Entertainment

  Marybeth Byrd advances to top 11 of The Voice

Armorel’s Maybeth Byrd sang Vince Gill’s “Go Rest High on That Mountain,” in tribute to her late grandfather who passed away before her journey on NBC’s The Voice.

Memphis band’s music featured in ‘Bluff City Law’ promo

‘Bluff City Law’ takes on the Catholic Church in episode 9

It’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse’s 91st ‘birthday’

  ‘Ford v Ferrari’ speeds to No. 1; ‘Charlie’s Angels’ fizzles

Dream Job Alert: Get paid $1,000 to watch Hallmark Christmas movies

Happening this weekend in Region 8

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Taylor Swift banned from early music for AMAs performance, Netflix documentary

Dave Grohl rocks it on Sesame Street for show’s 50th season

Zac Brown Band bringing “Owl Tour” to Arkansas

  Disney Plus racks up 10 million subscribers, adds warning to some older shows

Elton John farewell tour coming to Arkansas

  ‘We love you, Alex’: Trebek chokes up over ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant’s heartfelt answer

’Bluff City Law’ episode 8 to feature an unexpected guest

On “Bluff City Law” Monday, we finally meet Emerson’s mother. She’s the woman Elijah Strait had an affair with.

Studio on the Square to show Indie Memphis films in 2020

Malco Theaters and Indie Memphis are partnering to create a one of a kind theater for Memphis.

Christmas at the Park coming to life

The new Christmas at the Park at Joe Mack Campbell Park in Jonesboro is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Studio on the Square announces renovations, new Indie Memphis Cinema

Indie Memphis and Malco Studios Inc. are teaming up to bring an Indie Memphis Cinema to Midtown, according to the Memphis Business Journal.

Marybeth Byrd advances to the live shows of The Voice

  Memphis experiences incredible national exposure over past year

Josh Kelly talks episode 7 of ‘Bluff City Law’ where Collierville serves as the backdrop

Cher tour making a stop in Arkansas

  Apple TV Plus joins streaming wars

It’s a Halloween miracle: My Chemical Romance announces reunion show

Journey to play at FedExForum in 2020

Classic rock group Journey will make their way to FedExForum in 2020.

  FedExForum offering parking and breakfast for fans attending ESPN’s College GameDay

FedExForum is offering options for parking, breakfast, drinks and restrooms as fans head to Beale Street for ESPN's College GameDay.

First African American woman crowned Miss Mississippi USA 2020

Asya Branch, a student at Ole Miss from Booneville, was crowned as the first African American Miss Mississippi USA.

  Jeers for Harvey Weinstein at NYC actors showcase

Harvey Weinstein was mocked from the stage and jeered by attendees at a New York City actors showcase this week.

  Couple finds 3.29-carat brown diamond at Arkansas diamond park

Pat Choate and her husband, John, have visited the park several times over the years, even finding five diamonds before. But their biggest find came Tuesday when Pat spotted a 3.29-carat brown diamond.

Haunted house offers $20k to anyone who finishes ... but no one has

The McKamey Manor is offering $20,000 to anyone who can finish the haunted house tour.

Riverside Drive closing Thursday through the weekend for RiverArtsFest

Starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Riverside Drive will close between Jefferson and Georgia.

  Netflix announces it will crack down on password sharing in the future

Netflix is looking to crack down on sharing account passwords in the future.

Guy at Tool concert asks Eddie Van Halen to take his picture; he has no idea who it is

To be fair, at 64, the elder Van Halen is less recognizable than he was at the height of his career in the 1980s.

  Final ‘Star Wars’ trailer premieres on Monday Night Football

The third and final trailer for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” premiered during Monday Night’s game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets.

Quiet Riot drummer reveals stage 4 cancer diagnosis

Frankie Banali made the announcement on the Facebook page of radio personality and podcaster Mitch Lafon.

