'Everything' wins best picture, is everywhere at Oscars
The metaphysical multiverse comedy “Everything Everywhere All at Once” wrapped its hot dog fingers around Hollywood’s top prize Sunday, winning best picture at the 95th Academy Awards, along with awards for Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis.
New this week: 'Cherry,' 'Bloodlands' & Kids' Choice Awards
This combination photo shows key art for the Acorn TV series "Bloodlands," premiering March 15, left, key art for the Apple TV+ film "Cherry," center, and key art for Nickelodeons "Kids Choice Awards," hosted by Kenan Thompson and airing on March 13. (Acorn TV/Apple TV+/Nickelodeon via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Ad—AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— The 2021 Grammys will hand out 84 awards Sunday, but what’s more exciting? Other performers include Chris Martin, John Mayer, Doja Cat, Maren Morris, DaBaby, HAIM, Lil Baby, Brandi Carlile, Roddy Ricch, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Mickey Guyton and Black Pumas. Ad— Grown-ups don’t have a lock on awards shows, as Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards proves once again.
CBS to air Emmy Awards on Sept. 19; no host yet
FILE - A video monitor displays the stage for Sunday's 71st Primetime Emmy Awards during Press Preview Day in Los Angeles on Sept. 19, 2019. The Emmy Awards will be held on Sept. 19 and air live on CBS. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – The Emmy Awards will be held on Sept. 19 and air live on CBS. Since 2008, the show has been held at Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Kimmel was live at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, and most presenters and nominees appeared remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jodie Foster fulfills promise to thank Packers QB at Globes
(NBC via AP)LOS ANGELES – Jodie Foster thanked Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the Golden Globes, fulfilling a promise the actress had made before she won. Foster clarified Sunday night that she did not introduce Rodgers to actress Shailene Woodley, who recently confirmed her engagement to the NFL’s MVP. “I just got a very cute video from Aaron Rodgers where he says he’s going to get me back,” Foster told reporters, “so I’m looking forward to this. We’ll see who wins.”The public back-and-forth between Oscar winner Foster and Rodgers began in early February, when he thanked Foster after being named MVP at the NFL Honors show. AdFoster later said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” that she would thank Rodgers if she won a Globe, and she kept her promise.
'Hot Boy' rapper Bobby Shmurda released from NY prison
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Bobby Shmurda performs at Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2014 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Authorities confirmed Shmurda was released from a New York prison amid speculation about whether he would attempt a music industry comeback. Shmurda, whose birth name is Ackquille Pollard, was best known for “Hot Boy,” a gritty song with rhymes about gunplay. The court papers alleged that Shmurda once fired a gun toward a crowd of people outside a barbershop in Brooklyn. They also said he was present during a confrontation between rival drug gangs outside a Brooklyn courthouse where shots were fired in 2015.
Fox News gives satirist Greg Gutfeld a weeknight talk show
This image released by Fox News Channel shows host Greg Gitfeld. Fox News Channel says it will give a weeknight talk show to its hard-edged satirist, Greg Gutfeld, starting this spring. Gutfeld has been hosting a weekend talk show and been a panelist on "The Five." (Fox News Channel via AP)NEW YORK – Fox News Channel says it is giving a weeknight talk show this spring to its hard-edged satirical personality, Greg Gutfeld, in a further expansion of its opinion programming. Another recent segment mocked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki's use of the phrase “circle back” to answer questions where she had to check for further details.
Q&A: Billy Crystal on Oscars and 'little powerhouse' film
This combination photo shows Billy Crystal hosting the 83rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2011, from left, Crystal hosting the 64th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 30, 1992 and Crystal hosting during the 84th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – After hosting the Oscars nine times, Billy Crystal wouldn’t necessarily rule out a tenth. I’m really thrilled just to be in the discussion and not for, ‘Hey, would you host again?’” Crystal said. I just really want people to see the movie because the movie’s a little powerhouse that had no budget for publicity. CRYSTAL: Oh, I know you were going to — as soon as we got there, it got a little chilly in here.
