The University of Georgia’s 73rd Annual Peabody Awards set a record with 46 recipients, which were announced today on CBS This Morning. The winners, chosen from nearly 1,100 entries, were selected by the Peabody board to be named the “best in electronic media for 2013.”
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To be fair, we don’t really know who’s to blame for the fake zombie news banner and delirious featured story (headline: “WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!”; subhead: “STUFF YO”) that appeared suddenly on Fox News’ website just moments ago — though the cable channel itself blames “an internal production problem.” [Oh, wait -- actually, we do! Scroll down to see an official statement from Fox News.]
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Iconic nightclub singer and vocalist Eydie Gorme, best known for her Grammy-nominated 1963 hit, “Blame it on the Bossa Nova,” died Saturday in Las Vegas following a brief illness. She was 84.
Gorme and her husband, Steve Lawrence, met in 1953 when Gorme joined the cast of a local New York TV show hosted by Steve Allen. The duo, who married in 1957, became one of the most enduring vocal teams in pop music history. Lawrence, their son David, and others close to the family were with her at the time of her death, according to Foxnews.com.
In a statement, Lawrence said: “Eydie has been my partner on stage and in life for more than 55 years. I fell in love with her the moment I saw her and even more the first time I heard her sing. While my personal loss is unimaginable, the world has lost one of the greatest pop vocalists of all time.”
In addition to Lawrence and their son, Gorme is survived by a granddaughter. Her other son, Michael, died of heart failure in 1986.
Watch a video of Gorme in action below:
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Shia LaBeouf battled creepy neighbors (Disturbia), Prohibition baddies (Lawless) and a messload of Transformers on film, but the Great White Way seemed to defeat him before he even stepped onstage.
His early exit from the Broadway revival of the three-hander drama Orphans (which our Thom Geier gave an A- this spring) over “creative differences,” stemming from the tension between him and co-star Alec Baldwin, which was well-documented after the fact and made lots of headlines but couldn’t save the show from closing mere weeks after opening with mixed reviews. (Interestingly, it was the role neither Baldwin nor LaBeouf played that got the most attention, played by Tony nominee Tom Sturridge, who was also making his Broadway debut.)
But after a grievance filed by LaBeouf to Actors’ Equity Association, producers Fred Zollo and Robert Cole released a statement today saying the matter has been resolved. Read the statement below:
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The names of the pilots aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214 have not yet been made public, so Bay Area TV station KTVU thought it had quite the scoop during its Friday afternoon broadcast — only the whole thing was clearly a prank that went too far.
The news anchor read what she said were the names of four pilots — including the clearly fictional (and highly offensive) “Captain Sum Ting Wong” and “Wi Tu Lo” — even claiming the National Transportation Safety Board had confirmed the information. Video of the blunder has gone viral, and the station has since apologized and tried to explain how it possibly happened.
Watch the saga unfold in the video below:
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Jay-Z (given name: Shawn Carter) is getting into the spirit of baseball season by signing Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees to the new sports division of his multimedia company.
Roc Nation was launched in 2008 as a venture to represent recording artists and their brands. They currently rep Rihanna, Timberland, and Santigold, among others.
Cano is a four-time All-Star and helped the Yankees win the World Series in 2009. He is entering the final year of his $57 million six-year contract with the Yankees, and in a statement to the New York Daily News said he is looking forward to taking a more active role in his career. Roc Nation has paired with CAA Sports to launch this new facet of the company.
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Michelle Williams found herself the unlikely center of a controversy this week. One of the photos in a spread for AnOther Magazine features the Oz: The Great and Powerful actress in hollowed-out makeup, long braids, and feathers in her hair. She’s meant to look like a Native American, and it has not gone over well.
Tuesday, Jezebel published an article from Ruth Hopkins, a writer, scientist, and tribal attorney, who also happens to be a Native American. Hopkins wrote that it was “redface,” and also cited the unfortunate connection between the photo and the fact that Wonderful Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote an editorial in 1890 calling for the extermination of the American Indian. She wants an apology and for the issues to be pulled.
Michelle Williams had no comment on the matter, but AnOther issued the following statement:
While we recognize the seriousness of this debate, the image in question in no way intends to mimic, trivialise or stereotype any particular ethnic group or culture, as recent reports suggest. READ FULL STORY
Iron Man is coming to an arena near you. In a good way…even though bad guys do seem to love that whole arena/football stadium setting for announcing their plans for destruction and world domination. But either way, at least Iron Man will be there already!
Wednesday, Marvel Entertainment announced a partnership with live-show producer Feld Entertainment (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Disney on Ice) to produce a live arena show with all your favorite characters from the Marvel universe. The program will launch in July 2014 with an 85-city North American tour and promises “character-based stories” and “state of the art special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial displays, and martial arts.”
In the press release announcing the news Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada said: “We are excited to collaborate with Feld Entertainment to bring millions of our Marvel fans around the world a new and authentic way to engage with their favorite characters and villains.” He added: “This new live action production will bring the greatest Marvel Super Heroes from the movie screen and pages of our comic books into a spectacular live tour.”
Feld Entertainment Inc., which produces the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, along with other live shows such as Disney on Ice, i
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