“Mystifier” Mike Super of Peters will be heading back to New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Although eliminated on the Aug. 13 results show of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” he was chosen by judge Howie Mandel as one of four wildcard acts to perform in the semifinals.
Super is scheduled to appear Tuesday .
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre principal dancer Julia Erickson and Texture Contemporary Ballet founding artistic director Alan Obuzor have received Brazzy Awards.
A panel of local arts enthusiasts with expertise in the city’s dance scene selects one outstanding male and female in the dance field each year. Choreographer Greer Reed founded the award in 2013 in honor of her mentor Leslie Anderson-Braswell, who danced with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Stuttgart Ballet and Dance Theatre of Harlem and continues to mentor aspiring dancers.
Robin Williams will receive a special tribute at the Emmy Awards on Monday, to be delivered by his old “Comic Relief” co-host Billy Crystal, The Associated Press reports.
Crystal will pay tribute to Williams, who committed suicide on Aug. 11, during the In Memoriam segment of the awards, when TV performers and professionals who died over the past year are remembered through small clips of their work.
Crystal has remained silent on Williams’ death since tweeting, “No words,” on the day of his death.
Emmys executive producer Don Mischer announced Crystal’s participation in the awards on Wednesday at the red carpet rollout. Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles will also perform during the montage.
Williams’ death came after a long struggle with depression and a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, according to his widow, Susan Schneider.
Crystal, Williams and Whoopi Goldberg together hosted the “Comic Relief” series of fundraising comedy telethons that aired semi-regularly between 1986 and 2010.
Crystal and Williams also co-starred in the 1997 comedy “Father’s Day.”
The Emmy Awards will air on NBC this year with “Late Night’s” Seth Meyers serving as host.
Pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis’ latest start drew record-setting television ratings for the Little League World Series, the AP reports.
Her game Wednesday night earned the highest preliminary rating for the event on ESPN, the network said Thursday. The 8-1 loss by Davis’ Philadelphia team to Las Vegas received a 3.4 overnight rating, up 143 percent from the corresponding game last year.
The 13-year-old Davis rose to national celebrity after becoming the first girl to pitch a shutout at the LLWS. She was removed after just 2⅓ innings Wednesday, allowing three runs and striking out six.
The previous high for a LLWS game on ESPN was a 2.6 for a 2002 U.S. semifinal between teams from Harlem and Worcester, Mass. Championship games on ABC have drawn higher ratings.
Wednesday’s game drew a 16.3 rating in Las Vegas and a 14.9 in Philadelphia.
Ratings represent the percentage of homes with televisions tuned to a program. Overnights measure the country’s largest markets.
Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks are among a list of performers set to receive ASCAP Centennial Awards, the AP reports.
Joan Baez and Stephen Sondheim will also receive the top honor Nov. 17 at the Waldorf Astoria gala in New York, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers announced Thursday.
The event will celebrate ASCAP’s 100th anniversary. It’s also the first fundraiser benefiting the ASCAP Foundation.
The five honorees will attend the gala, where other artists will perform in tribute. ASCAP president and chairman Paul Williams, who recently won Grammy Awards for co-writing Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories,” will host the event.
Williams says in a statement the honorees have created songs “that have touched the lives of people across the globe.”
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have hit a rough patch in their six-year marriage, a source tells People.
“They’ve been living apart for months,” says the source. “He's been staying in hotels.”
Despite outward displays of solidarity — the couple spent Mother’s and Father’s day together with their 3-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan — things between them “have been bad for a while,” the source adds.
The pop diva, 45, and the “America’s Got Talent” host, 33, surprised fans by tying the knot in a secret ceremony in 2008 — just weeks after they began dating.
The couple renewed their vows in 2013 with a fairy-tale-themed bash at California’s Disneyland.
All in all, it seemed like they had gotten their happy ending. Last July, Cannon told People he supported Carey’s sexy Instagrams and wasn’t worried about other men admiring his wife.
“We’re so secure with who we are,” he said. “And Mariah’s my dream girl.”
Carey was previously married for five years to music mogul Tommy Mottola. They divorced in 1998.
When reached, reps for the couple did not comment.
Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have ended their relationship as quietly as they began it.
The actress, 52, and the rocker, 62, split recently after dating for more than three years, People has confirmed.
“It was the distance,” a source tells People. “She lives in New York, and he resides in Indiana. It was the long distance that ultimately was the cause.”
The pair — who were last spotted together in May — became an item in late 2010, shortly after Mellencamp’s split from wife Elaine after 18 years of marriage.
They kept a low profile during the past three years, stepping out together for the occasional industry event and being spotted now and again on the streets of New York.
But Indiana native Mellencamp had expressed his unhappiness at calling New York City home.
“I’m too sensitive to live there,” he told Rolling Stone in December. “I can’t see poor people. I can’t see the suffering. I can’t see the trash on the streets.” When it comes to paparazzi attention, he added, “I don’t like it for [Ryan]. I’m not leaving Indiana. I’m going to die here.”
Reps for the pair have not yet commented. Closer Weekly first broke news of the split.
Columbus Short just got a new set of cuffs. He was arrested and taken into custody in a Van Nuys courtroom, TMZ.com reports.
Short has been a wanted man since last month when he failed to appear in his criminal domestic violence case. Short chose to go to Barbados instead. The judge issued an arrest warrant and set bail at $40,000.
That same judge became enraged earlier this week when Short skipped another hearing. He was still vacationing in Barbados. The judge upped the bail to $500,000.
The former “Scandal” star showed up Thursday morning to face the music and was immediately arrested.
Short had another hearing Thursday in a criminal case involving a bar fight, but he didn’t show because he was in custody. So the judge in the bar fight case issued a second arrest warrant and set bail at $250,000.