Signatories included original “SNL” cast members Laraine Newman and Jane Curtin, along with 34 women who worked on the show behind the scenes between 1975 and the present. Franken was a writer and performer on the NBC sketch comedy show primarily from 1975 to 1995.
Jane Curtin told the New York Times on Friday that she was surprised by broadcaster Leeann Tweeden’s allegations against Franken.
Source: Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman and other ‘SNL’ women stick up for Al Franken
A retransmission dispute between DISH Network and CBS could result in subscribers to the satellite service losing access to KDKA-TV and WPCW (The CW) in Pittsburgh. Negotiations are taking place at the corporate level; this affects CBS markets throughout the United States.
Source: Dispute leaves DISH Network subscribers up in the air for KDKA, The CW programming
Della Reese, who segued from pop and jazz singing stardom to a career as a popular TV actress on “Touched by an Angel,” died Sunday night.
Source: Della Reese, ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star and R&B Singer, Dies at 86
The singer, songwriter, comedian and businessman had genuine warmth and down-home humor that drew countless fans.
A post on daughter and country singer-songwriter Pam Tillis’ Facebook page said she was deeply saddened by her father’s sudden and unexpected death, and asked fans to post their memories on Mel Tillis’ official Facebook page.
Source: Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis dead at 85
More: Mel Tillis remembered: ‘I looked up to Mel,’ Blake Shelton says
More: Five things to know about ‘Coca Cola Cowboy’ singer Mel Tillis
She won a Tony for Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two” and had featured roles on “Three’s Company” and “Evening Shade.”
Source: Ann Wedgeworth, versatile Tony-winning stage actress and sitcom stalwart, dies at 83
If you walk into the Rivers Casino these days, you’re likely to notice some new types of slot machines.
Source: ‘Next Generation’ Slot Machines A Hit At Rivers Casino
Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, died Saturday at the age of 64 after a battle with dementia.
Source: Malcolm Young, AC/DC Guitarist and Co-Founder, Dead at 64
The Kiss frontman’s inappropriate and sexist antics during a Fox office meeting led to his being kicked off the network and out of the building for good.
Source: Fox News Bans Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons for Life
The strange but lovable extended family will take the stage Nov. 16 to 19 at Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale.
Source: ‘The Addams Family’ takes to the Geyer Performing Arts Center stage | TribLIVE
Presented by AAFC – In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams.
It may not be surfing season, but the classic rock band that defined some of the most iconic sounds of summer will perform Thursday at IUP.
The Beach Boys will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex (KCAC).
Source: Beach Boys to take Indiana to Kokomo on Thursday
Disneyland has shut down two bacteria-contaminated cooling towers after Orange County health officials discovered an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease was sickening people who had visited the Anaheim theme park.
Source: Disneyland shuts down 2 cooling towers after Legionnaires’ disease sickens park visitors – LA Times
The meals will be delivered by Pittsburgh Police officers on Thanksgiving Day, November 23. Over the past 14 years, this event has gone from feeding 250 people who are homeless, shut-in, disabled, and in need; to feeding over 3,500 people and numbers keep growing.
Source: Police will deliver free Thanksgiving dinners again – South Pittsburgh Reporter
Mr. Hillerman was an Emmy Award-winning actor who also had roles in classic movies like “The Last Picture Show,” “Blazing Saddles” and “Chinatown.”
Source: John Hillerman, Who Played Snooty Caretaker on ‘Magnum, P.I.,’ Dies at 84
Carrie Underwood’s hymn brought down the house. Taylor Swift won an award but didn’t show up. Garth Brooks was caught lip-syncing.
The show pushed “unity.” Co-host Brad Paisley wore a T-shirt with the word printed on it. Onstage, artists emphasized the need for Americans to join together, particularly in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, where 58 people were shot and killed and hundreds more were injured at a country music festival last month.
Source: CMA Awards 2017: Complete list of winners, best and worst moments
Wow Air is now selling $99 flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to several European destinations. Act fast, because there are some limits on the offer.
