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March 28, 2003 | Greg Braxton
KCBS-TV Channel 2 is reviving its 4 p.m. newscast starting Monday to make the station more competitive in the late afternoon local news competition. "Judge Judy," which has been leading into the 5 p.m. news since 2000, will move to sister station KCAL-TV Channel 9 at 4 p.m., replacing KCAL's 4 p.m. newscast. Both stations will now have 5 1/2 hours of news, with no overlap. Harold Greene and Ann Martin will anchor the 4 p.m. newscast, while Drew Griffin and Gretchen Carr will anchor the 4:30 p.m.
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August 21, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before cleaning my desk off for vacation. The Skinny: Either I'm starting to lose it, or my digital video recorder has stopped listening to me. It was supposed to record the Fox Sports 1 show "Crowd Goes Wild" and "Breaking Bad" and, well, you know the rest. Oh, well, why should my DVR be any different from everyone else's I know. Wednesday's headlines include a dramatic exit at Fox News, a look at who makes what in TV and Google may want its own NFL package.
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April 8, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
The verdict is in: Judge Judy is staying on the bench for at least four more years. Judy Sheindlin has signed a new multiyear deal with CBS Television Distribution to continue her top-rated "Judge Judy" show through 2017. The show, now in its 17th season, averages more than 9 million viewers daily and is the top-rated daytime program. The judge's no-nonsense demeanor and frequent belittling of litigants have turned the show into a blockbuster hit. "Twenty-one is a terrific number," Sheindlin said in a statement.
SPORTS
June 5, 2013
Jim Harbaugh is a pretty quirky guy. Who could forget his appearance as Screech's cousin on "Saved by the Bell" back in the 1990s? So it should have come as no surprise to see the San Francisco 49ers head coach sitting next to his father, Jack Harbaugh, in the audience of Monday's episode of the "Judge Judy" TV show. A huge fan of the show, Harbaugh later told reporters that they attended the recording about a month-and-a-half ago. They also got to spend some time with star Judith Sheindlin before and after the show, eating lunch and playing cards ("She won," he said.
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June 5, 2013
Jim Harbaugh is a pretty quirky guy. Who could forget his appearance as Screech's cousin on "Saved by the Bell" back in the 1990s? So it should have come as no surprise to see the San Francisco 49ers head coach sitting next to his father, Jack Harbaugh, in the audience of Monday's episode of the "Judge Judy" TV show. A huge fan of the show, Harbaugh later told reporters that they attended the recording about a month-and-a-half ago. They also got to spend some time with star Judith Sheindlin before and after the show, eating lunch and playing cards ("She won," he said.
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August 21, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before cleaning my desk off for vacation. The Skinny: Either I'm starting to lose it, or my digital video recorder has stopped listening to me. It was supposed to record the Fox Sports 1 show "Crowd Goes Wild" and "Breaking Bad" and, well, you know the rest. Oh, well, why should my DVR be any different from everyone else's I know. Wednesday's headlines include a dramatic exit at Fox News, a look at who makes what in TV and Google may want its own NFL package.
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January 1, 2003 | Elizabeth Jensen
Judge Judy Sheindlin reaped a payout of $25 million a year for four years when she signed a new contract for her syndicated daily court show, "Judge Judy," according to the New York Post's Page 6. That figure would put her in the top pay ranks for TV performers. The big payday is presumably reward for the show's strong ratings; it led the field among the many court shows on the air. Spokesmen for Paramount Television, the show's distributor, weren't available for comment over the holiday.
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December 29, 2007 | From City News Service
A former senior producer of the "Judge Judy" show contends in a lawsuit that he was wrongfully fired for complaining that black litigants were being excluded from the syndicated TV series. In a complaint filed this week in L.A. Superior Court, Jonathan Sebastien is seeking unspecified compensatory and general damages from the show and CBS Paramount Network Television. Representatives for the program and Paramount could not be reached for comment.
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June 6, 1999 | ANN W. O'NEILL
Litigating lawyers . . . Objection, babe . . . Tricky winds It's bad enough to share a name with a dead president whose most famous quotation is "I am not a crook!" But wait, it gets worse for Richard A. Nixon. He charges in a lawsuit that acid-tongued Judge Judy made him look like a bad lawyer on television. Nixon's Los Angeles Superior Court suit seeks damages of $200,000 from Judge Judy Sheindlin, a production company and Spelling Corp. It alleges defamation and slander.
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June 3, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She's a gavel-wielding phenomenon who rules her TV courtroom with a no-nonsense style. But on Friday, Judge Judy occupied another seat in court: the witness stand. Her Honor, also known as Judith Sheindlin, was called to testify in a civil dispute involving producers Sandi Spreckman and Kaye Switzer, the professed creators of "The Judge Judy Show." The two have no argument with Sheindlin, but rather with their lawyer, Fred Fenster.
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May 13, 2013 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
The TV career of Edgar Allan Jones Jr. began with a phone call in early 1958 from a producer who needed to cast someone knowledgeable about the law. Although Jones taught law full time at UCLA, he was nervous at the prospect of auditioning: His only acting experience had been a walk-on part in a high school production of "Julius Caesar. " Several professional actors also vied for the job, but the role went to the amateur. Jones was cast as the judge on KABC-TV's "Traffic Court," one of the medium's earliest nonfiction courtroom shows.
