Reality TV

August 15, 2017 - 4:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's summer run of "Weekend Update" segments from "Saturday Night Live" and ABC's two-part special on Princess Diana were modest successes for their television networks last week. The Nielsen company said nearly 4.9 million watched "SNL's" Michael Che and Colin Jost deliver topical...
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August 15, 2017 - 2:25 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the acquittal of four Teamsters accused of attempted to extort jobs from a production company filming the "Top Chef" TV reality show near Boston in 2014 (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Federal prosecutors say they still believe four Teamsters acquitted of attempting to...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2016 file photo, Padma Lakshmi participates in a speaker series at AOL Studios in New York to discuss the upcoming finale of "Top Chef." Four Teamsters charged with threatening and harassing the cast and nonunion crew of the TV reality show were acquitted of all charges on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in federal court in Boston. Lakshmi had testified she was "terrified" when a Teamster confronted her outside a Boston-area restaurant where the series filmed in 2014. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
August 15, 2017 - 1:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Four Teamsters were acquitted Tuesday of threatening "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi and using strong-arm tactics to try to extort jobs from a nonunion company filming the reality TV show in the Boston area. A federal jury found the men not guilty of attempted extortion and conspiracy...
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August 15, 2017 - 11:48 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America pageant has announced that former "American Idol" Jordin Sparks and country music star Thomas Rhett will be among this year's celebrity judges. They will help judge the competition in Atlantic City on Sept. 10. The pageant also on Tuesday announced...
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August 15, 2017 - 11:11 am
BOSTON (AP) — Four Teamsters have been acquitted in Boston of threatening the cast and nonunion crew of the TV reality show "Top Chef." A federal jury found the men not guilty Tuesday after 20 hours of deliberations. The Local 25 union members were accused of using strong-arm tactics to extort jobs...
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Seth MacFarlane participates in the "The Orville" panel during the FOX Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
August 09, 2017 - 12:18 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. FOX'S 'FOUR' Fox will counter its onetime powerhouse "American Idol" with a new singing contest, "The Four...
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August 08, 2017 - 3:39 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Fox will counter its onetime powerhouse "American Idol" with a new singing contest, "The Four." The network canceled its long-running "American Idol" last year because of dwindling ratings and rising costs, only to see it snapped up by ABC for an early 2018 debut. Fox...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2016 file photo, Padma Lakshmi participates in a speaker series at AOL Studios in New York to discuss the upcoming finale of "Top Chef." Lakshmi, could testify as soon as Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, in a federal court trial in Boston where four Teamsters are accused of intimidating the staff and crew of the reality TV show when it was filming in nearby Milton, Mass., in June 2014. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
August 07, 2017 - 1:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Padma Lakshmi, the host of the "Top Chef" reality TV show, testified Monday that she was "petrified" when a Teamster confronted her while union members were picketing outside a Boston-area restaurant where the series filmed in 2014. Lakshmi, who is also an author and model, said she...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2016 file photo, Padma Lakshmi participates in a speaker series at AOL Studios in New York to discuss the upcoming finale of "Top Chef." Lakshmi, could testify as soon as Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, in a federal court trial in Boston where four Teamsters are accused of intimidating the staff and crew of the reality TV show when it was filming in nearby Milton, Mass., in June 2014. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
August 07, 2017 - 12:39 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The host of the "Top Chef" reality TV show has testified that she was "petrified" when a Teamster confronted her while union members were picketing outside a Boston-area restaurant where the series filmed in 2014. Padma Lakshmi says she was a passenger in a vehicle outside a Milton...
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August 07, 2017 - 12:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The host of the "Top Chef" reality TV show has testified that she was "petrified" when a Teamster confronted her while union members were picketing outside a Boston-area restaurant where the series filmed in 2014. Padma Lakshmi says she was a passenger in a vehicle outside a Milton...
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