KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ KRISTV.com Entertainment Entertainment en-us Copyright 2014, KRISTV.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:09:50 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KRISTV.com http://www.kristv.com/ 144 25 Robin Thicke: "I was high and drunk every time I did an interview" http://www.kristv.com/news/robin-thicke-i-was-high-and-drunk-every-time-i-did-an-interview-/ http://www.kristv.com/news/robin-thicke-i-was-high-and-drunk-every-time-i-did-an-interview-/ Entertainment Tue, 16 Sep 2014 4:31:13 AM Robin Thicke:

CALIFORNIA - According to singer Robin Thicke, the summer of 2013 was a bit of a blur.

In a deposition transcript made public on Monday, Thicke told lawyers he would start every day with a Vicodin and a bottle of vodka -- drinking it before and during his interviews.

Being high and drunk appears to be Thicke's defense in a high-stakes lawsuit.

The suit filed by Marvin Gaye's family accuses Thicke and two others of illegally ripping off Gaye's "Got To Give It Up."

In interviews last summer, Thicke said he wanted to do a song similar to the Marvin Gaye hit, but he now says he was lying in those interviews -- blaming the drugs and alcohol.

 


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Friends' 'Central Perk' Hangout Comes To Life http://www.kristv.com/news/friends-central-perk-hangout-comes-to-life/ http://www.kristv.com/news/friends-central-perk-hangout-comes-to-life/ Entertainment Tue, 16 Sep 2014 3:55:38 AM Friends' 'Central Perk' Hangout Comes To Life

NEW YORK - What's brewing in New York City's Soho neighborhood?

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the premiere of "Friends" a replica of the characters' regular hangout - Central Perk - has been set up where Rachel, Ross, Joey, Chandler, Monica and Phoebe lived on the show.

Appropriately, this Central Perk is manned by "Friends" barista Gunther - a character played by James Michael Tyler.

"I did this specifically because it's 20 years and I figured this was such a huge part of my life and it changed my life in so many ways that the least I could do would be to bleach my hair and come back here to New York - which, hey, I get to come to New York and hang out in this amazing replica of the coffee shop where I spent so much time," said Tyler.

The fully functional cafe has been set up by Warner Brothers - which produced "Friends" - and Eight O'Clock coffee. Tyler says it was created for the fans.

"We have a lot of the props from the show, we're going to have live performances every Friday here, free coffee - you can't beat that - and it's free Eight O'Clock coffee so it's just a wonderful way to celebrate Warner Brothers and 'Friends, an iconic show," said Tyler.

Among the items featured at the cafe are outfits the cast wore, memorabilia such as a fake Soap Opera Digest with news on Joey's character being killed off, and scripts signed by the cast.

And, Tyler notes - the setup wouldn't be complete without the orange couch.

"The first thing I noticed was the couch and then just the smell of real coffee because her set actually didn't smell like real coffee because I never made an actual coffee in the 10 years that I worked there because the machine's really loud," he said. "So yeah, it just seems like this would be what Central Perk would be like and it is near the location, if not at the location, where the Central Perk actually - in the fictional universe existed. So it blurs the lines between reality and fantasy."

Fans can also purchase memorabilia - like "Friends" coffee cups and tee-shirts.

The Central Perk replica opens to the public Wednesday, September 17, and remains open until October 18. The coffee shop will be open Monday through Fridays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

 


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Miss New York Chosen as Miss America 2015 http://www.kristv.com/news/miss-new-york-chosen-as-miss-america-2015/ http://www.kristv.com/news/miss-new-york-chosen-as-miss-america-2015/ Entertainment Mon, 15 Sep 2014 5:35:00 AM Miss New York Chosen as Miss America 2015

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised pageant.

Kazantsev received the crown at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall from outgoing Miss America - and Miss New York - Nina Davuluri.

For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor.

She named combating sexual assault in the military as the issue about which she would want female U.S. Senators to press their male counterparts.

The first runner-up was Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett.

Other top 5 finalists were Miss Arkansas Ashton Jo Campbell; Miss Florida Victoria Cowen; and Miss Massachusetts Lauren Kuhn.

Miss North Dakota, Jacky Arness was chosen by her peers as Miss Congeniality.

The pageant shone a positive light on the struggling seaside gambling resort, which has been in the national news for all the wrong reasons lately: a rash of casino closings, thousands of unemployed workers, and a domestic violence case involving a former NFL star.

