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Emmy ratings up to 7.4 million viewers this year

Have awards show ratings hit rock bottom
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In this video grab issued Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, by the Television Academy, John Oliver and crew accept the award for outstanding variety talk series for "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver"during the Primetime Emmy Awards. (Television Academy via AP)
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Universal Studios opens Beijing park under anti-virus curbs

Harry Potter fans came dressed as wizards as Universal Studios opened its first theme park in China under anti-virus controls
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A family wearing raincoats and face masks to help protect themselves from the coronavirus pose for a selfie with an icon near the entrance to the Universal Studios Beijing in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Thousands of people brave the rain visit to the newest location of the global brand of theme parks which officially opens on Monday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at UN gathering

It was a United Nations speech that got attention like few others — a plug for vaccines, young people and the earth’s well being from superstar K-pop band BTS
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Members of the South Korean K-pop band BTS appear at the Sustainable Development Goals meeting during the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at the United Nations Headquarters on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. (John Angelillo/Pool Photo via AP)
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'Hotel Rwanda' hero sentenced to 25 years on terror charges

The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” for saving hundreds of his countrymen from genocide has been convicted of terrorism offenses and sentenced to 25 years in prison
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 file photo, Paul Rusesabagina, center, whose story inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda" for saving people from genocide, appears at the Kicukiro Primary Court in the capital Kigali, Rwanda. A court in Rwanda said Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 that Rusesabagina, who boycotted the announcement after declaring he didn't expect justice in a trial he called a "sham", is guilty of terror-related offenses. (AP Photo, File)
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Chenoweth, Miranda, Rivera and more to celebrate Broadway

Many of Broadway’s biggest lights — including Kristin Chenoweth, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chita Rivera and Idina Menzel — will make appearances at Sunday’s TV celebration of Broadway’s return
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Actress Kristin Chenoweth gives the curtain speech on the stage of "Wicked" at the Gershwin Theatre Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in New York. The show opened today after being closed due to Covid-19 concerns in early 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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Prosecutors wrap up as R Kelly trial moves into next stage

Prosecutors at the R. Kelly sex trafficking trial ended their case after calling dozens of witnesses over the past month who detailed the government’s sweeping allegations against the singer in lurid detail
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FILE - This photo from Friday May 9, 2008, shows R. Kelly arriving for the first day of jury selection in his child pornography trial at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. On Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, prosecutors in Kelly's sex trafficking trial at Brooklyn Federal Court in New York, played video and audio recordings for the jury they say back up allegations he abused women and girls. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
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'The View' to be Kamala Harris' 1st in-studio talk show appearance as vice president

Harris will discuss the pandemic, Afghanistan and more this Friday.
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THE VIEW - Kamala Harris appears on ABC's "The View," Friday, July 12, 2019.  "The View" airs Monday-Friday (11am-12pm, ET) on ABC.
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Kamala Harris to face panelists on 'The View' Friday

Vice President Kamala Harris will visit ‘The View’ studio on Friday for her sixth appearance on the daytime chat show — but her first as vice president
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FILE - Vice President Kamala Harris, right, speaks as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen listens during an event at the Treasury Department in Washington on Sept. 15, 2021. Harris will appear on the daytime talk series "The View" on Friday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 20

New this week: 'The Starling,' Diddy and Billy Bob Thornton

This week’s new entertainment releases include new albums from rapper Diddy and “Star Trek” star William Shatner, as well as Melissa McCarthy playing a grief-stricken mother in the Netflix drama “The Starling.”
September 20
This combination of photos shows promotional art for the series "Goliath," left, premiering its final season on Amazon Prime on Sept. 24, left, and "The Starling," a film starring Melissa McCarthy, premiering Sept. 24 on Netflix. (Amazon via AP, left, Netflix via AP)
September 20

Review: Richard Powers amazes again with 'Bewilderment'

“Bewilderment,” the new novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Powers, is hailed as “urgent and profound,” by Associated Press reviewer Rob Merrill
September 20
This book cover image released by W.W. Norton shows "Bewilderment," a novel by Richard Powers. (W.W. Norton via AP)
September 20

UK's Princess Beatrice gives birth to daughter

Buckingham Palace says Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have announced the birth of their daughter
September 20
FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019 file photo, Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend the wedding of Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling, in York, England. Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi announced the birth of a daughter, Buckingham Palace said Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. The baby, who was born on Saturday at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounces (2.78 kilos). Her name was not immediately revealed. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP, File)
September 20

