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Black performers matter. Nineteen African-American actors received Emmy nominations Thursday morning, a record-breaking tally thanks in large part to the huge response to “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and the better-than-expected showing of “Black-ish,” which in addition to being nominated as best comedy series also scored nods for stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Was there ever such a reckoning?
For years, a standing bit on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show was her irritation at the lack of a “Finding Nemo” sequel. The comedian, who voiced the cheerful, amnesiac sidekick Dory in the aquatic 2003 Pixar film, greeted the announcement of other sequels from the animation studio with a dramatic flash of side-eye. Fans protested too, wondering in online comment sections why “Cars 2” and “Toy Story 3” got made, while “Nemo,” which was a global box office hit (making $937 million worldwide), an Oscar winner and the highest-selling DVD of all time, still had no follow-up.
Who really created one of the most famous riffs in all of rock ‘n’ roll?
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Move over, Oprah, John Oliver just stole your thunder.
In 1974, Muhammad Ali appeared on ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” with Joe Frazier to talk with Howard Cosell about their upcoming heavyweight rematch. Ali’s frequent taunting prompted Frazier to lunge at him and the boxers wrestled on the floor until being separated by their entourage members.
One of the great pleasures of “Game of Thrones” — and there are many (as well as many frustrations) — is that the show almost exclusively casts actors from across the pond (and beyond) who may be unfamiliar to many American viewers unless you watch British TV and films.
Sugar, spice and everything nice — and an accidental dash of “Chemical X.” These were the ingredients needed to create the beloved 1990s cartoon “The Powerpuff Girls.” Now, more than 15 years after its debut, the Cartoon Network has turned back to that formula for a new “Powerpuff Girls.”
The songs collectively known as the Great American Songbook apparently are like those famous potato chips, in that singers who start sampling them quickly discover you can’t stop at just one.