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New film academy President John Bailey on diversifying Hollywood: 'I’ve been involved where it really counts'

Two days after he became president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, John Bailey celebrated his 75th birthday. He and his wife of 45 years, Oscar-nominated film editor Carol Littleton, enjoyed a late dinner together once she arrived home from work. The next day, Bailey presided over his first duty as president, the graduation of interns from the Academy Gold mentoring program.

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Wanda Sykes tackles the three Bs — 'black-ish,' bowling and 'The Bachelorette'

Despite getting nominated for an Emmy for an episode that centered on his election, Donald Trump is really starting to harsh Wanda Sykes’ mellow.

“It’s been rough. I’m trying to get into other things,” Sykes said of the seven months of the Trump administration during a recent visit to The Times’ video studio.

But it hasn’t been easy for the comedian, actress and writer.

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'This is Us' Sterling K. Brown learned the 'art of being cryptic' on the set of Marvel's 'The Black Panther'

Last year on television’s biggest night, Sterling K. Brown was accepting an Emmy for supporting actor in a limited series for his work on FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”

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'MasterChef Junior' reveals Gordon Ramsay's softer side — and so much more

Many great artists suffer for their work, and celebrity chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay is no exception.

The host of a bevy of Fox reality cooking shows, including “Hell’s Kitchen” and “MasterChef” spares no detail when recounting his most humiliating moment on-set during the filming of the sixth season of “MasterChef Junior” last spring.

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Finally Emmy eligible, these music supervisors know how to set the mood

When "The Sopranos” went black to the sound of Journey's classic rock anthem "Don't Stop Believin,'” it masterfully illustrated television's long-standing reliance on deftly placed songs to amplify emotions. This year for the first time, the people who pick those songs are being recognized for their contributions by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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How Lena Waithe's coming-out story inspired the 'Master of None' Thanksgiving episode

It was a moment Lena Waithe had little interest in sharing. Sure, as a writer, Waithe wanted to tell queer narratives. But a “coming out” story? Well, she wasn’t eager to revisit that chapter of her life. And she also felt like it had become a trope for every LGBTQ character.

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