Reba McEntire reveals details about upcoming TV show

Reba McEntire is readying her acting chops.

Reba McEntire is readying her acting chops. In a new interview with Taste of Country Nights, the country singer revealed new details on her upcoming one-hour drama slated for ABC.

She says they are hopeful things will kick into high gear since ABC announced the news of the upcoming series late last year.

“We haven’t started [filming] yet,” she admits. “We’re still waiting for the formal go-ahead from ABC. They announced it, which I was shocked about and thrilled to death about.”

The Hollywood Reporter reported in December that McEntire will star in a new show created by Marc Cherry, the creator of “Desperate Housewives.”

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“The drama is described as a Southern Gothic soap opera that is set in motion after a suspected act of terrorism happens at a Fourth of July parade in the small town of Oxblood, Ky.,” THR says. “The FBI sends a cocky agent of Middle Eastern descent to investigate. He teams with the mercurial local sheriff to uncover secrets far darker than either could have ever imagined.”

Reba says that those involved in the series are excited and assume that it’s good news that ABC confirmed the show, although she doesn’t know too many of the details surrounding the series. The singer says it is a one-hour drama and she will play a sheriff in a small town, but other than that she doesn’t know where the production will be set or filmed, although she’s hoping it will be shot in Tennessee.

“If they give us the go-ahead we’ll start shooting the pilot probably in March and wait for the upfronts to see if we get picked up,” she says of the TV upfronts, which announce to the industry when certain shows will air on each network. “Hopefully we’ll be shooting in the fall or January of next year. Before we start doing preliminary planning we need to get the go-ahead.”

While McEntire has had a long career in the music industry and is used to memorizing song lyrics, she admits that remembering lines for a television show is more difficult.

“It is hard. Thank goodness they have a lot of characters in this script,” she says with a laugh. “What I do is repetition and try to make it as conversational as it can be and practice a lot.”

17 arrested in connection to Kim Kardashian jewelry heist

French police arrested 17 people Monday in connection with the October theft of more than $10 million worth of jewelry from Kim Kardashian West, finding weapons and a large amount of cash during multiple raids.

PARIS – French police arrested 17 people Monday in connection with the October theft of more than $10 million worth of jewelry from Kim Kardashian West, finding weapons and a large amount of cash during multiple raids.

Paris police officials said the arrests took place starting around 6 a.m. in different locations in the Paris region and the south of France. The suspects, ages 23 to 72, were already known for prior robberies and other crimes, according to one official.

Multiple firearms, including an automatic pistol, and 140,000 euros ($147,500) in cash were found during the raids, the official said.

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The police sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to speak publicly about the continuing investigation.

The Paris prosecutors’ office confirmed the 17 arrests, but declined to say whether the five people that police have said took part in the actual robbery, including two who forced their way into Kardashian West’s rented apartment, were among those taken into custody.

The suspects can be held for up to 96 hours before police must either charge them or let them go.

Jean Veil, the French lawyer for Kardashian West, said the news of arrests is “a great satisfaction.”

“These arrests are a nice surprise because we might be able to find the jewels,” Veil told the French magazine L’Express Monday.

He said his client could be interviewed again by investigators and might have to face the suspects.

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On Oct. 3, robbers forced their way into the private Paris residence where Kardashian West was staying, tied her up, held her at gunpoint and then locked her in a bathroom before making off with her jewelry. The reality TV star was in Paris attending fashion week shows.

Media reports said police tracked down the suspects through DNA evidence found at the apartment. One official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said many were already known for robbery and other crimes.

Earlier this month, the starlet broke her silence on the robbery in a teaser for the family’s reality show, telling two of her sisters her thoughts at the time: “They’re going to shoot me in the back. There’s no way out.”

Police said the thieves stole a jewelry box containing valuables worth 6 million euros ($6.7 million) as well as a ring worth 4 million euros ($4.5 million). Police analyzed footage from surveillance cameras to try to identify the assailants, who wore fake police emblems on their jackets.

At the time, a spokeswoman for Kardashian West said she was badly shaken but physically unharmed. The robbery raised new concerns about security in the French capital after a string of deadly extremist attacks.

Kardashian West has the habit of showing her jewels and whereabouts in her social media, including days before the robbery when she posted pictures of herself attending fashion week shows.

