Oscar-winning, 'irreplaceable' Cloris Leachman dies at 94
Leachman died in her sleep of natural causes at her home in Encinitas, California, publicist Monique Moss said Wednesday. “Nothing I could say would top the enormity of my love for you,” posted Ed Asner of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show." In 1989, Leachman toured in “Grandma Moses,” a play in which she aged from 45 to 101. Phyllis was so unexpectedly engaging that Leachman starred in a spinoff series of her own, “Phyllis,” which ran on CBS from 1975 to 1977. Cloris Leachman grew up on the outskirts of Des Moines, Iowa, where she was born in 1926.
Yes, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ deserved all of those Emmys, and you can finally watch the final season on Netflix Oct. 7
On Sunday evening’s socially distanced Emmy Awards, the Canadian comedy “Schitt’s Creek” made TV history by sweeping all of the major comedy awards it was nominated for, including all of the acting categories. “Schitt’s Creek” follows the rich Rose family, which is forced to move into a motel in the small town of Schitt’s Creek after they lose all of their money. It’s a fish out of water-type scenario, but as the Rose family begins to assimilate to the quirky town, viewers begin to fall in love with the quirky Roses. In reality, the cast of “Schitt’s Creek” should have been getting recognized by the Emmys for years now, but it was only until 2019 that the show and actors got recognized for their work. But there is no better way to go out on your last season of TV than by making history, right?
Aniston is award-worthy first responder in Emmy fire skit
LOS ANGELES – Jennifer Aniston missed out on an Emmy but proved herself as an award-worthy first responder when a ceremony stunt got overheated. In a bit during Sunday night's Emmys, host Jimmy Kimmel sprayed an envelope holding a winner's name with disinfectant then, for good measure, dropped it in a wire wastebasket and set it on fire. So far, so good, ceremony executive producer Reginald Hudlin said Monday. A test had been run beforehand, with a booster added to make the fire more visible, and things were going as planned when the scene was shot — including Aniston to the rescue. She sprayed the wastebasket again, but as she and Kimmel bantered the fire flared again, bigger, and "we're like 'uh oh,'" Hudlin said.
Niecy Nash Announces Split From Husband Jay Tucker
Niecy Nash and Jay Tucker have split. Nash and Tucker have been married since June 2011. Nash called her Malibu wedding to Tucker, an electrical engineer, a "dream come true" in an interview with Life & Style magazine in 2011. However, she and Tucker were together at the 2016 Emmys, where she made him blush during a cute exchange. To see the former couple in happier times, watch the video below: EXCLUSIVE: Niecy Nash Confesses She Had Sex Before Hitting the Emmys Red Carpet Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:Finally, the Reign of Niecy Nash, the Dramatic Actress (Exclusive)Niecy Nash Adorably Makes Her Husband Blush on 2016 Emmys Red CarpetEXCLUSIVE: Niecy Nash Applauds Steve Harvey for Owning Up to Miss Universe Blunder: 'Mistakes Happen'
'The Simpsons,' 'Rick and Morty' producer J. Michael Mendel dies
J. Michael Mendel, the Emmy-winning producer who worked on "Rick and Morty" and "The Simpsons," has died. (CNN) - J. Michael Mendel, the Emmy-winning producer who worked on "Rick and Morty" and "The Simpsons," has died two days short of his 55th birthday. Adult Swim, the US television network which has broadcast Rick and Morty since its debut in 2013, released a statement on Twitter saying: "All of us at Adult Swim are devastated by the untimely passing of Rick and Morty producer Mike Mendel. Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Rick and Morty, paid tribute to Mendel by tweeting on Monday: "My friend, partner, and line producer Mike Mendel passed away. Mendel then produced 22 episodes of "Rick and Morty," winning a fourth Emmy for his work last year.
