MAN CHARGED IN LOS ANGELES WITH 1985 DEATH OF TV DIRECTOR
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Prosecutors have charged a man in the cold-case killing of a TV director who worked on “The Incredible Hulk,” “The Six Million Dollar Man” and other shows more than three decades ago.
The district attorney’s office in Los Angeles said Tuesday that 53-year old Edwin Jerry Hiatt is facing one count of murder with a special allegation that he used a deadly weapon to kill director Barry Crane.
Officials say Hiatt was linked to the 1985 killing with DNA evidence.
Hiatt was arrested in North Carolina and is awaiting extradition to California. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has an attorney.
Investigators believe the 57-year-old director was bludgeoned with a large ceramic statue before being found with a telephone cord wrapped around his neck.
VINCE GILLIGAN REVISITS “BREAKING BAD” WITH “EL CAMINO”
LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan always thought the story ended when the series ended in 2013.
Then he got to thinking about what happened to Jesse Pinkman, the character portrayed by Aaron Paul. Gilligan says in his mind, Jesse got away clean, but he could not figure out how that could have happened if every law enforcement officer in Albuquerque was looking for him.
Gilligan revisits the story in the Netflix film “El Camino,” out in select theaters and on Netflix on Friday.
Gilligan says fans who were happy with the way the series ended don’t have to see the movie. He says the series and the movie work with each other, but one does not demand the other.
CLINT EASTWOOD’S ‘RICHARD JEWELL’ GETS AFI FEST PREMIERE
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Clint Eastwood’s film “Richard Jewell” is having its world premiere at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles in November.
The American Film Institute announced Tuesday that the film had been added to a lineup for its annual film festival.
Eastwood directed the film, written by Billy Ray, about the true story of the security guard who went from hero to suspect after the 1996 Atlanta Olympic bombing that killed one woman. Paul Walter Hauser plays the title character. Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates and Jon Hamm co-star.
“Richard Jewell,” a Warner Bros. release, will open in theaters on Dec. 13.
The 2019 AFI Fest will open with the premiere of “Queen & Slim” on Nov. 14 and close with “The Banker” on Nov. 21.
FOX TAKES SECOND WEEK OF TELEVISION SEASON
NEW YORK (AP) – The second week of the television season had its second winner among the broadcast networks.
The Nielsen company says Fox was the most-watched network last week, beating previous winner NBC in a tight battle.
The increasing tendency of viewers to watch scripted shows on a time-delayed basis inflates the importance of live football in the ratings, and both Fox and NBC had prime-time games last week. Fox also had strong showings from “The Masked Singer” and its drama, “911,” with a tsunami story line.
Nielsen says CBS had the two most-popular scripted programs in “NCIS” and “Young Sheldon.” CBS doesn’t have an NFL prime-time game.
ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8.2 million viewers.
NIELSEN TOP TEN LIST
NEW YORK (AP) – Here are the top ten prime-time programs by viewership by Nielsen for Sept. 30-Oct. 6. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.
1. NFL Football: Indianapolis at Kansas City, NBC, 18.13 million.
2. “NFL Postgame,” Fox, 17.49 million.
3. NFL Football: L.A. Rams at Seattle, Fox, 14.41 million.
4. “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 12.89 million.
5. “NCIS,” CBS, 12.52 million.
6. NFL Football: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, ESPN, 10.81 million.
7. “FBI,” CBS, 9.47 million.
8. “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 9.04 million.
9. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 8.75 million.
10. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.62 million.
TIMOTHEE CHALAMET GROWS UP WITH ‘THE KING’
VENICE, Italy (AP) – Director David Michod didn’t just enjoy Timothee Chalamet’s acting in “Call Me By Your Name,” he says he wanted to take that teenage character and have him turn into Henry V.
Chalamet plays the reluctant heir to the throne in the period drama “The King,” which launches in select theaters Friday before becoming available to Netflix subscribers on Nov. 1.
It was quite a departure for the now 23-year-old actor who had never even done stunts before, let alone wield heavy swords and armor. The film also required him to change his hairstyle to a period-specific bowl cut that had his massive internet fan base in a tizzy. Chalamet says Michod was adamant about the change and that he was right to be.
‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ COUPLE REACHES TAX DEAL WITH GEORGIA
ATLANTA (AP) – Reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley have settled allegations that they failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in income taxes to the state of Georgia.
A spokesman for the couple, Allan Mayer, announced Tuesday that the couple had reached an agreement with the Georgia Department of Revenue.
The agreement signed by the Chrisleys on Sept. 27 credits them with tax refunds for some tax years and says they owed nothing in others. According to the settlement, the Chrisleys agreed to pay a little under $150,000 to resolve the claims.
Georgia Department of Revenue spokesman William Gaston said the department was not allowed to comment on confidential taxpayer information.
The “Chrisley Knows Best” stars have pleaded not guilty to separate federal tax evasion charges.