Martin, McDonald, Porter join stars in telethon for Ukraine
A roster of film, TV and theater all-stars — including Steve Martin, Annette Bening, Billy Porter, Audra McDonald, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Chenoweth, David Hyde Pierce and Rosie Perez — have signed up for a 10-hour telethon to raise money for the victims of the war in Ukraine.
Ms. Pat Finding Her New Groove by Playing Clubs and Prepping Her New BET+ Sitcom
Ms. Pat has spent her pandemic shooting the first season of the new BET+ sitcom based on her life, based on her book "Rabbit" - and is more than a little excited to be finding her groove again on stage as a stand up.houstonpress.com
Even more chaotic than usual, Globes still had their moments
(NBC via AP)In the opening moments of a Golden Globes night even more chaotic and confounding than usual, co-host Tina Fey raised a theoretical question: “Could this whole night have been an email?” Only the next three hours would tell. Or Chloé Zhao, making history as the first woman of Asian descent to win best director (and the first woman since 1984.) AdOf course, there were the usual confounding results and baffling snubs, compounded here by some epic Zoom fails. ZHAO MAKES HISTORYWhen Zhao won best director for her haunting and elegant “Nomadland,” she was the first woman of Asian descent to win that award. It was updated on March 3, 2021, to correct the nationality of director of “Nomadland.” Chloe Zhao is Chinese, not Asian American.
TV legend Norman Lear credits journey to laughter, family
In this video grab issued Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, by NBC, Norman Lear accepts the Carol Burnett television achievement award at the Golden Globe Awards. (NBC via AP)LOS ANGELES – Norman Lear made TV relevant with “All in the Family” and more 20th-century sitcoms, and he's accomplished the same for himself as a working producer who's nearing his 99th birthday. But Lear was modest as he accepted the Carol Burnett Award for his decades of achievement — and the decades themselves — at Sunday's virtual Golden Globes ceremony. “I've had a lifetime of partners, performers, associations and creative talents for which I am eternally grateful,” Lear said, adding there would be “an entirely different Norman Lear here with you tonight” without them. The Carol Burnett Award is an honorary Golden Globe given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for outstanding contributions to television.
The Latest: 'Nomadland' wanders into the Globe winner circle
(Searchlight Pictures via AP)(AP) – The Latest on the Golden Globe ceremony (all times local):8:05 p.m.“Nomadland” has come in from the desert to take the Golden Globe for best picture in the drama category. Earlier, Chloe Zhao became the first woman of Asian descent to win the Golden Globe for best director for the film. It’s the first acting Golden Globe for the 36-year-old singer, songwriter and actress Day. Ad___7:40 p.m.Six months after his death at age 43, Chadwick Boseman has won a Golden Globe. ___5:10 p.m.Tina Fey and Amy Poehler began the pandemic-era Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, delivering a split-screen opening from separate coasts.
'Nomadland,' 'Borat' win at a socially distant Golden Globes
She’s only the second woman in the history of the Globes to win, and the first since Barbra Streisand won for “Yentl” in 1984. Its star, guerilla comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, also won best actor in a comedy. “The Queen's Gambit” won best limited series, and best actress in the category for Anya Taylor-Joy. “Schitt's Creek,” the Pop TV series that found a wider audience on Netflix, won best comedy series for its final season. Catherine O'Hara also took best actress in a comedy series.
Phoenix, Erivo and ‘Barb and Star’ among Globes presenters
This combination photo shows, from left, Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Joaquin Phoenix, Kristen Wiig and Renee Zellweger, who are among the first presenters announced for the Golden Globes awards ceremony. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – “Barb and Star” are headed to the Golden Globes — actors Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo will be among the presenters at the upcoming ceremony. Wiig and Mumolo's latest film, “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar,” was released last week and some are already calling the campy film a cult classic. She’s won Golden Globes for her acting “Klute,” “Julia” and “Coming Home.”Norman Lear will be honored with the Carol Burnett Award, a counterpart to the DeMille Award that focuses on life achievement in television. Netflix dominated the nominations earlier this month, with its film “Mank” and its television series “The Crown” the leading nominees.
Golden Globes to honor legendary TV producer Norman Lear
The Golden Globes will bestow the Carol Burnett Award to Lear during the 78th annual awards ceremony next month. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)LOS ANGELES – Norman Lear made his mark as a television producer who strived to explore race relation issues through his famed sitcoms “All in the Family” and “Good Times.” And now, the Golden Globes will honor Lear with its TV special achievement trophy. Nominations for the upcoming Golden Globes are scheduled to be announced Feb. 3. As a social activist, Lear founded advocacy organization People for the American Way. He also founded several other non-profits to promote thoughtful citizenship, including the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication.
What makes Norman Lear, at 98, still tick?
