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Mo Amer’s ‘Mo’ is a love letter to his heritage and hometown

Sep. 13, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Up-and-coming comedian Mo Amer was opening for Dave Chappelle in 2014 when the more established comedian made a suggestion: Amer should make a short film to introduce his act. “I started thinking about the short film. I put it together, I was obsessed. And then I...

Today in History: August 24, Mount Vesuvius erupts

Aug. 24, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2022. There are 129 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 24, A.D. 79, long-dormant Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in...

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...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 21-27

Aug. 15, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 21-27: Aug. 21: Guitarist James Burton (with Elvis Presley) is 83. Singer Jackie DeShannon is 81. Actor Patty McCormack (“The Ropers”) is 77. Singer Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams is 75. Actor Loretta Devine (“Boston Public”) is...

Steph Curry steps out of comfort zone as host of The ESPYS

Jul. 18, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry lets his play do the talking during the NBA season. Give him a mic as host of The ESPYS and some famous folks might finally be hearing trash talk from one of the league's best-liked players. Just how worried should the audience be Wednesday night...

Emmy surprises: 'Squid Game,' Dave Chappelle, 'This Is Us'

Jul. 13, 2022 03:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises. “This Is Us” and “black-ish” will walk away forever limply and Nathan Lane made history as the most-nominated best comedy guest actor in Emmy history. Here's our rundown. ...

'Succession' tops Emmy nominations, 'Squid Game' also scores

Jul. 12, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Succession” received a leading 25 Emmy nominations Tuesday, but the satirical drama about the rich and ruthless has a landmark rival in “Squid Game,” the first non-English language series to vie for television’s top honor. Netflix's “Squid Game,” a...