News Nuggets: Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson still treated like she is ‘on the D-list’

In a candid new interview, actress Taraji P. Henson says that her 2008 Oscar nomination for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” has not helped her career. Even though she has over 50 film and TV credits, Henson says, “I have every accolade that is required of an A-list actor, but I’m treated like I’m on the D-list. I’m still being considered with actresses who haven’t done half the stuff I’ve achieved.” She lost at the Academy Awards as Best Supporting Actress to Penelope Cruz (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”) and then went on to star for three seasons on the CBS drama “Person of Interest.” The Wrap

Saturday Night Live” is making a major change on their “Weekend Update” anchor team. Comedian Michael Che (“Daily Show with Jon Stewart“) is replacing cast member Cecily Strong. He will co-anchor with head writer Colin Jost, who replaced Seth Meyers earlier this year. Strong will still remain as a full-time member of the ensemble. The 40th season premieres on September 27 with Chris Pratt and Ariana Grande. Huffington Post

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In remembrance of 9/11, former Television Academy chairman/CEO Bryce Zabal writes about his experience with the Emmy Awards in 2001. The ceremony was scheduled soon after, and he says the first thing they needed to do was “seek consensus” on whether the show would go on. New dates were proposed, but they also had to consider the tone of the event when it did finally happen. In the new piece, he provides seven lessons those Emmys offered in crisis management. Linkedin

Legendary singer and actress Barbra Streisand is making her first scheduled late night appearance in over 50 years. She will be a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” this Monday, September 15. She will be the only person on the show that night in what is billed “as a night of talk, comedy and performance.” It is timed to promote her new album “Partners.” TV Guide

The recent stage revival for “Of Mice and Men” will arrive in movie theaters this November. Starring Tony nominee Chris O’Dowd and James Franco, the production was a big hit on Broadway in the spring. The production is directed by Anna D. Shapiro and will screen in more than 700 theaters in the United States and Canada. Variety

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Emmy-winning actor Dan Bucatinsky (“Scandal“) speaks out at a LGBT town hall meeting Wednesday night. Watch the video where he discusses “his own misgivings about coming out professionally and how he finally made the decision to take the big step.” The meeting followed the release of a new SAG-AFTRA survey which determined several new statistics about its LGBT members. Deadline

Six-time Emmy nominee Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men“) will lead the cast of a Broadway revival for the play “The Heidi Chronicles.” Written by the late Wendy Wasserstein, the play is about an art historian looking back on romances and regrets in her life. The new version debuts in February and co-stars Jason Biggs (“Orange is the New Black“) and Bryce Pinkham (“Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”). The original version won the Tony Award and Pulitzer Price for Best Play in 1988. New York Times

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