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Sid and Marty Krofft's creations surround them.
Sid and Marty Krofft's creations surround them. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

The 45th Daytime Emmy Awards will bestow lifetime achievement honors on two pairs of entertainment mainstays in "Days of Our Lives" actors Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes, and children's television producers Sid and Marty Krofft.

The Krofft brothers will be celebrated at the 45th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which takes place on Friday, April 27th, while the Hayes will be celebrated on Sunday at the 45th Daytime Emmy Awards. Both presentations will take place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes, who play Doug Williams and Julie Olson Williams on "Days of Our Lives," have been married in real life since 1974. Susan originated her character in 1968, while Bill came aboard in 1970. They were an early entertainment power couple, appearing together on the Jan. 12, 1976 cover of Time magazine — the only time daytime actors have appeared on the cover.

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Pictures are worth a thousand words. And sometimes a thousand laughs. 

Celebrities dug into their archives to jump on the #oldheadshotday trend starting Thursday, sharing fun throwback photos from early in their careers. 

On Instagram, Reese Witherspoon shared a snapshot of herself frozen in time as a 12-year-old with a top ponytail, cut-off jean overalls and parasol. 

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“The Simpsons” has reached another milestone. 

Sunday’s episode of Fox’s long-running animated series will be the 636th since the show’s 1989 debut. With it — titled “Forgive and Regret” — “The Simpsons” will surpass the record for the highest number of scripted episodes for any prime-time TV series, currently held by “Gunsmoke.” 

To celebrate the occasion, the show has created a special sequence where Maggie takes down Dodge City’s marshal, Matt Dillon, who is trying to defend the Western drama’s record. Fans of the cartoon know that the youngest Simpson can be pretty dangerous with a firearm and has experience shooting older men. 

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Amy Schumer feels pretty ... lousy. 

The comic actress was hospitalized for five days this week for a “horrible” kidney infection, she said Friday. As a result, she won’t being going to the London premiere of her new movie, “I Feel Pretty.” 

“I’m really disappointed selfishly to miss this trip because I love London and Europe in general and all the great people (food) there,” Schumer said, sharing the news and a complete-with-IVs selfie from the hospital on Instagram. “But I need to put my health first.”

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Chance the Rapper, left, has clarified earlier remarks regarding Kanye West, right, and deflected praise from Trump.
Chance the Rapper, left, has clarified earlier remarks regarding Kanye West, right, and deflected praise from Trump. (Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press, left; Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP; Seth Wenig / AP)

Chance the Rapper may be Team Kanye, but he's definitely not rooting for Trump.

The president name-checked Chance in a Friday morning tweet that also praised rapper Kanye West and Dr. Darrell Scott, saying that “they really get it.”

Chance responded to the tweet, writing, “Nah that aint it yo,” followed by a statement clarifying both his political beliefs and his defense of West.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, holds Prince Louis on Monday.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, holds Prince Louis on Monday. (John Stillwell / Associated Press)

The new son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is named Louis Arthur Charles, more formally referred to as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge, a moniker whose history weighs more than the baby. 

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles,” Kensington Palace announced Friday. 

While no official breakdown behind Prince Louis’ name was given, among other things it appears to acknowledge Lord Mountbatten, born Prince Louis of Battenburg in 1900. A beloved mentor of Prince Charles, he was assassinated in 1979 by the Irish Republican Army. 

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Actors, our makeup, is naturally a bit more ‘Love me, love me, what can I do to get you to love me?’ and I think stand-ups have a natural makeup that is a bit more ‘… you for not loving me.’

ABBA — featuring Benny Andersson, left, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus — in 1974.
ABBA — featuring Benny Andersson, left, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus — in 1974. (Olle Lindeborg / Associated Press)

ABBA’s back, with two new songs for the first time since — well, since forever.  

“We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio” after working on a virtual tour together in 2016 and ’17, the band members said in a note on their website Friday.

“So we did. And it was like time had stood still and that we had one been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience!”

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In the midst of an administration that seems determined to make all news “weird news,” this week appears to have taken things to an entirely new level.

Seth Meyers dedicated Thursday night’s “A Closer Look” segment to exploring Trump’s turn of events, from the president’s Kanye West bromance to his “Fox & Friends” phone interview. 

“It’s genuinely disorienting how many crazy things are happening right now,” Meyers said. “Just yesterday, President Trump tweeted a thank you to Kanye West after Kanye tweeted that he and Trump ‘are both dragon energy.’

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Prince William, left, and Prince Harry arrive at the May 2017 wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews.
Prince William, left, and Prince Harry arrive at the May 2017 wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews. (Justin Tallis / Associated Press via pool)

When it comes to picking a best man, Prince Harry is returning a favor: He hit up his big brother. 

“Prince Harry has asked his brother The Duke of Cambridge to be his Best Man at his wedding to Ms. Meghan Markle,” Kensington Palace tweeted Thursday. 

Prince William, of course, chose Harry to do the job when he and then-Kate Middleton said their vows at Westminster Abbey. For little bro’s wedding, set for May 19, the venue will be the more intimate St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, which holds about 800 people.