69 Emmy Night

Handmaid Tale

What an exciting night for TV!  It was Emmy’s 69th award show. Did your favorite win? Did you know it was on Sunday night? It celebrates the best shows and the actors who portray different memorable characters.

The top winners were “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu) was crowned best TV drama on Sunday at the Emmy Awards, it also won for writing and directing while earning Elisabeth Moss the best actress and Ann Dowd the best drama supporting actress award.

Saturday Night Live also won Emmys. Kate McKinnon played Hilary Clinton for Best supporting actress in a comedy. So, did Alec Baldwin for Best supporting actor in a comedy.

Baldwin spoke directly to Trump, who has complained in the past that he was cheated out of a trophy for hosting “Celebrity Apprentice”: “I suppose I should say, ‘At long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy.'”

Melissa McCarthy was honored at last weekend’s creative arts Emmys as the best guest actress for her “SNL” work, including portraying Sean Spicer. The former White House press secretary made a surprise Emmys appearance, wheeling in his own podium.

lena Waithe

Master of None’s Lena Waithe delivered an emphatic and empowering message to her “LGBTQIA family” after winning the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series with the show’s co-creator, Aziz Ansari.  The win notably made Waithe the first black woman to win the Emmy for Best Writing in a Comedy Series.

Donald Glover the first black person to win an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.

HBO’s Big Little Lies, which ended up winning five awards in total over the course of the evening, including Outstanding Limited Series.

Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, and Lily Tomlin reunite on stage to celebrate 37 years ago their film 9 to 5 and the TV series “Nine to five” 1982 – 1988. They compare their boss from the movie to be “a sexist, egotist, lying hypocritical bigot,” to President Trump.

Hollywood enough with the Trump Bashing, the reason why the Emmy rating was low, because celebrities keep bashing the president and it’s a turn-off, the TV audience will turn you off. Be professional actors and entertain us. This go for other awards shows too. Be professional accept your award and be grateful that you won. Let Alec Baldwin host the Emmy next time.

RuPaul makes a great Emmy while being interview by Stephen Colbert.

Oh, by the way, the creative arts award was on Saturday night, the night before the Emmys. They showcase the behind the scenes of TV shows and their creativity putting a show together, and they also won too.

They should do this to for the Oscars too, to showcase their creative side and be recognized for what they do or add more categories.

Robin

The Winners 

 

Notes:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/emmys/veep-and-the-handmaids-tale-win-top-emmy-award-prizes/ar-AAs6zgO

https://www.avclub.com/here-are-the-winners-of-the-69th-emmy-awards-1818494365 

 

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/17/16323004/emmys-2017-winners-the-handmaids-tale-big-little-lies

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The Emmy Winners

Outstanding Drama Series

The Handmaid’s Tale

 

Outstanding Comedy Series

Veep

 

Outstanding Limited Series

Big Little Lies

 

Outstanding Television Movie

Black Mirror: San Junipero

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Donald Glover (Atlanta)

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series

Riz Ahmed (The Night Of)

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series

Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama

John Lithgow (The Crown)

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama

Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live)

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies)

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)

 

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

 

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

Saturday Night Live

 

Outstanding Reality Competition

The Voice

 

 

Outstanding Directing in a Drama

The Handmaid’s Tale

 

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy

Atlanta

 

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Movie

Big Little Lies

 

Outstanding Directing for a Variety or Sketch Series

Saturday Night Live

 

 

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

The Handmaid’s Tale

 

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Master of None

 

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Movie

Black Mirror

 

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Selena Gomez is Fine

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Selena Gomez is feeling just fine; she underwent surgery to receive a kidney from her best friend Raisa, she’s a star from “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”

According, to Selena Gomez, when she was being interviewed on the Ellen DeGeneres show back in 2015, she said: “It’s an autoimmune disease, which means it is the result of the immune system attacking normal tissue.”

What Is Lupus? The immune system is designed to attack foreign substances in the body. If you have lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, and it attacks healthy cells and tissues. This can damage many parts of the body such as the:  Joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels, brain.

