- ‘Pocket drones’: U.S. Army developing tiny surveillance tools for the next big war
- Belgian cafe posts sign: Dogs allowed, but Jews stay out
- Gen. Dempsey: Pentagon studying Russian readiness plans not viewed ‘for 20 years’
- John McCain: Botched, two-hour execution of murderer is ‘torture’
- House GOP ready to move border bill
- Bomb squad called after live WWII artillery washes on Cape Cod beach
- HAYDEN: Intelligence, evidence and the case against Russia
- Ohio university quiz implies atheists are naturally smarter than Christians
- Rep. Henry Cuellar on border crisis: ‘Playing defense on the one-yard line’
- Activists vow to occupy fast-food restaurants to get higher pay
TV show ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ will test celebrities
Question of the Day
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new TV competition series that tests celebrities against the demands of military exercises will be produced for NBC.
“Stars Earn Stripes” is the working title of the show from veteran producers Dick Wolf (“Law & Order”) and Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Voice”). Nine celebrities from music, sports and Hollywood will be paired with trainers at a “top-notch, secret training facility,” the producers said in a statement Thursday.
The contestants will face weekly challenges such as hostage-rescue exercises or placing a laser target atop a mountain.
Burnett, who joined the British military at age 17 and served as a paratrooper, said celebrities and the audience will realize how “hard and scary” such tasks are.
An air date for “Stars Earn Stripes” wasn’t announced.
TWT Video Picks
Second- and third-stringers eye 2016 if front-runner stumbles
- 'We're coming for you, Barack Obama': Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL terrorists
- Russia shipping sophisticated weapons systems to Ukraine separatists
- NAPOLITANO: What if our democracy is a fraud?
- John McCain: Botched, two-hour execution of murderer is 'torture'
- Michelle Obama says money in politics is bad, asks donors for 'big, fat check'
- EDITORIAL: Detroit's water 'spigot bigots'
- Brian Kelly, Notre Dame ready for different route to title
- Ted Nugent loses second casino gig for 'racist remarks'
- Obama orders Pentagon advisers to Ukraine
- White House readies for House GOP impeachment push: 'Foolish' to ignore
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq