June 27, 2014 6:04 PM
SAO PAULO - The United States' 1-0 loss to Germany was the second-highest rated men's World Cup match on ESPN's networks despite the noon EDT kickoff. The game received a 6.7 rating on ESPN and was seen by 10.77 million viewers, ESPN said Friday. Viewers peaked at 12.06 million during... more »
June 9, 2014 8:48 PM
BATON ROUGE- Five-and-a-half million people watched the Miss USA pageant as it aired from the River Center Sunday night.
National media outlets reported after the telecast, the show increased its audience by about eight percent.
Nia Sanchez, Miss Nevada, won the title . Miss Louisiana, Brittany Guidry, came... more »
May 21, 2014 5:25 PM
ST. AMANT - Sheriff's deputies arrested an Ascension Parish woman recently after they said she sold two stolen electric guitars and a stolen TV to a pawn shop.
Deputies arrested Amanda Villar, 23, on May 15 for charges of theft and possession of stolen things. They said she also... more »
April 15, 2014 7:19 PM
WASHINGTON- TV could play a role in making babies and toddlers more fussy according to research published in the Journal of Pediatrics.
A study found fussy kids were exposed to nine minutes more of various media per day than children who were more calm.
Researchers say too much... more »
April 9, 2014 9:55 PM
BRISTOL, Conn. - The championship game between two undefeated teams drew the highest television rating for women's basketball in a decade. UConn's 79-58 win over Notre Dame on ESPN on Tuesday earned a 2.8 rating. That's the best since a 3.5 for the UConn-Tennessee final in 2004. The Huskies' big... more »
February 2, 2014 1:03 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is getting some time in front of the cameras before sitting down to watch the Super Bowl. He's doing a live interview from the White House with Bill O'Reilly about two hours before kickoff, during the Fox pregame show. The interview comes less than a... more »
January 10, 2014 10:25 PM
BATON ROUGE- Friday, the curtain was unveiled on a refreshed pizza restaurant that got the attention of reality TV producers.
"Restaurant Impossible" spent the last two days at Mama Della's NYC Pizzeria on Jefferson Highway. The restaurant was losing as much as $18,000 until it was closed Thursday as... more »
January 3, 2014 8:10 PM
There will be no local television blackouts in the NFL this weekend. The Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers said Friday that their weekend wild-card playoff games are sellouts. Normally, teams must sell out 72 hours before kickoff to have a game broadcast in their local market. The... more »
December 11, 2013 11:39 AM
BATON ROUGE - Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu has launched her first TV ads in her bid for re-election.
The new ad talks about her push to keep people from losing their health insurance because of the federal health care overhaul. Landrieu takes credit for President Obama's decision to... more »
November 11, 2013 10:42 PM
GONZALES- Things are not so Hollywood-like at the Edwards' upscale home in Ascension Parish these days, especially since dismal ratings forced A&E to move the family's reality TV show.
Instead of its usual Sunday night slot, The Governor's Wife was moved up almost nine hours, to midday Sunday. All... more »
October 29, 2013 10:54 PM
GONZALES- People are wondering if the former governor who lives here will return to politics.
A clip played on public radio Tuesday morning suggests he might be, then sparked debate about how Edwin Edwards could run, and if he could get enough support.
Edwards, who is convicted of... more »
October 28, 2013 6:59 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ar. - The Arkansas Razorbacks' Nov. 9 football game at Ole Miss will start at 11:21 a.m. to accommodate a regional telecast. Two years ago in Oxford, Arkansas took a 29-24 victory over the Rebels. This year's game will be televised on the Southeastern Conference's regional television network. Arkansas... more »
October 9, 2013 7:59 PM
HOUSTON - Houston Astros owner Jim Crane hopes Comcast SportsNet Houston will agree to pay his team what he calls a fair amount for its media rights, and they can boost carriage after a season where only 40 percent of the city could view the games. But for now the... more »
October 3, 2013 10:32 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Bill Cassidy was the target of jokesters on the Comedy Central program "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."
Stewart and his political correspondent made fun of Cassidy for signing a letter before the government shutdown that discussed a plan to fund the government in exchange for... more »
September 24, 2013 10:47 PM
GONZALES- A reality TV show starting former Governor Edwin Edwards, his wife, and their new family finally has a premiere date.
A&E released October 27th as the date the show will begin. It's been delayed for months.
