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ABC Marketing Exec Marla Provencio Wins PromaxBDA Lifetime Achievement Award (Exclusive)

12 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Longtime ABC marketing executive Marla Provencio will be honored with the PromaxBDA 2017 lifetime achievement award at the organization’s annual conference, Variety has learned exclusively.

The network announced in February that Provencio would leave her position later this year. “I am deeply honored to be the recipient of the 2017 PromaxBDA Lifetime Achievement Award from Promax,” said Provencio. “Being part of this creative community is a true privilege. Now, to be acknowledged by my peers is emotionally overwhelming. I am extremely grateful.”

PromaxBDA celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2016 and is a member association representing more than 10,000 companies and individuals from major media organizations, marketing agencies, research companies, strategic and creative vendors and technology providers around the globe. Previous award winners include NBC marketing executive John Miller, producer Brian Grazer, filmmaker Spike Lee, and actress Betty White.

“Throughout her 35+ year career at ABC, Marla has proven to be an inspiration to so many people in our industry not only »

- Joe Otterson

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Eddie Vedder Surges on Twitter as ‘Betty White of Grunge’ After Chris Cornell’s Death

18 May 2017 9:29 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Chris Cornell wasn’t the only rock star to trend on social media immediately following the news of his passing on Thursday. As soon as Twitter caught wind of the Grammy award winner’s death at 52 of a possible suicide, fellow rocker Eddie Vedder’s name began to surge on the social media platform, with fans declaring him to be the “last grunge singer alive.” In all fairness, that isn’t true — as Dave Grohl and others can attest… Also Read: Chicago Cubs' 'Bryzzo' Taps Eddie Vedder for Cute Mlb Promo (Video) But one Vedder fan went so far as »

- Nigel M. Smith

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TV Ratings: 'SNL' Approaches Finale With No. 2 Telecast of a Sterling Season

14 May 2017 10:58 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

NBC continues to reap the benefits of Saturday Night Live's sterling year. The penultimate episode of the season, its third consecutive outing to air live on both coasts, already ranks as the No. 2 episode of the season.

Live tune-in surged for SNL, averaging 10.4 million viewers late Saturday night. That makes it the show's best since Alec Baldwin hosted in February and its best May episode since the storied Betty White special in 2010. Melissa McCarthy's latest turn as host bore equally ripe fruits in the younger demo of adults 18-49. Its tentative 2.7 rating in the key demo »

- Michael O'Connell

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McCarthy's SNL Ties Highest Rating for Any Broadcast Show in 7 Weeks

14 May 2017 10:47 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

This calls for double pie.

Melissa McCarthy‘s much anticipated fifth time hosting NBC’s Saturday Night Live delivered 10.34 million total viewers, representing the long-running sketch series’ biggest overall audience for a May episode since May 8, 2010 (when host Betty White and musical guest Jay Z drew 12.05 million).

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In the coveted 18-49 demo, SNL — which again aired live coast to coast — scored a 2.74 rating, marking a six-year high for a May episode (since Jt/Lady Gaga on May 21, 2011) and, more impressively, matching the »

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HBO Releases Trailer For Carl Reiner Documentary

12 May 2017 1:40 PM, PDT | | See recent AwardsDaily news »

HBO unveils a trailer for its upcoming Carl Reiner documentary about life after 90. The film features interviews with Betty White, Kirk Douglas, and more. HBO debuts a new Carl Reiner »

- Clarence Moye

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Betty White’s Poker Face is What Life is All About

11 May 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

I think it’s safe to say that whenever Betty White surfaces for any reason whatsoever it’s mandatory that you share it assuming you own any kind of entertainment site.  White’s actually been trending a lot on Twitter lately which makes fans kind of nervous.   Nervous because she’s 95 and all of her fans want her to live forever.  People are extremely karmic and no one wants to mess with Betty White’s flow.   I too hope that White lives well into her 100s because she’s such a treasure. Last night she stopped by the Late Late Show with James Corden where

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- Nat Berman

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Terry Crews Opens Up About His Own Racial Profiling Experience After Powerful 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Episode

4 May 2017 7:40 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Terry Crews has personal experience with racial profiling.

After tackling the topic in a powerful episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Tuesday, the 48-year-old actor sat down with Hip Hollywood to open up about a racially motivated run-in that he had with police, back in his NFL days.

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"I was a pulled off a flight by the police in front of everybody," Crews said before explaining that cops assumed he was a drug dealer, "simply because I paid for my ticket with cash."

Once Crews told the officers that he was an NFL player, he said, they asked for his autograph.

The humiliating experience left Crews wondering what could’ve happened if he hadn't been a professional athlete.

"I could not believe what I was experiencing," he continued. "It was really strange, walking back on the airplane. Everyone was like ‘What is wrong with this guy?' But all »

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Ed Asner to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at L.A. Jewish Film Festival

25 April 2017 7:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ed Asner has been selected to receive a lifetime achievement award at Wedensday’s opening night of the  12th annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills.

