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Why Do People Hate Award Shows?

3 hours ago | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

Now that my Emmys hangover has finally almost subsided and I’m not busy filling out my predictions or Gold Derby ballots, for, at least until Oscar season starts in the next upcoming months or seconds however early it starts this year. Whenever I am caught up in awards frenzy,  I’m always amazed I get some who have some variation of this response from some in the film community:

“I don’t like award shows”

I hear that refrain a lot. It happens more at Oscar time than during the Emmys, but it comes up. It’s a nice rejection of the traditional process of giving out prizes for people who are, in all other words, doing their job well, but, I don’t quite understand that statement. It’s sorta like, the same way I don’t understand how someone can say, they “hate reality shows” or they »

- David Baruffi

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Hand in Hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Relief Raises More Than $55 Million

21 September 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief has announced that more than $55,000,000 was raised from the one-hour telethon special, which aired on Tuesday, September 12. The much needed funds will go to aid people affected by both Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Comic Relief USA, the organization behind Red Nose Day and Idol Gives Back, will manage and distribute all grants made from the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund at Comic Relief USA to the Hand in Hand charitable partners which include: the Rebuild Texas Fund, Habitat For Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Florida, Feeding Texas, Direct Relief, Aspca, Best Friends Animal Society, United Way of Greater Houston, United Way Irma Recovery Fund and the Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief (administered through the Greater Houston Community Foundation).

Additional charitable partners may be announced as the impacts from Hurricane Irma are further evaluated.

Stars who took part included Anthony Anderson, »

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Watch Gilbert Gottfried Drop Wild Persona, Voice in New Doc Trailer

14 September 2017 9:23 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried unveils his understated off-stage persona, and his real voice, in the revealing new trailer for Neil Berkeley's upcoming documentary Gilbert.

The clip showcases Gottfried's well-known, outrageous comedy, and fittingly opens with a shot of two attendees walking out of one of his sets. "Usually I lose the crowd quicker than that," he cracks. "I must be slipping."

Amidst an array of praise from fellow comedians such as Whoopi Goldberg, Jay Leno and Bill Burr, the trailer touches on Gottfried's peculiar habits – from taking the bus when »

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Everything You Didn't See Behind-the-Scenes at the Star-Studded Hurricane Relief Telethon

13 September 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A veritable who’s-who of Hollywood and beyond joined together on Tuesday to raise millions in relief funds for victims of the deadly and devastating recent hurricanes, Harvey and Irma.

With celebs manning the phone lines, the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief Telethon generated over $44 million in aid, according to event organizers.

But what were the stars doing when the cameras weren’t watching? People was on-site in Los Angeles at Universal Studios (the telethon was also held in New York and Nashville), where everyone from Barbra Streisand to Justin Bieber was doing their part.

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- Raha Lewis and Lindsay Kimble

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'The Weird Al Show': The Complete Oral History

13 September 2017 5:16 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Al Yankovic can be described in a lot of ways besides "Weird." Most people know that he's a chart-topping singer-songwriter, a director-producer, a top-notch parodist, an author and a die-hard polka enthusiast. Even those who have followed his career closely, however, may have forgotten he was, for a brief moment, the host of a short-lived children's television show.

The Weird Al Show debuted on CBS on September 13, 1997 as part of their Saturday morning lineup. Each episode began with the all important "today's lesson" before viewers were invited into Yankovic's underground »

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‘Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief’ Sees Stars Call for Unity: ‘Natural Disasters Don’t Discriminate’

12 September 2017 6:09 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief” telethon brought together stars from all forms of media to raise money for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The star-studded phone bank for the event included: Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, Barbara Streisand, Jay Leno, Craig Robinson, Miles Teller, Jared Leto, Jeremy Renner, Josh Gad, Cher, Justin Bieber, Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Sofia Vergara, David Spade, Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Bryan Cranston, Tyler Perry, and many more raising money for the homes and lives destroyed in places like Houston, Texas, and the Florida Keys.