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Celebrities with birthdays during the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2 include actor Christina Milian, comedian and podcast host Marc Maron and actor Mira Sorvino
September 20
This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Sept. 26-Oct. 2 shows Christina Milian, from left, Marc Maron, Mira Sorvino, Chrissy Metz, T-Pain, Brie Larson and Sting. (AP Photo)
September 20

Emmy Moments: Not the Pandemmys — but hardly normal, either

It definitely wasn’t the Pandemmys, or the Zoomemmys, or whatever you want to call last year’s virtual Emmy ceremony
September 20
Brendan Hunt, left, and Jason Sudeikis pose with their awards for outstanding comedy series and outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for "Ted Lasso" at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
September 20

Emmys: ‘Crown,’ ‘Lasso,’ ‘Queen’s Gambit,' streaming triumph

“The Crown” is the winner of the best drama series Emmy Award, giving Netflix its first top series win
September 20
In this video grab issued Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, by the Television Academy, Olivia Colman accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for "The Crown" during the Primetime Emmy Awards. (Television Academy via AP)
September 20

Emmys Latest: Sudeikis celebrates "big team win" for "Lasso"

Jason Sudeikis took home best actor in a comedy series for his leading role in “Ted Lasso,” but the actor seemed more enthused to share the show’s victory with his castmates
September 20
A general view of the red carpet before the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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Emmys: Jean Smart pays tribute to late husband in speech

Jean Smart held back tears while accepting the Emmy for best actress in a comedy series for her role in “Hacks” on Sunday night
September 20
In this video grab issued Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, by the Television Academy, Jean Smart accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for "Hacks" during the Primetime Emmy Awards. (Television Academy via AP)
September 20

'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' 'Queen's Gambit' top Emmy Awards

“The Crown” is the winner of the best drama series Emmy Award, giving Netflix its first top series win
September 20
In this video grab issued Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, by the Television Academy, Cedric the Entertainer speaks at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (Television Academy via AP)
September 19

List of Emmy winners includes Jean Smart, 'Ted Lasso' actors

“Ted Lasso” took home the top comedy Emmy on Sunday and its actors Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein all earned awards
September 19
Julianne Nicholson arrives at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
September 19

‘The Crown’ wins best drama series Emmy Award, the first time Netflix has earned television’s top honor

‘The Crown’ wins best drama series Emmy Award, the first time Netflix has earned television’s top honor
September 19
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‘Ted Lasso’ wins best comedy series Emmy award, the first top series honor for the fledgling Apple TV+ streaming service

‘Ted Lasso’ wins best comedy series Emmy award, the first top series honor for the fledgling Apple TV+ streaming service
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'Shang-Chi' tops box office for 3rd straight weekend

Muted reception for “Cry Macho” suggests older moviegoers aren’t eager to return
September 19
This image released by Marvel Studios shows Tony Leung in a scene from "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings." (Jasin Boland/Marvel Studios via AP)
September 19

Chris Rock says he has COVID-19, urges vaccination

Comedian sends a serious message to anyone still on the fence: "Get vaccinated."
September 19
FILE - In this March 30, 2019 file photo, Chris Rock presents the award for outstanding comedy series at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Chris Rock on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: “Get vaccinated.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
September 18

Nonprofit started by Sean Penn aids Georgia vaccine drive

The disaster relief organization helps inoculate people against the coronavirus.
September 18
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2021 file photo, Sean Penn arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Flag Day" at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles. A disaster relief organization founded by Penn is boosting Georgia's drive to inoculate people against the coronavirus, though some of its pop-up vaccine clinics have struggled to attract people.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
September 18

The barbecue king: British royals praise Philip's deft touch

When Prince Philip died nearly six months ago at 99, the tributes poured in from far and wide, praising him for his supportive role at the side of Queen Elizabeth II over her near 70-year reign
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, June, 19, 2014, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip arrive by carriage in the parade ring on the third day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting, at Ascot, England. In the TV program ‘Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers’ released late Saturday Sept. 18, 2021, members of the royal family have spoken admiringly of the late Duke of Edinburgh’s barbecuing skills. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, FILE)
September 18

'A big gray elephant': Paris' Arc de Triomphe is wrapped up

The city of Paris is unveiling a monumental artwork built around an actual monument: the Arc de Triomphe completely wrapped in silver and blue fabric
September 18
The wrapped Arc de Triomphe monument is pictured on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Paris. The "Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped" project by late artist Christo and Jeanne-Claude is on view until Oct. 3. Visitors to the famous Napoleonic arch, which dominates the Champs-Elysees Avenue, will not only be able to see the gleaming silver and blue fabric, but to touch it too — as the artists had intended. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
September 18

