Levar Burton gives “no comment” to TMZ about ‘Jeopardy!’ hosting gig

Sony Pictures Television/Jeopardy! Productions If you’re looking for any scoop about Levar Burton and his possible future as the host of Jeopardy! following Mike Richards‘ short stint, don’t ask the man himself.  The affable Star Trek: The Next Generation and Reading Rainbow star was tracked by a TMZ reporter to a Staples store in Los Angeles, where he asked Burton about the gig. “No comment,” a …

NYC Times Square Ferris wheel debuts for limited time

John Lamparski/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A limited-time Ferris wheel is opening in New York City’s Times Square Wednesday offering tourists and residents a new view of the city. The 110-foot-tall ride is in operation from Aug. 25 to Sept. 12. Times Square Alliance President Tom Harris called it “an incredible new way to enjoy …

Serena Williams withdraws from US Open

AELTC/Jed Leicester – Pool/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Tennis star Serena Williams will not compete in this year’s U.S. Open tournament, another setback in her quest to win her first Grand Slam title since giving birth to her daughter. Williams, who will turn 40 next month, announced on social media that a torn hamstring injury …

Josh Duggar’s attorneys want child pornography case dismissed

Photo by Washington County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images Attorneys for 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar have asked a judge to dismiss the child pornography case against him. E! News obtained copies of the filing, in which Duggar’s attorneys requested the court to dismiss both charges against him, that of possessing and receiving child pornography. His attorneys argue …

Scoreboard roundup — 8/24/21

iStock (NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL INTERLEAGUE Tampa Bay 3, Philadelphia 1 NY Yankees 5, Atlanta 4 Detroit 4, St. Louis 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE Seattle 5, Oakland 1 Chi White Sox 5, Toronto 2 Texas 7, Cleveland 3 LA Angels 14, Baltimore 8 Boston 11, Minnesota …

Tom Cruise’s helicopter makes emergency landing in UK family’s garden

Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs, George Pimentel/WireImage A family in Warwickshire, England got an unexpected visit from Tom Cruise when his helicopter landed in their garden. The 59-year-old actor, who is in the U.K. filming Mission Impossible 7, was forced to make the emergency landing while the nearby Coventry Airport was temporarily shut down, according to BBC News. …