The show follows Edwards' wife, Trina, as she juggles their marriage... more »
September 22, 2013 12:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - Trina Edwards, the wife of former Governor Edwin Edwards, announced on Facebook that their new reality show is almost ready to air.
Commercials have started appearing for the new A&E show, titled "The Governor's Wife." The series premiere of the new reality show has been pushed... more »
September 18, 2013 1:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU's game against Furman on Oct. 26 in Tiger Stadium will be televised on TigerVision, the school's pay-per-view network.
Kickoff for the Homecoming contest between LSU and Furman is set for 6 p.m. For the first time, LSU will offer the TigerVision telecast in high-definition.
... more »
August 27, 2013 11:47 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Reality television may be bringing more out-of-state alligator hunters to Louisiana.
State alligator program head Noel Kinler says licenses issued to out-of-state trappers are on pace to eclipse last year's record of 507.
The 30-day season opens in eastern Louisiana on Wednesday and on Sept.... more »
July 29, 2013 10:50 AM
HOUMA - A state audit finds Terrebonne's former sheriff must repay more than $19,000 and may have violated several state laws during his four years in office, including during filming of the reality TV show 'Cajun Justice.' Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera tells The Courier copies of the report have been... more »
July 16, 2013 1:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU's home opener for the 2013 season against UAB will kick off at 6 p.m. CT on Sept. 7, and be televised on ESPNU.
The SEC announced the time Tuesday as part of the league's release of the early season TV schedule.
LSU's game against... more »
July 12, 2013 5:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - Shanna Forrestall is a local actress from Gonzales is a host and narrator in Southern Fried Homicide.
It's airs on Investigation Discovery.
Forrestall is also currently working on another movie filming in the area.
July 9, 2013 11:29 AM
GONZALES - Gonzales Police released photos of a pair of men they said stole two big-screen televisions from a Walmart, and asked for the public's help identifying them.
Police say the two stole the TV's from the Gonzales store on Saturday, June 22 around 9:30pm.
They said the... more »
May 6, 2013 7:56 PM
NEW ORLEANS- TV shows about Louisiana's culture aren't enough for television producers who are rolling out new features, this time about the mos "salacious stories from south of the Mason-Dixon Line."
Southern Fried Homicide and Swamp Murders join the summer line-up on Investigation Discovery, a cable network connected with... more »
April 10, 2013 1:00 AM
NEW ROADS- Reality TV producers are looking for the next group of people to be featured living life in Louisiana.
TV producers are planning a show about the Jarreau family.
Tourism leaders said it will be similar to Duck Dynasty and Swamp People , shows that have become... more »
April 5, 2013 9:04 AM
RIDGEWOOD, N.J.- Accusations and fists were flying at an event that featured cast members of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" reality show. A Paramus man claims Jacqueline and Christopher Laurita and Giuseppe "Joe" Gorga attacked him as cameras rolled in a hair salon in Ridgewood on Saturday. John Karagiorgis... more »
April 2, 2013 2:33 PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Authorities in West Virginia say a star of the MTV reality show "BUCKWILD" and two passengers all died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Twenty-one-year-old Shain Gandee, his uncle and another passenger were found dead Monday. Gandee's 1984 Ford Bronco was stuck in a mud hole, its tail pipe... more »
March 28, 2013 3:32 PM
NEW YORK - Barbara Walters plans to retire next year, ending a television career that made her a trailblazer in news and daytime TV. Someone who works closely with Walters says the plan is for her to retire in May 2014 after a series of special programs saluting her career.... more »
March 4, 2013 11:01 AM
NEW YORK- Barbara Walters is back. After being sidelined for six weeks by chickenpox and a concussion, Walters returned Monday to ABC's "The View." She got a thunderous welcome from the studio audience and co-hosts Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar. The 83-year-old TV veteran declared that "after a... more »
February 18, 2013 6:26 PM
UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 18, 2013 -
Cooking could lead to osteoarthritis in women, because of the chemicals in pots and pans.
Researchers say the more a woman is exposed to the common chemical compound, called PFCs, the greater the risk... more »
February 4, 2013 10:20 AM
NEW YORK - The Baltimore Ravens' victory over the San Francisco 49ers has set a record for highest overnight ratings in Super Bowl history. The Nielsen company reported the game scored a 48.1 rating and 71 share in its select measurement of big cities. That's 1 percent over a similar... more »
January 30, 2013 11:50 AM
BATON ROUGE - A reality TV series starring former governor Edwin Edwards and his new wife has been delayed.
