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This week Pawn Stars takes a rather macarbe turn as Rick Harrison checks out the Ford Bronco that disgraced former athlete and actor O.J. Simpson drove whilst fleeing from the police in what must be the most infamous car chase in history. In 1994 Simpson was wanted for questioning in respect of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, who were brutally stabbed to death at Nicole’s home. Rather than handing himself in he led them on a bizarre low-speed chase in his Bronco. He was eventually arrested and charged with murder, though he was controversially acquitted. Later...read more »
- James Wray
Chumlee's in a battle for the domain name domination over his candy store ... and winning won't be as easy as taking candy from a baby. The "Pawn Stars" star had his lawyers fire off a letter to Patrick Keys -- the current owner of chumleescandy.com and chumleescandyontheblvd.com -- threatening to take legal action if he doesn't hand over the rights to the sites. Keys has no association to the brick and mortar store »
- TMZ Staff
Pawn Stars is one of the most-watched reality shows on television, but do you really know all there is to know about it? »
- Jonathan H. Kantor
The afternoon of June 17, 1994, was unforgettable. TV stations pre-empted regular programming to broadcast a slow speed police chase down the La 405. In the car fleeing was its owner AC Cowling and the celebrity football hero O.J. Simpson. Folks were crowding overpasses with handmade signs saying “Go O.J. Go” and “Can’t Stop the Juice”. The reason for the chase was stomach churning. The cops were after O.J. to question him about the murder of his Ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and a charming young waiter, Ron Goldman. O.J. was acting pretty nutty to be sure and many surmised that
Oj’s Bronco Headed to Pawn Stars: What Will it Fetch? »
- Virginia Repka-Franco
Carspotting is a new show that premiered on the Discovery Channel in July of 2017. This show has been produced by the production company Leftfield Pictures which released reality shows such as Alone, Pawn Stars and American Grit. Carspotting is a show that features three guys who go on the hunt to find classic cars. This show takes place in the Pacific Northwest and it is set to run through the remainder of the summer season on the Discovery Channel. The activity of carspotting is popular for a select group of people who know their automobiles. Most carspotting activities take
Carspotting: What You Need to Know about Discovery’s New Show »
- Steve Miller
[[tmz:video id="0_wdiaturl"]] Nothing hurts the value of an autograph like murder ... which is why O.J. Simpson's got a big problem on his hands, so says "Pawn Stars" honcho Rick Harrison. With Simpson arguably more famous now than ever before, the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs weeknights on FS1) asked Harrison if he expects a spike in demand for O.J. stuff. But Harrison says the exact opposite will happen -- and says if »
- TMZ Staff
Lighthearted Entertainment, the production company that specializes in unscripted television and is behind shows such as MTV’s “Are You The One?” is boosting its development team.
The company has brought on two new executive hires and promoted another, Variety has learned.
“Lighthearted Entertainment is proud to both add to our team and promote from within as we address the needs of our constantly evolving industry. We look forward to working with our new team as the company continues to produce provocative unscripted content,” said Rob Laplante and Jeff Spangler, presidents of Lighthearted Entertainment.
Unscripted exec Paul Taylor has come aboard Lighthearted Entertainment to serve as senior vice president of production, overseeing all financial and logistic aspects of the company’s production and development slate. Before joining Lighthearted, Taylor was vice president of production for 51 Minds Entertainment where he oversaw production of shows like “Below Deck,” “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge” and “Redneck Island.” Taylor »
- Erin Nyren
There is just 424 kilometres between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, so its no surprise that the so-called ‘Sin City’ has attracted many TV shows to the bright lights of the city over the years. We all know that the popular TV series CSI – Crime Scene Investigation is famously set in Vegas, but what about other shows that have chosen to head to the vast array of hotels and casinos over the years.
Well, let’s kick things off with a little known show actually called Las Vegas. The series, which ran for five seasons between 2003 and 2008, starred Josh Dumamel, who would later go on to headline the Transformers franchise, and screen legend James Caan (The Godfather). Las Vegas revolved around life in a fiction casino called the Montecito Resort & Casino on the famous Vegas strip. These days you can head to an online casino gratis, but this was a time »
- The Hollywood News
Executive produced byRobert Zemeckis, A&E Studios' scripted series Blue Book has been ordered to series by the History channel. Comprised of ten episodes, the series will focus on the Project Blue Book UFO investigations of the ’50s and ’60s.
A premiere date for Blue Book has yet to be announced, but stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates. In the meantime, we have the official press release for the announcement:
Press Release: New York, NY – May 25, 2017 – History® has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to the original scripted drama Blue Book from A+E Studios, it was announced today by Paul Buccieri, President, A+E Studios and A+E Networks Portfolio Group.
Executive produced by Academy Award and Golden Globe®-winner Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Contact), Blue Book chronicles the true top secret United States Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950’s and »
- Derek Anderson
The newest addition to the Fairplay family was born on May 20, weighing in at 7lbs, 10 oz. Fairplay, who is also father to 9-year-old daughter, Piper, whom he had from a previous marriage, couldn't help but gush about how excited he was about his new daughter.
"I thought playing Survivor twice was tough, try raising two daughters," Fairplay told Et.
"I'm sending out an S.O.S. to Jeff Probst, send me back to the island!” he joked. "It's almost an immunity challenge to see who can hold Madilyn more between me, Caryn and Piper. She's healthy and beautiful and that's all we can ask for!"
Related: Exclusive 'Survivor' Finale Sneak Peek: Brad Culpepper Looks for »
Former President Barack Obama appeared at an A+E Networks event on Thursday (April 27) in Manhattan, one of his first public appearances since leaving office last January. The former president posed for pictures with attendees of the "History Makers" lunch at The Pierre Hotel on the Upper East Side. He delivered remarks about the need to do the "hard work" of reconciliation instead of taking the "easy" route toward the politics of exclusion and "nationalism."
He then sat for a 90-minute discussion with presidential historian Doris »
- Marisa Guthrie
This week on Pawn Stars, Rick and the team draft in some very specialist help to evaluate a comic in the form of Marvel legend Stan Lee. Stan Lee’s creative comic output is never far from our screens, with superhero movies being a staple of the summer and TV series like Daredevil and Lucky Man fleshing out the characters and their stories in greater detail than ever before. The leap to TV has really helped bring Lee’s many creations to an audience who’d otherwise never have come across his work. However, it’s comics where it all started with characters like Spider-Man,...read more »
- James Wray
Las Vegas police are investigating a February break-in that involved three intruders at a home belonging to “Pawn Stars” reality TV show personality Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison. Laura Melzer, a Las Vegas police officer, said Tuesday that no one was injured and it wasn’t clear if anything was taken after a resident confronted three males early […] »
- Chris Jancelewicz
Tom Brady -- or someone in his camp -- came up with the $500,000 value for the Qb's missing Super Bowl jersey ... this according to the Houston Pd. TMZ Sports spoke with an Hpd rep who tells us the $500k value listed on the police report was Not determined by some fancy police property assessor ... it's the complainant who offers up the number. In this case, the complainant on the report is Tom Brady ... and a »
- TMZ Staff
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