Stevie Wonder, Common team for cancer fundraising TV special
The four will host the seventh Stand Up to Cancer telethon. The hourlong special airs on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Stevie Wonder and Common will perform together for the seventh Stand Up to Cancer telethon, with Anthony Anderson, Sofia Vergara and husband-and-wife Ken Jeong and Tran Ho as hosts. As prelude to the TV special, the group is holding a week-long fundraising initiative starting Friday, with celebrities and social media stars "joining forces across social platforms" for the cause, Stand Up to Cancer said. In 2017, the organization began developing a health-equity initiative to help underserved communities by increasing the diversity of enrollment in cancer clinical trials and fund research that addresses cancer inequities.wftv.com
First quarter GDP unchanged at robust 6.4% annual rate
The U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 6.4% in the first three months of this year, unchanged from the government's initial estimate. The recovery from last year's deep recession gained steam at the beginning of this year, helped by vaccines to combat the virus and trillions of dollars in government assistance. The rise in the gross domestic product, the economy's total output of goods and services, was the same as the government's first look one month ago, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.news.yahoo.com
'Masked Singer' begets 'Masked Dancer,' set for December
LOS ANGELES – Fox's hit series “The Masked Singer” is getting company with “The Masked Dancer,” a chance for celebrity contestants to show off their moves in disguise. Actor and comedian Craig Robinson ("The Office," “Hot Tub Time Machine”) will host the series, with Ken Jeong, Paula Abdul, Brian Austin Green and Ashley Tisdale as panelists. Filming has begun on the series, which will debut in December, Fox said. “The Masked Singer," based on a South Korean TV show and an instant hit when it debuted in January 2019, has featured T-Pain, Wayne Brady and Kandi Burruss among its winning contestants. Jeong is among the show's panelists.
Emmys 2019: The complete list of nominees for the 71st annual TV awards show
Did your favorite TV show nab an Emmy nomination? The Academy of Television Arts & Science's 71st annual Emmy Awards will be presented Sept. 22 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, but who will be in the running? The Primetime Emmy Awards will feature 26 different categories ranging from acting and writing awards to awards for different types of programs comedies, dramas and talk shows, among others. The Creative Arts Emmys, which take place a week before the live broadcast Emmys ceremony, recognize technical achievements and are not included in the program. These awards go to cinematographers, casting directors and sound editors, among others.cnbc.com