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  • TV Academy Awards Six Interactive Media Emmys

    The interactive media wing of the Television Academy handed out six juried awards for the 66th annual Emmy Awards at an event Wednesday at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre. Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media is divided into four...
  • Don Pardo dies at 96; 'Saturday Night Live' announcer

    Don Pardo, the legendary NBC announcer whose deep, resonant voice was heard for more than three decades on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 96. Pardo died Monday evening, according to NBC spokesman Rich Licata. The cause was not given, but...
  • Praising Today's TV Plums Doesn't Require Sour Take on Yesteryear

    Television is rightly basking in the glory of its perceived new Golden Age, with even high-minded literary bastions and sequel-weary film critics increasingly showering praise upon the medium. At times, though, the corollary of lionizing the current...
  • Emmy Parties 2014: The Complete Guide

    Emmy weekend will be busier than usual this year, with the telecast shifting to Monday and contending with rush hour traffic near downtown L.A.'s Nokia Theatre. The party scene will also be complicated by Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards at the Forum in...
  • 'Fargo' star Allison Tolman is having quite a year

    'Fargo' star Allison Tolman is having quite a year
    August 2013: Chicago actress Allison Tolman, unemployed and doing temp work in the mornings, stops by her agent's office to tape an audition for the new FX series "Fargo." August 2014: Tolman is headed to the Emmys. That's quite a 12-month span....
  • Marco Zappia, editor, dead at 76

    Marco Zappia, editor, dead at 76
    Marco Zappia, a 50-year Burbank resident and winner of two Emmy awards for his post-production editing work, passed away Dec. 22 in Ventura surrounded by family. He was 76. According to his son, Robert, Marco Zappia helped produce shows at various...
  • Film, TV Producer Paul Pompian Dies at 72

    Award winning motion picture and television producer Paul Pompian, best known for films including "The Watcher," "Swimming Upstream," "Waste Land," Truman Capote's "Children on Their Birthdays," "Resurrection," "The Stepford Children," "Time Served,"...
  • Six Biz Leaders Join TV Academy's Exec Committee

    TV Academy chairman-CEO Bruce Rosenblum has enlisted six top biz execs to join the executive committee that helps advise the org and its leaders. The appointees are: FX's John Landgraf, HBO's Michael Lombardo, Sony Pictures TV's Steve Mosko, Netflix's...
  • 'Top Chef's' Padma Lakshmi on Keeping the Cooking Show Fresh

    With nearly a dozen seasons and a handful of spinoffs, Bravo's "Top Chef" still remains a fan -- and critics' -- favorite. It's also an awards darling, continually receiving Emmy nods and, somewhat famously, upsetting "The Amazing Race" for the reality...
  • Showtime's 'Shameless' Switches to Comedy for Emmy Race

    Showtime's "Shameless" is switching sides in the Emmy race this year, submitting in comedy series categories after three years in the drama heat. The move was OK'd by Television Academy officials. The John Wells Prods./Warner Bros. TV series starring...
  • Can Ricky Gervais Sell Cars? Audi Thinks So

    To launch its new A3 sedan, Audi of America is turning to Ricky Gervais to drive home the message that consumers should never compromise. To hammer home the message, it cast Gervais, a comedian who is often blasted by critics for his acidic sense of...