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John Schneider Weighs In On The Confederate Flag Debate

July 2nd, 2015 6:02pm EDT
John Schneider
Former Dukes Of Hazzard star John Schneider has lashed out at TV Land for pulling re-runs of the hit 80s series in the wake of calls for the removal of the Confederate Flag following a church shooting in South Carolina two weeks ago.

The flag has flown outside the South Carolina State House for decades and now politicians, including South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, protesters and U.S. citizens alike are seeking an end to its display as the flag is considered a symbol of the South's fight to keep slavery legal.

Retailers including Walmart, Amazon.com and Sears all pulled merchandise th...
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Actor Who Played Cooter On 'Dukes Of Hazzard' Defends Southern Flag

June 25th, 2015 10:38pm EDT
Ben Jones
Ben Jones, who played the mechanic Cooter on the original Dukes Of Hazzard TV series, has defended the south's controversial use of the Confederate Flag.

Following last week's shocking massacre at a Charleston, South Carolina church, where nine African-Americans were gunned down by white supremacist Dylan Roof during a Bible study, politicians have called for the removal of the Confederate flag from public buildings.

Jones defended the flag on CNN Tuesday night during an interview with host Ashleigh Banfield, calling the flag a symbol that represents those who fought for the Confederacy d...
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'Dukes' Sheriff Dies At 88

April 8th, 2015 10:12am EDT
James Best, Memorable 'Dukes Of Hazzard' Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltr
James Best, known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard" has died. He was 88.

Wife Dorothy Best released a statement that revealed Best died Monday night in hospice care from complications of pneumonia.

Best starred on "The Dukes Of Hazzard" from 1979 to 1985. Known for his comic portrayal of Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane, he spent most of the series futilely chasing the Duke brothers.

"I acted the part as good as I could," Best told The Charlotte Observer in a 2009 interview. "Rosco, let's face it, was a charmer. It was a fun thing."

Best was also a well-know...
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Jessica Simpson Is Looking Better And Better With Age

March 4th, 2015 4:24pm EST
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson shared a photo for her Spring 2015 clothing collection, looking better in a pair of short-shorts than she did a decade ago when she wore the famous 'Daisy Dukes' for The Dukes of Hazzard movie.

Simpson, now 34, posted the image on her Jessica Simpson Style Instagram page, writing, "Another look at our #spring15 campaign! @jessicasimpson photographed by @gilles_bensimon in #Sedona. If you missed it last night, check out a behind the scenes look at the making of the campaign over at jessicasimpson.com!"

Jessica also postes a similar image from the campaign, which was shot in...
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'Dukes Of Hazzard' Sheriff Settles With Warner Bros. Over Merchandise Money

February 14th, 2013 4:20pm EST
Dukes Of Hazzard
The actor who played the inept sheriff in hit TV series The Dukes Of Hazzard has settled a legal battle with Warner Bros. executives over merchandising revenue.

James Best, who played Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the show, sued Warner Bros. bosses back in August 2011, claiming he was owed millions of dollars from the show's merchandise, including watches, shoes and cars bearing his likeness.

The case went to court in North Carolina this month and according to TheWrap.com, Best has now settled the matter for an undisclosed sum.

In his complaint, Best argued he was owed "an amount reaso...
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Friends, Church & Therapy Helped Catherine Bach After Husband's Suicide

February 8th, 2012 9:11am EST
Catherine Bach
"The Dukes Of Hazzard" star Catherine Bach has credited grief therapy sessions for helping her get over the 2010 death of her lawyer husband Peter Lopez.

The actress, who created the iconic TV role of Daisy Duke for the longrunning 1980s TV hit, was left devastated when Lopez shot himself in the head in the backyard of the home he shared with his wife and two daughters.

And, as she returns to work on daytime soap "The Young and the Restless," she admits counselling helped her get back to normal after the awful tragedy.

Speaking to next door neighbour and friend Billy Bush on "Access Holl...
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Catherine Bach's Husband Dies From Apparent Suicide

April 30th, 2010 5:30pm EDT
Catherine Bach
Actress Catherine Bach's husband has been found dead in Los Angeles, according to TMZ.com.

Peter Lopez, who was one of Michael Jackson's music attorneys, was found after paramedics responded to a report of a shooting at his Encino home at approximately 11:30 a.m. local time on Friday.

Police sources report Lopez's death is being investigated as an apparent suicide.

Bach, who is best-known for her role as Daisy Duke on TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard," married Lopez in 1990.

The couple shares two children.

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Starpulse Weakly Legal Round-Up

June 16th, 2008 3:00pm EDT
Boss Hog
Once a week the staff at Starpulse recaps the latest legal news related to celebrities and musicians, as well as any other faux-lebrities.

This week’s news centers on a house fire, a child porn trial and a conservatorship, but the most important news bulletin was about the damage done to a luxury vehicle.

