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Dog & Beth Being Sued By Fellow Bounty Hunter

7/19/2015 2:21pm EDT
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Dog the Bounty Hunter star Duane "Dog" Chapman and his wife Beth have been hit with a $30 million defamation lawsuit from a fellow bounty hunter.

Charles Fisher is suing the couple for making him look like a "corrupt bondsman" during an episode of their CMT reality series "Dog and Beth: On The Hunt," and he maintains that a phone conversation was faked during the episode and edited to make it look like he stole $20,000 in collateral, swindled his insurance company and used connections in jail to boost his business, according to

Fisher also claims that the couple bought his phone ...

Dog On The Trail Of MMA Fighter Who Beats Women

8/14/2014 3:19pm EDT
Dog The Bounty Hunter Looking For MMA Fighter Who Nearly Beat Po
UPDATE: War Machine was captured Friday in a hotel outside Los Angeles, according to TMZ, and the MMA fighter went without a fight.

Dog the Bounty Hunter wasn't a part of the arrest, but he did play a big part in the investigation.

Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman has joined the hunt for an MMA fighter who beat his porn star girlfriend within inches of her life over the weekend.

John Koppenhaver, who goes by the name "War Machine," is wanted by police in Las Vegas, Nevada, for beating his ex-girlfriend, adult film star Christy Mack, sending her to the hospital with 18 broken bon...

Prior Murder Conviction Prevents Dog The Bounty Hunter From Appearing On British TV Show

8/15/2012 11:18am EDT
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Reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman has been denied a travelling visa to Britain due to a prior murder conviction. As a result, Dog has been forced to pull out of an upcoming television show.

In 1977, the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" star was sentenced to five years in jail after he was found guilty of standing by as his friend killed a drug dealer in Texas. Dog wound up serving just 18 months in jail.

Dog was expected to appear on the new season of "Celebrity Big Brother," but British officials refused to allow him to enter the country.

'Dog The Bounty Hunter' Canceled

5/22/2012 10:16am EDT
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The dog is done - A&E has canceled Dog the Bounty Hunter, citing "creative differences" with Duane "Dog" Chapman. According to TMZ, the network and Chapman had been negotiating over season 9, but the two sides couldn't meet in the middle.

The reality show lasted almost 250 episodes, and was spun off from Duane's appearance on A&E show Take This Job, which chronicles odd professions. The show reached international syndication, with airings in Australia, UK, Norway, and elsewhere.

Duane 'Dog' Chapman Involved In Heated Argument At Colorado Restaurant

7/13/2011 9:14am EDT
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TV tough guy Duane 'Dog' Chapman has been caught on camera during a furious confrontation with restaurant staff and customers as he filmed scenes for his reality show.

Chapman and his team swooped on a diner in Breckenridge, Colorado earlier this month as they tried to track down the owner's father, who has allegedly skipped bail.

However, the incident descended into chaos when several customers and members of staff confronted the camera crew, ordering them out of the eatery.

A scuffle broke out and one patron claimed he was assaulted by a member of Chapman's team, and the fight conti...

Nicolas Cage Returns To Work Following Arrest

4/18/2011 9:52pm EDT
Nicolas Cage
Troubled actor Nicolas Cage has returned to work two days after he was arrested on domestic violence charges after allegedly fighting with his wife on a Louisiana street.

The Kick-Ass star was arrested early on Saturday morning after police were called to break up a loud altercation between the actor and his wife Alice Kim.

Cage was freed on bail, posted by reality TV star and Cage fan Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Chapman, on Saturday afternoon.

And now the actor is attempting to put his woes behind him and get back to work on the set of new film Medallion in New Orleans.

A source, who...

Nicolas Cage Got A Tattoo Prior To Domestic Abuse Arrest

4/18/2011 8:42am EDT
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Nicolas Cage's awful night out in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Friday began with a visit to a tattoo parlor.

The actor was arrested early on Saturday morning and charged with domestic abuse and disturbing the peace after a cab driver called the police to report an allegedly intoxicated Cage arguing with his wife in the street.

And now has obtained a surveillance video taken inside a tattoo shop just before Cage was picked up.

Arriving with his arms around two friends, Cage removes his jacket and sits for what appears to be a spur-of-the-moment tattoo.

His wife Alice Kim then enter...

Nicolas Cage Bailed Out By Dog The Bounty Hunter

4/17/2011 10:39am EDT
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Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage has been freed on bail posted by reality TV star Duane Chapman after he was arrested on domestic violence charges in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday morning.