Paris has been a special place for Kardashian West and her husband, who spent the weekend there before marrying in Florence in May 2014.

Meryl Streep angers NFL, MMA fans with Golden Globes dig

Meryl Streep didn’t just take a dig at President-elect Donald Trump in her speech at last night’s Golden Globe Awards.

Meryl Streep didn’t just take a dig at President-elect Donald Trump in her speech at last night’s Golden Globe Awards. The actress also dissed fans of football and MMA fighting.

And UFC President Dana White is not happy about it.

Calling the actress an “uppity, 80-year-old lady,” White said he’s not surprised to find out Streep isn’t in the UFC’s top demographic.

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“So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners,” Streep said as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award. “And if we kick them all out you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.”

White, a Trump supporter, responded telling TMZ, “Of course it’s an art. These fighters, these men and women are so talented…saying something stupid like that is like saying…she’s not a talented actress which she is.”

He added, “We have fighters from all over the world…She’s not educated about the sport and that was a completely uneducated comment.”

Streep’s jab at football and MMA fans did not sit well with Bellator MMA president Scott Coker either. He defended the sport in a letter to Streep on Twitter.

“I’m a lifelong fan of your work but also a lifelong martial artist who happens to promote mixed martial arts around the world,” Coker wrote to Streep.

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He invited the actress to be his guest at an upcoming Jan. 21 event where he promises she will see “that Mixed Martial Arts is truly artistic.”

“The global sport of mixed martial arts celebrates male and female athletes from all around the work who work years tirelessly honing their craft and – yes – art. They come from every country and every walk of life.”

Meanwhile, the NFL told FOX411 they had no comment.

Still, football and MMA fans and players had a lot to say on Twitter.

Really weird to see someone talk about not discriminating then basically discriminate against an entire group of skilled, hard working ppl.

— Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) January 9, 2017

Or you’re a pro mma fighter that can’t stand her or her liberal ways. Basically if you don’t agree with her opinions then you’re bad person https://t.co/5VI7ZyAPlN

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) January 9, 2017

I do love how Streep bemoans the ‘disrepect’ in American culture — and then disrepects half of the country AND anyone who likes NFL or MMA!

— Joseph Curl (@josephcurl) January 9, 2017

While I loved Streep’s speech, no need to bring down football & MMA which are rather diverse & amazing on there own. Different forms of art

— Tyler Fredendall (@MayorTyler) January 9, 2017

All #football and #MMA fans need to stop supporting Hollywood. Apparently #MerylStreep and friends feel you are not worthy. @NFL

— @OpinionChick (@opinionchick) January 9, 2017

It’s called #MartialArts for a reason! #MerylStreep crossed the line by disrespecting & snubbing all who are fans of #MMA and #NFL. #MMA2016

— ✍🏻️ Faith 📚 (@Thehippychk) January 9, 2017

#MerylStreep GOAT, but misses boat on politics. Same mistake, discounted middle America and love of @NFL and #MMA.

— bruce liebman (@longdrive_315) January 9, 2017

That reference to MMA fans was completely offensive and unneeded… once again the left offends half of America #deplorableshttps://t.co/JS0RIcfaHQ

— Jenna Jameson (@jennajameson) January 9, 2017

With all due respect to #MerylStreep… MMA may not be the “arts” but then again, neither was “Ricki and the Flash.” #GoldenGlobespic.twitter.com/jEENO3CC0M

— #WSOF (@MMAWorldSeries) January 9, 2017

‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ moves to 9 p.m. ET on FOX News Channel beginning Monday, January 9

“Tucker Carlson Tonight” can be seen at 9 p.m. ET beginning Monday, January 9, when Carlson will continue to battle pomposity and show that he’s the sworn enemy of lying, smugness and group think.

“Tucker Carlson Tonight” can be seen at 9 p.m. ET beginning Monday, January 9, when Carlson will continue to battle pomposity and show that he’s the sworn enemy of lying, smugness and group think.

He will be asking the questions viewers would want to ask themselves — and he’ll demand the answers.

“Tucker Carlson Tonight” features powerful analysis and spirited debates with guests from across the political and cultural spectrum. Carlson brings his signature style to tackle issues largely uncovered by the media in every corner of the United States, challenging political correctness by investigating “Campus Craziness” running rampant at our universities.