  Vinyl records expected to outsell CDs in 2019 for the first time since 1980s

The co-owner of Roundabout Music Company said many people from various generations visit her store to buy old records.

  Stars hit the red carpet at Pearl Harbor for ‘Midway’ film

The event was invitation-only, and featured some of the film’s all-star cast.

Friday Night Smackdown coming to Memphis

The first Friday Night SmackDown of 2020 will be live in Memphis on Friday, January 3.

  NEA Game Fest benefits The Children’s Shelter

The NEA Gamer’s Guild wants everyone to come out and unplug at the NEA Game Fest, and it all benefits a very important organization here in Northeast Arkansas.

Opry Entertainment Group, Gray TV announce Circle, a new country lifestyle network

Circle will feature original programming centered around artists and their lives on and off the stage. Its lineup includes the return of a weekly broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry, the show that made country music famous.

  Southland announces end to an era; greyhound racing to be phased out by 2022

Southland Casino Racing has announced it will be phasing out greyhound racing.

Deck the halls! Blue Bell releases Christmas Cookies Ice Cream

The ice cream company says it has increased production “to meet the unbelievable demand” for the flavor.

‘Tarzan’ actor Ron Ely’s wife killed; son shot by deputies

"Tarzan" actor Ron Ely's wife was stabbed to death in their Southern California home by their son, who deputies found outside the house and fatally shot, authorities said Wednesday.

  Proposed ordinance for entertainment district has mixed reactions

Citizens are buzzing with talk over a newly formed ordinance that would allow for an entertainment district to be in their downtown.

  Group of people gets dangerously close to bear in the Smokies

A passerby caught the encounter on camera.

  Justin Timberlake, Timbaland surprise students at Stax Music Academy

Justin Timberlake partnered with Levi’s on the Levi’s Music Project. Together, they donated a state-of-the-art songwriting lab to the school where students can hone their songwriting skills.

Google debuts Pixel 4 phone, wireless earbuds with AI

The Pixel 4 phone promises to respond to AI queries even faster than before, while a home Wi-Fi system is getting the AI features for the first time.

  Giant pumpkin weighing nearly 1 ton sets California record

Leonardo Urena of Napa won $15,000 Monday when his pumpkin logged 2,175 pounds (986 kilograms).

  ‘Joker’ tops box office again, beats ‘Addams Family’

The R-rated comic book villain origin story had a phenomenal second weekend at the box office, topping the charts once more over newcomers such as the animated "The Addams Family" and the Will Smith action pic "Gemini Man."

Happening this weekend in Region 8

There’s something happening for everyone this weekend in Region 8

  FOA uses upcoming musical to help those in foster care

The Foundation of Arts in Jonesboro is using the theme of an upcoming musical to help those in foster care.

Library asks for extra police protection for trans author

The Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library has asked for police presence for an upcoming public event with author Meredith Russo.

  Fall break brings record highs to passenger numbers at Memphis International Airport

Even with an unprecedented amount of passengers, the airport said the lines at security Thursday were no longer than 15 minutes long.

A Maui family’s world record avocado made guacamole enough for 20

The seeds actually came from a family member in Kailua.

Eagles announce ‘Hotel California’ tour with orchestra and choir

The band will perform the 1976 Grammy-winning album from “beginning to end."

Alex Trebek says he’s not afraid to die as he faces stage 4 cancer

Trebek, who’s hosted "Jeopardy!" for 35 years and more than 8,000 episodes, is undergoing chemotherapy for stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

‘Bluff City Law’ star Jayne Atkinson talks episode 3

Jayne Atkinson, who plays Della, stopped by WMC Action News 5’s studio ahead of the premier of episode 3 - which includes Elijah helping Jake free an innocent man.

.38 Special and Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Larry Junstrom dies at 70

Larry Junstrom helped found Lynyrd Skynyrd before joining .38 Special.

  Grandmother and grandson more than halfway finished visiting all national parks in the US

After nearly 10 years apart, the two are making up for lost time with an epic road trip.

