“Scandal” guest star Joe Morton and “Saturday Night Live” host Jimmy Fallon led the list of surprise winners Saturday night at the Creative Arts Emmys, while Uzo Aduba beat out Tina Fey and Melissa McCarthy to pick up her first Emmy for “Orange Is the New Black,” The Associated Press reports.
Morton bested Beau Bridges of “Masters of Sex” and Robert Morse of “Mad Men,” among others, for guest actor in a drama series. In the corresponding comedy category, Fallon beat out a strong list of nominees, including Steve Buscemi for “Portlandia” and Louis C.K. for hosting “Saturday Night Live.”
Aduba won guest actress in a comedy series for playing Crazy Eyes in “Orange Is the New Black.” Allison Janney, who won four Emmys during the run of “The West Wing,” took another trophy for guest actress in a drama. Her win for “Masters of Sex” could be matched with a second this year: She will be up for another statuette for her work on the CBS sitcom “Mom” when the Primetime Emmys are handed out Monday night.
Christina Aguilera’s baby girl has arrived!
“The Voice” coach and her fiance, Matt Rutler, welcomed a daughter on Saturday in Los Angeles, her rep confirms to People.
“So proud to welcome our beautiful daughter Summer Rain Rutler into the world,” the singer tweeted early Monday morning.
This is the second child for Aguilera, 33, who is already mom to a 6½-year-old son, Max Liron, from her previous marriage to Jordan Bratman.
The pop star’s pregnancy was revealed in February, a week after Aguilera had announced her engagement to Rutler, a film producer whom she had met on the set of “Burlesque” in 2010.
Aguilera turned up the heat over the summer, celebrating her baby shower in early July with a rather risque cake before posing nude for V magazine.
“As a woman, I’m proud to embrace my body through all stages of life, staying fearless and confident in surrendering to the unknowns the future has in store,” she said at the time.
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose have officially reached a milestone moment in their marriage — the two are celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary.
The 30-year-old actress took to Twitter to commemorate the special occasion on Monday, sharing a photo from the pair’s 2013 nuptials, which also features the couple’s son, Sebastian “The Bash” Taylor Thomaz, E! News reports.
“Today was the day we said our vows before God and our Family. I knew as soon as I met u, u were the one for me sweetheart. Happy 1 year anniversary @mistercap and many more to come," the mother of one captioned the sweet shot in which she’s beaming with pride while standing beside her hubby as she holds their little man.
The 26-year-old rapper announced via Twitter in July 2013 that he had tied the knot with the stunning star. “Me and Amber got married today. Weddings this fall. Thought I’d let yall know,” the recording artist tweeted at the time.
Just five months prior, the couple had welcomed their first child into the world.
Last year at the BET Awards, they opened up about parenthood and couldn’t help but gush over their baby boy.
“He’s getting so big so fast. He goes to bed and then he wakes up and he’s a bigger baby. It’s unbelievable,” the proud mama marveled.
As for the hardest part about parenthood?
“Leaving him at home and going out and doing work,” Wiz told E! News. “That’s the most difficult, ’cause I just want to spend all the time in the world with him.”
“And I love her,” he added, giving a nod to his wife. “And I see a lot of him in her.”
Craig Ferguson is close to a deal to launch an early-evening talk show starting in fall 2015, the Associated Press reports.
The outgoing host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show” would introduce his half-hour syndicated series on stations in a slot just before prime time, according to a source with knowledge of the deal who spoke on the condition of anonymity because that person wasn’t authorized to comment publicly.
Ferguson is expected to bring along his robot skeleton “sidekick,” Geoff, as well as executive producer Michael Naidus.
A Ferguson representative didn’t immediately respond Monday to a request for comment.
Ferguson, who has held a late-night berth on CBS for a decade, will step down in December.
In a separate venture, he will host a new syndicated game show, “Celebrity Name Game,” beginning next month.
The musical about Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, is dancing to Broadway and you could earn a part in it — even playing Gloria, the AP reports.
Producers of “On Your Feet!” said Monday they will offer performers around the world a chance to audition for all the roles in the Broadway-bound cast by submitting audition videos online. There also will be two open casting calls — at Pearl Studios in New York City on Sept. 9 and at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami on Sept. 21.
The musical is due to begin previews in New York at the Marquis Theatre on October 2015 after a summer stop in Chicago. Jerry Mitchell, who directed “Kinky Boots,” will helm the show, with Sergio Trujillo choreographing.
Gloria Estefan has won seven Grammy Awards and sold more than 100 million albums, while her husband has guided artists including Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Jon Secada.
ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas has returned to a recovery center to be treated for alcohol dependency, she and the network said Sunday.
The “20/20” co-anchor said in a statement obtained by People that she checked into a treatment facility this weekend while on vacation.
“As so many other recovering alcoholics know, overcoming the disease can be a long and incredibly difficult process,” Vargas said. “I feel I have let myself, my co-workers and most importantly my family down and for that I am ashamed and sorry.”
Vargas, who’s married to Marc Cohn and has two children with the singer-songwriter, said she was “committed to battling and addressing this debilitating disease” and expressed thanks for the support she has received.
The network said in a statement that it stands “squarely behind her” and was focused on Vargas’ health.
“We look forward to having her back at ABC News when she feels ready to return,” ABC News said.
Vargas, 51, spent several weeks in a treatment facility last fall. She acknowledged in an interview that aired in January on “Good Morning America” that she was an alcoholic and that it took years for her to admit it.
She said she had suffered panic attacks since she was a child.
“I dealt with that anxiety, and with the stress that the anxiety brought, by starting to drink,” she said in the interview.
Vargas has worked in network news since 1993, first with NBC and then ABC, which she joined in 1996.
The Screen Actors Guild is honoring Debbie Reynolds for her professional and humanitarian accomplishments, the AP reports.
The guild announced Monday that the 82-year-old entertainer will receive the 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony in January. The award is the union’s highest accolade.
Reynolds is a star of stage and screen, with more than 50 films, two Broadway shows and two TV series to her credit. In 1955, she and other young stars established a charity called The Thalians to fight the stigma of mental illness. The Thalians has since raised more than $30 million.
Reynolds published her first memoir in 1987 and updated it with 2013’s “Unsinkable: A Memoir.”
The 21st annual SAG Awards will be presented Jan. 25 at Los Angeles’ Shrine Exhibition Center.
Rapper Beanie Sigel has been moved from a federal prison to a halfway house after serving a two-year tax evasion sentence, the AP reports.
The Bureau of Prisons told Philly.com that 40-year-old Sigel was moved from prison to a Philadelphia-area residential re-entry system on Thursday.
Authorities said Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, had failed to pay more than $700,000 in taxes.
Defense attorney Fortunato Perri Jr. told BET.com last week that the halfway house will give his client “a chance to be reintegrated back into the community.”
Sigel was also sentenced in March of last year to six to 23 months on a narcotics possession charge following a traffic stop in the Philadelphia suburbs. Officials said that sentence would run at the same time as the federal sentence.
New York’s Metropolitan Opera has reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions while negotiations continue with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout, the AP reports.
The federal Mediation and Conciliation Service announced early Monday that the Met has reached agreements with Local 802 of the musicians union and with the American Guild of Musical Artists, its orchestra and chorus.
A spokesman for the Met said the contract deadline has been extended through midnight Tuesday with the remaining unions.
The Met had set a deadline of midnight Sunday for a lockout that could scuttle the opera’s season.
Management has demanded salary cuts of about 17 percent.
The unions said members would lose as much as 30 percent of their income through pension cuts and higher health care costs.