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April 8, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
The verdict is in: Judge Judy is staying on the bench for at least four more years. Judy Sheindlin has signed a new multiyear deal with CBS Television Distribution to continue her top-rated "Judge Judy" show through 2017. The show, now in its 17th season, averages more than 9 million viewers daily and is the top-rated daytime program. The judge's no-nonsense demeanor and frequent belittling of litigants have turned the show into a blockbuster hit. "Twenty-one is a terrific number," Sheindlin said in a statement.
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November 6, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
The plaintiff - a young man - is angry, feeling violated and no longer willing to be the lover of the woman standing a few feet away. Their affair is a sordid one: He's her literary professor; she posted a humiliating sex video of him on YouTube. The rub: Their entanglement was sanctioned by the man's wife, a way to keep him sexually satisfied once motherhood left her unkempt - an idea that developed after she read the erotic bestselling novel "Fifty Shades of Grey. " And they're looking to Ana Maria Polo for resolution.
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July 15, 2012
Name Show Salary* Ratings* Pay-per-viewer Chelsea Handler "Chelsea Lately" $12 .718 $16.70 Anderson Cooper "360" (CNN show only) $6 .443 $13.54 David Letterman "Late Show" $31 3.2 $9.69 Jon Stewart "Daily Show" $14 1.7 $8.24 Bill O'Reilly "O'Reilly Factor" $16 2.8 $5.71 Craig Ferguson "Late Late Show"  $8.5 1.5 $5.67 Matt Lauer "Today" $25 4.6 $5.43 Judith Sheindlin "Judge Judy" $45 9 $5.00 Piers Morgan "Piers Morgan Tonight" $2 .49 $4.08 Maury Povich "Maury" $13 3.2 $4.06 Stephen Colbert "Colbert Report" $4.5 1.2 $3.75 Jimmy Kimmel "Jimmy Kimmel Live" $6 1.8 $3.33 Simon Cowell "The X Factor" $40 12.6 $3.17 Ellen DeGeneres "Ellen" $5 2.9 $1.72 Tyra Banks "America's Next Top Model" $4 2.4 $1.67 Tina Fey "30 Rock" $7.2 4.6 $1.57 Mehmet Oz "Dr. Oz" $4 3.3 $1.21...
BUSINESS
April 19, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Timothy Regler, an executive producer with "Judge Judy," has listed his house in Studio City at $4.495 million. The Mediterranean-style home, built in 2006, sits on a knoll in the Fryman Estates area and backs up to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The 5,454-square-foot home, which has an Old World ambience, features five en suite bedrooms, two additional bathrooms, a wine cellar, four fireplaces, a den, a family room and an elevator. The third-acre lot includes a swimming pool and a patio fireplace.
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April 15, 2012 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
The Hollywood studio "courtroom" of "Judge Judy" Sheindlin may seem inviting enough, but Hugo Escobedo Jr. looked like someone discovering a moment too late that he was in the lion's den and the head lion was about to bite his head off. During a taping, Escobedo, 18, was trying to persuade Sheindlin that he was not responsible for an accident in Houston that caused considerable damage to a car driven by 19-year-old Angelique Trump, who had filed...
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September 26, 1999 | ANN W. O'NEILL
Blue light special in court . . . Look out, Jack . . . Clearing the docket, big time. She rules her TV courtroom with a sharp mind and even sharper tongue. Judge Judy takes no guff. And so it was a few months ago at her debut as a witness in a civil case. Her Honor, also known as Judith Scheindlin, was called to give a deposition in a civil dispute involving the producers who "discovered" her. Kaye Switzer and Sandi Spreckman are alleging that Judge Judy was swiped out from under them.
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August 1, 1999 | SUSAN KING, Susan King is a Times staff writer
It was not the typical ruling that Judge Judy Sheindlin is asked to make when her husband, jurist Jerry Sheindlin, asked if she'd mind yet another TV competitor. The New York State Supreme Court judge had been approached about picking up the gavel for "The People's Court."
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May 9, 2011 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Oprah Winfrey, the monarch of daytime television, tapes her final episode this month. For 25 years, Winfrey, avatar of the national psyche and high priestess of the self-empowerment movement, has ruled the daytime airwaves by inviting celebrities and statesmen to her couch for friendly tête-à-têtes watched by millions of loyal followers. Already, members of TV's royalty are plotting to seize Winfrey's crown. Katie Couric is marshaling an insurgency. Anderson Cooper has staked a beachhead.
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September 25, 2010
'Judge Judy' tops 'Oprah' "Judge Judy" won a ratings verdict over "Oprah" last season to rank No. 1 among daytime series. According to Nielsen figures, Judy Sheindlin's courtroom show averaged 6.3 million daily viewers, compared with 5.7 million for Oprah Winfrey's talk show. "Judge Judy" became the first show to knock "Oprah" out of the top spot in a decade — and it was "Judge Judy" that did it the last time too. Winfrey relied on more reruns than usual last season, which affected her ratings.
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