Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper among SAG Awards presenters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Rami Malek are among the first presenters announced for Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Other presenters announced Wednesday by the actors union include Chadwick Boseman, Sam Elliott, Constance Wu, John David Washington, Adam Driver, and Michelle Yeoh.
Ken Jeong, Henry Golding, Angela Bassett, Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee and Joe Mazzello round out the list of first presenters.
Alan Alda to receive SAG Life Achievement Award in 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alan Alda will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award at next year's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.
The actors union announced Thursday that Alda will accept its highest honor on January 27. The award to given annually to an actor who fosters the "finest ideals of the acting profession."
Emmys: An epic proposal, but winners lacking in diversity
"The Proposal." It was a 2009 movie starring Sandra Bullock, but now will forever be the informal title of the 2018 Emmys telecast, thanks to a memorable romantic gesture from Emmy-winning director Glenn Weiss — who summoned the courage to propose to his girlfriend on live TV.
She said yes — thank the Lord. The stars in the audience responded with gasps (we saw you, Leslie Jones) and even tears (we saw you too, Queen Elizabeth — er, Claire Foy.)
Mister Rogers will be in the PBS ’hood, Betty White too
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.
MISTER ROGERS IN THE PBS 'HOOD
With Fred Rogers' legacy back in the spotlight, PBS wants viewers to remember that public television was the longtime home of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Betty White sees no point in slowing down at age 96, as long as her phone keeps ringing with offers to work.
The actress known for her roles in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls" is marking her 80th year in show business with a PBS special that looks at her life and career.
Moore, Georgia Engel and Gavin MacLeod are among those sharing insights in "Betty White: First Lady of Television," which debuts Aug. 21.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Junger Witt, the prolific TV producer behind "The Golden Girls," ''The Partridge Family" and "Soap," died Friday, a spokeswoman said. He was 77.
Witt died at his Los Angeles-area home after battling cancer, spokeswoman Pam Golum said.
He worked at Columbia Pictures before joining comedian-actor Danny Thomas' production company in 1973, where he and Thomas' son, Tony, teamed up.
Showering Betty White with love
Elephant, part of Zoo Miami’s Golden Girls, dies at 44
MIAMI (AP) — One of four older elephants brought to Zoo Miami to live out their "retirement years" has died.
Zoo spokesman Ron Magill tells local news outlets that Lisa, a 44-year-old African elephant, died Tuesday after lying down in her barn.
She was part of the "Golden Girls," named after the 1980s television sitcom starring Betty White, Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty.
Morgan Freeman to receive SAG Life Achievement Award in 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Morgan Freeman will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award at next year's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.
The actors union announced Tuesday that Freeman will accept its highest honor on Jan. 21, 2018.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thor, Captain America, Wonder Woman and Betty White have been invited to join the film academy.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed its latest invitees on Wednesday, which include several artists from the worlds of action and comedy.
"We are looking in areas that historically we hadn't," film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in an interview. The organization invited 774 new members to join its ranks — the largest class ever.
TV specials pay tribute to Mary Tyler Moore
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television is paying tribute to Mary Tyler Moore, one of its adored leading ladies.
Moore, who died Wednesday at age 80, will be the focus of broadcast specials.
"Mary Tyler Moore: Love is All Around," is a new CBS News special airing 9 p.m. EST Thursday. Gayle King, co-host of "CBS This Morning," will anchor the salute to Moore's life and legacy.
Fans celebrate Betty White on actress’ 95th birthday
Betty White says the best thing about being 95 is that she's still employed.
The actress is celebrating her birthday Tuesday. She tells Yahoo's Katie Couric that she's "most grateful" for still getting job offers. She says she appreciates "the fact that people have been so kind to me all these years."
SC man launces fundraiser to protect Betty White from 2016
Following a string of celebrity deaths in 2016, a South Carolina man wants to be a guard for Betty White.
Following the death of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher on Tuesday, a South Carolina man wants to make sure White isn’t next.