In addition, many stars provided video messages of love and support for the victims of both storms. Iconic singer Beyoncé, a native of Houston herself, said in her message, “Natural disasters don’t discriminate. They don’t see if you’re an immigrant, black or white, Jewish or Muslim, rich or poor…We’re all in this together.”

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- Joe Otterson

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Fox Stations Aim to Replace Late-Night Syndicated Comedy With Local News (Exclusive)

12 September 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox-owned stations have some news for viewers who like to stay up late.

Late-night couch potatoes who never cared for witty monologues from Jay Leno and David Letterman – or more recently, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert – have always had some respite. Since the Fox broadcast network abandoned many of its late-night aspirations after an ill-fated effort led by Chevy Chase ended in 1993, its stations have become home to syndicated comedies that air at 11:30 and have run the gamut from “Seinfeld” to “30 Rock.”

With so many recent comedies already available via on-demand services, however, the Fox stations see little humor in the situation. So, executives at Fox Television Stations Group, which comprises 28 stations that reach 37% of U.S. homes, intend to stop running the syndicated fare in favor of late-night shows crafted by their local-news operations.

“For years, the idea was you had to have ‘Seinfeld,’” to compete with late-night shows on rival stations, says »

- Brian Steinberg

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More Stars Added To Hand In Hand Hurricane Relief Telethon

11 September 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief has announced additional celebrity participants, corporate partners and plans for expanded relief efforts to include those who may be affected by Hurricane Irma in addition to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The one-hour special will air live and commercial free on Tuesday, September 12, 8:00-9:00pmEST on the East Coast and re-air 8:00-9:00pmPST on the West Coast. Hand in Hand will be available in the U.S. on ABC, Bravo, CBS, Cmt, E!, Fox, HBO, MTV, MTV2, MTV Live, MTV Classic NBC and Oxygen in addition to live-streaming internationally via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, AOL, Huffington Post and Yahoo starting at 8:00pmEST during the first broadcast.

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation generously contributed $5M to the Hand in Hand telethon so all the money raised will go straight to families and communities in need. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, »

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Jay Leno's Super Expensive Whip Suffers Major Tire Trouble

10 September 2017 12:40 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

How many people does it take to fix a tire on Jay Leno's super exotic sports car? Seven oughta do the job, based on what happened in Burbank, CA. The famous car enthusiast and host of "Jay Leno's Garage" was spotted roadside on Thursday, looking over the whip which was missing the left rear tire And wheel. They were in the middle of shooting an episode for Jay's show. It looks bad, but we're »

- TMZ Staff

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Creative Arts Emmys: 'Viceland at the Women's March' Producer on Win: "Pink Always Trumps Orange"

9 September 2017 3:03 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

"Pink will always trump orange," asserted Viceland at The Women's March exec producer Meghan Kirsch, accepting the Emmy for oustanding short form nonfiction or reality series.

Backstage, she described why the team wanted to go to Washington for the Jan. 21 Women's March, to have conversations with women.

"We also went for Inaguration Day," she said. "This was something that we wanted to be a part of — go down and talk to people. And we got some really powerful stuff."

The program beat out behind-the-scenes looks at Saturday Night Live production and Jay Leno's Garage.

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- Carolyn Giardina

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Stephen Colbert to Appear on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Ahead of Emmys

8 September 2017 4:07 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Stephen Colbert will cross enemy lines with an appearance on late-night rival Jimmy Kimmel’s ABC show.

Colbert, the host of CBS’ “The Late Show,” will appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Sept. 14 ahead of hosting the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 17. Of course, this is not the first time Kimmel and Colbert have shared airtime. Back in 2015, Kimmel appeared on “The Late Show” shortly after Colbert took over for David Letterman, during which Kimmel poked fun at the notion that he and Colbert were bitter rivals. “It’s a weird thing,” Kimmel said. “I think it was established with Letterman and Leno and people thought it would just continue like the Crusades.”

