LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel will host the first major Hollywood awards ceremony of the coronavirus pandemic — but just how the Emmy Awards will be held remains cloudy. Kimmel acknowledged that in Tuesday’s announcement, saying it was unclear how or where the Sept. 20 ceremony will be held.  ABC said details on the show’s production will be announced soon. Choosing Kimmel to emcee the ceremony reverses course from last year’s no-host Emmys. The entertainment industry is just beginning to restart production following a months-long shutdown aimed at curtailing the spread of COVID-19. Nominations for the 72nd prime-time Emmys will be announced by the TV academy on July 28.   

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NEW YORK (AP) — There have been complaints since HBO Max announced a week ago that it is temporarily shelving “Gone With The Wind.” One of the arguments against the move was that pulling the movie hurts the legacy of Hattie McDaniel, who won an Oscar for playing a maid in the 1939 film. Queen Latifah rejects that claim. She says Hollywood disrespected McDaniel before and after she won. Latifah says the night McDaniel won, she was shunned from the ceremony — forced to wait outside the theater until her category was up. Even after winning, McDaniel was still cast as a domestic in movies.



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LONDON (AP) — First, it was the Oscars. Now, the British Film Academy has postponed its awards ceremony. The BAFTAs were set for Feb. 14. They now will April 11. Yesterday, the motion picture academy announced that the 2021 Oscars will be moved from February to April because of the coronavirus. It’s only the fourth time the Oscars have been postponed. The first was because of flooding in Los Angeles in 1938. The second was after Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. The third was when President Ronald Reagan was shot in 1981.



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NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a debate going on in the nation’s newsrooms. It’s over whether the “B” in black should be capitalized. Usually when describing a person’s race, the “B” is lower-case. But several news agencies like the Los Angeles Times, USA Today and NBC News have already changed the B to a capital. Others, like The Associated Press and The New York Times, are considering it, as recommended by the National Association of Black Journalists.


UNDATED (AP) — Remember Colin Kaepernick? NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL’) says he’d like to see the quarterback back in the league. Goodell made the comment yesterday on ESPN. Kaepernick hasn’t played the past three seasons — after then-presidential candidate Donald Trump called him and other NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality. Recently Goodell apologized on behalf of the league for failing to listen to player concerns about racial inequality.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II