He’ll also bring you a nightly forecast of social media’s most powerful weather patterns in the “TwitterStorm.” And we’ll continue to enlist viewers to help uncover “News Abuse” — and you never know if he’ll make you the next “King for a Day.”

Everything you love about “Tucker Carlson Tonight” is now two hours later at 9 p.m. ET.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH PAST EPISODES OF “TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT.”

Carlson joined FOX News Channel in 2009 as a contributor and, since 2012, he has acted as a co-host of “FOX & Friends Weekend” (weekends 6-10 a.m. ET), until taking on his current role.

While at FNC, Carlson has provided analysis forAmerica’s Election Headquarters” on primary and caucus nights, including the 2016 and 2012 presidential elections, as well as the 2014 midterm election. He also produced an FNC special, “Fighting for Our Children’s Minds,” in 2010.

Tom Hiddleston mocked for out-of-touch Golden Globes acceptance speech

Tom Hiddleson might have won an award at last night’s Golden Globes, but he walked away a loser for his bizarre acceptance speech.

Tom Hiddleson might have won an award at last night’s Golden Globes, but he walked away a loser for his bizarre acceptance speech.

The British star, who won best actor in a miniseries or television film for “The Night Manager,” used his stage time to recall his time in Sudan doing charity work.

“I recently went to South Sudan…with the United Nations Children’s Fund. I do a little bit of work with them, try to spread the word as best I can,” he told a bored-looking audience.

Things took a strange turn when Taylor Swift’s ex-boyfriend shared that his television show brought happiness to medics in the country.

“One night we were having a bite to eat at the canteen, where we were staying, and a group of young men and women tottered over to the table, and we were all having what they call a ‘dirty beer’ in humanitarian language,” he said. “They were a group of Médecins Sans Frontières doctors and nurses. And they wanted to say hello because during the shelling the previous month, they had binge-watched ‘The Night Manager.'”

Fans immediately took to Twitter to slam the actor for his “boring” and self-serving acceptance speech.

The award for the most boring speech goes to…Tom Hiddleston. #GoldenGlobes

— Miz Marla (@Marlaschultz) January 9, 2017

That was a long story Tom Hiddleston told to pay himself a compliment. #GoldenGlobes

— Gary Janetti (@GaryJanetti) January 9, 2017

can you believe tom hiddleston saved sudan with the power of *strikes pose* acting

— ㅤjay (@bohdirook) January 9, 2017

Let’s all just be glad Tom Hiddleston’s acting keeps Doctor Without Borders going.

— Paige Ferrari (@paigeferrari) January 9, 2017

Oh my god I’m watching the Tom Hiddleston speech right now and I’m getting second-hand embarrassment

— Mima Mendoza (@ironmima) January 9, 2017

TOM HIDDLESTON: Listen to my speech about Sudan

AUDIENCE: Okay

HIDDLESTON: …and how it proves my TV show was good.

AUDIENCE: Oh no.

— Freddie Campion (@FreddieCampion) January 9, 2017

And Hiddleston wasn’t done yet.

He concluded, “And the idea that I could provide ― or that we could provide ― some relief and entertainment for the people who worked for UNICEF…who are fixing the world in the places where it is broken, made me immensely proud.”

Good for you, Tom.

He told TMZ of the backlash, “We all just have to do the best that we can to help each other out.”

Jenna Jameson was no fan of Meryl Streep’s anti-Trump speech

Jameson, for one, was offended by the message.

While many Hollywood liberals took to Twitter to rave about Meryl Streep’s lengthy anti-Trump speech at the Golden Globes, Jenna Jameson took a different approach.

Jameson, who is a republican, spoke out against Streep’s use of the Globes’ stage to slam President-elect Donald Trump.

Please someone mute Meryl Streep

— Jenna Jameson (@jennajameson) January 9, 2017

Jameson replied to a Twitter user who criticized the President-elect writing, “Suck it up buttercup.”

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During the speech, Streep also took a jab at certain sports.

“…Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners. And if we kick them all out you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts,” Streep said.

Jameson, for one, was offended by the message.

