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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...

'Golden Girls' LA pop-up restaurant has the golden touch

Aug. 08, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Picture it: A vacant Beverly Hills bistro has been transformed into the set of a 1980s sitcom about four women living in Miami — but it's also a working restaurant. Reservations have been going fast at the newly opened The Golden Girls Kitchen. Some...

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....

Tony Dow, big brother Wally on 'Leave it to Beaver,' dies

Jul. 28, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Dow, who as Wally Cleaver on the sitcom “Leave It to Beaver” helped create the popular and lasting image of the American teenager of the 1950s and 60s, died Wednesday. He was 77. Frank Bilotta, who represented Dow in his work as a sculptor, confirmed...

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...

Partial list of Emmy Award nominees

Jul. 12, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Partial list of nominees for the 2022 prime-time Emmy Awards, announced Tuesday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. For the complete list, visit Emmys.com: Comedy Series: “Abbott Elementary”; “Barry”; “Curb Your Enthusiasm”; “Hacks”;...

New this week: 'Only Murders in the Building,' 'More Power'

Jun. 27, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — The biggest new movie streaming this week is “The Princess,” coming to Hulu on Friday,...

Director James Burrows looks back on his career in new book

Jun. 23, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Burrows loves sitcoms, and he should. The 81-year-old has directed more than 1,000 episodes of TV sitcoms, including fan favorites such as “Friends,” “Cheers,” and Will & Grace." He's also directed the pilot episodes for “Frasier,” “Two and a Half Men,”...

Ellen DeGeneres ends daytime show with plea for compassion

May. 26, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres brought her nearly two-decade daytime talk show to an end Thursday with a celebrity lovefest and a forceful assertion of her achievement as a gay woman daring to be herself. DeGeneres and guests Jennifer Aniston, Billie Eilish and Pink shared...