The Season of the Witch star was detained by police after he was spotted arguing with his wife, Alice Kim, and booked on suspicion of offences including domestic violence, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness.

A police statement reads, "Cage and his wife were standing in front of a residence that he insisted was the property the couple was renting. She disagreed..."

Cage then reportedly attempt...

Celebrity Impersonators Flock to Las Vegas for the Reel Awards - Do They Pull off Their Stars Though?

2/27/2011 5:45pm EST
This is why What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas: the "stars" - Lady Gaga, Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Pattinson and a myriad of others - were out Thursday night at the Golden Nugget casino in Las Vegas for the 20th Annual Reel Awards - given to the best celebrity impersonators from around the world.

Yes, around the world.

The event is a spoof/tribute to the Academy Awards and is presented as such; with categories that mirror the Oscars, like Best Actor, Best Actress and a Lifetime Achievement Award. It also has its own categories, like Best Tribute Band, Best Classic Crooner and Most Professi...

Randy Quaid & Wife Arrested In Canada

10/23/2010 11:30am EDT
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Fugitive actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi have been arrested in Vancouver, Canada, four days after a California judge issued a warrant for their arrest.

The pair became wanted criminals after failing to show up for an arraignment hearing in a Santa Barbara courthouse on Monday. The court date stemmed from their arrest in September, when they were busted for felony vandalism for allegedly squatting in a Montecito home they once owned.

TV bounty hunter Duane 'Dog' Chapman issued a public ultimatum to the Quaids during an appearance on late night talk show "Lopez Tonight" on Thursday, call...

Anna David On 'Reality Matters'

4/5/2010 1:58pm EDT
Anna David Reality Matters
What do you get when you give a dozen writers who are hooked on reality television a pen and paper? Reality Matters. The book, edited by Anna David, is a brilliant compilation of essays by various writers coming clean about the reality shows they can’t stop watching. Why do we love this genre? Why are we glued to the TV every week as if our lives would end if we didn’t see who The Bachelor picked as his bride-to-be, or which wannabe star got the boot on American Idol? The book explores such shows like The Real Housewives of New York City, The Hills, Married by America, Project Runway, The O...

Sun Block 5000: Celebrities Who Should Avoid The Sun

5/29/2009 9:59am EDT
Skin care is extremely important to any movie star, television personality or famous musician - or anyone in the public eye. Some stars can live to 90 years old and still look like a teenager; however, some people's complexion can go south in a hurry if they over do it with solar exposure.

Then there are a few celebrities who have the appearance of an old catcher's mitt or have the facial features of a 100-year-old crocodile. These celebrities aren't getting any "Oil of Olay" or "Estee Lauder" moisturizing contracts anytime soon.

Here's a list of some most "reptilian" celebri...

'30 Rock' Recap: 'Retreat To Move Forward'

1/23/2009 10:00am EST
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Jack pokes his head into Liz' office with nearly identical headshots (ala Ten Things I Hate About You), asking her which one she prefers. She picks the one where he's in a blue tie (typical liberal!) which he calls "wacky,"

Then she gets talked into going with him to a Six Signa corporate retreat at which he's giving the keynote speech because he's nervous since he hasn't seen any of those guys since his time in the Bush administration. Though he still won't quite say "what went on there," we are privy to a quick flashback of him about to kiss another man. Is this just a little tast...

Top A&E Shows You Should Be Watching

11/24/2008 11:17am EST
Gene Simmons Family Jewels
A&E is a great channel to catch up on The Sopranos, Third Watch, and CSI Miami and to indulge in their reality show lineup. A&E's most popular reality shows include Criss Angel Mindfreak, Dog The Bounty Hunter, and Gene Simmons Family Jewels. There are a few others that you should be watching; here are the top picks.

Intervention, Mondays at 8:00 PM

Why it's great: It's very inspiring and powerful yet makes you feel a little better about yourself, however wrong that may be! Family and friends of addicts unsuspectingly meet with a counselor and stage an intervention for the peop...

Surviving Survivalist Television: 'Man Vs. Wild' Versus 'Survivorman'

6/9/2008 9:22am EDT
Man vs. Wild
At the age of 23 Bear Grylls was the youngest climber ever to ascend the summit at Mount Everest. Recently Bear drank his own urine for the amusement of thousands of television viewers. In 2000 Grylls traveled around the island of the United Kingdom on a jet ski. While filming in the African savannah Bear took a hearty bite out of a recently deceased zebra. In 2003 he led the first-ever unassisted crossing of the North Atlantic Arctic Ocean by boat. This past fall Bear skinned and disemboweled a camel then used the empty carcass for shelter.