Late-night hosts react with shock, anger to Capitol attack
(CBS/NBC/NBC/ABC via AP)NEW YORK – Late-night TV show hosts expressed anger and frustration at the violence at the U.S. Capitol, offering somber monologues that pleaded for unity even as some aimed pointed barbs at those they held responsible for the mobs' actions. “It was a terrible day in the history of this country,” said Jimmy Kimmel on his ABC show Wednesday. “If my grandfather were alive today and saw what was happening in the country that he fought for, he’d be disgusted," said Jimmy Fallon on NBC. "After five years of coddling this president’s fascist rhetoric, guess whose followers want to burn down the Reichstag?” he said. I assure you there are more good people than there are bad, and good will prevail,” Fallon said.
Bobby Shmurda to be eligible for release in February
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Bobby Shmurda performs at Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2014 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Brooklyn rapper will be eligible for release from prison in February 2020, the New York State Department of Corrections said on Monday, Jan. 4, 2020. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)DANNEMORA, N.Y. – Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda will be eligible for release from prison next month, the New York State Department of Corrections said on Monday. Shmurda is eligible for conditional release as of Feb. 23, with the remainder of his sentence to be served on parole. In the years since his arrest, Shmurda has become something akin to a folk hero in hip-hop; his release has been highly anticipated by fans and other artists.
People magazine names Michael B. Jordan as Sexiest Man Alive
FILE - Michael B. Jordan arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards on Nov. 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jordan has been crowned as 2020's Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. Known for his critically-acclaimed performances in "Fruitvale Station," "Creed" and "Black Panther," he was revealed as this year's winner Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Actor Michael B. Jordan has been crowned as 2020's Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. “When my grandmother was alive, it was something that she collected, and then my mom naturally reads it a lot and my aunts as well,” Jordan said. Jordan has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement and vocal about early voting registration for this year’s election.
Jimmy Kimmel, Sammy Hagar react to death of Eddie Van Halen
FILE - Eddie Van Halen, left, embraces his son Wolfgang Van Halen after the rock group Van Halen officially announced their North American tour during a news conference in Los Angeles on Aug. 13, 2007. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)Reaction to the death of guitar rock god Eddie Van Halen, who passed away Tuesday at age 65 after battling cancer. “Two of the best hours of my life were spent chatting with Eddie Van Halen. I remember first seeing him playing at the Starwood in 1976 and he WAS Eddie Van Halen. “I’m just devastated to hear the news of the passing of my dear friend Eddie Van Halen.
Aniston proves award-worthy first responder at Emmy Awards
LOS ANGELES – Jennifer Aniston missed out on an Emmy but proved herself as an award-worthy first responder when a ceremony stunt got overheated. In a bit during Sunday night's Emmys, host Jimmy Kimmel sprayed an envelope holding a winner's name with disinfectant then, for good measure, dropped it in a wire wastebasket and set it on fire. So far, so good, ceremony executive producer Reginald Hudlin said Monday. A test had been run beforehand, with a booster added to make the fire more visible, and things were going as planned when the scene was shot — including Aniston to the rescue. She sprayed the wastebasket again, but as she and Kimmel bantered the fire flared again, bigger, and "we're like 'uh oh,'" Hudlin said.
Another record low in viewership for 'Pandemmys'
(The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)NEW YORK – The novelty of television stars getting Emmy Awards delivered to their homes wasn't enough to keep the annual show from slipping further in popularity. The Nielsen company said 6.1 million people watched the Emmys on Sunday night, down from 6.9 million in 2019 and the third straight year of record low viewership. Still, it illustrated how the Emmy Awards are becoming a boutique event. Last year was the first time viewership slipped under 10 million people. Viewership is also fragmented across many different networks and streaming services, and several shows don't have a wide audience.
The 'Pandemmys' were weird and sometimes wonderful
(The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)It was Regina King, winning her fourth career Emmy on Sunday, who perhaps summed up the proceedings the most succinctly — and accurately: “This is freaking weird." Nobody was more thrilled than Daniel Levy, son of best actor winner Eugene Levy; the younger Levy won the award for comedy writing, shared a directing award and captured the supporting actor trophy. A CALL TO THE BOOTHLevy used some of his considerable mic time to urge viewers to vote in November. “I know this seems like a really weird time to be celebrating,” Zendaya said. Sterling K. Brown gave out the show’s final award, best drama, in a Black Lives Matter shirt.
