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Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim 'Jeopardy!' host

NEW YORK (AP) — “Jeopardy!” record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek...

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Holiday TV specials: How to celebrate with Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Rudolph and Snoopy

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as TV networks and streaming services roll out a colorfully wrapped array of...

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Trevor Noah to host 2021 Grammy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Daily Show” host and comedian Trevor Noah has been tapped to host the 2021 Grammy Awards.The Recording...

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Feds want "Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe to turn over big cats

MUSKOGEE — The U.S. Justice Department is going after "Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe's big cats on grounds he and his wife have a...

Health

NY's Cuomo to receive International Emmy for virus briefings

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to soon receive an International Emmy award for his once-daily televised...

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Contestant dies after completing "Wipeout" obstacle course

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A contestant on “Wipeout” has died after completing the game show's obstacle course, authorities and sources...

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Feds charge man in armed robbery of Kardashian pal Cheban

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities in New York City have brought charges in the armed robbery of Jonathan Cheban, a reality TV...

Life

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Christmas specials return to TV - here's how to watch

The classic holiday Peanuts specials also will stream ad free and in HD on Apple TV+.

Life

Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond releases new essay book 'Frontier Follies,' plans virtual event tonight

She even gives readers a glimpse into her Oklahoma quarantine life in the new book.

Life

Air date announced for Carrie Underwood's HBO Max Christmas special

In the Max Original, Underwood performs a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the joy and hopefulness of...

Life

How to watch Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood's newly announced live holiday TV special

Brooks and Yearwood will perform live by request from their home recording studio, Studio G, singing songs of the season for...

Life

Kevin Dillon added to 'Reagan' biopic that has been filming in Oklahoma

The Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award nominee has been tapped to play Warner Bros. Studios founder Jack Warner in the biopic.

Life

Watch Blake Shelton's sweet shout-out to Gwen Stefani after winning Top Country Artist at E! People's Choice Awards

While the "Happy Anywhere" singer thanked his record label and team, he also expressed most of his gratitude for the fans who...

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Rudolph, Santa figures soar to sale of $368,000 at auction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — And how the bidders loved him!A buyer shouted out with glee that they would pay $368,000 for the Rudolph and...

Life

Fiddler Kyle Dillingham honored as Oklahoma Ambassador of Goodwill

Previously honored Ambassadors of Goodwill include Toby Keith, Kristin Chenoweth, Katrina Elam, Roger Miller, Reba McEntire,...

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'Vast of Night, 'Minari,' 'Watchmen' - all with Oklahoma ties - nominated for Gotham Awards

The IFP Gotham Awards is one of the leading awards for independent film and signals the kick-off to the film awards season.

Life

Aaron Sorkin joins Kristin Chenoweth as guest lecturer for Oklahoma City University's new Master’s in Screen Acting program

Students will learn how to develop, pitch and produce their own content and gain invaluable experience working alongside and...

Life

Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Maren Morris win big at 2020 CMA Awards

Oklahoma native Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker co-hosted the awards show from Music City Center in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

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Roles aren't for keeps on 'Crown,' even newcomer Princess Di

LOS ANGELES — For viewers, "The Crown" offers a peek into a modern royal family's life and times, or at least an engaging...

Business

White separatist who spewed racial hatred dead at 82

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Metzger, the notorious former Ku Klux Klan leader who rose to prominence in the 1980s while promoting...

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Budding florists get day in the sun in new reality series

NEW YORK (AP) — They designed epic floral statements in limited time with some very intense judges, but the contestants on the...

Farzaneh brothers support education, housing, other causes in central Oklahoma

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MOORE — Revolution didn’t break out in Iran 40 years ago until after the Farzaneh brothers left to study architecture at the University of Oklahoma, but its effects reached around the world and lay a heavy weight on both of them. “Because of...

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Couple complain Animal Planet show cast them as pot growers

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A couple say they were cast in a false light on an Animal Planet reality television show about state Fish...

Life

6 things to know about tonight's CMA Awards

Country music superstars and previous CMA Awards winners Reba McEntire, who hails from Chockie, and Darius Rucker will host...

Health

'S.W.A.T.' dives into Black, police conflict in season debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The ghost of a bitter chapter for Los Angeles haunts the season debut of “S.W.A.T.,” which casts today’s...

Life

Oklahoman Bailey Rae and Virginian Sid Kingsley get coaches buzzing on 'The Voice' Battle Rounds

The two singers gave stellar performances and sounded incredible together, wowing all four coaches.

