Judges seal warrants related to arrest of 'Bachelor' star

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Applications for warrants that allowed police to arrest "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules after a fatal crash and to obtain his blood and urine samples will be sealed indefinitely under rulings issued Friday. The release of warrant documents could jeopardize the investigation into Monday's accident and undermine Soules' right to a fair trial, two judges said in similar rulings.

Trump tax plan stands to benefit the man in the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Among the likely winners in President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan would be a real estate developer turned reality TV star who now happens to occupy the White House. The one-page proposal released Wednesday seems sure to benefit the president's businesses.

Nielsen's top programs for April 17-23

NEW YORK (AP) -- Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "NCIS," CBS, 13.33 million. 2. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 11.19 million. 3. "Bull," CBS, 10.32 million. 4. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 10.16 million. 5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 9.9 million. 6. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 9.57 million. 7. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 9.44 million. 8. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 8.85 million. 9.

Ex-reality TV star arrested in Phoenix for car theft, drugs

PHOENIX (AP) -- A former reality television star has been arrested in Phoenix for alleged vehicle theft and drug possession. Phoenix police say 31-year-old Jacob Harris was released on his own recognizance Monday after his initial court appearance. He faces a May 5 status conference. Harris was on Discovery channel's "Deadliest Catch" series. According to court documents, Harris traveled from Washington state to Arizona with a female companion and was staying at a Phoenix hotel.

'Survivor' contestant who outed competitor loses his job

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- "Survivor" contestant Jeff Varner who outed fellow competitor Zeke Smith as transgender on Wednesday night's episode of the CBS reality competition has been fired from his real estate job. The Greensboro News & Record (http://bit.ly/2p5NiVA ) reports Varner was fired on Thursday from Allen Tate Realtors because he was "in the middle of a news story that we don't want anything to do with.

Fire burns 2 LA houses, including home of Swedish TV star

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Five people were injured, two critically, and a pet cat was killed when flames ripped through a hillside home and then spread to a neighboring house early Thursday in Los Angeles, authorities said. One house was the home of Swedish reality TV star Gunilla Persson, who escaped along with her elderly mother, Iris, and daughter, Erika, 14.

'Survivor' contestant outs fellow competitor as transgender

"Survivor" contestant Zeke Smith was outed as transgender by fellow competitor Jeff Varner on Wednesday night's episode of the CBS reality competition. The move has prompted online criticism and condemnation by a major LGBT rights group. Varner made accusations of "a deception" before revealing that Smith is transgender on the episode. Varner was immediately criticized by other players. He repeatedly apologized, but was voted out of the competition.

MTV to revive 'Fear Factor' stunt competition series May 30

NEW YORK (AP) -- Be very afraid. MTV says it is reviving the stunt competition series "Fear Factor." Ludacris will host the new series, which premieres May 30, MTV announced Wednesday. The new "Fear Factor" promises to "hit on youth tension points" with challenges like "Roach-ella," ''Trap Queen" and personal cellphone rescues at heights of over 100 feet.

Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt expecting first child

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former reality TV stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are expecting their first child. The couple tells US Weekly that Montag is 12 weeks along and the baby is due on Oct. 19. Montag says she's glad she and Pratt took their time before trying to conceive.

Harry Connick Jr. to sing national anthem at Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Harry Connick Jr. knows his way around a racetrack, having watched the horses with his dad at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. The Grammy and Emmy award-winning entertainer will make it to horse racing's biggest stage next month when he sings the national anthem at the Kentucky Derby.

Nielsen's top programs for April 3-9

NEW YORK (AP) -- Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 3-9. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Gonzaga vs. North Carolina, CBS, 23.01 million. 2. "NCAA Pre-Game," CBS, 14.08 million. 3. "NCIS," CBS, 13.83 million. 4. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 12.6 million. 5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 11.64 million. 6. "Bull," CBS, 11.1 million. 7. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 10.47 million. 8.

Climate change a character in Discovery's 'Deadliest Catch'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Climate change is one of the main characters in the new season of "Deadliest Catch," with the crab fishermen in one of Discovery's most enduring and popular shows forced to deal with a sudden warming of the Bering Sea that chases their prey into deeper, more dangerous water. That leads the adventure series into its own uncharted waters. The show's 13th season debuts Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.

John Legend to voice, produce a virtual reality series

NEW YORK (AP) -- Fresh off his co-starring role in "La La Land," John Legend is trying another medium: virtual reality. Legend will executive produce and lend his voice to the title character of the upcoming Baobab Studios series "Rainbow Crow." The production company was to announce Legend's involvement Tuesday. The first installment of the series is to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month.

Kylie Jenner getting reality TV show called 'Life of Kylie'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kylie Jenner is getting an E! reality series of her own. The cable network has announced plans for a "Keeping up with the Kardashians" spinoff titled "Life of Kylie." E! says the eight-episode series will document the life of the 19-year-old makeup entrepreneur as she juggles being a celebrity, a businesswoman and a teen. The show is set to premiere this summer.

'Sons of Guns' reality TV star convicted of rape charges

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Former "Sons of Guns" reality TV star Will Hayden was convicted Friday of raping two girls in Louisiana. He faces a sentence of life in prison. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2oNLZdi) that Hayden's victims, a 15-year-old girl and a 37-year-old woman, cried and hugged in a Baton Rouge courtroom as the jury's unanimous verdicts were announced.

Film academy rules ineligible documentary series like 'O.J.'

NEW YORK (AP) -- In what has already been nicknamed "the O.J. rule," the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Friday declared documentary series ineligible for the Academy Awards. The new regulation, announced as part of a handful of tweaks in Oscar voting, follows the Oscar win in February for Ezra Edelman's acclaimed 467-minute-long "O.J.: Made in America." While few quibbled with its merits -- "O.J.

NC man guilty of murdering 4, including 'Top Model' hopeful

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina man has been convicted of murdering four people in two drug-related killings, including an aspiring model who appeared on a reality TV show. A Charlotte jury on Tuesday found 21-year-old Edward Sanchez guilty of four counts of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to life without parole for each death, plus another 13 years for attempted murder.