Judge Bans 50 Cent From Selling Burned House

Rapper 50 Cent has been ordered not to sell the charred remains of his New York home until investigators have decided what caused the fire that destroyed it last month.

Coolio Claims Racism...
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Film & TV Cars We'd Like To Take For A Spin

March 24th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Scooby Doo
Before the advent of Pimp My Ride, there were already a bunch of mean machines that everyone wanted a chance to get behind the wheel of. There were computer controlled rides, cars that seemed to be indestructible, and other vehicles that just looked cool. Here is a list of some of those rides that we'd like to take for a spin.

A-Team Van, The A-Team

The indestructible conveyance of the indestructible A-Team, the van never seemed to take any damage, just like the guys, which was a product of their time slot and the censors. So, no blood, no deaths, and no problems for the van. One of ...
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When Enough Is Enough: Worst TV Spin-Offs

February 26th, 2008 2:21pm EST
Saved by the Bell: The New Class
The logic behind the spin-off is very sound. Take a beloved character or concept from a pre-existing series and create an entire new show. You have an established character or brand and thus a built-in fan base. It makes perfect sense, no?

Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is not quite that simple. Certainly there have been spin-offs that attracted both fans and critics and managed to create a legacy all their own. Shows like "Frasier," "Angel," and "The Jeffersons" instantly come to mind. But for every successful spin-off, there have been dozens of miserable failures...
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Giant Crocs Return For More Terror In 'Lake Placid 2'

January 20th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Lake Placid 2
Prepare for gory, gruesome action as four 30-foot, bloodthirsty, prehistoric crocodiles terrorize residents of a remote lakefront town in the sequel Lake Placid 2, debuting on DVD January 29, 2008 from Fox Home Entertainment.

In an all out battle between man and beast, a local sheriff teams up with a wildlife agent and a big game hunter to kill four bloodthirsty offspring from the first fearsome creatures of the original campy-horror film. John Schneider ("Dukes Of Hazzard," "Smallville"), Sam McMurray ("The King of Queens," "The Tracy Ullman Show") and Sarah Lafleur ("Grey's Anatomy,...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 9

September 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Adam Sandler
Happy Birthday to "Brokeback Mountain" actress Michelle Williams (1980), modern jazz singer Michael Buble (1975), "E.T." star Henry Thomas (1971), New Zealand model Rachel Hunter (1969), "Click" star Adam Sandler (1966), Food Network chef Mario Batali (1960), "Notting Hill" star Hugh Grant (1960), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "Enterprise" actor Jeffrey Combs (1954), Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart (1952), "The Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat (1951), Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer (1946; d. 2004), R&B singers Dee Dee Sharp (1945), singer Otis Redding (1941), actr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 9

September 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Adam Sandler
Happy Birthday to "Brokeback Mountain" actress Michelle Williams (1980), modern jazz singer Michael Buble (1975), "E.T." star Henry Thomas (1971), New Zealand model Rachel Hunter (1969), "Click" star Adam Sandler (1966), Food Network chef Mario Batali (1960), "Notting Hill" star Hugh Grant (1960), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "Enterprise" actor Jeffrey Combs (1954), Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart (1952), "The Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat (1951), Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer (1946; d. 2004), R&B singers Dee Dee Sharp (1945), singer Otis Redding (1941), actr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 9

September 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Adam Sandler
Happy Birthday to "Brokeback Mountain" actress Michelle Williams (1980), modern jazz singer Michael Buble (1975), "E.T." star Henry Thomas (1971), New Zealand model Rachel Hunter (1969), "Click" star Adam Sandler (1966), Food Network chef Mario Batali (1960), "Notting Hill" star Hugh Grant (1960), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "Enterprise" actor Jeffrey Combs (1954), Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart (1952), "The Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat (1951), Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer (1946; d. 2004), R&B singers Dee Dee Sharp (1945), singer Otis Redding (1941), actr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 8

April 8th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Patricia Arquette
Happy Birthday to "Battlestar Galactica" actress Katee Sackhoff (1980), rapper Chino XL (1971), "Medium" star Patricia Arquette (1968), actress Robin Wright Penn (1966), DJ/rapper Biz Markie (1964), British musician/singer Julian Lennon (1963), Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin (1962), "The Dukes Of Hazzard" star John Schneider (1960), New York Yankee pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter (1946; d. 1999), and legendary Canadian actress Mary Pickford (1892; d. 1979).
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The Dukes of Hazzard Racist?

March 15th, 2007 4:26pm EDT
Dukes of Hazzard
Former Democratic Congressman Ben Jones, who played "Cooter" on the hit television show "The Dukes of Hazzard," has released a statement regarding an incident involving the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Jones calls the situation "a dangerous affront to the rights of performing artists and their audiences, and the worst example of political correctness I've ever heard of."

