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Coroner says 'Young and Restless' star died of heart disease

Mar. 19, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, with excessive drinking at the time of his death a contributing factor, according to a coroner's report released Tuesday. Investigators listed "hypertrophic heart disease" as the cause of the 52-year-old's death...

Unusual 'Bachelor' finale pays off for ABC in ratings race

Mar. 19, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An unusual ending to ABC's long-running attempted love matches on "The Bachelor" paid off for the network. Both parts of the finale to the 23rd edition of the series hit the Nielsen company's top 10 last week, as bachelor Colton Underwood — who started his reign as a virgin —...

Nielsen's top programs for March 11-17

Mar. 19, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "NCIS," CBS, 12.08 million. 2. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 10.54 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 10.1 million. 4. "FBI," CBS, 8.96 million. 5. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 8.47 million. 6....

Jeanine Pirro case squeezes Fox News in two directions

Mar. 19, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The apparent suspension of Jeanine Pirro is squeezing Fox News Channel in two directions. A prominent Muslim-American civil rights organization is calling for advertisers to boycott Fox News, while another group is petitioning to have the weekend host reinstated. Pirro wasn't on the air...

After 'Gotham,' Ben McKenzie goes from hero to movie bad guy

Mar. 19, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben McKenzie is looking forward to his next career chapter after "Gotham," both on-screen and behind the camera. During the five years he's starred as Gotham City police detective and future commissioner James Gordon in the Batman prequel, McKenzie also wrote two episodes and directed...

Attorney seeks pardon for Laurie Bembenek murder conviction

Mar. 19, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The attorney for Laurie "Bambi" Bembenek, Wisconsin's most famous runaway fugitive who insisted until her death in 2010 that she did not kill her husband's ex-wife, hopes Gov. Tony Evers will finally clear her name with a posthumous pardon she unsuccessfully sought for decades....

MLB '19: Longtime baseball voices going, going, almost gone

Mar. 19, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

Steve Blass spent his boyhood afternoons in Connecticut flinging a rubber ball against the side of a half-barn, fantasizing that he was pitching in the majors. Come evening, the 10-year-old would get his radio and tune into a game, delighted when Mel Allen's voice crackled from the transistor. "When I thought...

Chicago police union wants federal probe in Smollett case

Mar. 19, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago police union's president alleges that the county's top prosecutor interfered with the investigation of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett before recusing herself and wants the Justice Department to determine if she broke any laws. WLS-TV in Chicago reports that Fraternal Order of...

Coaches frustrated after ESPN botches NCAA bracket rollout

Mar. 19, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma was sitting in his office after practice Monday when UConn's video coordinator came in and said he had the entire NCAA Tournament women's bracket. At first, Auriemma thought it was a fake. After studying it for a few minutes, the Hall of Fame coach knew it was the real thing,...

Colbert postpones visit to New Zealand after attack

Mar. 19, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Talk show host Stephen Colbert has postponed what was supposed to be a surprise visit to New Zealand following the terrorist attack in Christchurch that killed 50 people. Colbert's "Late Show," the top-rated American late-night show, said that he was supposed to travel to New Zealand on...