Asner has won seven Emmy Awards for performing — more than any other male actor. He received five of the awards for the role as Lou Grant in the two series “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Lou Grant.”

Asner served as the 18th SAG president for two terms from 1981 to 1985. He received SAG’s Life Achievement Award in 2002, two years after winning the guild’s Ralph Morgan Award for service to the guild. He was also the lead plaintiff in a 2013 lawsuit against SAG-aftra alleging mishandling of $130 million in royalties and residuals.

The opening night activities will include the screening of  the short film “Super Sex,” directed by actor Matthew Modine and starring Kevin Nealon, Elizabeth Perkins, »

- Dave McNary

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Betty White's Reason For Never Remarrying After Her Husband's Death Is Truly Beautiful

23 April 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Betty White has fit a whole lot of life into her 95 years, and she's still going strong. The star is a Hollywood icon, with roles in The Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show among her most popular. But of all her successes, the actress credits her marriage to Allen Ludden as her favorite. Betty, who was previously married to Us Army pilot Dick Barker in 1945 and Hollywood agent Lane Allen from 1947 until 1949, met her third husband when she appeared as a guest on his game show, Password, in 1961. Ludden actually proposed to Betty twice before she finally accepted and the two were married in 1963. Ludden tragically passed away from stomach cancer in 1981 (Betty was 59 years old at the time), and she has never remarried. When asked if she would ever consider tying the knot again during an interview with Larry King, Betty said, "Once you've had the best, »

- Caitlin Hacker

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Springtime in L.A.: The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival

20 April 2017 6:52 AM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Opening in Beverly Hills on April 26 and continuing to May 3, the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival will showcase contemporary and classic films highlighting the best in Jewish Cinema.Of the 27 films showing, 14 are Los Angeles premieres. One World Premiere, one North American Premiere and one U.S. Premiere make for some great discoveries.

An opportunity for film lovers to celebrate the rich tapestry of Jewish history, Jewish heritage and Jewish characters, the Opening Night Red Carpet Reception at Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills evening will honor one of the entertainment industry’s most beloved figures, Ed Asner, with the Los Angeles premiere of the documentary “My Friend Ed”, directed by Sharon Baker and executive produced by Liza Asner.

For his distinguished body of work as an actor, and for his relentless commitment to activism and to preserving Jewish life.

Ed Asner

You know him best as Lou Grant, »

- Sydney Levine

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45 Stars Who Came Face to Face With Their Wax Figures

11 April 2017 2:55 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Zoe Saldana had a lot of fun with her wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood this month - as did her husband, Marco Perego, who playfully pretended to kiss Zoe's lookalike. She isn't the only star who has come face to face with their man-made double, as Ed Sheeran, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani, and even Betty White have all been on hand to debut their twins at various wax museums around the world, and, naturally, it always lends itself to hilarious photo ops. Click through to see celebrities confronting their wax counterparts. »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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TV News Roundup: HBO Sets Date for Carl Reiner Documentary ‘If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast’

6 April 2017 4:19 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV News Roundup, HBO announced the premiere date of a new Carl Reiner-led doucmentary, NBCUniversal elects a new Executive VP, and more 


HBO announced today the official release date for its upcoming documentary, “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast,” which follows host Carl Reiner as he tracks down celebrated “nonagenarians and centenarians,” including: Mel Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, Kirk Douglas, Norman Lear, and Betty White. The documentary will debut exclusively on HBO June 5.


NBCUniversal announced today that Kerry Brockhage has been promoted to executive vice president and chief counsel for NBCUniversal Content Distribution. Brockhage spearheads the legal strategy for the distribution of NBCUniversal’s cable networks, NBC and Telemundo owned stations, regional sports networks, as well as the Olympics with all cable, satellite, telco partners, digital MVPDs, and emerging Ott/Ovd platforms.

The Firm announced today that it has hired television executive Corey Marsh as its new executive »

- Emily Mae Czachor

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‘If You’re Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast’ Documentary About 90+ Generation Gets June Bow On HBO

6 April 2017 11:59 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Tony Bennett, Mel Brooks, Kirk Douglas, Carl Reiner, Norman Lear, Stan Lee, Betty White and Dick Van Dyke — these are just some of the people interviewed for If You’re Not In the Obit, Eat Breakfast, a new documentary from producer George Shapiro and director Danny Gold that will bow June 5 on HBO. The film is a celebration of the vitality of those people who are going strong after age 90. Brooks is 90; Van Dyke 91; Lear, who will appear at Deadline’s Contenders Emmys… »

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‘If You’re Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast’ Documentary About 90+ Generation Gets June Bow On HBO

6 April 2017 11:59 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Tony Bennett, Mel Brooks, Kirk Douglas, Carl Reiner, Norman Lear, Stan Lee, Betty White and Dick Van Dyke — these are just some of the people interviewed for If You’re Not In the Obit, Eat Breakfast, a new documentary from producer George Shapiro and director Danny Gold that will bow June 5 on HBO. The film is a celebration of the vitality of those people who are going strong after age 90. Brooks is 90; Van Dyke 91; Lear, who will appear at Deadline’s Contenders Emmys… »

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Don Rickles, Legendary Comedian, Dead at Age 90

6 April 2017 11:25 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Legendary insult comic Don Rickles, known to his fans as “Mr. Warmth,” has died at the age of 90.