For three hours Sunday night, America got a different look at Atlantic City. The Miss America pageant presented an upbeat view of the city where it began in 1921.

It featured iconic Atlantic City visuals including its beach, Boardwalk, the Steel Pier, Black Fish Pier near Brigantine, and the Atlantic City Beach Patrol station.

"Atlantic City is facing a challenging economic climate and our hearts go out to all of those who have lost their jobs," said Sam Haskell III, CEO of the Miss America organization. "We hope that our Miss America telecast ... will generate great interest for Atlantic City on a national scale as we showcase their beautiful beaches and Boardwalk."

There has been no shortage of compelling story lines leading up to the selection of the next Miss America, including the way personal tragedy has shaped the public service platforms of several contestants. The brother of Miss Wisconsin Raeanna Johnson killed himself after a secret addiction to methamphetamine. Her platform was the impact of substance abuse on the family.

The father of Miss Kansas Amanda Sasek killed himself when she was 17. Her platform was helping people find their strengths. And Miss Delaware Brittany Lewis is still waiting for an arrest to be made in the 2010 slaying of her sister. Her platform is combating domestic violence.

There was drama and even some low-brow comedy leading up to the finale. Miss Rhode Island, Ivy DePew, collapsed onstage during the first night of preliminary competition, but made it back the next night after two trips to the hospital for dehydration.

And supermodel and business mogul Kathy Ireland took the stage to burp on command on a dare from pageant host Dena Blizzard on the second night.

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Wayne Parry can be reached at http://twitter.com/WayneParryAC

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Jaws Actor from Bond Films Richard Kiel Dies at 74 http://www.kristv.com/news/jaws-actor-from-bond-films-richard-kiel-dies-at-74/ http://www.kristv.com/news/jaws-actor-from-bond-films-richard-kiel-dies-at-74/ Entertainment Thu, 11 Sep 2014 7:36:33 AM Jaws Actor from Bond Films Richard Kiel Dies at 74

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74.

Kelley Sanchez, director of communications at Saint Agnes Medical Center, confirmed Wednesday that Kiel was a patient at the hospital and died. Kiel's agent, Steven Stevens, also confirmed his death. Both declined to provide further details.

The 7-foot-2-inch performer famously played the cable-chomping henchman who tussled with Roger Moore's Bond in 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me" and 1979's "Moonraker." Bond quipped of the silent baddie: "His name's Jaws. He kills people."

Despite appearing in several other films and TV shows, such as "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and "The Longest Yard," the role of Jaws was an iconic one Kiel could never escape.

"To this day, I go out in sunglasses and a hat because people will shout 'Hey, Jaws!' at me from across the street," he told the Daily Mail earlier this year. "The only way I can explain it is that he's like the Road Runner, which Coyote keeps trying to blow up, but he keeps going."

Kiel's other memorable roles included bullying golf spectator Mr. Larson in "Happy Gilmore," lethal Dr. Loveless's assistant Voltaire in "The Wild, Wild West" and extraterrestrial Kanamit in "The Twilight Zone." He also reprised the character of Jaws for several James Bond video games and voiced the thug Vlad in the animated Disney film "Tangled."

Born in Detroit, Kiel began appearing in TV shows and films in the 1960s, debuting in an episode of the Western series "Laramie." He published an autobiography in 2002 titled "Making It Big in the Movies."

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AP Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang reported from Los Angeles.

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Facebook Now Worth $200 Billion http://www.kristv.com/news/facebook-now-worth-200-billion/ http://www.kristv.com/news/facebook-now-worth-200-billion/ Entertainment Wed, 10 Sep 2014 4:17:28 AM Facebook Now Worth $200 Billion

CALIFORNIA - Facebook is now worth more than 200 billion dollars!

The social network passed that level for the first time this week.

It is now the 15th most-valuable company in the S&P 500 stock index, and worth more than much older companies such as IBM, Coca-cola, AT&T and Disney.

Facebook stock is up more than 40 percent this year, and has more than doubled from its IPO in 2012, when it launched at 38 dollars a share.

Analysts say mobile growth and big acquisitions have pushed the company's value sky-high.

Facebook now generates nearly two-thirds of its total ad sales from mobile platforms.