Naomi Watts on Pressure Surrounding 'Game of Thrones' Prequel: 'I'm Trying Not
After the success of Game of Thrones, Naomi Watts is seeing how high the stakes are for the prequel! ET's Nischelle Turner spoke with the actress at the HBO Emmys after-party on Sunday night, where she discussed the daunting pressure she's facing as the star of the upcoming prequel series after GoT claimed the top prize of the evening, Outstanding Drama Series. In 2018, long before GoT even ended, the prequel starring Watts began production. See more Game of Thrones updates below. RELATED CONTENT:Kit Harington Says He Still Hasn't Seen the Final Season of 'Game of Thrones''Game of Thrones' Cast Had the Most Fun Reuniting at 2019 EmmysPeter Dinklage Sets Emmy Record With Fourth Win for 'Game of Thrones'
'DWTS' Pro Witney Carson Says She and Husband Are 'Baby Hungry' (Exclusive)
Could Witney Carson be bumpin' through the ballroom next season? During an interview with ET's Leanne Aguilera at the 2019 Emmys on Sunday, the Dancing With the Stars pro revealed she's getting "baby hungry." "I'm shocked I'm even saying this, but we're getting a little bit baby hungry, which is, like, crazy for me because I've never been baby hungry ever in my life." "All of a sudden just, like, this year, I've been so baby hungry," she revealed. Christie Brinkley Gets Cast Removed Less Than 2 Weeks After 'DWTS' Injury'DWTS' Pro Witney Carson Opens Up About 'Really Hard' Death of Her Father-in-Law (Exclusive)
Emmys could use regular home after record-low ratings
Michelle Williams accepts the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie award for "Fosse/Verdon" onstage during the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sept. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. Every other major awards show has one. The noble idea was that everyone would be invested in the Emmys, and thus have a stake in its success. The Television Academy renewed its broadcast deal last year, ensuring that the awards would continue to rotate among the Big Four through 2026. Overall, preliminary ratings for the Emmys swooned by more than 20% compared to last year, the kind of drop that gets people's attention.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Reveals Whether She's Reconsidering Ending 'Fleabag' Following
Phoebe Waller-Bridge has said that Fleabag's second season would be its last. But that was before her series won a handful of Emmys during Sunday night's telecast -- including Outstanding Comedy Series. "I mean, to be honest, this just feels like the most beautiful, beautiful way to say goodbye to it, actually," Waller-Bridge said in the press room. Not only did Fleabag take home the Emmys' top comedy honor, but Waller-Bridge won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, breaking Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus' six-year winning streak. Both the Outstanding Comedy and Lead Actress in a Comedy categories will be back up for grabs next year, now Fleabag is officially, officially over.
Peter Dinklage Sets Emmy Record With Fourth Win for 'Game of Thrones'
The Game of Thrones star collected his fourth Emmy on Sunday, wrapping up his eight-season run as Tyrion Lannister on the HBO series in epic fashion. With Dinklages fourth win in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category, in which he has received nominations in for every season of Game of Thrones, he sets a new record with the most Emmys ever in the category. It's been about 10 years...," Dinklage said onstage to accept his award, referencing the last decade dedicated to Game of Thrones. The most decorated Game of Thrones actor, Dinklage holds the record for the most Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series nominations with eight. Game of Thrones leads all shows this year with 32 Emmy nominations, where it is up for seven major drama categories being presented during Sundays telecast, including Outstanding Drama Series.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Hilariously Repeats Her Acceptance Speech as 'Fleabag' Wins Big
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is already having an astonishingly good night at the 2019 Primetime Emmys! Just minutes after snagging the prize for outstanding writing in a comedy series, she took the stage once again to accept the prize for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her show Fleabag. The double win forced her to hilariously to repeat some excerpts from her prior speech!. "I find acting really hard and really painful," Waller-Bridge joked just minutes after telling the audience she finds writing really hard and really painful. On top of Waller-Bridge's two wins, director Harry Bradbeer also won for outstanding directing for a comedy series.
Kristen Bell Talks 'Best Friend' Ted Danson and End of 'The Good Place'
Kristen Bell dazzled in a delightful hand-beaded Dior gown at the 2019 Emmys in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday. And, its a good thing her children werent around when she was getting ready in it! Bells show, The Good Place, was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, while her co-star and best friend in the world, Ted Danson, was up for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He, like me, is a people-pleaser, so he wants to make everyone happy, but ultimately I think hes got to know [that] hes Ted Danson, whether he wins awards of not. I think it will please people, but its hard for us because we really like working there.See more from the 2019 Emmys below.
Kim Kardashian West Is Elegant in Black Velvet Dress at Emmy Awards 2019
Kim Kardashian West is simple and elegant at the 2019 Emmys. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star arrived to the 71st annual Emmy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles, wearing a simply chic, fitted black velvet dress by Vivienne Westwood. The star styled the look with layers of silver chain and cross necklaces, neutral makeup and loose waves. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImagesLast weekend, the 38-year-old mom of four attended the Creative Arts Emmy Awards and wore a similar dress -- a fitted, black velvet asymmetric style, topped off with an updo. Amy Sussman/Getty ImagesSee more major fashion moments from the Emmys red carpet by clicking through the gallery below.