"The Governor's Wife" was scheduled to air on A&E Feb. 27. Today Trina Edwards posted on Facebook that the "premier date has officially been pushed back to March 13 because... more »
January 25, 2013 4:31 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Sarah Palin is out as a Fox News Channel contributor. The network said Friday that it is parting ways with the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor. Bill Shine, executive vice president at Fox News, said the network has enjoyed its association with... more »
January 8, 2013 12:39 PM
NEW YORK - The Barry Diller-backed Internet company that challenges cable and satellite TV services by offering inexpensive live television online plans to expand beyond New York City this spring. In the wake of a federal court ruling that tentatively endorsed its legality, Aereo will bring its $8-a-month service to... more »
January 8, 2013 10:35 AM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The BCS title game's preliminary television rating is up from last season, but the lopsided score kept viewership down. Alabama's 42-14 rout over Notre Dame drew a 15.7 overnight rating Monday on ESPN. That's up 14 percent from last year's game, another blowout Crimson Tide victory,... more »
January 4, 2013 11:14 AM
BATON ROUGE - Former governor Edwin Edwards and his new wife are the focus of the latest reality TV series to come out of Louisiana.
Production on "The Governor's Wife" has already finished, and it is scheduled to air on A&E Feb. 27.
According to reports, the show... more »
December 4, 2012 1:18 PM
SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix's video subscription service has trumped pay-TV channels and grabbed the rights to show Disney movies shortly after they finish their runs in theaters. The multiyear licensing agreement announced Tuesday represents a breakthrough for Netflix as it tries to add more recent movies to its popular service... more »
November 30, 2012 3:06 PM
NEW YORK - A New York federal appeals panel has found weaknesses with a startup company's arguments it can legally send live TV programming to iPhones and other mobile devices. Three judges of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seemed poised Friday to reverse a lower court judge who... more »
November 23, 2012 10:42 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Police say a Massachusetts man left his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in a car while he went shopping for Black Friday bargains, then went home with his new 51-inch flat screen television and left the toddler behind. Police, alerted by store security, found the boy asleep in the... more »
November 21, 2012 10:19 AM
MIAMI, Fla. - Art Ginsburg, the delightfully dorky television chef known as Mr. Food, has died at his home in Weston, Fla.
Ginsburg, who was 81, enticed viewers for decades with a can-do focus on easy weeknight cooking and the tagline "Ooh! It's so good!" He was diagnosed with... more »
October 4, 2012 11:13 AM
LOS ANGELES - "Jersey Shore's" sixth and final season debuts tonight on MTV. But don't remind the show's cast. They're not quite ready for their 15 minutes of fame to end. According to castmate Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, it was the longest 15 minutes of his life. Not so, jokes fellow "guido"... more »
October 1, 2012 2:52 PM
DENVER - A man wounded in the shootings at a suburban Denver movie theater is appearing in an ad aimed at getting voters' attention before the first presidential debate.
Stephen Barton was among the 58 people injured in the July 20 attack in Aurora that also killed 12 people.... more »
September 20, 2012 1:25 PM
SAN FRANCISCO - A Taiwanese company has been fined $500 million and two of its former top executives sentenced to three years in prison for their leading roles in a global LCD screen price-fixing conspiracy. The sentences handed down Thursday are among the harshest penalties ever given in an antitrust... more »
September 20, 2012 12:52 PM
ISLAMABAD - The U.S. Embassy in Pakistan appears to be trying to undercut the anger being aimed against the United States as a result of an anti-Islam video. Advertisements condemning that video have appeared today on Pakistani TV, and they carry the U.S. Embassy seal. In the ads, President Barack... more »
August 14, 2012 1:27 PM
WASHINGTON - A new television ad from President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is linking Republican rival Mitt Romney to the education cuts in a budget plan by GOP running mate Paul Ryan. The ad doesn't name Ryan. But it criticizes Romney for backing plans to cut college aid for nearly... more »
July 27, 2012 10:37 AM
NEW YORK - CNN chief Jim Walton is quitting, saying the beleaguered news network needs a different leader with a new perspective and plans. Walton built CNN into a profitable international news organization in his 10 years as boss. But the U.S. flagship network has suffered through some historically poor... more »
July 11, 2012 7:51 AM
NEW YORK - No event is seared in the memory of television viewers quite like the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
A study released Wednesday has found that only the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy comes close, and that was only among people aged 55 and over... more »
June 25, 2012 3:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - The founder of Baton Rouge television station WAFB-TV, Tom Gibbens, died this weekend. He was 95.
