ABC’s ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ to end after
LOS ANGELES | It will be case closed next season for “How to Get Away with Murder,” with the show’s upcoming sixth season to be its last.
The series and its star, Viola Davis, are leaving behind history: In 2015, Davis became the first African American to win an Emmy for best lead actress in a drama series.
In a statement Thursday announcing the show’s end, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke praised Davis for her unforgettable portrayal of a female antihero.
Man arrested in U.K. after climbing Buckingham Palace gates
LONDON | London police have arrested a man who climbed the front gates of Buckingham Palace while Queen Elizabeth II was in residence.
The Metropolitan Police Service said the 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of trespassing early Wednesday by members of its royalty protection unit.
The police department said he was released from custody Thursday while the investigation continues.
‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ make final grabs for Emmy glory
LOS ANGELES | When a long-running, much-admired television series ends, Emmy voters can bring the show and its stars back for a final bow — or give them the bum’s rush.
“Game of Thrones,” ‘’Veep” and “The Big Bang Theory,” three major series that wrapped last season, will find out with Tuesday’s nominations if they get another shot at Emmy gold or have been overshadowed by shiny new rivals such as “Pose” and “Fleabag.”
HBO’s gore-and-dragons fantasy saga and its Washington satire “Veep” look well-positioned to garner top series and cast nominations, even though some fans and critics dinged “Game of Thrones” for an uneven season.
The 71st Emmy Awards show airs Sept. 22 on Fox.
Judge approves new Weinstein legal team
NEW YORK | A judge gave Harvey Weinstein the green light Thursday to shake up his defense team yet again — this time a mere two months before the disgraced movie mogul whose case inspired the #MeToo movement is due to stand trial in New York on sexual assault charges.
One lawyer had already bolted amid public backlash.
Now Jose Baez, known for representing high-profile clients such as Casey Anthony, is out after saying he and Weinstein just can’t get along. Donna Rotunno, a #MeToo critic specializing in defending men accused of sexual misconduct, and Damon Cheronis are in.
Judge James Burke approved the swap after questioning Weinstein to ensure it was what he wanted and getting the new lawyers to promise they won’t seek to delay the trial from its scheduled Sept. 9 start.