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Posts Tagged ‘Kristin Chenoweth’

Wednesday November 7th, 2012

Tuxes & Tails: Courageous Canines, Betty White Honored at 2nd Hero Dog Awards

(Video by Mike Beegle)

By Brie Strohmeyer
Special Correspondent

Mix well-dressed celebrities, a little dog hair and some heart-warming tales of mans best friend and you have the American Humane Association’s second annual Hero Dog Awards presented by the Hallmark Channel.

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Wednesday September 19th, 2012

Emmys 2012: The Top 10 Acceptance Speeches of the Past 10 Years

By Rachel Bennett
Television Editor & Columnist 

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Aside from seeing who wins, one of the best parts of the Primetime Emmys is seeing what the winners have to say once they reach the stage.

Whether they’re calm and collected or shocked and speechless, some Emmy winners steal the night with their acceptance speeches.

Actress Parker Posey (or Jan), who has never been nominated for an Emmy, released this week a video of speech tips for this Sunday’s lucky nominees.

However, there have been several Emmy champs who haven’t needed advice on what to say. Here are our choices for the top 10 Emmy speeches of the past 10 years:

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Friday September 7th, 2012

TV REWIND: ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Battles DNC, Peek Into ‘Abbey,’ Big Cameos For ’30 Rock’

By Rachel Bennett
Television Editor & Columnist

Every Friday, Rachel recaps the week’s major TV-related news, announcements, and gossip!

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TOP STORIES

• The fifth episode of TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo tied CNN’s coverage of the Democratic National Convention (including President Bill Clinton‘s speech) Wednesday. Americuhhhh…?

• NBC’s The New Normal has found a new home: After KSL-TV of Salt Lake City, Utah, refused to air the comedy, Ogden, Utah, station KUCW-TV has picked it up and will show it on Saturdays before Saturday Night Live.

• Producer J.J. Abrams (ABC’s Lost) and show runner J.H. Wyman (Fox’s Fringe) have sold a comedy to Fox. The series, which is still untitled, centers on a future that sees Los Angeles police officers work with human-like androids.

• NBC’s The Voice will have a three-night premiere, as opposed to a two-night one, this fall. The change will put the final night of The Voice in competition with Fox’s The X Factor. In other words, it’s the Christina Aguilera vs. Britney Spears debate of 1999 all over again.

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Friday August 17th, 2012

TV REWIND: Olympics Ratings, ‘Closer’ Ends, ‘SNL’ & ‘Good Wife’ Departures

By Rachel Bennett
Television Editor & Columnist

Every Friday, Rachel recaps the week’s major TV-related news, announcements, and gossip!

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• The ratings for NBC’s closing ceremony at the London Olympics were up 32 percent over the Beijing Games in the coveted 18- to 49-year-old demographic.

• Following the summer Olympics, gold medalists Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte have found futures in TV: Phelps will join Golf Channel’s The Haney Project for its fifth season, and Lochte will make a cameo on The CW’s 90210.

• It has been determined that the most-watched program of the summer was NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

• After seven seasons, TNT’s The Closer attracted 9.1 million viewers for its series finale. It’s the best ratings the series has had all summer.

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Monday January 30th, 2012

Kristin Chenoweth Retrospective

By Samuel Negin

The following article by Gordon Cox appeared on Variety.com under the title You’re a good woman Kristin Chenoweth and is definitely worth copying.

Kristin Chenoweth is getting a bio-tuner — but it’s a one-off affair that’s part of the Drama League’s 28th annual fundraising gala.
The legit nonprofit’s yearly “Musical Celebration of Broadway” focuses on the body of work of a single performer, this year concentrating on the multimedia success of Broadway fave (and a star of upcoming ABC dramedy “GCB”) Chenoweth.

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