LADY GAGA LEADS EMA AWARDS – (10/07/2020)
Nominees were announced for the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA’s) on Tuesday (October 6th) and Lady Gaga leads the pack with seven nominations. She’s followed by BTS and Justin Bieber, who each received five nods.
The EMA’s will air globally on MTV internationally Nov. 8. Fans can cast their votes until Nov. 2.
TYLER PERRY TO RECEIVE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION AWARD: Tyler Perry is set to be honored with the People’s Champion Award at the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards, set for Sunday, November 15th. The director, entrepreneur and philanthropist’s work in entertainment, and in support of charitable organizations, earned him the honor. “In a year of unrest and uncertainty, Tyler Perry proved a natural leader,” Jen Neal, General Manager of E! News, Live Events & Lifestyle Digital, said Tuesday, Oct. 6. “From his pioneering efforts in successfully, and safely, restarting production and creating jobs at Tyler Perry Studios, to personally supporting charities and families in need, he continuously inspires hope in people. We are honored to present him with the People’s Champion of 2020 Award.”
ANNE HECHE STORMS OFF ‘DWTS’ SET AFTER TYRA BANKS FLUBS ELIMINATION – (10/07/2020)
A “furious” Anne Heche left the Dancing With the Stars set Monday after being eliminated following a mix-up, Page Six reports. Heche refused to do press and left the lot immediately.
Heche wasn’t theonly one who was confused after new host Tyra Banks announced that Cheer coach Monica Aldama and pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy were safe, when they were actually trailing the pack. Then, Banks said that Heche and pro Keo Motsepe, and Vernon Davis and Peta Murgatroyd were the bottom two, leaving Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko onstage amid the confusion.
Then, Banks called Aldama and Chmerkovskiy back to the stage to face elimination. “There has been an error in the control room. This is the craziness of live TV,” the supermodel said during the confusion. “I’m so sorry. This is live TV.”
But the pair were saved, and Heche was sent home. Banks tweeted: “Wowzers. Live TV. Wrong name on cards. So challenging to deal with moments like these. But we power through.”
Others weren’t as blithe. Chmerkovskiy compared Banks’ error to Steve Harvey’s infamous snafu at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant, when he announced the wrong winner.
“Just got Steve Harvey’d #dwts,” he tweeted.
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MAYA RUDOLPH GOT LINES 5 HOURS AHEAD OF SNL: Maya Rudolph delivered what fans saw as a stellar portrayal of Kamal Harris on SNL for the Season 46 bow Saturday, but she tells Watch What Happens Live that she only received the lines five hours ahead of time because of new COVID protocols. “Everything was slower, it was harder to get things to cards, I didn’t really get my lines until air,” Rudolph revealed. “So I had never run that sketch until we did it live.” (ET)
WWHL RETURNS TO THE STUDIO: Andy Cohen is headed back to the studio after six months of filming Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen from home. The Bravo talk show will make its first studio bow on Sunday, October 11 at 10 pm. Guests will continue to visit via video. For October, Mariah Carey, Matthew McConaughey, Sam Smith, Hoda Kotb, Lenny Kravitz, Marlon Wayans and Wynonna Judd will appear.
JASON PRIESTLEY TALKS NO EYE CONTACT CLAIM: Last week, Jessica Alba shared that she had been told not to make eye contact with the stars off Beverly Hills, 90210 when she guest-starred. Jason Priestley told The Roz & Mocha Show: “’Don’t look at the stars of the show’ was never an edict that came down on our show. I don’t know who told Jessica Alba not to look at us.” He did admit that someone likely told her that “because they thought that was a thing to do,” but he said that he always tried to make sure guests felt welcome. (People)
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