First quarter GDP unchanged at robust 6.4% annual rate
The U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 6.4% in the first three months of this year, unchanged from the government's initial estimate. The recovery from last year's deep recession gained steam at the beginning of this year, helped by vaccines to combat the virus and trillions of dollars in government assistance. The rise in the gross domestic product, the economy's total output of goods and services, was the same as the government's first look one month ago, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.news.yahoo.com
'Masked Singer' begets 'Masked Dancer,' set for December
LOS ANGELES – Fox's hit series “The Masked Singer” is getting company with “The Masked Dancer,” a chance for celebrity contestants to show off their moves in disguise. Actor and comedian Craig Robinson ("The Office," “Hot Tub Time Machine”) will host the series, with Ken Jeong, Paula Abdul, Brian Austin Green and Ashley Tisdale as panelists. Filming has begun on the series, which will debut in December, Fox said. “The Masked Singer," based on a South Korean TV show and an instant hit when it debuted in January 2019, has featured T-Pain, Wayne Brady and Kandi Burruss among its winning contestants. Jeong is among the show's panelists.
'Fresh Off the Boat' leaving indelible mark on TV landscape
This undated photo made available by ABC shows Randall Park, left, and Hudson Yang in the Jan. 31, 2020 television episode of "Fresh Off the Boat." "I take representing my experience as an Asian American in this country very seriously," Huang said in an interview in January. But because of “Fresh Off the Boat,” there's already hope that Asian American-led successors will no longer be seen as out of the ordinary. “It helped redefined a space that will help all creative Asian American media, producers and artists.”As a young Asian American actor, Yang said it's been exciting to see how much the landscape has already changed in six years. “It's been a focus of mine tell more stories from an Asian American perspective.”Park also recently was in a position to direct.
Emmys 2019: The complete list of nominees for the 71st annual TV awards show
Did your favorite TV show nab an Emmy nomination? The Academy of Television Arts & Science's 71st annual Emmy Awards will be presented Sept. 22 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, but who will be in the running? The Primetime Emmy Awards will feature 26 different categories ranging from acting and writing awards to awards for different types of programs comedies, dramas and talk shows, among others. The Creative Arts Emmys, which take place a week before the live broadcast Emmys ceremony, recognize technical achievements and are not included in the program. These awards go to cinematographers, casting directors and sound editors, among others.cnbc.com