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2021 made Fox News reconsider a breakup with Trump Over the course of the year, Fox full-heartedly realigned itself with the former president. This site can instantly tell you if your flight will be delayed Here's how to figure out if your flight is delayed — before your travel day even starts.chron.com
Islanders seek to revive Jersey's native tongue
The language spoken for centuries by the inhabitants of the small Channel Island of Jersey, Jerriais, is in danger of extinction, with fewer than 800 native speakers left on the island. Jersey is fighting to revive it and the island's primary schools have now incorporated Jerriais language lessons into their curriculum.news.yahoo.com
Tennessee Man Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Violations for Series of Church Arsons
A Tennessee man pleaded guilty today to civil rights violations for a series of church arsons. During the plea hearing, Fox admitted to intentionally setting the fires because of the religious character of the four churches. “The defendant in this case set fire to four Christian churches, causing fear and anguish to church members and their denominations. The FBI, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, and the Nashville Fire Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Beth Myers and Trial Attorney Kyle Boynton of the Department’s Civil Rights Division are prosecuting it.justice.gov
Stephanie Grisham was irritated by Hope Hicks and accuses her of taking 'the easy way out' after leaving the Trump White House for Fox: book
"In my eyes and the eyes of others who had stayed to deal with all of the craziness, Hope had taken the easy way out," the former White House press secretary said of Hicks' departure for Fox.news.yahoo.com
‘The find of a lifetime’: Boat captain finds 95-year-old message in a bottle
Michigan boat captain Jennifer Dowker was cleaning the bottom of her glass-bottomed boat when found a message in a bottle dated 1926, <a href="https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/michigan-boat-captain-finds-95-year-old-message-in-a-bottle-we-were-all-in-shock" target="_blank">Fox </a>reports.
Logano takes the checkered flag in a haze of Bristol dirt
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Somewhere under the thick red haze floating over Bristol Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took the checkered flag for NASCAR's first Cup Series race at a dirt track in 50 years. Logano got a jump on Denny Hamlin on the overtime restart to earn his third career victory at Bristol. The Logano victory closed a weekend of uncertainty and even some hysteria as NASCAR launched this drive through the dirt. It was broadcast partner Fox who wanted a dirt race on the Cup schedule and Speedway Motorsports, seeking some new energy at its beloved Bristol bullring. UP NEXTNASCAR is off for Easter and the Cup Series resumes Saturday night April 10 under the lights at Martinsville Speedway.
Amazon gets Thursday night games, NFL nearly doubles TV deal
The new contracts also mean the NFL will nearly double its media revenue to more than $10 billion a season. Amazon has partnered with the league to stream 11 Thursday night games since 2017, but it will take over the entire package from Fox, which has had it since 2018. That was the largest audience to stream an NFL game. NBC also retains the opening Thursday night NFL Kickoff game as well as a Thanksgiving night game and flex scheduling beginning in Week 5. Amazon experimented with on-demand highlights and increased use of Next Gen stats during Thursday night games last season.
Grammy Award ratings drop 51 percent to record low
CBS' Grammys telecast reached 9.2 million — television and streaming — viewers Sunday, the lowest number on record and a precipitous 51% drop from last year, the Nielsen company said. That followed the Golden Globes' 63% decline in ratings a few weeks ago and record low ratings for the Emmy Awards last fall. NBC had 4 million, ABC had 3.4 million, Fox had 2.6 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.2 million and Telemundo had 1 million. ABC's “World News Tonight" won the evening news ratings race, averaging 8.9 million viewers. “Grammy Awards,” CBS, 9.23 million.
People eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are urging officials for a standby list before doses are wasted
As more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine become available in the U.S., putting them all to use has become increasingly challenging as some eligible recipients have missed their appointments. Across the country, those eager to be vaccinated are urging for standby lists in order to avoid wasting any more doses. In Maricopa County, a local Arizona State University graduate, Sukhmani Singh, launched novaccineswasted.com as a part of a campaign lobbying the Department of Public Health to create a COVID-19 vaccine standby list. AdAccording to Fox, the website achieved nearly 400 sign-ups within 48 hours; however, the standby list hasn’t been implemented. “It just seems silly that there’s not one in place...it seems dangerous,” Singh told Fox.
