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Octavia Spencer to receive honor from Producers Guild

Nov. 8, 2019 1:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Producers Guild of America will honor Octavia Spencer for her work behind-the-camera at its 2020 awards show. Spencer, who was among the producers of last year's best picture Oscar winner "Green Book," will receive the Visionary Award at the Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 18. The...

Reaction to the death of actress Diahann Carroll

Oct. 4, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Oscar-nominated actress Diahann Carroll, who died Friday at age 84. "She was a mentor, trailblazer and dynamic talent that single handed integrated the Union by demanding to have a black hairdresser do her hair on her groundbreaking show "Julia." My deepest s...

Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies

Oct. 4, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died. She was 84. Carroll's daughter, Susan Kay, told The Associated Press her mother died Friday in Los Angeles of cancer....

Dual-tone gowns of pink and red ruled the Emmys carpet

Sep. 23, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Did someone send a memo? Taraji P. Henson, Zoe Kazan, Susan Kelechi Watson, Mandy Moore and Marisa Tomei all showed up to the Emmys in two-tone looks of pink and red that stood out on the awards' purple carpet. The dual tones were the strongest trend among the women on Sunday night, where...

Inspiring speeches on diversity, equal pay rule Emmy night

Sep. 23, 2019 3:52 AM EDT

Emmy night is always a chaotic mix of the humorous, the emotional and the inspirational, mixed with some major sequins and glitter. And on this Emmy night, all those elements came together in one glorious moment: Billy Porter's win as best actor in a drama for "Pose," the first openly gay actor to win the award....

Pink and red combos, Hollywood gold on the Emmys carpet

Sep. 23, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus stunned in classic Hollywood gold, Zendaya donned an emerald silk gown with a provocative corset top and Kerry Washington went for sparkly black tuxedo pants on the Emmy Awards' purple carpet, where pink-and-red combination looks and glittery chokers were plentiful. "The...

The Latest: Stars party at gala Emmy or no Emmy

Sep. 23, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 71st annual Emmy Awards, being presented at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 9:11 p.m. No Emmys, no problem. Winners and losers party afterward. Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown and their "This Is Us" co-stars made their way to the post show...

'When They See Us' honors real Central Park 5 at Emmys

Sep. 22, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The searing TV series on the plight of the Central Park Five created a memorable Emmy moment Sunday when the five exonerated men stood and were honored at the awards show. The four-part Netflix series explores the true story of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were coerced...