FOX chief says Emmy Awards won’t have a host this year
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | The Oscars did it, and now the Emmys will too. There will be no host at the ceremony honoring TV’s best next month.
FOX Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier said Wednesday that going hostless allows more time to salute departing shows, including “Game of Thrones.”
Collier said producers would have considered possible hosts and checked on their availability for the Sept. 22 ceremony. The FOX executive didn’t directly address whether anyone had declined.
MSNBC’s Wallace apologizes for remark on Trump and Latinos
NEW YORK | MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace has apologized for falsely saying on her show that President Donald Trump was “talking about exterminating Latinos.”
She apologized Tuesday on Twitter for a comment she made on her show the day before. She tweeted that her mistake wasn’t intentional and that she was sorry.
Wallace was responding to a remark by USA Today columnist Raul Reyes, who was a guest on her afternoon show. Reyes had noted that Trump has talked about an infestation through illegal immigration, and the natural conclusion is to attempt an extermination.
Taylor Swift to perform at MTV Video Music Awards
NEW YORK | Taylor Swift is set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards.
MTV announced Wednesday that the pop star will hit the stage on Aug. 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Swift and Ariana Grande are the most nominated acts, competing for 10 awards each.
Swift’s nominations include video of the year, song of the year, best visual effects and more.
Rhiannon Giddens, Frank Johnson
NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Grammy-winning folk singer and musician Rhiannon Giddens and the late Frank Johnson, the leader of a 19th century black brass band, will be the first recipients of the inaugural Legacy of Americana Award.
The Americana Music Association announced the new award on Wednesday in partnership with the National Museum of African American Music.
The award will be presented during the Americana Honors & Awards show in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sept. 11.