  • After son's death, Craig Morgan finds God's purpose in song

    ...- KRISTIN M. HALL , Associated Press
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The last evening that country singer Craig Morgan spent with his 19-year-old son, Jerry, was during one of Morgan's performances at Grand Ole Opry three years ago. "The last pictures I have of us together is on that stage," Morgan, 55, said backstage at the Opry House this week. "So this is a very special place. It was anyway before, but now it has additional meaning, knowing this is where we hung out together. "
  • Everything we know about Dolly Parton's series coming to Netflix

    ...- Kaylin Jorge
    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A new television series based on country queen Dolly Parton's songs is premiering on Netflix. "Dolly Parton's Heartstrings" is an eight-part anthology series "celebrating family, faith, forgiveness. "Each episode is based on a Dolly song. The first show in the series is based on her hit "Jolene" and the Hollywood Reporter reports that Julianne Hough stars in the episode.
  • Venue asks woman to leave after confronting Harvey Weinstein during young actors event

    ...- Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – Disgraced former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was protested after he made an appearance at a bar in Manhattan's Lower East Side Wednesday evening, according to BuzzFeed. The evening of performances of "Actors Hour" at Downtime bar for young actors and comics took a turn when several people noticed Weinstein in the room.
  • Hocus Pocus sequel in works for Disney+

    ...- Falycia Campbell
    It's been 26 years sense the Sanderson sisters, Allison, Max, and Dani were last seen, and Disney wants to change that. Disney+ is reportedly working on a Hocus Pocus sequel for its streaming service and has tapped "Workaholics writer and co-producer Jen D'Angelo to write the script, according to Variety. The 1993 film starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson sisters, a trio of witches who were accidentally resurrected on Halloween.
  • Just Announced: James Arthur to bring 'The YOU Tour' to The Moore Theatre, May 13, 2020

    ...- STAR Staff
    STG Presents James Arthur at The Moore Theatre on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Following his arena tour in the UK and EU set for early next year, multi-platinum recording artist James Arthur will embark on his North American 'The YOU Tour' with over 25 new shows throughout April and May of 2020. Singer/songwriter Delacey will support on all dates. James has just unveiled his latest full-length album YOU to the world on Friday, October 18 via Columbia Records.
  • STAR 101.5 Pet of the Week: Meet Mazie, a 3-year-old Miniature Schnauzer mix!

    ...- STAR Staff
    Introducing the STAR 101. 5 Pet of the Week! Every Wednesday, tune in to the Curt, Corine and Leonard Morning Show at 8:45am to hear about a new pet who is up for adoption through Seattle Humane. This week's Pet of the Week is Mazie! Mazie is a 3-year-old Miniature Schnauzer mix with a scruffy mug and a calm demeanor. She was transferred to Seattle Humane through their Life-Saver Rescue Program, and is loving the Pacific Northwest.
  • Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd expecting baby boy in 2020

    ...- CAITLYN SHELTON | WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) -- Country singer Maren Morris had some exciting news to share Tuesday afternoon. The "GIRL" singer and husband Ryan Hurd are expecting a child. The country couple announced they will welcome a baby boy to the world in 2020. "The irony is just too rich that after a year of living in the “GIRL” headspace, the universe would give us a baby boy to even things out. See you in 2020, little one," Maren Morris shared on Twitter.
  • Netflix may limit password sharing for users

    ...- McKenzie Stauffer
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Netflix is looking to crack down on password sharing among its users. Future plans to limit password sharing were announced during a quarterly earnings call earlier this week. Greg Peter, Netflix's product chief, said he is aware that users share their password information, but didn't disclose the number of subscribers who share credentials, the New York Post reported. “We continue to monitor [password sharing],” Peters said.
  • Hip-hop producer, rapper Mally Mall pleads guilty to running illegal prostitution business

    ...- Cody Miller
    Famous hip hop producer and Las Vegas resident Mally Mall pleaded guilty Monday, Oct. 21, to owning and operating a prostitution business, disguising it as multiple escort services, according to the Department of Justice. Mally Mall, whose real name is Jamal Rashid, came into fame when his name was mentioned in Drake’s song “The Motto. ” He and his team have also produced music with famous artists like Chris Brown, Usher, Snoop Dogg and Drake, according to AllMusic.
  • 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' final trailer released, tickets now on sale

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- The final trailer for "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" has arrived. There will be those who delight in the nods to the past with a wink to what the final chapter in the Skywalker Saga might contain. It might be too on the nose to haveC-3PO say, "I'm taking one last look... at my friends," but Star Wars was never known for it subtlety. For many of us, like the golden protocol droid, this is a farewell to characters that we've spent decades of our lives with.
  • John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John host 'Grease' sing-a-long in Florida

    ...- Lizandra Portal, WPEC Staff
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) – Grease lightning! John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John will host a special "Meet 'n' Grease" movie sing-a-long event in West Palm Beach, Florida at the Coral Sky Amphitheater on Friday, Dec. 13. Travolta shared the news of the event on his Instagram page, where he also announced a special Q&A session after the show. Tickets go on sale at Live Nation on Friday at 10 a. m.
  • Haunting can come with hazards for haunted house actors

    ...- Genevieve Grippo | Newschannel 3
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WWMT) – Haunted houses are often home to chainsaws, clowns and creatures that go bump in the night, but it’s customers that can be most frightening for the workers behind the masks. Whether it be a response to fear or another influence, haunted house workers say it’s not unheard of for customers to touch or injure actors on the job. Cortney Collia, an actress at Haunt Park inside of the Kalamazoo Speedway, said it’s rare for customers to have a physical reaction to fear.
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