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.
‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Return: Damon Wayans and Kevin Hart to Play Willis and Arnold Jackson
Set to return next month, the sitcom has the likes of Damon Wayans and Kevin Hart. To some old fans who got to watch the series back in the days, the sitcom’s return will for sure provoke nostalgia. While the filmmakers haven’t named the whole team of ‘The Facts of Life’ reboot, Wayans and Hart have been announced to be playing different characters. Wayans will take the part of the adopted child, Arnold Jackson, which was initially played by Gary Coleman back in the days, as Hart plays Willis Jackson, who in the film is Arnold’s older brother. The news about the sitcom’s return was broken by Kimmel during his late-night talk show on Thursday.thewestsidegazette.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)LOS ANGELES – 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.
'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.
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."
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