The Japanese American National Museum has a new president and chief executive -- officially.
Ann Burroughs, who has served as interim president and CEO since June 2016 and also chairs the board of Amnesty International USA, has stepped into the role of museum chief permanently, the board of trustees announced.
Board chairman Norman Y. Mineta said Burroughs had earned the “respect and admiration” of the staff and supporters of the museum, located in Little Tokyo. “She has helped articulate a vision for the museum that has resonated deeply with me, my fellow trustees and our governors,” he said.
Center Theatre Group just got a little more Hollywood sparkle. The company announced Tuesday that NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt has joined its board of directors.
Greenblatt is a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer (“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”) and has been a big advocate of theater-related projects at NBC, including “The Sound of Music Live!” and “Hairspray Live!”
The addition of Greenblatt (also a Golden Globe-winning producer on “Six Feet Under”) to the board made sense as Center Theatre Group tries to highlight connections between the film and TV industries and live theater, artistic director Michael Ritchie said.
Discovery Communications held its annual advertising upfront in New York on Tuesday and announced the return of several beloved series.
"Trading Spaces," the TLC home-improvement reality series that ran from 2000 to 2008, is scheduled to return, as is Discovery's "Cash Cab," which aired from 2005 to 2012.
"TLC is back into home and property with 'Nate & Jeremiah by Design,' our new show helping distressed homeowners turn disasters into dream homes,” Nancy Daniels, TLC president and general manager, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to expand in this space, and what better way to do that than to bring back 'Trading Spaces,' the series that put property on the map."
Maks Chmerkovskiy's calf muscle injury is serious enough that it will sideline the "Dancing With the Stars" pro for weeks, his fiancée, Peta Murgatroyd, confirmed Monday night.
Chmerkovskiy, who is partnered this season with "Glee" alum Heather Morris, felt something go pop during a rehearsal last week, and it turned out to be serious. Pro Alan Bersten had to take over for him on Monday night's show and apparently will stay with Morris until Maks is back.
"It's going to take weeks to get better," Murgatroyd told "Access Hollywood" after the show. "He's having a surgery done ... then rehab starts after that."
Bill O'Reilly found a new enemy Tuesday morning in the form of California Rep. Maxine Waters' hair.
After spending extended time on Monday's episode of "The O'Reilly Factor" defending colleague Sean Hannity from Ted Koppel, O'Reilly stopped by "Fox & Friends," where he was asked about Waters' recent criticisms about President Trump.
O'Reilly was then shown a clip from Waters' speech on the House floor and responded, saying, "I didn't hear a word [Waters] said. I was looking at the James Brown wig. If we have a picture of James, it's the same wig."
The president of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino has stepped down after a tenure of less than two years, the museum’s board of trustees announced Tuesday.
Laura Skandera Trombley became the eighth president of the Huntington and the first woman to hold that position on July 1, 2015, following the retirement of Steven S. Koblik, who served as president since 2001.
The Huntington announcement said Trombley is leaving to work on a book-length study of Mark Twain. She is the most recent recipient of the Louis J. Budd Award for Twain scholarship, the Huntington said.
Sean Hannity provided a chaser to his Twitter rant against Ted Koppel on Monday night with a seven-minute segment on his Fox News show "Hannity," raging against what he deems "edited fake news."
The war of the words began after a "CBS News Sunday Morning" piece where Koppel hypothesized that the political divide in America is rooted in the extreme punditry now prevalent in the 24-hour news cycle.
Koppel interviewed Hannity for the segment, and when Hannity asked if he was bad for America, Koppel said, "Yeah."
Thanks, United Airlines. You just made us look at William Shatner in leggings.
Some folks on social media were up in arms over leggings on Sunday and Monday after activist and airline traveler Shannon Watts live-tweeted early Sunday morning that a United Airlines gate attendant wasn't allowing some tween-age girls to board a flight out of Denver because of their form-fitting attire.
After Patricia Arquette piped up against the decision, saying that it was discriminatory because not a lot of men wear leggings, Shatner offered himself up as a bright red exception to that rule.
In the weeks following the death of “his girls” — his mother, Debbie Reynolds, 84, died just a day after her 60-year-old daughter, Carrie Fisher, passed away in December — Todd Fisher devoted most of his time to organizing a public memorial for the Hollywood icons.
A private ceremony, held in January, was attended by dozens of celebrities, including Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow, George Lucas and Jamie Lee Curtis.
The public memorial on Saturday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Hollywood Hills was decidedly less star-studded, and those celebrities who did attend largely bypassed camera crews.