Angela Lansbury, the Queen of the Tony Awards, is now officially a dame courtesy of the Queen of England. In a ceremony Tuesday at Windsor Castle, she received the title of Dame Commander. Lansbury has won five Tonys in her long career on Broadway. In November, she received an honorary Academy Award after three previous Oscar nominations. Her work on television has brought her 18 nods (mostly for her regular work "Murder, She Wrote") but no wins yet. At age 88, she is currently appearing on the London stage in "Blithe Spirit." Broadway World.
Renowned daytime TV journalists Nelson Branco (Soaps Uncensored) and Michael Fairman (MichaelFairmanSoaps) chat, kvetch, bitch and giggle with Gold Derby editor Tom O'Neil about the state of the 2014 Daytime Emmys. Will the show go on? Will the nominations -- to be unveiled on May 1 -- be fair?
In a video chat with Gold Derby, he admitted, "I was kind of hoping you would have some insight for me. I don't know anything yet. Beau (Willimon) and that whole staff keep everything really tight to the chest."
If I recommend a grim drama about the cat-and-mouse hunt for a serial killer featuring a pair of remarkable male leads, you'd probably think I'm talking about "True Detective," which means you're probably not watching "Hannibal" and I think you should be. This means you, TV academy.
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With only seven contestants left, the race for who'll be the next "American Idol" is really starting to heat up. And, according to Gold Derby's racetrack odds, three singers are frontrunners to win Season 13, two are in with a chance and another two definitely won't be claiming the title.
Let's analyze the current odds of each of the remaining Top 7 contestants, from first to worst:
Meryl Davis has been a favorite of judges throughout season 18 of "Dancing With the Stars," but during Monday's "Disney Night" her rival James Maslow threw down the gauntlet, achieving a feat even Davis hasn't accomplished: a perfect score.
Following the playoff nights from his opposing coaches -- Adam Levine, Shakira, and Blake Shelton -- Usher's team did not have a great hour. Not one of his finalists was as good as any of the other performers from previous shows.
After rapturous reviews for the first season of "Orphan Black" in 2013, star Tatiana Maslany discusses the risks of a daunting second season, which debuts this Saturday on BBC America. She said they filmed the first episodes from last year wondering if anybody would even watch. Now with such huge expectations from rabid followers, she added, "We take the risks with the knowledge that people have an investment in these characters, and they'll feel upset or they'll feel excited and their reaction is so visceral and so present." Her interview with Dalton Ross also includes her thoughts on the many clones she portrays, understanding the complex scripts, and what will be better about the second season. Entertainment Weekly.
Does Michael Kelly still have a job on "House of Cards" after last seen left for dead in the season two finale? That's what we'll ask him when he joins our live chat Wednesday, April 16, at 9:00 a.m. PT/ 12:00 p.m. ET on Gold Derby's home page.
Earliest Oscars Predictions Ever
Our Oscarologists are busy updating their predictions as they see more and more contenders. Make your early picks now -- click here -- and change them later as the derby heats up.