Raisa met Selena back in 2007 when they were a part of a group of Disney and ABC Family, and they started to visit the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.

“I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life but changed mine in the process,” Raisa said. “This was part of our story, and we will share it soon, but what is important now is that this is not the only story.”

“There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa,” said Gomez. “She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much, sis.”

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Note

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/15/entertainment/francia-raisa-selena-gomez/index.html 

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ritarubin/2017/09/15/selena-gomez-brings-attention-to-organ-donor-need-and-fact-that-lupus-is-more-common-in-young-women/#1e5a1be575ee

America’s Got Talent: One More Week

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It was an exciting and emotional night on “America’s Got Talent.” Only five acts will go through and rest of the other acts new beginnings.

The AGT Judges Read Mean Tweets – America’s Got Talent 2017

Tyra Banks announced the fourth, fifth and six places and they were Colin Cloud, Diavolo, and Kechi.  America had to save only one of the acts, and they had thirty minutes to vote on the AGT app. If you haven’t voted. Download the app because the finals are next week on America Got Talent.

Christian Guardino, Merrick Hanna and Angelica Hale. It was intense Christian was a good singer and Merrick had fun flying and dancing like a robot. Angelica Hale was save. She has a great voice but it was excitement and sadness, Christian and Merrick gave her hug.

Howie Rocks The Boat with Diavolo – America’s Got Talent 2017 (Extra)

 

Next round was Mandy Harvey, Celine Tam and the Pompeyo Family. They were all great. Mandy Harvey was saved. Mandy was Simon’s golden buzzer. Next week is the final. So the other acts will be competitive to be the next America’s Got Talent winner.

The next round was Light Balance and In the Stairwell. Light Balance was fantastic, and this time everything works, and it was spectacular to see them to perform live.

Now the Dunkin Save results, Kechi was in fourth place, and she was safe. Now it was between Diavolvo and Colin Cloud and it was a three to one vote, so Diavolo wins this round.

Watch America’s Got Talent on Tuesday and Wednesday nights on NBC! Who is going to win? We will find out. Don’t forget to vote! Get the app in google play or iTunes store.

Get The APP!!

Notes

https://parade.com/601668/paulettecohn/americas-got-talent-who-were-the-final-five-artists-to-make-it-into-the-finals/

 

IT

Cast of IT 1

Did Stephen King frighten us? Did the movie “IT” scare you? Will you have nightmares? And what you going to wear for Halloween? A clown with a red a balloon? Walking slowing in the middle of the road and scaring children to drop their candy for you can grab the candy for yourself? That’s a good idea to do.

What inspires him to write IT? It was Trolls living underneath the bridge or sometimes tunnels. Logically, he came up with sewers drain and the plot was pure psychologically thriller. Even though the movie version was rated “R”, but it was intentionally for NC17, meaning more gruesome and other wilder scenes for the children can do very inappropriate things, that was in the book, not in the movie. They decided to stick to the movie and edit some of the scenes and make it appropriately for rated “R”, which makes sense.

The plot is seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine is about to face their worst nightmare — an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.

Even the book was terrified to read, the description in the book gave me nightmares. Here’s a tip: never fall asleep in the book that you selected to read and do a book report for high school. My sister scared me by popping a red balloon. Even scarier, she had on clown makeup on, it was her mascara bleeding from her face and it wasn’t Halloween.

Did you know the novel “It” won the British Fantasy Award in 1987, and received nominations for the Locus and World Fantasy Awards that same year? And it was a bestselling novel in 1986 too.

Wow, that’s impressive. The best way to learn English is to read a Stephen King novel. In 1966, King studied at the University of Maine, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and he was a certified English Teacher in high school. He found out the teacher pay was not good enough but his writing was selling and making more money than teaching.

The first chapter of the movie will be about the kids and the second chapter will be about the adults. The movie will come either in one or two years. Just read the book.

The movie itself was scary to watch and the language of the guys was a mouthful. There a few gruesome scenes not too many and a fatal fall. Did he survey? It’s scary and gruesome to watch. So go see it.

Lesson Plan:

Horror – Power Point Presentation (ppt)

Lesson Plan for Horror 2

Notes:

http://stephenking.com/library/novel/it_inspiration.html 

 

American Got Talent: Clairvoyant

Clairvoant

It was an incredible night, last night on America’s Got Talent. Since Hurricane Irma is coming this weekend, we might lose power. I hope not.  If we can get a cold front next week in the Carolinas, it could push Hurricane Irma away from us and no flooding too.

Anyway, Tyra Banks announced the bottom three and they were Evie Claire, Chase Goehring, and Eric Jones.  If you have America’s Got Talent app, just downloaded on your phone and vote for your favorite.

Buzzer Buddies

The first group was DaNell Daymon Greater Works, it’s a singing group choir, and they were fantastic. I feel it’s was church day on AGT. I like this church and comedian Preacher Lawson. Really? The executive producers put them together. Hallelujah! Preacher Lawson wins.

“I predict that you are the next comedic superstar!” We’ll see what happens at the finals, but I, for one, can’t wait to see Preacher’s next stand-up performance!” Howie Mandel said.

The next round was Yoli Mayor and Johnny Manuel; they were fantastic singers. Unfortunately, they were dismissed.  Johnny Manuel would get a second chance in the music business, and he has an incredible singing voice. Please, someone, give Johnny Manuel another chance in the music business. However, judge Simon Cowell made a strong point, saying, “You couldn’t have done any more, you walk out with your heads held high. Everyone is a winner in this round.” I like this Simon Cowell. He knows what music executives want, and performance acts to be performed on stage.

Then came Mike Yung and Darci Lynn. They were incredible performers and one won hearts of America. Eventually, Mike Yung went home, but he will make a record deal since he is in Hollywood. He has an amazing voice. Darci Lynn America’s favorite, her ventriloquist act was fantastic, and she’s an incredible singer and comedienne too. She was saved.

Billy and Emily England, and Sarah and Hero. Remember don’t throw your siblings while you are spinning around, that was incredible and shocking to the judges. The looks on the judges and the audiences who are watching them. I bet many people DVR it and watching it again in a loop.  The spinning is over for Billy and Emily, but they were great. Sarah and Hero were saved. Catch!

Doughnuts roll for the Dunkin’ save. Evie Claire was saved. So that means Eric Jones and Chase Goehring the bottom two and the judges must pick one who will go the Semi-finals. It was 3 to 1 the judges pick Chase Goehring.

So, we have your five finalists: Chase Goehring, Evie Claire, Darci Lynn, Preacher Lawson, and Sarah & Hero.

Did your favorite person go through to the finals? Let us know!

Notes

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/americas-got-talent/americas-got-talent-live-resul-65945.aspx

Unrecognizable Ross Lynch

Ross Lynch 2

Jeffrey Dahmer, known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, murdered and dismembered seventeen men and boys between 1978 and 1991. He would strip the bodies of flesh and store these parts in his fridge at home so he could consume them later. The public was so outraged, he stood trial behind a sheet of bullet-proof glass. On November 28th, 1994, Dahmer was beaten to death in prison by a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution.

My Friend Dahmer is adapted from the graphic novel by the killer’s real-life acquaintance Derf Backderf and features Disney star Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) as Dahmer.

Lynch told EW last month, “I play Jeffrey Dahmer around his high school years. (The film is about) how he became the serial killer that we know him to be. I was looking for a role that would somewhat be a challenge for me. I had done a lot of work with Disney, and sort of a younger demographic, and I was excited to do something that maybe people didn’t expect from me. And I had a really good time doing it.”

My Friend Dahmer is the movie and it will be released in the Fall of 2017

Here’s the trailer

Notes

http://crimeviral.com/2017/06/10-true-crime-films-201718-everyone-will-talking/