Rachel Bloom and Jay Pharoah team up for audio book release
NEW YORK — (AP) — Rachel Bloom and Jay Pharoah have a few jokes to share — in audio only. Bloom, the Emmy-winning star of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and Pharoah, the former “Saturday Night Live” performer, serve as co-hosts of the audio book release “Kiss & Tell: Stand Up and Stories About Love, Sex, Etc.” The book draws from a special taping last year in Los Angeles, with guest comics including Danielle Perez, the Sklar Brothers and Chinedu Unaka. “Kiss & Tell” comes out Sept. 20, through Kevin Hart's media company Hartbeat, in partnership with Simon & Schuster Audio. “Also, this audio book is a public and binding record of Jay agreeing to go on a date with me in 60 years.”Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
Martin, McDonald, Porter join stars in telethon for Ukraine
A roster of film, TV and theater all-stars — including Steve Martin, Annette Bening, Billy Porter, Audra McDonald, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Chenoweth, David Hyde Pierce and Rosie Perez — have signed up for a 10-hour telethon to raise money for the victims of the war in Ukraine.
Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne dies from coronavirus
Schlesinger, an Emmy and Grammy winning musician and songwriter known for his band Fountains of Wayne and his songwriting on the TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, has died from coronavirus at age 51. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)Emmy and Grammy-winning musician and songwriter Adam Schlesinger, known for his work with his band Fountains of Wayne and on the TV show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” died Wednesday after contracting the coronavirus. “There would be no Playtone without Adam Schlesinger, without his ‘That Thing You Do!’” Hanks, who is himself recovering from the coronavirus, said on Twitter. Terribly sad today.”Raised in New York and Montclair, New Jersey, Schlesinger formed Fountains of Wayne, named for a lawn ornament store in Wayne, New Jersey, in 1995 with his classmate from Williams College in Massachusetts, Chris Collingwood. After Fountains of Wayne's main run was done, Schlesinger would then drop behind the scenes and go on to be known for his writing.
Rachel Bloom announces she's pregnant
(CNN) - Rachel Bloom has announced that she's pregnant with her first child. She also confirmed the happy announcement on Instagram, writing, "WE WON AN EMMY!!!!!!! It was the first Emmy of her career, and will be the first baby for Bloom and husband Dan Gregor. Bloom and co-writers Adam Schlesinger and Jack Dolgen won for the song "Antidepressants Are So Not A Big Deal." "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," which stars Bloom as Rebecca Bunch, aired for four seasons on The CW and came to an end last April.