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Trebek brought consensus, class to a nation in need of both

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a politically torn, culturally divided and socially splintered America, there was one thing nearly...

Life

Oklahoma gets a mention in post-election 'Saturday Night Live' cold opening

In a cold opening segment that aired just hours after Joe Biden was declared the long-awaited winner in the contentious...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 15-21

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 15-21:Nov. 15: Actor Ed Asner is 91. Singer Petula Clark is 88. Actor Joanna Barnes...

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Trebek remembered for grace that elevated him above TV host

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek never pretended to have all the answers, but the “Jeopardy!" host became an inspiration and...

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Alex Trebek, long-running ‘Jeopardy!’ host, dies at 80

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek, who presided over the beloved quiz show “Jeopardy!” for more than 30 years with dapper charm...

Life

Oklahoma film and TV job retraining opportunities offered for workers affected by coronavirus pandemic

The Communities Foundation of Oklahoma (CFO) partnered with others in the public and private sectors to support Community CARES...

Life

Kristin Chenoweth talks Food Network's 'Candy Land,' Netflix's 'Holidate' and 'Tiger King' fandom

Although she recorded the "Tiger King" parody "Little Pieces,” her voiceover role in “The Witches” and her new duet with...

Health

Al Roker to take time off work to battle prostate cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — Weatherman and morning TV co-host Al Roker has revealed that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and...

Life

Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth keeps performing through pandemic

Kristin Chenoweth never envisioned herself starring in a Food Network show. Of course, before the bizarre plot twists of 2020,...

Health

New kids' series 'Pikwik Pack' puts spotlight on deliveries

NEW YORK (AP) — The studio behind the kids’ mega-hit TV show “Paw Patrol” has a new animated series that arrives timed...

Life

Oklahoma sculptor's 'Birdwatching OKC Thunder Lightning Dance Party' to be showcased on 'Gallery America'

This week's episode of "Gallery America" chronicles Slack’s largest public installation, which stretches along Classen...

Life

Oklahoma country singer Bailey Rae wows on 'The Voice' Blind Auditions - and ends up on a surprising team

Rae - who hails from the small town of Roberta, which is near Durant - showed off a strong and appealing old-school drawl on...

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'American Idol' contestant Nikki McKibbin dies at 42

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nikki McKibbin, a singer from Texas best known for her third place finish in the first season of...

Life

Watch Kristin Chenoweth take on 'Tiger King' in Halloween episode of 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'

The Oklahoma native and Broadway star is an outspokenly rabid fan of the hit Netflix docuseries, which colorfully chronicles...

Life

'Borat' actor Sacha Baron Cohen gives $100K to OKC church attended by Jeanise Jones, one of the breakout stars of his latest film

It was the sort of ruse that Sacha Baron Cohen is known for. The actor finds unsuspecting people across America and uses film...

Life

7 Oklahoma entertainment headlines for the week, featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, 'The Voice' and more

From top celebrities to everyday folks, Oklahomans and Oklahoma stay in the entertainment headlines.

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'This Is Us' already had its new season mapped out. But 2020 had other plans

When "This Is Us," NBC's time-shifting, twist-savvy family drama, wrapped production on its fourth season in mid-March, the...

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Crime thriller 'Out of Exile' is filming in Oklahoma despite the pandemic

The cheerful pink trim of Oklahoma City's vintage Flamingo Apartments contrasts with the grim adornments of a crime scene: the...

Health

New channel offers fare for women in the LGBTQ community

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An online channel devoted to women in the LGBTQ community is launching with shows including a pandemic-set...

Life

Watch The Flaming Lips rock out with an OKC crowd all in 'space bubbles' in new 'Assassins of Youth' video

The art-rockers lensed the distinctively socially distanced performance earlier this month at The Criterion, where both the...

Life

'They loved her': Meet Oklahoma's Jeanise Jones, the 'moral compass' and breakout star of 'Borat 2'

A metro area woman was shocked to learn that she's one of the breakout stars of a new satirical comedy. Jeanise Jones of...

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Jon Stewart will be back in the host's chair for Apple TV+

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jon Stewart is returning to TV, more than five years after bowing out as host of “The Daily Show” and with a...

Life

'Reagan' biopic filming in Oklahoma halts production after crew members reportedly test positive for COVID-19

The biographical drama - starring two-time Golden Globe nominee Dennis Quaid (who previously worked in Oklahoma on "I Can Only...

Life

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani get engaged in Oklahoma

Shelton and Stefani first starting dating while co-starring on the hit NBC show "The Voice" in 2015,

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'Voice' co-stars Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani engaged

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — “The Voice” co-stars Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are engaged and sharing the good news on social...

