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Kenan Thompson of 'SNL' to host Sept. 12 Emmy Awards

Aug. 09, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kenan Thompson will host next month's Emmy Awards. “Being a part of this incredible evening where we honor the best of the television community is ridiculously exciting, and to do it on NBC – my longtime network...

Nicki Minaj to get Video Vanguard Award at MTV Awards

Aug. 08, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj will receive the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Awards later this month, joining such previous winning music luminaries as Madonna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliott. Minaj, who has won five MTV trophies for such hits as...

Producer Janet Yang elected president of film academy

Aug. 02, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Producer Janet Yang has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group’s board of governors announced Tuesday, making her the first Asian American to lead the film academy. Yang, the 66-year-old producer of “The Joy Luck...

Will Smith posts an apology video for slapping Chris Rock

Jul. 29, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith has again apologized to Chris Rock for slapping him during the Oscar telecast in a new video, saying that his behavior was “unacceptable” and that he had reached out to the comedian to discuss the incident but was told Rock wasn't ready. “There is...

Aronofsky, Iñarritu films set for Venice Film Festival

Jul. 27, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale,” the Marilyn Monroe drama “Blonde,” Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” and Luca Guadagnino’s “Bones and All,” with Timothée Chalamet, will all have their world premieres in competition at the Venice...

Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X, Kendrick Lamar top MTV VMA nominees

Jul. 26, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X and Kendrick Lamar are top contenders with seven nominations at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Tuesday that Lil Nas X and Harlow earned multiple nominations for their collaborative hit “Industry Baby,” which is...

Taurean Blacque, actor on 'Hill Street Blues,' dead at 82

Jul. 22, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taurean Blacque, an Emmy-nominated actor who was known for his role as a detective on the 1980s NBC drama series “Hill Street Blues,” has died. He was 82. Blacque’s family announced in a statement Thursday that Blaque died in Atlanta following a brief...

Gamecocks' Aliyah Boston: Turned down late invite by ESPYS

Jul. 20, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Consensus college women's basketball player of the year Aliyah Boston turned down a late invitation to the ESPYS awards show, saying the offer was even more hurtful than not being asked to attend. Boston helped the South Carolina Gamecocks win the NCAA title...

Academy of Country Music Awards head to Texas on Prime Video

Jul. 19, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Academy of Country Music Awards is heading south to Texas next year as they return to exclusively live-streaming on Amazon Prime Video in 2023. The country music awards show will be held on May 11 at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, an indoor...

Staley upset Gamecocks' Aliyah Boston not invited to ESPYs

Jul. 18, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Dawn Staley has called out ESPN and its ESPY awards show for not inviting national player of the year Aliyah Boston to its ceremonies on Wednesday night. Staley mused publicly on social media how the people who planning the ceremonies decided...