August 2007 Archives

More Emmy presenters tapped

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LOS ANGELES — Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Kyra Sedgwick are among the celebrities added to the list of presenters for the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards. ...

LOS ANGELES — Mail carriers rejoice: the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wants film studios to scale back the crush of mail they send to Academy members to promote their movies during the annual marketing push that leads up to the Oscars.

‘‘We’re asking the companies to use e-mail as much as possible,’’ said Ric Robertson, the Academy’s executive administrator. ‘‘Part of it is being conservation-minded, and part of it is a reaction to our members who complain about the deluge of mail they receive every day.’’

Timberlake, Beyonce lead MTV VMA noms

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NEW YORK — Justin Timberlake and Beyonce lead the pop parade of nominees for the MTV Video Music Awards with seven nods apiece, it was announced this week. ...

'American Idol' getting special Emmy award

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LOS ANGELES — Fox’s ‘‘Idol Gives Back,’’ which provided millions of dollars in aid to children in extreme poverty, and HBO’s ‘‘The Addiction Project’’ educational campaign will receive the television academy’s 2007 Governors Award. ...

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