That reference to MMA fans was completely offensive and unneeded… once again the left offends half of America #deplorableshttps://t.co/JS0RIcfaHQ

— Jenna Jameson (@jennajameson) January 9, 2017

Meanwhile, many stars lauded Streep for speaking out. Elizabeth Banks, Boy George, Chaz Bono and many more stars celebrated Streep on social media.

I absolutely love you Meryl Streep! https://t.co/EWVdFge2Rs

— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) January 9, 2017

Great speech by #MerylStreep. She didn’t even utter it’s name. Genius! #goldenglobespic.twitter.com/XGT4jq4oyx

— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 9, 2017

I’ve loved #MerylStreep as a person, as an actor overwhelmed by her immense artistry, but never more than tonight for speaking our truth!

— Chaz Bono (@ChazBono) January 9, 2017

Slay, #MerylStreep, slay



“There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its… https://t.co/8YlKqm8e0u

— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) January 9, 2017

#MerylStreep tonight 🔥 thank you for defending us and “take your broken heart, make it into art” ❤️

— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) January 9, 2017

Donald Trump hits back at ‘Hillary flunky’ Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes dig

President-elect Donald Trump wasted no time responding to Meryl Streep’s remarks at last night’s Golden Globe Awards where the actress gave a somber speech about Trump.

Donald Trump wasted no time responding to Meryl Streep’s remarks at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards where the actress gave a somber speech about the President-elect.

Trump called Streep “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood” in a tweet Monday morning calling her a “Hillary flunky who lost big.”

Shortly after the 74th annual Golden Globes wrapped, where “La La Land” and “Moonlight” were the night’s big winners, Trump told the NY Times he had not seen the show or Streep’s remarks. He also added that he was “not surprised” for coming under attack from “liberal movie people” especially a “Hillary Lover” like Streep.

He continued to defend his behavior from an interview with a disabled reporter in 2015 in which he insists he didn’t mock anyone, a moment Streep had said was an example of Trump’s “instinct to humiliate.”

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“I was never mocking anyone. I was calling into question a reporter who had gotten nervous because he had changed his story,” he told the paper in a phone interview after the Globes. “People keep saying I intended to mock the reporter’s disability, as if Meryl Streep and others could read my mind, and I did no such thing.”

His tweets Monday morning echoed his thoughts late Sunday night.

Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never “mocked” a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him…….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017

“groveling” when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017

Top aide to Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway told “Fox and Friends” Monday she’s “concerned that somebody with a platform like Meryl Streep’s is inciting people’s worst instincts.”

She said of Streep, “I really wish she would have stood up last night and said, ‘I didn’t like the election results but he is our president and we’re going to support him.'”

And with the inauguration just 11 days away, the President-elect said he’s not worried about having celebrities attend the momentous day.

“We are going to have an unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout for the inauguration, and there will be plenty of movie and entertainment stars,” Trump said. “All the dress shops are sold out in Washington. It’s hard to find a great dress for this inauguration.”

In accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award, Streep said Trump’s behavior “sank its hooks in my heart.” She asked for “the principled press to hold power to account, to call him (Trump) on the carpet for every outrage.” Her comments were met with applause, tears and support by her fellow actors in the audience, and actor Chris Pine called her speech the “best message of tonight.” Trump was the main target of a slew of political barbs including from Golden Globes host Jimmy Fallon who compared the president-elect to the evil King Joffrey in “Game of Thrones.”

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Hugh Laurie, accepting his award for best supporting actor in “The Night Manager,” also indulged in Trump jokes, speculating that this would perhaps be the last Golden Globes ceremony.

“I don’t mean to be gloomy, but it has the words ‘Hollywood,’ ‘foreign’ and ‘press’ in the title,” Laurie said, explaining his pessimism about the awards surviving the Trump era. He added that some Republicans don’t even like the word “association.”

He accepted his award “on behalf of psychopathic billionaires everywhere.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Dallas Stars team plane forced to turn back to airport after smoke fills cockpit

A plane carrying the Dallas Stars hockey team was forced to return to a St. Louis-area airport because of smoke in the cockpit.

A plane carrying the Dallas Stars hockey team was forced to return to a St. Louis-area airport because of smoke in the cockpit.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports the Boeing 737 took off at 11:52 a.m. from the St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Illinois, but turned around within five minutes.