Gibbens launched the station in 1953 and was its first general manager. It was the first live television station in Baton Rouge, and only the second in Louisiana.
Visitation... more »
June 5, 2012 11:16 AM
NEW YORK- Disney says its programming will no longer be sponsored by junk food. The Walt Disney Co. says it plans to ban such ads for its TV channels, radio stations and websites intended for children. That means kids watching Saturday morning cartoons on the company's ABC network will no... more »
June 4, 2012 6:03 PM
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Police say a TV weatherman in Tennessee was wounded by a bolt from a crossbow during a break-in at his home by a man he once lived with who has been charged with attempted first-degree murder. The Johnson City Press reports that police say 53-year-old Gerald... more »
June 1, 2012 9:04 AM
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J.- They're back. The cast of MTV's reality series "Jersey Shore" moved into their summer rental in Seaside Heights to begin taping the 6th season Thursday. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino was first to arrive as he unloaded his Jeep with a GTL license plate that reflects the cast's... more »
May 22, 2012 11:12 AM
CHICAGO- A spokesman for Zenith Electronics says Eugene Polley, the inventor of the first wireless TV remote control, has died. John Taylor says the former Zenith engineer died of natural causes Sunday at a suburban Chicago hospital. He was 96. Couch potatoes everywhere have Polley to thank for hours of... more »
May 14, 2012 11:51 AM
BELLE RIVER - Deputies in Assumption Parish confirmed that Mitchell Guist from The History Channel's show "Swamp People" died this morning.
Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the incident occurred around 9 a.m. in St. Martin Parish along the Belle River. Waguespack said Guist suffered a fall in the boat shortly... more »
March 6, 2012 11:19 AM
NEW YORK-"The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison says he tried to recruit Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow for the next season of the reality competition.
"I met about him becoming our next Bachelor, I think he'd be a great Bachelor," Chris Harrison said during an interview.
Harrison said Tebow... more »
February 21, 2012 10:55 AM
LOS ANGELES - Netflix will stream certain movies from the Weinstein Company including "The Artist" under an exclusive licensing agreement.
The agreement covers foreign-language movies, documentaries, and other films in the Weinstein vault which will become available for instant viewing on Netflix.
Netflix said it would get some... more »
February 21, 2012 10:28 AM
Beverly Hills - Magic Johnson is launching a cable TV network targeting African Americans.
The 24-hour "Aspire" channel will have programs with positive, uplifting images of African Americans according to 52-year-old Johnson.
Aspire's programming mix will include movies, TV shows, music, comedy, performing arts and shows about faith.... more »
February 8, 2012 2:53 PM
Two men have been identified in connection with reports of TV thefts in Ascension Parish.
Deputies say Ryan Zeringue Jr. walked out of the Prarieville Walmart with a flat screen television without paying for it and took off in a dark colored 1990's model Honda Accord.
The driver... more »
December 31, 2011 1:41 PM
GONZALES - Police arrested a man this morning after stealing a television from a store and leaving his girlfriend's daughter there while fleeing from the scene on Friday, according to Gonzales Police.
The unnamed store called police saying a man had just stolen a TV valued at $300, and... more »
December 2, 2011 1:57 PM
NEW ORLEANS - As cast and crew of the HBO television series "Treme" filmed in the French Quarter, a warehouse elsewhere bustled with stage hands prepping for production on the Will Ferrell comedy "Dog Fight" while a helicopter prepared to take flight for the shooting of the new 3-D IMAX... more »
October 19, 2011 10:47 AM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities announced today that drivers in downtown Baton Rouge will see some road or lane closures as filming of the TV show "Breakout Kings" gets underway.
The A&E series, which is about a group of prisoners working with U. S. Marshals to track down fugitives, relocated... more »
August 9, 2011 11:32 AM
BATON ROUGE - An equipment failure is being blamed for a cable outage that knocked out TV sets in several parishes.
