News Nuggets: The entertainment world pays tribute to Dick Clark

The music and TV world pay tribute to Dick Clark: “Television and radio producer Dick Clark, the man behind ‘American Bandstand,’ the American Music Awards, and the Golden Globes, died on Wednesday at age 82. Following are some of the dozens of tributes from Clark’s celebrity friends and industry executives on Twitter and in statements.” REUTERS

The Emmys must struggle with the question of what qualifies as TV: “… today’s television landscape is dramatically different, and the primetime designation is gradually – or not so gradually – becoming almost irrelevant. Shows originate on the web, or start on traditional television and migrate to the web; DVR and streaming mean that viewers watch shows whenever they feel like it, traditional definitions and time frames be damned. So how do the Primetime Emmys adapt to a post-Primetime world?” THE WRAP

Will “Sherlock” rebound at this year’s BAFTA Audience Award? “Who could forget poor Martin Freeman‘s face as ‘The Only Way is Essex’ beat ‘Sherlock’ to the YouTube Audience Award at the Baftas last year? A look of grim disbelief as it was revealed that the public had voted for ITV2’s reality drama as their favourite programme of 2010. A look, it must be said, that was shared by many people at home. ‘Sherlock’ has also made the shortlist for the YouTube Audience Award at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2012 – so will this year bring a happier result for the show? Fans will definitely have a battle on their hands.” GUARDIAN

Theater Under the Stars announces the 2012 Tommy Tune Award winners: “To a crowd of more than 2,500 people, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) declared the winners of TUTS’ tenth annual Tommy Tune Awardson the evening of Tuesday, April 17, at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.  Adding extra excitement to the evening, the award ceremony’s namesake and nine-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune made a special appearance to kick off the show and to present the night’s top honor … Developed by TUTS, the Tommy Tune Awards honor musical theatre excellence at the high school level.” BROADWAY WORLD

Berenice Bejo will host opening and closing ceremonies at Cannes: “Gilles Jacob confirmed reports that the 35-year-old actress, who won a Cesar award at home as well as an Oscar nomination for her part in the black-and-white movie [‘The Artist‘], will be mistress of ceremonies in the Riviera city on May 16 and 27 … Jacob had planned to announce Bejo’s role on Thursday, but Twitter had been abuzz since the French newspaper Le Parisien reported she could host the event.” AFP

Michael Maloney‘s biography of Emmy-winning “The Young and the Restless” creator William J. Bell goes on sale June 1: “For the first time fans will be able to discover the true stories behind the creation and growth of the most popular and iconic soap operas of all time, and they’ll learn about the man behind their favorite storylines. Filled with dramatic turns, dangerous risks, and an overall devotion to bringing life to the show, this biography will offer fans a backstage pass to the fascinating world of soaps!” AMAZON

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