‘Joker’ laughs its way to October box office record

Warner Bros. said Sunday that "Joker" grossed an estimated $93.5 million in ticket sales from 4,374 screens in North America.

Ginger Baker, Cream’s volatile drummer, dies at 80

Baker wielded his blues power and jazz technique to help break open popular music and become one of the world's most admired and feared musicians.

Wedding crasher Rod Stewart sings at couple’s Las Vegas nuptials

A British couple got a big surprise during their Las Vegas wedding this week when Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer Rod Stewart showed up unannounced at the ceremony at Caesars Palace.

‘Fixer Upper’ stars Chip, Joanna Gaines to open Texas hotel

The next redo project for former "Fixer Upper" TV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines will be a Texas hotel

  Huntsville man wins $1M surprise from Publishers Clearing House

Publishers Clearing House surprised Jason Lawler with his $1 million sweepstakes prize.

The 2020 Australian Firefighters Calendar is heating up and has a lot more to offer this year

Cooler weather is just around the corner, but the Australian firefighters are heating things up! For the first time, the world-famous calendar features firefighters from around the globe.

  One year from today, you will need the new ‘REAL ID’ to fly

You’ve been warned. Exactly one year from today, you will not be able to fly in the U.S. without either a passport, or the new Real ID.

Armorel woman has four chairs turned on The Voice

Another person from Region 8 has made it to the next round of The Voice on NBC.

  Memphis leaders hopeful exposure from NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’ will boost city’s already booming tourism industry

In a city that already sees millions of tourists annually, the hope is the show will bring even more.

Jessye Norman, international opera star, dead at 74

Jessye Norman died Monday morning from septic shock and multi-organ failure secondary to complications of a spinal cord injury she had sustained in 2015.

VIDEO: Cowboys fans 'parade’ down Bourbon Street with team owner Jerry Jones

Did the Who Dat Nation really allow this???

  Two-time cancer survivor skydives at 75

It was an adventurous birthday for an East Texas woman at the age of 75, inspiring her family by living life to the fullest. A 2-time survivor of cancer, Mary Outland decided to live out something on her bucket-list. Sky-diving.

  Downtown Jonesboro BBQ festival seeing lots of people

The 11th Annual Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Festival has officially kicked off.

Metallica’s James Hetfield enters rehab; tour dates canceled

Three of the heavy metal band's members posted a statement on Twitter Friday announcing the decision and apologizing to fans.

Third man charged with drug counts in Mac Miller’s death

Court documents show Stephen Walter is suspected of selling counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl that Miller possessed before he died last September.

  Northern lights to dip into America’s heartland this weekend

Weather permitting, the aurora borealis could be visible as far as south as Iowa in the middle of the country.

Disney Cruise plans new trips from New Orleans to Bahamas, Caribbean

Disney Cruise Line will return to New Orleans with trips to the Bahamas and Caribbean, including visits to Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

  Festival preps for safety

The countdown is underway for Jonesboro’s Downtown BBQ Festival with expected great food and entertainment.

  15 guns seized during filming of music video; 8 arrested

Police arrived to find a group of people waving guns in the middle of the street.

NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’ premiere includes many of Memphis’ iconic spots

Patrice Bates Thompson couldn’t contain her excitement Monday night seeing her beloved Four Way Grill in Soulsville front and center on NBC’s “Bluff City Law.”

Cowboys vs. Saints is hottest - most expensive - ticket in the NFL

When the Dallas Cowboys come to New Orleans for a primetime showdown against the Saints on Sunday night, tickets will at a premium.

  Crowds gather to see Memphis on national TV with ‘Bluff City Law’

The crowd gasped at the big reveal of episode one and applauded when it was over.

Iowa State fan’s beer money plea earns children’s hospital a cool $1 million so far

On an ESPN College Game Day’ broadcast, Carson King held up a sign saying “Busch Light supply needs replenished” and included his Venmo username.