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John Schneider joins ‘Dancing with the Stars’ scheduled to premiere on Sept. 24

John Schneider joins ‘Dancing with the Stars’

  We already know from the “Dukes of “Hazzard” theme song that Louisiana resident John Schneider can straighten the curves and flatten the hills. But can he dance? We’re about to find out. Schneider was announced Wednesday (Sept. 12) as one of the 13 celebrities who will compete in the upcoming 27th season of the ABC competition series “Dancing with the Stars.” He will be paired with professional ballroom dancer Emma Slater. “I’m working on it,” Schneider said when…

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John Schneider Issues Statement After Burt Reynolds’ Death

  John Schneider has issued a statement on the passing of his friend, Burt Reynolds. “One of my most vivid memories as a sixteen-year-old was skipping school and climbing over a fence, finding someone with a radio, and talking myself onto the set of Smokey and the Bandit at the fairgrounds in Atlanta. Years later after The Dukes of Hazzard started, I had a friendship with Burt Reynolds and I cherished it. Years after that, I would go to Burt’s house for…

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Burt Reynolds dead at 82

  Burt Reynolds, who played the roll of Boss Hogg in the 2005 remake of ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’, featuring Willie Nelson, Jessica Simpson and Johnny Knoxville, died at age 82. The handsome film and television star is known for his acclaimed performances in Deliverance and Boogie Nights, commercial hits such as Smokey and the Bandit and for an active off-screen love life which included relationships with Loni Anderson and Sally Field. In a statement, his niece, Nancy Lee Hess, called his death “totally unexpected,”…

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John Schneider returns to music with ‘The Odyssey’

  “I had been out of the music business so long, I didn’t realize how much I missed it,” musician, singer and actor John Schneider says of “Ruffled Skirts,” the album that rekindled his passion to create music. The former star of “The Dukes of Hazzard,” says that record came out of the loss and struggle he and his friends and neighbors endured in the catastrophic 2016 Louisiana floods that virtually destroyed Schneider’s film and music studios. During the…

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Tom Wopat disinvited from Ripon festival

  Wisconsin native and former “Dukes of Hazzard” star Tom Wopat isn’t the guest of honor at a Ripon fall festival anymore. The chamber of commerce decided to disinvite Wopat from Septemberfest after the actor pleaded guilty in July to inappropriately touching two women. Wopat starred as Luke Duke in the 1980s series and grew up in Lodi, outside Madison. The Ripon Chamber of Commerce wanted Wopat to come to Septemberfest on Sept. 15 because of that local connection, said…

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Tom Wopat sentenced to one year probation
Tom Wopat gets one year probation

  Tom Wopat, Luke Duke from “The Dukes of Hazzard”, accused of groping cast members of a musical in Waltham in August 2017, was sentenced to probation on two counts of “annoying and accosting a person of the opposite sex,” the Middlesex district attorney’s office said. Wopat, 66, of New York, pleaded guilty to the charge in Waltham District Court and was sentenced to a year of probation and ordered to stay away from and have no contact with…

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John Schneider wants to do jail time

  John Schneider is asking the court to restore his jail sentence following his early release. The former Dukes of Hazzard star was sentenced to three days behind bars in the Los Angeles County Jail in June for failure to pay more than $150,000 in owed alimony payments to his ex-wife, Elvira “Elly” Schneider. The actor was released on the same day as his initial booking because of California’s overcrowded prison system, but his legal woes were not done with that. Schneider was also ordered to…

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Real General Lee for sale

  There’s a lot of General Lees out there, but few can lay claim to have actually be a part of the original Dukes of Hazzard series that ran on CBS from 1979-1985. From the crew over at the Volo Auto Museum comes news that one of the original 17 cars that were released by Warner Bros. back in 1991 has come up for sale. It’s located in California, and is the last remaining 1969 Dodge Charger 440 R/T that was used in the…

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John Schneider sent to jail

  Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider, who played Bo Duke on the famous series that ran from 1979 through 1985, was sentenced to three days in jail for failing to pay his estranged wife, Elvira Castle, alimony. Luckily for the 57-year-old actor, he was released from jail on Tuesday (June 12) after just serving five hours of his sentence due to overcrowding. Schneider excused his delinquency by explaining that he was unable to afford the alimony payments, blaming high levels…

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Don Pedro Colley dies at age 79

  We are sad to announce the passing of Don Pedro Colley who died after a very courageous battle with cancer. Don Pedro was a big man with a big voice, a big smile, a big laugh, and a big heart. He loved his role as Sheriff “Big Ed” Little on the “Dukes of Hazzard” as much as anything he ever did in his remarkably diverse life. He will be missed by his family, his friends, and his fans,…

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Tom Wopat arrested for indecent assault

  Tom Wopat, one of the Dukes in the Dukes of Hazzard, the 1980s TV comedy about good ol’ boys eluding the law, was arraigned Thursday on charges he groped a female cast member of the stage musical he was supposed to open in later Thursday. Wopat pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery and drug possession charges in Waltham, Mass., west of Boston, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s office. He was released on $1,000 bail and told…

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James Best “Rosco” dies at age 88

  James Best, the actor best known for his portrayal of bumbling yet endearing Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on TV’s “The Dukes of Hazzard,” died at 9:28 p.m. Monday April 6th 2015 after a brief illness and complications of pneumonia. He was 88.. Jimmie watched over the cast like a father figure to insure that everything that was done was correct and fair. His talent as an actor, director and artist made him a singular sensation – and the…

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