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Judy Tenuta, brash 'Goddess of Love' comedian, dies at 72

Oct. 06, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Judy Tenuta, a brash standup who cheekily styled herself as the "Goddess of Love” and toured with George Carlin as she built her career in the 1980s golden age of comedy, died Thursday. She was 72. Tenuta died Thursday afternoon at home in Los Angeles, with her...

Trevor Noah says he's exiting as host of 'The Daily Show'

Sep. 30, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah says that he's leaving “The Daily Show” as host, after seven years of a Trump and pandemic-filled tenure on the weeknight Comedy Central show. Noah surprised the studio audience during Thursday's taping, dropping the news after discussing his...

‘Abbott Elementary’ creator visits Kimmel, collects apology

Sep. 15, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Abbott Elementary” creator-star Quinta Brunson took revenge on Jimmy Kimmel's Emmy prank with one of her own, then collected an apology from the late-night host whose bit was criticized as rude and worse. Kimmel, who had distracted attention from Brunson's...

'Succession,' 'Ted Lasso' top Emmys; 1st time winners shine

Sep. 13, 2022 06:26 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Succession” and “Ted Lasso” topped the Emmy Awards on Monday, in a ceremony that touted the influence of TV and extended honors to global sensation “Squid Game” and winners who delivered messages of empowerment. The evening's uplifting tone, as...

74th Emmy Awards | Live News

Sep. 13, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

Follow along here for more on the night’s buzziest moments from the 74th Emmy Awards, coming to you live from the AP. —— ‘Succession,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ top Emmys; 1st time winners shine By LYNN ELBER The HBO drama “Succession”...

David A. Arnold, comedian of Netflix specials, dies at 54

Sep. 08, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David A. Arnold, a comedian who was a producer of the “Fuller House” reboot and the creator and showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “That Girl Lay Lay,” has died. He was 54. Arnold’s family said in a statement Thursday that the doctors “ruled the cause of...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 11-17

Sep. 06, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 11-17: Sept. 11: Actor Earl Holliman is 94. Comedian Tom Dreesen is 83. Movie director Brian De Palma is 82. Actor Lola Falana is 80. Drummer Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead is 79. Guitarist Leo Kottke is 77. Actor Phillip Alford (“To Kill...

Everything you need to know about the 2022 Emmys

Aug. 22, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Are you ready for some football? Fine, but the return of the NFL is why the 2022 Emmy Awards have been drop-kicked from their usual Sunday berth to Monday. Television's top awards rotate among the top four networks, and this year's broadcast home, NBC, has...

Actor and comedian Teddy Ray dies in Southern California

Aug. 13, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Teddy Ray, a comedian and actor who appeared on the HBO Max series “PAUSE with Sam Jay,” has died, authorities confirmed on Saturday. He was 32. The Riverside County Sheriff's Office and the county's coroner's office confirmed that the death of the...

Pat Carroll, Emmy winner and voice of Ursula, dies at 95

Jul. 31, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

Pat Carroll, a comedic television mainstay for decades, Emmy-winner for “Caesar’s Hour” and the voice Ursula in “The Little Mermaid,” has died. She was 95. Her daughter Kerry Karsian, a casting agent, said Carroll died at her home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on Saturday....