Mike Mavrogeorge, airport fire chief, says the smoke might have come from an electrical malfunction. He says there was no fire.

The plane was carrying 50 passengers including team members and staff.

The Stars were in St. Louis on Saturday night for a game against the Blues. A backup plane was summoned to take the team to Los Angeles to face the Kings on Monday night.

Meryl Streep, Jimmy Fallon and more use Golden Globes stage to slam Trump

Just minutes into the 74th annual Golden Globes, host Jimmy Fallon used his time on stage to take digs at President-elect Donald Trump.

Ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, some liberal stars were determined to use the 74th annual Golden Globes to have the last word 12 days before Trump is sworn into office.

During a night that saw “Moonlight,” “La La Land,” “The Crown” and “Atlanta” win big it was the next president of the United States that got the most attention.

Just minutes into the show, host Jimmy Fallon used his time on stage to take digs at Trump after he was forced to improvise for the first few minutes of the show due to a broken teleprompter.

Once his script was up and running, Fallon called the Golden Globes “one of the few places left where America still honors the popular vote.” That, though, isn’t quite true. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a collection of 85 members, has its own methods of selecting winners.

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Fallon often used the President-elect as a punchline, even comparing him to belligerent and cruel “Games of Thrones” King Joffrey, but Meryl Streep changed the tone of the evening when she launched into a somber speech about Trump.

Streep said Trump’s behavior “sank its hooks in my heart” and she slammed what she called Trump’s “instinct to humiliate.” She asked for a “principled press to hold Trump [accountable]” and to call him out “for every outrage.” Her comments were met with applause, tears and support by her fellow actors in the audience. Actor Chris Pine called her speech the “best message of tonight.”

Hugh Laurie, accepting his award for best supporting actor in a limited series or TV film for “The Night Manager,” speculated that this would perhaps be the last Golden Globes ceremony.

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“I don’t mean to be gloomy, but it has the words ‘Hollywood,’ ‘foreign’ and ‘press’ in the title,” Laurie said, explaining his pessimism about the awards surviving the Trump era. He added that some Republicans don’t even like the word “association.”

He accepted his award “on behalf of psychopathic billionaires everywhere.”

The night’s top winner was Damien Chazelle’s lauded Los Angeles musical “La La Land,” which took home seven awards. Ryan Gosling won for best actor in a musical or comedy, and “La La Land” composer Justin Hurwitz won best score and its lyricists, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, won for best original song, “City of Stars.”

Meanwhile, “Moonlight” won the award for the best motion picture drama.

Casey Anthony won best actor in a motion picture drama for “Manchester by the Sea,” and Isabelle Huppert won best actress in a motion picture drama for “Elle.”

Viola Davis won best supporting actress for “Fences,” and British actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson took best supporting actor for his performance in Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals.”

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On the TV side, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” took home the best miniseries award, as well as an award for Sarah Paulson.

Donald Glover looked visibly surprised when his FX series “Atlanta” won best comedy series over heavyweights like “Veep” and “Transparent.”

Other winners were Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”) and Billy Bob Thornton (“Goliath”).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Sofia Vergara makes NSFW joke at Golden Globes

Sofia Vergara made a very cheeky joke during the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night.

Sofia Vergara made a very cheeky joke during the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night.

The “Modern Family” star took the stage to introduce Sylvester Stallone’s three daughters — Sophia, 20, Sistine, 18, and Scarlet, 14 — as this year’s Miss Golden Globes.

Vergara couldn’t help but sneak in a raunchy joke while introducing the sisters.

“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has an anal tradition,” the actress said while appearing to pretend to be embarrassed. “I didn’t mean…They have an anus tradition. They have a tradition that they do every year of choosing a second-generation performer to assist in the presentation of the awards.”

The Twitterverse immediately lit up with fans questioning whether Vergara’s NSFW mispronunciation was a mistake or on purpose. But Vergara quickly put those rumors to rest writing on Instagram, “I look lonely back stage but I was just trying to come up with my an*s joke hahhahha!!!!#goldenglobes2017 #itsallaboutentertaining.”

She concluded, “To fulfill the duties of Miss Golden Globe tonight are the three talented and beautiful daughters of Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin.”