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Rachel Platten Wins Emmy Award


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Rachel's performance of her hit Fight Song on U.S. breakfast programme Good Morning America garnered praise from voters at the Television Academy, and she was named the winner of the Best Musical Performance In A Talk Show/ Morning Program category during Friday's (29Apr16) Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Rachel beat out the likes of Adele, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson, Annie Lennox and Jeff Lynne's ELO, who were all up for the prize.

She took to Twitter after the win, and wrote, "Wow. Sooooo I just found out about i won an Emmy last night! And since I can't accept the Emmy in person - here's a humongous thank you to @MonicaEscobedo & @GMA for the incredible Inspiration & belief."

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Daytime Creative Emmy Awards Press Room 2016

Patricia Heaton - 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2016 held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites - Press Room at Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Emmy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 29th April 2016

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Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2016

Patricia Heaton - 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2016 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites - Arrivals at Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Emmy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 29th April 2016

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'Everybody Loves Raymond' Star Doris Roberts Dies Aged 90


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Doris Roberts, the actress best known for playing Marie Barone in sitcom ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ has died aged 90. Roberts' death was first announced by TMZ on Monday (April 18th), with the site reporting the actress had died on Sunday at her home in Los Angeles.

Doris RobertsDoris Roberts has died aged 90.

In a statement to People magazine, Roberts’ 'Everybody Loves Raymond' co-star Ray Romano said: “Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me. She never stopped.  Whether working professionally or with her many charities, or just nurturing and mentoring a young, green comic trying to make it as an actor, she did it all with such a grand love for life and people and I will miss her dearly.”

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Disney/ABC Winter TCA Tour - Arrivals

Patricia Heaton - Disney/ABC Winter TCA Tour held at the Langham Huntington Hotel - Arrivals at The Langham Huntington Hotel, Disney - Pasadena, California, United States - Saturday 9th January 2016

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Disney/ABC Winter TCA Tour

Patricia Heaton - Disney/ABC Winter TCA Tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel - Arrivals at Langham Hotel - Pasadena, CA, Disney - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 10th January 2016

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Everybody Loves Raymond Getting Indian Remake


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The comedy ran for nine seasons from 1996 and starred Romano as a whiny sportswriter living with his family in Long Island, New York.

The show, which also starred Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Doris Roberts and Peter Boyle, wrapped in 2005, but now bosses at Indian entertainment channel Star Plus have acquired the rights to remake the series for a new generation of fans.

Steve Skrovan, one of the original writers on Everybody Loves Raymond, has agreed to work closely with his Hindi counterparts to adapt the programme, renamed Sumit Sambhal Lega, for local viewers.

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14th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball - Arrivals

Patricia Heaton - 14th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball held at a Private Residence - Arrivals at Private Residence, Chrysalis Butterfly Ball - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 7th June 2015

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Patricia Heaton Pays Tribute To Tragic Everybody Loves Raymond Co-star


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The former child star died of a suspected suicide in Texas, aged 19.

He is best known for playing Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton's onscreen son Geoffrey alongside his twin brother Sullivan in the sitcom.

Heaton paid tribute to the tragic teenager on Twitter.com, writing, "Sawyer Sweeten was a funny and exceptionally bright young man. He is gone from us far too soon."

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Laura Marano Cast In A Sort Of Homecoming


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Laura Marano has signed on to star in 'A Sort of Homecoming'.

The 18-year-old actress currently appears in Disney series 'Austin and Alley' where she plays a shy songwriter, and she is set to take on a similar character in the upcoming indie-comedy, according to Variety.com.

The film will follow a successful yet withdrawn news producer who has problems with confidence because of a high school national debate tournament she took part in, and Marano will portray the producer during her teenage life in a story of love loss and friendship.

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The Boss? Kelsey Grammer And His Post-Frasier Nightmare


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The cancellation of Kelsey Grammer's Starz political drama Boss comes as no real surprise. Though the series showed huge promise early on and Grammer demonstrated his undeniable acting talent, it never had the numbers to support the critical praise. According to the Los Angeles Times, its premiere brought in 659,000, though the second season averaged under 580,000. The numbers were underwhelming and - unfortunately for Grammer - the powers that be in U.S. television do not like underwhelming.

