June 2007 Archives

Cryer, Sedgwick to announce Emmy noms

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Emmy-nominated actors Jon Cryer and Kyra Sedgwick will join Dick Askin, chairman and CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, to announce the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations July 19. The announcement will take place at the academy’s Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, starting at 7:40 a.m. Chicago time. ...

LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a rule change today allowing a best picture Oscar winner to have more than three producers in rare circumstances. Academy President Sid Ganis said the change was among a handful of refinements in the rules approved Tuesday for the 80th Academy Awards. ...

Tonys got whacked by 'Sopranos'

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NEW YORK — Did Tony help whack the Tonys? Viewership of Sunday’s 2007 Tony Awards telecast on CBS was 6.24 million, down 17 percent from last year, according to preliminary figures released Monday by the network, with a 4.2 rating and 7 share of the audience.

If that holds up when the final numbers are announced Tuesday, it will be the least-watched Tonys show ever. But then, between 8 and 9 p.m., the Tonys were up against the final episode of ‘‘The Sopranos’’ on HBO. ...

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Twelve students were honored with trophies and prize money Saturday for their short films at the 34th annual Student Academy Awards.

Actress Zooey Deschanel, director John Landis and Academy President Sid Ganis presented the awards at a ceremony at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hands out the Oscars every year, presented the college students with awards in four categories. ...

NEW YORK — ‘‘The Coast of Utopia,’’ Tom Stoppard’s sprawling tale of 19th-century Russian intellectuals, and ‘‘Spring Awakening,’’ a pounding post-rock musical of teenage sexual anxiety, dominated the recently concluded Broadway season. And there’s no reason to believe they won’t do the same tonight at the 2007 Tony Awards when Broadway honors the best of what has been a surprisingly eclectic year, particularly for musicals. ...

Latin Grammys heading to Vegas in November

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The Latin Recording Academy, Univision Network, Mandalay Bay and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced today that the 8th annual Latin Grammy Awards will take center stage at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Thursday, Nov. 8. This marks the first time Las Vegas will host the international showcase of Latin music. ...

By SANDY COHEN

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Paris Hilton expressed fear about her upcoming jail sentence while making a surprise visit to the MTV Movie Awards, saying she was "scared" but ready to do the time.

"I am trying to be strong right now," said Hilton, who wore a black strapless dress and jewels to the event Sunday. She stopped briefly to pose for photos and speak to reporters. ...

'Pirates' grabs booty at MTV Movie Awards

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By SANDY COHEN

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Captain Jack Sparrow was the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards tonight as "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" was named best movie and its star, Johnny Depp, won for best performance.

Depp joined "Pirates" producer Jerry Bruckheimer to accept the Golden Popcorn trophy.

"This is the man who did it all right here, Johnny Depp," Bruckheimer said. "Without him, we wouldn't be here."

"I'd like to thank this man and Disney for not firing me first," Depp quipped. ...

By SANDY COHEN

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Victoria Beckham, Cameron Diaz, Robin Williams, Jessica Biel and Bruce Willis were among the celebrities poised to pass the popcorn at tonight's 16th annual MTV Movie Awards, but Lindsay Lohan planned to pass the show. The actress, scheduled to be a presenter of the ceremony’s distinctive ‘‘Golden Popcorn’’ trophy before she checked into rehab last week, was skipping the telecast, her publicist confirmed.

Lohan sought treatment after a wild Memorial Day weekend during which she crashed her Mercedes-Benz into a curb, was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence and was photographed slumped in the passenger seat of a friend’s car. ...

PASADENA, Calif. — ‘‘Babel’’ won four awards, including outstanding motion picture, while the quirky TV comedy ‘‘Ugly Betty’’ also captured multiple honors Friday at the 2007 ALMA Awards, which honor achievements by Hispanic artists. ...

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