Tuesday, September 11, 2012

'Today' on NBC skips 9/11 tribute - Detroit Free Press

NBC was keeping up with the Kardashians on Tuesday. How about you?

At 8:46 a.m. Tuesday, the time when the first hijacked plane struck the World Trade Center 11 years ago, Savannah Guthrie, cohost of NBC's "Today," was chatting with Kim Kardashian's mother, Kris Jenner, about her breast implants. Jenner also discussed working out with a personal trainer and welcoming hip-hop star Kanye West into the family.

At the same time the Jenner interview was airing, President Barack Obama and the first lady Michele Obama led the nation in a moment of silence at the White House, and "Today" rivals "Good Morning America" and "CBS This Morning" joined them, along with CNN, the Fox News Channel and MSNBC.

WNBC, New York's NBC affiliate, opted away from the Jenner interview to mark the moment of silence, according to www.foxnews.com.

Stars lining up for Emmys

Seven-time nominee Louis C.K. ("Louie") and Ricky Gervais (creator of "The Office") are among the stars who will be handing out this year's Emmys, producers said Tuesday.

Other stars schedule to appear during the telecast include Ginnifer Goodwin ("Once Upon a Time"), Mindy Kaling (star and creator of the new Fox comedy "The Mindy Project"), Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") and Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation").

The Emmy Awards will air live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sept. 23. Jimmy Kimmel will host the show, which will air on ABC. ABC also announced Tuesday that Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer of "Good Morning America," Chris Harrison ("The Bachelor" host) and Clinton Kelly ("The Chew") will host "Emmys Red Carpet Live," which begins at 7 p.m.

'Golden Shoes' casting call

Producers from the movie "Golden Shoes" have announced a casting call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Pontiac's Ultimate Soccer Arena, 867 South Blvd.

Boys and girls ages 8 to 12 are being sought. Actors should bring an 8-by-10 photo of themselves.

The family-oriented film, starring John Rhys-Davies ("Lord of the Rings"), Eric Roberts ("The Dark Knight"), Vivica A. Fox ("Kill Bill Vol. 1"), Mary Wilson of the Supremes and Montel Williams,
is expected to shoot throughout Oakland County.

The screenplay is by Michigan's Lance Kawas, who also will direct the film. For more, go to www.goldenshoesmovie.com/casting-call.


• As a result of the death of officer Patrick O'Rourke of the West Bloomfield Police Department, Friday's Oakland County Community Run has been canceled, organizers said Tuesday. However, representatives from the Special Olympics Michigan Law Enforcement Torch Run clarified that the cancellation won't affect that event. The 750-mile, five-day relay run began Monday in Copper Harbor in the Upper Peninsula and ends Friday evening in Sterling Heights. For more, go to www.somi.org.

• WRIF-FM (101.1) announced Tuesday that its third annual Rocktoberfest event on Sept. 22 will feature Slash as master of ceremonies. The daylong event, running 1-11 p.m. at Taylor's Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee Road, will include a question-and-answer session with Slash, giveaways, food and beer, a tug-of-war competition with Downriver bartenders and more. Reps from WRIF say a $2 donation will be collected at the gate to benefit the nonprofit Penrickton Center for Blind Children. For more, go to www.wrif.com.

• William Shatner's one-man show, "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It," is scheduled to touch down at the Wharton Center in East Lansing on Jan. 24, representatives for Capt. Kirk said Tuesday. For more, go to www.shatnersworld.com.

• Tickets ($32.50-$35) for the Four Tops' Hits and the Holidays show scheduled for Dec. 13 at the Sound Board are now on sale, the MotorCity Casino Hotel announced Tuesday. For more, go to www.soundboarddetroit.com.


More Details: Fast takes

1. Jackson still with ‘Idol’

Although Fox hasn’t made an announcement yet, multiple outlets are reporting that Randy Jackson, the last original “American Idol” judge, will be with the show when its 12th season debuts in January. Former “Idol” judge Simon Cowell even tweeted Monday that he heard Jackson is coming back.

2. Carrie Ann single again

On March 31, 2011, accountant Jesse Sloan surprised “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba with an engagement ring while appearing on “Live! with Regis and Kelly.” Now Michael Strahan is Kelly Ripa’s “Live!” cohost and Inaba, 44, is single again, according to www.people.com.

3. ‘True Blood’ stars deliver

Anna Paquin, 30, left, and husband Stephen Moyer, 42, who star together on HBO’s “True Blood,” have welcomed twins, www.people.com reports. The couple’s two new babies were reportedly “born a few weeks early.” Moyer has two children from previous relationships.

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