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TV This Week, Jan. 14-20: ‘Cocaine Godmother,’ ‘I Am Not Your …

SUNDAY

The new documentary “Trophy” details a new twist in wildlife conservation: Big-game hunting. 6 and 9 p.m. CNN

No whammy! The new special “Cover Story: Press Your Luck Scandal” tells the tale of the contestant who won big bucks by gaming the hit game show in the 1980s. 7 and 10 p.m. GSN

Jenna Coleman rules Britannia and Tom Hughes is Prince Albert, not in a can, on the return of the historical drama “Victoria” on “Masterpiece.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Tom Wopat Arrested for Indecent Assault and Cocaine – People

Tom Wopat, best known for playing Luke Duke in the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, has been arrested for indecent assault and battery in Massachusetts.

Police arrested the 65-year-old actor on a warrant on Wednesday at 10:53 p.m. and also charged him with cocaine possession at the time of the arrest, authorities tell PEOPLE.

According to TMZ, Wopat is starring in a production of 42nd Street in the town of Waltham and was accused of putting his hands down the pants of a woman connected with the show.

A Thursday morning post from Wopat’s Twitter account announced that it was the actor’s opening night in the musical. There was no mention of the arrest on his social media.

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New series ‘Snowfall’ tells birth of cocaine in Los Angeles

 

This image released by FX shows Malcolm Mays as Kevin, from left, Damson Idris as Franklin Saint and Isaiah John as Leon on FX’s new series “Snowfall.” The first season premiered Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (Mark Davis/FX via AP)

ATLANTA (AP) _ Filmmaker John Singleton remembered taking a ride through a section of a south Los Angeles neighborhood seeing security bars on every window and huge metal gates surrounding each home.

The recent drive instantly reminded Singleton about when residents in the area first took cautioned measures to guard their house to prevent home invasions during the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic.

“People made it almost like they were imprisoning themselves in their homes,” the Los Angeles native recalled. “In the early 80s, people started breaking into people’s houses. Crack really took hold back then. … But this

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With new show ‘Snowfall,’ John Singleton tells the story of how cocaine radically changed LA

For John Singleton, relief is not being part of the YouTube generation — or rather, not having to forge a career in the thick of it.

“I don’t think I could ever have accomplished what I have if I started now,” says Singleton, 49. “How do you break through the clutter, man? What everyone wants is to get their voice heard and by as many people as possible. But how do you quantify that in this world? I don’t know, I don’t know. It’s not for me.”

That’s not to say Singleton is inflexible to the shifts hitting Hollywood. The prolific producer-director, whose work often examines social issues, is having a late evening lunch at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown L.A. during a break from production on his latest project: a television series called “Snowfall.” It’s his second show this year.

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