May 31, 2014 in Nation/World

Washington judge grants Casey Kasem’s daughter regular visits

From Wire Reports

Kasem in 2003
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A Washington state judge on Friday granted a daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem regular visits after she raised concerns about his well-being.

The ruling by Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Jennifer Forbes added another twist to the ongoing dispute between Kasem’s wife, Jean, and her stepdaughter, Kerri Kasem, who has said in legal filings that her father suffers from a form of dementia.

Kerri Kasem said in court that her father is suffering from bedsores along with lung and bladder infections.

Casey Kasem, who was not in court, gained fame with his radio music countdown shows, “American Top 40” and “Casey’s Top 40.” Now 82, he and his wife have been staying with family friends west of Seattle.

‘Jeopardy!’ champ reaches milestone

Julia Collins can count another “Jeopardy!” victory and another milestone.

The TV game show said Collins won her 20th game Friday, putting her alone in second place for most consecutive non-tournament victories.

When she scored her 19th win on Thursday, she was in a second-place tie with season 22 contestant David Madden.

The top “Jeopardy!” player is Ken Jennings, who won 74 straight games in season 21 for a total of $2.5 million in prize money.

Collins had raked in $428,100 as of Friday. She’ll be back on the pre-taped show Monday as she bids for win No. 21.

‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ canceled

“The Arsenio Hall Show” has been canceled because of low ratings, ending Hall’s late-night comeback bid after a single season.

Hall’s bid to re-create the success he enjoyed 20 years ago failed to find a big enough audience in the ever-crowded TV market.

CBS Television Production previously announced Hall’s show would be back for a second season, but faced the prospect of stations moving it to lesser time slots as ratings fell.

Man who ambushed Pitt is sentenced

A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.

Vitalii Sediuk entered the plea during a court appearance Friday afternoon, two days after he leaped from a fan area and made contact with Pitt at the “Maleficent” premiere. He was sentenced to three years of probation and a year’s worth of psychological counseling.

Sediuk, 25, was also ordered to stay away from Pitt’s partner, Angelina Jolie.

The birthday bunch

Actor Clint Eastwood is 84. Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Namath is 71. Actor Tom Berenger is 65. Actress Lea Thompson is 53. Actress Brooke Shields is 49. Actor Colin Farrell is 38.

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