According to Jones, the Cincinnati Pops was pressured to cancel a July 14, 2007 performance by singers John Schneider and Tom Wopat because of their connection with "The Dukes of Hazzard." Jones and Schneider were both t...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 1

March 1st, 2007 3:00am EST
Roger Daltrey
Happy Birthday to 7th Heaven actor Adam LaVorgna (1981), "Saved By The Bell" star Mark-Paul Gosselaar (1974), Nickelback guitarist Ryan Peake (1973), hoops star Chris Webber (1973), Spanish actor Javier Bardem (1969), WWE wrestler Booker T (1965), "Eyes" star Tim Daly (1956), prolific actor/director Ron Howard (1954), the real "Daisy Duke," Catherine Bach (1954), Reggae singer Burning Spear (1948), comedian Alan Thicke (1947), actress Lana Wood (1946), "The A-Team" actor Dirk Benedict (1945), The Who singer Roger Daltrey (1944), Cuban guitarist Leo Brouwer (1939), actor Jed Allan (1937), "T...
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New TV on DVD, Dec. 5

December 5th, 2006 8:00am EST
24
The fifth season of 24 arrives on DVD this week. Employing split screens and kinetic pacing, the real-time action thriller-drama became a fast cult hit when it premiered on FOX in late 2001. Each one-hour episode covers an hour in a single day that unfolds over the course of a season. Also on DVD: season 6 of Roseanne, season 7 of the Dukes of Hazzard and season 9 of Survivor.
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 9

September 9th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Adam Sandler
Happy Birthday to "Brokeback Mountain" actress Michelle Williams (1980), modern jazz singer Michael Buble (1975), "E.T." star Henry Thomas (1971), New Zealand model Rachel Hunter (1969), "Click" star Adam Sandler (1966), Food Network chef Mario Batali (1960), "Notting Hill" star Hugh Grant (1960), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "Enterprise" actor Jeffrey Combs (1954), Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart (1952), "The Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat (1951), Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer (1946; d. 2004), R&B singers Dee Dee Sharp (1945), singer Otis Redding (1941), actr...
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New TV on DVD, May 30

May 30th, 2006 8:00am EDT
Alf
The third season of Alf is now on DVD. Known on his home planet Melmac as Gordon Shumway, ALF crash-landed in the earthbound garage of the Tanner family: dad Willie, a social worker, mom Kate, and children Lynn and Brian. ALF moves in with the family and has a bad habit of breaking things, poking his huge nose into other people's business, and doing his best to make a meal of the family's pet cat. Also out this week: Numb3rs season one, Queer as Folk season five, and Dukes of Hazzard season six.
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 8

April 8th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Patricia Arquette
Happy Birthday to "Battlestar Galactica" actress Katee Sackhoff (1980), rapper Chino XL (1971), "Medium" star Patricia Arquette (1968), actress Robin Wright Penn (1966), DJ/rapper Biz Markie (1964), British musician/singer Julian Lennon (1963), Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin (1962), "The Dukes Of Hazzard" star John Schneider (1960), New York Yankee pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter (1946; d. 1999), and legendary Canadian actress Mary Pickford (1892; d. 1979).
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 1; February 29

March 1st, 2006 3:00am EST
Ron Howard
Happy Birthday to 7th Heaven actor Adam LaVorgna (1981), "Saved By The Bell" star Mark-Paul Gosselaar (1974), Nickelback guitarist Ryan Peake (1973), hoops star Chris Webber (1973), Spanish actor Javier Bardem (1969), WWE wrestler Booker T (1965), "Eyes" star Tim Daly (1956), prolific actor/director Ron Howard (1954), the real "Daisy Duke," Catherine Bach (1954), Reggae singer Burning Spear (1948), comedian Alan Thicke (1947), actress Lana Wood (1946), "The A-Team" actor Dirk Benedict (1945), The Who singer Roger Daltrey (1944), Cuban guitarist Leo Brouwer (1939), actor Jed Allan (1937), "T...
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New TV On DVD, Dec. 13

December 13th, 2005 8:00am EST
Check out Gilmore Girls the complete fifth season. In this season, Lorelai's romance with Luke steams up, and Rory's college, boy, and career plans crash and burn, leaving the once-confident golden girl reeling.

Also new on DVD this week: The Simpsons the complete seventh season, Miami Vice season two, Dukes of Hazard the complete fifth season, and Reba season two.

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New Movies on DVD, Dec. 6

December 6th, 2005 7:00am EST
Fantastic Four
New releases this week are Fantastic Four, The Dukes of Hazzard, and Cinderella Man. Fantastic Four is adapted from the long-running Marvel comic book series and follows four astronauts on an experimental spacecraft who are exposed to a massive dose of gamma rays, which transforms them into strange versions of themselves. Together the group is called the Fantastic Four, and they set out to use their skills to fight crime as well as another altered hero who uses his talents for evil. Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, and Julian McMahon star.

In the big-screen ad...
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