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8,000 pizzas sent to hungry voters stuck in long poll lines
PHOENIX (AP) — A group sent 8,000 pizzas to hungry voters as they waited in long lines that plagued polling places across the country Tuesday.
The group Pizza to the Polls collects social media reports of long lines and doles out pizzas accordingly. The nonprofit enjoyed a boost in recent days because of tweets and donations from celebrities like Debra Messing, Alyssa Milano, Mandy Moore and Patton Oswalt, raising more than $300,000 over a 24-hour period.
The most dangerous celebrity online is revealed
NEW YORK (AP) — Ruby Rose has played some dangerous characters, like an inmate in "Orange Is the New Black" and a scientist battling a prehistoric shark in "The Meg." But the actress herself is now officially dangerous.
Cybersecurity firm McAfee on Tuesday crowned Rose the most dangerous celebrity on the internet. No other celebrity was more likely to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware.
Quotes, reaction to Cosby’s sentence of 3-10 years in prison
Quotes from the hearing and reactions to Bill Cosby's sentence of three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and molesting a Temple University athletics administrator at his suburban Philadelphia home:
It’s TV love for Schwimmer, Messing on ‘Will & Grace’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former "Friends" star David Schwimmer will appear on "Will & Grace" as a new love interest for Debra Messing's character.
NBC said Wednesday that Schwimmer will play opposite Messing's Grace on the sitcom revival that's back Oct. 4 on NBC.
Schwimmer isn't the only familiar face appearing on the second season. Alec Baldwin, Chelsea Handler and Mary McCormack were previously announced guest stars.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman vilified on social media for killing a giraffe on a 2017 hunt in Africa said she has received thousands of angry messages and death threats.
A photo of Tess Talley posing with a large giraffe went viral this week after the Twitter account of a site called Africa Digest posted two photos and called her a "white American savage."
Actresses urge New York Gov. Cuomo to raise tipped wage
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sixteen actresses, including Jane Fonda, Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman, are urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to raise the wage paid to tipped workers.
The women signed onto a letter to the Democratic governor as his administration examines whether to eliminate the subminimum wage paid to restaurant servers and other workers who make tips.
Why the Oscars red carpet needs more feminism: ‘This is not the year to talk fashion’
The red carpet statement was pointed. Powerful. And it had nothing to do with a black dress.
While being interviewed at the Golden Globes in January by an E! host, Debra Messing called out E! for failing to pay its stars equally.
I was so shocked to hear that E! doesnt believe in paying their female co-host the same as their male co-host, Messing said, her voice clear and strong. I miss Catt Sadler. So we stand with her. And thats something that can change tomorrow.
Behind the scenes at the Golden Globes: schmoozing, snacking
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Despite cameras everywhere, not every superstar moment makes the broadcast of the Golden Globes.
Here's a look at the happenings inside the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom that you didn't see on TV.
COMMERCIAL SOCIALIZING: The ballroom isn't as big as it appears on TV, and most of the A-listers are crammed into a small space right in front of the stage. That makes it easy for stars to schmooze during commercial breaks.
TV picks for Dec. 13: Ed Helms, ‘Freedom Fighters,’ Golden Globes special
Great American hero
Each episode of Freedom Fighters: The Ray is less than five minutes long, but the first couple of installments are packed with so much reckless action and glum expressions from the Nazi-battling crusaders, viewers will feel like drivers jammed up by a 52-car pileup on I-94. The animated series starts to show promise in the third installment, where were finally introduced to the Ray, who picks up powers just as hes trying to get the nerve to tell his parents hes gay.
Director: Messing misconduct accusations ‘wrong’
Joe Biden once credited Will Grace for shifting public perception on gay rights issues. But one cast member believes the show didnt go far enough in representing transgender people.
The Latest: Actress asks if others have been harassed
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on sexual assault and harassment allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local):
Actress Alyssa Milano is getting thousands of responses on Twitter to her request that people reply to her on the social network with "me too" if they have been sexually harassed or assaulted.
Milano, 44, received "me, too" responses from "Will and Grace" star Debra Messing and Anna Paquin, the Oscar-winning actress from New Zealand.
Debra Messing regrets going on Megyn Kelly’s new show
NEW YORK (AP) — "Will & Grace" star Debra Messing says she regrets her appearance on Megyn Kelly's new NBC daytime show.
Messing made her comments while responding to an Instagram follower who asked why the actress would appear on "Megyn Kelly TODAY." Kelly joined NBC from Fox News earlier this year.
NBC’s revived ‘Will & Grace’ struggles for comedic life
Coming out to support marriage equality in 2012, Vice President Joe Biden said “Will & Grace” did the most to educate America about gay people.
It’s a comment that the cast and producers have been quick to cite as they make their rounds for the return of the NBC sitcom.