 


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Apple Unveils Larger iPhones and Smartwatch http://www.kristv.com/news/apple-unveils-larger-iphones-and-smartwatch/ http://www.kristv.com/news/apple-unveils-larger-iphones-and-smartwatch/ Entertainment Tue, 9 Sep 2014 2:39:24 PM Associated Press Apple Unveils Larger iPhones and Smartwatch

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones aren't the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company's first major entry in a new product category since the iPad's debut in 2010.

The move is significant because of recent questions about whether Apple still has a knack for innovating following the 2011 death of co-founder Steve Jobs.

The device's introduction upstaged the company's two new, larger iPhones, which won't just have bigger screens; they'll have a new, horizontal viewing mode to take advantage of the larger display.

The iPhone 6 will have a screen measuring 4.7 inches, while the iPhone 6 Plus will be 5.5 inches. In both cases, app developers will be able to design apps that can be viewed differently when the phone is held horizontally.

Apple also introduced a system for using the phone to make credit card payments at retail stores.

Apple is turning to the past as it lays out its future. The company is holding the event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, the same venue where Jobs unveiled the industry-shifting Mac computer 25 years ago. The Cupertino, California, venue is near Apple's headquarters.

As for the iPhones, which still represent the main source of Apple's profits, larger models should help the company compete with Android devices.

Here's what's unfolding at Tuesday's event:

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LARGER iPHONES

Now, Apple is increasing that. The iPhone 6 will have a 4.7-inch screen, while the iPhone 6 Plus will be 5.5 inches. The screen resolution on the Plus version will be sharper than previous iPhones, at 401 pixels per inch rather than 326.

With the larger screen comes a new horizontal view of the home screen. Usually, icons are stacked vertically, even when the phone is turned horizontally. App developers will also have new tools to rearrange their content to take advantage of that larger screen.

The new phones aren't as big as Samsung's latest flagship phones - 5.1 inches for the Galaxy S5 and 5.7 inches for the Note 4 - but they will be large enough to neutralize a key advantage Samsung and other Android manufacturers have had.

Notably, Samsung's Note phone isn't getting bigger this year. Last year's Note 3 was 5.7 inches. Instead, Samsung is emphasizing other hardware features, such as a sharper screen. It's also releasing a model with a curved edge to display weather, time and other information on the side of the phone.

Apple says the new phones will be faster and have better battery life than previous versions. The phones will also have a new sensor, the barometer, to estimate how much you've climbed stairs, not just how far you've walked or run.

Of course, some people still use their phones to actually make calls. When there's poor cellular reception, people will be able to make regular calls over Wi-Fi. The handoff between the two networks will be seamless. In the U.S., this feature will initially be available through T-Mobile.

The resolution on the camera is staying at 8 megapixels, while rival Android and Windows phones have been boosting that. The S5, for instance, is at 16 megapixels. However, the megapixel count is only one factor in what makes a good photo. Apple says it is putting in new sensors for better shots.

Apple is also improving a slow-motion video feature by allowing even slower shots. The camera will be able to take 240 frames per second, double what's in last year's iPhone 5s. Normally, video is at 60 frames per second.

The new phones will start shipping in the U.S. on Sept. 19, with advance orders to begin this Friday. Starting prices will be comparable to those in the past - $199 with a two-year contract for the iPhone 6 with 16 gigabytes of storage.

However, the step-up models will have double the memory than before - $299 for 64 gigabytes and $399 for 128 gigabytes. The iPhone 6 Plus phones will cost $100 more at each configuration.

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MOBILE PAYMENTS

Apple is calling its new payment system Apple Pay.

You'll be able to use your phone's camera to capture a photo of your card. Apple will verify it behind the scenes and add it to your phone's Passbook account so you can make payments at a retailer. Apple announced several merchants that will accept this system, including Macy's, Whole Foods, Walgreens and Disney stores - and of course, Apple stores.

Many companies have tried to push mobile payment services, but none has caught on widely. Cook says that's because the business models have been centered around companies' self-interest instead of the user experience. The latter, Cook says, is "exactly what Apple does best."

For security, the card number is stored only on the device. Each time you pay, a one-time card number is created to make the transaction.

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A SMARTWATCH

The audience erupted with cheers as Cook proclaimed that he had, "one more thing." It was how Jobs used to close his keynote addresses.

