PEOPLE: Swin Cash, Sofia Vergara, Laverne Cox and more!
August 27, 2014 12:00 AM
Sofia Vergara arrives at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
From Web and wire reports
McKeesport native Swin Cash will be part of a new national sports show on CBS, “We Need to Talk,” the network announced Tuesday.
The show will debut Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. on CBS Sports Network and be hosted, produced and directed by women.
“A sports show featuring women is long overdue,” said David Berson, president of CBS Sports. Sportscaster Lesley Visser, CBS reporter Tracy Wolfson, former NFL team CEO Amy Trask and CBS Radio host Dana Jacobson will be a big part of the endeavor.
Cash, a two-time Olympic basketball gold medalist and three-time WNBA champion, will be a contributor, as will former athletes such as boxing’s Laila Ali.
“When I first heard about the show, my reaction was ‘finally.’ .... I have known and worked alongside Lesley Visser and Amy Trask for virtually my entire career. It’s ironic that over the years we’ve had so many conversations that start out with ‘We need to talk about ... ’ ” said Andrea Kremer, Emmy Award-winning chief correspondent for NFL Network and HBO Sports.
The 2014 Emmys ratings are in! The telecast hosted by Seth Meyers on NBC Monday night pulled in 15.6 million viewers and a 4.2 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic, E! News reports.
Last year'’ broadcast, which Neil Patrick Harris hosted on CBS, had 17.8 million viewers. The 2013 ceremony was broadcast following a football game in late September.
Monday’s Emmys were the second biggest overall audience in eight years (2006) with the second highest ratings in adults 18-49 in seven years. The ceremony ran from 8-11 p.m., ending on time.
The 2014 ceremony, the 66th in Emmys history, featured performances by Weird Al Yankovic and Sara Bareilles. “Breaking Bad” took home the top drama award with star Bryan Cranston and “The Good Wife’s” Julianna Margulies winning best actor and best actress in a drama, respectively.
“Modern Family” won the Emmy for best comedy for the fifth year in a row, tying “Frasier” for most consecutive wins. “Veep’s” Julia Louis-Dreyfus took the top honors in the comedy actress category and Jim Parsons won for the fourth time in a row for “The Big Bang Theory.”
While dancing up a storm with Derek Hough at HBO’s Emmy Awards afterparty Monday night, the “Modern Family” star fell victim to a nip slip when one of her breasts popped out of her strapless white gown. The whole thing happened while Hough picked Vergara up off her feet and dipped her in his arms as partygoers watched and captured the hilarious moment on their phones.
But don’t worry. Vergara didn’t seem bothered by the accidental slip. She was all smiles while cutting a rug with the “Dancing With the Stars” champ and even laughed as they celebrated post-Emmys.
Besides her wardrobe malfunction, Vergara clearly had a blast while partying last night. She shared tons of photos from different parties.
In one, she’s laughing while posing with friends, including her son Manolo. In another, she shows off her curvaceous body while holding up a glass of wine.
For Laverne Cox, Monday wasn’t just a special night. It was a historic one.
The “Orange Is the New Black” star was the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy Award. And the significance of the moment wasn’t lost on her.
“I feel so blessed to be a vessel for this moment. I think it was inevitable, right?” she told People at the show. “There have been other trans folks in other categories who have been nominated. We have to acknowledge our history. But I’m really blessed and grateful.”
Cox, 30, was nominated for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series. That award went to her “OITNB” co-star Uzo Aduba (and was actually handed out a week before at the Creative Arts Emmys). But Cox hardly felt like a runner-up — quite the opposite.
“It’s wild because there’s a lot of haters out there, but there’s been so much love,” she said. “And people just love our show so much, and they’re connecting to these characters in really human ways. And I’ve been really lucky that people have been connecting with me and my story as well.”
Cox also spoke giddily about her incredible Emmys dress: a custom Marc Bouwer creation decorated with Fred Leighton diamonds.
“I was like, ‘Wow!’ I’d never seen anything like it. And it’s so elegant,” she said. “Thank you, Marc Bouwer, I love you!”
Miley Cyrus introduced the world to Jesse Helt when he accepted her MTV VMA for Video of the Year on her behalf over the weekend, but now more information about the homeless youth is being revealed.
E! News has learned that there is a warrant out for the arrest of the Salem, Ore., native for violation of probation, stemming from previous charges including criminal trespassing and criminal mischief.
He was also charged with burglary after a 2010 incident where he attempted to break into an apartment.
According to recent court documents, Helt violated his probation on numerous occasions after failing to take a drug test, failing to report to his probation officer, breaching his curfew, not finishing his community service hours and more.
On Sunday, Helt was on the arm of Cyrus all throughout the MTV Video Music Awards and gave an emotional speech about homeless teens in America.
“My name is Jesse, and I'm accepting this award on behalf of 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth who are starving lost and scared right now,” he told the crowd nervously, while Cyrus looked on with tears in her eyes.
“I know this because I am one of these people. I have survived in shelters all over this city. … Though I may have been invisible to you on the streets I have a lot of the same dreams that brought many of you here tonight.”
At the end of the night, Cyrus encouraged her fans to go to her Facebook page to donate and raise awareness for My Friend’s Place, a homeless shelter for youths in Hollywood.
ABC News is making leadership changes behind the scenes at its top two broadcasts, The Associated Press reports.
The network announced Tuesday that Tom Cibrowski, the top executive behind “Good Morning America” as it passed by NBC’s “Today” show in the ratings, will become a top deputy to news division president James Goldston. As senior vice president of news programs, news gathering and special events, he’ll report to Goldston and promote coordination at all of the network’s broadcasts.
Michael Corn will replace Cibrowski as senior executive producer at “Good Morning America.” He’s been the top producer at Diane Sawyer’s “World News.”
With David Muir to take over next week as the evening show’s anchor, Almin Karamehmedovic will become that show’s top producer.
Pamela Anderson seems to have had a change of heart. Again.
The actress is seeking to have a judge toss out her divorce filing against on-and-off husband Rick Salomon, months after remarrying — and then splitting with — him for the second time.
In a court record obtained by People, Anderson, 47, filed a petition on Thursday requesting that her divorce filing be dismissed.
It’s the latest bump in what’s been a breakneck romantic roller-coaster ride for the volatile couple these past eight months.
After telling Ellen DeGeneres last October that she and Salomon were “best friends with benefits,” Anderson revealed in January that she and Salomon had tied the knot again.
But in July, the actress filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
Those differences quickly seem to have been reconciled: A week after the divorce filing, the couple were spotted locking lips while out and about in Malibu.
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