Source: Fly from Pittsburgh to London, Amsterdam, Paris and more for $99 on Wow Air
Like Stan Lee cameos in Marvel movies, typewriters pop up in Tom Hanks’ stories.
Source: Tom Hanks’ short story collection is delightful | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Cops are on the hunt for a suspect who opened fire at a Boosie concert Friday night, shooting 2 people.
Source: Boosie Concert: 2 People Shot, Cops Still Hunting for Suspect | TMZ.com
Winning millions of dollars could change your life, right? But, can you imagine winning the lottery and missing out on the prize money?
Source: Check Your Tickets! $18 Million In Lottery Winnings Unclaimed In 2016 « CBS Pittsburgh
Wendy Williams fainted in the middle of her show Tuesday morning … and it happened live on the air.
Source: Wendy Williams Passes Out On Live TV | TMZ.com
• Ohiopyle State Park (4)
• Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (5)
• Flight 93 National Memorial (6)
• Carnegie Museum of Natural History (9)
• Fallingwater (10)
This side of the state also can claim the No. 1 pick — Presque Isle State Park in Erie (1).
The rest of the list included: Knoebels in Elysburg, Northumberland County; (2), Pine Creek Gorge in Wellsboro, Tioga County (3); Pennsylvania Amish country in Lancaster County (7) and Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Chester County (8).
Source: Ohiopyle, Phipps, Fallingwater among top 10 Pennsylvania attractions | TribLIVE
It would make Pennsylvania the first state to allow casino and lottery games online, while paving the way for the Pennsylvania Lottery to begin offering keno.
Source: Already a major gambling state, Pennsylvania is poised for a big expansion
He also portrayed Isaac Jaffe on ‘Sports Night,’ voiced Rafiki in ‘The Lion King’ and earned a Tony nomination for ‘Guys and Dolls.’
Source: Robert Guillaume Dead: ‘Benson’ Actor Was 89 | Hollywood Reporter
Global superstar Justin Timberlake will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show on NBC at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, it was confirmed tonight.
Source: Justin Timberlake headlines Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show – NFL.com
With everything from private hot tubs to in-house art exhibitions between them, take a glimpse at the highest-rated hotels across Europe in 2017.
Source: The 20 best hotels in Europe in 2017 – Business Insider
Netflix is facing new competition in the video space — and not just as traditional TV networks launch their own apps.
Source: Netflix to plow billions more into original content
Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 has confirmed Jimmy Beaumont of the Skyliners has died.
Source: Pittsburgh music legend Jimmy Beaumont of the Skyliners dies at 76
Events mark the 1767 completion by English surveyors Mason and Dixon of the border of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and then-Virginia.
Mason and Dixon placed their last marker atop Brown’s Hill in what’s now Mason-Dixon Historical Park, which sits on both sides of of the line — Pennsylvania’s border with what’s now West Virginia.
That park is where the Mason-Dixon 250 anniversary will be celebrated Oct. 13-15, with re-enactors and guides in period costumes; speakers and guests including, from England, Jeremiah Dixon’s great-grandnephew John Dixon and other descendants; astronomy and surveying demonstrations (the two used to go hand-in-hand); politicians and proclamations; a quilt show and other arts and crafts; plus music, food and souvenirs.
Source: The Mason-Dixon Line turns 250 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
And includes a first look at Henry Cavill’s Superman…The trailer premiered Sunday morning, starting off with Lois Lane (Amy Adams) finding Cavill’s Clark Kent in a field, but alas she’s next seen presumably placing dirt on his grave and waking up to a news report on the death of Superman during “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Source: ‘Justice League’ trailer pits heroes in an explosive battle
“Blade Runner 2049” has opened with a solid $4 million at the North American box office on Thursday night.
