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Police responded to reports of a shooting on Friday night, hours before the venue was to host the 39th annual ceremony.
A man and a woman have been found dead at the Beverly Hilton hotel in an apparent murder-suicide, the Associated Press reports.
No further details were provided. The bodies were taken to the LA Coroner's office on Saturday morning.Police responded to reports of a shooting late Friday night, and discovered the two victims -- described as "elderly" -- dead from gunshot wounds in their hotel room, said the AP, citing Beverly Hills police Lt.Mark Rosen.
Later in the day, the Beverly Hilton is hosting the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, slated to air at 8 p.m. on HLN.
Police did not comment on whether there was a connection between the deaths and the awards ceremony.
In February, the Beverly Hilton made headlines whenWhitney Houstonwas found drowned in the bathtub of her hotel room, hours before she was to make an appearance at music mogulClive Davis' pre-Grammy party at the venue.
Nancy Lee Grahn will not be attending the ceremony because of a prior commitment but she will be live tweeting her reactions.
I know this is harsh, but if she cannot be bothered to show up to the ceremony where (a) her peers are honouring her work, and (b) to support the industry that has provided her a steady paycheck for almost 30 years, then I do not care what her live tweeted reactions are.
Grahn made a prior commitment for charity. I do believe the Emmy date was never set until around the time the nominations were announced. It would of been in poor taste to cancel a charity appearance for an award show to be honest.
And speaking of no shows, Susan Flannery (slated to present), and nominees Genie Francis and Debbi Morgan won't be attending. Flannery broke her foot on set, Francis is on vacation, and Morgan will be seeing Blair Underwood on Broadway. Freak accidents and prior commitments due to the fact of uncertainty, is the name of the game I guess. Oh well.
I haven't been this excited for the Daytime Emmys in years. I'm glad they're finally on a network that actually seems to want them. And I'm excited to see the winners; It could be really emotional if AMC, Regis Philbin and Erika Slezak get farewell Emmys. I guess we'll see if the voters are really that sentimental.
I must also add that I am VERY impressed with Headline News and their handling of the Daytime Emmys. They have had Showbiz Tonight doing an Emmy preview earlier today with interviews with a lot of the nominees. Plus a red carpet show.
I am so thankful the Las Vegas nightmare is behind us.