Emmy winners highlight push for social justice
(The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)LOS ANGELES – Regina King and Uzo Aduba used the come-as-you-are fashion edict for Sunday's virtual Emmy Awards to highlight the national struggle for social justice. Both Black actresses wore T-shirts featuring Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old EMT from Louisville, Kentucky, who was shot and killed by police in March. Aduba, sitting behind a table at home, wore a black T-shirt with Taylor's name in gold. Aduba wanted to give a boost to the demands for social justice that have swept the nation during the coronavirus pandemic this year. He took the stage at Staples Center wearing a black T-shirt with white letters BLM for Black Lives Matter and a white raised fist.
The Latest: 'Succession' swipes the crown for best TV drama
The HBO series won best television drama series at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night for its second season. It also won the best actor trophy for Jeremy Strong along with best writing and best directing. She won best actress in a drama for her role on HBO’s “Euphoria,” scoring one of the few long shot victories in a Sunday night full of wins from favorites. Star Regina King won best actress, her co-star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II won best supporting actor and the show’s creator Damon Lindelof won for writing. Eugene Levy won best actor, Catherine O’Hara won best actress, Annie Murphy won best supporting actress, and Levy’s son, Dan Levy, claimed three: for best supporting actor, writing and directing.
A sweep for ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Succession’ tops Emmy Awards
(The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)LOS ANGELES – “Schitt's Creek,” the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday's Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep, something even TV greats including “Frasier” and “Modern Family” failed to achieve. The awards for Pop TV's “Schitt's Creek” included best comedy series and trophies for its stars, including Catherine O'Hara and father-son Eugene and Daniel Levy. Moments later, his son won the award for comedy writing for “Schitt's Creek” episode, then shared a directing award and captured the supporting actor comedy trophy. As “Schitt’s Creek” gobbled up comedy awards, that left acclaimed “Insecure” and its creator Issa Rae empty-handed. But Black stories, Black performances and Black Lives Matter,” he said, urging Kimmel to shout with him.
Oops, says Emmy: 'This Is Us' actor gets award after mix-up
(The Television Academy via AP)LOS ANGELES – In a virtual Emmys version of the wrong-winner Oscars gaffe, Ron Cephas Jones’ guest actor award for “This Is Us” was announced for another nominee, Jason Bateman. In a voice-over announcement, Bateman was declared the winner for his guest appearance on HBO's “The Outsider,” while the screen displayed Jones' name. He expressed delight when learning that the pair made Emmy history as the first father and daughter to win in the same year. More than 100 cameras are being deployed to nominees at home and elsewhere so winners can accept their award in real time. Other winners Saturday included Eddie Murphy, whose return to “Saturday Night Live” after more than three decades earned the star his first Emmy Award, for guest comedy series actor.
“The weirdest Emmys you’ve ever seen”: Primetime awards show goes virtual
“It’s going to be the weirdest Emmys you’ve ever seen,” says TV Guide senior critic Matt Roush. I don’t know how you play them off, if they start talking. So I don’t know how it’s going to happen," Roush says. Roush expects multiple wins, including Best Limited Series and Best Actress for Regina King. “There’s something about the relevance of ‘Watchmen,’ doing a comic book superhero allegory dealing with racial intolerance and fighting for racial justice,” he says.
Emmy show will include $2.8M donation to fight child hunger
LOS ANGELES – Every Emmy Award handed out Sunday will come with something extra — a $100,000 donation to fight child hunger. The Television Academy announced Friday that each network and streaming service competing on the telecast has pledged the donation for every Emmy they win. With 23 Emmys being handed out and the academy committing $500,000, that will mean a donation of $2.8 million to No Kid Hungry, a group working to relieve child hunger brought on by the coronavirus crisis. The 72nd Emmy Awards air Sunday at 5 p.m. on ABC. Guests set to appear include Anthony Anderson, Mindy Kaling, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patrick Stuart, RuPaul and Oprah Winfrey.