Rickles died of kidney failure in his Los Angeles home on Thursday, our sister site Variety reports. The news was confirmed by his publicist Paul Schrifin.

The comedian is perhaps best known for his frequent appearances on The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts, which ran on NBC throughout the 1970s and ’80s, and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He was also the star of the sitcom Cpo Sharkey, which ran from 1976-78, and the short-lived Don Rickles Show in 1972. Additional TV credits included Daddy Dearest and Foul-Ups, »

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Jimmy Kimmel, Lena Dunham And ‘Girls’ Gang Spoof ‘The Golden Girls’

5 April 2017 9:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Lena Dunham is Jimmy Kimmel’s guest tonight on ABC’s Jlk, because the penultimate episode of her HBO series Girls debuts this Sunday. To mark the occasion, Dunham and her Girls colleagues shot what they billed as a spoof of The Golden Girls, the long-running, mid-’80s/early-’90s NBC sitcom that starred Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty as four older women sharing a home in Miami. It was just like that, only R-rated, and the cast all had Steve… »

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Lena Dunham Gets ‘Golden’ — and Naked — with Jimmy Kimmel and the Ladies (and Gent) of Girls

5 April 2017 1:57 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Lena Dunham is taking her clothes off with Jimmy Kimmel — but all in the name of late-night TV.

Ahead of Wednesday evening’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the nightly talk show teased Dunham’s appearance with her Girls costars.

In the image shared on Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s Instagram account, 30-year-old Dunham, who plays Hannah on the HBO series, gets naked and only sports a short, white wig and pearls on the Golden Girls-inspired set.

Allison Williams (Marnie), Zosia Mamet (Shoshanna) and Jemima Kirke (Jessa) also joined in on the fun and traded their 20-something characters for Golden Girls-inspired costumes, »

- Natalie Stone

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Doris Day Finds Out She's 2 Years Older Than She Thought: 'Age Is Just a Number'

3 April 2017 10:06 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Talk about a birthday surprise!

Doris Day thought she would be celebrating her 93rd birthday on Monday, but in actuality, she was turning 95! The Associated Press obtained a copy of the actress' birth certificate from Ohio's Office of Vital Statistics, which confirmed that Day was born on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati.

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"I've always said that age is just a number and I have never paid much attention to birthdays," Day said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "But it's great to finally know how old I really am!"

Day's age has long been speculated, with various news outlets often estimating her age. "We get this question a lot, looks like we finally have the answer," the actress' spokesperson, Charley Cullen Walters, told THR. "The story I have heard the most is that at one point Doris was up for a role »

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Exclusive interview with actor and writer Tom Malloy

28 March 2017 11:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tai Freligh chats with actor and writer Tom Malloy

A critically acclaimed and award winning actor, Tom initially wowed Hollywood with his stunning turn in the indie-cult favorite Gravesend in 1998, which was produced by Oliver Stone. Tom is currently starring with comedian Scott Baker in the Amazon improv cop comedy Midtown (initially premiering at the La Comedy Festival, the show is now in its 2nd season).  Most recent films include #Screamers, Shattered, Hero Of The Underworld and Fair Haven.  Malloy is also a comedian, published author and motivational speaker.  He took time out of his schedule to talk to Tai Freligh about his latest projects.

Tell me about Fair Haven, which is in limited release this month and on Showtime in June?

Fair Haven is this beautiful Lgbt film that was directed by Kristen Karlhuber, who was a film student that I was mentoring at the time she brought the »

- Tai Freligh

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President Trump Puts Son-in-Law in Charge of ‘Overhauling’ Government as Jared Kushner Faces Senate Questioning — and Twitter Rage

27 March 2017 10:28 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Monday brings some good news — and some bad news — for Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump‘s son-in-law and senior adviser.

First, the bad news: The Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election is planning to grill Kushner, 36, about meetings he arranged with the Russian ambassador, Sergey I. Kislyak, The New York Times reported Monday, citing administration and congressional officials.

Among the meetings in question is a previously undisclosed sit-down with the head of Russia’s largest state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, which drew sanctions from the Obama administration after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014.

Until now, the »

- Tierney McAfee

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