Of course, Grammer knows everything there is to know about the cut-throat business. It makes the Hollywood movie industry look positively welcoming. If your show doesn't pull in the numbers, then its goodnight Vienna. There has been the odd exception, with television executives keeping faith with the likes of The Wire, HBO's drama that received poor Nielsen ratings though is now considered to be the greatest television show of all time. Grammer's Boss actually shared similarities with David Simon's series - corrupt politics and financial malpractice - though it wasn't The Wire, it definitely wasn't The Wire. The Starz network said in a statement, "After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to not proceed with Boss.We remain proud of this award-winning show, its exceptional cast and writers, and are grateful to Kelsey Grammer, [creator] Farhad Safinia and our partners at Lionsgate TV."

As mentioned, Grammer knows the ways of American television all too well and the latest cancellation won't have surprised him. Since his multi-award winning magnum opus Frasier came to an end in 2004, the actor has worked hard to find his next major project, though he's still waiting. In 2007, he signed on to star opposite Patricia Heaton in Back To You, a sitcom based on the squabbling anchors of a news program. It was cancelled after one season.

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Patricia Heaton Sorry For Defending Rush Limbaugh


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Patricia Heaton has publicly apologised for defending Rush Limbaugh's controversial comments about a Georgetown law student.

The 'Middle' actress - who is best known for playing Ray Romano's wife in 'Everybody Loves Raymond' - originally defend the political commentator after he called Sandra Fluke a ''sl*t'' following her Congressional testimony about her university's refusal to discuss contraception in its health care plan.

In a series of messages - which have now been deleted - Patricia posted on her twitter account, she wrote: ''Hey G-Town Gal: turn your underwear inside out! Then u only have to do laundry every 2 weeks - saves on detergent & trips to laundromat! ...Plz let us also pay for your Starbucks, movie theater tickets, and your favourite hot wings combo deal at KFC! Anything else?

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Heaton's Saucy Photo Shock


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Patricia Heaton was mortified when a sexy photoshoot for a photographer friend's portfolio ended up on the internet.


Heaton was stunned when a fan asked for an autograph on one of the images, which featured the actress wearing lingerie.


The 50-year-old star says, "I did some photos for my make-up artist and a photographer for their portfolio - like beauty shots. And because of the internet - people can hack into it - they get out. It got out."


But Heaton looked so good in the snaps, even her own attorney refused to believe it was really her body.

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Fox Censors Emmys; Canada Does Not


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Fox's censors were never asleep at the switch during Sunday night's Emmys telecast, which aired with a 5-second time delay. Launching into a denunciation of the war in Iraq and noting that her character on Brothers and Sisters is the mother of a young man heading off to war, Fields said, "Let's face it, if the mothers ruled the world, there would be no God-damned wars in the first place." Her remarks were cut off after the word "God" Critic Doug Elfman in the Chicago Sun-Times commented that "the Emmys were so boring, the only fun part was seeing Sally Fields and Katherine Heigl say dirty words and Ray Romano say a synonym of one. But Fox censored each outburst, killing the only rare moments of true personality." (Heigl was seen uttering "the S-word" after the announcement that she had won the award for best supporting actress in a drama, and Romano used a variation of "the F-word" when he commented on his former TV wife Patricia Heaton taking up with Back to You costar Kelsey Grammer.)


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Amazing Grace Review


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For a film with all the stylistic panache of a BBC period yawner and all the moral ambiguity of an after-school special, Amazing Grace is a surprisingly entertaining political drama. It tells the story of famed British abolitionist William Wilberforce's struggle to end the slave trade in England. Its high-minded earnestness and longsuffering main character will remind movie buffs of another cinematic treatment of British history, A Man for All Seasons, but it's another similarity shared by these two films that sets Amazing Grace apart from all but a few mainstream movies being made today. Amazing Grace, like A Man for All Seasons, is a serious film about religious conviction and the power of individual believers to effect change in a world in need of redemption.

Make no mistake: Amazing Grace is not a complex movie. The good guys are good and the bad guys aren't so much bad as they are yet to become good. Such a simple and optimistic moral vision may seem antiquated to some, but Amazing Grace doesn't apologize for its old-fashioned piety. As the action starts, Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) undergoes a religious conversion. His long-abandoned childhood faith has once again stirred his heart and moved him to commit to doing whatever he can to improve the world. Already a member of Parliament, he asks several of his friends -- including the clergyman John Newton (Albert Finney), who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace" -- if he should continue his political career or move on to a more spiritual pursuit. At all of his friends' urging, Wilberforce chooses politics and not long after takes an unpopular stand on the issue that will dominate his political career thereafter: the slave trade.

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