New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys
This cover image released by RCA Records shows "Alicia" the latest release by Alicia Keys. The album, out Friday, features several guest stars, including Jill Scott, Miguel, Khalid, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha, Diamond Platnumz and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the single Underdog. (RCA Records via AP)
New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys
This cover image released by RCA Records shows "Alicia" the latest release by Alicia Keys. The album, out Friday, features several guest stars, including Jill Scott, Miguel, Khalid, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha, Diamond Platnumz and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the single Underdog. (RCA Records via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. It lands on HBO and HBO Max on Saturday at 8 p.m.— AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Piano-playing pop star Alicia Keys is putting out her seventh album on Friday. — Kim Cattrall is at the center of Fox’s “Filthy Rich,” a prime-time soap opera loaded with money and betrayal that debuts 9 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 21.
Guilfoyle's loud RNC speech makes her the comics' favorite
Stephen Colbert mimicked poking his head out from under a table after playing a clip of Guilfoyle on CBS' Late Show." I'm glad we already have kids, because I think I was sterilized by that.He called Guilfoyle a vengeful banshee who will haunt your dreams.On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah said Guilfoyle's speech was so loud that Canada called the cops. I want to wish a speedy recovery for anyone who watched the convention on headphones, he said. MSNBC's Morning Joe ran portions of her speech side-by-side with Dwight Schrute's classic award acceptance speech in The Office.Somewhere, Kimmel was taking notes. That stands in contrast to Colbert, who is doing the Late Show live for the two weeks of the convention.
Fresh comedy faces, 'Modern Family' farewell seek Emmy nods
This image released by Hulu shows Ramy Youssef in a scene from "Ramy." Nominations for the next Emmy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, July 28. Last year's best series winners Game of Thrones and Fleabag called it a wrap, clearing the path for others to prevail. The Handmaids Tale, which took the best drama trophy in 2017, is vying for its third nomination in the category. Big Little Lies, last year's winner for best limited series, is hunting for a drama series nod for its second season.
New this week: Beyonc, Alanis Morissette and Emmy noms
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES Black Is King: Written, directed and executive produced by Beyonc, the pop stars visual album arrives Friday on Disney+. Given that the last time Beyonc made something similar she crafted the dazzling film Lemonade, Black Is King like most things involving Beyonc is a major event. ), Kim Kaydence Krysiuk (Ariana Grande), Akil Fresh King (Beyonc) and others. Morissette also had an anniversary tour planned for her 1995 album, but that was also scraped due to COVID-19.
ABC's fall TV schedule is set, but virus has say on timing
LOS ANGELES ABCs fall schedule released Wednesday optimistically details its plans, including a new thriller from the creator of Big Little Lies." I am hopeful that the season will start sometime in late September or early October, said ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke. ABC has backups available if needed, Burke said, including unscripted fare it ordered at the beginning of the shutdown. Jimmy Kimmel, ABCs late-night host, was announced Tuesday as the events emcee and producer. I couldnt be happier with the choice of Matt as The Bachelor. And this is just the beginning," Burke said.
ABC's fall TV schedule is set, but virus has say on timing
The former "Saturday Night Live" star will host a new version of the game-show "Supermarket Sweep," which originally aired on ABC from 1965-67. I am hopeful that the season will start sometime in late September or early October, said ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke. ABC has backups available if needed, Burke said, including unscripted fare it ordered at the beginning of the shutdown. Jimmy Kimmel, ABCs late-night host, was announced Tuesday as the events emcee and producer. I couldnt be happier with the choice of Matt as The Bachelor. And this is just the beginning, Burke said.
Kimmel to host Emmys, first major awards show of pandemic
LOS ANGELES Jimmy Kimmel will host the first major Hollywood awards ceremony of the coronavirus pandemic but just how the Emmy Awards will be held remains cloudy. Kimmel, who is also producing the Sept. 20 ceremony on ABC honoring TV's best, acknowledged that in Tuesday's announcement. Choosing Kimmel to emcee the ceremony reverses course from last year's no-host Emmys. Orchestrating an awards ceremony during the ongoing pandemic with its crowd of presenters, nominees and guests is a daunting prospect, whether done virtually or otherwise. Nominations for the 72nd prime-time Emmys will be announced by the TV academy on July 28.