Comfort TV viewing gives ratings boost to football, dramas
That contest, between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints was the week's No. It helped make Fox the most-watched network with an average 9.1 million viewers, followed by NBC with 6.4 million. CBS had 4.1 million, ABC had 3.5 million, Univision had 1.3 million, Telemundo had 1 million and Ion Television had 940,000. ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening news ratings contest, averaging 10.3 million viewers. “NCIS,” CBS, 5.2 million.
Even with empty stadiums, NFL still a ratings monster
A worker cleans seats in Arrowhead Stadium before an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Regular-season ratings for NFL games declined this season following two straight years of increases. During the last presidential election year in 2016, NFL ratings were down 8%. OTHER PRIME-TIME NUMBERSFox's “Thursday Night Football” averaged 14.1 million, which is a 6% decline. There is speculation that Monday night games might be returning full-time to network television for the first time since 2005.
6 men indicted in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan governor
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2020 file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – A federal grand jury has charged six men with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in what investigators say was a plot by anti-government extremists who were angry over her coronavirus policies. The six were arrested in early October following an FBI investigation into an alleged plot to kidnap the Democratic governor at her vacation home in northern Michigan. Some of them are accused of taking part in the alleged plot against Whitmer.
Learning to Rope & Ride: Ehlinger, Fox star on the football field, rodeo arena
"During football season, it's tough to get to rope, but during the winter I can rope as much as I want," Fox said. "Trying to balance football and rodeo is hard but I love both too much to quit either one." "When I got to about eight or nine years old, my brother was able to set me up with someone to teach me how to ride and rope," Fox said. Maybe even one day an appearance at the National Finals Rodeo, which is set to be held in Arlington this year. "For rodeo, the ultimate goal would be to make the National Finals Rodeo.
'American Idol' contestant Nikki McKibbin dies at 42
FILE - Nikki McKibbin celebrates during the final episode of Fox's television competition "American Idol," in Los Angeles, in this Sept. 4, 2002, file photo. McKibbin, a singer from Texas best known for her third place finish in the first season of "American Idol," died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. She was 42. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, File)
'Masked Singer' begets 'Masked Dancer,' set for December
LOS ANGELES – Fox's hit series “The Masked Singer” is getting company with “The Masked Dancer,” a chance for celebrity contestants to show off their moves in disguise. Actor and comedian Craig Robinson ("The Office," “Hot Tub Time Machine”) will host the series, with Ken Jeong, Paula Abdul, Brian Austin Green and Ashley Tisdale as panelists. Filming has begun on the series, which will debut in December, Fox said. “The Masked Singer," based on a South Korean TV show and an instant hit when it debuted in January 2019, has featured T-Pain, Wayne Brady and Kandi Burruss among its winning contestants. Jeong is among the show's panelists.
World Series draws record-low audience for 2nd night
ARLINGTON, Texas – The World Series drew a record-low audience of television viewers for the second straight night. Still, Fox won the prime-time evening with its best performance on a Wednesday night since May. The start was delayed by rain for 91 minutes to 10:06 p.m. and the final out was at 1:47 a.m. The Dodgers' seven-game NL Championship Series win over the Atlanta Braves averaged 4,410,000 viewers on Fox and FS1. TBS said its TV Everywhere platforms averaged an audience of 48,000 per minute during its postseason coverage, up 71% from last year.
Dodgers, Rays draw record-low TV World Series audience
ARLINGTON, Texas – The Los Angeles Dodgers' victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 drew a record-low audience of television viewers for a World Series game. The previous low had been set the only other time the Rays were in the World Series, when their 5-4 loss to Philadelphia in Game 3 in 2008 was viewed by an average of 9,836,000 that Oct. 25, a Saturday night. Washington's 5-4 victory over Houston in last year's opener was seen by an average of 12,283,000 on Oct. 22, also a Tuesday night. Still, Fox won the prime time evening with its best performance on a Tuesday night since Game 6 of last year's World Series. The share is the percentage viewing a telecast among those households with TVs on at the time.
3 denied bond in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan governor
In a photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. The governor delivered remarks addressing Michiganders after the Michigan Attorney General, Michigan State Police, U.S. Department of Justice, and FBI announced state and federal charges against 13 members of two militia groups who were preparing to kidnap and possibly kill the governor. She said she would rule at a later date on the bond status of the other two Michigan men, Adam Fox and Ty Garbin. A sixth defendant from Delaware, Barry Croft, was ordered Tuesday to be transferred to Michigan to face the charges. But Assistant U.S. Attorney Nils Kessler countered that it was a “serious plot” and argued that Franks should not be released.