This is also the latest in a string of late-night hosts appearing on each others’ shows. Trevor Noah recently paid a visit to “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” while Meyers is scheduled to appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” this coming »

- Joe Otterson

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Justin Bieber, Kerry Washington, Drake, Richard Gere Among 40 Stars Added to ‘Hand in Hand’ Telethon Lineup

8 September 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief,” which is set to broadcast live and commercial-free on Sept. 12 on multiple networks, including ABC, CBS, Fox, HBO, and Bravo, and live-stream via Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, has added more than 40 celebrity supporters to the event’s lineup, along with underwriters the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, which contributed $5 million, and Verizon, which contributed $2.5 million to the telethon as well as providing more than 2,000 call center volunteers.

Confirmed participants now include (in alphabetical order): Anthony Anderson, Bun B, J Balvin, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Connie Britton, George Clooney, Andy Cohen, Stephen Colbert, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Terry Crews, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Drake, Hilary Duff, Jourdan Dunn, Jamie Foxx, Richard Gere, Tom Hanks, Marcia Gay Harden, Faith Hill, Kate Hudson, Dwayne Johnson, Joe Jonas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Nicole Kidman, Karlie Kloss, , Matt Lauer, Jay Leno, Zion & Lennox, Jared Leto, Eva Longoria, Rob Lowe »

- Variety Staff

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Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary: CBS Reunion Special Planned for December

7 September 2017 8:59 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Cue the Tarzan yell! For the 50th anniversary of The Carol Burnett Show, CBS is reuniting the beloved variety show’s star with original cast members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner for a two-hour extravaganza, appropriately titled The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special.

RelatedCarol Burnett Chats With Kids in New Netflix Series — Watch a Teaser

The star-studded reminiscence, to air Sunday, Dec. 3 (8/7c), will feature not only those o.g.’s plus costume designer Bob Mackie reflecting on their classic series, which ran for 11 seasons and garnered a whopping 25 Primetime Emmy Awards, it will also include A-listers such as Jim Carrey, »

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Spotlight: Billy Crystal's Charity Work

7 September 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

In 1986, Crystal started hosting Comic Relief on HBO, along with Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg.

In 2005 he joined Jay Leno and many others in signing a Harley Davidson that was auctioned to raise money for Hurricane Katrina relief.

Charities & foundations supported

Billy Crystal has supported the following charities:

Alzheimer's AssociationAmerican Foundation for AIDS ResearchAugie's QuestCelebrity Fight Night FoundationChildren's Hospital Los AngelesChris Evert CharitiesComic ReliefDream FoundationElizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS FoundationMuhammad Ali Parkinson Center Read more about Billy Crystal's charity work and events. Related articles Comic Relief Brings Laughter to New OrleansIdol Gives Back On WednesdayCelebrities To Pay Tribute To Paul NewmanStars Pay Tribute To Paul NewmanAmerican Idol Gives Back $67 Million

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Celebs And Others To Participate In Annual Architects For Animals' Giving Shelter Event

4 September 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

One of this year’s most innovative design events, Architects for Animals “Giving Shelter” exhibit, returns to the Herman Miller Showroom in Culver City on October 19th 2017.

The event is expected to be a sold-out fundraiser for La-based non-profit FixNation, which provides free spay and neuter services for the city’s skyrocketing population of homeless cats.

La’s top architecture and design firms as well as individual architects and designers have been invited to design, build and donate one-of-a-kind and functional outdoor dwellings for cats. Shelters will be displayed at a cocktail reception attended by the public, VIPs and media representatives. Also on display: cat food bowls decorated by feline-loving celebrities such as Jay Leno, Beau Bridges, Morgan Fairchild, Tricia Helfer, Jackson Galaxy and Elvira; all bowls will be available for purchase via an online auction.