"It's another day," said Norman Lear. And Norman Lear has lived quite a long and remarkable life. Producer Norman Lear. When asked what makes him tick, Lear said, "I have six children and four grandchildren. And looking forward, Norman Lear says he doesn't want to miss a thing.cbsnews.com
What makes Norman Lear, at 98, still tick?
What makes Norman Lear, at 98, still tick? In January 1971 "All in the Family" premiered on CBS. Fifty years later, the co-creator of that classic situation comedy, Norman Lear, explains the importance of laughter in keeping him going strong at the age of 98. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jonathan LaPook (Lear's son-in-law) recently spent time with Lear, making a home movie like no other, in which the legendary producer reveals what makes him tick.cbsnews.com
This week on "Sunday Morning" (January 10)
For more info:WASHINGTON: The history of the U.S. Capitol | Watch VideoAs a symbol and an institution, the United States Capitol Building is more than just the seat of our government. For more info:PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including longtime Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, and documentary filmmaker Michael Apted (the "Up" series). NATURE: Elephant sealsThe Emmy Award-winning "CBS Sunday Morning" is broadcast on CBS Sundays beginning at 9:00 a.m. Find out when "Sunday Morning" airs in your city"Sunday Morning" also streams on CBSN beginning at 9:00 a.m. You can also download the free "Sunday Morning" audio podcast at iTunes and at Play.it.cbsnews.com
'Two and a Half Men' star Conchata Ferrell dies at 77
FILE - Conchata Ferrell arrives at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 16, 2007, in Los Angeles. Ferrell, who became known for her role as Berta the housekeeper on TVs Two and a Half Men, has died. A publicist says the actor died in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles following cardiac arrest, with her family at her side. Ferrell died Monday at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles following cardiac arrest, according to publicist Cynthia Snyder. She received two Emmy supporting actress Emmy nominations for “Two and a Half Men,” and a nod for her role as Susan Bloom on “L.A.
'Who's the Boss?' gets reboot with Tony Danza, Alyssa Milano
is in the works at Sony Pictures Television, with Danza and Milano set to reprise their father-daughter roles from the 1980s-'90s sitcom. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES A brand new life is ahead for the vintage sitcom "Who's the Boss? and its devoted fans. Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano are set to reprise their father-daughter roles for a sequel that's in the works at Sony Pictures Television, the studio said Tuesday. The original series created by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter ran from 1984 to 1992 and was a hit for ABC, if not a critical darling. Veteran producer Norman Lear, part of the remake of his original series One Day at a Time, is among the Who's the Boss? producers, as are Danza and Milano.
Stars react to nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards
Washington was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Erin Simkin/Hulu via AP)LOS ANGELES Stars such as Kerry Washington, Christina Applegate and Rachel Brosnahan have expressed excitement after being nominated for the upcoming 72nd Emmy Awards. He was nominated for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for his role in the HBO film Bad Education." He is nominated for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for Black Monday.___Im grateful for the continued love for all corners of our Maisel family. She is nominated for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for Dead To Me.___This one strikes differently.
'All in the Family,' 'Good Times' live special: What to know about Jimmy Kimmel, Norman Lear holiday show
During the first special back in May , Kimmel and Lear teamed up for a primetime live presentation of episodes of "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons. The May special was nominated for three Emmy awards, winning Outstanding Variety Special (Live), and a Critics' Choice Award. "All in the Family" originally ran on CBS from 1971 to 1979 and followed a working-class white family in Queens. "Several of the cast members from the first "Live" special back in May are returning for round two. Pam Fryman and Andy Fisher will direct the live special, which is produced by Kimmelot, ACT III Productions, Gary Sanchez Productions, D'Arconville, Simpson Street and Sony Pictures Television.abc13.com
'All in the Family,' 'Good Times' return to TV with 'Live in Front of a Studio Audience'
CULVER CITY, Calif. -- The Emmy-winning "Live in Front of a Studio Audience" was such a hit with television watchers last spring, it's back for a second round.Executive producers Norman Lear, Jimmy Kimmel and Brent Miller will bring us another episode of "All in the Family" and now "Good Times. "It was his heart and soul as a viewer who remembered way back and wanted to do this 45 years later. ""I'm such a fan of Norman Lear and this show and it's cool that we're getting to do this with 'Good Times,' which is another show I loved as a kid," said Woody Harrelson, who plays Archie Bunker. "Jharrel Jerome will take part in the "Good Times" episode. "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family/Good Times" airs the night of Wednesday Dec. 18 on ABC.abc13.com
Comedy legends Burnett, Tomlin, Newhart, Lear and Reiner celebrated by Paley Center for Media
BEVERLY HILLS -- The Paley Center for Media honored five true television comedy legends: Norman Lear, Carl Reiner, Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin and Carol Burnett. "It's all of us together and that really makes me happy," said Burnett.Burnett knows the power of the laughter. He's also been a part of hundreds of hours of bringing laughter to television comedy. "It gets you past those moments, those dark moments," said Newhart. "Proceeds from this event will go to support the creation of The Paley Center's comedy collection, which will celebrate eight decades of comedic moments in television.abc13.com
'Good Times' is the next retro sitcom to get the live treatment on ABC
1974: The sitcom "Good Times," focusing on a black family living in a poor housing project in inner-city Chicago, debuts. The specials remake classic episodes of trailblazing producer Norman Lear's most popular TV shows in front of an audience and airs them live. The first show was nominated for three Emmy Awards and won for Outstanding Variety Special (Live). "Only Jimmy and Norman can top what they accomplished the first time," Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment, said in the release. ABC didn't reveal which actors will star in the "holiday-inspired live event" set to air December 18.