That one more thing was Apple's upcoming smartwatch. It's called the Apple Watch, rather than the iWatch that many people had been speculating.

Consumer electronics companies have yet to demonstrate a compelling need for smartwatches, while bracelets have largely been niche products aimed at tracking fitness activities. Apple's device looks to change that.

Consider the company's track record: Music players, smartphones and tablet computers existed long before Apple made its own versions. But they weren't mainstream or popular until the iPod, iPhone and iPad came along. Under Jobs, Apple made those products easy and fun to use.

Cook says Apple had to invent a new interface for the watch because simply shrinking a phone wouldn't work.

Much of the interaction would be through the dial on the watch, which Apple calls the digital crown. You use that to zoom in and out of a map, for instance, so you're not blocking the screen, which would have occurred if you were pinching in and out to zoom.

Apple also worked with app developers to create new functionality. You'll be able to unlock room doors at Starwood hotels or remind yourself where you parked your car with a BMW app.

The new watch will come in a variety of styles and straps, with a choice of two sizes. Watches from competing vendors have been criticized for being too big for smaller arms.

The watch will require one of the new iPhones or an iPhone 5, 5s or 5c. It will be available early next year at a starting price of $349.

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NEW SOFTWARE

Though much of the attention has been on new gadgets, the software powering those gadgets is getting its annual refresh. Apple considers iOS 8 to be its biggest update since the introduction of the app store in 2008.

Existing iPhone and iPad users will be eligible for the free upgrade, too. Apple takes pride in pushing existing customers to the latest software, allowing app developers to incorporate new features without worrying about abandoning existing users. With Android, many recent phones can't be upgraded right away because of restrictions placed by manufacturers and wireless carriers.

Among other things, iOS 8 will let devices work better in sync. For instance, it'll be possible to start a message on an iPhone and finish it on an iPad. With an upcoming Mac upgrade called Yosemite, it'll be possible to continue working on that same message on a Mac computer as well.

These handoff features will extend to the new Apple Watch, too.

The new software will be available to existing users on Sept. 17.

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Joan Rivers Remembered at Star-Studded Funeral http://www.kristv.com/news/joan-rivers-remembered-at-star-studded-funeral/ http://www.kristv.com/news/joan-rivers-remembered-at-star-studded-funeral/ Entertainment Mon, 8 Sep 2014 5:21:59 AM Joan Rivers Remembered at Star-Studded Funeral

NEW YORK (AP) - Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" and bagpipers played "New York, New York" at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that - like late comedian herself - brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, fashion and media.

At a funeral befitting a superstar, the New York City Gay Men's Chorus sang Broadway hits including "Hey Big Spender" before six-time Tony Award-winner McDonald sang her tribute to Rivers, a champion of theater for decades.

Tributes and reminiscences were delivered by TV anchor Deborah Norville, close friend Margie Stern, columnist Cindy Adams and Rivers' daughter, Melissa, who spoke about how she respected her mother and appreciated everyone's support.

Hugh Jackman sang "Quiet Please, There's a Lady On Stage" at the end of the ceremony and bagpipers from the New York City Police Department played on the streets as mourners filed out of Temple Emanu-El, many dabbing their eyes.

"She would love this. We've all said this so many times: The one person who would really think this is the greatest thing ever is the lady who it's all about and she's not here," said Norville afterward, amid the throngs of well-wishers and sound of bagpipes.

A legion of notables turned out to remember Rivers, who died Thursday at 81: comedians Kathy Griffin, Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg; colleague and friend Kelly Osbourne; Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick; and celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz.

Theater stars Bernadette Peters, Alan Cumming and Tommy Tune were there. Record producer Clive Davis was, too. Fashion designers Carolina Herrera and Michael Kors were in attendance. Stars from TV such as Barbara Walters, Geraldo Rivera, Diane Sawyer, Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb and Andy Cohen. Late night band leader Paul Shaffer. And moguls Barry Diller, Donald Trump and Steve Forbes.

"It was uplifting. We were celebrating her life," said fashion designer Dennis Basso.

Mourners had lined up outside the Fifth Avenue synagogue and waited for their names to be checked against a list before entering. A crowd of media stood watch across the street, and fans from as far away as Australia and England lined the streets.

Actress Susan Claassen, who met Rivers in London in 2008 when both had one-woman shows, came from Tucson, Arizona, to honor her friend. "I always like to say that in a world of knockoffs, Joan was an original," she said.