Zendaya Is an Emerald Goddess at 2019 Emmys
The always-fashionable Euphoria star looked glam and gorgeous at the Emmys on Sunday, walking the red carpet in a look that will undoubtedly turn heads. Zendaya stole the show in a strapless emerald green gown, which she paired with matching satin heels and sparkly silver jewelry. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty ImagesZendaya's Emmys appearance comes just over a week after she debuted a plethora of memorable looks during New York Fashion Week. For more fierce looks from the Emmys red carpet, click through the slideshow below. NYFW: Shop Exact Outfits Gigi Hadid, Zendaya & More Stars WoreZendaya Is a '70s Siren For Her Tommy Hilfiger Collection at NYFW Fashion Show
'Saturday Night Live' Male Cast Members Walk Emmys Carpet Together After Shane Gillis
The Saturday Night Live cast is showing solidarity at the 2019 Emmys. On Sunday, a few of SNL's male cast members -- Alex Moffat, Mikey Day, Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett and Kenan Thompson -- posed on the red carpet together. Their red carpet appearance comes as the NBC variety show has been under fire lately after comedian Shane Gillis was announced as a new cast member and then was fired on Monday after his past racist and homophobic remarks surfaced. "After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL," the statement read. Watch the video below to hear her thoughts:RELATED CONTENT:Abby Elliott Reacts to Shane Gillis Getting Fired From 'SNL' for Past Racist, Homophobic Remarks (Exclusive)'SNL' Fires New Cast Member Shane Gillis After Racist, Homophobic Remarks SurfaceNew 'SNL' Cast Member Shane Gillis Speaks Out After Slurs Resurface
Sterling K. Brown, Padma Lakshmi and More Arrive at the 2019 Emmys Red Carpet
The Emmys purple carpet is already red hot! Some of Hollywood's biggest names are celebrating the best of TV at the 71st Annual Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, and you know the red carpet is filled with head-turning fashion. Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesAnd to no one's surprise, Padma Lakshmi totally wowed in a white-hot dress, while Betty Gilpin was glow-ing in a strapless, bedazzled black tulle gown. Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesTo see all of the red carpet arrivals, click through the gallery below. RELATED CONTENT:Why 'Game of Thrones' Still Deserves to Set an Emmys Record After Controversial Final SeasonEmmys 2019: ET Is Live Blogging TV's Biggest Awards ShowPriyanka Chopra and Joe Jonas Send Love to Sophie Turner Ahead of 2019 Emmys
Why 'Game of Thrones' Still Deserves to Set an Emmys Record After Controversial Final
Game of Thrones could set Emmys records on Sunday, and despite its divisive final season, it deserves to. Weiss did earn an Emmy nomination for their writing on the series finale, "The Iron Throne") the cinematic effort that went into Thrones' final season can't be disputed. Thrones' 32 Emmy nominations this year make it the most nominated season of television ever -- and it's deserved. And that's why Game of Thrones deserves to make Emmys history. RELATED CONTENT:2019 Emmys: Notable First-Time Nominees'Game of Thrones' Star Nathalie Emmanuel Defends Showrunners After Final Season BacklashEmmys: Why HBO Didn't Submit 'Game of Thrones' Stars Gwendoline Christine, Alfie Allen and Carice Van Houten
These Iconic Emmys Dresses Have Stood the Test of Time
Leave it to the A-listers to bring their A-game to the Emmys. Some incredibly iconic looks have graced the red carpet on TV's biggest night over the past three decades. There's been a whole range of amazing dresses too, from unique spins on traditional full-length gowns to highlighter bright hues to even one now-famous two-piece ensemble. RELATED CONTENT:Rachel Bloom on Her 'Humble' Emmys Pregnancy Reveal: Find If She's Having a Boy or a Girl! (Exclusive)Emmys: Why HBO Didn't Submit 'Game of Thrones' Stars Gwendoline Christine, Alfie Allen and Carice Van Houten2019 Emmys by the Numbers: Breaking Down All the Historic Facts, Trivia and Groundbreaking Nominations
ABC news political commentator Cokie Roberts dies at 75
(CNN) - Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, winner of three Emmys and a legend and trailblazer in broadcasting, has died at the age of 75, ABC News announced. Robert worked in television, public radio and publishing for over 40 years. She began her tenure at ABC as a contributor for "This Week with David Brinkley" and later became ABC's chief congressional analyst. Roberts is survived by her husband Steve V. Roberts and her children Lee Roberts and Rebecca Roberts, her grandchildren Regan, Hale and Cecilia Roberts and Claiborne, Jack and Roland Hartman, along with nieces, nephews, and cousins. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
Michael Jackson's Estate Responds After 'Leaving Neverland' Wins Emmy for Outstanding
