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Producer Norman Lear has set record for the oldest Emmy nominee
ABC/Eric McCandless (LOS ANGELES) -- Norman Lear, the 96-year-old creator of the TV classics All in the Family, The Jeffersons and One Day at a Time, among others, made history on Tuesday, becoming the oldest Emmy nominee at the time of his nomination. Lear, whose Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons, which aired on ABC in May, passed Carl Reiner, who was nominated for 2018's If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast. Reiner was also 96 at the time of his nomination, but Lear is eight months older. Live...
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Watch Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, James Corden and more rehearse some feline moves in 'CATS' first look
GILES KEYTE (LONDON) -- Before we get the first trailer for CATS on Friday, a new behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of the movie musical has been released. The "Look Inside" features the movie's stars -- including Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, and more -- discussing what being a part of the musical has meant to them, as we see scenes of them rehearsing on set. "I was cast in 1981, just before we opened," Judi Dench explains. "I snapped my Achilles tendon, and I thought that was my history with CATS. But it turns...
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'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland is engaged
Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage (LOS ANGELES) -- Modern Family star Sarah Hyland is officially off the market -- her boyfriend, Wells Adams, has popped the question, she announced on Tuesday. The 28-year-old actress posted a collection of photos on her Instagram page, along with the caption, "That can't eat, can't sleep, reach for the stars, over the fence, world series kind of stuff." The caption refers to a quote from Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's 1995 film, It Takes Two. Adams, 35, posted a video of the proposal, that included a photo montage of the couple, set to the Drew...
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Ava DuVernay says the most important "recognition" she received from 'When They See Us' was from "the men we chronicled"
Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix (NEW YORK) -- Ava DuVernay's critically acclaimed Netflix limited series on the Central Park Five -- now referred to as The Exonerated Five -- When They See Us has scored a stunning 16 Emmy nominations. Even though the series is in major contention for key Emmys, including Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special and Outstanding Limited Series, DuVernay tells ABC Radio the most important acknowledgement she received from producing the project was the response from the five men it centered on: Antron McCray , Kevin Richardson , Yusef Salaam , Raymond Santana and Korey...
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Jennifer Lopez debuts 'Hustlers' trailer on 'The Tonight Show'
Barbara Nitke/STX (NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Lopez leads an all-star cast in the upcoming movie Hustlers, and she chose Tuesday's Tonight Show to drop the first trailer. Following his monologue, host Jimmy Fallon facetimed Lopez, whose concert at New York's Madison Square Garden he attended the night before. After chatting about the show, the conversation turned to the movie, which opens nationwide September 13. "I'll give you a little tease? J-Lo replied, before dropping about 45 seconds of the trailer. The full trailer debuted online immediately after that. Hustlers, which is inspired by a 2016 New York Times Magazine article,...
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Host Joel McHale genuinely wants contestants to win money on 'Card Sharks '
ABC/Eric McCandless (NEW YORK) -- The premise may be simple, but the prizes are extraordinary. Joel McHale hosts the new revival of Card Sharks on ABC, a game show where contestants face a row of playing cards and have to guess if the next card is higher or lower than the previous one. If they guess correctly, they could win hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes. “I want to help them get the money,” McHale tells ABC Radio of his hosting style. “And also I’m not a jerk about it, like, ‘No, you’re wrong, go home!’ I don’t do,...
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Director Jon Favreau and cast talk live-action 'The Lion King' in ABC special tonight
Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney (LOS ANGELES) -- Just like he did for Disney's 2016 The Jungle Book remake, director Jon Favreau wrote down what he remembered about the 1994 animated classic The Lion King. Then, he attempted to add to its legacy. "We had to hit those moments that people knew so well," Favreau tells ABC's Robin Roberts tonight in the primetime special The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight. But Favreau was also aware that he had to "take it a step further, update it and not just make the same movie again."Favreau...
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Emmy nominations 2019: Snubs and surprises
"Schitt's Creek" (L-R) O'Hara, Levy/Pop TV (LOS ANGELES) -- The morning of the Emmy nominations ceremony is always thrilling for some -- and a terrible letdown for others.The cast and crew of Game of Thrones are undoubtedly celebrating, as the HBO series earned 32 nominations, the most for any program in a single season. But while GOTs success wasn't a surprise, there were others: SurprisesSchitt's Creek, a POP TV series that has developed a cult following, picked up four nominations, including best comedy series, and individual nods for stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara.Amazon's Fleabag, a series created by its...
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'Stranger Things' star Caleb McLaughlin says season four isn't a sure thing
Netflix (NEW YORK) -- The third season of Stranger Things, which premiered July 4, may have produced record numbers for Netflix, but according to Caleb McLaughin, who plays Lucas on the series, a fourth season isn't a sure thing. "It’s all up to the Duffers and the writers if they want to keep going," Caleb tells Entertainment Weekly, referring to series creators, Matt and Ross Duffer. "Maybe they want to stop now. Maybe they don’t want to give anyone another season. Maybe they just want to leave you guys hanging like that." He continues, "I talk to people about this...
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'Game of Thrones' leads the pack with a record 32 nominations for the 71st Emmy Awards
HBO/Helen Sloan (LOS ANGELES) -- HBO's Game of Thrones secured a record 32 nominations, the most for any program in a single season, when nominations for the 71st Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday morning. Masked Singer judge and Dr. Ken star Ken Jeong, and D'Arcy Carden of The Good Place made the announcement moments ago, live from the Television Academy's Saban Media Center.The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon's award-winning comedy series, was a distant second with 20 nominations, followed by HBO's Chernobyl with 19. Saturday Night Live scored 18 nominations, one more than former cast member Bill Hader's Barry, which earned...
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Netflix edits out suicide scene from season one of '13 Reasons Why'
Netflix (LOS ANGELES) -- Netflix announced Monday that it has edited the controversial suicide scene from the season one finale of 13 Reasons Why, more than two years after it first aired."We’ve heard from many young people that 13 Reasons Why encouraged them to start conversations about difficult issues like depression and suicide and get help -- often for the first time," Netflix said in a statement obtained by ABC News. "As we prepare to launch season three later this summer, we’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show. So on the advice of medical experts...we’ve decided with...
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Emmy nominations to be announced this morning; 'Game of Thrones', 'Veep' expected to make the shortlist
"Veep" - HBO/Justin M. Lubin (LOS ANGELES) -- This morning, a handful of hopefuls in Hollywood will get one of the most anticipated wake-up calls of the year: that they've been nominated for an Emmy. Masked Singer judge and Dr. Ken star Ken Jeong and The Good Place's D'Arcy Carden will announce the nominees Tuesday, July 16, at 8:30 a.m. PT, live from the Television Academy's Saban Media Center. The announcement will stream live at Emmy.com.Experts predict that HBO's now-wrapped Emmy magnets Veep and Game of Thrones are highly favored to appear, respectively, as nominees in the comedy and drama...
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