Emmy Organizers Honor TV Crime Show Host John Walsh

(Reuters) – “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh, whose TV crime show has helped police capture 1,500 fugitives and find 50 missing children since 1988, is being given an honorary award from organizers of the Emmys. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said on Tuesday said it will give its Governors Award to Walsh […]

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HBO’S Phil Spector Biopic Faces Possible Protest

By Joshua L. Weinstein LOS ANGELES (TheWrap) – David Mamet’s newest project — an HBO movie about record producer and murderer Phil Spector — is under fire from friends of the woman whom Spector is convicted of killing. Friends of Lana Clarkson are afraid of how Mamet will portray the late actress, and are threatening […]

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Networks, Emmys, Reach 8-year, $66 Million Deal

By LYNN ELBER, AP LOS ANGELES — The Emmy Awards and the four major TV networks agreed to an eight-year, $66 million deal that allows for changes in the ceremony marking its 63rd year in September. After protracted negotiations, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences‘ board of governors approved the deal Wednesday night with […]

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Top 20 Prime-Time TV Programs

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by the Nielsen Co. for Aug. 23-29. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. ‘Emmy Awards,’ NBC, 13.5 million. 2. ‘America’s Got Talent‘ (Tuesday), NBC, 10.8 million. 3. ‘America’s Got Talent‘ (Wednesday), NBC, 10.52 million. 4. Exhibition Football: Pittsburgh at Denver, Fox, 10.13 million. 5. ‘NCIS,’ CBS, 9.19 million. 6. […]

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Ben Silverman Talks Emmy Nomination, ‘Office’ Future

With ‘The Office‘, ‘Ugly Betty‘, ‘The Biggest Loser‘, and ‘Nashville Star‘ among his executive producer credits, Ben Silverman can sell television shows. If only he could bottle his enthusiasm, the world would be in a much better mood. The former co-chairman of NBC Entertainment, now leading his new venture Electus, a next generation multimedia studio […]

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Clooney to Receive TV Academy’s Humanitarian Award

LOS ANGELES – George Clooney will be recognized for his humanitarian efforts at the Emmy Awards. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will present the 49-year-old actor with its Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the ceremony next month. Clooney is being honored for the ‘Hope for Haiti‘ TV special, which is nominated for an […]

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