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'Babish' expands as pandemic boosts YouTube cooking shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Mac and cheese, 18th-century style. A seven-course meal using only ingredients from a convenience store. A meal...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 1-7

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 1-7:Nov. 1: Country singer Bill Anderson is 83. Actor Barbara Bosson (“Murder One,”...

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Animals, people rescue each other in heartfelt docuseries

LOS ANGELES — In a new docuseries, a child who uses a walker meets a dog with its own version of wheels. Inmates find solace in...

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NBC's Welker sharp in first turn as debate moderator

NEW YORK (AP) — Moderator Kristen Welker — with the help of an offstage mute button — helped give Americans the substantive,...

Health

Animals, people rescue each other in heartfelt docuseries

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a new docuseries, a child who uses a walker meets a dog with its own version of wheels. Inmates find...

Life

Oklahoma country singer-songwriter Jeremy Castle imagines 'If 2020 Was a Country Song'

Castle, who grew up in Blanchard, started playing guitar in high school and has been writing and performing music since...

Business

Study: TV industry falls short of off-camera inclusivity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Zendaya won last month’s Emmy Award for top drama series actress, her triumph seemed to underscore the...

Life

Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani win big on CMT Music Awards

Plus, it was a year of firsts for Gabby Barrett, who scored her first win for Breakthrough Video of the Year, presented by past...

Life

Tulsa-born St. Vincent joins 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, MasterClass roster

Plus, St. Vincent collaborated with the Grammy-winning country band The Chicks (formerly the Dixie Chicks) to play electric...

Life

Oklahoma-Texas music icon Ray Wylie Hubbard making 'Austin City Limits' debut tonight - here's how to watch

The Hugo native released this summer his first major-label album, appropriately titled "Co-Starring." His 17th studio album -...

Health

New this week: The Boss, Billie Eilish, Borat & 'Bad Hair'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Life

Oklahoma singer Anthony Mason auditions for 'The Voice' Season 19, premiering tonight

Ada native Blake Shelton is back for his 19th straight season on the reality show, with his pop-star girlfriend Gwen Stefani,...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 25-31

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 25-31:Oct. 25: Actor Marion Ross is 92. Singer Jon Anderson (Yes) is 76. Singer Taffy...

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'The West Wing' cast reunites again, this time for a book

NEW YORK (AP) — The stars of “The West Wing” are once again joining together, this time for a book about the award-winning...

Life

Oklahoma band DocFell & Co. reveals 'Revelations' despite pandemic

This post is part of Oklahoma Music Week here on BAM's Blog, a look at how Oklahoma musicians have been been handling the...

Life

Oklahoma pumpkin carver Daniel Miller talks about winning Food Network's 'Halloween Wars'

Every autumn, "Halloween Wars" pits six teams featuring three culinary artists in a series of beat-the-clock theme challenges,...

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Oklahoma 'Halloween Wars' champion Daniel Miller shares pumpkin carving tips

As Halloween celebrations become more elaborate, many people are looking to level up from the traditional jack-o-lantern and...

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Pumpkin king: Oklahoma artist Daniel Miller and his team win Food Network's 'Halloween Wars'

From a slavering werewolf and a possessed teddy bear to a tentacled sea monster and a fearsome man-eating turtle, Daniel Miller...

Life

5 reasons to get excited about Reba McEntire's planned return to TV on 'Fried Green Tomatoes' series

Reba would star as the present-day Idgie Threadgoode - the role played by Mary Stuart Masterson in the movie - who returns to...

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Rudolph and his nose-so-bright into auction will take flight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rudolph and his still-shiny nose are getting a new home, and it's bound to be a lot nicer than the Island of...

Life

Watch Cher present Garth Brooks with the Icon Award on the Billboard Music Awards

Plus, check out the set list for Brooks' whirlwind greatest hits medley.

Life

8 things to know as Garth Brooks receives the Icon Award tonight on the Billboard Music Awards

Brooks joins only eight other artists to ever receive the honor.

Health

'Cheer' star Jerry Harris asks for jail release until trial

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge said Wednesday that she will decide soon whether to allow Jerry Harris, a star of the Netflix...

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'West Wing' reunites cast with a mission: get out the vote

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While “The West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin was gratified to bring an episode of the drama series to life on...

Life

'Reagan' biopic filming in Oklahoma finds its Nancy

"Reagan" stars Dennis Quaid (who previously worked in Oklahoma on "I Can Only Imagine") as Ronald Reagan and co-stars Jon...

