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Randy Rainbow, master satirist, vies with Goliaths for Emmy

Aug. 17, 2022 21:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Randy Rainbow is adored by the legendary Carol Burnett, and he is, what flimsy excuse could TV academy voters have to deny him an Emmy for his fourth nomination? Rainbow, who has raised musical parody to a political-satire art form, is again David facing...

Film academy apologizes to Littlefeather for 1973 Oscars

Aug. 15, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 50 years after Sacheen Littlefeather stood on the Academy Awards stage on behalf of Marlon Brando to speak about the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences apologized to her for the abuse she endured. ...

Rock icon Melissa Etheridge announces solo off-Broadway show

Aug. 15, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rocker Melissa Etheridge has found a new stage: The Grammy- and Oscar-winner will unveil a solo show mixing her music and stories off-Broadway. “Melissa Etheridge: My Window – A Journey Through Life” will play 12 performances only starting Oct. 13 at the...

Oscar winner Troy Kotsur awarded key to Arizona hometown

Aug. 12, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Troy Kotsur, who made history as the first deaf man to win an Academy Award, has been honored with a key to his Arizona hometown. Kotsur, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in March, was given the key Thursday in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, the city said...

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...