Source: Box Office: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Scores $4 Million on Thursday Night – Variety
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2018 ballot includes Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Depeche Mode, Judas Priest and Kate Bush
Source: Rock Hall of Fame: Radiohead, Rage, Bon Jovi Lead Nominees – Rolling Stone
The rocker was pulled off life support after being rushed to the hospital Sunday in cardiac arrest.
Source: Tom Petty pulled off life support after going into cardiac arrest – NY Daily News
The rock star was taken to hospital after the incident in New York on Saturday night.
Source: Marilyn Manson crushed by stage scenery in New York – BBC News
A concerned citizen, unaware of the movie shoot, called 911 when he saw a man walk into a bar wearing a ski mask and wielding a gun.
Source: Police: Officers shoot at actor portraying robber in movie scene | WPXI
Hall died in his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., his actress daughter Joanna Gleason said.
Source: Monty Hall, legendary host of ‘Let’s Make a Deal,’ dead at 96 – NY Daily News
Rapper Young Dolph was shot outside the Hollywood and Highland shopping center in California late Tuesday afternoon.
Source: Rapper Young Dolph critically wounded in Hollywood shooting – NY Daily News
Steven Seagal bashed NFL players who took a knee during the national anthem.
“I believe in free speech, I believe that everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but I don’t agree that they should hold the United States of America or the world hostage by taking a venue where people are tuning in to watch a football game and imposing their political views,” Seagal said during a Wednesday appearance on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain.”
Source: Steven Seagal slams NFL players who kneel during national anthem – NY Daily News
Aerosmith have canceled a run of tour dates, as Steven Tyler receives treatment for undisclosed medical issues.
Source: Aerosmith Cancel Tour Dates Over Steven Tyler Medical Issues – Rolling Stone
“I’m here. I’m alive,” Bill O’Reilly told Sean Hannity Tuesday night during his guest appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity.” O’Reilly and Hannity s…
Source: Bill O’Reilly Talks NFL Protests, Media Bias in Return to Fox News on ‘Hannity’ – Variety
The former Fox News star declared her new show a politics-free zone in an awkward and dull debut.
Source: Review | NBC’s Megyn Kelly experiment unveils its latest creation, a morning-show Bride of Frankenstein
Mel Brooks doesn’t think Hollywood would make “Blazing Saddles” in this current “stupidly politically correct” climate.
Source: Mel Brooks: ‘Blazing Saddles’ Would Never Be Made Today | Variety
3 contestants went home with a total of $80,000 after 5 straight spins on the big wheel landed on $1.
Source: What happened on ‘The Price is Right’ Friday had everyone in disbelief
“America’s Got Talent” Season 12 aired its finale on Wednesday night, closing out the show’s highest-rated season ever.
Source: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 12 Closes Out With Ratings Growth | Variety
Rarely a leading man, the Kentucky native was memorable in ‘Paris, Texas,’ ‘Repo Man,’ ‘Alien’ and ‘Big Love.’
Source: Harry Dean Stanton Dead: ‘Paris, Texas’ Star Was 91 | Hollywood Reporter
Famed film and television tough guy Frank Vincent, who battled James Gandolfini and Robert De Niro in his most prominent roles, has died at 80. “Legendary actor and accomplished musician Fran…
Source: Frank Vincent dead: Sopranos, Goodfellas actor dies at 80
Mickey, Tinkerbell and their friends dodged Hurricane Irma and they hope to be back in action Tuesday.
Source: Florida’s Disney parks to reopen after Hurricane Irma – NY Daily News
The 69th annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards are under way at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
Source: 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Winers: Updated List | Variety
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Reuters) – An Ivy League graduate and national dance champion from North Dakota was crowned Miss America on Sunday, becoming the first contestant from the state to win the nearly 100-year-old contest.
Cara Mund, from Bismarck, N.D., a graduate of Brown University in Rhode Island, who has been accepted to Notre Dame’s law school, trained for several summers with the world-famous Rockettes.
Source: Ivy League graduate and dance champion crowned Miss America – NY Daily News