In 'Time,' love and a family waylaid by incarceration
This image released by Amazon Studios shows Sibil Fox Richardson, left, and her husband Robert in a scene from "Time." Garrett Bradley’s acclaimed documentary about the Richardson family, “Time,” measures its passage through a father’s absence. Made with family video diaries shot by Fox of herself and their six children that span more than two decades, “Time” lends a powerfully intimate portrait of the toll of mass incarceration. The film, which Amazon will release in select theaters Friday and launch on Amazon Prime next week, is a lyrical, black-and-white montage that digs into the long-term ache of incarceration. “Love never left off,” says Fox, speaking by Zoom alongside Rob from New Orleans.
8 of 10 Premier League matches this weekend streamed in US
NEW YORK – NBC moved eight of this weekend’s 10 Premier League matches to its online streaming service Peacock behind a pay wall because it wanted to broadcast golf's U.S. Open and the Tour de France on its television networks. NBC took over Premier League U.S. broadcasts from Fox starting with the 2013-14 season and on typical weekends in recent seasons had two Saturday matches on NBCSN followed by a late game on NBC, and several Sunday matches on NBCSN. But there will be just two televised matches this weekend, Arsenal vs. West Ham on NBCSN at 3 p.m. EDT Saturday and Leicester vs. Burnley on NBCSN at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Premier League continues to play in empty grounds because of the novel coronavirus, and all September games are being televised live in Britain. It shifted them behind a pay wall to NBC Sports Gold for the 2017-18 season, and last year they cost $39.99 for a Premier League MatchDay Pass that gave access to 140 live matches or $64.99 for the Premier League Pass that included replays and additional programming.
Fox taking fans to the ballgame with a virtual crowd
LOS ANGELES Fox will be taking viewers out to the ballgame by adding a virtual crowd in parks during its baseball telecasts this season. Judging how fan opinions about crowd noise being added to baseball games have been mixed, Fox may draw some jeers for adding fans to empty ballparks. We know it is a virtual crowd. Zager added that Fox will enhance the crowd noise in addition to what MLB is supplying in the park. He also said discussions are ongoing with the National Football League about crowd noise and virtual fans since there haven't been any final decisions.
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly Cozy Up at LAX Airport
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly are taking their romance to new places. The new couple were spotted arriving at LAX airport on Saturday, cozying up as they seemingly prepared for a weekend getaway. Green, 46, opened up about the romance rumors between Fox and Kelly on his podcast last month. Soon after, Fox appeared in Kelly's music video for "Bloody Valentine," and the pair were snapped kissing by paparazzi. RELATED CONTENT:Machine Gun Kelly Talks Working With Rumored Girlfriend Megan FoxMegan Fox Says She Was Not 'Preyed Upon' by Michael BayMachine Gun Kelly Says He's 'In Love' Amid Megan Fox Romance Rumors
Machine Gun Kelly Talks Working With Rumored Girlfriend Megan Fox on His Music Video
Machine Gun Kelly is smitten with Megan Fox. While chatting with Radio.com's FANDEMIC, Kelly was asked what it was like to act alongside the Jennifer's Body star on his music video for "Bloody Valentine." The "Bloody Valentine" music video was released last month and features the two getting steamy in various scenarios. Kelly also tweeted lyrics from "Bloody Valentine, writing, "'I'm calling you girlfriend, what the f**k.' Life imitated art on that one." RELATED CONTENT:Machine Gun Kelly Says He's 'In Love' Amid Megan Fox Romance RumorsMegan Fox Kisses and Holds Hands With Machine Gun Kelly After SplitMegan Fox Gets Flirty With Machine Gun Kelly in His New Music Video for 'Bloody Valentine' -- Watch!
