Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 12-18
Aug. 12: Actor George Hamilton is 79. Actress Jennifer Warren is 77. Singer-guitarist Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits is 69. Actor Jim Beaver ("Supernatural") is 68. Singer Kid Creole is 68. Actor Sam J. Jones ("Flash Gordon") is 64. Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny is 64. Actor Bruce Greenwood (2009's "Star Trek," ''Thirteen Days") is 62. Country singer Danny Shirley (Confederate Railroad) is 62. Guitarist Roy Hay of Culture Club is 57. Rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot is 55. Actor Peter Krause ("Parenthood," ''Six Feet Under," ''Sports Night") is 53. Actor Brent Sexton ("The Killing," ''Deadwood") is 51. Actor Michael Ian Black ("Ed") is 47. Actress Yvette Nicole Brown (new "The Odd Couple," ''Community") is 47. Actress Rebecca Gayheart is 47. Actor Casey Affleck is 43. Actress Maggie Lawson ("Psych") is 38. Actress Cara Delevingne ("Paper Towns") is 26. Actress Imani Hakim ("Everybody Hates Chris") is 25.
AMC reinstates ‘Talking Dead’ host Chris Hardwick
NEW YORK (AP) — AMC host Chris Hardwick is returning to work after a review of sexual assault allegations against him by a former girlfriend.
The network says returning Hardwick to work at "Talking Dead" and "Talking with Chris Hardwick" is the "appropriate step" after a review that included interviews with numerous people.
NEW YORK (AP) — Yvette Nicole Brown is filling in for Chris Hardwick as host of "The Walking Dead" and "Talking Dead" while AMC Networks reviews sexual-assault allegations against Hardwick.
AMC announced Friday that Brown will be "interim guest host" of "The Walking Dead Season 9 Preview Special" on Aug. 5. Brown also will host "Talking Dead" on Aug. 12.
Kimberly C. Roberts
There was a time when a sitcom like ABC’s “The Mayor,” premiering at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, would have been considered pure satire, but a look at today’s headline is living proof that when it comes to politics in modern America anything is possible.
ABC stars say network TV is communal viewing
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Affleck, Jack Black, Orlando Bloom, Paul Rudd and DJ Khaled are donning red noses to help kids as part of TV's "Red Nose Day Special ."
NBC announced Thursday that those stars will be joined by Julia Roberts, Mark Hamill, Bear Grylls, Dax Shepard, Yvette Nicole Brown and the cast of TV's "This is Us" during the fundraising telecast on May 25.
New Edition is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Monday. Congratulations to Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell, Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill. The ceremony will take place the day before the huge premiere of their much anticipated BET miniseries “The New Edition Story.” I loved it when we previewed Part 1 at our WDAS screening. It has everything: fame, fortune, drama and the work it takes to get to that level. The cast includes “Empire” star and Philly’s own...