LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Rami Malek are among the first presenters announced for Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Other presenters announced Wednesday by the actors union include Chadwick Boseman, Sam Elliott, Constance Wu, John David Washington, Adam Driver, and Michelle Yeoh.
Ken Jeong, Henry Golding, Angela Bassett, Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee and Joe Mazzello round out the list of first presenters.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tributes from stars like Kristin Chenoweth and Bette Midler poured in to honor the life and career of Carol Channing, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway and beyond. She died Tuesday at 97.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Floyd Estel Parton, the brother of country singer Dolly Parton, has died.
An obituary posted by Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville, Tennessee, says Parton died last Thursday. He was 61.
Like his sister, Floyd Parton was a songwriter and composer. His most famous songs were "Rockin' Years," which was recorded by his sister and Ricky Van Shelton, and "Nickels and Dimes," which was also recorded by his sister and later by George Burns.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alan Alda will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award at next year's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.
The actors union announced Thursday that Alda will accept its highest honor on January 27. The award to given annually to an actor who fosters the "finest ideals of the acting profession."
Today in History for March 9th
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Canadian mining company that is one of Greece's largest foreign investors said Thursday it would not suspend operations in the country as it had threatened to do earlier this month, after starting a "constructive dialogue" with the government.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Canadian mining company Eldorado Gold on Monday threatened to suspend a major investment in Greece in 10 days, accusing the government of delaying permits and licenses.
One of Greece's largest foreign investors, Eldorado operates mines in northern Greece that have faced vehement opposition from parts of local communities on environmental grounds, with protests often turning violent.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Morgan Freeman will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award at next year's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.
The actors union announced Tuesday that Freeman will accept its highest honor on Jan. 21, 2018.
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — A brief look at Thursday's first round of the U.S. Open (all times EDT):
THE LEADER: Rickie Fowler had a 7-under 65, and was one of 44 players to break par — a record for the first round of a U.S. Open.
CLOSE BEHIND: Paul Casey and Xander Schauffele were one shot back, with Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka another shot behind at 5 under.
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):
Adam Hadwin has matched a U.S. Open record with six consecutive birdies.
Hadwin's run started on the par-5 18th. He then birdied Nos 1-5 before he bogeyed the 252-yard, par-3 sixth that was playing as the most difficult hole in the first round. The Canadian had a chance for the record by himself, but skirted the right side of the cup on a long putt and then missed the comebacker.
NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin would, if they ever sat still long enough, make a respectable Mount Rushmore.
One could hardly find a more formidable trio of such overwhelming character. Their voices, alone, are utterly unmistakable. Put together Arkin's street-wise Brooklyn accent, Caine's nasally Cockney cadence and Freeman's deep Mississippi timbre and you'd have the most colorful radio play ever assembled.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carl Reiner and Rob Reiner are set to make history at the TCL Chinese Theatre, becoming the first father and son to jointly leave their footprints in concrete outside the Hollywood landmark.
Organizers of the eighth annual TCM Classic Film Festival announced Thursday that it'll recognize the two entertainers with a hand-and-footprint ceremony on April 7. Both Reiners have had long careers as writers, directors and actors.
Today in History for March 9th
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sherman Novoson, a former concert cellist and longtime radio reporter specializing in sports and politics in Tennessee, has died. He was 70.
Colleagues remembered Novoson appearing at the Capitol in a tuxedo to cover legislative floor sessions before heading off to play in the Nashville Symphony. Health issues later caused Novoson to give up playing music professionally.