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Peter Aykroyd, Emmy nominated 'SNL' actor-writer, dead at 66

Nov. 22, 2021 16:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Aykroyd, an Emmy-nominated actor and writer on “Saturday Night Live” for the 1979-80 season who later worked with older brother, Dan, on everything from a TV show about the paranormal to such films as “Dragnet” and “Coneheads,” has died at age 66. ...

Emmy-winning Yankton man finds retirement job in hardware

Nov. 13, 2021 01:02 AM EST

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Sometimes, the road less traveled has some interesting turns. Emmy Award winner John McCuin has been quietly living in Yankton with his family for the last 10 years. Recently retired, he is currently spending more time at home and is also working at...

Dean Stockwell of 'Quantum Leap,' 'Blue Velvet' dies at 85

Nov. 09, 2021 17:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Dean Stockwell, a top Hollywood child actor who gained new success in middle age in the sci-fi series “Quantum Leap” and in a string of indelible performances in film, including David Lynch's “Blue Velvet,” Wim Wenders' “Paris, Texas” and Jonathan Demme's...

Indian creator of Int'l Emmy-nominated show hopeful of win

Nov. 09, 2021 00:11 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood director and ad maker Ram Madhvani’s internet series “Aarya” has already received plenty of love from viewers, along with widespread critical acclaim in India. On Nov. 22, Madhvani will know whether the first season of the crime thriller...

Greg Kinnear readies (again) for his Broadway debut

Nov. 03, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Kinnear was just a month away from making his Broadway debut in the play “To Kill a Mockingbird” when the pandemic shut theater down in March 2020. He's not giving up: Early next year, he'll try again. The two-time Emmy Award-winner and Oscar...

Showtime's 'Dexter: New Blood' tests monstrous family bonds

Nov. 03, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — America's favorite serial killer is hiding out in upstate New York when we finally catch up to him. The good news is he hasn't killed anyone in a decade. The bad news is his knife skills are still top-notch. Michael C. Hall, who plays the troubled hero...

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...