Yes, That Was Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington on ‘Shahs of Sunset’

Sunday night’s episode of “Shahs of Sunset” featured an unexpected cameo: Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who died by suicide on July 20. The rocker and his wife Talinda were guests as a party thrown by then-pregnant “Shahs” star Asa Soltan to welcome the coming birth of her son. At seven-and-a-half months, as Soltan stated on... Read more »

Creative Arts Emmys: Alexis Bledel, Jane Lynch Discuss Significance of Their Wins

Jane Lynch and Alexis Bledel were among the winners on night two of the Creative Arts Emmys to join reporters backstage to discuss their award-winning performances. Bledel said she felt “so grateful” to be part of a show like “The Handmaid’s Tale” due to its cultural impact. For Lynch, she joked about where she stores... Read more »

Consider Alternative Ways To Get To The Broncos Game

By Joel Hillan DENVER (CBS4) – Heading to a Broncos home game is always exciting, until you realize you have to get there. Some people will dole out cash for a rideshare service, but you then you get stuck with surge pricing. If you drive downtown for a game like Monday’s Broncos-Chargers matchup at the Broncos’ stadium, parking is nearly impossible to find and when you do it’s incredibly expensive. Our partners at WaytoGo are hoping to help you find other ways of getting to a game. Those include carpools, mass transit or evening taking a bike.
sports authority field at mile high Consider Alternative Ways To Get To The Broncos Game

Sports Authority Field at Mile High (credit: CBS)

Doug Rex, Interim Executive Director of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DrCOG) explains, “They do have bike racks scattered all around the stadium. I would suggest that is a tremendous option especially for someone within a five mile radius of the stadium.” CBS4 followed Ruth Korecki for a trip downtown using RTD Light Rail. “I have no issue with parking because I just get on the light rail. Going to a Broncos game, obviously the traffic is very great and trying to find a place to park is almost next to impossible.” She says after the game is great, too. “There’s a lot of people who take the light rail, the line forms, you show your ticket and you jump on the light rail. It takes you directly to where you need to be and it’s as easy as can be,” Korecki said. RTD also has BroncosRide buses to and from the game. Round trip will cost you just $9. For information on these and other options to get to the stadium visit CBSDenver.com/smartcommute. Joel Hillan anchors CBS4 This Morning on weekends as well as reports stories for CBS4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. Follow Joel on Twitter @joelhillan.

Toronto Film Review: ‘The Mountain Between Us’

An odd choice of American studio project from Israeli director — and two-time Oscar foreign-language nominee — Hany Abu-Assad (“Paradise Now,” “Omar”), “The Mountain Between Us” begins with a spectacular disaster, as a private plane crash-lands atop a snow-covered ridge in what’s known as the High Uintas Wilderness in northern Utah. It’s all downhill from there,... Read more »

Creative Arts Emmys: ‘Westworld,’ ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Nab Early Leads

“Westworld,” “Stranger Things,” and “Saturday Night Live” emerged as the early leaders in this year’s Emmy race after the second night of the 69th Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday. Heading into the Primetime Emmys on Sept. 17, the three shows are tied with five total wins each. “SNL’s” trophies include guest actor in a comedy... Read more »

Don Ohlmeyer, Producer and Executive Who Helped Revive NBC in 1990s, Dies at 72

Don Ohlmeyer, a longtime producer and executive who helped lead NBC’s “Must-See TV” revival in the 1990s, died Sunday at his home in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 72. Ohlmeyer’s death was announced by his longtime friend Al Michaels during the “Sunday Night Football” telecast on NBC. “He was truly special and one of a... Read more »