The comedian detailed in her 2012 book "I Hate Everyone ... Starting With Me" that she hoped for "a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action" and "Hollywood all the way." Instead of a rabbi talking, Rivers asked for "Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents" and "a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce's." Indeed, her wishes were so important they were printed in the funeral program.

The funeral program also included a page with three classic Rivers' lines printed out: "Can we talk?" ''Who are you wearing?" and "Because I'm a funny person."

Rivers was a trailblazer for all comics, but especially for women. The raspy-voiced blonde with the brash New York accent was a TV talk show host, stage, film and TV actress, fashion critic, and she sold a line of jewelry.

The cause of death is being investigated. Rivers was hospitalized on Aug. 28 after she went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure at a doctor's office. The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances, and the New York City medical examiner said tests to determine the cause of death were inconclusive.

Her publicist said that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to God's Love, We Deliver; Guide Dogs for the Blind; or Our House.

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Associated Press writer Alicia Rancilio contributed to this report.

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Comedian Joan Rivers Has Died at Age 81 http://www.kristv.com/news/comedian-joan-rivers-has-died-at-age-81/ http://www.kristv.com/news/comedian-joan-rivers-has-died-at-age-81/ Entertainment Thu, 4 Sep 2014 2:03:27 PM Comedian Joan Rivers Has Died at Age 81

NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.

Rivers was hospitalized last week after she went into cardiac arrest at a Manhattan doctor's office following a routine procedure. Daughter Melissa Rivers said she died surrounded by family and close friends.

Rivers - who opened her routine with the trademark "Can we talk?" - never mellowed during a decades-long career. She moved from longtime targets such as Elizabeth Taylor, whom she famously ridiculed as fat, to new faces, and continued to appear in clubs and on TV into her 80s.

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David Cassidy Pleads Guilty to DWI http://www.kristv.com/news/david-cassidy-pleads-guilty-to-dwi/ http://www.kristv.com/news/david-cassidy-pleads-guilty-to-dwi/ Entertainment Thu, 4 Sep 2014 4:26:29 AM David Cassidy Pleads Guilty to DWI

NEW YORK (AP) - Seventies heartthrob David Cassidy has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated in upstate New York.

Cassidy was charged last summer in the town of Schodack, near Albany. The Times Union reports (http://goo.gl/8szrV6 ) he pleaded guilty Wednesday in exchange for a tentative sentence of a conditional discharge that includes 50 hours of community service in Florida, his home state.

Sentencing was set for Nov. 5 and depends on a pre-sentence report.

In March, a judge in Los Angeles sentenced Cassidy to three months in rehab and five years of probation in a drunken-driving case stemming from a January arrest for an illegal turn.

Cassidy role on TV's "The Partridge Family" launched a singing career. He spends time in New York during the summer at Saratoga Race Course, 40 miles north of Schodack.

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Information from: Times Union, http://www.timesunion.com

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Justin Bieber Arrested Again http://www.kristv.com/news/justin-bieber-arrested-again/ http://www.kristv.com/news/justin-bieber-arrested-again/ Entertainment Wed, 3 Sep 2014 4:00:03 AM Justin Bieber Arrested Again

ONTARIO - Pop star Justin Bieber has found himself on the wrong side of the law, again.

The Canadian pop sensation was arrested in Ontario yesterday on assault and dangerous driving charges.

The charges stem from an alleged fight after his ATV collided with a mini-van, according to police.

 


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Momentum River Opens at Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi http://www.kristv.com/news/momentum-river-opens-at-schlitterbahn-corpus-christi/ http://www.kristv.com/news/momentum-river-opens-at-schlitterbahn-corpus-christi/ Entertainment Mon, 1 Sep 2014 5:26:38 PM Momentum River Opens at Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI - Schlitterbahn's Jeff Henry walks KRIS6 through the Momentum River that's now open at the Corpus Christi location.

He also discusses progress on other features at the park still under construction.

Our Jennifer Lira will have a more in-depth look at the progress tonight at 9pm on KDF.


