Scaling Emmy heights is tough in the era of so-called peak TV, with the volume of shows matched by lofty expectations from academy voters. Good isn't enough for comedies and dramas, which need to resonate with the current political and social zeitgeist. Actors who also pull off the high-wire act of writing and directing collect more respect and trophies. Talent aside, a lavish marketing campaign helps in a crowded field: With as many as seven or eight nominees in some key categories, about 14 percent of the TV academy vote can determine who gets a trophy, according to awards website Gold Derby. So is it "Game of Thrones" (with a leading 22 nods, but the majority technical ones) or "The Handmaid's Tale" for best drama? Will Donald Glover repeat as best comedy actor for "Atlanta" or could Bill Hader of freshman "Barry" be an upset winner? Jennifer Garner and Seth Meyers talk about her upcoming film, “Peppermint,” which she says let her get all of her “mom rage” … [Read more...] about Emmy 2018 Predictions: Who Will Take Home the Coveted Awards This Year
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Wednesday was a whirlwind of media interviews for 15-year-old Brynn Cartelli, who was crowned the winner of NBC’s “The Voice” on Tuesday night. “It’s really crazy and unreal,” the Longmeadow native said in a phone call with Boston.com Wednesday evening. Cartelli’s schedule doesn’t seem like it will slow down soon, either. The teenager will return to Massachusetts on Saturday, then go back to finish her freshman year at Longmeadow High School. Oh, and she has an album to work on now that she’s won a recording contract, her prize as youngest-ever champion of the reality singing competition. Cartelli hasn’t wasted any time planning those new tracks with her “Voice” coach and Grammy Award-winning singer Kelly Clarkson. In fact, Cartelli received a text message from Clarkson about her album while she was on the phone with Boston.com. “Kelly and I are talking about this right now,” Cartelli said, after … [Read more...] about 15-year-old Brynn Cartelli talks winning ‘The Voice,’ and what she’s missed about Massachusetts
Tonight is the night: The winner of season 14 of The Voice will finally be revealed. After months of fierce competition, only four contestants remain. On Monday, the final four — Brynn Cartelli, Kyla Jade, Spensha Baker and Britton Buchanan — sang for the coveted title of this season's best voice. Each finalist performed a cover song as a duet with their coach, and then each debuted an original single. Monday's show made it clear that these artists can sing. What's not as clear is which singer is THE one who'll win the title, the money and a record deal. Sure, there are some people who love Alicia Keys, so they probably voted for Buchanan. For Kelly Clarkson fans, Cartelli seems like a no-brainer. But, what about team Blake Shelton? He has two ladies fighting for the top spot, so his fan base could have split results. Best Moments From the 2018 Billboard Music Awards Ethan Miller/Getty Images The Voice: Memorable Musical Moments When it comes down to … [Read more...] about Who Will Be ‘The Voice’ of Season 14?
Labour MP Emily Thornberry has declared her party will win the next general election. The shadow foreign secretary made the comment on Question Time, which was recorded at the showpiece Winding Wheel in Chesterfield last night and later aired on BBC One.Host David Dimbleby described the town as ‘great’ and said: “It’s the first time we have been in Chesterfield but I am in no doubt we will be coming back quite soon.”WATCH THE SHOW HERE‘Labour civil war’Mrs Thornberry was joined on the panel by Liz Truss, a Conservative MP and chief secretary to the treasury, Vince Cable, leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nesrine Malik, a columnist for the Guardian newspaper, and Iain Dale, a presenter on LBC.“As long as we remain united behind a leader on a radical manifesto, we will win the next election,” said Mrs Thornberry.“We will show that there is hope out there and there is another way, it does not have to be like this.“When the … [Read more...] about QUESTION TIME: ‘Labour will win next general election,’ Chesterfield audience hears
In just a few weeks, President Trump has destroyed a system of global trade rules that over the past 75 years brought unprecedented peace and prosperity to most of the world, including the United States. With his threat to levy punitive tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese imports, and China’s vow to fight the United States “at any cost,” the world is now on the verge of the worst trade war since the 1930s. The President has no interest in history, but for those who may be in a position to block this self-inflicted wound — members of Congress, the nation’s governors, powerful business interests — a quick refresher is in order. In 1947, President Harry Truman delivered a speech at Baylor University on the eve of an agreement signed by 23 nations in Geneva to create the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Led by the United States, the GATT would be joined by nearly every country, and would oversee during the next half century … [Read more...] about Who will walk Trump back from this trade war? The President doesn’t care about the damage he’s doing, but others must