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'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' streaming seek Emmy Awards glory

Sep. 16, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The miniature statutes given at the Emmy Awards on Sunday can be an outsized boon to egos, careers and guessing games. Will “The Mandalorian” bow to “The Crown” as best drama series? Can the feel-good comedy “Ted Lasso” charm its way into...

Emmy host Cedric the Entertainer says stuffiness is banned

Sep. 15, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As busy as Cedric the Entertainer is with his sitcom “The Neighborhood” and other projects, he quickly said yes when asked to host his first major awards show. Then he sought advice on how to handle Sunday's Emmy ceremony, airing on CBS (8 p.m....

Tony Awards land hosts Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonald

Sep. 13, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-delayed Tony Awards have landed two impressive master of ceremonies: Tony- and Grammy-winning singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. will host a splashy TV special, and the awards will be hosted by Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning actor and singer Audra McDonald. ...

'SNL' hosts Rudolph, Chappelle win guest actor Emmy honors

Sep. 13, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Claire Foy, Courtney B. Vance, Maya Rudolph and Dave Chappelle won guest actor Emmys at Sunday's creative arts awards ceremony. On the drama series side, Foy was honored for “The Crown” and her reprisal of Queen Elizabeth II, the role that won her...

Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94

Sep. 09, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died. He was 94. Constantine died Aug. 31 at his home in Reading, Pennsylvania,...

Bob Odenkirk back on 'Better Call Saul' after heart attack

Sep. 08, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bob Odenkirk is back shooting “Better Call Saul," six weeks after having a heart attack. Odenkirk on Wednesday tweeted a photo of himself getting made up to play title character Saul Goodman in the AMC series,...

AP Emmy pundits favor 'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso' for honors

Sep. 08, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

Feeling lucky, Mr. Mandalorian? How about you, Duke of Hastings? The Emmys tend to field an eclectic group of contenders, and increasingly so as new platforms have expanded television's scope and sophistication. Versions of sci-fi and comic book epics...

Actor Ed Asner, TV's blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91

Aug. 29, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Asner, the burly and prolific character actor who became a star in middle age as the gruff but lovable newsman Lou Grant, first in the hit comedy “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and later in the drama “Lou Grant,” died Sunday. He was 91. ...

TV Academy revokes Cuomo's Emmy amid scandal, resignation

Aug. 24, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hours after leaving office, scandal-tainted former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo suffered another defeat Tuesday, losing the special Emmy Award he received last year for his daily, televised briefings on the coronavirus pandemic. The International Academy...

Christina Applegate reveals she has multiple sclerosis

Aug. 10, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

Emmy Award-winner Christina Applegate has announced that she has multiple sclerosis, describing her diagnosis as a “tough road.” The 49-year-old actor known for her roles in “Married... with Children” and “Dead to Me,” said in a tweet late Monday that she was...