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'Cops' Crew Member Killed in Omaha Police Shooting http://www.kristv.com/news/cops-crew-member-killed-in-omaha-police-shooting-377236/ http://www.kristv.com/news/cops-crew-member-killed-in-omaha-police-shooting-377236/ Entertainment Thu, 28 Aug 2014 4:09:07 AM 'Cops' Crew Member Killed in Omaha Police Shooting

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities said Wednesday.

The suspect fired from the pellet gun before officers returned fire, Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said at a news conference. He said witnesses and officers thought the robbery suspect's Airsoft handgun looked and sounded real, but discovered later that it fires only plastic pellets. The suspect was struck by the officers' gunfire, but fled outside of the restaurant before collapsing.

Officers continued firing on the suspect as he exited the restaurant, and that was when the "Cops" crew member, 38-year-old Bryce Dion, was also struck, said Schamaderer. Dion was wearing a bullet-proof vest, but a single bullet that hit his arm "slipped into a gap in the vest" and entered his chest, Schmaderer said.

"My concern with my officers is that they are taking this very hard," Schmaderer said. "Bryce was their friend."

Schmaderer said video captured by another crew member of the "Cops" TV show shows the chaotic situation in the restaurant. Police released still shots from the video showing a hooded and masked person pointing what looks like a gun at police. Schmaderer said police would not release the full video, but that it will be part of the grand jury investigation into the shooting.

The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Cortez Washington, who was on parole. Schmaderer said Washington had a lengthy criminal record, including an accessory to robbery conviction from Missouri. He started parole in August 2011 and transferred to Nebraska in September 2013. His parole was due to expire in June 2017.

Schmaderer said the incident began when one of the officers, on his way to another reported robbery, called about the robbery at the Wendy's and requested backup. The "Cops" crew members were with two officers who responded to that request.

When police entered the restaurant and confronted the suspect, Dion, who was the sound operator, got separated from the cameraman, Schmaderer said.

Dion worked for Langley Productions, which is based in Santa Monica, California.

Key executives of the company, President John Langely and Executive Producer Morgan Langley, attended the police news conference in Omaha on Wednesday.

"Bryce has been with us for seven years," said Morgan Langley, who hired Dion. "This is very hard for us."

"Cops" is a reality TV show that depicts law enforcement officers in action. According to its website, the show has been filmed in at least 140 U.S. cities and three foreign counties.

John Langley said the crew had been filming all summer in Omaha and had only one week left in the city when the deadly shooting happened.

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New York Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over 'Deep Throat' Film http://www.kristv.com/news/new-york-judge-dismisses-lawsuit-over-deep-throat-film/ http://www.kristv.com/news/new-york-judge-dismisses-lawsuit-over-deep-throat-film/ Entertainment Tue, 26 Aug 2014 5:46:43 PM Associated Press New York Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over 'Deep Throat' Film

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York judge has tossed out a lawsuit that the copyright holders of "Deep Throat" brought against filmmakers who created a biography about porn star Linda Lovelace.

Judge Thomas Griesa dismissed it Monday after reviewing both films.

The lawsuit brought last year in federal court in Manhattan by Arrow Productions Limited against the Weinstein Co. claimed its copyrights and trademarks were violated by the 2013 film "Lovelace."

But the judge said the makers of the Hollywood film did not copy the core of "Deep Throat," which came out in 1972. He said "Deep Throat" is a pornographic film focusing on a specific sex act while "Lovelace" is a critical, biographical film.

An Arrow Productions lawyer said an appeal was being considered.

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'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' Win Emmy Awards http://www.kristv.com/news/breaking-bad-and-modern-family-win-emmy-awards/ http://www.kristv.com/news/breaking-bad-and-modern-family-win-emmy-awards/ Entertainment Tue, 26 Aug 2014 4:17:18 AM 'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' Win Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black."

The ceremony's emotional high point came with Billy Crystal's restrained and graceful remembrance of Robin Williams, who was found dead Aug. 11, an apparent suicide.

"He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw him," Crystal said of Williams at the conclusion of a tribute to industry members who died within the past 12 months. "Robin Williams, what a concept."

ABC's "Modern Family" won a fifth best comedy series Emmy, tying the record set by "Frasier," while the final season of AMC's "Breaking Bad" captured the top drama award and a trio of acting honors for its stars.

Netflix's freshman "Orange Is the New Black," which competed for best comedy series despite its dark prison setting, failed to sway Emmy voters, as did Netflix's sophomore series "House of Cards."