Fallon apologizes for using blackface in 20-year-old skit
According to Variety, it was first posted on Twitter by a user named chefboyohdear, and showed Fallon, as Rock, appearing on a talk show. Fallon tweeted that it was a terrible decision to impersonate Rock, also a former Saturday Night Live cast member. I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable, the late-night star wrote. The history of minstrel shows and movies where white performers donned blackface to mock blacks has made its use considered offensive today. Sarah Silverman used blackface for a sketch on her Comedy Central show in 2007, a decision she later said she was horrified by.
Fred Willard, the comedic improv-style actor, has died at 86
(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES Fred Willard, the comedic actor whose improv style kept him relevant for more than 50 years in films like This Is Spinal Tap, Best In Show and Anchorman, has died. Willards death comes nearly two years after his wife Mary Willard died at the age of 71. After his wife died, Willard questioned whether he would work again. We were so lucky to know Fred Willard and will miss his many visits." Fred Willard was the funniest person that Ive ever worked with," Steve Carell said on Twitter.
NOT TRUE: VP Pence accused of staging PPE delivery for publicity
The edited video didn’t accurately represent what happened, and put simply, wasn’t true. The unverified claim that Pence delivered empty boxes of PPE “just for the camera" went viral on social media. [See a questionable claim on social media? The full C-SPAN video shows Pence delivering boxes of the equipment and then returning to a van containing more boxes. Mike Pence caught on hot mic delivering empty boxes of PPE for a PR stunt.
Lady Gaga to Oprah: Bradley Cooper dating rumors were 'silly'
Courtesy of Warner Bros. via CNN(CNN) - Lady Gaga's memorable performance with Bradley Cooper at the Academy Awards was just that -- a performance. Oprah Winfrey interviewed Gaga for the new issue of Elle magazine, and asked about the romance speculation that followed the intimate duet between the "Star is Born" co-stars. "Quite frankly, I think the press is very silly," Gaga said. For me, as a performer and as an actress, of course we wanted people to believe that we were in love. In her interview with Winfrey, Gaga also that it look a "long time" to shake her "Star is Born" character, Ally, because of the parallels to her real life.
Tom Holland called CEO of Disney and told him to save Spider-Man
(CNN) - Tom Holland isn't just a superhero on screen. Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed Friday in an interview with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel that Holland, who plays Spider-Man in the Marvel movies, personally called and asked him to fix the Spider-Man deal with Sony -- basically saving this iteration of the franchise. Disney, which owns Marvel, and Sony had an agreement that allowed the character to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was clear that the fans wanted Tom back as Spider-Man, made by Marvel and our Marvel production team," he said. "We spoke, and he basically made a -- he cried on the phone," Iger said, laughing before revealing the truth.
The Emmy Awards won't have a host this year
Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(CNN) - Taking a cue from the Oscars, this year's Emmy Awards will be host-less. The September Primetime Emmy Awards will not have a master of ceremonies, said Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier on Wednesday. The decision was somewhat influenced by this year's Academy Awards, which went without an emcee for the first time since 1989. "The fact that the ratings on the Oscars were higher is because the show was shorter," Kimmel said. The 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out September 22.
Norman Lear, Jimmy Kimmel plan more live TV show specials
Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel are returning with two more editions of their "Live in Front of a Studio Audience" for ABC. In addition to Lear and Kimmel, the specials are executive produced by Will Ferrell, Justin Theroux and Lear's producing partner, Brent Miller. The special was a ratings hit and is currently contending for three Emmy Awards, including outstanding live variety special. Almost immediately, it caused fan chatter as to which of Lear's other shows or episodes could be next. We can get it so easily now and there's no longer that excitement of finding a Playboy under a blanket."
Melissa McCarthy hints she'll be Ursula in Disney's 'Little Mermaid'
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for ELLEHOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Melissa McCarthy is obviously interested in taking on the role of Ursula in Disney's live-action "Little Mermaid," winking at the camera when Jimmy Kimmel asked her if she'd be playing the part. The actress addressed the rumors during her Monday night appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" after discussing her worst date ever and how her elderly father has started trapping squirrels in his car. "I read that you are going to be a part of the live-action remake of 'Little Mermaid,'" Kimmel asked. Her only worry was embarrassing her kids with her portrayal of the sea witch, who grants a mermaid (Ariel) a wish at great cost.