More K-pop fans go online for intimate fan-star interactions

Fans can get a peek into the lives of their favorite stars.
September 18
A BTS fan watches a virtual concert provided by HYBE, an agency behind BTS, in Seoul, June 2020.
September 18

Prosecutor: Jurors conclude Durst heir 'killed them all'

Robert Durst’s long, bizarre and deadly run from the law has ended.
September 18
FILE - In this Thursday, March 5, 2020, file photo, Real estate heir Robert Durst sits during his murder trial at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles jury convicted Robert Durst Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 of murdering his best friend Susan Berman, 20 years ago in a case that took on new life after the New York real estate heir participated in a documentary that connected him to the slaying linked to his wife's 1982 disappearance. (Robyn Beck/AFP via AP, Pool, File)
September 17

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar week of September 20, 2021
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Durst jury reaches verdict in killing of his best friend

Jurors deliberated about 7 hours over three days.
September 17
Robert Durst in his wheelchair spins in place as he looks at people in the courtroom as he appears in a courtroom in Inglewood, Calif. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, with his attorneys for closing arguments presented by the prosecution in the murder trial of the New York real estate scion who is charged with the longtime friend Susan Berman's killing in Benedict Canyon just before Christmas Eve 2000. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)
September 17

Los Angeles jury reaches verdict in murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst in best friend's slaying

Los Angeles jury reaches verdict in murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst in best friend's slaying
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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
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Tom Cruise gets sneak preview from SpaceX's 1st private crew

Tom Cruise is getting a sneak preview of what it's like to circle Earth in a SpaceX capsule
September 17
This photo provided by SpaceX shows the passengers of Inspiration4 in the Dragon capsule on their first day in space. They are, from left, Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Chris Sembroski and Sian Proctor. SpaceX got them into a 363-mile (585-kilometer) orbit following Wednesday night’s launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. That's 100 miles (160 kilometers) higher than the International Space Station. (SpaceX via AP)
September 17

Showtime's 'The Circus' resumes — but has circus left town?

Showtime's periodic political series “The Circus” returns on Sunday into both a familiar and changed political climate
September 17
This combination of photos from the series "The Circus," shows John Heilemann during an interview at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on January 27, 2021, left, and Jennifer Palmieri during an interview in New York on Feb. 12, 2021. Showtime's political series ‘The Circus’ returns on Sunday. (Showtime via AP)
September 17

Q&A: Jeff Ament feels alive again with Pearl Jam's return

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament spent his time off during the pandemic recording a solo album, painting and he even contributed to Olympics coverage with his friend Kenny Mayne
September 17
Pearl Jam bassist and co-founder Jeff Ament appears in his home studio among his artwork which was used as cover art for his solo album "I Should Be Outside." (Pandora Andre-Beatty via AP)
September 17

Gabrielle Union on using 'radical honesty' to tell her story

Gabrielle Union’s using “radical honesty” in her new book, which combines lively lighthearted stories with chapters dealing with her recovering from sexual assault, racist encounters and mental health struggles
September 17
Gabrielle Union attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" exhibition on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
September 17

Rare US Constitution copy up for auction at Sotheby's

A very special document will be auctioned off later this year — a rare copy of the U.S. Constitution
September 17
Ella Hall, a specialist in Books and Manuscripts at Sotheby's, in New York, holds a 1787 printed copy of the U.S. Constitution, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. Sotheby's announced Friday — appropriately on Constitution Day — that in November it will put up for auction one of just 11 surviving copies of the Constitution from the official first printing produced for the delegates to the Constitutional Convention and for the Continental Congress. It's the only copy that remains in private hands and has an estimate of $15 million-$20 million. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 17

Q&A: Mélanie Laurent on her love of directing and actresses

Over the past decade, Mélanie Laurent has established herself as an accomplished film director
September 17
This image released by Amazon Studios shows Mélanie Laurent in a scene from "The Mad Women's Ball." (Amazon Studios via AP)
September 17

Doerr, Powers on fiction longlist for National Book Awards

Anthony Doerr, Richard Powers and Lauren Groff are among this years nominees on the National Book Awards’ fiction longlist, which also includes Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’ debut novel “The Love Songs of W
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This combination of photos shows eight of the ten nominees on the National Book Awards’ fiction longlist, top row from left, Anthony Doerr's “Cloud Cuckoo Land," Lauren Groff's “Matrix," Laird Hunt's “Zorrie,” Robert Jones, Jr.'s “The Prophets,” bottom row from left, Katie Kitamura's “Intimacies,” Elizabeth McCracken's “The Souvenir Museum," Jason Mott's “Hell of a Book," and Richard Powers' “Bewilderment." (Scribner/Riverhead/Bloomsbury/G.P. Putnam's Sons/Riverhead/Ecco/Dutton/W.W. Norton via AP)
September 17