HBO's high-profile documentary Leaving Neverland, which addresses allegations of sexual abuse against Michael Jackson, took home the award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special at the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday, and the late singer's estate is slamming the decision. "We thought it would make some noise, but we kind of thought people would go, 'Oh yeah, it's another film about the allegations against Michael Jackson.' "It's been a tsunami of love, of hatred, of attention and noise, of thoughtful critical reaction and unthinking reaction. For more on the controversial documentary and its aftermath, watch the video below. RELATED CONTENT:Kieran Culkin Talks 'Leaving Neverland' Claims Against Michael JacksonMichael Jackson Died 10 Years Ago: His Controversial LegacyParis Jackson Says It's 'Not My Role' to Defend Dad Michael Jackson From Sexual Assault Accusations
Beyonc's 'Homecoming' lost out at the Emmys
"Homecoming" was nominated for six awards in categories for variety specials and non-fiction programming: Best Variety Special (Pre-Recorded), Directing, Writing, Music Direction, Production Design and Costumes. The award for Best Variety Special instead went to "Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney." "Springsteen on Broadway" won Best Directing, and Hannah Gadsby's "Nanette" won for Writing. The award for Production Design went to the live television production of "Rent," while Music Direction went to the "FX's Fosse/Verdon." Fans on Twitter were particularly upset that "Carpool Karaoke" triumphed over "Homecoming," which Queen Bey wrote, directed and produced herself.
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Returns With Back-to-Back Competitions: Season 12 and 'All
RuPauls Drag Race is showing no signs of slowing down. The Emmy-winning reality competition series confirmed that itll be back with two new seasons of competition -- season 12 of the main series and season five of All Stars. The renewal news comes after the VH1 franchise was nominated for a record 14 Emmys this year, including Outstanding Competition Program and Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program for host and judge RuPaul. Drag Races win for Outstanding Competition Program broke a three-year winning streak for The Voice and marked the first time that Amazing Race or The Voice didnt win the category. RELATED CONTENT:'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 11 Finale: 5 Things You Didn't See on TV'RuPaul's Drag Race' Stars Share Their Favorite Holiday Songs to Perform (Exclusive)RuPaul and 'Drag Race' Judges Open Up About Ru's New Talk Show (Exclusive)
Emmy Awards Will Officially Go Hostless in 2019, Fox Says
Much like the Oscars in February, the 71st annual awards ceremony will not be emceed by a host, Fox confirmed Wednesday. We will go hostless this year, and I think it will give us more time to honor those shows." Collier cautioned, however, that it wasn't the only factor he and Emmy producers had considered in making this decision. The Emmys have gone hostless only three times in its 71-year history, first in 1975, then 1998 and 2003. The 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air live coast to coast on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m.
'Game of Thrones' sets record with Emmy nominations
The cast of "Game of Thrones" now has their eyes on some Emmys -- 32 to be exact. The HBO drama walked away with double-digit Emmy nominations on Tuesday, setting a new record for most nominations earned in a single year by any drama series. This year's nominations included one for best drama and a slew of individual nominations for cast members including Kit Harrington, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Gwendoline Christie. To date, the fantasy series has won 47 Emmys and been nominated 161 times, including this year's nominations. The "Game of Thrones" series finale aired in May, to mixed reviews.
'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep' ride sentimental wave into Emmys
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(CNN) - The Emmys usually offer a mix of old and new, but sentimental favorites could be more pronounced at this year's nominations, with "Game of Thrones" defending its crown, "Veep" waging its final campaign and "The Big Bang Theory" having a shot at one last big bang. New series can bring freshness to the awards, even if "The Kominsky Method" brings old pros Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin into play. Wild cards include NBC's quirky "The Good Place," Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Amazon import "Fleabag," and Netflix's "GLOW" and "Russian Doll." In that respect, if the 2019 Emmys feel messier and more disjointed than usual, they might just be a teaser of what's to come. The main Emmy telecast will be held Sept. 22 and televised live by Fox.