June 10, 2013 |
After doing more than 4,000 episodes over the last half-century of his iconic daytime game show "Let's Make a Deal," Monty Hall is finally getting an Emmy Award. "TV's Big Dealer" is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 40th Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards airing Sunday on Turner Broadcasting's HLN. His wife of 65 years, Marilyn Hall, beat him to the podium nearly 30 years ago, winning an Emmy as a producer of the 1985 CBS TV movie "Do You Remember Love?" PHOTOS: Behind-the-scenes Classic Hollywood "I'm going to place the Emmy on a shelf next to my wife's Emmy and maybe one day we'll have little Emmys," Monty Hall said with a smile during a recent interview at his comfortable Beverly Hills home.
June 3, 2013 |
And the Lifetime Achievement award goes to...Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken. That would be the Elizabeth Burns Lifetime Achievement Award, to be exact, presented by the Los Angeles chapter of the California Restaurant Association at Hotel Casa del Mar on June 7th. Some 30 years ago Feniger and Milliken were the new kids on the block, cooking from a small storefront on Melrose Avenue next to the L.A. Eyeworks store. The two young cooks met in a tough French kitchen in Chicago at a time when a woman in a professional kitchen was still a rarity - and in a French kitchen practically unheard of. But the two stuck it out, formed a friendship and eventually ended up in Los Angeles.
May 21, 2013 |
Groping in the grotto isn't the only thing the Playboy Mansion is good for. Magazine publisher Hugh Hefner passes out awards there, too. On Wednesday, Norman Lear will get his turn. The 1970s sitcom legend - the man behind "All in the Family," "The Jeffersons" and more - will get a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the annual Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards. In addition to his TV producing work, the 90-year-old Lear became a liberal activist, founding People for the American Way in 1981.
May 14, 2013 |
Drake leads the list of nominations for the upcoming 2013 BET Awards, which the network revealed Tuesday. The Young Money rapper-singer scored a leading 12 nominations, including an impressive five in the video of the year category. His singles "HYFR" and "Started From the Bottom" will compete against his collaborations with 2 Chainz ("No Lie"), Kendrick Lamar ("Poetic Justice") and A$AP Rocky ("Problems"). Drake is also up for male hip-hop artist alongside 2 Chainz and Lamar , who are tied with eight nods.
April 3, 2013 |
Choreographer Twyla Tharp, whose work spans ballet, modern dance, jazz and Broadway, is to receive a lifetime achievement honor during this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Tharp is scheduled to receive the honor at the annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, to be held in New York on April 26. One of the most prolific choreographers working today, Tharp has created stage pieces for her own dance company, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet and many other major dance organizations around the world. The awards organizers said in a statement that "through dance, she has created her own language and pushed the boundaries of our notions of movement for the past 50 years.
March 26, 2013 |
David Beckham, in China as an ambassador for the sport of soccer, visited Peking University on Sunday and did something considerably less stuffy than one would associate with the word "ambassador. " He hiked the tail of his white button-down shirt out of his pants and showed off the hanzi (Chinese character) tattoo adorning his side. [Los Angeles Times] Meanwhile his wife, fashion designer Victoria Beckham, introduced a redesigned website Tuesday, for the first time allowing consumers to buy directly from the site.