A spokesperson for Cox Communication said an outage at 10:43 a.m. affected digital and analog video channels for many of their customers, and they were able to restore... more »
May 7, 2011 12:58 PM
WASHINGTON - Home movies taken from Osama bin Laden's hideout show the terrorist leader watching news coverage of himself on television.
The videos were seized by Navy SEALs after bin Laden was killed Monday. They were shown to reporters Saturday by intelligence officials.
The five movies offer the... more »
April 14, 2011 2:08 PM
NEW YORK - ABC is canceling the soap operas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," both programs that have been on the network's daytime lineup for more than 40 years.
The move leaves "General Hospital" as ABC's only daytime drama.
ABC's daytime department president Brian Frons... more »
March 12, 2011 5:08 PM
CENTRAL, La.- East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies say a woman turned herself in and admitted to stealing televisions from Walmarts in Central and Walker.
Tabitha Williams, 24, of Denham Springs, told deputies she and her boyfriend, 32-year-old Ronnie Covington Jr., of Denham Springs, worked together to steal the televisions,... more »
February 26, 2011 11:46 AM
BOSSIER CITY, La.- On a normal day, Kim Wood bakes and sells sweet confections at Buttercups Cupcakes, the company she opened in Bossier City last year.
The Bossier Press-Tribune reported that on Tuesday night, Wood and assistant Mary Craig will be one of four teams seen competing for the... more »
November 17, 2010 1:24 PM
MADISON, Wis. - Authorities say a 67-year-old rural Wisconsin man enraged over Bristol Palin's "Dancing with the Stars" routine blasted his television with a shotgun, leading to an overnight standoff with a SWAT team.
A Dane County Sheriff's detective says in court documents that Steven Cowan, of the town... more »
November 8, 2010 10:06 PM
WALKER - The victim of a home invasion in Walker told News 2 the incident was a nightmare. The victim, known as “Jimmy,” said he was surprised to find out 17-year-old Wade Riddle was allegedly involved because Jimmy said the two have hung out together. According to Jimmy, Riddle has... more »
November 3, 2010 11:36 AM
GONZALES- Police are looking for the man who walked out of Wal-Mart, with a 42'' television. Store employees told police, the man, never paid for it. The television cost about $600. The suspect was caught on video, leaving the store with the TV loaded in a shopping cart. "While passing... more »
October 6, 2010 11:04 AM
Former New Orleans radio and television personality Vince Marinello's murder conviction in the 2006 shooting death of his wife has been upheld by a state appeals court. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal in Lake Charles released the decision Wednesday morning. The 73-year-old Marinello was convicted in 2008 of second-degree... more »
September 15, 2010 1:20 PM
NBC News says its longtime correspondent and language cop Edwin Newman has died.
He was 91.
Newman did political and foreign reporting on various NBC News programs during 34 years with the network, which ended with his retirement in 1984.
He also had a side career as... more »
June 23, 2010 9:21 AM
Thibodaux police arrested Herman Galmore for drugs, misrepresentation, and theft. Police say one of their detectives was driving when she noticed Galmore walking along the road, and says she recognized him from a video surveillance tape where he was allegedly stealing televisions from Wal-Mart. The officer pulled over in her... more »
April 23, 2010 8:52 PM
Police in South Fayette, Pennsylvania say a husband who fought with his wife over watching a hockey game on TV killed her and set his house on fire to cover the evidence. They say Robert Abrams and his wife Jeannette argued because he had stayed up late to watch the... more »
April 12, 2010 12:40 PM
Conan O'Brien is headed to TBS to host a late-night talk show expected to debut in November.
The network said Monday that the program will air Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. Eastern, shifting TBS' "Lopez Tonight," starring George Lopez, to midnight.
Monday's surprise announcement comes the same... more »
February 10, 2010 10:26 AM
New Orleans trash mogul Sidney Torres is hoping his multi-million-dollar garbage business will make for good TV. Torres and his SDT Waste and Debris Services star in a television pilot premiering on the TLC Network Thursday called "Trashmen." The show will focus on Torres, a real estate developer who was... more »
January 12, 2010 5:44 PM
How fat stored below your waist can help your health, the link between TV and early death, and the effect light has on migraines are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
November 18, 2009 11:28 AM
Ascension Parish residents can bring their old electronics to the Civic Center in Sorrento during a collection day Saturday, Nov. 21.
The following items will be accepted:
· Televisions · Computer hardware and accessories (keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.) · Telephones and telephone systems ·... more »