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Sep 20, 2015

Upstarts challenge old favorites at TV’s Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Sept 20 (Reuters) – New faces and bold
story-telling challenge old favorites on television’s biggest
night on Sunday as the stars and creators of scores of comedies,
dramas and variety shows gather in Los Angeles for the 67th
Primetime Emmy Awards.

Hosted by former “Saturday Night Live” comedian Andy Samberg
and shown live on Fox television, more than 20 awards will be
handed out with all eyes on the top prizes – best drama and best
comedy series.

Sep 17, 2015

TV’s new ‘golden age’ bodes well for exciting Emmy Awards

By Jill Serjeant

(Reuters) – Egotistical politicians, conflicted advertising executives, a prison full of devious women and the bloodthirsty nobles of warring kingdoms.

Welcome to the Primetime Emmy Awards, the biggest honors in television, and a ceremony on Sunday that holds the promise of a history-making evening and a winner’s podium packed with new faces.

Sep 14, 2015

‘Mad Men’s Jon Hamm finally to get some Emmy love?

NEW YORK, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Don Draper’s blissful smile
closed the series finale of “Mad Men” in May, and on Sunday
actor Jon Hamm will likely find some redemption of his own.

Hamm, a struggling actor who became an unlikely sex symbol,
has never won an Emmy for his performance as the show’s
conflicted, mysterious advertising genius.

Aug 28, 2015

Steve Jobs seen as brilliant and brutal in Gibney documentary

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Four years after his death,
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs still fascinates the
public, with two major new films this fall analyzing his life
and career.

For award-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney, it is also
time for re-assessing the hard-driving perfectionist who
revolutionized the way people communicate but whose treatment of
friends, family and co-workers was sometimes rife with
contradiction.

Aug 25, 2015

Wanted: Transgender actors for Hollywood, little experience required

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When director Sean Baker was looking for transgender women to appear in his indie movie “Tangerine,” he did not turn to a traditional talent agency. Instead, he found them through a Hollywood LGBT center.

As the producers of daytime CBS soap “The Bold and the Beautiful” were developing a transgender storyline this year, they approached the advocacy group GLAAD for leads on casting.

Aug 6, 2015

Hush! Secret weddings new vogue for Hollywood celebs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ashton Kutcher chose a venue called “The Secret Garden,” Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie kept news of their nuptials under wraps for five days, and Jennifer Aniston tied the knot in her own backyard.

Aniston’s surprise wedding to Justin Theroux this week marked the third time that major Hollywood stars recently have managed to evade the media circus when exchanging their vows.

Aug 6, 2015

After long goodbye, signs off from ‘The Daily Show’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – His “Daily Show” set is being donated to Washington’s Newseum and 19 of his custom-made show suits have been auctioned off for a disability charity

It’s been a very long goodbye, but Jon Stewart ends his 16-year stint at “The Daily Show” on Thursday, leaving little hint of what he will do next.

Aug 6, 2015

After long goodbye, Jon Stewart signs off from ‘The Daily Show’

NEW YORK, Aug 6 (Reuters) – His “Daily Show” set is being
donated to Washington’s Newseum and 19 of his custom-made show
suits have been auctioned off for a disability charity

It’s been a very long goodbye, but Jon Stewart ends his
16-year stint at “The Daily Show” on Thursday, leaving little
hint of what he will do next.

Aug 4, 2015

Jon Stewart steps away from comedy gold as U.S. election heats up

NEW YORK, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Heartbroken fans are wishing Jon
Stewart a “jonvovage” on Twitter, but Donald Trump and the other
2016 U.S. presidential candidates may be breathing a sigh of
relief.

Stewart steps down from “The Daily Show” on Thursday after
16 years of biting political and media satire just as the
presidential election campaign – a comedy gold mine – heats up.

Jul 31, 2015

Broadway’s buzzy ‘Hamilton’ music to the ears of founding father’s fans

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Broadway hip-hop musical “Hamilton” is the hottest ticket in town this summer, and George Cox is, in a word, ecstatic.

Cox, founder of Seattle-based Alexander Hamilton Scholars, is one of thousands of Americans who have toiled for years to promote the much-neglected legacy of one of the founding fathers of the United States.

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      "I'm a British import to Los Angeles who still hasn't managed to lose the accent after 10 years. I cover all things celebrity -- Hollywood award shows, stars in trouble, U.S. television and California lifestyle. Before arriving in Los Angeles, I worked for Reuters in London and Italy, covering stories like the death of Princess Diana, the Italian Mafia, and the Good Friday Northern Ireland peace agreement."
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