News Nuggets: The Daytime Emmys will officially air on HLN

The Daytime Emmy Awards will air on HLN. From the press release: “‘The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), is very excited to announce that the 2012 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on HLN on Saturday, June 23, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California,’ said Malachy Wienges, Chairman of NATAS. ‘Working with the show’s producer, Gabriel Gornell of LocoDistro, we are preparing a new, fresh, creative show that will honor all the genres that make Daytime Television part of our daily lives. These shows include Daytime Dramas, Children’s and Animation Programming, Game Shows, Courtroom, Talk, Culinary, and the Morning Shows.'”

The US Postal Service honors legendary film directors: “Four extraordinary film directors — Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston and Billy Wilder — received a stamping ovation today with the issuance of the Great Film Directors First-Class Forever stamps. The dedication took place at the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center where some of their works were showcased. Available nationwide today, the stamps can be purchased online at, by calling 1-800-STAMP-24 (1-800-782-6724) or by visiting Post Offices.” USPS

Emma Stone will receive new “Trailblazer Award” at the MTV Movie Awards: “It’s gotta be the eyes. Emma Stone will receive MTV’s first Trailblazer Award at the network’s annual MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, June 3 … The new award was created to ‘call out actors beloved by the MTV audience who are carving out their own unique and diverse path within Hollywood,’ the network said. Stone has starred in a wide range of films, from comedy to drama, and next month takes on action in ‘Spidey.’ The 2012 MTV Movie Awards will be hosted by comedian Russell Brand.” EW.COM

Showtime makes its Emmy push: “The centerpiece of Showtime’s Emmy campaign efforts will be its ‘Best in Sho’ weekend, set for June 15-17, when it becomes the first pay cabler to offer free marathons of its Emmy hopefuls in collaboration with Time Warner Cable (in New York and L.A.) and DirecTV. ‘Homeland,’ ‘Shameless,’ ‘Dexter,’ ‘House of Lies,’ ‘Nurse Jackie,’ ‘The Big C,’ ‘The Borgias,’ ‘Weeds‘ and ‘Californication‘ will be available, along with such docus as ‘Rebirth.’ The season finales of ‘Nurse Jackie,’ ‘Big C’ and ‘Borgias’ will air as part of the free weekend on June 17.” VARIETY

Steve Jobs honored by Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and more at the Webby Awards: “Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, vice president Al Gore, U2 frontman Bono and more honored the memory of late Apple founder Steve Jobs Monday in New York City at the 16th annual Webby Awards. Called ‘the Oscars of the online world,’ the Webbys are intended to honor online excellence including websites, interactive advertising, online film, mobile apps and more. As a way of remembering one of the technology industry’s pioneers, a tribute video headlined by Obama, Clinton and Bono was introduced by another iconic figure — Richard Dreyfuss, the man who voiced the famous 90’s Apple advertising campaign, ‘The Crazy Ones.'” FOX NEWS

Tony-nominee Josh Young performs with the cast of “Jesus Christ Superstar” on “The View“: “The production, which originated at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival, is nominated for both Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Revival of a Musical. It is directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff and features Paul Nolan as Jesus Christ, Chilina Kennedy as Mary Magdalene, Tom Hewitt as Pontius Pilate, Bruce Dow as King Herod, Marcus Nance as Caiaphas, and Aaron Walpole as Annas.” THEATER MANIA

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