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  • Emmy Telecast's Fate Rests on the Speeches of its Winners

    If first-time Emmy host Seth Meyers takes to the stage Aug. 25 and begins belting out a well-known TV theme song or performing a little soft-shoe, just know that something has gone horribly awry during the telecast. "If I sing and/or dance that is a good...
  • Emmys Behind the Scenes: From Streisand's Shoe Crisis to Jimmy Fallon's Springsteen Send-up

    By Steve Pond LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - They don't have the glamour and prestige (or the ratings) of the Oscars, the enormous scale of the Grammys, the looseness of the Golden Globes or the class of the Kennedy Center Honors. They blow through emcees...
  • Academy Unveils 21 Feats on Oscar's Sci-Tech Short List

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' scientific and technical awards committee has tapped 21 scientific and technical achievements for awards consideration. The list consists of 16 "investigations," as the Academy calls them, as the org look...
  • Dorri McWhorter, CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

     Dorri McWhorter, CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
    Dorri McWhorter, the shoe-obsessed, Beyonce-referencing, financially minded CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, leans on the kitchen island of her Chinatown loft as she draws arrows on a piece of paper. It looks like a bunch of scribbles. But it's...
  • Oscars and Academy Museum On Track, Says President Cheryl Boone Isaacs

    Cheryl Boone Isaacs on Wednesday said her proudest accomplishment last year was the Oscarcast, while goals for next year include "extending our global footprint." And, yes, she confirmed, the Academy Museum is still on track for a 2017 opening. As she...
  • Kanae Minato's 'Confessions' hits its mark with a vengeance

    Kanae Minato's 'Confessions' hits its mark with a vengeance
    Before she became a bestselling novelist, Kanae Minato was a Japanese home economics teacher and housewife. Somewhere between the laundry and cooking, she wrote her debut, "Confessions," the most delightfully evil book you will read this year....
  • Q&A: Emmy Producer Don Mischer on the Big Night

    The man in the control room on Emmy night is legendary award-winning producer Don Mischer, who's been at the helm 10 times (along with numerous Academy Awards ceremonies, Super Bowl halftime shows and more). He gives Variety a sneak peek at the plans...
  • Meet Jason Travis, the movie buff in our midst

    Meet Jason Travis, the movie buff in our midst
    In the early days of the tourist boom that now has the city awash in bus-boat-foot tours, clogging the summer sidewalks, streets and river, I remember a "guide" on one of the boat tours who had, shall we say, a unique take on our town. He would point to...
  • 'Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' Heads Back to Broadway

    The 1978 musical "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" will get its first Broadway revival next year in a new staging directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford (pictured above). Few details have been set for the upcoming production, other than a timeline...
  • Campaign for Sweetened California Incentives Receives Hollywood Push

    With a key legislative vote looming in Sacramento, backers of improving California's production tax credit have honored 32 Emmy-nominated shows for shooting in Los Angeles rather than going to incentive-rich locations. In a Thursday gathering at the 1600...
  • Pistorius felt vulnerable, anxious before shooting, defense says

    Pistorius felt vulnerable, anxious before shooting, defense says
    The lawyer for Oscar Pistorius told a Pretoria high court judge Friday that the South African Olympian should be acquitted of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, because he acted reasonably when he fired four shots through a locked bathroom door...