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Michael Renzi, former 'Sesame Street' musical director, dies

Oct. 04, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Michael Renzi, who during a storied musical career worked with Peggy Lee, Mel Tormé, Lena Horne and some of the other biggest names in jazz and pop, and who for years was also the musical director of “Sesame Street,” has died. He was 80. Renzi...

Autopsy: Actor Michael K. Williams died of drug intoxication

Sep. 24, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Michael K. Williams died of acute drug intoxication in what New York City's medical examiner said Friday was an accidental death. Williams, known for playing Omar Little on “The Wire” and an Emmy Award nominee this year, had fentanyl,...

Emmy ratings up to 7.4 million viewers this year

Sep. 20, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmys accomplished what is becoming a rarity for awards shows these days, by actually increasing its viewership over the previous years. The Nielsen company estimated that 7.4 million people watched Sunday night's show, where the comedy “Ted...

Emmy Moments: Not the Pandemmys — but hardly normal, either

Sep. 20, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

OK, it definitely wasn’t the Pandemmys, or the Zoomemmys, or whatever you want to call last year’s virtual Emmy ceremony — with everyone at home, and visitors in hazmat suits showing up to bestow awards. This year was different — defiantly so. People were...

Emmys: ‘Crown,’ ‘Lasso,’ ‘Queen’s Gambit,' streaming triumph

Sep. 20, 2021 02:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix’s “The Crown” and “The Queen’s Gambit” combined with Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” to sweep top series honors at the Sunday’s Emmy Awards, a first for streaming services that cemented their rise to prominence in the television industry. ...

Emmys Latest: Sudeikis celebrates "big team win" for "Lasso"

Sep. 20, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

The Latest on The Emmy Awards in Los Angeles (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Jason Sudeikis took home best actor in a comedy series for his leading role in “Ted Lasso,” but the actor seemed more enthused to share the show’s victory with his...

Emmys: O-T Fagbenle rocks Nigerian look, Porter wears wings

Sep. 20, 2021 00:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michaela Jaé “Mj” Rodriguez wore vintage Versace Atelier in teal in an homage to Old Hollywood, her hair flowing down her back, and Billy Porter worked large wings on his black trouser look Sunday at the slimmed-down Emmy Awards. Coming less than a...

Emmys: Jean Smart pays tribute to late husband in speech

Sep. 20, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

Jean Smart held back tears while accepting the best actress in a comedy series Emmy for her role in “Hacks,” which she dedicated to her late husband. “Before I say anything else, I have to acknowledge my late husband who passed away six months ago yesterday,”...

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ wins best limited series Emmy Award, capping a sweep of the show’s top honors by streaming services

Sep. 19, 2021 23:14 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ wins best limited series Emmy Award, capping a sweep of the show’s top honors by streaming services.

List of Emmy winners includes Jean Smart, 'Ted Lasso' actors

Sep. 19, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

List of main winners at the Emmy Awards: Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso.” Drama series: “The Crown” Limited Series: “The Queen’s Gambit” Actress, Drama Series: Olivia Colman, “The Crown” ...