Bryan Cranston was honored as best actor in a drama for "Breaking Bad," proving that "True Detective" nominee Matthew McConaughey's movie-star appeal couldn't conquer all.

"I have gratitude for everything that has happened," Cranston said. His victory ties him with four-time best drama actor champ Dennis Franz. Cranston's co-stars Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn were honored in categories for best drama supporting acting - he for the third time and she for the second straight year - and the series won its second consecutive best drama award.

"Thank you for this wonderful farewell to our show," ''Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan said of the series about a teacher-turned-drug kingpin that ended with a bang.

A broadcast win was scored by ABC's "The Good Wife" star Julianna Margulies, honored as best lead actress in a drama series. "What a wonderful time for women on television," Margulies said.

McConaughey was the object of too-handsome jokes by presenter Jimmy Kimmel and adoration by winner Gail Mancuso, honored as best director for an episode of "Modern Family." It was one of the better gags of the night.

"If you don't mind, Matthew McConaughey, I'm gonna make eye contact with you right now," she said from the stage, making good by holding the actor's gaze for much of her speech.

The ceremony honoring the best of TV wasn't shy about playing the movie-star card. "Six minutes to Woody Harrelson" flashed on screen during Colin Bucksey's acceptance speech for best miniseries direction for "Fargo."

Harrelson and his "True Detective" co-star were given time to banter before announcing that Benedict Cumberbatch of "Sherlock: His Last Vow" was the winner of the best miniseries actor award.

"So you won Oscar, (People magazine's) Sexiest Man Alive and now you want an Emmy, too. Isn't that a little bit greedy?" Harrelson teased his fellow nominee.

"Fargo" was named best miniseries, and the award for best miniseries actress went to Jessica Lange of "American Horror Story: Coven."

Buffering the miniseries awards was a parody routine about top nominees by "Weird Al" Yankovic. Musical numbers usually look out of place at the Emmys, and this one was no different. Other scripted banter fell flat, although host Seth Meyers kept soldiering on.

CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons was crowned as best comedy series actor, giving him his fourth Emmy and putting him in company with all-time sitcom winners Carroll O'Connor, Kelsey Grammer and Michael J. Fox.

"Modern Family" also captured a best comedy supporting actor trophy for Ty Burrell. Allison Janney was honored as best supporting comedy actress for CBS' "Mom," adding to the trophy she'd already picked up as guest actress on "Masters of Sex."

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who received her third consecutive best comedy actress Emmy for the political comedy "Veep," drew big laughs as she stopped to exchange faux heated kisses with Cranston, who earlier was her co-presenter and who appeared with her on "Seinfeld."

"The Colbert Report" was honored as best variety series for its farewell season, with its star departing to take over for David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show."

Meyers kicked off the ceremony by tweaking his home network, NBC, and other broadcasters for being eclipsed in the awards by cable series and online newcomers like "Orange Is the New Black."

Noting that the Emmys moved to Monday night to avoid a conflict with Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, he said that MTV doesn't really specialize in videos anymore.

"That's like network TV holding an awards show and giving all the trophies to cable and Netflix. That would be crazy," Meyers joked - but the outcome proved him wrong.

Besides "Orange Is the New Black," other shows that didn't benefit from tactical category choices included "Shameless," which moved from drama to comedy consideration, and "True Detective," with its close-ended story that smacked of a miniseries.

The ceremony's traditional "in memoriam" tribute to industry members who have died in the past year flashed images of stars including James Garner, Ruby Dee, Sid Caesar, Carmen Zapata and Elaine Stritch as singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles sang "Smile." It concluded with the tribute to Williams.

Another touching moment Monday: Director-producer Ryan Murphy dedicating the outstanding TV movie Emmy won by "The Normal Heart" to the many artists felled by the HIV virus and AIDS.

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Online: http://www.emmys.com

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AP Entertainment Writers Anthony McCartney and Beth Harris contributed to this report.

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Seth Myers Takes On "The Emmys" http://www.kristv.com/news/seth-myers-takes-on-the-emmys-/ http://www.kristv.com/news/seth-myers-takes-on-the-emmys-/ Entertainment Fri, 22 Aug 2014 4:29:06 AM Seth Myers Takes On

(NBC) It's been a big year for Seth Meyers. After more than a decade at "Saturday Night Live" he stepped into the role as host of "Late Night" back in February.