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'Two and a Half Men' star Conchata Ferrell dies at 77

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conchata Ferrell, who became known for her role as Berta the housekeeper on TV’s “Two and a Half Men” after...

Health

Johnsons are 'sipping tea' for 'black-ish' family portrait

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When ABC decided the Johnsons of “black-ish” were due a portrait, it sought an artist who understood the...

Health

New this week: David Byrne, 'The Amazing Race' & Tommy Lee

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Life

Oklahoma pumpkin carver and his team win Food Network's 'Halloween Wars' Season 10

For the spine-tingling final challenge, the team that could best capture all the terror and fun of the ultimate horror movie...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 18-24

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 18-24:Oct. 18: Actor Dawn Wells (“Gilligan’s Island”) is 82. Singer Russ Giguere of...

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Paris Hilton protest calls for closure of Utah school

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Paris Hilton has been speaking out about abuse she said she suffered at a boarding school in Utah, and on...

Life

Former 'The Voice' contender Brian Nhira embraces fatherhood, Zimbabwean heritage, Oklahoma ties

A Tulsa native now based in Nashville, Tennessee, Nhira, 28, has focused this year on developing the global artist he was able...

Health

Outtakes: Stevie Nicks on Petty, Prince, Beyoncé and Harry

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks — who is releasing a new song Friday and a concert film later this month — discusses the TV...

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'Speak up!' — 'Sesame Street' tackles racism in TV special

NEW YORK (AP) — “Sesame Street" has always pressed for inclusion. Now in the wake of the national reckoning on race, it's going...

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Watch: Mike Pence, Kamala Harris face off in 2020 VP debate

Watch live as Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris, Joe Biden's vice presidential running mate, face off in...

Life

Oklahoma firefighter and his dog to appear on new Amazon series 'The Pack,' hosted by Olympic medalist Lindsey Vonn

"The Pack" is a new global unscripted series that "celebrates the unrivaled bond between dogs and their human companions." The...

Life

Trailer: Documentary 'Homegrown Hate: The War Among Us,' connecting OKC bombing to current events, airing tonight

It will trace the origins of the KKK that rose out of the ashes of the Civil War and connect to the modern-day...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 11-17

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 11-17:Oct. 11: Country singer Gene Watson is 77. Singer Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates...

Health

Trump's return means more anxiety for White House reporters

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's return to the White House to recover from the coronavirus seems certain to raise the...

Life

Reba McEntire to host CMA Awards for fifth time, with new host Darius Rucker

The awards show will take place from Music City Center in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, and will feature the biggest artists...

Health

Watch live: Doctors deliver update on Trump's condition

Watch live as Trump's health team provides an update on the president's condition. Trump has been at a military hospital in...

Health

Good grief! 'Peanuts' celebrates 70th anniversary with art

NEW YORK (AP) — The virus pandemic won't stop Charlie Brown, Snoopy or the “Peanuts” gang from marking an important birthday...

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How to watch the first presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump

The highly anticipated first match-up between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and incumbent Republican President Donald Trump is...

Health

Influencers behaving badly: Mexico kicks them out of ruins

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Archaeological authorities in Mexico said Tuesday they kicked some cast members of a popular local “Jersey...

Life

Video: 'Tiger King' star Carole Baskin eliminated on 'Dancing with the Stars' - but she's getting her own show

Just because she won't be dancing more glitzy feline-theme routines on "DWTS" doesn't mean that Baskin won't be on TV anymore.

Life

Video: Blake Shelton talks quarantine hairstyling with Gwen Stefani on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

The Ada native said he enjoyed spending from March through July in Oklahoma with Stefani and various relatives and friends. He...

Life

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Carrie Underwood donates $100,000 in supplies to hometown schools

The Checotah native has made multiple donations to her hometown public schools over the years through her C.A.T.S. Foundation.

Life

Video: Carrie Underwood to star in HBO Max holiday special to go with her new Christmas album 'My Gift'

Underwood appeared this morning on NBC News’ "Today," to talk about the holiday special and album, telling hosts Savannah...

Health

New this week: Mariah Carey, Gloria Steinem & 'South Park'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

Crime

Texas sheriff indicted after probe into Black man's death

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff has been indicted on charges of destroying or concealing video in an investigation into...

Health

Steve Harvey talks show revival on Facebook Watch, NBC split

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Having his daytime talk show canceled by NBC last year hasn't stopped Steve Harvey.While he waited for a new...