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The producers of the Streamy Awards — hoping to turn this year’s kudocast into a primetime TV hit on VH1 instead of an online-only event — have tapped big-name musical acts as well as digital and Hollywood celebs to be part of the show.
Omi, Six Mix-a-Lot, A Great Big World featuring Futuristic, and Hailee Steinfeld will be among the featured musical performers for the fifth annual Streamy Awards. The show is slated to air live on VH1’s linear TV channel and digital platforms on Sept. 17 at 10 p.m. Et (delayed for West Coast) from the Hollywood Palladium theater.
Presenters at the Streamys, which recognizes the best YouTube and online-video content and creators of the year, are scheduled to include: Natasha Bedingfield, Ciara, Frankie Grande, YouTube vlogger Jenna Marbles, the Smosh guys (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla), NeNe Leakes (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”) and James Van Der Beek (“Dawson’s Creek”). In addition, »
- Todd Spangler
Leonard Nimoy leaves a proud legacy as an actor, teacher, philanthropist and advocate for many of the qualities he infused in his enduring alter-ego, the science- and logic-loving Mr. Spock of “Star Trek.”
But who knew Nimoy once owned a pet shop in Canoga Park? Or that he teamed with Vic Morrow in 1962 to produce an indie film based on Jean Genet’s edgy play “Deathwatch.” Or that he paid for and narrated a TV special, “If The Mind Is Free,” that aired only in Chicago to raise money for the city’s St. Mary High School.
Here are 14 intriguing tidbits about Nimoy’s life and work as culled from the pages of Variety.
The first reference of “Leonard Nemoy,” as he was billed in some of his earliest appearances, came in the Oct. 17, 1950, edition noting that he had joined the cast of the C-grade indie film “Queen for a Day. »
- Cynthia Littleton
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