60 Minutes: Bannon Declares War On Trump’s GOP Critics

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Calling himself a ‘street fighter,’ former Donald Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon accused the Republican establishment of trying to “nullify the 2016 election” and told 60 Minutes he would wage war against the President’s critics within the Republican Party. In an exclusive 60 Minutes interview, he identified Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “and, to a degree, Paul Ryan,” among those trying to prevent Trump’s “populist, economic nationalist agenda to be implemented.” Bannon said he will hold them accountable if they don’t support Trump. When asked about his relationship with Trump, Bannon said they get along because they are both street fighters. “That’s why Donald Trump and I get along so well,” he told 60 Minutes. “I’m going to be his wing man outside for the entire time.” Bannon said he felt Trump’s request for Congress to come up with a plan to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was a mistake. He said it could cost Republicans their majority in the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections. “I’m worried about losing the House now because of this — because of DACA,” he said. “If this goes all the way down to its logical conclusion, in February and March it will be a civil war inside the Republican Party that will be every bit as vitriolic as 2013. And to me, doing that in the springboard of primary season for 2018 is extremely unwise.” Bannon also blasted White House aides who publicly distance themselves from the president’s response to Charlottesville — yet stick it out in the West Wing. He singled out Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn, saying, “If you don’t like what he’s doing and you don’t agree with it, you have an obligation to resign.” Bannon also used the “60 Minutes” interview to criticize the Roman Catholic church, after church leaders denounced Trump’s decision to end DACA. He said bishops “need illegal aliens to fill the churches.” Bannon, who is Catholic, said the bishops, “have an economic interest in unlimited immigration, unlimited illegal immigration. … This is not doctrine at all.”

North Korea Warns Of Harsh Response If New Sanctions Imposed

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea says it will make the United States pay a heavy price if a proposal Washington is backing to impose the toughest sanctions ever on Pyongyang is approved by the U.N. Security Council this week. The North’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement early Monday saying it is watching the United States’ moves closely and threatened it is “ready and willing” to respond with measures of its own. The United States has called for a vote Monday, New York time, on new U.N. sanctions against North Korea. Last Tuesday, the U.S. circulated a draft resolution proposing the toughest-ever U.N. sanctions on North Korea, including a ban on all oil and natural gas exports to the country and a freeze on all foreign financial assets of the government and its leader, Kim Jong Un. Security Council diplomats, who weren’t authorized to speak publicly because talks have been private, said the U.S. and China were still negotiating the text late Sunday. Previous U.N. sanctions resolutions have been negotiated between the United States and China, and have taken weeks or months. But the Trump administration is demanding a vote in six days. “The U.S. is trying to use the DPRK’s legitimate self-defensive measures as an excuse to strangle and completely suffocate it,” the statement said, using the acronym for North Korea’s formal name. “Since the U.S. is revealing its nature as a blood-thirsty beast obsessed with the wild dream of reversing the DPRK’s development of the state nuclear force which has already reached the completion phase, there is no way that the DPRK is going to wait and let the U.S. feast on it.” North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test a week ago and has been launching ballistic missiles at a record pace. Both are violations of U.N. resolutions, but Pyongyang claims it must carry them out to build nuclear deterrent against what it sees as U.S. aggression. Undaunted by the international criticism of its test, which Pyongyang says was of a hydrogen bomb, Pyongyang celebrated through the weekend, with concerts and banquets for the country’s nuclear scientists and engineers. Blocking textile exports and cutting off the flow of oil from China would potentially be crippling measures. North Korea gets nearly all of its oil supply from China, with a much smaller amount coming from Russia or the open market. According to a recent study by the Nautilus Institute think tank, a massive cutback in the flow of oil from China would definitely hurt the North Korean economy, and especially average citizens. But the report said the impact would likely be blunted on the military, which probably has enough fuel stockpiled to continue normal operations for the immediate future. Russian President Vladimir Putin recently expressed doubt over whether sanctions are an effective means of getting the North to stop its missile and nuclear testing, and China, harboring similar concerns, has repeatedly hesitated in the past to fully support U.S. sanction plans. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday also stressed the importance of diplomacy and offered to act as a facilitator if needed. “If our participation in talks is wanted, I will say yes immediately,” she said in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper that was published Sunday. The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany conducted long-running talks with Iran that led to a 2015 deal for international sanctions to be lifted in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear activities. “I could also imagine such a format to settle the North Korea conflict,” she said.