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Emmy Awards’ virtual ceremony could end up a ‘beautiful disaster’

Emmy Awards’ virtual ceremony could end up a ‘beautiful disaster’

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Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has said this year's Emmy Awards, which is taking place virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic, could end up a "beautiful disaster".Kimmel, who will be hosting the live TV awards ceremony, will oversee proceedings from the usual Staples Centre in Los Angeles - but without a packed audience or a red carpet. Producers who have sent around 130 video kits to celebrities around the world will cut to the winners as they are announced for their remote acceptance speeches. Image: Olivia Colman as the Queen in trailer for season four of The Crown. Pic: Netflix Plenty of British talent will be in with a chance of winning.Olivia Colman is up for best drama actress for her portrayal of the Queen in The Crown, th...
Dwayne Johnson tears down faulty security gate to get to work

Dwayne Johnson tears down faulty security gate to get to work

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Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Film star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson tore down the security gate at his home when it malfunctioned and prevented him from getting to work. "Not my finest hour, but a man's gotta go to work," the Moana and Jungle Cruise star captioned Friday's Instagram photo of the damaged gate he tossed on the lawn. Advertisement "We experienced a power outage due to severe storms, causing my front gate not to open," he explained. "I tried to override the hydraulic system to open the gates, which usually works when power goes out -- but this time it wouldn't. Made some calls to see how fast I can get the gate tech on site, but I didn't have 45 min to wait. By this time, I know I have hundreds of production crew members waiting for me to come to work so we can start our day. So I did what...
Famous birthdays for Sept. 19: Joan Lunden, Jeremy Irons

Famous birthdays for Sept. 19: Joan Lunden, Jeremy Irons

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Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include: Advertisement -- Businessman George Cadbury in 1839 -- Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski in 1905 -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell in 1907 -- Austrian automobile designer Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche in 1909 -- British author William Golding in 1911 -- Actor/writer/host James Lipton in 1926 -- Actor Adam West in 1928 File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI -- Actor David McCallum in 1933 (age 87) -- Singer Bill Medley in 1940 (age 80) -- Singer Mama Cass Elliot in 1941 -- Singer Freda Payne in 1942 (age 78) -- Baseball Hall of Fame member Joe Morgan in 1943 (age 77) -- Singer/songwriter David Bromberg in...
Alex Scott thanks fans for support after online abuse

Alex Scott thanks fans for support after online abuse

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Broadcaster Alex Scott has thanked fans for their "love and support" following online abuse after she was connected with A Question Of Sport.The TV pundit, former footballer and ex-Strictly star also played down suggestions she was lined up to replace Sue Barker on the BBC One show. Match Of The Day's Gary Lineker tweeted congratulations to Scott on the role on Thursday, but later deleted it.The BBC denied that any decision has been made over the new presenting team.The corporation said: "No conversations have been had about the future line-up,"Sue Barker 'sad' to leave A Question of SportHowever, newspaper reports during the week suggested Scott was being lined up to replace Barker, who is exiting the show after 24 years.It is p...
Famous birthdays for Sept. 18: Aisha Tyler, Anna Deavere Smith

Famous birthdays for Sept. 18: Aisha Tyler, Anna Deavere Smith

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Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include: Advertisement -- English poet/lexicographer Samuel Johnson, writer of the first English dictionary, in 1709 -- Pope Gregory XVI in 1765 -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story in 1779 -- French physicist Leon Foucault, inventor of the gyroscope, in 1819 -- Actor Greta Garbo in 1905 -- Actor Robert Blake in 1933 (age 87) -- Film producer Bud Greenspan in 1926 -- Comedian Fred Willard in 1939 -- Singer/actor Frankie Avalon in 1940 (age 80) -- Actor Anna Deavere Smith in 1950 (age 70) File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI -- Musician Dee Dee Ramone in 1951 -- U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Be...