“These cat shelters are absolutely remarkable,” says FixNation’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Karn Myers. »

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How Emmy Rivals James Lipton and Neil deGrasse Tyson Chase — and Edit — Celebrities

28 August 2017 12:37 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

You wouldn’t think that National Geographic talk show “StarTalk,” hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, would have anything in common with its Emmy rival for Outstanding Informational Series or Special, 90-year-old James Lipton’s “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” which Bravo airs to a global audience of 94 million in 125 countries. “StarTalk” started as a Syrius podcast — NatGeo cherrypicks 20 episodes for the TV show — and is up for its third Emmy, while “Studio,” with 20 nominations and one win in 2013, is the sixth most-nominated show ever.

Both men wrangle celebrities, who submit to being interviewed on camera at length, and then edit the hell out of what they get. Lipton and Tyson use this celebrity wattage to lure viewers into watching subjects near to their hearts: the art of acting and the power of science, respectively.

Over 23 years hosting “Inside The Actor’s Studio,” Lipton has interviewed many of this year’s Emmy nominees, »

- Anne Thompson

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How Emmy Rivals James Lipton and Neil deGrasse Tyson Chase — and Edit — Celebrities

28 August 2017 12:37 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

You wouldn’t think that National Geographic talk show “StarTalk,” hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, would have anything in common with its Emmy rival for Outstanding Informational Series or Special, 90-year-old James Lipton’s “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” which Bravo airs to a global audience of 94 million in 125 countries. “StarTalk” started as a Syrius podcast — NatGeo cherrypicks 20 episodes for the TV show — and is up for its third Emmy, while “Studio,” with 20 nominations and one win in 2013, is the sixth most-nominated show ever.

Both men wrangle celebrities, who submit to being interviewed on camera at length, and then edit the hell out of what they get. Lipton and Tyson use this celebrity wattage to lure viewers into watching subjects near to their hearts: the art of acting and the power of science, respectively.

Over 23 years hosting “Inside The Actor’s Studio,” Lipton has interviewed many of this year’s Emmy nominees, »

- Anne Thompson

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Infant Son Helped Him End His Feud With Jay Leno: ‘Jay And I Have Made Peace’

24 August 2017 5:20 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Jimmy Kimmel has revealed his long-simmering feud with Jay Leno has been squashed, remarking in a podcast for The Hollywood Reporter that he owes it all to his three-month-old son Billy. Billy was born with a congenital heart defect that prevented his lungs taking in enough oxygen to breathe, and would have died had it not been […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Jimmy Kimmel's Baby Boy Helped End His Longtime Feud with Jay Leno: 'Jay and I Have Made Peace'

24 August 2017 3:31 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jimmy Kimmel and Jay Leno have finally ended their longtime feud.

On a recent Awards Chatter podcast with The Hollywood Reporter, the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host admitted that he and Leno “made peace” after his baby boy, Billy, underwent open heart surgery as a newborn earlier this year.

“Jay and I have made peace,” Kimmel, 49, shared. “After my son had his operation, he called me and he was very nice.”

Kimmel and Leno’s feud dates back to 2010, when there was a late-night talk show shakeup during which Leno replaced Conan O’Brien as the host of The Tonight Show. »

- Natalie Stone

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Jimmy Kimmel's Baby Boy Helped End His Feud With Jay Leno: "Jay and I Have Made Peace"

24 August 2017 9:25 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

For years, there was no love lost between late-night talk hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Jay Leno. But now, Kimmel says, they "made peace" after his emotional announcement about his baby boy. In May, the Jimmy Kimmel Live! and 2017 and 2018 Oscars host said on his show that his wife Molly McNearney recently gave birth to their son William John Kimmel and that the newborn had undergone heart surgery for a congenital heart defect. He has since shared positive health updates about the baby. "Jay and I have made peace," Kimmel said on The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast last week. "After my son had his operation, he »

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