Bear Grylls is without a doubt a self-profes...

AFI 2007 'Moments Of Significance' Include Writers Strike, 'Planet Earth'

12/27/2007 1:26pm EST
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The American Film Institute (AFI) just announced the year's AFI "Moments of Significance." These seven noteworthy events were determined to have had an impact on the world of the moving image during the calendar year 2007.

Each year, AFI Awards adds another volume to the history of American film and television by documenting the collective opinion of the moving image communities, archiving the year's significant moments and honoring the talent and collaborative teams who have created the year's outstanding accomplishments. Ten AFI Movies of the Year and 10 AFI Television Programs of th...

Special Episode Details The Life & Origins Of The World’s Most Famous Bounty Hunter

8/12/2007 8:05am EDT
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Forty years ago, an angry and rebellious Duane “Dog” Chapman dropped out of school in the seventh grade never to return. Thirty years ago this summer, Dog began a five year sentence for his involvement in a murder.

After serving nineteen months in a notorious Texas prison, Dog emerged a changed man – determined to turn his life around and to help others along the way.

Looking back on the moments that helped create the word’s most famous bounty hunter, A&E presents "A Man Called Dog," a one-hour special that travels through the past with Dog, his wife Beth and his posse, as the l...

'Dog The Bounty Hunter' Deals With Brother's Death

5/15/2007 10:58am EDT
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Russell Chapman, brother of Tim "Youngblood" Chapman, star of the hit A&E television series, "Dog the Bounty Hunter," died Sunday morning in Pascagoula, Mississippi at the Singing River Hospital due to complications with liver and kidney failure.

This past Monday the entire crew was headed for Denver, Colorado to begin filming a "Bounty Hunter" special tentatively entitled "Dogography," which is set to air this coming August on A&E, when Tim Chapman received an urgent call and was re-routed to Mississippi.

The Chapmans have had a tough fourteen months, by any standard, having suff...

'Dog The Bounty Hunter' Season 4 Debuts April 10

4/7/2007 8:30am EDT
Dog the Bounty Hunter
Last year was the Chinese calendar's Year of the Dog, and Duane "Dog" Chapman (the world's most famous bounty hunter) had enough drama to last him two lifetimes. Now, staring adversity in the face with his own freedom hanging in the balance, Dog is coming back with a vengeance to hunt down fugitives with his wife Beth and fearless posse in Season 4 of Dog The Bounty Hunter A&E's highest-rated original series premiering Tuesday, April 10, at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

Last season a record number of loyal fans tuned in to see Dog and his posse hunt down fugitives in heart-pounding captures week afte...

Dog The Bounty Hunter To Be Extradited

2/16/2007 4:05pm EST
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An unconfirmed report this morning out of Guadalajara, Mexico, stated that a Mexican federal court has denied Duane “Dog” Chapman’s injunction request and has ruled that the star of Dog the Bounty Hunter should be extradited and stand trial for deprivation of liberty – a charge stemming from Dog and his posse’s 2003 capture of convicted serial rapist, Andrew Luster in Puerto Vallarta.

Tune-in to A&E on Saturday, February 17, for a "Dog the Bounty Hunter" marathon beginning at 5 p.m. / 4C, including a special presentation of "Dog: The Family Speaks" at 9 p.m./ 8C with new footage of the...

A&E Announces December Video Releases

11/4/2006 8:00am EST
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This December, A&E Home Video gets set to rock n' and roll into the holiday season with high-speed, death-defying action, compelling real-life TV and a little revolution. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Gene Simmons and Criss Angel are just a few of the larger-than-life personalities set to explode off the small screen and mesmerize viewers with incredible feats of derring-do.

Viewers looking for a slightly slower pace will be fascinated by The History Channel's eye-opening investigations spanning ancient Egypt, the Sahara and the American Revolution. From hit reality shows to classic cult televi...

Get The True Story Behind 'Dog The Bounty Hunter's' Arrest

9/18/2006 10:06am EDT
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The A&E network will be airing a special episode of Dog The Bounty Hunter on Tuesday at 10 p.m. EST to set the record straight about Dog’s recent arrest in Mexico.

Dog, Leland and Tim Chapman were taken into custody by U.S. Marshals early Thursday morning in connection with charges stemming from their 2003 arrest of convicted serial rapist, Andrew Luster. Andrew Luster, the famed heir to the Max Factor cosmetics fortune, was convicted of drugging and raping three women over a four year span. During his trial in 2003, Luster fled the country to Mexico.

In June 2003, Dog and his t...