This Monday night, he'll be the host of the Emmy Awards on NBC.

It's a gig that's making him nervous.

"The most nerve-wracking part is how many of my colleagues are there. You just want to perform well in front of people that you know and are going to see around afterwards," Meyers says.

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Box Office Preview 8/22/14 http://www.kristv.com/news/box-office-preview-8-22-14/ http://www.kristv.com/news/box-office-preview-8-22-14/ Entertainment Fri, 22 Aug 2014 4:25:51 AM Box Office Preview 8/22/14

CALIFORNIA - Here's your box office preview for August 22nd.

Sin City

When the Game Stands Tall

If I Stay

Are You Here


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Emmys: Billy Crystal to Pay Tribute to Williams http://www.kristv.com/news/emmys-billy-crystal-to-pay-tribute-to-williams/ http://www.kristv.com/news/emmys-billy-crystal-to-pay-tribute-to-williams/ Entertainment Thu, 21 Aug 2014 4:43:26 AM Emmys: Billy Crystal to Pay Tribute to Williams

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards.

Crystal will honor Williams as part of the traditional "in memoriam" segment for industry members who died during the past year, Emmy executive producer Don Mischer said in a statement Wednesday.

Mischer said the memorial segment during Monday's ceremony will include a performance from Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles.

Williams was found dead in his Northern California home on Aug. 11.

At last year's Emmys, Williams honored his friend and mentor Jonathan Winters during the tribute segment.

The Emmy Awards will be broadcast by NBC.

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Longtime 'SNL' Announcer Don Pardo Dies at 96 http://www.kristv.com/news/longtime-snl-announcer-don-pardo-dies-at-96/ http://www.kristv.com/news/longtime-snl-announcer-don-pardo-dies-at-96/ Entertainment Tue, 19 Aug 2014 4:08:25 AM Longtime 'SNL' Announcer Don Pardo Dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) - Television and radio announcer Don Pardo, whose booming baritone was known to fans of "Saturday Night Live," ''The Price is Right" and other programs, has died. He was 96.

Pardo's daughter, Dona Pardo, says her father died Monday afternoon at his home in Tucson, Arizona. She says he moved to Tucson after retiring from "SNL."

For more than 60 years, Pardo's majestic voice graced newscasts, game shows and television programs. During shows such as the original version of "Jeopardy!," his answers to the question, "Tell 'em what they've won, Don Pardo," became a memorable part of the program.

And though rarely seen, he was an integral part of "Saturday Night Live" for nearly four decades in his role of introducing the cast to kick off each show.

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Phil Simms Considers Not Using 'Redskins' on TV http://www.kristv.com/news/phil-simms-considers-not-using-redskins-on-tv/ http://www.kristv.com/news/phil-simms-considers-not-using-redskins-on-tv/ Entertainment Mon, 18 Aug 2014 2:13:15 PM Associated Press Phil Simms Considers Not Using 'Redskins' on TV

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS lead analyst Phil Simms is considering referring to the Redskins only as "Washington" when he broadcasts the team's game against the Giants next month.

Simms will work the Thursday night package the network acquired this season and will have Giants-Redskins in Week 4 on Sept. 25. He says "my very first thought is it will be 'Washington' the whole game."

Simms isn't taking sides in the debate over whether Washington's nickname is offensive or racist. But he adds he is sensitive to the complaints about the name, and his instincts now are to not use "Redskins" in his announcing.

His broadcast partner, Jim Nantz, says it is not his job "to take a stance."

CBS is allowing its announcers to decide on their own whether to call the team the Redskins. So is Fox, which handles the NFC and will televise most of Washington's games.

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Lady Antebellum Will Headline New Year's Eve in Nashville http://www.kristv.com/news/lady-antebellum-will-headline-new-year-s-eve-in-nashville/ http://www.kristv.com/news/lady-antebellum-will-headline-new-year-s-eve-in-nashville/ Entertainment Wed, 13 Aug 2014 4:13:14 AM Lady Antebellum Will Headline New Year's Eve in Nashville

NASHVILLE (AP) - Is it too soon to think about New Year's Eve?

Lady Antebellum doesn't think so.

They have announced they will headline a free concert for New Year's Eve in Nashville.

Singer Hillary Scott says they're looking forward to celebrating in their hometown and the holidays are a magical time of year.

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