'All in the Family,' 'Good Times' live special coming to ABC in December
Jimmy Kimmel and legendary television writer Norman Lear are teaming up again for another "Live in Front of a Studio Audience" special on ABC, this time with classic episodes of "All in the Family" and "Good Times. "The May special was nominated for three Emmy awards, winning Outstanding Variety Special (Live). Over the course of three airings, it reached 23.5 million total viewers, according to figures provided by ABC.ABC has not yet announced casting details for the Dec. 18 live special. It's not clear which episodes will be presented, though Kimmel revealed Tuesday in a news release that the live special will include a holiday episode. Lear added.Lear, Kimmel, Brent Miller, Washington, Ferrell and Justin Theroux will serve as executive producers for the Sony Pictures Television-produced special.abc13.com
Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear celebrate Emmy nominations for 'Live' sitcom tribute
HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES -- Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear took part in an event to celebrate their Emmy nominations. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" has an Emmy nomination for outstanding Variety talk series. And the special, "Live in Front of a Studio Audience," which Kimmel hosted and executive produced with Norman Lear, is up for three Emmys.Kimmel was thrilled at the chance to pay tribute to the timeless work of 97-year-old Lear. Kimmel and five other late night talk shows have booked a special "mystery guest. "Kimmel and Lear will team up for two more live TV events.abc13.com
Norman Lear, Jimmy Kimmel plan more live TV show specials
Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel are returning with two more editions of their "Live in Front of a Studio Audience" for ABC. In addition to Lear and Kimmel, the specials are executive produced by Will Ferrell, Justin Theroux and Lear's producing partner, Brent Miller. The special was a ratings hit and is currently contending for three Emmy Awards, including outstanding live variety special. Almost immediately, it caused fan chatter as to which of Lear's other shows or episodes could be next. We can get it so easily now and there's no longer that excitement of finding a Playboy under a blanket."
The 2019 Emmys by the Numbers: Breaking Down All the Historic Facts, Trivia and Groundbreaking
12 nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Meanwhile, Howard, Mock and Our Lady J became the first transgender people nominated for Outstanding Drama Series for their work as producers on Pose. 0 f**king Emmy nominations for The Good Fight. This year, it was expected to be a contender, with Baranski earning her first Lead Actress nomination, but it was snubbed. As Lockhart would say, F**k it!RELATED CONTENT:2019 Emmy Nominations: The Complete ListEmmy Awards 2019: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises2019 Emmys: What to Expect When the Nominations Are Announced
'One Day at a Time' Revived for Season 4 at Pop TV
One Day at a Timehas officially been revived for a fourth season after Netflix canceled the critically acclaimed sitcom in March. A new, 13-episode season will debut exclusively on Pop in 2020, before airing on CBS later in the year. Three months ago, I was heartbroken with the news of our beloved One Day at a Times cancellation. And one last thank you to, Pop, for having the guts to be that first cable network. Stephen Tobolowsky (@Tobolowsky) June 27, 2019See more on the show in the video below!
A reading of Norman Lear's latest comedy, "Guess Who Died?"
Last November, during the Austin Film Festival, TV legend Norman Lear brought together a group of actors for a reading of his newest comedy. "Guess Who Died?," set in a senior living community. The comedy pokes fun at Lear's contemporaries.cbsnews.com
"We are the World" celebrates 30th anniversary
"We are the World" celebrates 30th anniversary A group of performers who sang in the original "We are the World" reunited in Los Angeles for the song's 30th anniversary. Also, the Television Academy honored TV producer Norman Lear. Suzanne Marques reports on the day's top entertainment stories.cbsnews.com
Lear Buys Declaration Of Independence
Television producer Norman Lear and a partner paid $8.14 million for a 1776 copy of the Declaration of Independence, and Lear says he is going to make it the star of a patriotic road show. "Ninety-nine percent of all Americans will never see this document," Lear said. In 1991, Sotheby's sold it at auction for a then record $2.4 million to Thursday's seller: Visual Equities, a fine-art investment firm in Atlanta. He said he went to view the document at Sotheby's and wept when he read the opening lines of the declaration, then enlisted Hayden's help in obtaining it. Sotheby's had initially predicted the document would sell for between $4 million and $6 million.cbsnews.com