That’s like crediting “Amos ’n’ Andy” for the civil rights movement.
Grateful cast, creators ready for ‘Will & Grace’ return
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As soon as Eric McCormack stepped into the old "Will & Grace" kitchen, he was Will Truman again. Debra Messing says she still feels like Grace Adler, but these days, she has to physically warm up before stepping into that persona. Megan Mullally said finding Karen again was "like riding a bike." For Sean Hayes, rediscovering Jack McFarland was "like waking up out of a coma, maybe — a Jack coma."
Oprah Winfrey and Alec Baldwin among Emmy Award presenters
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says Oprah Winfrey, Alec Baldwin and Jim Parsons are among the stars who will be handing out trophies at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Other presenters include Riz Ahmed, Anthony Anderson, Jason Bateman, Jessica Biel and Edie Falco; Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Rashida Jones, Nicole Kidman, Debra Messing and Lea Michele.
Tribeca Film Festival to launch separate TV event this fall
NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of New York's Tribeca Film Festival is giving TV its own show. Tribeca Enterprises said Wednesday it will launch the stand-alone Tribeca TV Festival this fall.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The revival of "Will & Grace" has yet to air, but NBC says it's getting at least a second season.
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt told a TV critics' meeting Thursday that the deal had just been worked out.
Greenblatt cited an "outpouring of love" from fans of the original series in announcing the second season. He said he was glad to have the show on for a minimum of two years, opening the door to more.
NBC is taking a big swing to try to restore its one-time Thursday night juggernaut "Must-See TV," and the revival of Will & Grace is -- execs hope -- a big part of it.
Following a well-received viral video reunion last year, NBC decided to bring Will & Grace back for real, ordering all-new adventures for stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally.
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is bringing back its "must-see TV" Thursday franchise this fall with the revival of "Will & Grace," and by moving its heartwarming hit "This is Us" to the same night.
The network announced its schedule Sunday, kicking off the annual week where broadcasters outline next season's plans to advertisers. NBC is the second most popular network behind CBS, first among the younger viewers it covets, and is bullish on next year since it will show the Winter Olympics and Super Bowl.
GLAAD to honor Debra Messing at annual awards ceremony
NEW YORK (AP) — Debra Messing will be honored May 6 at the GLAAD Media Awards as a champion against discrimination.
The media LGBTQ advocacy organization announced Monday it will give the "Will & Grace" actress the Excellence in Media award at its 28th annual ceremony, to be hosted by Ross Mathews. Previous winners include Robert De Niro, Russell Simmons, Glenn Close and Diane Sawyer.
The cast of "Will & Grace" has given fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse at production of the series' revival.
Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally shared images on social media over the weekend from the set of the NBC sitcom.
Messing shared a selfie of the group with the caption, "Yeah, this weekend was a little fun." Hayes described returning to his role as "just like riding a bike."
New Oscar nominee Octavia Spencer plans talk with Steinem
NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off her second Oscar nomination, Octavia Spencer has signed up to talk with Gloria Steinem about the progress of women of color in Hollywood and the recent Women's March at an upcoming conference.
‘Will & Grace’ 10-episode revival set for 2017-18 season
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — "Will & Grace" is making a comeback.
NBC said Wednesday that 10 new episodes are set to air during the 2017-18 season. The series will feature original stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally.
Series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan are aboard as executive producers, and series director James Burrows also will be back, NBC said.
Reactions to the death of actress Debbie Reynolds Wednesday
Reaction to the death of actress Debbie Reynolds Wednesday at 84, a day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died:
— "Debbie Reynolds, a legend and my movie mom. I can't believe this happened one day after Carrie. My heart goes out to Billie." — Albert Brooks, on Twitter.
Cyndi Lauper hitting Philadelphia gay bars to get out vote
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 1980s pop star, a former governor, a senate hopeful and an actress walk into a gay bar — to encourage people to vote on Election Day.
Cyndi Lauper and former "Will & Grace" star Debra Messing are heading to a bar crawl in Philadelphia's Gayborhood Friday. They're joining former Gov. Ed Rendell and Democratic Senate hopeful Katie McGinty to hit some hotspots and urge folks to vote Tuesday.
‘Will & Grace’ stars reunite for pro-Clinton video
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stars of "Will & Grace" are back together in a video that delivers punchlines and a political message: Vote for Hillary Clinton.
Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes reunite in character for a nearly 10-minute video released Monday. It arrived online before the first debate between the Democratic candidate and GOP contender Donald Trump.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Actress and outspoken Democrat Debra Messing has called a Twitter truce with country singer and "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton following a politically charged spat.
Shelton told Billboard in an interview published Thursday that Republican nominee Donald Trump "says what he thinks,...