Vivica A. Fox Returns to Lifetime Movie Network With Two New 'Wrong' Films (Exclusive)
Lifetime Movie NetworkPremiering July 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the Lifetime Movie Network, The Wrong Wedding Planner also stars Kristin Booth and Jacke Harry. Lifetime Movie NetworkPremiering Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the Lifetime Movie Network, The Wrong Stepfather also stars William McNamara. The binge-watch includes The Wrong Cheerleader, The Wrong House Sitter, The Wrong Stepmother and The Wrong Student. A longtime staple of Lifetime, Fox has previously starred in series 1-800-Missing and Vivicas Black Magic. But when it comes to the ongoing success of the Wrong franchise, Fox says the movies are a great way for viewers to escape.
Machine Gun Kelly Says He's 'In Love' Amid Megan Fox Romance Rumors
Things are seemingly moving fast between Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox. Machine Gun Kelly/Instagram StoryMachine Gun Kelly/Instagram StoryOn Monday, Kelly also tweeted lyrics from his song, "Bloody Valentine," which features Fox in its music video. Fox, 34, and her husband of almost 10 years, Brian Austin Green, confirmed their split last month. Green previously opened up about the romance rumors between Fox and Kelly, saying on his podcast, "She met this guy, Colson, on set Ive never met him. RELATED CONTENT:Megan Fox Kisses and Holds Hands With Machine Gun Kelly After SplitBrian Austin Green Spotted Out With Courtney StoddenMegan Fox Spotted for First Time Since News of Brian Austin Green Split
Megan Fox Kisses and Holds Hands With Machine Gun Kelly After Brian Austin Green Split
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly haven't done much to squash the romance rumors! This outing comes after Fox's ex, Brian Austin Green, was spotted with model Courtney Stodden over the weekend. Fox met the rapper while filming their upcoming movie, Midnight in the Switchgrass. "She met this guy, Colson, on set Ive never met him," Green said at the time. "RELATED CONTENT:Brian Austin Green Spotted Out With Courtney Stodden: PicMegan Fox Spotted for First Time Since News of Brian Austin Green SplitMegan Fox and Brian Austin Green's Relationship Timeline: From Their First On-Set Spark to Parenthood & Beyond
'Cops' Canceled in the Wake of Protests
Paramount Network has permanently pulled the plug on the long-running true crime reality show Cops amid protests worldwide following the death of George Floyd in police custody. "Cops is not on the Paramount Network and we dont have any current or future plans for it to return," a network spokesperson confirmed to ET on Tuesday. In 2013, SpikeTV (which would later be rebranded as Paramount Network) picked up the series after Fox canceled it. For the last seven years, Color Of Change has led a campaign to cancel harmful tv shows like Cops. RELATED CONTENT:'Law & Order: SVU' to Address George Floyd and Protests in New SeasonStephanie Beatriz & Griffin Newman Urge Actors Who Play Cops to DonateKeke Palmer Talks Police at Protests: 'Kneeling Isn't Enough'
JJ Watt, brothers Derek and TJ to host ‘Ultimate Tag’ premiering Wednesday night
HOUSTON – Houston Texans’ defensive end JJ Watt and his brothers, Derek and TJ Watt of the Pittsburgh Steelers will take on hosting duties on FOX’s newest game show, ‘Ultimate Tag’ airing Wednesday night, Entertainment Weekly reported. The show was filmed last summer and is based on the classic playground game of tag involving participants going up against 18 “professional taggers” featuring five different courses. “It is much more sport than it is a game show,” JJ Watt told Entertainment Weekly in an interview. “These people take true pride in it, and they’re showing unbelievable athletic skill and strength and stamina." TJ told Entertainment Weekly that in order to participate, “you can’t just be in shape.”You can watch ‘Ultimate Tag’ Wednesdays at 8 p.m Central on FOX.
Man accused of shooting at backup helicopters responding to HPD helicopter crash, Chief Acevedo says
HOUSTON – A man was arrested and facing multiple charges after being accused of firing several shots into the air toward responding helicopters after a Houston Police Department helicopter crashed into an apartment building on May 2, according to HPD Chief Art Acevedo. Police said he shot several times after the HPD helicopter, 75-Fox, crashed, killing the tactical flight officer, Jason Knox, and injuring senior police officer Chase Cormier. Claros-Trajedo hid firearms in an air vent in his apartment after he was seen, according to court documents. Acevedo said the department will continue to investigate and will disclose more information with the community as the case unfolds. Officials from the Houston Fire Department, the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office all rushed to the scene, Acevedo said.