Hungary: Statue honoring mysterious Bitcoin founder unveiled

A bronze statue was unveiled in Hungary’s capital on Thursday which its creators say is the first in the world to pay homage to the anonymous creator of the Bitcoin digital currency
September 17
A woman looks at her reflection in a newly unveiled statue of the mysterious developer of the Bitcoin digital currency in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. A bronze statue was unveiled in Hungary’s capital on Thursday which its creators say is the first in the world to pay homage to the anonymous creator of the Bitcoin digital currency. Erected in a business park near the Danube River in Budapest, the bust sits atop a stone plinth engraved with the name of Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym of the mysterious developer of Bitcoin whose true identity is unknown. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)
September 16

'Hard Knocks' to showcase Colts for first in-season episodes

The “Hard Knocks” franchise will have an in-season version for the first time when “Hard Knocks In Season: The Indianapolis Colts” debuts on Nov. 17 on HBO
September 16
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) runs off the field following a 28-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
September 16

Met Opera to stage Anthony Davis' `X' on Malcolm X in 2023

The Metropolitan Opera will present its second work by a Black composer, Anthony Davis’ “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X,” just two years after its first
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Piers Morgan to launch new TV show in deal with News Corp

British presenter Piers Morgan will join News Corp and Fox News Media and host a TV show that will air in the U.S., Britain and Australia
September 16
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 file photo, Piers Morgan arrives at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on in Beverly Hills, Calif. British presenter Piers Morgan will join News Corp and Fox News Media and host a TV show that will air in the U.S., Britain and Australia, the company said Thursday Sept. 16, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
September 16

Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
September 16
FILE - In this July 1986 file photo, Actress Jane Powell poses for a photo in New York. Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and danced with Fred Astaire in “Royal Wedding,” has died. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. She was 92. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 16

Fox's vaccine criticism focuses attention on its own policy

The criticism by many Fox News personalities of efforts to push COVID vaccines on the public has drawn attention to their company's own stringent rules on the topic — even from President Joe Biden himself
September 16
FILE - In this March 2, 20217, file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio in New York. A steady criticism of COVID vaccine mandates by figures on Fox News has drawn attention to its own company's stringent rules on the topic — even from President Joe Biden. Carlson devoted nearly the first 20 minutes of his show on Sept. 15, 2020, to Biden's COVID efforts, saying the rules require people to submit to being bullied. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 16

'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' streaming seek Emmy Awards glory

The miniature statutes given at the Emmy Awards on Sunday can be an outsized boon to egos, careers and guessing games
September 16
This combination of photos shows, from left, Pedro Pascal in "The Mandalorian," Olivia Colman in "The Crown," Jason Sudeikis in "Ted Lasso" and Jean Smart in "Hacks." (Disney+/Netflix/Apple TV+/HBO Max via AP)
September 16

Louis Menand among nonfiction National Book Award nominees

Louis Menand’s Cold War cultural history “The Free World” and Hanif Abdurraqib’s meditation on Black artistry “A Little Devil in America” are among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards
September 16
FILE - Author Louis Menand appears at a ceremony honoring him with the 2015 National Humanities Medal in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Sept. 22, 2016. Menand’s Cold War cultural history “The Free World” is among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
September 16

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TV actor Allison Mack enters prison in NXIVM sex slave case

TV actor Allison Mack has surrendered to a California prison to serve three years for her role in the cultlike group NXIVM
September 16
FILE- In this April 8, 2019 file photo, actor Allison Mack leaves Brooklyn federal court in New York after pleading guilty to racketeering charges in a case involving a cult-like group based in upstate New York called NXIVM. Mack, who played a key role in the cultlike group NXIVM, has surrendered to a California prison to serve her sentence in a New York case against the group’s spiritual leader. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 16

'Jeopardy!' hosts: Bialik, Ken Jennings will finish 2021

Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will split “Jeopardy!”
September 16
Ken Jennings appears at the 2020 ABC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 8, 2020, left, and actress Mayim Bialik appears at the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., on Jan. 11, 2018. Jennings and Bialik will split “Jeopardy!” hosting duties for the remainder of the game show’s 38th season. (AP Photo)
September 16

Three Iranian dissidents to be honored by PEN America

Three imprisoned Iranian dissidents will be honored next month at Pen America’s annual gala
September 16